Located in Massachusetts and looking for networking events to attend this month to kick off the start of 2023 and begin to build those business relationships?
Check out these events that are happening throughout the state, broken down by region of the state and week.
To grow your business, you need to grow your network. This workshop — hosted by Cape Community Development Partnership and held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 12 pm EST — will provide you with the practical tools that you can use to expand your sphere of influence and grow your business. Participants will leave this workshop with specific tools that they can use to plan, execute and follow up on their next networking opportunity.
Join the Eastham Chamber of Commerce for their Business After Hours on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm at Mid-Cape Home Centers in Orleans. Catch up with some friends, find out what is happening with other area businesses, taste some incredible appetizers, drink some wine, and possibly win an awesome door prize.
How do you keep track of your business income and expenses?
QuickBooks Online by Intuit is a cloud based financial management software designed to slash the time you spend managing your business finances.
This workshop — hosted by Cape Community Development Partnership and held on January 12, January 19, and January 26, 2023 at 9 am EST — is a good opportunity for businesses who have never used QuickBooks to get an introduction to how it works and for businesses who have used QuickBooks to ask questions and better understand the record keeping process. The class is available to all levels, even if you are using another method or program. Come see if Quickbooks Online is right for you.
Join SCORE Cape Cod & The Islands for their virtual workshop, Effective Websites Get Desired Results, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9 am EST. During this webinar, they will explore a step-by-step process for creating an effective website by:
This will be an insightful workshop for all who are looking to learn more.
The Business Accelerator is a free, one-year program that will start on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST.
Do you have a favorite recipe you would like to market? You know that every state has their own rules that you’ll need to follow. Where should you begin?
Join Kim Concra, Nutrition and Food Safety Specialist with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and Cape Community Development Partnership in a free interactive discussion over Zoom on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm of some of the basics of bringing your food product to market and where to find further assistance as you start your journey.
Every year, the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce hosts an Economic Forecast where attendees can meet specialists that will inform them on trends that will be impacting businesses in the future as well as upcoming opportunities and obstacles in the coming year.
Join them on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 8 am EST at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cape Cod – Hyannis in Hyannis.
The Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Meeting and Networking Event on Thursday, January 26, 2023 5 pm – 7 pm EST at the Hampton Inn Cape Cod Canal in Bourne.
Come and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while learning about the Chamber and meet colleagues from all the area. Highlights include State of the Chamber remarks by Marie Oliva, President & CEO, Ambassador of the Year, door prizes, and election of new directors to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Networking AM event on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 8:30 am EST at Certissima Technologies in Burlington.
The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at Specialty Sandwich Company in Holden on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm EST.
Ready to make 2023 your best year yet? Join the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce and Dennis Charles on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12 pm EST to learn how to envision and plan for an amazing 2023 for your career/business.
The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Women in Business Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12 pm EST at The Groton Inn in Groton. Join them for a delicious hot buffet lunch and a great opportunity to network with fellow women leaders.
Do you want to learn how to get reimbursed for your company’s training and development investment? By leveraging Massachusetts Workforce Training Grant funds, you can provide high-quality, low to no-cost workforce training and development to help drive growth and improve employee engagement and retention.
Marlborough Chamber of Commerce will be hosting this informative workshop via Zoom on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 2 pm EST.
The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Chamber Chat at McDonald’s in Holden on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10 am EST.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted economies and businesses, changing the landscape for employers, and HR strategies are becoming even more critical.
Join the Charles River Regional Chamber of Commerce and Insource for this virtual event on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 1 pm EST as they provide expert HR insights to discuss the challenges employers face, strategies/best practices for addressing them, and the compliance considerations you should consider.
Join the Tri-County Regional Chamber and Jessie Dillon, owner of & lead cosmetic tattoo artist at The Glow Factory in Medway, for Leads & Lunch: How to Reach & WOW Your Ideal Audience on Instagram on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:30 am EST at Lowell’s Restaurant in Mendon.
During this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively use Instagram to grow your business.
The Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Business Forward Females (BFF) Networking Lunch with Boston Sportscaster Jayme Parker at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:30 am EST.
The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Chamber Chat at Holden Senior Center in Holden on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 7:30 am EST.
Join the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, Nashoba Valley Chamber, and Northeast Association of Realtors (NEAR) for networking fun and delicious appetizers on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Burtons Grill & Bar in Westford at 4 pm EST. There will be a cash bar available.
Be sure to bring a canned good to benefit the Merrimack Valley Food Bank as well.
The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Networking PM event on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 5 pm EST at Rosa Mexicano in Burlington.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at Skybokx 109 Sports Bar & Grill in Natick on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm EST.
Join the Woburn Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 for their Tailgating Network Party from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm EST at Emblem 120 in Woburn for some great networking and to hear former Patriot, Steve “Nellie” Nelson speak and sign some autographs.
