Member Business Bulletin Saturday 4/4/2020
Keeping you informed of special hours or amended services of BVCC member businesses due to the current epidemic.

Updates will be sent out on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday's

If your BVCC accredited business has special hours or amended services,
please email your updated information, business name, address, phone, website link, and logo to

Apple Tree Arts

Staff and instructors have quickly stepped up to bring you virtual learning opportunities. One-on-one instrumental and voice lessons are now available online using Zoom. Group classes including Mixed Age Move & Groove for ages 1-4, KiddyKeys for ages 3-5, and Keyboard Magic for ages 6-9 will open for registration later this week. Much more is available on Apple Tree's website (link below)

Apple Tree Arts
1 Grafton Common
Grafton, MA
B2B Smart Source

Do you have a supply chain strategy to keep your company safe in the coming months?
Let us eliminate the stress in your life to search for these key items. We’re recommending every company to review their cleaning product needs and develop a 3-month strategy. Then in 2 months review this strategy and create another 3-month plan. Inventory on most cleaning products has been drained from the supply channel. Building inventory is happening and some items will not be seen for 2-3 months. We can help you create a strategy to supply your critical cleaning product needs including Hand Sanitizer, Nitrile Gloves, Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue and more.

Contact us today for details:
(508) 839-6144

Blackstone Valley Physical Therapy Services

BVPTS has shifted over to Telehealth to continue to treat patients safely in the comfort of their own homes. By using a secure video chat they are able to check in and see how a patient is feeling and moving, and correct or progress any exercises as needed. Now may be the time to start getting that painful body part looked at, while most people have more free time. Try a risk-free visit today!

Blackstone Valley Physical Therapy Services
670 Linwood Ave, Suite 2
Whitinsville, MA 01588
(508) 234-7544
Clear Vision Alliance
Working in these challenging times with day-to-day uncertainty can cause stress and anxiety. As formally trained business and executive coaches, we are offering 10 hours per week at no charge to the business community. Whether it is for personal dilemmas, business situations, strategizing, planning, etc., we are here for you as a sounding board, thinking partner, and whatever else you need. Each session will be for one hour and are on a first-come, first serve basis. To schedule your complimentary, confidential session, please contact us by e-mail at or Call 413-283-7091. You are not alone! We are all in this Together!

Lynn WhitneyTurner 413.283.7091
Concierge Physical Therapy

Connect by Tele-health "E-Visit" or by phone. Get the care you deserve in the safety of your own home. Contact CPT to set up an appointment today!

Concierge Physical Therapy
64 Worcester Providence Turnpike (Rt. 146 Southbound Side)
Sutton, MA 01590
(508) 861-1010
D Color Ex by Libia Goncalves

Free YouTube Tutorial "Beautiful Castle Watercolor,Painting Project for All Ages". Perfect for all ages! A delightful beginning watercolor project, "Beautiful Castle" teaches students about resist crayon, drawing lines, and handling adjacent colors.

D Color Ex Studio
70 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588
(774) 573-9378
G9 Financial

" To say the past few weeks have been crazy in the markets would be an understatement. We understand that many of you are concerned about the markets and your individual portfolios. We would like to give you a few points to consider.

Be Patient
It is important to be patient with the market ups and downs. This is not fun, but it is important to take the down swings with the up swings. The long-term goal of investing is to allow your money to grow for you. Selling at a low is locking in a loss.?

Your Financial Goals
Our role as advisors is to understand your financial goals and dreams and build portfolios with the appropriate risk to meet those goals. It is times like these where we put our strategies and managers to the test to meet those goals and minimize the losses that we take. If your goals have changed, we should know about that.

