FITCHBURG -- This year marks the 35th anniversary of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.
In January of 1984, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce was formed as a result of a merger of several local chambers of commerce in the region.
Since then, the Chamber has evolved into the region's leading economic development and business advocacy organization.
Since its founding, the organization has been defined by its strong leadership, dynamic program of work and its positive impact in advancing the economy and quality of life in North Central Massachusetts.
The Chamber has been recognized among the top chambers of commerce in the country for its impact and operations. Among its many honors, the Chamber was a 2017 runner-up for the prestigious National Chamber of the Year award, the first chamber in Massachusetts to have ever been recognized as a finalist. The Chamber also achieved 4-star accreditation in 2018, an honor achieved by only 204 of the 7,022 chambers in the country.
"This major milestone is a great time for us to reflect on our history, but more importantly to look forward to the future of our dynamic organization and region," said Roy Nascimento, president and CEO of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. "Over the next year we plan to celebrate this milestone with our members and partners who have been an important part of our past success and who will lead us into the future, working collectively to advance North Central Massachusetts.
Throughout 2019, the chamber will be commemorating its years of building businesses and building communities, which will include a very special anniversary celebration planned for the spring. All businesses and community leaders are encouraged to contact the chamber to find out how to get involved.
For information or to stay up to date on the chamber's plans, please visit www.NorthCentralMass.com.