The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, private organization that provides:
- A forum and resources for business people to experience individual and collective growth
- Education through Seminars, Breakfasts and the Small Business Development Center from Clark University
- Legislative Advocacy and Economic Development that will ultimately result in cohesive regional success through the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership
This Chamber has been serving the community since 1924. We work side by side with public officials, business people and citizens to make the region a better place to live, work and play.
In 1965 the Chamber donated the tower on the Union Common, which houses the John Brown Bell. In 1999, to celebrate the Chamber’s 75th Anniversary, the Chamber donated funds to construct a gazebo in front of the Walker Building as a symbol of our continuing commitment to the local community.
We have created the Marlborough Regional Community Foundation, Inc. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, it is legally empowered to collect tax-exempt contributions and disburse the funds in support of non-profit community activities.
Officers and directors of the Foundation are drawn from the membership of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation is a community resource for business and civic organizations in the areas of fundraising, education, and business and economic development.
The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to grow steadily and represents more the 650 business members. Our growth has been accomplished through quality.
The Chamber’s many committees and task forces work diligently to address city and state legislative issues. The School/Business Partnership Committee presents at least $2000 ($5000 in 2009) in scholarships to graduating seniors as one major part of their initiatives annually. Learn more about the Scholarships.
You will realize that by combining the strength of our members with local and state government we have taken advantage of our geographic location. This makes the Marlborough region one of the most dynamic economic growth areas of the state and New England, further exemplifying the Chamber’s motto:
Working Together Works Better!
Our mission is to promote and advocate for our members’ business and civic interests and to collaborate with the communities for the overall economic benefit of the region. Are You Connected?
Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and acts as a salesperson for ideas, working in concert with other organizations and government to make the community a better place to work and live. The Chamber has been an active participant in recent public discussions about issues such as highway and rail transportation, car pool incentives, the regional shopping mall, and commercial and personal property tax rate.
We are pleased to report that our active participation in improving transportation in this area is now paying off. The new Route I-495 connector – exit 23C – and the Lift 7 bus service are just two of the recent improvements that will greatly enhance ease of travel locally and make our area more people-friendly and business-friendly. With our encouragement, new businesses continue to arrive and flourish, and the new addition at the U Mass Memorial Marlborough Hospital will further add to what our community can offer.