Opportunity Is Here
If you have the opportunity or cash on the sidelines, now or in the near future is a good time to buy in. We do not have a crystal ball as to when the market will find bottom but we do know it is priced at discount and for those inclined becomes an opportunity to put more money to work for you or increase the risk in your portfolios to take advantage of the up swing in the market when that comes.
G9 Financial
7 South Main Street, Millbury, MA 01527
9 E Central Street, #6, Franklin MA 02038
Hear Joy Audiology

"We are open. Many of our patients are fragile, so we are offering to do what we can via phone, etc. If patients or family members wish, they can drive here, we will go outside, take hearing aids, bring them inside to clean and service them as best we can. Then bring them back to the car. Many aids can be programmed wirelessly, so the patient and aids can stay in the car. We ask them to have their cell phones to talk as I do this. We can adjust hearing aid settings without them coming inside.

For our elders, we want to be sure they can hear to keep them safe. So we will do our best to care for them with the least exposure risk possible. We can advise on phone access, closed captioning, visual fire alarms from afar without them having to come in.

Hearing testing and direct contact visits are still available, but we am triaging by phone. For pediatric evaluations, we are following the school closure schedule. If children are having hearing aid issues, I will triage by phone. Always available to talk by phone, email, etc.

Our Facebook page has resources to help people and I am updating it daily as good ideas come up"

Hear Joy Audiology, LLC
43 Main St.
South Grafton, MA 01560
Phone - 774-293-1515
Fax - 774-293-1315
Heidi's Hearing

"Out of concern for our patients and staff, we are suspending in-office services as of 3/24/2020. We will still be available by phone and can assist by appointment only for emergencies and supplies. Please contact 508-796-5899 and we will be happy to help. "


Will be offering a free lunch for friends and family on 5/8/2020 at 12:00 at Post Office Pub in North Grafton. There will be a presenter from a hearing aid company, along with myself, talking about hearing health care. Please call the number below to reserve your spot!

Heidi’s Hearing,Inc
1464 Grafton Rd
Millbury, MA 01527
Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Due to the recent orders given by Governor Charlie Baker, we are only allowed to lodge essential businesses. These would be construction workers, hospital workers, nurses, doctors, truckers. There may be other industries that would be essential, but for the most part if there is a leisure traveler, meaning one who is wanting to stay at the hotel like a vacation or a night away, we will not be able to accept that reservation at this time. We will update you as time goes on.

Thoughts and prayers to everyone on the front lines and for everyone that has been affected by this virus. We will make it through together and if there is anything that we can do to help, please contact me. Stay safe.

Holiday Inn Express
10-12 Johnson Street
Auburn, MA

Koopman Lumber Company

MONDAY-SATURDAY 7AM,-3PM. Closed Sunday's

until further notice.
Customers have full access to their accounts via our new customer portal. You can view and print statements and invoices at any time as well as make payment on your account. You can go to and request access there (see instructions by clicking the button at the bottom of this email). These actions are part of our comprehensive response to COVID-19. Hand printing, stuffing, posting statements is not only time consuming and costly, but also puts several personnel in close quarters for hours. In order to protect our valued employees, we will be discontinuing this practice. We trust you understand. We are here to help via email or phone to make sure you have complete access to all the information you need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. To reach the credit department directly, use:
You can now shop Koopman Lumber online for pick up in store. This site does NOT have building materials currently, but it does have about 90% of what you would find inside our Whitinsville, Uxbridge, Grafton and Sharon locations. You can start shopping now at!
We now have a secure payment link option as a substitution for payment at the register. (Does not apply to charge accounts – they can pay bills through the customer portal) If you would like to call a store to make a purchase, we now have an automated way to email you a payment link. Customers can click on the link, make a credit card payment or ACH payment from a checking account, and that payment automatically posts to that order as a full deposit. This substantially improves the process for delivered and curbside pickup orders.
Our store hours are subject to change based on developing conditions. We immediately update our locations page on our website as well as Google, Facebook and other online locations. Keep up to date with out hours here:
We ask that you avoid cash payments at the register. We accept ApplePay touchless payments and credit cards and wipe down the signature pen and pad between each customer. Please practice 6’ social distancing when in stores or engaging with staff. The safety of our Koopman team is very important to us and we are doing everything possible to continue to provide the essential services we are called on to supply.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, THANK YOU. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding as we forge ahead together.

