Subject: AV Chamber March '09 Email Bulletin


Email Bulletin


March '09


In This Issue



Chamber Meetings, Summer Jobs & Hudson Benchwarmers

Property for Lease

Welcome New Directors!

Community Events

Welcome Mary Holtorf




The Chamber recently recognized Avidia Bank's Ken Simms, VP of Marketing, for his six years of service on our Board of Directors.

3/10 Ambassador Committee Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 8:15 am.

3/11 Business After 5 Networking Event at Boost Fitness (formerly Anytime Fitness), 312 Main St., Hudson. 5 to 7 pm. $10 for members and their guests. $15 for nonmembers. Reservations Requested.

3/12 Hudson Fest Committee Meeting, Avidia Conference Room, 9 am.

3.13 Government Affairs Committee, Boyd Coatings Research, 8 am.

3/13 Joint Women's Business Council Meeting with the Marlborough Regional Chamber at The Riverview (formerly the Hudson Portuguese Club). Port St., Hudson. 11:45 am. to 1 pm. Guest Speaker: Catherine Riedel, Skinners Auction House. $15 for members and their guests. $20 for nonmembers. Reservations Required.

3.18 Board of Directors Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 8 am.

3.20 Avidia Seminar Series presents Defying Recession: 6 Actions that Deliver Revenue with Shelly Hall of Catalytic Management. $15 for members and their guests. $25 for nonmembers. Avidia Bank Board Room, 8:15 to 9:30 am. Reservations Required.

3.25 Maynard Matters Meeting with John Curran, Town Administrator, Gianotis Room, Maynard Town Building, 8 am.

3/26 Hudson Fest Committee Meeting, Avidia Conference Room, 9 am.

4/1 Women's Business Council Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 17 Pope St., Hudson. Featuring a lunch buffet and speaker Mary Beth Parker, VP Commercial Lending, Citizens Bank. Subject: Getting the Most Out of Your Bank. $15 for members and their guests. $20 for nonmembers. Reservations Requested.

4/1 Chamber Scholarship Applications Due. Scholarship Application is under "forms" at

4/3 Annual Chamber Bash at Stow Acres CC. 6 to 9:30 pm. Salad, Pasta and Dessert Buffet. Live & Silent Auction. Jazz! $25 pp. $230 for a Table of 10. Reservations Requested.

4/7 Ambassador Committee Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 8:15 am.

4/14 Business Network Breakfast, Avidia Bank Washington St. Branch, Hudson. $10 for members and their guests. $20 for nonmembers. Reservations Required.

4/17 Legislative Breakfast Featuring Representative Kate Hogan and Senator Jamie Eldridge. Location: TBA.

Summer Jobs

If you have summer jobs for students, Hudson High School is interested in posting them on the school board. To post, contact Gail Lamere at 978.567.6250 x3124 or email her at

Cheer on the Benchwarmers While Supporting the Cancer Society

On April 5th, the Hudson Benchwarmers will face off against Boston Bruins Alumni in a charity game to benefit the American Cancer Society in memory of Philip Dube. Organizer Steve Dube is seeking sponsors and is willing to give great discounts to Chamber members. For more info, call 978.618.8343 or email








·  Property for Lease


Hudson. 3 room office with bath. Small downtown office building with ample parking. $575/month, heat included. 34 Pope St. 978.562.7976

For a complete listing, consult the property for lease bulletin board at





·  Welcome New Directors!


This past January, the Chamber welcomed three new Directors--Glenn Davis, Nancy Fredrickson and Justin Provencher. Glenn, a local architect has been active on our golf committee, Nancy Fredrickson of Edward Jones has been active with our Women's Business Council, and last, but not least, Justin Provencher of Avidia Bank has spent vast amounts of time working on local campaigns and will be a great addition to our Government Affairs Committee.

While we welcomed these fine business leaders to our Board, we also bid fond farewells to three retiring members, all whom had served the maximum term allowed under our bylaws--Tony Loureiro of L & S Kerrigan Insurance, Chuck Randall of Randall Properties and Ken Simms of Avidia Bank.





·  Community Events


3/4 Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival at the Maynard Fine Arts. Hosted by the Organization for the Assabet River (OAR). $10 includes admission and a free raffle ticket. For more info, call 978.369.3956 or visit

3/5 Arts Alliance Photography Exhibit Opening Reception at Citizens Bank, downtown Hudson. Free. 5:30 to 7 pm. 978.562.1646.

3/5 3/6 and 3/7. Hudson HS Drama Society presents Once Upon This Mattress. HHS Auditorium. 7 pm. $. 978.567.6250 x0131.

3/6 Appreciation Dinner for Pat Walrath at The Riverview Club. 6 pm. Cocktails. 7 pm. Dinner. $15 pp. 978.567.1929.

3/7 Registration for Hudson Youth Football and Cheerleading. Hudson Elks. 9 am. to noon. Sign up early and save $.

3/7 How to Pastel Paint Like an Impressionist Workshop at the Hudson Public Library. 1:30 pm. $. 978.568.9644.

3/14 Symphony Pro Musica presents music by Haydn (Trumpet Concert) and Villa-Lobos. Hudson HS Aud. $. 7:30 pm. The same concert is repeated in Westboro on 3/15. 978.562.0939.

3/18 Bryley Systems presents a Free Seminar on Preparing Your Business for 201 CMR 17.00-- Protecting Personal Info. 9 am. at Bryley Systems in Downtown Hudson. 888.280.5799.

3/19 The Maynard Public Library presents a FREE movie night featuring Howard's End. 77 Nason St., Roosevelt Room, 6:30 pm.

3/20 River's Edge Players present 'Till Death Do Us Part: A Wedding Deception, murder mystery dinner theater at the Riverview. 6:30 pm. $. Reservations Required. 978.562.1646. The same production will repeat on 3/28 at the Holiday Inn in Marlboro.

3/21 Studio Ballet of Hudson is hosting a Norwegian Dance Workshop. Call 508.494.0411 for details.

3.23 Hudson Band Performing Arts Faculty Recital, HHS, Intel Mini Theater, Free, 6:30 pm.

3.24 Hudson Community Preservation Committee Annual Public Hearing, Selectmen's Hearing Room, 7 pm.

3.27 Photo Exhibit: Shaping the Environment-- Farming in Berlin, a photo essay by Marty Miller. Berlin Town Hall. 7 pm. 978.838.0044.

3.27 Art in the Hall Reception. Paintings by Sharon Carloni. Hudson Town Hall. 6:30 to 8 pm. Free. 978.562.1646.





·  Welcome Mary Holtorf


The Chamber welcomes Mary Holtorf as its new Marketing Assistant. A perfect fit, Mary's shop, Art & Soul of Maynard, has been a Chamber member for over five years. Moreover, Mary has been an active participant of the Chamber's Maynard Matters and Maynard Fest Committees and is on of our Board of Directors.





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