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Fun at Five Goes to Camp!
Seminar: What's Bugging You?
Welcome New Members!
Golf Classic
Ribbon Recap: 508 International
SpencerBANK and Southbridge Savings Bank Announce New Name and Logo
Russell Donnelly Joins Harrington Physician Services
Office Space For Rent
Harrington has "Best Workplace Culture"
Venture CS Job Fair
Children's Zoo at Klem's
Free Training
Country Folk Art Craft Show
Job Day at Workforce Central
Stageloft Theater
Village Toastmasters Meetings
BAaM Marketplace
Lucky Duck/Family Fun Day
Brimfield Shows
An Evening with Hank Phillippi Ryan
7th Annual DCU Job Fair
Live Music at The Cannery
Mother's Day at OSV
Mother's Day at Table 3
Mother's Day at Salem Cross Inn
Publick House Feast
Planning For Medicare-Countdown to 65 Seminar
24/7 Online Training
New Member Baskets
Save These Dates!
Chamber of Commerce 
Board of Directors
Executive Committee
  
Cindy Howard
Chair
Center of Hope
 
Bruce Watkins
Treasurer
Karl Storz Endovision 

Jocelyn Callis
1st Vice Chair
OFS

Michael Checkosky
Immediate Past Chair

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Board Members

Brad Arcoite
Table 3 Restaurant Group 

Jessica Bettencourt
Klem's
 
Chris Canniff

Bob Datz 
datzmedia 

Alycia Dzik
Webster First Federal Credit Union

Michelle Fanion
ERA Key Realty


Les Gardner
Les Gardner Photography


Lynn Mero
Southbridge Credit Union

Laurie Nelson
Christopher Heights

Heather Pedersen
Country Bank

Rita Schiano 

Michael Wales
Michael L. Wales Painting Co.    

Jim Waddick
Southbridge Rotary Club

Jim Donahue
Honorary Board Member
Counsel
Padgett D. Berthiaume
 
Chamber Staff
 
Executive Director
 
Finance & Administration
 
Communications Specialist
 
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Country Folk Art Craft Show

Chamber Links

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Stur Townships - Everything but Ordinary

Greetings from the Chamber of Central Mass South!

Happy May Day & Welcome to CROSSROADS NEWS!
We recap a rowdy ribbon cutting, invite you to summer camp, keep you informed of some important news from our Members, offer a free seminar and some great ideas for celebrating Mother's Day in this issue!

Got news? Thank you for emailing us your press releases, links and photos for inclusion in Crossroads! Keep posting your spring and summer events to our online events calendar! We love sharing them with our readers! 

 

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Fun at Five
Goes to
Summer Camp!
Monday, May 15, 5-7pm 
 
125 South Pond Road, East Brookfield
Join us for a special evening of networking and fun as we head to summer camp in East Brookfield! 
Camp Frank A. Day 

Camp Frank A. Day has been owned and operated by the West Suburban YMCA in Newton, MA since 1916. The camp encompasses over 52 acres of natural woodlands and lake-front with an extensive beach area. With tennis and basketball courts, an arts & crafts building, playing fields, a climbing tower, a rec center, and historic dining hall, Camp Frank A. Day is an overnight camp for youths ages 7-16 that embraces and passes along the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Campers, staff and alumni talk about the beauty of overnight camp in this video from youtube.
Camp Frank A. Day: Beautiful Acceptance 
Join us for good times at the camp! 
B.T.'s Smokehouse will be there providing the food! 
Rapscallion Brewery will bring the beer! 
All we need now is you! RSVP today!  
 
PLEASE NOTE: Parking is in the field next to the Rec Center and a van shuttle will carry guests to the Dining Hall. Please keep in mind this is a camp in a rustic setting. Wear appropriate shoes!
 
Cost: $10 for registered Members, $15 at the door or $20 for non-Members.
RSVP by phone at 508-347-2761
or email info@cmschamber.org 
   
UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES AT
CAMP FRANK A. DAY
May 21 and June 4
10am-2pm 
For more information visit
or contact Camp Director, Zak Broomfield, at
SAVE THE DATE! 
CMS Chamber Brown Bag Seminar Series
Brown Bag Seminar  
What's Bugging You? 
May 23 at Noon 
Chamber Conference Room 
46 Hall Road, Sturbridge 

FREE for CMS Chamber Members,  
$50 for non-Members.
Space is Limited!
 