Koopman Lumber Company
665 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Multiple Locations: Whitinsville, Uxbridge, North Grafton, Sharon, Hudson, Milford Paint, Andover, Distribution Center
Little Man Originals

" The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up “ Mark Twain .
So encouraged to see so many send a little hug in the mail through our Little Man Surprise Gift Box . We still have more available for anyone who would like to send a little surprise.

Each box is filled with little pick me ups from our shop : sleep masks, lotions, soaps , pins, and more . Box contents are valued at $35 but cost only $24.99 .

Little Man Origionals
Whitinsville, MA
(508) 341-6211

Mill House Wine & Spirits

Updated Hours:
Monday-Friday 11:00AM -8:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM-8:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM

Millhouse Wine & Spirits
670 Linwood Avenue
Whitinsville, MA 01588
(508) 266-0630
Orange Salon

"Due to the Covid 19 pandemic we will be closed until Tuesday May 5.
All appointments before then are cancelled and we urge you to book online to ensure that you have an appointment during what will be a busy time. We are sending out this message to contact as many people as possible while individual calls will take some time.
For the duration we strongly caution you not to color your own hair. The chance of it all going horribly wrong is high. We will be posting in social posts and on our website where you can purchase Oribe and R&Co products and use our salon link and code to have products delivered to your house. Both of these manufacturers make a lovely temporary root touch-up spray that washes out and will not alter your natural color.
We hope you are safe and just like you, we want to be back at the salon and get your hair done as soon as possible.
The team at Orange Salon "

Orange Salon
The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
70 Worcester Providence Turnpike
Millbury, MA 01527
Precious Ones Childcare & Preschool

Precious Ones in Uxbridge has been selected as an Emergency Day Care provider for vulnerable children and children of MA essential workers.

Precious Ones Childcare & Preschool
130 Douglas Street
Uxbruidge, MA 01569
Quality Transitions

Starting April 1st through December 31, there are several federally mandated acts that impact business with less than 500 employees. Are you compliant? Do you have questions?
Over the prior week’s, we have become aware of the following:
-Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (effective April 1-December 31)
-Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (effective April 1 – December 31)
-Telework / Telecommuting
-Unemployment / Lay offs
-Legal Postings
-Reservists / National Guard being called up
-Health Insurance / Medicare and the impact
These are just a few of the many challenges facing businesses these days to manage.
Quality Transitions, your local Human Resource Business Partner, are more than happy to lend a helping hand in any of these areas or Human Resources in general.

In fact, starting Monday April 6th we will be offering Free HR Virtual Coaching sessions thru Zoom meetings for the month of April, details below. You can use the coaching session to ask clarifying questions, get advice, or ask quick questions on any topic related to Human Resources.
We also have connections to a variety of professionals that specifically deal in specialized areas of
Employment Law, Medicare, Health Insurance, etc. As we unite as a community, this is our way to help our neighbors weather the storm.

Maintaining open lines of communication is critical during these challenging times. Touching base with employees who are working remotely via daily / weekly communication (Zoom, Skype, etc.) will keep employees engaged and informed.
For more in-depth questions:
Phil Mongada (508)736-5808
Dave Nichols (401)637-4595 or (401)742-8147
Kateri Wheeler-Clarke (401)793-6436

Zoom Log in Information:
Topic: Quality Transitions HR Virtual Coaching-Open to MA Businesses
Monday Apr 6, 2020 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Monday Apr 13, 2020 3:00 PM
Monday Apr 20, 2020 3:00 PM
Monday Apr 27, 2020 3:00 PM

