Subject: AV Chamber November 07 Email Bulletin
Email Bulletin
November 2007

In This Issue

Chamber Meetings and Volunteer Salute

Property for Lease/Sale

Community Events

How to Get Your Event Listed


Chamber Meetings and Volunteer Salute
Paula Copley (Middlesex Savings Bank) enjoys time out at the Maynard Fest with her children.

11.1 Government Affairs Mtg. with Paul Blazar. Boyd Coatings Research Co. 8:30 am.

11.7 Business After Five hosted by SuAsCo Watershed Community Council and Stow Family Chiropractic. 118 Great Rd (rear of building), Stow. Across from Stow Shopping Plaza. $7 Members. $14 Nonmembers.

11.8 Ambassador Committee. Citizens Community Rm. 8 am.

11.12 Veteran's Day. Office Closed.

11.14 Board of Directors Meeting. Citizens Community Rm., 7:45 am.

11.17 Chamber Night at the Symphony. HHS, 7:30 pm. Email to reserve your discounted tickets.

11.22 Thanksgiving (Office closed on 11/22 and 11/23.

11.28 Maynard Matters Meeting. Maynard Town Building. 8 am.

11.29 Marketing Committee. Chamber Office. 8:30 am.

11.30 Avidia Bank Seminar Series hosts Getting the Message Out: Be Heard, Understood and Remembered. Presented by Getgood Marketing. 2nd Floor Board Room, 42 Main St., Hudson. 8:15 to 9:30 am. $15 Members. $25 Nonmembers. Reservations Required.

Volunteer Salute

With the Maynard Fest, our Harvest Golf Classic and Downtown Trick or Treat, October was certainly a program heavy month. Our gratitude is extended to the following members who assisted us in a myriad of ways.

Special thanks to the following volunteers who assisted us at Maynard Fest--Marlene Thomas (Middlesex Savings Bank), Dick Downey (Boyd Coatings Research), Bill Ross (Better Accounting Services) and Paul Boothroyd (Classic Realty). These outstanding volunteers helped us place 90 vendors in an hour.

It took 20 volunteers to pull off our 7th Annual Harvest Golf Classic at Charter Oak. These selfless volunteers included Ray Murphy and Mary McDonald (Avidia Bank), Allen and Lois Boemer (Boemer & Associates), Glenn and Maria Davis (Davis Architects), Kathy Kielbowicz, Charlie Allen (Active Oak), Mary Holtorf (Art & Soul), Bill Ross (Better Accounting Services), Gavin Livingstone (Bryley Systems), Dave Rykbost (Dave's Landscape Mgmt), Nancy Fredrickson (Edward Jones), Alice Pillivant (Gramps' Garage), Jodi Sullivan (Holiday Inn Boxborough), Linda Dodge (Marlborough Hospital), Paula Copley (Middlesex Savings Bank) and Steve Ziegler (Star Custom Framers).

The Chamber depends on volunteers for Downtown Trick or Treats, especially since it runs the program simultaneously in two downtowns! Special thanks to Mary Beth Parker (Citizens Bank) and Dick Downey (Boyd Coatings Research) for the assistance in Maynard. Also, our gratitude is extended to Bill Ross (Better Accounting Services) and John Kovacs (Boyd Coatings Research) for their assistance in Hudson.

Save The Date

The inaugural Women's Business Advisory Council meeting is slated for Wednesday, December 5th, 11:45 am. at Harvest Cafe in Downtown Hudson. Cost is $15 for members and their guests. $25 for nonmembers. Reservations are required.

Over the next six weeks, we'll be putting together our programs for '08. Please peruse sponsorship and participation options below and let us know your interest. Please note that we schedule one year ahead for most of our programming!

Business After Five Networking Events generally attract between 40 to 100. Participation depends on location and time of year. Average participation ranges around 60. Sponsors need to have the room to host a crowd, and the ability to provide refreshments. Although not necessary, the typical After Five Event does provide beer and wine. We administrate approximately 7 to 8 After Fives per year. After Fives are usually on Wednesdays, but we have had them on Tuesdays as well.

The Chamber conducts 4 Business Network Breakfasts a year. These events are closed at 15 participants. Each participant is given time to introduce themselves and distribute materials. Sponsors must have enough room to provide table space for all, and the capacity to offer a simple continental breakfast. Business Breakfasts are typically hosted on Tuesdays, but may be done on other days as well.

Additionally, the Chamber is seeking speakers for both its Avidia Bank Seminar Series and the Woman's Business Advisory Council. The Seminar series includes five 75 minute programs. Speakers should expect to speak and manage Q & A for an hour. Power Point presentations are suggested, but not mandatory. Seminars are generally devoted to subject matter to assist businesses with management and sales issues. Attendance has ranged from 12 to 44. Our Marketing Committee reviews proposals in December.

The Women's Business Advisory Council (WBAC), a new venture, will host nine meetings in 2008. It seeks 7 speakers. Speakers should hone their presentation to 15 minutes. Events will be hosted at Harvest Cafe and the Airfield Cafe. We expect 15 to 20 attendees.

All events above give members a dynamic opportunity to market their businesses to a variety of peers. For more information, call or email the Chamber today!

  • Property for Lease/Sale
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  • Community Events
  • 10.30 Hudson Catholic HS Open House. 4:30 to 7:30 pm. 978.562.6701.

    11.1 through 11.3, Hudson HS Drama Society presents Zink: the Myth, the Legend, the Zebra. Intel Theater. 7 pm. $. 978.567.6250 x0131.

    11.3 Hudson Emblem Club Psychic Fair. Hudson Elks Pavilion. 10 am. to 4 pm. 978.568.3632.

    11.8 Teresina's hosts Skirt! Boston Magazine for an evening of festivities. 7 to 10 pm. Mini "tune-ups" all night. $10 donation to benefit Katrina survivors. 978.897.3914.

    Also, on 11.15, Teresina's will be partaking in Fabulous, a trunk show extravaganza in Springfield MA. Proceeds benefit Breast Cancer research. More more info, consult

    11.10 Hudson' Annual Scouting for Food Drive. On 11.3 and 11.4, bags will be delivered to Hudson residents. On 11.10, after 9 am, Scouts, HHS Students and Grace Baptist Youth will pick up. Please leave bags in a visible place. 978.562.2869.

    11.9, 11.10, 11.16 and 11.17 Arts Alliance River's Edge Players present It's Murder in the Wings! Hudson Town Hall, 7:30 pm. $. 978.562.1646.

    11.17 Symphony Pro Musica presents Music with a French Flair--Dukas, Saint Saens and Berlioz. Featuring 12 year old prodigy George Li. HHS, 7:30 pm. $. 978.562.0939.

  • How to Get Your Event Listed
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