Call 508-347-2761 or email info@cmschamber.org
to save your spot! Feel free to bring your lunch.
Relax, learn and grow with us!

Dave Pentilla of Dave's Pest Control will present this hour-long seminar in which he will share his years of expertise on dealing with pest problems in and around your home or business.

LOOK FOR MORE
DETAILS COMING SOON!
 

Thanks to Dave Pentilla of

Dave_s Pest Control logo
Since 1972. Dave's Pest Control has been providing both homeowners and commercial property owners with complete pest control services throughout the Worcester County area
for over 40 years.

541 Main Street, Fiskdale, MA

508-347-2687
Remember...
MEMBER TO MEMBER!
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Discounts from Members... for Members!

SEE ALL THE MEMBER2MEMBER OFFERS HERE
AND DON'T FORGET TO USE YOUR CARD!

We THANK YOU for KEEPING IT LOCAL! 

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Welcome New Chamber Members!
We are very proud to introduce our newest Members!

508 INTERNATIONAL
Sports and Entertainment Hub.
219 Brookfield Road, Charlton, MA
508-434-6335

CCL Landscaping 
Landscaping, Maintenance & Construction Irrigation.
30 Wamsutta Ridge Road, Charlton, MA
508-864-1933

Staples, Inc. 
Office Supplies, Print & Marketing Solutions,
Computers & Technology Services 
120 Charlton Road, Sturbridge, MA 
508-347-5955 

LOOKING FOR A CHAMBER MEMBER? 
Chamber of Central Mass South
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GOLF CLASSIC 2017
To Benefit the Chamber Scholarship Fund
Sponsored by Southbridge Savings Bank
Heritage Country Club, Charlton
June 22, 2017    

Join us as we hit the links at Heritage Country Club for a fun-filled day of golf and camaraderie on the course at our annual Golf Classic. Check out the details and find registration information below.
     

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
7:45 am Registration 
9:00 am Shot Gun Start 
2:30 pm Dinner Reception

YOUR DAY INCLUDES:
Continental breakfast
Greens and cart fees
Heritage Country Club in Charlton, MA
Cookout lunch on the course
Spectacular raffle prizes!
Contests:
Longest drive, male & female
Closest to the pin
Refreshments available on the course
Reception and dinner after play

SCRAMBLE FORMAT:
All players hit from the best lie

COST:
Foursome: $475 
Individual: $125 
Dinner Only: $30    
View and download the detailed brochure.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE.
$100 Tee Box Sponsor:
Includes a sign with your business name and logo at the tee box or green.

$750 Corporate Sponsor:  
Includes 1 Foursome, Tee Box Sponsor, 4 additional meal tickets for guests, featured in all promotional materials at event.

CONTACT MICHAEL CHECKOSKY  
FOR MORE INFORMATION. 
Phone: 508-764-0012 
Fax: 508-765-1187 

SPONSORED BY:  
SSB Love Your Bank 
Make all checks payable to:  
Central MA South Chamber of Commerce    

Mail your check with the brochure's reservation form to: 
Southbridge Savings Bank 
c/o Mike Checkosky 
253-257 Main Street 
Southbridge, MA 01550 
 
508 Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Recap: 508 International 
We had a monstrously good time on Earth Day cutting the official ribbon to open 508 International in Charlton. We're still feeling the vibrations! If you need some action in your life, check out 508 International!

UPCOMING EVENTS AT 508 International
May 6-7: SPRINTCROSS 
Unique competition courses, demos, and appearances for all things off road-dirt bikes, ATVs, UTVs, 4x4s, and more.
May 20-21: ENDURANCE GAMES 
Themed obstacle challenges by foot, pedal, throttle, and rowing machine.
First Responder and College teams encouraged.
June 10-11: ACTION SPORTS FEST
Challenges for cycling, boarding, climbing, slacklining, acrobatics, disc, and sky-based sports. Discover new gear and outdoor adventures in New England.
July 1-2: SUMMER MUSIC FEST 
An eclectic mix of tribute and cover bands with fun games for the whole family.    
SpencerBANK and Southbridge Savings Bank 
Announce New Name and Logo

Following the announcement of their definitive agreement to merge holding companies under SSB Community Bancorp, MHC (the "Mutual Holding Company"), today SpencerBANK and Southbridge Savings Bank announced that they plan to merge as one bank and rebrand. Pending regulatory approvals, the merger and rebranding is expected to occur on June 12, 2017, at which time all locations will begin to operate under the new name.