Meeting ID 288 375 247

Quality Transitions Inc.
15 West Beach Road
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-637-4595
Cell: 401-742-8147
The Yankee Xpress
To help you communicate your cancellations, changing hours, closures, takeout options/deliveries, etc. during the next few weeks, send your logo, contact information—and 50-word maximum to
Our website home page ( will direct residents to your update. It will appear on our website through April 24, unless you specify different dates in your submission.
The Yankee Xpress
168 Gore Road
Webster, MA 01570-6814

To serve customers and assist their financial needs, UniBank will remain open. Transactions are limited to ATM and DRIVE-UP TELLER SERVICE. Customers needing further assistance or access to a safe deposit box should contact their local branch. This will be in effect until further notice.
Effective Saturday, April 4, we will be updating drive-up teller hours at all* branches. Drive-Up Teller hours will be as follows:
Monday - Wednesday: 9 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
Our Sutton South, Whitinsville Plaza and Shrewsbury branch locations are limited to ATM access. If you would like to visit a nearby branch for drive-up teller access, here are some close-by locations:
If you have any questions, please contact your local branch or call 800.578.4270. Thank you for your continued patience as we work to serve your banking needs.

49 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
Whitin Community Center

Follow this link for a WCC Emotional Support Wellness Calendar:

Follow this link for a WCC Physical Support Wellness Calendar:

Whitin Community Center
60 Main Street
Whitinsville MA 01588
Galliford's Restaurant & Tavern

Open for take-out orders from 4 PM to 9 PM Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday from 4 PM to 8 PM"

Galliford's Restaurant & Tavern
5 Southwick Street
Mendon, MA 01756
MassGrown and Fresher News March, Maple, and More!

Reminder: Our Massachusetts Farms are Open – Tips and Recommendations
With the extraordinary measures being taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the Commonwealth, there is no doubt that disruption is occurring in our everyday routines and schedules. To those of you who have supported local agriculture by buying from your local farm, farmer's market, and nursery or greenhouse, we thank you for your commitment to buying local and supporting our farmers in Massachusetts. We ask that in these challenging times, as industries across the board are being severely impacted, you continue to support the agricultural sector in Massachusetts.
March is “Massachusetts Maple Month”, and we want to remind you that you can still enjoy warm maple syrup on pancakes or your favorite maple treat at home. Many of our state’s maple producers offer sales of syrup at their farm, farmers’ markets, and online. To find sugarhouses statewide, click here. For more information on Massgrown, Farmersmarkets, CSA Farms, click here
The Green Plate

Our current hours are Mon-Fri 2-7pm
Call in orders with curbside pick up! Deliveries can be arranged as well

Build a Bowl, Bunless Burgers, Frozen Heat & Eat meals, and Smoothies available!
We are offering phone orders for take out with curbside pickup during this time. During this time we will also be offering deliveries for those not leaving their homes. Call in your order and we will arrange a time to deliver. Now is a great time to stock up on your freezer items, so check out our Heat & Eat part of the menu. Please follow us on FB or sign up for our weekly specials to also get updates on our hours of operation for the next few weeks as things may change.

Simply call in your order and we will run it out to you. As always we can’t begin to express how thankful we are for your support and love. We’re looking forward to a cafe full of happy smiling friends as soon as possible! Until then, be well.


The Green Plate, LLC.
167 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588
(774) 813-0200
Whittier Farms Inc.

Whittier Farms is currently offering call-in ordering with "curbside" pick-up. Our website has been updated to reflect our most up-to-date product availability.

Whittier Farms Inc.
90 Douglas Rd.
Sutton, MA 01590
Keeping Agriculture Alive and Well Since 1945
The purpose of this new Member Business Bulletin is to keep you informed of special hours or amended services of BVCC member businesses due to the current epidemic.

Updates will be sent out Tuesday's, Thursday's and Saturday's.

If your BVCC accredited business has special hours or amended services,
please email your updated information, business name, address, phone, website link, and logo to