Subject: AV Chamber March '08 Email Bulletin
Email Bulletin
March '08

In This Issue

Chamber Meetings, Volunteer Salute and Membership Survey!

Biz Network Breakfast Sponsorship Available

Community Events

How to Get Your Event Listed


Chamber Meetings, Volunteer Salute and Membership Survey!
Avidia Bank welcomed over 140 people at their After 5 and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this past February.

Avidia Bank welcomed over 140 to their After 5 & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last month!

3.5 Women's Business Council Meeting, Harvest Cafe, 11:45 am. to 1:15 am. Lunch promptly at noon. Featuring speaker Mary McDonald from Avidia Bank on Women & Investing. $15 members and their guests. $25 nonmembers. Please register no later than noon on March 3rd. No shows will be billed!

3.6 Government Affairs Committee, Boyd Research Co., 8 am.

3.11 Business Network Breakfast, H & R Block, Stow Shopping Plaza, Route 117. 8 to 9 am. Last breakfast until June! $10 for members and their guests. $20 for nonmembers. Reservations required.

3.13 Ambassador Committee, Citizens Bank Community Room, 8 am.

3.19 Board of Directors Planning Session, Boyd Coatings Co., 5 to 8 pm.

3.20 Marketing Committee, Chamber Office, 8:30 am.

3.26 Maynard Matters Meeting, Gianotis Meeting Room, Maynard Town Building, 8 am.

3.28 Annual Chamber Auction, Stow Acres Country Club...pasta & dessert & silent jazz...$25 pp., $230 for a table of 10. 6 to 9:30 pm.

4.2 Women's Business Council, Harvest Cafe. Featuring speaker Barbara Donato, local handwriting analyst. Find out how local law enforcement and employment agencies use handwriting analysis, and what your signature says about you! 11:45 am. to 1:15 pm. $15 for members and their guests. $25 for nonmembers. Register no later than March 31st.

Volunteer Salute

Our appreciation is extended to the following volunteers who have assisted us over the past month...

...Linda Dodge of Marlborough Hospital for her assistance with registration at the last two WBAC Meetings.

...Carol DeMaria of Final Approach for her assistance with registration at the Avidia Bank After Five and with Auction donation pick ups.

...Jeanne Lapidas from Dave's Landscape Management for her assistance with our raffle at the Avidia Bank After Five.

...Todd Wood of St. Mary's Credit Union for his assistance with Auction donation pick up.

...David Herrington of Active Oak LLC for taking pictures at the Avidia Bank After 5

Membership Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete your membership survey. Our Board of Directors reviews results at their annual planning session this March. If you misplaced your copy, give us a call or download it from "forms" on our web site.

Check out our new site at

Special thanks to site sponsors-- Active Oak LLC, Avidia Bank, Beyond Real Estate, Dave's Landscape Management and Stow Family Chiropractic. For the coming year, their logos will adorn our home page and be directly linked to their site. Other sponsorship opportunities will be developed as our Marketing Committee continues to work on development over the next year.

Kudos to our web site team who have spent multiple hours working on this project- -Dave Herrington (Active Oak LLC), Christine Swiminer (SimpleComplexityDesign), Ken Simms (Avidia Bank), Susan Getgood (Getgood Strategic Marketing), Bob Gottlieb (Sceptre Marketing), Mary Beth Parker (Citizens) and Linda Dodge (Marlborough Hospital).

  • Biz Network Breakfast Sponsorship Available
  • The Chamber is seeking a member to sponsor a Business Network Breakfast on Friday, June 20th. Interested parties should email Sarah at

  • Community Events
  • 3.2 Maynard Education Foundation's 6th Annual Taste of Maynard Fundraiser. Maynard Elks. 978.897.3148.

    3.6 Hudson HS presents Bye Bye Birdie on 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8 at 7 pm. with a 2 pm. matinee on 3.8. HHS Aud. $. 978.567.6250 x0131.

    3.8 1st United Methodist Church of Hudson invites the public to a Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner. 4:30 and 6 pm. sittings. $. Tickets at the door. 978.562.2932.

    3.9 Bryley Systems of Hudson presents a free Avaya IP Office Telephone System Demo. Learn about mobile twinning, hot desking, etc. 9 to 11 am. To register call 978.562.6077 or email

    3.14 Arts Alliance present opening art reception for Norman Law at Hudson Town Hall. 6:30 to 8 pm. 978.562.1646.

    3.15 Painted Visions Opening Reception--An exhibition of the MA Cultural Council's Painting Fellows and Finalists. ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard. 1 to 3 pm. Show runs through 4/17.

    3.16 Hudson Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast. Hudson Elks Club. 8:30 am. to noon. $. 978.875.0048.

    3.28 Arts Alliance Pro Musica Youth Chorus & SHM a cappella @ Hudson Town Hall. 7 pm. $. 978.562.1646.

    Ongoing Activities of Interest....

    St. Michael Schools is currently selling a MEGA $50,000 Raffle. Drawing is on 5/3. Purchase tickets online at

    The Hudson Rotary Club is selling Lucky Duck Tickets to benefit their annual scholarship. Drawing is at the Hudson Fest on May 31st. Tickets are available at the Chamber, Sullivan Optometrists, L & S Kerrigan Insurance and Avidia Bank.

    The 1st United Methodist Church of Hudson offers free weekly dinners on Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 pm. 978.562.2932.

    The Arts Alliance hosts a free weekly Saturday Morning Discovery Series featuring family entertainment at the Walker Building in Marlboro at 11 am. 978.562.1646.

    The Hudson Natural Health Center hosts a Community Acupuncture Clinic every Friday from 3 to 6 pm. Fees are on a sliding scale. 978.562.5720 x 6.

    Morey's Tavern in Maynard boasts a busy March schedule, including many special events to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. To celebrate the season, all appetizers will be 1/2 off during the month of March. For more info, go to

  • How to Get Your Event Listed
  • To get your event listed, email information to For additional listings, visit

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