After conducting a branding study, they have officially selected a new name and logo. Both banks are excited to announce that the name of the merged bank will be: Cornerstone Bank.

"We have a strong brand loyalty with local roots that date back over a century," commented K. Michael Robbins, President & CEO of SpencerBANK. "The name we chose best embodies our culture and promotes the values of integrity and trust that our banks were built on."

The rebranding was announced to all employees, Directors and Corporators over the past few weeks, during gathered celebrations for the success of the past year and future direction.

"While we look forward to integrating and creating greater value for our customers, employees and communities, we realize the name is secondary to delivering the outstanding service our customers have come to expect. We will remain a community bank that existing and prospective customers want to be a part of," said Todd M. Tallman, President & CEO of Southbridge Savings Bank.

After June 12, 2017, customers will have the ability to utilize any branch location for their banking needs. Customer notifications will be provided throughout the process.

"Although our name will be different, our customers will continue to experience outstanding service from the same familiar faces and relationships they have come to know," commented Robbins.

The proposed senior leadership team of the merged bank reflects a complementary combination of experience and skill sets. Robbins will serve as the Chairman and CEO while Tallman will serve as President and Treasurer of Cornerstone Bank.

About SpencerBANK:
Founded in 1871, SpencerBANK is an independent, mutual savings bank serving the residents, businesses, and communities of Central Massachusetts from offices in Spencer, Leicester, Rutland, Warren, and Worcester. Deposits are insured in full by a combination of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Depositors Insurance Fund. The Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Equal Housing Lender, and SBA Preferred Lender. For more information, visit online at spencerbankonline.com, on Facebook or call 800-547-2885.

About Southbridge Savings Bank:
Southbridge Savings Bank, founded in 1848, currently has nine convenient locations located throughout Central Massachusetts to meet your personal and business needs, with their customer service center and one of their branches open seven days a week. For more information about Southbridge Savings Bank or any of its products and services, please call 1-800-939-9103 or visit the website at www.southbridgesavingsbank.com.
Russell Donnelly, Orthopedic Surgeon, Joins Harrington Physician Services

Dr. Donnelly
Russell Donnelly, an orthopedic surgeon with ties to central Massachusetts, has joined Harrington Physician Services (HPS) in Southbridge.

Dr. Donnelly is returning to the area after spending three years at the Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, Maine. Prior to that, he practiced more than 15 years in Worcester, including with St. Vincent Hospital Department of Orthopedics and Fallon Clinic.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Donnelly received his medical degree from John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, among other professional affiliations.

Dr. Donnelly will join Dr. Young-Ho Oh, Dr. Charles Sommer and Dr. Joseph Veneziano in the orthopedic surgery office at 94 South Street in Southbridge.

He will perform a variety of diagnostic, preventive and surgical treatment for orthopedic conditions including:

*    Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
*    Bone fractures
*    Concussions
*    Knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction
*    Meniscus tears/ACL injuries
*    Ganglion cysts
*    Carpal tunnel/hand surgery
*    Plantar fasciitis
*    Rotator cuff injuries
*    Splints and casts
*    Sports medicine

Dr. Donnelly will also join Dr. Oh in offering total joint replacement surgery - one of the fastest growing and most reliable procedures for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis or other conditions that cause joint pain and reduce mobility.

Other surgical options include minimally-invasive arthroscopic procedures with minimal scarring and shorter recovery time.

Patients interested in scheduling an appointment should call 508-764-2772.
Small Office Space For Rent
212 Main Street, Sturbridge
Les Gardner   
Need to get things done in Sturbridge? Les Gardner has a small office available to rent within his space in the McCurdy Insurance Building at 212 Main Street, Sturbridge. The space measures approximately 12' x 12' or 150 square feet. This convenient work space includes internet access and a desk. If you are interested or have more questions, contact Les directly at 508-347-7177.
Harrington HealthCare Named Organization with "Best Workplace Culture"
 
Best Places to Work Harrington HealthCare System was named the central MA company with the "Best Workplace Culture" category at an April 20 award ceremony celebrating winners of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette's inaugural "Best Places to Work" competition.
 
