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Useful Business Links

  

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Government Sites

  

U.S. Small Business AdministrationThe U.S. Small Business Administration maintains and strengthens the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. Click here to view the useful Massachusetts Small Business Resource Guide (pdf).

 

Mass.gov - Are you doing business in Massachusetts or just getting started? Visit the Massachusetts state government portal for information, tools, and more—all intended to help business succeed in the Commonwealth!

 

Massachusetts BizWorksMassachusetts BizWorks is designed to enhance and align services for Massachusetts businesses by connecting businesses to state and federal resources and money-saving services offered by the state—all at no cost to businesses.
 

Export.gov brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace.
 

SBIR / STTRSBIR.gov provides a wealth of information on the SBIR & STTR programs. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization. The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena.
 

IRSThe IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center contains a wealth of information for small businesses and self-employed entrepreneurs. The Tax Center makes navigating through the IRS website less burdensome. Also helpful is the IRS's Checklist for Starting a Business that provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business.
 

USA.govUSA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal. USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web and serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government. GobiernoUSA.gov, información oficial en español
 
 

 

  • AirForceSmallBiz.org is the U.S. Air Force Office of Small Business Programs web-based initiative that aims to improve connectivity between the small business community and the Air Force. Links include locating an Air Force small business specialist, a user-friendly search for current and future procurement opportunities, calendar of events, and much more!
  • BusinessUSA is a a one-stop shop for everything related to business in the USA.

  • Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a not-for-profit educational organization providing comprehensive business assistance, networking opportunities and resources to women starting and/or growing their businesses.

  • COMMBUYS is the only official procurement record system for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Executive Departments. COMMBUYS offers free internet-based access to all public procurement information posted here in order to promote transparency, increase competition, and achieve best value for Massachusetts taxpayers.

  • Commonwealth Corporation is a quasi-public organization responsible for administering and delivering a wide range of public and privately-funded initiatives designed to meet the labor needs of businesses; improve current and emerging workers' skills; foster career success through lifelong learning; and retain, sustain, improve and create job-generating businesses.

  • Disability.gov is the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.

  • EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Environmental Protection Agency's Small Business Gateway allows access to EPA information from one convenient site.

  • Federal Marketplace assists businesses in selling products and services to the federal government. Up-to-date Federal Acquisition Regulation, Cost Accounting Standards and the Internet's only Active Federal Contracts database.

  • Internal Revenue Service has business tax information, publications and forms.

  • Library of Congress has a wealth of information available and brings a universal collection of knowledge and creativity.

  • Mass.Gov is the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' official website. Visit Mass.Gov to: start a business; locate a specific state agency; find out where to file your taxes online; find out who your elected officials are; and much, much more!

  • Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation (CDFC) is a quasi-public investment corporation that provides financing for small businesses, real estate projects, and community development programs in low and moderate income communities of Massachusetts. As an economic development organization, CDFC requires that projects meet CDFC's investment standards, and assist in the creation of jobs, business opportunities, affordable housing, or development of the local business district.

  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for protecting human health and the environment by ensuring clean air and water, the safe management and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources.
  • Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards consists of the Division of Occupational Safety and the Division of Apprentice Training. The mission of this agency is is to promote and protect workers' safety and health, wages and working conditions, and to support employers and workers in the utilization of apprenticeship as a workforce development tool.

  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue website provides individuals, businesses, parents, practitioners, and local officials with an array of information and online applications to address all their business needs with the Department.

  • Massachusetts Division of Insurance monitors the solvency of its licensees in order to promote a healthy, responsive and willing marketplace for consumers who purchase insurance products. Protection of consumer interests is of prime importance to the Division and is safeguarded by providing accurate and unbiased information so consumers may make informed decisions and by intervening on behalf of consumers who believe they have been victimized by unfair business practices.

  • Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (see Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards)

  • Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure is responsible for licensing and regulating the activities of individuals, corporations and partnerships.

  • Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) is committed to working on behalf of job seekers, apprentices, union members, claimants, employers, attorneys and researchers. EOLWD provides a wide variety of programs and services to serve constituents across the Commonwealth.

  • Massachusetts Export CenterMassachusetts Export Center offers a full range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process. Whether you are a small business just thinking about exporting or an experienced exporter, the Massachusetts Export Center stands ready to help with services suited to your needs! Business advisory services are free and confidential. Part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network. 

