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Fun at Five at Mexicali!
Seminar: Painting/Wallpapering
Welcome New Members!
Fall/Winter Visitor Guides
CMS Referral Group
Chamber Going Paperless
2017 Annual Awards
Job/Intern Fair Survey
Small Business Saturday
Woman In Business Luncheon
SCR's "Think Pink" Campaign
Cancer Center Receives $14,000 from FoGT
NBSB's Annual Toy Drive
Harrington Recognizes Volunteers
Southbridge Holiday Visions
New Child & Family Services Building
NBSB Honors Employees
Walktober's Last Weekend
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Hat Contest Winner
Office Space For Rent
OSV: Thanksgiving Traditions
Classes at Hitchcock
Venture Wine & Beer Tasting
Free Acorn Adventure
Publick House Feast
Woman in Business Social
Dining at Salem Cross Inn
Talents & Treasures Auction
YMCA: Mission in Motion
United Way Paint Night
Gary McKinstry at OSV
5th Annual Trot with Ted.
Village Toastmasters Meetings
24/7 Online Training
New Member Baskets
Save These Dates!
Chamber of Commerce 
Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Cindy Howard
Center of Hope
Bruce Watkins
Karl Storz Endovision 

Jocelyn Callis
1st Vice Chair

Michael Checkosky
Immediate Past Chair

Board Members

Brad Arcoite
Table 3 Restaurant Group 

Jessica Bettencourt
Susan Collins
Bank Hometown

Alycia Dzik
Webster First Federal Credit Union

Michelle Fanion
ERA Key Realty

Les Gardner
Les Gardner Photography

Nathan Hardt
Helios Mako

Lynn Mero
Southbridge Credit Union

Laurie Nelson
Christopher Heights 
Mary O'Coin

Rita Schiano 

Michael Wales
Michael L. Wales Painting Co. 

Jim Waddick
Southbridge Rotary Club

Jim Donahue
Honorary Board Member
Padgett D. Berthiaume
Chamber Staff
Executive Director
Finance & Administration
Communications Specialist

Chamber Links

Cms Chamber

Stur Townships - Everything but Ordinary

Greetings from the Chamber of Central Mass South! 
Welcome to November's CROSSROADS NEWS!
The year is winding down but there is still so much to see, do and learn before it wraps up. We'll be networking this month at Mexicali Mexican Grill in Spencer with Klem's sponsoring. Everyone will go home a winner! Our Brown Bag Seminar offering will be on Painting and Wallpapering your home the right way with Michael Wales Painting Company. Don't forget nominations for the Chamber's Annual Awards are due by December 8th. You will also find the latest news from our Members followed by some terrific local events!

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!
Monday, November 13 
at 5:00pm
Mexicali Mexican Grill
117 Main Street, Spencer, 774-745-8200      

Network with us...  
South of the Border at Mexicali!
Mexicali Mexican Grill honors its authenticity and family spirit. At Mexicali, everyone works together, not only as a team, but as a family. When customers come to Mexicali Mexican Grill, they are treated just that way, like a part of our family. Make Mexicali your destination for fresh cooked, authentic Mexican food.
Not only will you feel the difference,  
we guarantee you will taste the difference!
Please Note: Due to construction in the area please park in the shopping center lot located behind the restaurant.
Everyone goes home a Winner!
All of our guests will receive a Klem's Gift Card! Minimum value $10.00
2 cards will have a value of $50.  
1 card will have a value of $100.
1 card will have a value of $200!
 Thanks to our amazing sponsor: Klem's! 
We hope you will join us!  
$10 for registered Members, $15 at the door or  
$20 for non-Members. 
RSVP by phone at 508-347-2761 or email 
Thank you to our Fun at Five sponsor!
Klem's is your local destination for all your holiday needs. We have a large expanded gift section with great brands like Vera Bradley, Hallmark, Willow Tree and much more. Our apparel department features Carhartt, Columbia, Woolrich and  
Life is Good.  
Our Greenhouse is a winter wonderland with everything you need to make your Christmas Merry, and our toy department features  
specialty and learning toys.  
We want to help you whether it's a question on training your dog, fixing your snow blower,  
or finding the perfect gift.  
We are here to help and answer all of your questions.
Stop in and enjoy some free popcorn!
117 West Main Street, Spencer, MA    
CMS Chamber Brown Bag Seminar
How to Paint/Wallpaper 
Your Home the Right Way,
and Make it Last.
with Michael & Alise, Michael L. Wales Painting
Tuesday, November 28 at Noon
Chamber Conference Room, 46 Hall Road, Sturbridge

FREE for CMS Chamber Members,  
$15 for non-Members.
Space is Limited!  Please RSVP by November 27.

