Guest speaker Murray sets Annual Meeting topic: ‘Combining Past and Present for a Dynamic, Innovative Worcester’

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO and former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray will join us as the main speaker of The Communicators Club’s Annual Meeting in May.

Time and registration details for the May 14 event are being finalized, but a venue has been confirmed: Higgins University Center at Clark University, 950 Main St., Worcester.

Tim Murray

Murray’s presentation, “Combining Past and Present for a Dynamic, Innovative Worcester,” will address the recent renaissance in the second-largest city in New England.

In the past decade, vacant shops and quiet streets have transformed into bustling, 21st-century commercial districts. From downtown to the neighborhoods, Worcester is capitalizing on new projects, including sports franchises such as the Worcester Red Sox and Worcester Railers, a new ice rink, office space akin to Mercantile Center; new, mixed-development like The Grid District; manufacturing and warehouse space at 150 Blackstone River Road; and new market-rate and affordable housing starts.
This spark could not have been lit, let alone sustained, without the culture and traditions on which the Heart of the Commonwealth was founded nearly three centuries ago. We look forward to a new chapter of the city’s growth. Yet, we also look back at the roots of this prosperity in a nod to those who laid the foundation for today’s opportunities.

About our speaker:

Timothy P. (Tim) Murray is president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. Since 2013, he has led the Chamber’s team of professionals serving the region’s business community by focusing on economic development, public policy, member services, and other activities that contribute to a vibrant business climate.



Scholarship application draws three finalists

The late March deadline has passed for applying for The Communicators Club’s $1,000 Elaine Cencak Memorial Scholarship, with three Central Mass. college students furnishing accepted applications. The annual scholarship includes a one-year TCC membership, to support networking and professional development opportunities.

A voting panel will convene in the coming weeks to select this year’s recipient.

The scholarship was established in 2002 in honor of Cencak, who helped found the Society of Professional Communicators (The Communicators Club’s previous name) and nurtured it as adviser and mentor during its first four decades.

Full- or part-time college sophomores and juniors majoring in a communications field at a Worcester County college, as well as seniors continuing on to graduate school to pursue a higher degree in a communications field, may apply.

For more information, visit our Scholarship page.