"Collaborate," an OfficeLink Speaker Series, Episode 6: Peter Forman, President and CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce

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Peter Forman, President and CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce came by the Studio at OfficeLink this week to share news about economic development initiatives and priorities in the region.

He gave us an update on the strategic plan being developed for the 2030 project, which identifies where the South Shore wants to be by the year 2030 in terms of employment, housing, opportunities, and more. 

There is a great need for additional housing opportunities for South Shore residents - and this, the changes in how retail centers are used, and large developments in the region are all shaping the landscape of this resource-rich region from Quincy to Plymouth.

"Collaborate," an OfficeLink Speaker Series, Episode 5: Kaitlyn Litchfield of the South Shore Young Professionals

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Kaitlyn Litchfield, Executive Director of the South Shore Young Professionals, stopped by the Studio at OfficeLink to talk about challenges and opportunities for young professionals in the region, and how the organization creates valuable networking opportunities for career-driven people on the South Shore from Quincy to Plymouth. 

The South Shore Young Professionals holds 10 events annually (at least) and their main fundraiser is coming up next week. The 8th Annual SSYP Foundation Golf Tournament brought to you by Brookline Bank is Wednesday, May 23rd at The Pinehills in Plymouth, and raises key dollars for the organization's foundation. Check out the video to learn more about the South Shore Young Professionals and their Foundation's mission!

We will be planning an event soon for the South Shore Young Professionals at OfficeLink Quincy!

OfficeLink Chelmsford hosts wine tasting for local foundation, Live for Liv

OfficeLink, Shared Office Concepts in Chelmsford hosted a fundraiser on Tuesday, May 8th for the local foundation, Live for Liv.

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The Live for Liv Foundation, Inc., is committed to educating society about the warning signs and impact of domestic violence in order to honor the memory of Olivia “Liv” Marchand. The Westford-based  foundation, which raises awareness about domestic violence and promotes resources for families in need of assistance for domestic violence situations, was started n February 1, 2010, after 17-year-old Olivia Marchand life was taken and her mother Jody Marchand was critically injured. For more details about The Live for Liv Foundation, visit www.liveforliv.org.

The event, which featured a wine tasting from One Hope Wine, and delicious gourmet hors d’oeuvres provided by Jody’s brother, Scott Toney (Licensed Realtor at Weichert, Realtors and gourmet chef!), was a joyful evening which served to build enthusiasm for the Foundation’s main annual fundraiser, the Live for Live Ride and Run. This year’s event is on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the 4H Fairground in Westford and features participation for all levels and family members. To view more details about the July event, visit: www.bikereg.com/37973.

"Collaborate," an OfficeLink Speaker Series, Episode 4: Kerry Byrne

Kerry Byrne, of KJB Hospitality, speaks to "Collaborate" - an OfficeLink Speaker Series.

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Kerry Byrne has his pulse on what's happening in the dining scene in Quincy - and he lets us in on secrets and what's coming soon. Quincy's dining scene is hot.  Quincy is getting national press and is really moving toward becoming a dining destination, and one of the most desirable places to live and work in the region.
Kerry is a former writer for the Boston Herald and a Marketing and Dining Consultant who is currently working on PR for the Quincy Downtown redevelopment effort.

"Collaborate," an OfficeLink Speaker Series, Episode 3: Tim Cahill

Timothy Cahill joins us at The Studio at Officelink to give us his vision for where the City of Quincy is going and the priorities for the Quincy Chamber of Commerce.  Tim is nearing the end of his first year as Executive Director at the Quincy Chamber, and has been focused this year on communicating the relevance of the Chamber to local businesses and growing its membership base, which is currently over 500.

This is an exciting time for the City of Quincy and we are seeing an amazing amount of growth, with the new North Quincy Train Station development and with the highly anticipated development downtown.

OfficeLink Quincy hosts South Shore Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connections

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OfficeLink Quincy was proud to host the South Shore Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 24th from 7:30-9 am for their Coffee Connections series! 

There was a great turnout of local business leaders and inspiring conversation - and we were pleased to be able to show off both OfficeLink Quincy to the South Shore community, and The Studio at OfficeLink!

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In addition, Courtney Bjorgaard, Membership Development Director of the South Shore Chamber, joined us in the Studio at OfficeLink to share some information about upcoming Chamber events!


"Collaborate," an OfficeLink Speaker Series, Episode 2: Mark Carey

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Mark Carey of Mayor Thomas Koch's office was at The Studio at OfficeLink recently to bring us up to speed on the Quincy 400 initiative. Mark works in Mayor Thomas Koch's office in Media and Productions, and is a former director of Discover Quincy, which was the inaugural organization to promote tourism to the city of Quincy. Mark's current initiative is Quincy 400. In 2025, Quincy will celebrate its 400th anniversary of its settlement. To mark this historic year, Mayor Koch is leading an unprecedented community planning effort entitled “Quincy 400.”  The endeavor will touch on a wide range of subjects from schools to transportation to economic development, the arts and culture, and neighborhoods. It all revolves around a simple question “Where do we want Quincy to be in 2025?”

To this end, Quincy is gathering feedback from stakeholders in the Quincy community in the following important areas: Neighborhoods, Education, History Arts & Culture, Transportation and Capital Assets, Economic Growth and Tourism, and Health and Wellness. 

They will be holding a series of collaborative events to get feedback from the community, and the Quincy 400 committee is also collecting data via survey. To take the survey or learn more, visit Quincy400.com.

"Collaborate," an OfficeLink Speaker Series: Episode 1

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Brilene Faherty, Founder, Quincy Young Professionals, speaks to "Collaborate" on the Quincy region & trends for younger workers, in The Studio at OfficeLink.

Brilene Faherty is a LPL Financial Advisor with Stoddard Financial, LLC in Quincy, MA. She works with clients throughout New England to identify, plan and execute strategies designed for working toward pursuing their desired financial future. Brilene has served on both the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and Quincy Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is a founder of, and sits on the advisory board of the Quincy Young Professionals.

"Collaborate," a New Community Video Series at the Studio at OfficeLink

Introducing "Collaborate: An OfficeLink Speaker Series" 

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As part of our commitment to highlighting our community and local entrepreneurs, OfficeLink is launching a new video series out of our brand new studio location, The Studio at OfficeLink, that will feature community leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs in Quincy, Chelmsford & their surrounding communities. 

We're leading off our series this week with Brilene Faherty of the Quincy Young Professionals! 
Be sure to check back to our blog page this week to learn more about Brilene and the Quincy Young Professionals on "Collaborate: An OfficeLink Speaker Series.”

OfficeLink Chelmsford hosts lunch with the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce

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OfficeLink Chelmsford hosted members of the Greater Lowell/Chelmsford Chamber of Commerce and local community leaders at a lunch on April 10. Over 50 local business leaders were in attendance and we were pleased to be able to show off our Chelmsford location to the community!

We are excited to work with community leaders to foster economic development and entrepreneurial activity in Middlesex County.