Call 508-347-2761 or email to save your spot! Feel free to bring your lunch. Use our microwave to heat it up! Relax, learn and grow with us!

This seminar will focus on the major reasons that some home owners' painting projects fail to turn out how the owner hoped. From prep work to priming, to tips on hanging and repairing wallpaper. We will help you to recognize and avoid some of the pits and pratfalls that cause early failures of your planned projects.

Michael Wales has been in the painting/wallpapering/handy man business for 32 years. His company Michael L. Wales Painting Company, has worked on many different types of projects, from hotel repairs and painting to wallpapering in schools and private homes. For the last several years Michael's daughter Alise has been working with him first as a painter/paper hanger, and "moving up the ladder" to project manager, and now as a working partner. She has been in the painting trade for 16 years.

As a local business we have had the opportunity to work with the following individuals and businesses: Table 3 Restaurant Group, Steve Phifer Builders, Tree House Brewing, Old Sturbridge Village, Hampton Inn, towns of Sturbridge, Southbridge, Holland, Monson, Wales, Brimfield, as well as Flynn Construction and many local home owners.

We always strive to do things to the best of any painter's abilities, and live by two mottos: "Do it right or stay home!" and "Quality work done by professionals"

Reach Michael L. Wales Painting by phone at (413) 245-7368.
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Welcome New Chamber Members!
We are very proud to introduce our newest Members!

Evolution Fitness Training
Personal Training & Nutrition/Supplement Coaching 
708 Charlton Street, Sturbridge, MA

La Quinta Inn & Suites
478 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA
Sbrogna's Artistic Promotions
Promotion of Local Artists and their works  
9 Diane Avenue, Auburn, MA
Stochaj Insurance Agency
Insurance Professionals
93 West Main Street, Dudley, MA
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Discounts from Members...for Members!
Here's a brand new M2M Offer posted last month!
Offers 20% off any Personal Training package with Hector and 10% off Herbalife supplements.
Discover Central Ma  
Discover Central Massachusetts has created this great guide
for Visitors and we have them in quantity at the Chamber office!
Give us a ring or come by if you would like some to distribute! 
Do you know about the Central Mass South Referral Group? 
Central Mass South Referral Group
Central Mass South Referral Group on YouTube 
The CMS Referral Group (formerly known as Community Business Associates) provides a venue for networking, enhancing your public speaking skills, exchanging of business referrals and marketing ideas, and guest speakers who share their knowledge of the latest developments in business. Guests are welcome to attend meetings to learn about the group's activities, and all Chamber members are encouraged to attend meetings with guest speakers. Check out this new YouTube video for a quick look at what the group does. CMS Referral Group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Chamber office.  
For more information, contact Dave Gagnon at 
Chamber to Go "Paperless", Eliminating Hard Mailing in 2018

With global warming and excessive CO2 polluting the environment, the world has begun to see the value in going "green". Going paperless by utilizing electronic document management systems and related technology helps cut down on deforestation and pollution, leaving more trees to do the dirty work of absorbing carbon dioxide, and slowing down global climate change.

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and save on the ever-increasing cost of paper, labor and postage, starting in January, the Chamber will eliminate its monthly "snail" mailings. All communications from the Chamber will be delivered electronically via Constant Contact. Please stay tuned to your email inbox for networking invitations, special programs and other notifications from your Chamber of Commerce.
2017 Chamber Annual Awards: Help Us Recognize Greatness! 

