Chamber Champions!
Covid -19 Medical Face Shield Project

This fantastic team coordinated by Mark Lyons of AET Labs and Jeannie Hebert of the BVCC provides face shields to the BVCC Community AND BEYOND. Over 25 schools across New England have joined in the project!

"The four 3D printers at the Blackstone Valley Education Hub, or the Ed Hub, in Whitinsville are “running day and night,” said Jeannie Hebert, president and CEO of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Ed Hub’s efforts, spearheaded by Hebert and Mark Lyons of Advanced Educational Technologies Labs have resulted in the production and distribution of about 500 face shields to area hospitals and health care facilities, which are very much in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) while combating the coronavirus pandemic.

“I talked to a doctor and showed her the design,” Lyons said. “She thanked me for saving her life. That’s how important these things are.”

Local companies and community members are joining the fight against COVID-19, finding new uses for equipment like 3D printers, and shifting traditional production and making items like the barrier screens/cough guards STAS Picture Hanging Systems in Webster is manufacturing, and the hand sanitizer Nashoba Valley Spirits in Bolton is churning out.
“It takes a village,” Hebert said, “and we are so pleased to be able to help.” "Jennifer Toland, Telegram & Gazette Staff; Read more @

*If you or your hard working team are in need of face shields, please reach out to to request delivery!

Jeannie Hebert of the BVCC stands proudly next to one of the machines that runs 24hours a day making the headband components of the face shield
Our friends at Neora are fundraising on this fundraiser as well!

Shield & Support: An Online Event to Support Shields for Healthcare Workers
This Fundraiser will contribute a percentage of sales derived from Neora sales back to the GoFund Me Page driven by an online Facebook Group

We are so thankful for our medical community! Here is a team member from Cornerstone at Milford accepting a box of face shields


Let's show our love and appreciation for the essential workers of the Blackstone Valley by simply placing a heart in your window or door. Essential workers will see these hearts on their way to and from work and it will be an uplifting reminder of how they are making a difference and we fully support them along the way!

Participate in creating a heart with your family, and post a picture of it on social media using the hashtag #HeartBlackstoneValley.

We are all in this together, we are one community united.


Home Depot also has printable coloring sheets and lots of kids DIY project information and inspiration for your perusal. Click Here for more!