Subject: AV Chamber April '09 Email Bulletin


Email Bulletin


May '09


In This Issue



Chamber Meetings, Hudson Fest and Golf!

Seeking Business Network Breakfast and Networking After 5 Sponsors!

Community Events




Johanna and Bill Higgins, and family, celebrate their grand opening of Still Life Home Consignment this past March.

4.29 Maynard Matters Meeting with Town Administrator John Curran and Selectperson Sally Bubier. Gianotis Room, Maynard Town Building, 8 am.

5.1 Hudson Fest Committee, Avidia Conference Room, 17 Pope St., 2nd floor. 9 am.

5.5 ad hoc Networking Committee Meeting, Avidia Conference Room, 17 Pope St., 2nd floor. 8:30 am.

5.6 Women's Business Council Meeting featuring Cathy Harragian, master gardener from Dave's Landscape Co. Harvest Cafe, 11:45 am. to 1 pm. $15 for members and their guests. $25 for nonmembers.

5.8 Government Affairs Committee, Boyd Coatings Research Co., 8 am.

5.13 Business After 5 Networking Event at Calare Properties, 43 Broad St., Hudson. (Former Garage Galore Site). Hudson Business Mill Tours. Refreshments. Raffles. Great way to meet 60+ other business and community leaders. Plentiful parking in the rear of the complex. 5 to 7 pm. $10 for members and their guests. $20 for nonmembers.

5.15 Avidia Seminar Series presents Social Media 101: Blogs, Podcasts, YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, etc. How to incorporate these inexpensive tools into your marketing plan! Presented by Getgood Marketing. Avidia Bank Board Room, 42 Main St., Hudson, 2nd floor. 8:15 to 9:30 am. $15 for members and their guests. $25 for nonmembers.

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

5.22 Hudson Fest Committee Meeting, Avidia Conference Room, 17 Pope St., 2nd floor. 9 am.

5.30 Hudson Community Fest. Free Family Entertainment, Food Court, over 100 Vendors. Still seeking sponsorship. Limited vendor opportunity still exists. For more info, call or email the office today!

5.6 Women's Business Council Meeting Harvest Cafe, 11:45 am. to 1 pm. $15 for members and their guests. $25 for nonmembers.

6.5 Golf Committee Meeting, Avidia Conference Room, 17 Pope St., 2nd floor. 8:30 am.

23rd Annual Hudson Community Fest

With the help of a fabulous committee, the Fest is shaping up to be a spectacular event! If you want to get involved, please let us know by May 1st so that we can include you in our media materials.

A few sponsorship opportunities still exist. Sponsorship is $500, $250 and $100. Also, we only have 23 vendor spots left, so if you're sitting on an application, we suggest that you forward it ASAP. We anticipate that we will be sold out by May 8th.

Harvest Golf Classic Slated for Monday, October 19th !

The Chamber has scheduled its 8th Annual Harvest Golf Classic at Charter Oak for Monday, October 19th, at Charter Oak CC. Materials will be mailed and posted on our web site in June. If interested in working on this fun-loving committee, let us know!



Think Green

Help Your Environment and Get Bucks!

The Chamber sends out monthly email bulletins in addition to bi-monthly mailings. In most cases, information in the monthly emails replicate the information in the mailings! We do this because a certain segment of our membership prefers physical mailings and/or do not utilize email!

However, if you would prefer all correspondence via email, just email us and let us know! Not only will you save resources, we'll forward you a Chamber Buck-- $10 toward almost any Chamber program or event.






·  Seeking Business Network Breakfast and Networking After 5 Sponsors!


There's no better way to market your business than to get people through your door! The Chamber provides two avenues to help you accomplish this!

Business Network Breakfasts are generally scheduled from 8 to 9 am. and are limited to 20 participants. At these events, each participant is given two minutes to introduce themselves and their product. This is a fabulous option if you have a smaller establishment and/or a limited budget, since all you provide is a simple continental breakfast and tables and chairs. .

Networking After 5 Programs attract 40 to 80 attendees and are scheduled on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 pm. Because they are less formal, they provide more opportunity to be creative. After 5's always include refreshments and dependent on the location may also include tours, demonstrations and or special presentations. These events take a little more space and investment to host, but can be rewarding as well.

We currently have opportunities to host events in June, September and November. If interested, contact the Chamber today.





·  Community Events


4.22 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.

4.24 First United Methodist Church Youth Group Prime Rib Dinner. $10 for adults. $8 for children 8 and under. Free for children under 2. Felton St., Hudson. 978.562.2932.

4.25 First United Methodist Church Free Spaghetti Dinner! 5 to 7 pm. All welcome. Felton St., Hudson. 978.562.2932.

4.25 Riverview/Hudson Portuguese Club Anniversary Dinner. $25/adults. $15/children under 12. 978.567.1929.

4.25 and 4.26. In celebration of Earth Day, Help Clean Up Hudson! Take a few minutes and fill one bag of trash. Free bags are available from Beyond Real Estate, 241 Main St., Hudson. The DPW will pick up trash at Riverside Park, South St. Parking Lot and Sauta Field. All trash must be bagged. For more info, contact Kristin Gray-Lembo at 978.562.4248.

4.26 Join Sereni Salon & Wellness Center to help people in need of clean water! How? Walk for Water with the Sereni Team on 4/26 from noon to 2 pm. or sponsor them! For more information, visit or call 978.562.2182.

4.28 Volunteer Appreciation Fair at the Maynard Public Library. 7 pm. Come display information about your organization! Music and refreshments! For more information, contact Dottie MacKeen at 978.897.2863,

4.30 The Maynard Public Library presents a FREE movie night featuring Remains of the Day. 77 Nason St., Roosevelt Room, 6:30 pm.

5.1 Pro Musica Youth Chorus Spring Sing at Hudson High. 7 pm. $. 978.562.1646.

5.2 Symphony Pro Musica Annual Family Concert featuring 13 year-old pianist George Li and and The Studio Ballet of Hudson, Hudson HS, 7:30 pm. The concert is repeated on 5.3 in Westborough. $. 978.562.0939.

5.5 Hudson HS Spring Concert and Art Show, 7 pm.

5.6 Staying Calm When the Market Goes Wild Seminar, including Nancy Fredrickson of Edward Jones. 12:30 pm. Includes lunch. Free, but reservations are required. 978.567.9729.

5.9 Serendipity 4th Anniversary Celebration! 63B Main St., Hudson. Special sale & refreshments. 10 am. to 3 pm. 978.562.7756.

5.9 12,402 Steps to Cure Sarcoma Walk, Hudson HS Football Field. 8:30 to 10 am. Registration. 10 am. walk. To register or contribute, contact Chris Yates at 978.568.0111 or visit

5.17 Hudson HS Competitive Plays, 2 pm. $.

5.30 Hudson Community Fest, South St., Downtown Hudson. Free entertainment, 100 vendors, bicycles built for seven, food court, etc. For more info, call 978.568.0360 or log onto





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