The Chamber of Central Mass South is currently seeking nominations for three awards to be presented at our Annual Meeting in January. The awards are described in general below. To submit a nomination you may download the complete awards criteria and nomination forms here:

Deadline for Nominations is Friday, December 8, 2017.  
General Awards Criteria
  • Recipient must have demonstrated excellence in their business or profession by conducting an ethical, profitable business.
  • They must also have shown dedication to the community and to the Chamber by giving time, energy and resources.
  • They must be a member in good standing of the Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce (except Citizen of the Year recipient).
  • Nominated individuals must be actively involved in the day to day management of the member business.
  • Board members currently in office are NOT eligible.
Business of the Year
Presented to an outstanding business in the community. They must have been in business at least 2 years and meet the general criteria listed above.
Chamber Volunteer of the Year
Awarded to an outstanding volunteer who has shown a consistent individual contribution through recruiting volunteers for Chamber projects, donating time to Chamber activities, events, projects, committees, and is a positive representative of the Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce and the region's business community.  Recipients must meet the general criteria listed above.
Citizen of the Year
This award was created to recognize individuals who have demonstrated leadership in community projects and organizations and are involved in the betterment of the community through active civic participation. Presented to the individual who has demonstrated outstanding civic leadership to the community. They must live or work within the Central Mass South Chamber's service area and be active in more than one organization. They must have community involvement above and beyond professional obligations and have had input that made a positive impact on the Central Mass South region. Consideration will be given to both financial and volunteer/community service contributions. Elected officials currently in office are NOT eligible.

Questions? Call the Chamber office at 508-347-2761.
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Job & Intern Fair: 2-Question Survey

The Chamber is considering holding a Job & Intern Fair in the spring and we have just two questions to help us in planning this event. You may have received a link to take the survey last week. If you have not yet responded please take a minute and provide us with feedback regarding this proposed event. This will help us greatly in planning a Job Fair that we will all find useful!

Thank you!
Small Buisness Saturday
Are you ready for Small Business Saturday®?
November 25, 2017

Shop Small is an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

On Small Business Saturday® in 2016, 112 million shoppers showed their love for their favorite spots, and spent a reported $15.4 billion at small businesses like yours.

Help attract even more customers on November 25 with the Shop Small® Studio.
You can create customizable marketing materials for your physical location, online shop
and social media with the Shop Small® Studio - in less than 2 minutes.

Visit this link to get started!
and thank you for Keeping It Local!
Woman in Business, Inc. Holds October Networking Lunch
at Tantasqua's Cornerstone Cafe
WIB Luncheon
Woman in Business, Inc. held its October meeting at the Cornerstone Cafe at Tantasqua High School on October 11. Almost 30 members enjoyed a wonderful two-course meal prepared and served by the culinary students at Tantasqua High School.
WIB Luncheon Based off a theme of "entrepreneurship," the guest speaker for the meeting was Holly Koswlowski , owner of WhopieeDoo and Cupcakes, Too, in Sturbridge. She offered her story on going from making a small amount of homemade whoopie pies out of her home to launching a very busy store earlier this year in the Sturbridge Mill, featuring cupcakes, whoopie pies, pastries, custom cake orders and more!
The next meeting for Woman in Business will take place Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m. at Christopher Heights in Webster. Come enjoy an evening of great fellowship, fine food, and information from leaders motivated by a desire to bring women together to celebrate health and professionalism. Special guests Northeastern Connecticut Women and Girls Fund. Hear the dynamic topic of "Body, Mind, and Spirit Health" from Dr. Erica Kesselman, MD.
Pictured in the photo to the right are  Holly Koslowski with WIB President Laurie Nelson. 
Woman in Business, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3)  organization that supports women by fostering networking, sharing information and experiences and providing educational opportunities. Our meetings incorporate a comfortable blend of socializing and networking; we believe this is the most important benefit we offer. Individual and business memberships are available.
For membership information or to learn more, visit
Sturbridge Coffee Roasters October "Think Pink" Campaign  
Benefited the Cancer Center at Harrington

