Subject: AV Chamber September 07 Email Bulletin


Email Bulletin


September 2007


In This Issue



Chamber Meetings, Volunteer Salute & Chamber Mailings

Staff Spotlight: Kathy Zak

Community Events

How to Get Your Event Listed




Hudson Savings Bank's Ray Murphy gets off the tee at last year's Harvest Golf Classic.

9/5 Maynard Fest Meeting, Maynard Town Building, 8 am.

9/6 Government Affairs Committee, Boyd Coatings Research Co., 8 am.

9/7 Golf Committee Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 8:30 am.

9/7 Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening at Garage Galore, 43 Broad St., Hudson. Noon. Light Lunch. Plentiful Parking in Rear.

9/11 Hudson Savings Bank (Avidia Bank) Seminar Series presents Goal Setting: Why it Doesn't Always Work and What You Can Do About It. 42 Main St., Hudson. 2nd Floor Board Room. $15 members. $25 Nonmembers. Light Breakfast. Registration Required.

9/13 Ambassador Committee, Citizens Community Room, 8 am.

9/19 Board of Directors Meeting, Citizens Community Room, 7:45 am.

9/19 Business Networking After Five at DF Murphy Insurance Agency, 50 Main St., Hudson. $7 Members. $14 Nonmembers. 5 to 7 pm. Reservations Requested.

9/21 Legislative Roundtable with Rep. Walrath and Sen. Resor. Citizens Community Room, 8:15 to 9:30 am. Members free. Nonmembers $10. Sponsored by Boyd Coatings Research Co.

9/27 Marketing Committee, Chamber Office, 8:30 am.

There will be no Maynard Matters Meeting in September.


10/6 Maynard Fest and Rotary Oktoberfest. Vendor sites still available. Applications available at

10/15 7th Annual Harvest Golf Classic at Charter Oak CC. Golf and sponsorship opportunities still available. This event has provided $32,000 in scholarship awards over the past few years.

10/25 Downtown Trick or Treats, both Hudson and Maynard. 4 to 6 pm.


Five volunteers have been working on the creation of a women's business information group for our Chamber of Commerce. Special thanks to Mary Beth Parker (Citizens Bank), Mary McDonald (Hudson Savings Bank), Malaena Nahmias (Awareness Counseling), Linda Dodge (Marlborough Hospital), and Susan Getgood (Getgood Marketing).


For the balance of the year, the Chamber is only doing mailings every other month. Deadlines to get your insert into our mailings are October and December 20th.



Check Out Your Information on Our Revised Online Directory...

Our online directory gets almost 200 hits a day. It's a great way for members to get information and connect with other members. And, unlike many Chambers, there's no extra cost to link members' websites. Moreover, we constantly encourage the public-at-large to use this site for all their daily needs-- whether it's finding a great restaurant, a contractor and everything inbetween.

This past summer Active Oak LLC refined the research capacity allowing the user to "google" and get information in a matter of seconds. So, check it out, and get back to us with any changes you would like on your directory listing.






·  Staff Spotlight: Kathy Zak


Kathy Zak joined the Chamber in 1999 as a volunteer. Due to her cheery disposition, Zak was soon hired. Zak currently does the vast majority of the Chamber's sales and a large array of other phone work. She also assists with general office work and bulk mailing. Before joining the Chamber, Zak worked for Employment Options, the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) and in advertising sales. Kathy holds a BS in Home Economics and Education from Douglass College in NJ and continues her education in watercolor study.





·  Community Events


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

Serendipity, located at 63B Main St. in Hudson, is offering a series of jewelry making workshops throughout the fall. For more information, call 978.562.7756 or log onto

The Arts Alliance is currently accepting registrations for its Arts After School Programs. Classes begin on October 1st. For more info, call 978.562.1646 or visit

9.8 Hudson Cub Scout Pack #4 Registration at Robinsons Ace Hardware from 8:30 to noon. For more info, visit

9.9 1st United Methodist Church Block Party. 11 am. to 6 pm. Free activities for all. Everyone invited! 978.562.2932.

9.10 Town of Hudson Community Development Public Hearing, Hudson Town Hall, 2nd floor, 5:30 am. Open to the public. 978.562.9963.

9.13 Bryley Systems & Avaya present Avaya Demo Day in the Avaya Corporate Office in Chelmsford. Interested parties should contact

9.14 JoJo White Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit Andrew's Helpful Hands with Boston Celtic Legends. Stow Acres. $500 a 4some. $145 pp.

9.15 Organization for Assabet River (OAR) Annual River Clean Up. 9 am. to noon. To volunteer call 978.369.3956 or

9.15 Mockingbird Music Co. Open House at 215 South St. in Berlin, 10:30 to 3 pm. Featuring plentiful folk music and refreshments. Free. 978.838.2344.

9.17 Walkable Communities Workshop presented by Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization. Includes walking audit of Hudson, 4:30 to 6:30 pm., and a brainstorming session. Meet at Hudson Town Hall. All invited. To pre-register, call 978.562.9963 or email

9.18 Maynard Community Chest Monthly Meeting. Maynard Public Library. 7 pm.

9.24 St. Michael Schools Annual Golf Tournament at Wedgewood Pines CC. $150 pp. Sponsorships still available. 978.562.7174 x310.

9.26 Preservation 101: A Historic Preservation Workshop. Hudson Town Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Freedom's Way Heritage Association and the Town of Hudson. Free. 4 to 6 pm. or 978.979.9707.

9.27 Registration deadline for Arts Alliance Fall Juried Art Exhibit. Download form from 978.562.1646.





·  How to Get Your Event Listed


To get your event listed on the Chamber's Monthly Email Bulletin, email information to For additional listings, visit





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