Join the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce for their networking event on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 5:30 pm EST, hosted by Nancy Rigby of Schooley Mitchell.
Connect with other local professionals at Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connection networking event on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 8:30 am EST at Monarch Stones in North Reading. All attendees will have the chance to introduce themselves and will be emailed the guest list and attendee contact information.
Millennials and Generation Z are the largest generations in the workforce and often are a source of tension among experienced leaders and managers. Dramatically improve the managing, recruiting, retention, and engagement of your next-generation workforce by paving the way for a collaborative corporate culture. Get your next generational team more engaged by understanding their values, behaviors, motivators, and expectations through this interactive virtual workshop with the Charles River Regional Chamber of Commerce andMark Altman of MindSetGo on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12 pm EST.
The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Lunch and Learn event on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12 pm EST at Wegmans in Burlington. Steve Shaw, Financial Planner from Baystate Financial will help you understand that your Social Security is a key part of your long-term financial and retirement planning. This workshop covers Social Security eligibility, the different filing options available, and other key considerations for how your Social Security works.
As a business owner, one of the biggest challenges you may face is determining your unemployment taxes and whether or not you can protest charges. Join the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce and Rapid Response Coordinators on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12 pm EST as they discuss this topic.
The Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Mix & Bowl on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6 pm EST at Wamesit Lanes in Tewksbury. Sign up as a team or as an individual.
Are you looking to make new business connections? Attend the Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Speed Networking for Business on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7:15 am EST at DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough. Their program format will make it easy for you to promote your business and accelerate the business contacts you will make in a short amount of time.
Come prepared to give your best one-minute introduction about you and your business and bring plenty of business cards to distribute to the people you will meet.
Join the Lexington Chamber of Commerce for a networking event on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6 pm EST with an update on legal issues facing businesses.
AMA Boston will be getting together for a fun networking event on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 6 pm EST at Rail Trail Flatbread Co. in Hudson.
This is a low-maintenance, high-energy event that mixes business with pleasure. Join them for networking, conversation, and laughs. Develop new relationships with people who might be able to help you on the job and in your career. There’s no agenda. No pressure. No admission fee.
The Neponset River Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Connections at Work event on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 12 pm EST at Davio’s in Foxboro.
The Connect 24 Business Alliance will be hosting their Dynamic Women Speak event on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12 pm EST at the Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton. During this one-hour event, the group will share ideas, thoughts, and recommendations to cultivate positive and encouraging support for women.
Join the Quincy Chamber of Commerce at Sly Fox Tavern in Quincy on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm EST for an opportunity to expand your business market and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere.
The Connect 24 Business Alliance will be hosting their January Business Before Hours Networking on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 8 am EST at the Old Colony YMCA in Stoughton. Join other C24BA members and local business owners for fun in-person networking.
Join the Connect 24 Business Alliance for their Annual Dinner & Installation of the 2023 Board of Directors at Lombardo’s in Randolph on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6 pm EST at Lombardo’s in Randolph.
The Revere Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their How to Attract & Retain Great Employees Workshop on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 6:30 pm EST.
The Neponset River Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 2023 Annual Meeting on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:30 am EST at the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel & Conference Center in Norwood.
The Metro South Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Good Day Metro South on Friday, January 27th at 11:45 am EST at the Martin Institute at Stonehill College.
Guest speakers will be Jeff Fuhrer, Foundation Fellow, Eastern Bank Foundation and former senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and Chaitra Sanders, Associate Director for Health Connector Business, Massachusetts Health Connecter for Business. Also featured during this event will be an interview with recently elected State Representative, Rita Mendes.
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business Networking Mixer on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 5 pm EST at The Tap in Haverhill.
Come join local business professionals for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce’s Leads Lunch on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 12 pm EST. Grow your professional network and increase lead generation within the Greater Haverhill area.
Please join the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce for a monthly informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of bringing together anyone who is interested in meeting up and chatting about local topics of interest on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 8 am EST at Brothers Deli Restaurant in Wakefield.
Plan on stopping by to say hello, have a coffee, something to eat and reacquaint yourself with fellow Chamber members. Come and go whenever your time schedule dictates.
Meet new people, expand your business connections and stay in touch with friends and colleagues through the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee & Connections Virtual Networking Event held via Zoom on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 9 am EST.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Coffee Talks Networking on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 8:30 am EST at Capito Coffee at Mills 58 in Peabody. Start your morning with a nice cup of coffee, conversation and some informal networking.
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Networking at Noon Luncheon on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 12 pm EST at Orzo Cafe Trattoria in North Andover.
The Salem Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Coffee Connection on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 8 am EST at SERVPRO in Salem.
