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Passing The Gavel For 2019

Outgoing Chamber president Shanna Cahalane, Vice President and Director of Marketing at Reading Cooperative Bank, passes the gavel to 2019 incoming Chamber President Francine Coughlin, Founder and President of Bark n’ Roll of North Reading, MA. As outgoing President, Shanna will remain on the Chamber Executive Board for 2019 and will continue to support the Chamber.  […]

Reading & North Reading Annual Holiday Tree Lightings A Great Success

The Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce sponsored the 27th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival in Reading and the 13thAnnual Holiday Tree Lighting in North Reading on Sunday, November 25, 2018. This year’s family-friendly entertainment included photos with Santa, tractor, trolley and horse-drawn hay rides, strolling characters, bounce houses, Jenny the Juggler, a direct feed of the […]

Snow ByLaw Repealed In North Reading

North Reading Town Meeting Success!   The Chamber has Successfully Repealed the Snow Bylaw   Partnering with Chamber Members and business owners, the Chamber has focused on the North Reading Snow Bylaw, which requires businesses to clear the snow in front of their businesses within 24 hours of a storm. We presented at two Selectmen […]

Reading Split Tax Rate Vote Imminent – Your Action Needed

The upcoming vote for a proposed split tax rate in Reading will have a major impact on our business community.  The Reading tax classification vote takes place Tuesday, October 16th at 7 pm in the Town Hall.  Because of the low density of businesses in Reading, the proposed split tax rate will dramatically impact the […]

Plastic Bag Ban Effective in September

  Effective September 10, 2018, new restrictions will be in place regarding single-use plastic bags in the Town of Reading. See the Frequently Asked Questions for details.

2018 North Reading Town Day A Smashing Success

Over 70 vendors, organizations, restaurants and businesses participated in our Second Annual North Reading Town Day on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Visitor estimates ranged from 3,000 to as many as 10,000! A free, family-friendly event, visitors enjoyed musical entertainment, pony rides, an inflatable obstacle course, games and and performances from many area schools, as well […]

Great Day On The Links! 2018 Golf Tournament

Winning Foursome from left to right (Riley Wetmore, Mike Hennessy, Damon Lusk and Carl Branson) With perfect weather a payback for last year’s pouring rain, this year’s Reading-North Reading Golf Tournament was a giant success. 70 golfers enjoyed a great day on the links under bright blue skies, followed by a hearty luncheon. A variety […]

Chamber Executive Director Trending in Boston Magazine!

Our own Lisa Egan in Boston Magazine’s new restaurant launch feature! Trending … (see photo #6)

Fitness Within Training Local Athlete to Row on Team USA in World Championship

Congratulations to North Reading resident Vanessa Bowman who will row on Team USA at the upcoming Dragon Boat World Championship in China. Bowman, a North Reading resident, competed in her first dragon boating race in 2015. Less than two years later, the 47-year-old will be proudly rowing for Team USA in Kunming, China, this October. Bowman […]

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