"It's always an honor to be nominated for any recognition where the awards are decided by popular vote," said Harrington's President and CEO, Ed Moore who also placed in the Best Boss category. "But, it's especially gratifying to win in the Best Workplace Culture category because it validates what we know to be true, that our employee culture is what makes Harrington a great place to work."

Harrington was recognized in the large company category (more than 500 employees); awards were also presented in the same category for medium sized companies (201-500 employees) and small companies (1-200 employees).
 
The Worcester-based daily and online newspaper announced nominees in ten different categories on March 4 after accepting nominations from the general public from February 1 through February 19. The awards ceremony was held on April 20 at the St. John's High School Performing Arts Center in Shrewsbury.
 
"Best of" award categories included recognition for best corporate benefits program, boss, community presence, company holiday party, employee recognition program, overall leadership, training program, workplace culture, best overall company for which to work and most innovative workplace.

Happy May Day! 

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VentureCS SPRING JOB FAIR
Tuesday, May 2nd from 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Join us at our Spring Job Fair that will be held at our Sturbridge Office at 1 Picker Rd. 
We are hiring for all positions:  Direct Support, Management, Day Habilitation, Internships,
Relief Positions, LPNs, Transportation Drivers and Monitors.
Bring your resume and valid ID.  Walk in applications and on the spot interviews. 
Zoo
May 4-7 at Klem's Field 

Hours: 11am until 7pm (Sunday until 5pm)
Free Admission! Educational family fun. Based out of a private farm in Dudley, MA.
Camel & Pony Rides! Come see baby goats & sheep, petting animals,
lemurs, yak, monkey, coatis, parrots & more!

508-885-2708
www.klemsonline.com
FREE TRAINING 
Training
Understanding Your Customers with Dementia & Memory Changes
A Training Course by StilMee™
Coach Sharon F. Whittemore, LICSW
 
Tri-Valley invites employees of the business community to attend a FREE 2-hour program to help them better understand customers with dementia and memory changes.
This training is made possible by a grant from the Mass. Executive Office of Elder Affairs.
   
 
FREE TRAINING PROGRAMS:

Friday, May 5, 2017
SESSION 3:   10 am - 12 noon
SESSION 4:   2 pm - 4 pm
 
All sessions to be held at
Tri-Valley, Inc.
10 Mill Street, Dudley, MA  01571

Seating limited to 40 people per session -- register early.  
RSVP to Susan Salisbury, Community Services & Information Program Director at ssalisbury@tves.org with attendees' names and SESSION # (2 choices)
For more information call 1-800-286-6640 Ext 3088
 
For more info about Tri-Valley Inc. go to: www.trivalleyinc.org
CFAS
Country Folk Art Craft Show
May 5 & 6 at The Sturbridge Host Hotel

Come celebrate Spring at the Country Folk Art Craft Show returning to the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center the weekend of May 5 & 6. Our fabulous spring show will many feature top handmade artisans and craftsmanship from across the region! You'll love the huge array of unique and creative decorating accents such as: handcrafted furniture, seasonal decor, textiles, framed art, quilts, florals, iron work, garden art, jewelry, candles, wearable art, candles, gourmet delights and so much more!

So mark your calendar and bring all your friends... You won't want to miss this fun and exciting shopping opportunity. Come see all your favorites and latest trends for spring, Mother's Day and beyond! You're sure to find something special for all spring time decorative and gift-giving needs.

Show Hours: Friday, 5/5: 11a-6p * Saturday, 5/6: 9a-5p * FREE PARKING! 
admission - $6 ($5 with discount coupon online)  
YOUR HANDSTAMP RE-ADMITS YOU BOTH DAYS!

More show information & discount coupons at: www.CountryFolkArt.com/517ma.html 

Next Sturbridge Host Hotel CFA Show: Our beautiful Holiday Show Thanksgiving Weekend,
Nov. 24 & 25, 2017 located at 366 Main Street in Sturbridge, MA.

To become a VENDOR, PLEASE visit our website or contact us. 
Special, discounted pricing for 100% original handmade products!