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Sturbridge Coffee Roasters (SCR) donated $1 for each pound of freshly roasted coffee purchased to The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To commemorate our "Think Pink" campaign, coffee was sold in special pink bags to further raise awareness. The campaign ran at both of Sturbridge Coffee Roasters' shops in Southbridge and Dudley location.
The campaign is part of Sturbridge Coffee Roaster's on-going business plan to give back to the community. Each month, owner Elvis Dyer and his wife Karen choose a charity to donate to on behalf of their business.
In addition to supporting the Cancer Center at Harrington, Sturbridge Coffee Roasters also offers a 10% discount year round to all Harrington Healthcare employees when they present their ID badge. Approximately 10 years ago, Harrington saved Sturbridge Coffee Roasters owner Elvis Dyer's life when he received critical, emergency surgery. He has been a patient for the past 15+ years. One of Sturbridge Coffee Roasters employees previously received chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) at The Cancer Center at Harrington.
"Harrington has always been really good to me, my loved ones and my friends, and I try and do what I can to return that favor," said Elvis Dyer.
The Cancer Center at Harrington Receives
$14,000 from Festival of Giving Trees

Representatives from The Cancer Center at Harrington were recently presented with a $14,000 check from the 2016 Festival of (Giving) Trees.

The Festival is an annual event in Southbridge which features more than 100 uniquely decorated trees on display. Raffle tickets are sold and participants can enter to win one or more of the beautifully-decorated trees.

"We are so pleased to be given this money, which will help our patients and their families as they receive weekly and often daily cancer treatments," said Pam Zouranjian Connor, administrator for the Cancer Center. "The Festival of (Giving) Trees is such a wonderful event for our community and we are grateful for their generosity."

Each year, many decorated trees are donated by local businesses, but anyone in the community is welcome to donate. Many trees are entered to honor a loved one who is currently battling cancer or has passed from the disease. Harrington HealthCare has been participating in the event for the past several years, creating a larger display of gifts and prizes, typically totaling more than $3,000.

"We are always happy to present our check to the Cancer Center at Harrington. We are so fortunate to have this state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility right in our backyard," stated Janet Garon, Festival of (Giving) Trees chairman and president. "It is because of the generosity and support of the hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of people that attend our annual event, that we are able of offer these contributions to our recipient agencies year after year. Many thanks to you all."

The mission of the Festival is to raise money to help the Silent Spring Institute, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and The Cancer Center at Harrington. Over the past 19 years, the Festival of {Giving} Trees has raised and donated over $500,000 to these beneficiaries.

The 2017 Festival of (Giving) Trees will be held November 30 through December 3 at LaSalle Reception Hall in Southbridge. For more information, visit
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North Brookfield Savings Bank Spreads Joy with Annual Toy Drive   
NBSB Toy Drive
North Brookfield Savings Bank partners with toy collection programs in North Brookfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield, Ware, Belchertown, Palmer and Three Rivers to collect toys for local children. Renee Jurczyk, NBSB Assistant Branch Manager and Terry Rothwell are shown with toys collected at the Belchertown branch for the Belchertown Firefighters Association Adopt-a-Family Program.
The holiday season is just about here and North Brookfield Savings Bank is already preparing with a plan to help make sure every child gets a gift this year. The Bank is hosting their Annual Toy Drive once again in all branch locations, collecting toys from generous community members, and in addition is providing financial support for numerous local toy drive organizations.
During NBSB's Annual Toy Drive, held November 1st through December 11th, the bank will accept donations of new and unwrapped toys for children between the ages of infant to 12 years old at any branch location. All toys collected will be donated to local toy programs in each community, to ensure that local children in need will receive holiday presents.
Toys "Our Annual Toy Drive fundraiser is a favorite and one that all of us at North Brookfield Savings Bank love. It is heartwarming to know that by making a contribution you are doing your part to make a child's holiday extra special," said Donna Boulanger, President and CEO of North Brookfield Savings Bank.  
"The support over the years from our employees and the community members has been remarkable. We have actually had people visit multiple branches with large bags of toys or even a few bicycles. We are always happy to be involved with our communities. By partnering with wonderful, local toy drive organizations, along with our community members, we are able to make a truly positive impact this holiday season."
In addition to toys, NBSB will accept financial contributions in collection containers at the branches to help local toy drives with operational costs. The bank will match every dollar donated and contribute $1 for every toy collected, up to $250 per branch.
NBSB's branch locations and their partner organizations are as follows:
  • North Brookfield Branch, 9 Gilbert Street - partnering with the North Brookfield Police Association's Toys for Joys Program
  • East Brookfield Branch, 100 West Main Street, Route 9 - partnering with the East Brookfield Toys for Joy Program
  • West Brookfield Branch, 128 West Main Street, Route 9 - partnering with the West Brookfield Police Association Holiday Toy Program
  • Ware Branch, 40 Main Street, Route 9 - partnering with the Ware Police Department "Christmas for Kids" Program
  • Belchertown Branch, 4 Daniel Shays Highway, Routes 9 and 202 - partnering with the Belchertown Firefighters Association Adopt-a-Family Program
  • Palmer Branch, 1051 Thorndike Street - partnering with the Palmer Lions Club Holiday Toy Program
  • Three Rivers Branch, 2060 Main Street - partnering with the Palmer Lions Club Holiday Toy Program
Two additional North Brookfield Savings Bank holiday traditions, Belchertown Santa Day on Saturday, November 25th and the West Brookfield White Christmas Open House with Mrs. Claus on Sunday, December 3rd, are also great opportunities to visit and contribute to the Annual Toy Drive, all while getting your photo with some admired holiday guests.

