Worcester County's First Indoor Cycling Studio
50 Howe Ave, Millbury
Great cardio workout to keep you on track during the holidays.
Stop by the open house Monday, December 2nd 5:30-7:30pm
Gift certificates available for ride packages as well as massage therapy for Christmas gifts. Enter to win a free 5 pack !
FREE Intro to Spin class at 7-7:30 for those looking to try out the bikes and see what spin is all about.
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
138th Annual Meeting
Tuesday, December 3rd
Mechanic's Hall, Worcester
FREDERICK H. EPPINGER
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
COST: $55 per person,
$525 for a table of 10 RSVP required by 11/27/13
Click here to register.
Join us in the new year for these great events!*
BV Tech High School, Upton
Business After Hours
St. Camillus Adult Day Center
Linwood Mills, Northbridge
Lunch 'N Learn
The Grafton Inn
'Power of Email Marketing'
From Constant Contact Local Expert Alicia Williams
Pleasant Valley CC
Speaker: Tom Glynn, CEO, Massport
16th Annual Home & Business Expo
Northbridge High School
Women's Networking Luncheon
*Calendar and events are subject to change
The fall proved to be an extremely busy (and fun!) time for the Chamber and although we were nearing the year's end, we didn't slow down. We upped the bar on some of our biggest events and introduced great new programs and benefits for members.
Heritage Starlight Taste of the Valley held at Felter's Mill in Millbury on October 24th was our most successful yet, bringing together 36 food, wine and artist vendors and almost 400 guests. Attendees enjoyed dancing to the swing music of the always entertaining Dale LePage & The Manhattans. Our red carpet and paparazzi helped pay tribute to our theme James Bond: From Connery to Craig and we were all left a little 'shaken, not stirred'. A member remarked, 'I felt like I was in a movie'. A great compliment and testimony to an evening of which we are very proud.
The 35th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony took place on November 21st, and welcomed a full house of over 200 guests to Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. The morning program honored four community members for their outstanding contributions to the Blackstone Valley. The awards and their recipients included:
- Entrepreneur of the Year: Brett Niver, Irrigation Automation Systems (IAS) (Whitinsville)
- Sustainable Business: Tim Lewis, Boston Bumper Supply, Inc. (Northbridge)
- Gerry Gaudette Extra Mile: Mike Robertson, New England Disposal Technologies (Sutton)
- Cornerstone: Gianni and Mario Romeo, Felter's Mill (Millbury)
2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate, Charlie Baker, delivered the keynote address in which he spoke candidly about his hopes for schools, jobs and our state government. Baker gave extra recognition to our award recipients stating they are examples of smart, innovated businesses this state needs to model.
The 2013 Membership Drive kicked off October 18th and introduced a small business incentive of $195 for the first year to businesses of five or fewer employees. The new low rate has attracted much attention and brought in some great new members to the BVCC. We are excited to welcome them and will continue to improve our membership benefits and offers. To date, we have welcomed 65 new members. The drive will end November 30th. Contact the Chamber to join or refer our next great member!
We couldn't have asked for better results from some of our largest, most involved events and objectives. We truly thank our members, partners and friends who have contributed to our success and accomplishments. It is because of you we are able to produce and continually improve our programs, events and initiatives. With the holidays' fast approach, we wind down for a bit, but will be back in the new year with great additions and features to offer. We wish you and your families a healthy and happy holiday season and hope you will join us at all our events in the coming year.
The staff of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
| To register for any of our events, or for more information, contact the Chamber at 508-234-9090 ext. 100 or email@example.com|
Our last event of 2013
Santa's Scenic Flights, DECEMBER 14th
The Worcester Regional Flight Academy
SEE WORCESTER FROM SANTA'S PERSPECTIVE!
Take a 20-minute magical scenic ride in the sky with Santa's pilots over Worcester. See the city like Santa and his reindeer when they deliver toys on Christmas eve!!
THEN MEET SANTA HIMSELF!
After landing, families can meet with Santa himself who will be making a guest appearance at The Worcester Regional Flight Academy! Children will be given a First Flight Certificate and a map of their flight route over Worcester signed by Santa and his pilots!
AND RECEIVE A SPECIAL GIFT!
Children will also receive a special surprise from Santa during their visit!
When: Saturday, December 14, between 9am and 3pm
Snow Date: Sunday, December 15**
For: Children ages 5-12 and family member
Passengers & Registration: No walk-ins allowed. Please register in advance by following the link below! Two passengers per flight. Three passengers with approval by chief pilot. REGISTRATION SPACES ARE LIMITED for this unique opportunity. First come, first serve.
Cost: $99 for two, or $119 for three!
The Spirit of Giving: A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Children's Smile Coalition of Worcester. We will also be collecting canned goods and new, unused winter clothing for our community partners, South High Community School in Worcester, for children grades 9-12 in need this winter.
|Important Information About Your Health Care |
Senator Richard T. Moore will host
A Conversation about Federal Health Care Reform and Your Company
Preparation and Implementation in Massachusetts
with Guest Speakers
Christie L. Hager, JD, MPH
Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region One
Deputy Executive Director, Massachusetts Health Connector
December 10, 2013
Hopedale Community House
43 Hope St., Hopedale
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
(Sign-in and continental breakfast at 7:30; discussion to begin promptly at 8:00)
Contact the BVCC to register
Give a Sweet Gift This Holiday Season
Two great options for presents, holiday parties, hostess gifts & more
from your community businesses!
Give The Gift of Brownies
this Holiday Season
Our Double Chocolate Brownies are a perfect gift for a teacher, neighbor, client or anyone who loves chocolate.
3 pound box $17.99
1 1/2 pound box $10.95
Cookies of all varieties!
Platters, custom orders and gift sets available!