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Somerville Chamber of Commerce
2 Alpine St, Somerville, MA 02144

The Somerville Chamber of Commerce has "served the membership while enhancing Somerville's quality of life" sinceMore 1946. Implementing an array of initiatives, including face-to-face networking meetings, a growing electronic presence that connects people to clients, vendors and information, as well as having a hand in local and city government, President and CEO Stephen Mackey is always looking to improve the business experience. Holding events such as question and answer sessions with the Mayor, an annual golf tournament and an Octoberfest, the establishment is currently involved in improving infrastructure by trying to lure the Orange and Green Lines of the MBTA to Somerville.

The chamber is always looking to expand its membership, for which the only prerequisite is doing business in Somerville. Communicating with the members, city officials and the media—and by issuing a weekly newsletter—the chamber is constantly getting involved in new areas. Consult the website for details.

Diesel Cafe
257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

Since opening its doors in May 1999, this café has become a Davis Square neighborhood staple. With photoMore booths, pool tables and a motorcycle above the entrance, Diesel is not your typical coffee shop. A chalkboard above the registers displays a large sandwich selection, along with gluten-free and vegan offerings. Seasonal items feature New England produce.

Floor-to-ceiling windows in the front of the café open up to the sidewalk in the warmer seasons. Large tables in the back are well-suited for groups. Customers may call ahead to reserve a table as long as they are prepared to spend $5 per person on food and drinks.  

Diesel Café was awarded the title of "Green Business of the Year" by the Somerville Chamber of Commerce in 2009.  

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