Email Bulletin
December 2006

In This Issue

Chamber Meetings and Volunteer Salute

Welcome Aboard

Community Events

How to Get Your Event Listed



Chamber Meetings and Volunteer Salute
Shari Belanger (Maynard Community Chest) and Susanna (Vinny's Antiques), enjoy the After Five at Morey's Tavern in Maynard.

11/29 Maynard Matters Committee, Maynard Town Building, Rm. 201. Featuring Consultant Planner Carolyn Britt. 8 am.

11/30 Government Affairs Committee, Boyd Coatings Research Co., 8 am.

12/3 Holiday Window Contests. Both Hudson and Maynard.

12/4 Hudson Tax Classification Hearing. Selectmen's Meeting Room, 7 pm.

12/5 Maynard Tax Classification Hearing, Maynard Town Building, Rm., 201, 7 pm.

12/7 Hudson Savings Bank Seminar Series presents Workplace Rights and Employer Responsibilities with the Office of the Attorney General. Hudson Savings Bank Board Room, 8 to 9:15 am. $15 members. $25 nonmembers. Limited Space. Reservations Required.

12/13 Holiday Business After Five Networking at Middlesex Savings Bank, 17 Nason St., Maynard. $7 Members. $14 nonmembers. Reservations Requested.

12/20 Board of Directors Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 7:45 am.

12/25 and 12/26. Office Closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

The following Committees do not meet in December: Ambassador, Government Affairs, Marketing and Maynard Matters.


Special thanks to members of the Government Affairs Committee, who are preparing for Hudson's Tax Classification. Each year, this group gives up a Monday night to represent Hudson commercial and industrial property owners. Members include Chuck Randall (Randall Properties), Dick Downey (Boyd Coatings Research), Don Garcia (Boyd Coatings Research), Tom Davis (495 Realty), Bill Sullivan (RW Holmes Commercial Realty) and Dave Rykbost (Dave's Landscape Management).

Thanks are also extended to our Marketing Committee who have, once again, put together a spectacular '07 seminar series to be unveiled later this month. Members include: Ken Simms (Hudson Savings Bank), Linda Dodge (Marlborough Hospital), Susan Getgood (GetGood Marketing) and Bob Gottlieb (Sceptre Marketing Group).

The Coalition for Giving currently seeks sponsors for approximately 30 children. All children have been qualified through area social service agencies. Organizations may sponsor a child, a family or simply give a donation. In general, children receive essential clothing and a few holiday gifts. If interested in participating, please email karenhenderson@assabetvalleychamber.org.

  • Welcome Aboard
  • The Chamber recently hired Lauren Edwards to assist with a number of weekly tasks necessary to keep our programming going. A Hudson High student, Lauren is an avid soccer and tennis player. If you see her changing the message board, or delivering something to your business, please make her feel welcome.

  • Community Events
  • 12/1 and 12/2 ArtSpace Maynard Annual Holiday Gift Sale. December 1st, 4 to 8 pm. December 2nd, 10 am. to 6 pm. All gifts made by local artisans. 63 Summer St., Maynard. 978.897.9828.

    12/1 Hudson Downtown Stroll. 4 to 8 pm. Stroll features music at Harvest Cafe, St. Nicholas Craft and Antique Appraisal Fair at Hudson Catholic HS, open house and magician at Edward Jones, and more. For more info, call 978.567.0948 or log onto www.hudsonstroll.com.

    12/2 Harvest Cafe presents Terry Kitchen (contemporary folk). 7 to 9 pm. Free with artist donations. 978.567.0948.

    11/3 Maynard Rotary Club presents the Maynard Holiday Parade. Downtown Maynard. 2 pm.

    12/3 St. Nick's Breakfast to benefit the St. Michael School at Hudson Catholic HS. 8 am. to 12:30 pm. For tickets call 978.562.2917.

    12/8 6th Annual Gold Ribbon Holiday Reception to benefit Andrew's Helpful Hands. Extravagant Buffet, DJ, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Cash Bar, etc. Semi- Formal attire recommended. Marlborough Embassey Suites, 7 pm. to midnight. Tickets are $50, $65 at door. 508.380.1797. www.andrewshelpfulhands.org.

    12/9 Hudson Emblem Club Breakfast with Santa, Hudson Elks, 99 Park St., 9 to 11 am. Hot Chocolate, Juice and Donuts. Christmas stories and bring your own camera and get a picture of your child with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Admission: Canned good for Christmas Baskets for the Food Pantry. 978.568.9291.

    12/27 Arts Alliance presents Gerwick Puppet's Midwinter Magic. Recommended for kids ages K-6. 1 pm. performance. $5/$6 2:15 pm. puppet making workshop. $15 To reserve tickets call 978.562.1646. www.upwitharts.org.

  • How to Get Your Event Listed
  • To get your event listed on the Chamber's Monthly Email Bulletin, email information to info@assabetvalleychamber.org. For additional listings, visit www.assabetvalleychamber.org.

  • Opine!
  • Your Board of Directors really want to know your opinion. To manage this in an orderly fashion, each year, members are sent an annual survey to rate all programs, and to air specific issues.

    Surveys will be sent out soon, and are due mid- January. Results will be calculated and presented at a Board of Directors Planning Session in early February.

    From this, Directors will decide what programs to keep, what programs to change, and what programs to eliminate for 2007. So, if you want your opinion heard, please take a few minutes to complete survey. Meanwhile, if you want to attack this task immediately, the survey is on-line at www.assabetvalleychamber.org.

    Thanks for your opinion. We really do want to know!

    p. 978.568.0360 f. 978.562.4118

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