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CLOSED 1/27 Due to Winter Storm

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CLOSED 1/27 Due to Winter Storm

The Chamber office will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 27th due to the severe blizzard warning. All meetings and events scheduled for 1/27 will be rescheduled. If you have any questions please call 508-999-5231 or email info@newbedfordchamber.com.

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New Bedford Area Chamber Leadership in Transition

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New Bedford Area Chamber Leadership in Transition

Today, the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Roy M. Nascimento, the Chamber’s President & CEO, has accepted an offer to take on a new leadership position with another larger chamber in the state.  Nascimento’s departure comes after eight years of distinguished service in which he helped advance the Chamber’s goals and helped strengthen …

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New Bedford Declared America’s Top Fishing Port

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New Bedford Declared America’s Top Fishing Port

2013 Landed Value at $379 Million Ranks City #1 for 14th Year in a Row In its annual report, Fisheries of the United States, NOAA announced today the latest data on U.S. recreational catch and commercial fish landings and value.  For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Port of New Bedford is the number one fishing port in the nation. …

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MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project

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MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project

Governor Deval Patrick recently announced $1.19 million in additional funding for the City of New Bedford through the MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program to help support the Acushnet Avenue Improvement Project. Through the Patrick Administration’s strategic investments in housing and economic development projects, New Bedford has become an attractive place for residents and families to live, …

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Increased Incentives for Companies Hiring Veterans and Long-Term Unemployed

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Increased Incentives for Companies Hiring Veterans and Long-Term Unemployed

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has announced it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Increased grant funding is available through the state’s Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG), a program …

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