Country Folk Art Shows, Inc.  
15045 Dixie Hwy/Ste. A, Holly, MI 48442 
Ph: 248-634-4151 
Job Day 
Workforce Central Career Center 
May 5, 1-3pm
 
Workforce Central Career Center is having its monthly "Job Day" on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 1-3pm.

Come dressed properly with your resume. There are 14 employers participating including, Venture Community Services, Schott No. America, The Overlook, Southbridge Hotel & Conf. Ctr., The Arc/Center of Hope, Superior Cake Products/Hostess, Advantage Resourcing, Mace Polymers & Additives, RIBI Security, Webco-Chemical, CoWorx Staffing, and Atlas Global Solutions.

Other companies represented by our Recruiters that have job openings include: UNUM, Eaton, Chipotle, Citizens Bank, ABC Delivery Express, Wakefly, PEI, HSMC, Hatch Inc., MicroGroup and Riverdale Mills.

There is NO cost and NO pre-registration required. Contact: 508-765-6430
Stageloft Theater Presents
Exit Laughing
Exit Laughing
Opening May 5 
 
When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the "girls," what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? If you're Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham, you do the most daring thing you've ever done. You "borrow" the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper and a whole new way of looking at all the fun you can have when you're truly living.

A winner of the AACTNewPlayFest.

Show Dates: May 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21

Exit Laughing is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Inc.

To reserve tickets by phone, call (508) 347-9005.
Stageloft Theater
Village Toastmasters Weekly Meetings
Thursday Evenings, 7:00-8:15pm
PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION
CHAMBER OF CENTRAL MASS SOUTH CONFERENCE ROOM
46 Hall Road, Sturbridge
Village Toastmasters
 
Village Toastmasters is a local group focused on helping its members improve their public speaking and leadership skill while building confidence in their abilities.  
The club has recently moved its meeting location.

As of Thursday, April 27, 2017, Village Toastmasters will meet every Thursday from 7:00-8:15 pm at the offices of the Chamber of Central Mass South, located at 46 Hall Road, Sturbridge.
Thank you to the Chamber of Central Mass South for serving as the new meeting location and thank you to Southbridge Savings Bank for hosting our meetings for the past decade and more!
We are grateful to our community partners!

Guests are always welcome!!  
Please arrive 15 minutes early (6:45pm) as meetings start promptly.  
 
Baam Marketplace
Business Academy and Marketplace 
North Brookfield Elementary School Cafeteria 
10 New School Drive 
May 6, 2017, 10am-2pm

The first week in May is National Small Business week and what better way to celebrate than with the launching of 60 new small businesses by graduates of North Brookfield's BAaM program. These new entrepreneurs, age 10-14 have completed extensive business training, have been mentored by SCORE counselors and Bank lenders, and are ready to show the world their innovative businesses. Join them on May 6 from 10-2PM at the North Brookfield Elementary School Cafeteria.

Student Vendors, Crafts, Plants Jewelry, Collectables and Much More!
A market style set up
Goods - Food - Fun

Come and Support North Brookfield's Young Entrepreneurs!
26th Annual Lucky Duck/Family Fun Day 
May 7, 11am-3pm, Fay Mountain Farm Charlton

Lucky Duck Day Time to get your ducks lined up! Harrington Auxiliary presents its 26th annual Lucky Duck/Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm. Note that this year's event takes place at Fay Mountain Farm on Stafford Street in Charlton, MA.

Tickets for the event will be on sale Fridays and Saturdays during April at Bartlett High School in Webster; Big Bunny Supermarket in Southbridge; Klem's in Spencer; Market Basket in Oxford; Marty's Liquor Store in Dudley; Moto Cross Park in Charlton; Nipmuck Liquors in Webster; Park 'N Shop in Dudley; Savers Bank in Southbridge; Shaw's Supermarket in Sturbridge; Southbridge Credit Union; Stop & Shop in Sturbridge; Harrington Auxiliary Gift Shop; Harrington Hospital Lobby; Ted's Package Store in Charlton; and Walmart in Oxford, Leicester and Sturbridge. Duck tickets may also be purchased the day of the event between 11 am and 1:45 pm.

The donation for one Lucky Duck is $5; a Six Quack (one free bonus duck) for a $25 donation; a Whole Flock (13 ducks for the price of ten) for a $50 donation. The Grand Prize is $1,000 with several other cash prizes for 2nd through 5th place.

