Annual Business Meeting

Held each December, the Annual Business Meeting is a luncheon event that welcomes more than 600 of the community’s business leaders to wrap up the Chamber’s year of activities.

This informative program highlights the Chamber’s accomplishments for the year and, outlines goals for the upcoming year, and announces new officers and directors. This popular event also features a keynote address by a distinguished guest.

The 2016 Annual Meeting will take place on Friday, December 2, 2016 from noon to 2 pm at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester. Register

Keynote Speaker

Edward M. Augustus, Jr. has worked in public service for more than 20 years.

City Manager Augustus was appointed as the city manager of Worcester, Mass. in January 2014. As city manager, he has focused on continuing Worcester’s economic development renaissance, supporting education and youth, and making city government inclusive for all residents of New England’s second-largest city.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Augustus, a native of Worcester, served as director of government and community relations at the College of the Holy Cross.

Mr. Augustus’ political career began at a young age. At the age of 23 he was appointed to the city of Worcester’s Human Rights Commission. A few months later, he was elected to the Worcester School Committee, becoming the youngest person ever to hold elected office in Worcester. He served on the school committee for two terms – making it a point to visit each and every classroom in every school in the city every year of his tenure.