Located in Massachusetts and looking for networking events to attend during May 2023? We’ve got you covered!
Check out these events that are happening throughout the state, broken down by region of the state and week. Jump to the section you’re looking for below:
Celebrate Massachusetts Business Network with us!
After launching in November, we’re itching to host our launch party and networking event to celebrate our platform that’s amplifying the voices of organizations across the state. This event will be taking place at Castle Island Brewing in Norwood on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6 pm. What could be better than hosting this during National Small Business Week?
We hope that you’ll join the party! Be sure to bring your business cards, as there will be plenty of networking opportunities. There will also be a cash bar and appetizers to enjoy.
Registration is required, despite being a free event. Please feel free to share this event with your colleagues and friends!
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Economy Foundation, Inc. with support from Avangrid, Mass Maritime Academy, Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Foundation, and special guest speakers State Senator Susan Moran and Secretary of Economic Development Yvonne Hao presents the Big Blue Conference.
This two-day conference — held at Mass Maritime Academy on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3, 2023 — is an opportunity to hear from business, policy, and education leaders on relevant topics pertaining to Cape Cod and surrounding regions’ Blue Economy and overall economic outlook.
Discussions on day one of The Big Blue Conference will focus on offshore wind energy production with speakers from Avangrid, Mass Maritime Academy, and more. Day two topics will highlight speakers representing aquaculture, tourism, education, advocacy, energy providers, and municipal representatives.
The Dennis Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Road Race on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10 am. A portion of the proceeds will benefit WE CAN.
The 2023 Mashpee Chamber Classic will be held at the Willowbend Country Club on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 10 am. Proceeds will benefit the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund and other Chamber initiatives. Registration is now open!
Join the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce and the Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District for their May Business After Hours at Embargo on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm. Reconnect with old friends and perhaps make some new ones with their Business After Hours. Bring your business cards!
The Mashpee Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a networking event at Cape & Islands Distillers in Mashpee on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Head to Cape Cod Five on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:15 pm for the Harwich Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours.
Join the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel for cocktails, dinner, and a celebration of the Falmouth Citizen of the Year, Reverend Nell Fields. This event will happen on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 5 pm.
Cape Cod Young Professionals will be hosting their After Hours Connect at Provincetown Art Association & Museum on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 5 pm.
Networking AM is held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at a BACC Member location. This is a casual networking event designed to build working relationships among members while highlighting a BACC Member’s business. Join them for coffee and a breakfast snack and be sure to bring plenty of business cards.
This event will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 8:30 am.
Join the Corridor 9/495 Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 5:30 pm with a fun and exciting Mexican Train Game Tournament! Lots of food, cash bar, networking and a prize for the winner. You will be put on a team of 5 individuals to play a round of Mexican Train. The winner of each group will compete against each other until there is one winner!
Sign up today and don’t miss out on the fun at Mexicali Cantina Grill!
Local businesses are invited to the Annual Member Appreciation Networking Breakfast hosted by the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce! This event includes a hot breakfast, lots of networking and raffles. Chamber Members are invited to bring marketing and promotional materials to share. Register and secure your spot today.
This event will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 8:30 am.
The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Awards Celebration at Courtyard by Marriott Boston Marlborough on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 5 pm.
Head to Mexicali Cantina Grill on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm for the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce’s Out & About Happy Hour.
The BACC’s Spring Soirée is a seasonal celebration of membership. Join more than 150 business professionals for an evening of delicious food, drinks, and socializing. Members are afforded a number of visible opportunities to showcase their businesses, services and commitment to the BACC and business community. Help fund the BACC and the programs that support local business.
This event will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6 pm.
Bring your laptop and coffee to this unique coworking session with Shannon Giordano of Serendipity Social Media and Jamie Chapman of Chickbook Creative on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 9 am. This event is free to attend, but it’s limited to 12 spots. Registration is required.
Join the Woburn Chamber of Commerce for their Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 8, 2023 at Merrimack Valley Golf Club. Partial proceeds will go to the Woburn Rotary Club!
The Concord Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at Revolutionary Concord on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Connect with successful women at MetroWest Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Networking Event at Bella Costa on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with fellow women in business. Network, make new connections and enjoy a delicious breakfast! Free for Wachusett Area Chamber members.
This event will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 7:30 am.
If you have been wanting to be organized but don’t know where to start, then this workshop is for you. Learn two proven techniques that Professional Organizer, Susan Walko, uses to Jumpstart her clients into a more clean and clear existence. Susan has been in the organizing business for 19 years and has authored a book called: the SIMPLE Method for an Organized Life.
