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Financial Wealth Workshop

Thursday, January 25th 8:30-10:30am

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Forms 1095 Due to Employees by Mar. 2

Employers subject to the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) information reporting requirements are reminded that the deadline to furnish Forms 1095-B and 1095-C are quickly approaching. The reporting deadlines in 2018 are for reporting information on the 2017 calendar year, and are as follows:

  • Applicable large employers (ALEs)-generally those with 50 or more full-time employees, including full-time equivalents-must furnish a Form 1095-C to all full-time employees by March 2, 2018.
  • Self-insuring employers that are not considered ALEs, and other parties that provide minimum essential coverage, must furnish a Form 1095-B to responsible individuals (which may be the primary insured, employee, former employee, or other related person named on the application) by March 2, 2018.
Valley Insurance Partners, Inc
One Plummers Corner, Whitinsville, MA 01588

MGC Open Meeting - January 4, 2018

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission will hold Open Meeting #231 on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 10:00am.
The meeting will take place at the Commission's offices at 101 Federal Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA.
A live stream will be available on
Follow MGC on Twitter for live meeting updates.

Topics include:
  • MGC Enhanced Code of Ethics
  • Massachusetts Gaming Impact Cohort Study Report - Wave 2
Service Employee Registration Discussion
Cold and snow relief is on the way! Flora in Winter takes place Jan. 25-28

Enjoy a succulent feast for the
eyes and soul during WAM's 16th
annual Flora in Winter celebration!
For four days, Flora showcases the
region's top floral designers with
beautiful and imaginative flower
arrangements inspired by works
of art in nearly every Museum gallery.

Some events are ticketed or require
registration. Go to
for details.
January is for photography lovers!

Exploring Abandoned Asylums
Opening Reception Friday, January 5
4:30-7:30 PM in the Heritage Gallery
Photography & institutional artifacts on display!
Claflin Hill Jazz at the Mill
featuring The Glenn Zaleski Trio
Friday, January 12 at 7:30 PM
at the Singh Performance Center
A presentation on
"extreme location photography"
by Robert Marsala
Friday, January 19 at 7 PM
at the Singh Performance Center
The Blackstone Valley Art Association's 6th Annual
Photography Show
Opening Reception Friday, January 19
4-7 PM in the Uxbridge Community Gallery
Alternatives' Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588

New Email Addresses @ Mass Export Center

Email addresses for the Boston staff of the Massachusetts Export Center have changed, effective immediately. Please update your records and use the new email addresses moving forward. Failure to use the new email addresses will likely result in non-receipt of your email for the intended recipient. Thank you!
Paula Murphy, Director

Note that email addresses for other Export Center staff members, including Julia Dvorko, Nancy Lowd and Cathy Cornwell, remain unchanged.

The Whitin Community Center is pleased to offer the following American Red Cross certified courses, for ages 15 and older.

Pre-registration is required. To register for these classes please see a Member Services Representative.

First Aid, CPR & AED for Adult & Child
Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Recertification
Waterfront Training

Take Advanatge of ChamberMail

For many years our chamber has partnered with Chamber Member Services to offer ChamberMail's, new resident marketing program.

ChamberMail is specifically designed to add value to our consumer driven memberships and get them increased new business opportunities on a regular basis.

ChamberMail features our B2C members in front of new residents as they move into our surrounding communities each month.
This is an extremely popular program so don't hesitate in calling 800.824.6858 to participate. New and existing members welcome to participate.

Discover Central Mass

Discover Central MA brings news on the latest going on in the valley

Drastic Cuts to MGCC Small Business TA Grant Will Adversely Affect Small Business in the Commonwealth

We need your help to restore funding! Please take a few minutes to review this video featuring the newly opened Green Plate Café in Whitinsville and how this funding, prior to the cuts, was instrumental in achieving the goal of its' founder, Danielle Desrosiers.

2018 20th Annual Home & Business Expo

Saturday, March 3rd 2018 10am - 2pm
Northbridge High School Fieldhouse

Get the biggest bang for your marketing buck and become a vendor at the 20th Annual Home and Business Expo! This is your chance to get face-to-face consumer time with your potential customers. Take advantage of this opportunity to tell your business's story and spread the word about your products and services

Early Bird Special:
Sign up before January 31st, 2018 and save $100!
Ask us how you can save even more money by becoming a member of the Blackstone Valley Chamber.