Emily Morash, Keynote Speaker for the 2022 WOW Conference, returns with her Mindful Communication and the Five Chairs talk on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7:30 am EST.
The foundation of any relationship, work or personal, is trust, which is built from clear communication and integrity. By highlighting and exploring the principles of mindfulness, authenticity, and presence, this talk will unpack interpersonal communication tendencies and patterned response behaviors. It will identify and connect us to the root emotions we experience as we navigate workplace and personal relationships.
Using a down-to-Earth, interactive approach that’s infused with humility, humor, and personal reflection, Emily will lead the audience through powerful exercises of connection, self-reflection, self-awareness, and empathy.
Participants will leave the session feeling inspired and empowered equipped with tools and resources for continued mindful practices. Sponsored by the Women’s Networking Group. Breakfast buffet provided!
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Networking Breakfast on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8 am EST at Battle Grounds Coffee Company in Haverhill.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Ninja Networking on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5 pm EST at Gymja Warrior in Peabody. Join them for a fun, interactive networking experience.
Bring lots of business cards – attendees will be encouraged to exchange as many as they can in a limited amount of time – but with a specific purpose (full details will be provided at the event) – no physical prowess required.
This workshop is for small businesses looking for proactive marketing strategies to stay ahead of a looming recession and are committed to maintaining growth to meet goals.
Join Robin Samora, Marketing and PR expert and Top-20 Small Business Marketing Blogger for this brand-new seminar, created to address the challenges that business owners are facing in 2023.
This webinar will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 12 pm EST.
The North Shore Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their After Hours Networking on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 5 pm EST at Davio’s in Lynnfield. In addition to reconnecting after the holidays, they will be welcoming their newest board members who will be in attendance.
The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce is kicking off 2023 WE: Women Envision program with their EnVision Board Mixer on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm EST at SKY HI Kitchen + Bar in Amesbury.
During the event, you will focus on your personal and professional goals, putting a little bit of a twist on the typical “vision board,” and instead asking each guest to create their own EnVision Board.
This year’s event will be led by Laura Kozlowski, a local photographer who will share her amazing life story, overcoming challenges, and giving guests a look at what drives and inspires her each day. Each guest will be able to take that inspiration and create their own EnVision Board – an oversized collage intended to represent what motivates and drives each of our guests, who in turn can walk away from their event with new and stronger relationships, along with a board that they can use to further motivate themselves.
Guests will be provided with appetizers, poster board, scissors, glue, and plenty of supplies to lay out their EnVision Board. All you need to bring are your goals. A cash bar will also be available. Although they will have plenty of materials to pick from, they do encourage guests to bring magazines or other materials that they would like to add to their board.
The North Shore Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business Leads Group on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 8 am EST. This event is limited to the first 15 registrants.
Leads Group attendees will:
During this event, you’ll be able to make valuable connections.
Join the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce in celebrating 2023 Board President, Loran Caputo, Cape Ann Motor Inn & 2022 Board President Caitlin Pszenny, Cape Ann Lanes & Laneside Pub & Brewery at the Beauport Hotel in Gloucester on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6 pm EST.
During this event, they will welcome their incoming 2023 President Loran Caputo, 2nd Vice-President Jim Brown, and Board of Directors members: German Disla, Keith Harris, Andrew Marques, Gayla McKinley and GenaSis Gough.
The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business Networking event at Mass Arts Center in Mansfield on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 5 pm EST. Come for an informal social where business people get together, exchange ideas and develop new relationships. There will be food and drink and plenty of relationship building.
The One SouthCoast Chamber will be hosting their Small Business Seminar Series: Cyber Hygiene for Small Business on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9 am EST via Zoom. This online interactive presentation will be led by Darrin Sprague from Bristol County Savings Bank, who is an accomplished cyber security, risk and controls executive with more than 25 years experience addressing strategic, information security, technology, operational and compliance risks experience across multiple industries.
The Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Coffee & Conversation event at 4YEW in Raynham on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 9 am EST. Check out this great new spot and meet with other Chamber members. This is a perfect way to build new connections and rekindle the old.
The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Facebook for Business in 2023 workshop via Zoom on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 9 am EST. Facebook continues to be an important part of most businesses’ marketing plans. To maximize your efforts, you need to understand the most effective ways to use Facebook for your business in 2023.
This workshop will focus on the changes in the business profiles that began in 2021 and continue to roll out today. Whether you’ve received notification that your business page has changed or not, you need to attend this session to understand these changes and how they impact how you use your Facebook Business Page.
The Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Broaden Your Business Lunch on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12 pm EST at Lorenzo’s in Middleboro.
Join the United Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Alive After Five event on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5 pm EST to deepen your personal relationships, which enables you to stand out and be remembered for the product or service that you represent. Networking, one of the most affordable means of marketing, results in invaluable personal referrals and word-of-mouth advertising.