This event will be held at The Beehive on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 12 pm.
The Lexington Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at Cambridge Trust on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
The Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet and Mingle for Shrewsbury businesses on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm at Eastern Shores Club in Shrewsbury.
This event is to bring Shrewsbury business professionals of all types together for networking and to get to know one another while enjoying appetizers and a cash bar. Attending this event is a great way to introduce your business to new connections!
FREE to attend! Space is limited so be sure to register today. Only business professionals whose business is located in Shrewsbury may register to attend.
Network with other chamber members on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 10 am.
The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at Carlson Orchards Cider Barn on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 5 pm.
Please join the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce for a morning of networking, and supporting each other with their host, Acton-Boxborough United Way. Their Business Breakfast Networking events are a great opportunity to meet local professionals in the area, build relationships, learn about other businesses, and catch up on what is happening in your area.
This event will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30 am.
Join the Stoneham Chamber of Commerce for the 32nd Annual Golf Tournament at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover on Monday, May 15, 2023. Indian Ridge is the premiere destination for golfers in the Merrimack Valley.
The tournament is a foursome scramble format and is great for golfers of all abilities. Spend the afternoon playing a round of golf with friends, colleagues and fellow members of the business community.
Head to Seven Saws Brewing Company on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 5 pm for the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours.
Enjoy nine, quick-paced holes on the links, topped off with a delicious BBQ dinner. Lots of fun in store on and off the course! If you love to play but don’t have time for 18 holes – then be sure to tee it up at the TC Regional Chamber Nine & Dine Golf event!
Tournament is open to 72 golfers. Fee includes golf, cart, and a BBQ dinner. It will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Join Women of Woburn, the Chamber, and Baystate Financial for Women’s Financial Health and Tips to Improve It with Financial Advisor, Theresa Failla, on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm at 110 Grill.
Whether you are starting your career, raising children, going to school part-time or taking care of aging parents, life can get busy. Really busy. And it’s easy to put off tasks that may not have immediate, tangible outcomes — like learning about how to take control of your finances.
Next to your physical health, few things are as important as your financial health. And taking control of your finances is not as hard as you think. It doesn’t require a tremendous amount of time and you don’t need a great deal of money. You can do it and by attending this presentation, you’re taking the first step. Lunch is included!
Network with others at the Melrose Chamber of Commerce’s May Member Mixer on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5 pm.
Networking AM is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at a BACC Member location. This is a casual networking event designed to build working relationships among members while highlighting a BACC Member’s business.
This event will be held at Kings Dining & Entertainment on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5 pm.
The Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:15 am.
Please join the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking as they meet at Northern Bank’s Westford branch. Hobnob with their gregarious host, Joseph Todisco, Northern Bank’s Westford Business Manager and rub elbows with other chamber members, forging new connections and learning about the wide range of businesses and services in our region. This event will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Join the Chamber and Northern Bank for a night of networking on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Light apps and drinks are included.
Calling all small business owners! Are you looking to expand your network and grow your business?
Join the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 6 pm for a networking event like no other! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals to give and get ideas, support and referrals.
Join the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce for their evening networking event on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 5 pm.
Join the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce for a WISE (Women Inspiring Success and Empowerment) event at Enterprise Bank on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 12 pm.
Join the Neponset River Regional Chamber of Commerce for their next Connections at Work (Noon Networking). Their fun new format will help you expand your network by connecting you with other Chamber members over a delicious lunch.
Bring your business cards and your appetite. This will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 12 pm.
The Charles River Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever networking luncheon is exclusively for those who work at – or with – nonprofits! Join them to connect, collaborate and build relationships with industry peers while enjoying a delicious buffet-style lunch at Baramor in Newton Centre.
This will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 11:30 am.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Omni Boston Hotel Seaport, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce will host the Annual Meeting, which will convene more than 1,300 business and civic leaders and celebrate this year’s theme, The Future is Our Business.
The Commonwealth leads the world with lifesaving treatments, institutions of higher education, financial industry innovation, and in building an inclusive economy. Tapping into a unique legacy of grit and fortitude, each person and community defines how we innovate and succeed. Our region is powered by the successful journey of every person, family, and company – they create and maintain our vibrancy.
With actions and impact, people and business continue to forge our foundation and our future. From Main Street to Downtown, our collective future hinges on deep roots and rapid growth: roots that build trust in the future of the Commonwealth and robust growth that uplifts every person and company.
Every day, we are elevating the heart of Massachusetts – the people and businesses – to renew confidence and embed equity in our region’s present and future. We must inspire every person to make the Commonwealth a place for their legacy – for the starting point and the pinnacles. To drive our collective success, we will ensure that people and businesses begin, grow, and reach new heights in the Commonwealth.
