About the East Boston Chamber

Established as the East Boston Board of Trade prior to 1960, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce has been representing the East Boston community proudly for over 40 years.

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Established as the East Boston Board of Trade prior to 1960, the East Boston Chamber of Commerce has been representing the East Boston community proudly for over 50 years. Local business leaders recognized the need to come together to stimulate economic development in East Boston. They believed that by creating an association whose mission was to help local business thrive, the entire community would profit as a whole and that success would have a trickle down effect to community organizations and families, improving overall quality of life in East Boston.

Today, the Chamber’s Board of Directors, a volunteer assembly of fifteen respected local business leaders, continues onward with the same goals in mind. The East Boston Chamber currently represents nearly 200 local businesses, the majority of which are located in East Boston, however, there are also a number of member businesses from surrounding towns.

Our Mission

Aims, Ideals, Purpose
a. to encourage, foster, and stimulate commerce, business, finance and professional interest;
b. to stimulate, encourage, and promote exchange among business people;
c. to promote, advance and stimulate civic, business, commercial. industrial, and agricultural interests;
d. to promote the general welfare of the East Boston community;
e. to acquaint and inform the public as to its objectives and to stimulate public opinion and reaction to these ends by providing information and other civic, educational, commercial, industrial, social, and public features as will foster, encourage, and stimulate these purposes; and
f. in furtherance of these purposes, to engage in such other activities permitted a corporation formed under G.L. c. 180.
g. to be non-partisan, non sectional and non-sectarian, and shall take no part in endorsing or lending its influence to the election of any candidate for city, state or national office.

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Board of Directors

Marisa DiPietro, East Boston Social Centers
Immediate Past President
Albert “Buddy” Mangini, G2 Security
James Kearney, Boston Public Schools
1st Vice President president
Kim Altschul, East Boston Savings Bank
2nd Vice President
Veronica Robles, Veronica Robles Cultural Center
3rd Vice President
Marita Palavicini, Vilma's Boutique
Joanna Cataldo, E. B. Neighborhood Health Center

Board Members

Alexander Rhalimi, MassEnergy Viridian
Lila Kanj, First Priority Credit Union
Margaret Farmer, North Suffolk Mental Health
Paul J. Scott, GoingClear Interactive
Vinny Qualtieri, NOAH
Shirley Fabbo, Massport
Jose Torres, La Cancun Restaurant
Adnai Mendez, East Boston Savings Bank
Maggie Lopez, First Class Hair Salon

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I Join the East Boston Chamber of Commerce?


Go to our JOIN NOW page and you can submit your application right online. Then a member of EBCC will contact you shortly with next steps.

Q. How can I see what events are coming up?


Check out our News & Events pages for more information about any upcoming events or special news.

Q. Where can I find out about more resources?


Check out our Resources page.

Q. I heard there was a Local Business Directory on the Chamber website. Where is that?


Great question! Yes, check out our Directory page and you'll see all active East Boston Chamber of Commerce member businesses.

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