The Norwell Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at The Fours in Norwell on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 4:30 pm EST.
The Marshfield Chamber of Commerce will be facilitating a meeting with their non-profit organizations on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10 am EST. Their plan is to discuss:
If you’re a nonprofit based on the South Shore, this is a great event for you to attend.
The Marshfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Cultivating Community Connections Network Series on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Marshfield Senior Center at 8 am EST.
They will be offering a continental breakfast. The Marshfield COA Boosters, Inc. will be providing a tour of their newly renovated center.
The South Shore Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Coffee Connections via Zoom on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9 am EST. Coffee Connections is the South Shore Chamber’s informal morning gathering that provides members with the opportunity to grow their network and expand their business connections in a small group setting. Members and companies interested in learning more about becoming a member are welcome to attend.
Please join the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Year in Review Meeting at Winslow’s Green Harbor Golf Course on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5:30 pm EST. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and there will be a cash bar.
They will present their 2022 Year in Review and our planned initiatives for 2023. There will be speakers presenting on their mission, current economic initiatives, and programming.
Join the Norwell Chamber and Norwell town representatives for a chance to network and learn what’s happening in the Town of Norwell on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7 am EST at the Norwell Public Library.
The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2023 Annual Meeting on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 11 am EST at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston.
The South Shore Young Professionals’ will be hosting their Afterhours at The Fours in Norwell on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 5 pm EST.
Dr. Dennis Rebelo, Chief Learning Officer at the Berkshire Innovation Center, will teach this professional development workshop on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 8:30 am EST.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first Mayor’s coffee hour of 2023 at Westfield Gas & Electric / Whip City Fiber on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 8 am EST. Mayor McCabe will update the attendees on city hall activities and there will be an opportunity to ask the mayor questions.
The Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Arrive@5 series kicks off on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 5 pm EST with an event co-hosted by Enlite Cannabis and Wurst Haus, taking place at Wurst Haus’ location in Northampton.
North Adams FIRST Fridays, hosted by North Adams Chamber of Commerce, is a grass-roots initiative intended to get folks downtown on the first Friday of the month by asking the galleries and businesses of North Adams to stay open late.
Their first one will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at 5 pm EST.
The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce (NCMCC)’s longest running program, the Good Morning North Central Breakfast is a fast paced, executive networking and educational event held four times throughout the year. Sponsors and two guest speakers from local and state or national levels are featured during the program.
Join them on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 6:45 am EST at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg.
Join West of the River Chamber of Commerce and Pro & Local Detailing for their open house at their location in Enfield, CT on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 4 pm EST.
The South Hadley & Granby Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 2023 Annual Dinner on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5 pm EST at Johnny’s Tap Room in South Hadley.
The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5 pm EST at 110 Grill in Leominster.
The Chamber of Greater Easthampton will be hosting their Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at The Boylston Room in Easthampton at 12 pm EST. Join them to learn about the successes of the last year, what they’ve learned, and where they’re headed.
EforAllBerkshire County is partnering with 1Berkshire, PERC, and the Berkshire Innovation Center for a program that will share how you can certify your business as an MBE or WBENC on Friday, January 20th from 8 am – 1 pm EST.
Learn how to certify your business and meet the folks who can help.
The Business Accelerator is a free, one-year program that will start on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 5 pm EST.
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Morning Brew at Shortstop Bar & Grill in Westfield on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 8 am EST. Introduce yourself and your business to the attendees. Everyone has a chance to discuss what their business does and what they are looking for to expand and improve.
The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Connect North Central on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 8 am EST.
Start your day networking and making connections with other local businesses in the North Central Massachusetts region. This robust networking event occurs once a month and gives everyone the chance to connect. Come ready to give your 60 second pitch and make a connection. Bring your business cards, flyers, or promotional items to share with the group.
Attend the West of the River Chamber of Commerce’s Virtual Networking Coffee Hour on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 8 am EST via Zoom.
Join 1Berkshire for their first Entrepreneurial Meetup of 2023 at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Anahata Schoolhouse Yoga and Wellness Center in Adams. Reconnect with your colleagues and hear from owner Howard Rosenberg about his entrepreneurial journey.
The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts will be hosting their 2022 Sustainable Business of the Year Awards Celebration virtually on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 7 pm EST.
NPR’s award-winning host Robin Young will be leading the event, which will honor eight leading sustainable businesses in Massachusetts. Tune in to hear their inspiring stories, listen to uplifting music and poetry from local artists, and converse with business leaders, community leaders, and the 2022 Awardees.
Which ones will you be adding to your calendar? If you would like to submit your January 2023 event to be included in this blog post or future events for our upcoming monthly event blogs, please fill out our contact form.