Monday, December 10, 2012
Actually, it kind of is. And that’s why the Lexington Chamber of Commerce’s monthly midday forum is looking for a few good men.
It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn toward New Year’s Resolutions. The holiday is still a few weeks away, but Mary Jo Bohart, executive director of Lexington’s Chamber of Commerce, has her resolution ready. In 2013, Bohart hopes to introduce more men to the Chamber’s “Women-in-Business” lunchtime series, a monthly midday forum in which attendees participate in a roundtable discussion and take in a presentation from a featured speaker. In its seventh year, the series is almost exclusively attended by women. “The overall concept of the series is to profile successful businesswomen from a broad range of professions,” Bohart said. “These speakers describe not only their specific field, but also their personal career path.” The …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Santa Claus and local authors are coming to town this Friday, while Mass Ave merchants will stay open late and the Lexington Symphony will perform a pair of Holiday Pops concerts.
The holiday season kicks it into high gear this Friday, Nov. 30 when Lexington Center comes alive with the Chamer of Commerce's annual Festival Night and other holiday-themed activities. Carolers will stroll the streets and indoor musicians will take up instruments at featured locations. Santa Claus will come to town for a holiday tree-lighting ceremony at Depot Square, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with the sounds of the Master Singers of Lexington. Participating merchants around Lexington Center will offer special prices, discounts, promotional gifts and raffles. The Lexington Symphony will host Holiday Pops concerts at 4 and 8 p.m. over at Cary Hall. Beginning at noontime at the Lexington Depot, there will be a Holiday Bazaar selling …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Free event is this Thursday, Sept. 20.
Monday, September 17, 2012
This Thursday morning, the Lexington’s Economic Development Office and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce will co-host a free workshop for all Lexington-based businesses and commercial property owners entitled, Retail Best Practices. This special workshop is designed help business owners take a fresh look at their stores -- how they look inside and out; how they are positioned in the community; how they attract and retain customers; and how they can implement low-cost “best practices” to be the best they can be. The workshop will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Cary Memorial Library.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Here are five things to do this weekend in and around Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Summer Concert Series in Lexington Center Where/When: Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave.; 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 24 Why Go: It's the second-to-last of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce's annual Summer Concert Series outdoors on the Lexington Visitors Center lawn. The featured performer is Jumpin' Juba. Pricing: Free 2. Founders Day Celebration Where/When: Jacob Whittemore House, Hartwell Tavern and the Wayside at Minute Man NHP; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A roundup of what's going on in and around Lexington this weekend.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Summer Concert Series in Lexington Center Where/When: Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave; 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 27 Why Go: It's the latest installment of Lexington Chamber of Commerce's annual Summer Concert Series, which provides weekly outdoors concerts on the Lexington Visitors Center lawn Friday nights through Aug. 31. Pricing: Free 2. LYST Presents "The Wizard of Oz" Where/When: Grace Chapel, 59 Worthen Road; 7 p.m., Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A look at what's going on in and around Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Chamber Summer Concert Series Where/When: Lexington Visitors Center, 1875 Massachusetts Ave; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 20 Why/Go: Week two of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce's annual Summer Concert Series. This week's performer is Ben Rudnick and Friends. Pricing: Free 2. Biscuit Rollers Perform at Nourish Where/When: Nourish, 1727 Massachusetts Ave.; 8 p.m., Friday, July 20 Why Go: The Biscuit Rollers come to town as the latest performers in nourish restaurant's …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Eight different acts will take the Visitors Center lawn each Friday night from July 13 through Aug. 31.
The Lexington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Summer Concert Series returns this Friday, July 13, with a set by the Benjamin Road Band and runs through Aug. 31, when Irish music outfit Boston Blackthorne performs on the Visitors Center lawn. The concert series has been a summer staple for more than 30 years now, according to Chamber Director Mary Jo Bohart, who said the popular Friday night tradition attracts an audience from Lexington and surrounding towns. This year’s lineup includes a combination of new and returning acts, and the assortment of musical styles ranges from big band brass to boogie woogie to pop rock. The Chamber recommends that concertgoers come equipped with lawn chairs, picnic blankets and a take-out order from one of …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Bicentennial Band's summer concerts begin, the Chamber kicks off summer with a BBQ event and more today in Lexington.
1. Business After Hours BBQ: The Lexington Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Kick-off of Summer” Business After Hours BBQ event outdoors on the grilling terrace at Element Hotel from 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight. Each year, this popular gathering of business leaders and local officials is a relaxed way to broaden your professional network. 2. Bicentennial Band's Summer Concerts Begin Tonight: The Lexington Bicentennial Band, under the direction of Jeffrey P. Leonard and Alfred W. Dentino, will begin its summer outdoor concert series at 7:15 p.m. tonight at the Hastings Park bandstand. The concerts continue every Tuesday evening throughout the summer, with the final concert on Tuesday Aug. 21. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Women-in-Business at lunchtime, high school sports, arts and more today in Lexington.
1. Women-In-Business Lunchtime Series: Lexington’s Recreation Director, Karen Simmons, will be the guest speaker today at the Chamber of Commerce's "Women-in-Business" lunchtime series. The event, at 12 p.m. today at Cambridge Savings Bank includes a segment of moderated around the-table discussion, followed by a featured guest speaker. 2. Today in High School Sports: Lots of after-school action today for the scholar athletes from Lexington High. Boys varsity tennis takes on Bedford in a scrimmage at 3:30 p.m.; the boys and girls varsity and JV baseball and softball squads travel to Burlington High at 3:45 p.m.; girls varsity lacrosse hosts Woburn High at 3:45 p.m., with the junior varsity to follow at 5 p.m.; girls varsity tennis …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Leap Year love, Center plans for breakfast, hearing about Dana Home plans and more today in Lexington.
1. Center Focus for Business Breakfast Forum: New proposals for rezoning and the Center Streetscape redesign are the subjects of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce's Business Breakfast Forum, scheduled for 8 to 9:30 a.m. this morning at the Lexington Depot. Presenters include Planning Director Maryann McCall-Taylor and Howard Levin and Pamela Shadley from the Lexington Center Committee. (For the full details, check out the PDF posted to your right.) 2. Dana Home Proposal Hits the Planning Board: The Lexington Planning Board will hold a public hearing on a proposed zoning change that would allow the Dana Home and abutting property to be redeveloped as a hotel and restaurant.The hearing, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Clarke Middle …