Vanessa Welch in Franklin Wednesday, Right-to-Repair, and more


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Connecting Women Leaders to Hear from News Anchor

Boston 25 news anchor Vanessa Welch is the featured speaker for Connecting Women Leaders (CWL), sponsored by and held at Benchmark Senior Living, The event provides the opportunity for area’s women to come together, network and learn from experts about topics that directly impact their personal and professional lives. This networking group affiliated with the Tri-County Chamber, is open to all women at every stage of their professional career. Vanessa is co-anchor of Boston 25 News at 5:00, 6:00, 10:00 and 11:00 p.m. with Mark Ockerbloom and Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz. Vanessa joined the Boston 25 News team in 2015 covering important and impactful news stories across Massachusetts. Before joining Boston 25 News, Vanessa was an anchor and reporter at WFTV in Orlando, Florida for nine years. Prior to that, Vanessa was a reporter and fill-in anchor at WTVD in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her on-air career as a reporter at KOSA in West Texas. Vanessa is married to Boston 25 News Meteorologist Jason Brewer. They have three young boys and are thrilled to call Boston home. For info and tickets, click here.

Right to Repair Coalition say Auto Makers Thwarting AG and Will of Voters

In March, the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition thanked Attorney General Andrea Campbell for deciding to move forward, despite the lack of a decision by a federal court, with implementing the Right to Repair law passed by voters in 2020. On March 7 Campbell filed a “notice of intent to terminate non-enforcement stipulation” as of June 1, 2023 meaning that she will take action to implement the law. The Attorney General’s Office had suspended enforcement of the law pending the results of the court case, which has been repeatedly delayed for more than two years. Today, car manufacturers showed their disdain for the will of the voters and their own customers by filing a motion to stop the Attorney General from enforcing the law.“On behalf of independent repair shops and their customers, we are disappointed but not surprised that car manufacturers would try to stop a law that 75% of Massachusetts voters supported at the ballot box,” said Tommy Hickey, Director of the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition. “We expect that the judge will see this for what it is, a profit-driven delay tactic by automakers to force car and truck owners to go to their dealerships to pay more for repairs.”

MassFiscal Thanks State Senators Who Debated and Voted in Favor of Protecting Tax Rebate Law 62F

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance released the following statement thanking the three Republican state senators, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), Senators Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton), and Patrick O’Connor (R-Weymouth) for publicly debating and voting in favor of protecting the voter approved tax cap and rebate law known as 62F. On Thursday, Senate Republicans came prepared with props and speeches showcasing the hypocrisy of Senate Democrats for wanting to circumvent the will of the voters by excluding the millionaires tax revenue from 62F tax revenue calculations. Their worthwhile speeches made the point and even got two Democratic senators, Walter Timilty (D-Milton) and Barry Finegold (D-Andover) to support their effort. A copy of the roll call vote may be found by clicking here.

Town of Hopkinton joins the Massachusetts Purchasing Group by Bidnet Direct

The Town of Hopkinton announced it has joined the Massachusetts Purchasing Group and will be publishing and distributing upcoming bid opportunities on the system. Bidnet Direct's Massachusetts Purchasing Group connects participating agencies from across Massachusetts. The purchasing group provides a transparent bid process through which the bid is available to all vendors at the same time. The Town of Hopkinton invites all potential vendors to register online by visiting to access its upcoming solicitations.

The Town of Hopkinton joined the purchasing group in April 2023 and will utilize the system to streamline the purchasing process including bid management, bid distribution and vendor relations.

Waters to Present at the Jefferies 2023 Healthcare Conference

Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has announced that Udit Batra Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a fireside chat at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference in New York City on Thursday, June 8th, 2023 at 9:30AM Eastern Time.

A live webcast of the event will be available on the 'Events & Presentations' section of Waters' Investor Relations website at A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days.

Patriots and Mass Ambulance Assn hosted "Convoy of Champions"

The "Convoy of Champions," a parade of more than 40 ambulances, representing more than 20,000 Massachusetts paramedics, EMTs, and 911 dispatchers, traveled from UMass Medical Center in Worcester to the 50-yard line at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday, May 23. The New England Patriots, state officials, and healthcare professionals joined the Massachusetts Ambulance Association in celebrating these front-line heroes during EMS Week (May 21-27).

Young Professionals Speed Networking

The Tri-County Chamber PULSE Young Professionals Group is the perfect opportunity for you to build strong connections with other entrepreneurs, professionals and business owners. The group will help you foster lasting relationships, be a valuable resource/gain valuable resources and provide you with opportunities for educational and professional development.

Most often you attend a networking event and don't get to meet everyone...not with speed networking! You will have the opportunity to meet briefly one on one with all in attendance - this event is going to be fast and fun! People want to learn who you are, what is your business, your role in that business, and what's a good lead for you. It's all about meeting face to face and making new connections. Don't forget your business cards!

The next event is Breakfast at Stephanie’s, 3 Farm St Upton MA 01568, US, Thu Jun 1 2023, 09:00am to 10:00 am


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