Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Announces Keynote Speaker for the September Breakfast



Deborah Lombardi, Marketing Specialist


Katherine Holahan, VP Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts


September 4, 2019 – WESTFIELD, MA – The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have  Katie Holahan, VP Government Affairs, Associated Industries of Massachusetts as their keynote speaker at their quarterly business breakfast on September 20, 2019, from 7:00 - 9:00 am at the 104th Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base, 175 Falcon Drive, Westfield, MA. The Chief Greeter is Chris Thompson of the Westfield Starfires. Immediately following the breakfast, guests can take a tour of the 104th Air National Guard Base. Tickets for the breakfast are $28 for members and $43 for general admission. For more information or registration, please call 413.568.1618 or email

Ms. Holahan will be talking about Paid Family & Medical Leave, potential debate in the legislature on transportation, K-12 funding, healthcare cost containment, and general tax reform. There will also be time for Q&A for the guests. She would like to hear what the attendees are most concerned about, what are our city’s strengths, and what opportunities they have before them. Thank you to our many generous sponsors: Platinum Event Sponsor, Baystate Noble Hospital; Gold Sponsor, Westfield Gas & Electric and Whip City Fiber; Silver Sponsor, A Plus HVAC, Inc.; Bronze Sponsors: BHN – The Carson Center, Governor’s Center, and The Arbors; Registration Table Sponsor, CHH Engraving Inc.; Coffee Bar Sponsor, Westfield Starfires; Small Business Sponsor, The Republican.

Chamber events are held throughout the year to foster connections with member businesses, local government leaders, and our communities. Stay tuned for our upcoming Lunch & Learns being held at Western Massachusetts Hospital, 91 East Mountain Road, Westfield, MA from 11:30 – 1:00 pm with lunch catered by Peppermill Catering. Tickets are $25 for members and $40 for non-members unless otherwise noted.

On September 10th, Attorney Tim Netkovick will be presenting on the impacts of legalized marijuana in the workplace. Talk Saves Lives; A community introduction to suicide prevention, presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on October 9th is FREE for members and $40 for non-members. On October 17th is a Hemp CBD Educational Seminar presented by Rehab Resolutions, Inc.

About the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce is the voice for our member organizations representing a combined workforce of over 10,000 employees throughout the Chamber’s ten communities of Westfield, Southwick, Russell, Granville, Blandford, Chester, Huntington, Montgomery, Tolland & Woronoco. Our mission is to develop and foster a prosperous business environment by serving, protecting and promoting our members through advocacy, education, information, marketing, and networking programs and activities.


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