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FREE SEMINAR:
How to Monitor and Improve the Online Reputation of Your Business

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. EST
WHERE:
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
670 Linwood Ave #5, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Online searchers are constantly making decisions on whether to do business with a company or not. These days, they make these decisions, in large part, based on online reviews and ratings.

When your business is "Googled", will your prospects like what they see?

Join Chamber member Kham Inthirath, Founder of Envision Digital Group, as he outlines the importance of reputation management, and delves into specific strategies you can implement on your own to help you boost your rankings and sales.

Register Now!

Community Harvest Project
Farm Fresh News: Kids Cooking Classes Registration is Open!


Do you have a child who loves hanging out in the garden and the kitchen? We have two great opportunities for them coming up! On July 25th and August 8th from 2:30-4:00PM we are hosting cooking classes for 4th to 7th graders. The class will start in our learning garden, where we will see what is ripe and learn about harvesting different vegetables.
From the garden we will move into the kitchen. There we will talk about the nutrition of the colorful variety of vegetables we have, and taste them. We will use these fresh, seasonal ingredients to make summer recipes that your child can easily replicate at home.

To learn more and to sign up, click here.
Supplier Diversity Office (SDO) Pre-Certification Workshop

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Visit http://bit.ly/1eIeII5 to register.

The Operational Services Division offers this workshop for those interested in learning about the
benefits of becoming a Supplier Diversity Certified Business.

Attending this program is required
for Minority-Owned, Woman-Owned, Veteran-Owned and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
certification applications.

Get information on the certification criteria and how to begin the
process.

As an SDO certified business, you will:
? Become more marketable to government entities
? Create Business to Business (B2B) partnerships
Connecting Your Business to the Commonwealth

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Visit http://bit.ly/29hCt6x to register

This workshop is designed for businesses interested in learning how to work with the State.

During this program participants will learn:
? About the bidding process
? Where to find state and local bidding opportunities
? The basics of COMMBUYS, the Commonwealth's online Market Center
? About OSD's programs and services


Alternatives' Summer Events

Worcester Shakespeare Festival 2017 11th Anniversary Season proudly presents Antony & Cleopatra in repertory with Coriolanus
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM | July 14- August 20
Antony & Cleopatra - After tracking down and defeating the men who killed Julius Caesar, Mark Antony is one of the three most powerful men in the world. Cleopatra is the most powerful woman in Egypt. There love is legendary, but can it survive the pressures of Rome or will their passion tear the empire apart?
Coriolanus - A people devastated by hunger, an enemy at the gates, a popular politician with nothing but contempt for the people he's supposed to represent. Tensions erupt in this tale of power, pride, and bloody, bloody revenge.
Tickets and information: Monique.Boucher@ourgym.org
508-234-8184 x121

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce participates in Convening of Largest Clean Energy Discussion at MA Statehouse

More than three-dozen local chambers of commerce and member businesses met with legislators last month for the largest convening of local chambers at the Massachusetts Statehouse to discuss clean energy. Rep. Thomas Golden, Jr. (D - Lowell) and Sen. Marc Pacheco (D - Taunton) briefed the chamber and business on key issues being addressed this legislative session. You can read the major takeaways from the discussion right here.

July Concert List from The Blackstone National Golf Club

Free Music Presented...

Friday, July 21: Kevin Shields
Saturday, July 22: Belit
Friday, July 28: Hot Dish
Saturday, July 29: Dan Chauvin

Themed Grill Nights
Mondays: Prime Rib (4:00-8:00pm)
Tuesdays: $5 Appetizer Specials (4:00-8:00pm)
Thursdays: Pasta Night (4:00-8:00pm)
Fridays: Lobster & Steamers (All Day)
Saturdays: Clam Chowder & Lobster (All Day)
Sundays: Prime Rib & Lobster Tails (All Day)

Registration is Open
Deemed Exports under the Export Administration Act

Live Webinar | Thu, July 27, 2017 | 60 minutes
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT


The export administration regulations (EARs) prohibit the release of technology or source codé that is subject to the EARs. If your company uses advanced technology, semi-conductors, electronics, telecom equipment, or encryption software and you have foreign nationals in your workplace, you need to understand the deemed export rule. Application of the deemed export rules is complicated and not well understood.