Join Nayline Carrion and Daniela Garcia, owners of Lumi & Lather, on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 6 pm for the Connect 24 Business Alliance’s Business After Hours.
Please join the Metro South Chamber of Commerce for a Business After Hours Open House networking event at Abington Bank on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 5 pm. It feels like spring has finally sprung so don’t miss this great business-building opportunity. Enjoy delicious food and beverages while connecting with potential customers, existing chamber members and friends in the Metro South community. Tickets to this event are complimentary, but please RSVP in advance.
Grab your lunch downstairs at Wegmans and then join the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce upstairs for a Lunch & Learn Workshop on “Online Marketing Basics for Your Website” by owner Johnny Maravelis, from Phoenix AfterGlow – Rise Up.
This event will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 12 pm.
Join the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce for their Women In Business Networking Reception at Renaissance Golf Club on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 5 pm.
The Salem Chamber of Commerce’s 99th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards Dinner will take place in the beautiful Atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum on the evening of Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6:30 pm.
The program of the evening will include the presentation of the “Celebrate Salem Awards” in 7 categories. The process for the nominations and selection of winners is a two phase process. In the first period businesses and people were nominated, after which the Awards Committee selected 6 nominees per category.
The evening will include a special presentation of the Salem Chamber Presidents Award to Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll for her outstanding job as Mayor of Salem.
The theme for this year’s dinner is “Spirits: Tsherin Sherpa with Robert Beer,” based on a current PEM exhibit. Spirits is an exhibition that explores the forces of tradition and innovation through the work of two leading figures in Himalayan art. Nepalese-born Tibetan American artist Tsherin Sherpa and Welshman Robert Beer – lauded as the first Westerner to study Tibetan Buddhist thangka painting and one of the tradition’s greatest and most respected masters. – reveal the strict forms, symbols and motifs from which Sherpa draws inspiration.
Tickets for the event are $125 per person and include a welcoming drink during the networking reception and a delicious sit down dinner.
The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce hosts a virtual Coffee & Connections each month. Join them for their next event on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 9 am.
Start your morning with a nice cup of coffee, conversation, and some informal networking with the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce. This event will be held at Capito Coffee at 58 Mills on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 8:30 am.
Network with other businesses at Toscana’s on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Join the North Shore Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 18, 2023 for a day of learning, collaborating and networking for professional women at all stages of your career. This new signature event will include speakers, breakout sessions, resources, breakfast, lunch and more. Our keynote breakfast speaker will be Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll. Additional speakers and topics will be announced soon.
Annual awards will be distributed to regional chamber member businesses in various categories. Guests will enjoy a light dinner, live music, and networking.
Celebrate the Chamber’s progress and future with the business community within this historic forum. This event will be held at Newburyport City Hall on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
Enjoy this online speed networking event on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 12 pm.
Stop by Aroma’s Joe’s Raynham on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 9 am to network while sampling their delicious coffee and pastries. This is a perfect way to build new connections, and rekindle the old!
All are welcome to attend this open format networking night featuring a food truck and beverage service on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6 pm. This will be held with the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce as a joint event.
Join the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce for their May Business After Hours hosted by SCU Credit Union on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5 pm. 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.
Join the One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce at BankFive’s Somerset Branch on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5 pm for an evening of networking, food and drinks! Bring your business cards for a chance to win a YETI cooler!
The Chamber’s Business After Hours provide an opportunity for members and non-members to mingle and build business relationships in an informal, relaxed business setting. These networking mixers are held on a monthly basis in partnership with member businesses and attract business professionals from many industries.
Join the One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce for their Women’s Power Lunch at Pub 6T5 on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 12 pm.
Join in on usual introductions along with group discussion. There will be plenty of time for networking so bring your business cards for a chance to win a prize!
The One SouthCoast Women’s Forum is the ideal setting for leading business professionals and aspiring women in business to connect, learn and be inspired by other women! This unique event celebrates the accomplishments of women while motivating other women to follow their example.
They choose Keynote Speakers who are examples of women who have bravely pushed for initiative, entered new markets and advocate for forward thinking industries.
This year, they will have the pleasure of hearing from Danielle North! Attend this event on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 11:30 am.
Join fellow South Shore Chamber members for an IN-PERSON Coffee Connections at Chamber member and STAKEHOLDER, The Arc of the South Shore, on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 9 am.
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.
Coffee and continental breakfast items will be provided.
The Norwell Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at The Fours on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 4:30 pm.
