The entrance to the event center is at the rear of the hotel with plenty of parking. As you enter, drive along the right side of the hotel to the rear lot and entrance to the conference foyer (our registration area).
4:30PM - 5:30PM Optional Presentation: Economic revitalization through art and cultural initiatives
5:30PM - 7:30PM Networking Reception
This event is $10 for chamber members and $20 for non chamber members. You have 2 options for payment:
1. Register online, then Pay with a Credit Card: Register now, then you'll have the option to enter your information when you register online.
2. Register online, then Pay at the Door: Register online now, then select "Pay by Invoice" when you register online. Please bring Cash or a Check made payable to Melrose Chamber of Commerce to the event.
Join members from 12+ chambers along the Route 128, 3 and 93 corridors for a night of networking, socializing and food. Bring plenty of business cards as you plan to meet new customers, clients and business partners from outside of your current network. Additional details to be posted in the weeks ahead.
Optional Presentation: 4:30-5:30
Although this is not a 'Business Expo', there will be table space for Chamber Members made available on a First-Come-First Serve basis. Tables are shared by three vendors with the goal of providing a 'place holder' for marketing materials.There is no additional charge to members for use of the table space. Members can begin set-up starting at 4:30 PM.
Networking 5:30 - 7:30
Optional Presentation 4:30-5:30: Economic revitalization through art and cultural initiatives
Al Wilson, founder and Executive Director of Beyond Walls, a creative agency whose mission is to activate public space to strengthen communities.
Inspired by projects in Brooklyn, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Kings Cross, London; and Wynwood, Miami, Al recognized Lynn's rich history, distinctive architecture, and burgeoning arts and cultural district as the perfect landscape in which to test the creative economy.
Al and a robust volunteer committee launched a grass-roots effort to implement four inaugural large-scale public art installations in downtown Lynn.
In the summer of 2017 the initial Beyond Walls Mural Festival brought international artists to create murals on buildings in Lynn's newly designated Downtown Cultural District. This enormously successful effort generated 4.5 million impressions on social media. A post festival study and survey found local business owners citing increased foot traffic in their establishments and residents returning to the downtown area, deeming it a safer environment to buy a coffee, go on a date, and generally work, shop, and play.
Al now leads a team of three who have backgrounds in city planning, arts administration, and fundraising. Building on the Beyond Walls model, Al and his team will continue to better the public realm and increase safety and economic vitality through the implementation of major art installations and programming that reflect the interests and cultural make up of communities served.