Join this session, where expert speaker Douglas Cohen will explain the process of deemed exports under the export administration regulations. A controlled item can easily be released within your company located in the USA, and proper compliance procedures are a must in order to ensure that these export transmissions occur legally and do not expose your company to any penalties. Penalties for violation of the export administration regulations, both civil and criminal, are severe.

Discover Central Mass

Discover Central MA brings news on the latest going on in the valley
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We've rounded up three summer adventures that encompass the natural beauty and uniqueness of the region. Choose your favorite destination and explore Central Massachusetts - conveniently located located less than an hour and a half from Providence, Boston, and Hartford.





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Bernat Mill- Rising From the Ashes
Saturday at 10 AM - 4 PM


On July 21, it will be the 10 year anniversary of the fire that destroyed a large portion of the Bernat Mill along with hundreds of small businesses in 2007. There is now new life on the property with several women owned businesses currently open including JTB Yoga & Wellness, Tranquility Skincare, Felicia's Salon & Spa, Sassy Foxx Consignment Shop, Summit Beauty Studio, and Wicked Depiction Photography.

Come get connected with our community! There will be vendors, food, free yoga classes, samples of everything we have to offer, and live music.
Be A Part of Our Biggest Summer Event
Before It's Too Late
When: Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Blissful Meadows Golf Club, 108 Chocolog Road, Uxbridge, MA


This unique gathering has proven to be one of our most popular events of the year. It's easy to see why Steamers at Sunset is so popular. Folks from throughout the region love the opportunity to golf, eat incredible food, and get to know their neighbors and local business partners.
But don't take our word for it! Check out the short video below to see for yourself! https://vimeo.com/174536208

Steamers at Sunset is a tremendous opportunity for business owners to get your name out there to local potential customers and clients. Contact us today to talk about sponsorship opportunities!
Second Annual Women's Golf Day
When: Monday, Aug. 21st from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Blackstone National Golf Club, Sutton, MA



2016 BVCC Women's Golf Day
2016 BVCC Women's Golf Day

Join us for a unique event that gives you a new way to network! Enjoy an afternoon on the golf course, whether you're an experienced golfer or just learning the sport, and take advantage of all of the fun and festivities of a girls night out. We even have a secret theme that will be revealed at the event. When you sign up yourself and a guest, you'll receive a free entry into winning our grand prize! We can't wait to see you there. RSVP today!

Showcase Your Business
Opportunities to market your business are available through our sponsorship program. Contact us to see which opportunity best suits your marketing strategy! Space is limited!

Cost
$99 per player
$375 per foursome ($21 saving)
$50 for dinner
Recycling event at Daniels Farmstead



Family Fun Day & Bark Ranger Program with NHP
Cars in the Park with the Whitin Community Center

Enjoy some fun with some nice cars, food trucks and more

Local Chamber Solar Champions Announced at the Statehouse

They were given a challenge, which, of course was also an opportunity: See how many of your member businesses you can interest in learning about the money they can save from transitioning to solar energy.
And, wow, did they respond-- educating more than 9,000 member businesses (with 60 companies already registered to install solar through the EnergySage Solar Marketplace.)
Congratulations to the following nine chambers that led the pack in the 2016-2017 Massachusetts Chamber Solar Challenge-- and last month were recognized at the Statehouse for their efforts. Special congratulations also to the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, which chaired the Challenge.
The winning chambers are: Blackstone Valley, Cape Cod, Nashoba Valley, Neponset Valley, Metro South, North Central, Quincy Area, SouthCoast (formerly New Bedford), and Taunton Area.
For more information on the 2017 Solar Champions or Massachusetts' solar policy, contact Daren Cheatham at daren@chambersforinnovation.com.
Our Misson

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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The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our Partners
Worcester Regional Chamber of CommerceBlackstone River Valley National Heritage CorridorMassachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce ExecutivesMass Office of Travel and Tourism  Discover Central Massachusetts
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