Join the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce for an uplifting day of inspiration at the Empowering Women’s Luncheon at East Bay at The Pinehills on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 12 pm.
The event will consist of a live interview series, highlighting the position of women as strong and powerful voices and impactful leaders in life. Guests will experience up close and personal interviews with exceptional women and hear the individual story behind each speaker’s personal journey.
This is a great opportunity to socialize and network after hours! Join the Chamber at The Jett Foundation on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 5 pm.
The Pembroke Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an After Hours Meet & Greet at Bluestone Bank in Pembroke on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 5:30 pm.
For the month of May, the Marshfield Chamber’s Women in Business group is excited to collaborate with JPH at Ferry Hill to offer a mini wellness retreat on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 10 am.
The James P Harrington Organization is a volunteer-based, purpose-driven center offering support for people seeking wellness so they can heal, build strength, and transform pain into power. Join us as they open their doors for a mini wellness retreat aimed at supporting busy women.
The session will feature an instructor-led Qigong, nourishing lunch, and an opportunity to make authentic connections and learn more about the JPH Movement.
The South Shore Young Professionals and Pinehills Golf Club team up again for our annual event at this world class golf course! Each attendee will enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart access, a grilled lunch provided on course, opportunities to participate in a raffle full of items donated by local businesses, and a dinner and awards reception after the round. It will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
Your participation in the Annual Golf Tournament directly supports the Foundation Grant and enables us to continue to work towards our mission to empower young professionals and businesses on the South Shore. Thanks to the support of businesses and individuals like yourself we were able to award our 2022 Foundation grant to AMG Snacks, a small business founded here on the South Shore who manufactures their products right in Plymouth. Her products can be found at many South Shore retailers such as Slacktide Coffee, Vela Juice Bar, Good Health, Roche Bros., Brothers Marketplace, Big Y and Whole Foods stores.
Join the Hanover Chamber of Commerce for their Business of the Year Dinner at the South Shore YMCA on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 6 pm.
Join the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce for their After 5 event on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 5 pm.
Join the West of the River Chamber of Commerce and East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce for Virtual Speed Networking on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 8 am.
Head to Adams Community Bank on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5 pm for a social.
Join several chambers al fresco on the campus of Cooley Dickinson Hospital for a fabulous event in conjunction with Franklin County, Amherst, Easthampton, and Northampton! This will take place on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5 pm.
Meet community and business leaders in Franklin and Hampshire counties while enjoying food from Meyers Catering and Ice Cream Emergency. Registration is free. Cash Bar.
Please join the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce in honoring their 2023 Community Award Recipients for their contributions to the vibrancy of their region. They will be welcoming new board members and recognizing the contributions of their outgoing board members at their 2023 Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Great Wolf Lodge at 5 pm.
Downtown Pittsfield Inc. will be hosting their Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 3:30 pm.
Join the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce for their 62nd Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, May 15, 2023.
Head to Oakholm Brewing Company on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 5 pm for Chamber of Central Mass South’s Fun at Five event.
The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Business After Hours at Wachusett Ski Mountain on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 5 pm.
The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 2023 Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 9 am.
Join the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce for their Morning Brew at Shaker Farms Country Club on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 8 am.
Join the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce for their Business After Hours Annual Awards Ceremony at Off The Rails on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 4 pm.
Following the awards light apps will be provided with a cash bar available throughout the event.
Head to Trail House Kitchen & Bar on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at 4:30 pm for a meetup.
Join AMA Boston for this event at District Hall on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 6 pm featuring Jon Miller, CMO DemandBase, San Francisco, California as the featured speaker and panel moderator.
In this fact-filled session, Jon Miller, CMO at Demandbase, cofounder at Marketo, and author of the “The Definitive Guide to Smarter GTM with ABM/ABX”, will share his “secret sauce” for implementing account-based best practices in the featured speaking spot. Using Demandbase’s own programs as an example he’ll share:
– How to select and tier target accounts
– The best ways to engage with the accounts that matter
– Techniques to align with Sales to close business faster
– Metrics to use to measure success
Understanding how your brain works will help you articulate your strengths in a job interview and advocate for what you need in any situation, especially in the workplace.
This presentation — held by MomUp on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 12 pm — will talk about what neurodiversity is, how to foster neurodivergent acceptance and advocacy in the workplace, and how to ask questions during your interview to determine if a company is open and accommodating to neurodiversity and neurodivergent employees.
Which ones will you be adding to your calendar? If you would like to submit your May 2023 event to be included in this blog post or future events for our upcoming monthly event blogs, please fill out our contact form.
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