Single booth member fee
Single booth non-member fee


Contact the Chamber to get full details and to reserve your booth!

508-234-9090 ext. 100 or ext. 107
Calling all Northbridge Businesses and residents!
W. Edward Balmer School - Feasibility Study

Hosted by Northbridge School Building Committee
January 10th, 2018 6:00pm
Balmer Elementary School Library
21 Crescent Street, Whitinsville

Quick Recap
Review Our Progress
Process and Schedule

Project Website: Project Email:
SMMA - Owner's Project Manager Dore & Whittier Architects

Pet Rock Fest donates to many valley animal welfare organizations

Pet Rock Fest is pleased to announce that 20 New England area animal welfare organizations have been awarded donations from Pet Rock Fest 2017.
Because of the enormous success of the festival, held for the first time at Wyman-Gordon in North Grafton, Pet Rock was able to award more than $20,000 to local charities with proceeds from Pet Rock Fest 2017. Donations were given to organizations who benefit annually from the festival, as well as some new charities that have been added this year.
Due to an overwhelming amount of nominations, Pet Rock Fest for the first time made a donation to Pawfect Life Rescue this year, with $1,000 going to its cause.
"We are working on building an isolation facility for out of state dogs and an adoption center here in Uxbridge," said Julie Uthoff, Pawfect Life founder. "We just paid for the architectural drawings and purchased cage banks and paid for half the plumbing to prep the site. We now need to pay for and pick up the building permit and put a deposit down with a general contractor to start. It's a huge project, so this grant will go toward that."
The following organizations received a donation from Pet Rock Fest:
Sunny Meadow Sanctuary
Foster Parrots
Maple Farm Sanctuary
EchoDogs White German Shepherd Rescue
Juno's Place/People for Pets in Peril
Worcester Animal Rescue League
Spay Worcester
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Second Chance Animal Shelter
Daisy's Animal Rescue
Pawfect Life Rescue
Dog Orphans
Little Oliver Foundation
PittieLove Rescue
International Animal Rescue
Big Hair Animal Rescue
RedRover - KIND News
VCA Surgery For Elderly Deaf Woman's Therapy Dog
Uxbridge Police Reward Fund Animal Cruelty Case

One night, three Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame bands at the Stadium on Feb 3rd!

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
After a decade-long run on the Northeast music scene during which they became recognized as one of the best and most popular unsigned acts in the country, Beaver Brown finally broke through nationally with leader John Cafferty's score to the motion picture, "Eddie & The Cruisers." The soundtrack was awarded a double platinum certification by the RIAA and led to their own recording contract with Columbia Records. Their second album, "Tough All Over," was a best seller and gained them an international audience. After forty years, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is an on-going and in-demand attraction and is unquestionably one of the greatest and most successful acts in Rhode Island music history.
Roomful of Blues
Even though Roomful of Blues' lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with new members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Doug Woolverton, drummer Chris Rivelli, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and longtime members baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley,
tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin' in 2018.
Steve Smith & The Nakeds
Steve Smith & The Nakeds consists of a four-piece rhythm section, a five-piece brass section, and it's lead vocalist, Steve Smith. Together, Steve Smith and the Nakeds are now celebrating forty esteemed years of live performances and studio recordings. During that time, the rhythm & blues powerhouse has thrived with their distinct infectious blend of rhythm, brass, and fun. They have been featured on television, appearing on MTV's video countdown program "The Basement Tapes", and more recently, an episode of "The Family Guy".
The Rhode Island Music Legends Concert will be performed on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30 PM.
Admission is $26, $31, $36. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at

The perfect Italian Vacation in 2018 - Learn more!

Southern Italy and Sicily
August 1 - 11, 2018
10 Days, 12 meals included

"We take care of every little detail so you don't have to worry about a thing. Over the past 70 years we've led the way and transformed how you love to travel. One thing that has never changed, is our commitment to your individual needs."

Call the Chamber for full details: 508-234-9090 ext. 107

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To preserve and enhance the economic vitality of the Blackstone Valley by addressing the needs and concerns of businesses and providing leadership, support and resources in connection with issues which impact commerce and the quality of life in the Valley.

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