Sharing some random thoughts while wondering which Nick Foles will show up for the Eagles on Sunday.
• How lucky are we to be living and working in the shadow of Gillette Stadium? The Super Bowl has become like an annual holiday around here, thanks to the Patriot's stranglehold on the AFC.
• Of course in addition to bragging rights, their success is good for business. Just look at the recent surge in hotel development along Route 1. Additionally, the extra games played in January provide a boost in business for local restaurants, bars and others that might otherwise be experiencing a slow month after the holidays.
• My prediction - Patriot's 24 Eagles 17
• From her perch at Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place, Cindy Peterson literally looks down onto Gillette Stadium. Cindy, is the Executive Director of the Health Care Center (which is expanding) and was just elected board chair of the Chamber at last week's Annual Meeting. An active member for many years, she recently spearheaded our new Women's Leadership Alliance and looks forward to building on the momentum gained at the end of 2017.
• That momentum occurred with Brian Johnson as chair. We are grateful for his dedicated leadership and continued involvement as he hands over the reins to Cindy. At the Annual Meeting, Brian took the opportunity to thank Peter McFarland, The Allied Group, for his long-time support of the Chamber as Peter's term as a member of the Board of Directors came to an end.
• Other highlights from the Annual Meeting included the election of three new board of directors: Susan Cwieka, New Pond Village, Paul Kouri, Keller Williams and Najwa Murphy, Fairfield Inn & Suites. Welcome!
• We also recognized our Awards winners whose photos are below.
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