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MetroWest Chamber of Commerce to host Speed Networking Event
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce will host its Speed Networking Event from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 5 at the Ashland Public Library, 66 Front St. The tickets are $10 for members, and the cost of the ticket includes continental breakfast. To register, visit http://ashlandbusinessassociation.org.

MetroWest Chamber of Commerce to host Taste of MetroWest event
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce will host its 10th annual Taste of MetroWest event from 5 to 8 p.m. March 17 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham. Representatives from the area's restaurants, caterers, gourmet and ethnic markets, gift boutiques, wineries, brew houses and local purveyors of fine liquors will offer samples of food and beverages. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/38k8lq8.

The Village Bank donates to ‘Help Light the Way’ in Newton
Joseph A. De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank, announced recently that the bank has made a $25,000 donation to “Help Light the Way” in Newton. The donation is part of a community fundraising effort created to add lights to Winkler Stadium at Newton South High School. The Village Bank, chartered by the state in 1910, has eight full-service offices in Newton and
Wayland and a Village Loan Center in Upper Falls.

Jassby raises $5M for continued developments
Waltham-based Jassby Inc., the financial technology company that created the Family Finance App, announced recently it has raised $5 million from Moneta Capital and Needham Bank and from its existing investors such as Blumberg Capital, Correlation VC and PnP Ventures. This financing brings the total amount raised by Jassby to $10 million. The investment will fuel continued growth and accelerate the company's development roadmap, just as it crossed 100,000 users. Jassby offers families a service through which kids can receive money from their parents and grandparents, and can then save, donate or spend, all on a safe, controlled and fully digital platform. Combining a digital wallet and shopping app, Jassby provides kids with everything they need in order to be financially independent and start building good habits that connect how much they “have” to what they “want” all in a secure Walled Garden.