Family members of all ages will have plenty to do from face painting and games to a pie-eating contest and snap "n" flash photos. Children are invited to decorate a duck cookie and to participate in a child ID program. Several crafters will be on hand to display and sell their creations and a variety of food vendors will provide sumptuous treats to tempt any palate. Activities begin at 11 am and wrap up at 3 pm.

Harrington Hospital also invites fitness buffs to participate in the 5K Color Run at noon.

For more information, call the Lucky Duck hotline at 508-765-6473.

Harrington Auxiliary, established in 1932, is a non-profit organization of dedicated and impassioned volunteers whose mission is to support and enhance the excellent services provided by the Harrington HealthCare System.
Brimfield
Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles Show
May 9-14 
2017 Shows: May 9-14, July 11-16, September 5-10

The Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show has been dubbed "the Queen of the outdoor shows" and a Smithsonian Treasure.  A New England tradition, the extravaganza represents the largest outdoor gathering of antique and collectibles dealers in the country with acres of tents showcasing the merchandise of thousands of dealers! As many as 4,500 dealers make Brimfield their home away from home three times a year (in May, July and September) and sell their wares on a one mile stretch of Route 20.  Brimfield offers all amenities to buyers which makes Brimfield a buyers' paradise you will want to experience again and again.  Join the thousands of shoppers who make the Brimfield Shows their #1 destination for the finest in antiques, collectibles and the unusual.  There are 20 shows for your shopping pleasure.  Rain or Shine.

Visit www.brimfield.com for more information.

Volunteers are needed to staff our Information Booth during the shows. 
Check the schedule here and give us a ring if you'd like to pick up a shift! Thank you! 
An Evening with Hank Phillippi Ryan
May 10, 5-8pm, Oliver Wight Tavern at OSV

Hank Woman In Business, Inc., a 501c(3) that supports women by fostering networking, sharing information and experiences, and providing educational opportunities, will be hosting its annual Motivational Gathering on May 10 with Guest Speaker Hank Phillippi Ryan, noted author and on-air investigative reporter.


How does an Emmy winning reporter become a best-selling author of fast-paced murder mysteries? And how does a just-the-facts journalist add mystery fiction to her resume? How does she juggle being a reporter, author, wife, and grandmother, and navigate making a mid-life career change? In her talk, "An Inside Look at Mysteries, Television, and the Mysteries of Television," Hank Phillippi Ryan shares all.

Hank talks about the span of her career from radio reporter in 1971 to Rolling Stone Magazine to the US Senate to undercover investigations at Boston's Channel 7, and the obstacles, rewards, and challenges of being a newbie reporter as well as an experienced senior reporter, mentoring, and taking risks. Learn how she ended up where she is at 67, and what it takes to make a career change at mid-life.

Doors open at 5:00pm for networking with cash bar and appetizers. The evening will also include a book signing for Hank's new book, " Say No More." The cost is $15 for WIB Members and $20 for Non-members. Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at  www.wibsturbridge.org or at the door the evening of the event.

This event is Hosted by Woman In Business and Sponsored by Christopher Heights of Webster, Webster First Federal Credit Union, Spiewak Consultants and Your Hometown Shopper.

7th Annual DCU Job Fair
May 11, 11am-3pm, DCU Center, Worcester
 
7th Annual DCU Job Fair sponsored by the Workforce Central Career Centers of Southbridge, Worcester, and Milford.  Booths still available for businesses (6 foot table and lunch for $495).
Last year over 2,000 job seekers!

Contact Dawn Saavedra, DCU Center 508-755-6800 at dsaavedra@dcucenter.com
Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Family events are planned throughout the day, including a demonstrations of cooking for children, hands-on crafts, and performances.  Visit with 19th-century midwife Lucy Tucker and Lydia Maria Child, author of The Mother's Book.

Visit the Village households and craft shops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith, potter, and blacksmith make items for families and children.

Take a tour of the OSV gardens with a focus on medicinal plants used by mothers during the early 19th century.

Consider treating mom to a scrumptious brunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern.
Click here for more information. 

