WORCESTER- August 2022 by Timothy Murray President & CEO Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Following quickly on the heels of the WRCC/LABO partner affiliation, the WRCC announced its seventh partner affiliation with Discover Clinton to re-establish the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. This announcement was launched on May 25th in the reception room at the new Clinton Bar and Grill on High Street. For several years the WRCC and leadership from Discover Clinton and the Town of Clinton had been exploring the idea of re-establishing a Chamber to assist local businesses and companies in Clinton. Clinton is a town with a population of approximately 15,500 and spans over 7.3 square miles. It has a rich history and unique identity.
Geographically, Clinton is an important location for a business to explore. It is situated just outside of Worcester right next to Wachusett Reservoir and it is close to the cities of Leominster and Fitchburg. The town also has access to MetroWest through the Route 2 corridor making it an ideal location for many businesses. The town’s manufacturing history, road and rail access, and idyllic downtown provide options for companies looking to grow in the 01510-zip code.
The WRCC staff is working closely with the new Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce in setting up new programs and events for the remainder of the year and have already conducted two membership information sessions at the Clinton Historical Society and Bryley systems. In several months the Chamber has grown to nearly 20 members with new applications in the pipeline. As interest in the Central Mass region grows, we firmly believe that this new partner affiliate agreement between the WRCC and Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce can add to the economic momentum taking place in the region.