  • Massachusetts Insurance Partnership helps small businesses with uninsured employees pay for health insurance, including the self-employed. The Insurance Partnership is not a health plan. The Insurance Partnership helps pay for health insurance.

  • Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) helps companies plan and implement a strategy for increased competitiveness, whether by adopting new production technologies and management techniques, finding new markets or training the company's workforce.

  • Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) creates a simple, streamlined approach to economic development assistance with one-stop business centers located throughout the state.

  • Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment promotes trade and attracts foreign investment in Massachusetts. These mandates are achieved primarily through various export promotion programs and strategic services.

  • Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism provides a wealth of information on things to see and do while in Massachusetts.

  • Massachusetts Port Authority develops, promotes and manages airports, the seaport and transportation infrastructure to enable Massachusetts and New England to compete successfully.

  • Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) guides Massachusetts businesses through the government procurement process and provides information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace. PTAC counselors are dedicated to providing assistance in bidding, managing and performing on government contracts. Part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.

  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) is a not-for-profit trade association committed to the advancement of the food and beverage industry in our state. The MRA helps operators succeed by providing information, education, government advocacy, cost-savings programs, and networking opportunities.

  • Massachusetts Secretary of State is the principal public information officer for the Massachusetts state government. The Corporations Division is the repository for certain records of over four hundred thousand business and nonprofit corporations organized or registered to do business in the Commonwealth.

  • Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC) is an economic development organization established by the state to foster sustainable economic growth by promoting a better understanding of the forces that shape the state's economy, and by enabling greater collaboration among the diverse enterprises involved in the Innovation Economy.

  • MassDevelopment helps build the communities of the Commonwealth by stimulating economic development.

  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, was specifically created to encourage the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the United States.

  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) includes standards, interpretations and field inspection reference manual.

  • Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to aiming in the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide.

  • The System for Award Management (SAM) is the official U.S. Government system that combined federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. The benefits include streamlined and integrated processes, elimination of data redundancies, and reduced costs while providing improved capability. There is no fee to register for this site.

  • The Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) has the responsibility to certify businesses. SDO certification is a marketing tool used to enhance a firm's ability to do business in public markets. Although certification does not guarantee that a business will be successful every time it bids, it may add a competitive edge to a bid. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts spends more than $4 billion each year doing business with firms. More than $240 million of this amount is targeted to SDO certified minority and women businesses. Becoming SDO-certified can help firms seeking contracts with the government. 

  • The System for Award Management (SAM) is the official U.S. Government system that combined federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. The benefits include streamlined and integrated processes, elimination of data redundancies, and reduced costs while providing improved capability. There is no fee to register for this site.

  • U.S. Census Bureau is the preeminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the U.S.

  • U.S. Department of Labor has information, links, laws, statistics and other useful information including: information on helping employers and employees comply with laws and regulations; interactive tools that provide information about federal employment laws; and an online employment law guide.

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office promotes the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers informal guidance to questions over the phone or via email. Also, there is a special ombudsman for small business whom you can contact for questions.

  • U.S. Small Business Administration stimulates and fosters economic development through small business by helping new businesses get started and established businesses grow.

    • SBA's Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) is a highly competitive program that encourages small business to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
    • As SBA's office for the support of small business international trade development, the Office of International Trade works in cooperation with other federal agencies and public- and private-sector groups to encourage small business exports and to assist small businesses seeking to export. Through 19 U.S. Export Assistance Centers, SBA district offices and a variety of service-provider partners, we direct and coordinate SBA's ongoing export initiatives in an effort to encourage small businesses going global.

    • Success in the world of government contracting depends on understanding the rules. Learn about the rules and regulations that govern federal procurement opportunities.

    • SBA offers numerous financing programs to assist small businesses. Obtaining a loan requires knowing the facts and solid preparation. Good preparation can make the difference between getting a loan and being declined. SBA has been assisting businesses with their financing needs since 1953.

    • Women business owners are critically important to the American economy. America's 9.1 million women-owned businesses employ 27.5 million people and contribute $3.6 trillion to the economy. However, women continue to face unique obstacles in the world of business. SBA is a very strong advocate for women entrepreneurs and offers many programs and services to help them succeed. Resources available offer unique opportunities and guidance for women entrepreneurs.