Old Sturbridge Village offers FREE Admission to all mothers on Mother's Day, courtesy of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

Coming up: Wool Days May 27-29

Museum Hours: May - October
Open Wednesdays - Sundays
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
OSV  
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Mother's Day at Table 3 

CEDAR STREET GRILLE or THE DUCK
 
Show Mom that you recognize all she does throughout the year by celebrating Mother's Day at her favorite Table 3 restaurant. The Duck and Cedar Street Grille have prepared Mother's Day menus that are sure to make Mom feel special. Make your reservations now by calling the Duck at 508-347-2321 or Cedar Street Grille at 508-347-5800. Cedar Street Grille will open at 10:00 am and the Duck will open at 11:00 am. Vegetarian entrées and gluten-free options will be available.
 
JAZZ BRUNCH AT THE BARN
Join us from 10am-3pm for our second annual Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at The Barn at Wight Farm while listening to soft live jazz. The Barn's buffet will be brimming with all your favorites and some of Chef Tony and Chef Rico's inspirations. The price for this Mother's Day extravaganza is just $38.95 per guest (plus tax & gratuity). Make your reservation now by calling 774-241-8450. 
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Mother's Day

It's the day to celebrate the most important person in our lives... MOM!
So why not treat her to a lovely Mother's Day meal and join us between 11:30am and 4:00pm.
(Reservations on the half hour.)
(our 2017 menu will be revealed closer to the holiday)

Make your reservations online* or call Salem Cross Inn at (508) 867-2345.
*For parties of 9 or more you MUST reserve by phone. 
Only parties of 8 or less can order online.
 
Visit the link for tickets and all the details.
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Publick House Cooks for Community Organizations


Help us give back to the community by joining us for our monthly feasts to raise money for local organizations. Sponsored organization will split a minimum of $4.00 from every dinner served!

May 15
Stella Chapter No. 3, Eastern Star
ESCC Women's Fellowship
ITALIAN FEAST


CASH DONATION
Adults $14 / Children $5
(4-12 yrs.)
ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET!
Held in Paige Hall or under the Tent!

Two Seating Times
SEATING ONE: 4:30pm-6:15pm
SEATING TWO: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Casual Dining * Open Seating * No Reservations

All Feasts include...
Tossed Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Dinner Rolls, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks & Iced Water

Thank you for your support!
www.publickhouse.com 
The McCurdy Group will be holding a very informative 
Planning For Medicare-Countdown to 65 Seminar

This event will be sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield and will be held on Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00pm in our Conference Room located at 212 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA.

See details below for further information. 
Please RSVP to siacobucci@mccurdyinvestments.com or call 508-347-8107. 
Seating is limited.

Dennis A. McCurdy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional practicing at 212 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 01566. He can be reached at 508-347-8107 or at dmccurdy@mccurdyinvestments.com.

Dennis looks forward to seeing you there!

Click on the image to browse our catalog of Coggno training courses!
We Welcome Interesting Goodies for our Welcome Baskets!  

 

New member Baskets

The Chamber has teamed up with the Center of Hope to create gift baskets to welcome new members to the Chamber of Central Mass South. The Chamber presents our new members with gift baskets that will not only have a monetary value but also to give the recipient an opportunity to learn more about other Chamber members and their services. These baskets make a terrific first impression and are a great way to introduce your business to new prospects. Can you help us fill these baskets with interesting goodies?   

 

We are always seeking interesting, practical items to include in our welcome baskets. We welcome your contributions of items like modest gift certificates, discount coupons, items with your company's logo like piggy banks, thumb drives and coffee mugs, free trial items, small items your company manufactures or whatever else might promote your company and be a value to our new members.

 

We are looking to assemble about a dozen baskets at a time so that time sensitive material will not be out of date when received. If you would like to donate items for this program, please drop them off at the Chamber office or give us a call to arrange pick up your donated items. Contact Alix at 508-347-2761 or e-mail alexandra_mcnitt@cmschamber.org if you have any questions or to arrange a pickup. Thank you for your contributions!

 

Important Dates to Save!
  May 5-6: Country Folk Art Craft Show
May 7: Lucky Duck/Family Fun Day
May 9-14: Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles Show
May 10: An Evening with Hank Phillippi Ryan 
May 14: Happy Mother's Day! 
May 15: Fun at Five at Camp Frank A. Day  
May 23: Seminar "What's Bugging You?" with Dave's Pest Control  
June 22: CMS Chamber GOLF CLASSIC
 
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