The South Shore Chamber gathered to recognize and thank their Partners and leaders who drive the Chamber’s mission for a better South Shore. The Chamber is no different from any other NPO. We rely on our Partners, Leaders, and member support to survive. We are grateful for a robust and committed team.
Partnership Circle and South Shore 2030 Funders:
A.W. Perry, Eastern Bank, South Shore Bank, Rockland Trust Bank, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA, Mass General Brigham, The Patriot Ledger, South Shore Health, Abington Bank, Atlantic Mechanical Contractors, Bank of America, BID Milton, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cape Cod 5, Citrin Cooperman, CLA, Coastal Heritage Bank, Curry College, EMD Serono, Foxrock, Lyft, Massasoit Community College, MountainOne Bank, Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, Quincy Mutual Group, South Shore YMCA, Sullivan Tire, TD Bank, Unicorn Realty, 95.9 WATD, Welch Senior Living, Bay Copy, Campanelli, CLA, Drohan, Tocchio & Morgan, Electro Switch, Ellis Realty Advisors, George Washington Toma & Appliance, Jack Conway & Company, John M. Corcoran & Company, National Fire Protection Association, National Grid, NVNA and Hospice, O'Connor & Drew, P.C., Ruberto, Israel & Weiner, Stop & Shop, Unicorn Realty, Cape Cod Lumber, Fireking Baking Company, Jack Conway, Mass Housing Partnership, P&B Bus, Weathervane Companies
Special thanks to our outgoing 2022 Chair, Deirdre Savage, and incoming 2023 Chair, Rich Fernandez.
Members of the Town Council,
As Chairman of the Weymouth Chamber of Commerce I want to state the Chamber’s strong opposition to the 18-month building moratorium that is before the Council.
Our Chamber will continue to support the Mayor’s and other elected official’s ongoing efforts to better understand the town’s water usage through water audits, the DPW’s monitoring and repairing damaged infrastructure, the installation of modern, accurate water metering devices, and the eventual replacement of aging infrastructure. The Chamber also supports efforts to explore any reasonable avenues to identify and potentially acquire water from other resources.
The Chamber supports those measures because the Chamber recognizes the importance of water supply and quality to the town. Water is critical not just for residents, but for the many businesses that contribute significantly to the tax revenue collected by the town. This tax revenue is crucial to maintaining our police, fire, schools, parks, playing fields, libraries, and roads and sidewalks.
The building moratorium will effectively shut down new growth as a critical revenue source. Investment momentum is not a light switch. Although you can shut off investments with a moratorium it will not simply snap back on when (or if) the moratorium is lifted. Stopping meaningful economic investment into Weymouth does not stop investors from investing elsewhere, as they surely will. As word spreads that Weymouth is “closed” it could take years to regain the momentum that will be lost. Our concern is the impact this will have on future budgets and needed projects.
The Weymouth Chamber of Commerce respectfully urges the Town Council to oppose this seemingly draconian measure and allow the town’s elected leaders and Boards to continue weighing the merits of each project on a case-by-case basis.
George Berg, Chair, Weymouth Chamber