    • Starting a business can be a great opportunity for many people with disabilities. In addition to meeting career aspirations and goals, owning your own business can provide benefits such as work flexibility and financial stability.
       

 



Business Sites

 

  • ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • America's SBDC represents the collective interest of its members by promoting, informing, supporting and continuously improving the SBDC network, which delivers nationwide educational assistance to strengthen small/medium business management, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies.

  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) is a dues-supported, non-profit, nonpartisan employers' association dedicated to improving the Commonwealth's economic climate. With over 5,000 members, the only statewide association that truly represents the needs of employers of all sizes in all types of businesses.

  • Better Business Bureau helps consumers and businesses maintain an ethical marketplace.

  • BPlans is a one-stop shop including writing tips and sample business plans.

  • The Commonwealth Institute is a membership and nonprofit organization founded to help women-led businesses become and stay successful.

  • Entrepreneurship.org is a free, online international resource designed to help build entrepreneurial economies.

  • Gulf Publishing Company offers books on regional-interest subjects, business and management, training, and science and technology.

  • Hoover's Corporate Directory profiles large, mostly public companies.

  • Interise stimulates economic revitalization in lower income urban communities. They provide a diverse group of small business owners with entrepreneurial education, new networks, and access to markets. Interise offers the "StreetWise Steps to Small Business Growth" curriculum, an award-winning, 9-month program with a business development curriculum, tailored to fit the needs of established small business owners so they can grow their business.

  • Kauffman Foundation develops and generously supports numerous efforts that provide entrepreneurs the knowledge, skills, and networks they need to start and grow businesses.

  • Massachusetts Export Center helps companies throughout the Commonwealth to achieve success in global markets through a statewide network of international trade professionals. The Massachusetts Export Center provides targeted, high-impact services for exporters, including counseling, training, research and technical assistance. Part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.

  • Massachusetts Association of Business Incubators (MABI) is an association created for the purpose of increasing support for business incubation programs in Massachusetts, enhancing public awareness, sharing experiences and exchanging referrals.

  • MassVentures is a venture capital firm focused on fueling the Massachusetts innovation economy by funding early-stage, high-growth Massachusetts startups as they move from concept to commercialization. Its track record of success combined with expertise, contacts and support for entrepreneurs makes its an attractive venture partner for early-stage companies in Massachusetts.

  • Morebusiness.com includes helpful business checklists on topics such as healthcare, growing a business and financial planning.

  • National Business Incubation Association contains information on business incubators and a large collection of links.

  • Nolo.com helps people handle their own everyday legal matters or learn enough about them to make working with a lawyer a more satisfying experience. They publish reliable, plain-English books, software, forms and their website.

  • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) encourages communities to collaborate with each other to benefit the entire Pioneer Valley region and improve the quality of life. PVPC's Economic Development section brings together the public and private sectors to continue growing a competitive regional economy. At its core is the Plan for Progress, the Pioneer Valley's economic development road map: a collection of strategies for strengthening the economic health and prospects of our communities and of the region as a whole.

  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) guides Massachusetts businesses through the government procurement process and provides information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace. PTAC counselors are dedicated to providing assistance in bidding, managing and performing on government contracts. Part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.

  • SearchBoston.com is a search engine, business directory, travel guide and shopping source for the Greater Boston area.

  • Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) is a nonprofit organization established in 1938 to promote and protect small businesses.

  • StartupJournal.com contains information from the powerful editorial resources of The Wall Street Journal, the world's leading business publication, as well as WSJ.com, industry experts, and the StartupJournal editorial team.

  • ThomasNet.com, powered by Thomas Register and Thomas Regional, is an industrial search engine that provides one source for finding the exact product, service, or supplier quickly and efficiently. ThomasNet provides direct access to the detailed information needed to make a purchasing or specifying decision, including line-item product details, CAD drawings, and more.

  • United Inventors Association is a not-for-profit corporation providing leadership, support and services to inventor support groups and independent inventors. 

  • World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER) continues the international trade data work of its predecessor, MISER. WISER provides high quality trade statistics, data expertise, and technical support. WISER makes its trade data available in a variety of formats. WISERTrade is the leading online international trade statistics database in the US, packing intense functionality and flexibility into the small space of your internet browser.

 

 


 

 

University of Massachusetts Sites

  

 

  • Center for Manufacturing Productivity (CMP), a collaboration between the UMass College of Engineering and the Isenberg School of Management, provides a comprehensive program of assistance to manufacturers.

