[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Please help support our community[/gdlr_heading]
The Council of Social Concern is hosting their 12th annual Philip J Casey Golf Tournament on Monday, September 11th. The tournament will be held at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading, MA. The Council does so much to support those most vulnerable members of our community. Their programs and services include:

Children’s Center
Family Childcare System
Food Pantry
Family Skill Building- parenting Education
Family Skill Building- Supervised Visitation
Information and Referral

Please support them by golfing, sponsoring or participating in the golf ball drop!

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For more information about how you can support and get involved please contact Mary Laing at the Council of Social Concern. You can reach mary at (781) 935-6495 or

[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Golf Ball Drop[/gdlr_heading]

On the day of the tournament, numbered balls will be dropped onto a target hole. If the ball in or closest to the hole matches your number, you win the 50/50 drawing. Winner does not need to be present to win! $10 per Golf Ball

You can purchase golf balls with cash or check at the Council of Social Concern located at 2 Merrimac Street, Woburn or click below.

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[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]The Council of Social Concern[/gdlr_heading]


A charitable, community-based agency, responding to the basic needs of people of all ages, providing early childhood education and care, helping individuals develop their potential, creating positive family and community relationships, and fostering respect for diversity.


  1. Children’s Center
  2. Family Childcare System
  3. Food Pantry
  4. Parenting Education

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[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]WOW June Lunch on 6/21[/gdlr_heading]

The Women of Woburn will visit the Council of Social Concern on June 21st for lunch and a tour of the facility. Mary Laing, Director of PR and Development will share with us more about the Council and the services they provide. We are asking women who attend to please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the food pantry.

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[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]June’s Raffle Prize[/gdlr_heading]

Our business card raffle prize for June is a complimentary one hour acupuncture session at Woburn Acupuncture. Joanne Rothstein has been practicing Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Woburn for the past 14 years. During this time she has built a solid general practice, attending to the physical and emotional health needs of an age-diverse population. Joanne is a beloved member of our WOW community and will take good care of our lucky raffle winner!

[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Annual Meeting Wrap Up[/gdlr_heading]
On December 6th the Woburn Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Meeting at the Crowne Plaza. The meeting included a panel discussion on the new Marijuana legislation and it’s potential impact on the city and businesses. Participating in the panel were Adam Hamel from McLane Middleton, Mayor Scott Galvin, Police Chief Robert Ferullo, and Substance Abuse Coordinator Richard Jolly. It was an interesting and lively discussion. We deeply appreciate all of our panel members for taking the time to participate and add their voice to the discussion.

[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Humanitarian Award[/gdlr_heading]

Every year at our Annual Meeting we award a member with the Humanitarian Award. This member may be a business that consistently steps up to support charitable causes or someone who has gone to extraordinary lengths to be generous through the course of the year. This year we chose to honor John Casey of Locks and Keys. John is someone who qualifies as a Humanitarian for many reasons as he quietly and unceremoniously contributes in many ways to those in need. This past year, however John’s generosity was recognized by many in the community. After the downtown fire that destroyed several Main Street businesses, John reached out to P&M Locksmiths to offer his own space and equipment until they were able to find a new space. Thank you John Casey for being an example of Humanitarianism for all of us in 2016.

The award was presented by State Representative James Dwyer and City Council President Richard Haggerty.

[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Holiday Celebration[/gdlr_heading]

Following the formalities of the Annual Meeting, our Holiday Celebration kicked off at Scoreboards. We were treated to a delicious meal which included a pasta station and a carving station. It was wonderful to have time to catch up with everyone and to meet new members. Our membership grew steadily throughout 2016 and it is great to see our more seasoned members welcoming the newer ones into the association. Our New Member Spotlights are a fun way to introduce new people and businesses to the association. Please watch your email for these spotlights and you will have something to talk about when you meet our new members at events.

[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Silent Auction for The Council of Social Concern[/gdlr_heading]

A silent auction was held to benefit the Council of Social Concern as part of our Holiday Celebration. The Woburn Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping businesses find ways to give back to the Woburn community. Our members make a positive impact by continuously stepping up to support Woburn charities, scholarships, sports teams and community events. The Council of Social Concern provides much needed services to those most in need in the Woburn. Our silent auction raised over $2,500.00 this year. Thanks to all of those who gave so generously!

We send a great Thank You to all of our donors:

Boston Appliance
Crowne Plaza Boston/Woburn
Get In Shape For Women
Fitzgerald Tile
Drains By James
Dance Studio 665
Residence Inn by Marriott
Courtyard Woburn
Hilton Hotels & Restaurants
Boston’s Best Coffee
Burke Distributors
Woburn Bowladrome
Holiday Inn Express
Martignetti Companies
Micros Northeast
Champion Cleaners
Connoisseurs Products Corp.
Dave & Busters
Dunkin Donuts (RVN Corp.)
Advantage Sports Medicine
Team Logic IT
K&N Oil Service
Marketing Advisory Network
Patriot Financial group
Taste of Brazil
The Great Mandarin
Waxy O’Connors Irish Pub
Atlantic Plywood
Colorworks Paint & Ace Hardware, Inc.

Our Annual Holiday Celebration will be held on December 6th at the Crowne Plaza starting at 5:30 pm. Please join us and help to celebrate 2016. As part of the festivities we will be holding a silent auction to benefit the Council of Social Concern The stalwart Woburn charity does much good for Woburn and surrounding communities. Please help us raise much needed funds for the upcoming year.

Some of our auction items include:

  • Easter Brunch for 10 at the Crowne Plaza valued at $400.00
  • A private dance lesson at Studio 665 with tickets to the Dance Showcase valued at $230.00
  • 50″ Samsung smart t.v. valued at $899.00

Plus much, much more!

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[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Our_Annual_Meeting_Honors_2016[/gdlr_heading]

Our Annual Meeting is more than a time to take care of Association business. It is a time to celebrate and honor some of the best parts of the year. Included in that is our yearly surprise of our recipient of the Humanitarian Award. The Business of the Year Award is given to a business who has had an exceptional year based upon growth, community involvement or other substantial developments. The business climate of the upcoming year is addressed and this year the conversation will surround the passage of the new Marijuana Legislation. Specifically we will examine how it will impact business. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm on December 6th at the Crowne Plaza.

[gdlr_heading tag=”h2″ font_weight=”bold” ]Holiday_Celebration[/gdlr_heading]
Our Holiday Celebration is graciously being planned by Catherine Stevens and her team at the Crowne Plaza/Scoreboards. We will enjoy delicious passed hor d’ouerves, a carving station as well as a pasta station. While we wine and dine we can browse the items up for auction to benefit the Council of Social Concern. Our members have generously donated a huge variety of items and with 100% of the proceeds going to the Council, you can shop and do good at the same time!

2016 has been a year of great growth and excitement at the Woburn Chamber of Commerce. Please come and help us celebrate our success and move forward into 2017 with great hope and faith that more is on the horizon.

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