Waltham Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Meeting May 19, 2022
Waltham Chamber of Commerce
2022 Annual Meeting & Business Breakfast
Thursday, May 19th – 11:00am to 1:30pm
at The Westin Waltham-Boston Hotel
70 Third Avenue
Join us in celebration of the Waltham Chamber of Commerce's 105th year. The Waltham Chamber of Commerce is a private non-profit, independent organization of businesses and professionals dedicated to promoting sound economic growth and opportunity for its membership and a strong quality of life for the community through leadership, education, information and advocacy.
These past few years have been exceptionally difficult for everyone. Although, things are starting to look up, businesses are still struggling.
Our members have mentioned that the biggest struggles that they have involves labor. Labor shortages! Labor Laws! Labor needs! Unemployment! We are excited to announce that our Annual Business Meeting keynote speaker this year is Secretary Rosalin Acosta.
Rosalin Acosta is the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In her role, Secretary Acosta manages the Commonwealth’s workforce development and labor departments to ensure that workers, employers, and the unemployed have the tools, training, and safety resources needed to succeed in the Massachusetts economy. Secretary Acosta also Chairs the Workforce Skills Cabinet alongside the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development.
Prior to joining the Baker-Polito Administration, she was a widely respected financial and banking service professional with over thirty years of experience in Greater Boston financial institutions. Secretary Acosta was a Director and Planning Committee Member of the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board and was appointed a Northern Essex Community College Trustee by Governor Baker. She has been named one of Boston’s Most Influential Women by the Women of Harvard Club and El Planeta’s Top 100 Most Influential Hispanics in Massachusetts. She has also been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). Born in Cuba, she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she was a member of the Women’s Varsity Ice Hockey Team. She is the proud mother of five children. For more information on Secretary Acosta’s role overseeing the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development in Massachusetts visit mass.gov/lwd
We will be honoring Glenna Gelineau with the Waltham Chamber's Community Achievement Award.
11:00am-11:30am Arrival & Reception
11:30-11:45am- Business Portion
11:45am-12:15pm Keynote Speaker
12:30pm-1:00pm- Lunch, Community Achievement Award, Additional Networking and Closing Remarks