  • Donahue Institute is the public service, outreach, and economic development unit of the University of Massachusetts President's Office. Established in 1971, the Institute maintains offices throughout the Commonwealth. This unique position within public higher education enables the Donahue Institute to provide a valuable bridge between theory and innovation, and real world business applications.

  • Family Business Center assists family-owned companies in recognizing common problems and in finding solutions to the unique challenges confronting them.

  • Isenberg School of Management includes an online business database listing several links for business information that can be found on the Web. The sites provided are designed to meet the needs of many users, including entrepreneurs, inventors, business people, and academics.

  • Massachusetts Export Center offers a full range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process. Whether you are a small business just thinking about exporting or an experienced exporter, the Massachusetts Export Center stands ready to help with services suited to your needs! Business advisory services are free and confidential. Part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.

  • Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides free, confidential, one-to-one management and technical assistance and low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses throughout the Commonwealth. The MSBDC Network is designed to effectively service small businesses throughout Massachusetts. There is an MSBDC counseling center or satellite office within 30-minutes of any potential client in the state. The MSBDC provides specialized services in the areas of minority business assistance, international trade assistance and procurement technical assistance which further augment services.

  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) guides Massachusetts businesses through the government procurement process and provides information on how to become more competitive in the government marketplace. PTAC counselors are dedicated to providing assistance in bidding, managing and performing on government contracts. Part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.
     


 

 

International Business Sites

 

 

Massachusetts Export CenterMassachusetts Export Center offers a full range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the export process. Whether you are a small business just thinking about exporting or an experienced exporter, the Massachusetts Export Center stands ready to help with services suited to your needs! Business advisory services are free and confidential. Part of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.

 

  • British-American Business Council of New England  provides the premier forum for American and British executives to address common interests and needs together. Through a variety of programs, the members exchange valuable information, establish networks and develop new business opportunities. 

  • PortConnecticut.com, the international trade and transportation portal for Connecticut,  includes information and links to a wide range of resources relating to importing, exporting and business-to-business commerce between Connecticut and the world. It also includes a discussion group forum for companies in the trade and transportation industries. 

  • Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) is a business membership organization fostering networking between New England companies involved in international trade.

  • Kompass is a directory of domestic and international business profiles.

  • U.S. Export Assistance Center offers a full range of federal export programs and services under one roof by combining the export marketing resources of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER) provides high-quality trade statistics, data expertise, and technical support. WISER makes its trade data available in a variety of formats. WISERTrade is the leading online international trade statistics database in the U.S., packing intense functionality and flexibility into the small space of your internet browser.
     


 

 

Massachusetts Chambers of Commerce

 

  

  • Amherst Chamber of Commerce represents nearly 500 businesses in the greater Amherst area by providing members with helpful business information resources, networking opportunities and group buying power.

  • Arlington Chamber of Commerce develops, encourages, promotes, protects and advances the commercial, industrial, professional, financial and general business interests of Arlington and the neighboring areas.

  • Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing over 455 business and 25 communities. It bridges the communities of Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Maynard and Stow.

  • Bedford Chamber of Commerce advances the economic, industrial, professional, cultural and civic welfare of the Town of Bedford, and encourages the growth of existing industries and businesses while giving all proper assistance to new firms or individuals seeking to locate in Bedford.

  • Berkshire Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business people who promote the civic and economic vitality of the Berkshires region in Massachusetts. A not-for-profit organization, the chamber is Berkshire County's leading economic development and business advocacy organization.

  • Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce encourages and manages business and industrial growth in the Valley, while helping to preserve the unique characteristics which have made this area a magnet for business and tourism for over a century.

  • Bristol County Chamber of Commerce fulfills its mission of improving the Bristol County area business climate by offering networking opportunities, referrals, member discounts, advocacy and other unique benefits.

  • Brookline Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization established in 1978, fulfills its goal of supporting and strengthening the business community by providing a wide array of benefits and opportunities.

  • Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Cambridge business community.

  • Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, dedicated to the economic well-being of the region, was established in 1922 and is comprised of more than 1,300 businesses in Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester by-the-Sea, and the North of Boston region. The mission of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce is to serve as the principal voice of business while working to enhance both the economic environment and the quality of life for the citizens of Cape Ann.

  • Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

  • Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization serving the communities of Bourne, Sandwich and Wareham.

  • Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce strengthens, supports and promotes the economic viability, cultural richness, environmental sensitivity and the social needs of Cape Cod.

  • Chamber of Central Mass South is dedicated to advancing the general welfare and prosperity of the area, improving the business climate, advocating on behalf of members and offering educational support through seminars, publications and business planning and mentoring.

  • Chatham Chamber of Commerce serves the Cape Cod town of Chatham.

  • Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is the largest business-oriented organization in the city. Its members come from a wide variety of professions, services and industries. The Chamber is a private, voluntary, non-profit organization that was established  for the purpose of promoting civic, economic and social welfare for the people of Chelsea.

  • Chicopee Chamber of Commerce improves the overall business climate by uniting, guiding, supporting and speaking for those engaged in business and industry, toward the advancement of economic and civic well-being for all citizens of the greater Chicopee area.

  • Concord Chamber of Commerce promotes local business in order to foster a strong economic climate in a spirit consistent with the character and culture of Concord.

  • Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business advocacy organization whose purpose is to research, develop and advocate the interests of its membership through program, policy, service and community business leadership. Its serves the towns of Bridgewater, Carver, Halifax, Lakeville, Middleborough, Plympton, Raynham, Rochester and Wareham.

  • Dennis Chamber of Commerce

  • East Boston Chamber of Commerce

  • East of the River 5 Town Chamber was established in June of 2008 to include the East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow and Wilbraham Chambers of Commerce.

  • Eastham Chamber of Commerce promotes and encourages the spirit of fair trade and good business through activities and / or programs designed to benefit the commercial, cultural and civic welfare of the Town of Eastham and vicinity.

  • Everett Chamber of Commerce creates and advances a favorable climate of economic development and growth for its members. The Chamber serves as a unifying voice for its retail, commercial, industrial and nonprofit members while acting as an advocate on local, state and federal issues which may impact the business community. All efforts will focus on enhancing life in the Everett community.

  • Falmouth Chamber of Commerce's mission is to promote a healthy economic climate consistent with improving the charm and character of the town, making it an ideal place to live, work and visit.

  • Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization providing services and opportunities to the business community in its service delivery area of 26 towns and five villages of Franklin County in Western Massachusetts.

  • Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce operates as an independent business organization representing the business community of the city of Beverly with nearly 500 members.

  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is a broad-based association representing more than 1,700 businesses of all sizes from virtually every industry and profession in the region.

  • Greater Easthampton Chamber of Commerce promotes and perpetuates the business, commercial, manufacturing and civic interests of Easthampton; advances the agricultural interests of the area, to develop a public spirit in all, whereby it may put forth a unified effort to aid the community and to make it a more prosperous, more beautiful and a better place in which to live.

  • Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce provides direct business support and advocacy, as well as provides social and informational activities to the business community it represents.

  • Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, a business organization committed to serving its members by supporting and advocating for an environment where members and their communities prosper, serves 14 cities and towns in the greater Haverhill area including the towns of Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Merrimac and West Newbury.

  • Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization whose mission is to strengthen the economy of Greater Holyoke by representing and involving the business community in public policy decisions affecting the business climate, by helping individual businesses to prosper, and by creating a community environment conducive to economic opportunity and a positive quality of life.

  • Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce is over 750 members strong and serves the towns of Chelmsford, Dracut, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.

  • Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a strong, respected business organization known for its abilities to lead, inform, promote, manage, unify and satisfy the needs of more than 800 members doing business in the Greater Newburyport region.

  • Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce is a business organization representing the Northampton area.

  • Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce encompasses the communities of Blandford, Chester, Granville, Huntington, Montgomery, Russell, Southwick, Tolland, Westfield and Woronoco. Together they're creating a dynamic business environment and making the area an exceptional place to live and work.

  • Harwich Chamber of Commerce

  • Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Boston is an organization of businesses, individuals and institutions committed to the economic development of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities in the Northeast United States.

  • Holden Area Chamber of Commerce serves the towns of Holden, Princeton, Rutland and Paxton by promoting and enhancing the business climate, developing a positive economic environment and contributing to the betterment of the community.

  • Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce fosters, enhances and promotes a favorable business climate in the greater Hyannis area and the seven villages of Barnstable.

  • Lee Chamber of Commerce

  • Lenox Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting your business and the wonderful town of Lenox.

