Email Bulletin
July 2007

In This Issue

Chamber Meetings, Volunteer Salute, Summer Hours, Womens' Information Network...

Staff Spotlight: Karen Henderson

Chamber Mailings

Community Events

How to Get Your Event Listed


Chamber Meetings, Volunteer Salute, Summer Hours, Womens' Information Network...
Carlos Frias of Hancock Associates and Nancy Fredrickson of Edward Jones exchange business cards at Premier Kitchen's After Five.

7.18 Board of Directors Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 7:45 am.

7.25 Maynard Matters ad hoc Holiday Decoration Meeting, Maynard Town Building, 8 am.

7.26 Marketing Committee, Hudson Savings Bank, 8:30 am.

There will be no Government Affairs, Maynard Matters or Ambassador Meeting in July.

Mark Your Calendar

9.11 Hudson Savings Bank Seminar Series presents Goal Setting: Why it Doesn't Always Work. Presented by Steve Balzac of Effectiveness Coaching. 8:15 to 9:30 pm. $15 Members. $25 Nonmembers.

9.19 Business After Five at DF Murphy Insurance Agency, 50 Main St., Hudson. 5 to 7 pm. $7 Members. $14 Nonmembers.

9.21 Government Affairs Committee presents a Legislative Roundtable with Rep. Walrath and Sen. Resor. 8:15 to 9:30 am. Citizens Community Room. Free for Members. $10 for Nonmembers. Sponsored by Boyd Coatings Research Co.

10.6 Maynard Fest and Rotary Oktoberfest. Downtown Maynard. 9 am. to 8 pm. For vendor space or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Chamber. Also, Chamber seeks volunteers to assist with set-up and various activities throughout the day.

Volunteer Salute

Special thanks to Carol DeMaria of Final Approach for assistance at our Premier Kitchen's Business After Five.

Additionally, our appreciation is extended to Dave Herrington of Active Oak LLC for his assistance with installing new software on the Chamber's systems.

Summer Hours

Until Labor Day weekend, the Chamber will be open from 9 am. to 4 pm, Monday through Thursday, but will close at 1 pm. on Fridays.

Women's Information Network Slated for September

A number of women on last year's survey, requested that we consider a women's networking luncheon. After a thorough discussion at our Board of Directors meeting, we are committed to a trial run for the '07-'08 calendar year. If interested in participating, please contact the Chamber today.

Give fellow members another reason to choose your business!

Back by popular demand, the Chamber is once again coordinating its Member2Member Discount program to run from 8.1.07 to 8.1.08.

To join, just offer a discount to other Chamber Members. While the vast amount offer a simple 10% discount, you can modify your participation to best suit your business needs.

At the end of August, we distribute discount cards with brochures to our almost 500 members. Employers may also request cards for their employees.

To take advantage of this free advertising opportunity, contact the Chamber no later than July 23rd.

  • Staff Spotlight: Karen Henderson
  • Karen has served as the Chamber's Office Manager since 2000. Before joining the Chamber, Karen provided office support for Genrad/Testware's East Coast Manager and 23 Engineers. Karen is also the administrator for the Hudson Holiday Coalition for Giving which provides clothing, gifts and food baskets for almost 300 children and their families. A Hudson native, Karen enjoys quilting, the Cape and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

  • Chamber Mailings
  • Historically, the Chamber has done ten mailings per year. However, because the world is more electronic in nature, and mailing costs have crept up, we will execute mailings every other month. So, for the balance of '07, we will produce a Sept/Oct and a Nov/Dec Mailing.

    For those interested in including an 8" x 11" insert, the deadlines are August 20th and October 20th. 550 copies are needed. Cost will remain at $60 for profit and $40 for nonprofit organizations. If interested in having your materials included, contact the Chamber.

  • Community Events
  • Hudson Park & Rec Wood Park Summer Concerts presents Quintessential Brass (7/25). All concerts are free and begin at 6:30 pm. Rain location: Hudson Town Hall. 978.568.9642.

    Hudson Public Library Children's Programs for July include, Alex the Jester at 7 pm. (7/19) and Illustrator Scott Nash at 2 pm. (7/25). 978.568.9644.

    7/19 and 7/21. Disney's Aladdin, Jr. presented by the Arts Alliance Summer Drama Workshop. Marlborough Middle School. Two matinees at 11 am. and two evening performances at 7 pm. $. 978.562.1646. www.upwitharts.org.

    Harvest Cafe presents free live music most Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Generally of folk/jazz/pop genre. For a complete listing log onto www.harvestcafeonline.com.

    7.25 Harvest Cafe, in conjunction with the Hudson Public Library, hosts "One Book One Hudson" discussion group at 6 pm. The Cafe is located at 40 Washington St. in Hudson. For more info, call 978.567.0948.

    7.27 Open Mic Night at Harvest Cafe at 40 Washington St. in Hudson. 8 to 10 pm. www.harvestcafeonline.com.

    7/27 and 7/28. Arts Alliance Youth Theater presents Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Hudson High School. 7 pm. (with 10 am. matinee on the 27th). $. 978.562.1646.

  • 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.

    p. 978.568.0360 f. 978.562.4118

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