  • Lexington Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization, comprised of local businesses, professional and civic-minded people, dedicated to representing and protecting the interests of the business community.

  • Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce is a strong business organization of over 900 business people and professionals working to provide member programs, community programs and public advocacy to make the Lynn area a better place to live, to work and to do business. It serves the towns of Lynn, Lynnfield, Swampscott and Nahant.

  • Malden Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting its members and strengthening the economic growth of its region.

  • Marblehead Chamber of Commerce, created in 1951, is an advocate for its members and the Marblehead business community.

  • Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce advocates and promotes business and civic interests, in close harmony with the overall welfare of the community, in order to encourage development and growth in the area.

  • Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce members have access to a wonderful and broad-reaching resource of information, promotion and networking, including participation on their website.

  • Mashpee Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic and growing business membership organization providing it's members with ways to develop their business.

  • Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit statewide agency that seeks to serve and strengthen Latino businesses. Services include a marketing component that helps businesses market their products and services to the Latino community through market research and direct contact with the Spanish-speaking media.

  • Melrose Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary membership organization whose primary goal is to work towards increasing the visibility of the Melrose business and professional community and to provide programs, publicity and public relations strategies that will attract more residents to shop and do business locally. 

  • Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce serves over 1,000 members in Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, Greater Haverhill, Greater Lowell and throughout the communities of the Merrimack Valley.

  • Metro South Chamber of Commerce serves the interests of member businesses while providing community leadership to ensure the economic advancement of the Metro South region which includes the towns of Abington, Avon Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Holbrook, Norwell, Randolph, Rockland, Sharon, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman.

  • MetroWest Chamber of Commerce has programs in place to insure that the Framingham area continues its leadership position as a business and manufacturing center well into the millennium.

  • Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce serves the core communities of Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and Westford by voicing support for and advocating the promotion of business. 

  • Milford Area Chamber of Commerce unites businesses and professionals, creating a central agency which lends itself to improving business and building a better community.

  • Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce is the primary organization on Nantucket dedicated to promoting the interests of the business community. With nearly 700 business, non-profit, and individual members, the Chamber also is concerned with the ongoing viability and vitality of the island's historical, cultural, civic, environmental and recreational features that position Nantucket as a premier destination for visitors and provides a special way of life for its residents.

  • Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce supports and promotes businesses and improves the quality of life for the region it serves including the towns of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Pepperell, Shirley and Townsend.

  • Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic, fast-growing organization dedicated to serving the needs of the business community in Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Norwood, Sharon, Stoughton, Walpole and Westwood.

  • New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce advocates business advancement, economic growth and job creation for the benefit of the communities they serve. 

  • New England Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining the African American communities through entrepreneurship and collaborative activities within New England. It was founded in an effort to enhance the economic infrastructure that supports the development of businesses that impact the black community. Micro enterprises and small businesses are the key to transforming the economic condition of the community.

  • Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce is an organization whose purpose is the development, encouragement, promotion, protection and advancement of the commercial, industrial, professional, financial and general business interests of Newton, Needham and neighboring areas.

  • North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional people dedicated to the economic well-being of the community. It serves the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Fitchburg, Groton, Harvard, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Princeton, Shirley, Sterling, Townsend and Westminster.

  • North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce serves the business community of the nine town North Quabbin area (Athol, Erving, New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Warwick and Wendell) and helps improve the business climate in the area.

  • North Shore Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to actively shaping public policy and events so that decisions by business and government result in an improved economy and quality of life for the region.

  • North Suburban Chamber of Commerce is an organization dedicated to improving the economic climate and quality of life in suburban communities north of Boston.

  • Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is an active support organization committed to providing business, government and community information resources and opportunities to its members, and being an involved corporate citizen in the community.

  • Provincetown Chamber of Commerce encourages and promotes the civic, commercial, and social betterment for residents and visitors.

  • Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, a business association of over 625 members across the lower South Shore, assists and promotes the region's business community.

  • Quaboag Valley Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate for business and community development in the Quaboag Valley and provides members with a voice in political, social and economic issues. It serves the towns of Belchertown, Brimfield, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Holland, Monson, North Brookfield, Palmer, Wales, Ware, Warren and West Brookfield.

  • Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce is a vital organization that serves to foster pride and promotes interest in the towns of Reading.

  • Revere Chamber of Commerce promotes civic responsibility to further a better understanding between the public and business people; encourages a close personal and business relationship among the business people; encourages and develops a healthy environment for business; so that Revere will continue to be a better place in which to live and work.

  • Rockport Chamber of Commerce is a member organization serving the North Shore town of Rockport.

  • Salem Chamber of Commerce concentrates resources and energies on strengthening economic development of manufacturing, retail, tourism, service and educational sectors.

  • Salisbury Chamber of Commerce has taken an active role in cooperating with individuals, groups, government agencies and others engaged in similar activities and that have similar goals for the promotion of business in Salisbury and the surrounding towns of Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley and West Newbury.

  • Saugus Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business and professional organization whose our membership consists of  local men and women from both large and small businesses, industries and professionals all working harmoniously to improve the business climate and the area's economic well-being.

  • Somerville Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization for businesses operating in Somerville or the surrounding communities.

  • South Shore Chamber of Commerce is a 2800-member-strong business organization dedicated to serving the interests of the local business community through community outreach, government relations and economic development assistance.

  • Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce serves the towns of Great Barrington, Sheffield, Egremont, Otis, New Marlborough, Monterey, Sandisfield, Alford and Mount Washington.

  • Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce has been taking care of business for more than a century. Over that time, the Chamber's core mission has remained constant: to promote, support and enhance the economic health of the business community and the region.

  • Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to promote improve and preserve the economic welfare of the Town of Stockbridge and its environs. It is a nonprofit organization that exists for businesses of all sizes. Members are the driving force behind the Chamber.

  • Stoneham Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization comprised of local business, professional and civic-minded people working together to protect, strengthen and promote the economic, cultural and civic welfare of Stoneham.

  • Stoughton Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1938 and organized as a non-profit corporation whose main goals and objectives are to aid and promote local business throughout the Town of Stoughton. The Chamber is committed to advocating Stoughton businesses and business owners on matters of local and political importance and to promote a healthy and successful business environment in and around Stoughton.

  • Taunton Area Chamber of Commerce serves both the businesses and residents in the heart of Southeastern Massachusetts. The service area includes the City of Taunton and the surrounding towns of Berkley, Dighton, Raynham and Rehoboth.          

  • Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit corporation whose mission is to advance the interests of businesses in the three towns of Foxboro, Mansfield and Norton.

  • United Regional Chamber of Commerce serves the Southeastern Massachusetts businesses and communities of Attleboro, Bellingham, Blackstone, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Medway, Medfield, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Wrentham.

  • Wachusett Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy, community and economic development association committed to the support of its members' growth and success and the development of a positive and healthy economic climate for the area communities of Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Harvard, Lancaster, Sterling, West Boylston and nearby towns.

  • Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit organization which receives no public funding, works hard to promote Wakefield as a good place in which to live and do business. Services are provided solely through the dues contributions of its member businesses.

  • Walpole Chamber of Commerce is an organization of over 190 companies and individuals dedicated to making the area's economy prosper. The directors and membership typically come from companies of 1 to 5 employees, but it's also represented by corporations with hundreds of associates. 

  • Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant, growing organization that addresses key issues concerning economic development, legislation, regional tourism, transportation, and overall quality of life in the Waltham, Weston and Lincoln area.

  • Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce provides members with leadership, programs and services that promote business and community advancement.

  • Wellesley Chamber of Commerce was incorporated and exists for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, professional, civic, educational, cultural and general interests of Wellesley.

  • West of the River Chamber of Commerce represents businesses from Agawam and West Springfield. They work to make the communities a better place to operate your business and provide opportunities to network with fellow business owners.

  • Williamstown Chamber of Commerce promotes businesses in the Berkshires.

  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce is committed to the support and promotion of the Wilmington area businesses in harmony with the community.

  • Winchester Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization, almost totally comprised of volunteers dedicated to creating a better business environment for Winchester.

  • Winthrop Chamber of Commerce is a wide selection of businesspeople working in conjunction with the Town's elected and appointed officials. Its goal is to foster the economic enhancement of Winthrop's businesses and business districts so as to maintain long-term economic vitality and growth.

  • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of the business community for 125 years and will continue to provide the leadership necessary for the city and region to grow and succeed.

  • Yarmouth Area Chamber of Commerce promotes, advocates for, educates, assists and involves both its members and the Yarmouth community.