Harrington Hospital and Auxiliary Recognize Volunteer Efforts
Auxiliary Dinner
Volunteers from Harrington Hospital and from the Harrington Auxiliary enjoy a special recognition dinner  
at The Barn at Wight Farm recently.

Harrington Health Care System and Harrington Auxiliary held its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Monday, October 16, 2017 at The Barn at Wight Farm in Sturbridge. More than 100 men and women volunteers from the Hospital as well as many Auxiliary members were in attendance.

Kelly T. Hibbard, Manager of Volunteer Services, recognized 96 individuals for donating their time in service to "...helping Harrington strive to provide compassionate quality care." Many Auxiliary members were among those who received recognition for their volunteer involvement with the organization's various fundraising events. Three special groups, Sturbridge Nifty Knitters, Oxford Silver Knitters and Overlook Silver Knitters, were honored for their contributions of 6,000, 24,500 and 42,500 hours, respectively. 

In addition to distributing volunteer recognition awards, Hibbard honored Helen Lenti, immediate past president of the Auxiliary, with a specially designed bracelet for her significant fundraising efforts toward the Harrington Health Care System emergency department renovation project.
Connie Favreau, current Auxiliary president, acknowledged the outstanding efforts from the hospital gift shop staff, whose financial contributions have enabled the Auxiliary to fund several projects for the hospital.

Hibbard awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award to Marguerite Bartlett for achieving 4,000 hours of lifetime volunteer service and for her outstanding dedication to Harrington Hospital. 

Department managers from The Cancer Center, transport, dietary, 3 North medical/surgical unit and phlebotomy delivered speeches in which they hailed the volunteers who have helped each area function efficiently and effectively.

Before closing the ceremony, Hibbard announced a couple of new volunteer opportunities at the Hospital. "If you are reflective, compassionate, cheerful and have a pleasant manner, we need you!! We are in need of a courtesy driver to drive a transport vehicle, which will pick up and/or drop off our patients in the parking lots. We also have several openings for greeters and ambassadors. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Volunteer Services at 508-765-6472," she said.

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.
Southbridge Holiday Visions
Volunteer Elves still needed!
The decorations are made. Would you like to help with distribution?
Helpers needed on the following days: 
Saturday 11/4 9am-3pm
Sunday 11/5 9am-as needed
Saturday 11/11 9am-as needed
Saturday 11/18 as needed
Sunday 11/19 as needed
Meet at Mill St. at 9am, or find us along Main Street throughout the day!
For more info contact Denise at
Find Southbridge Holiday Visions on Facebook.
Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa
Saturday November 25, 2017
Contact us if you would like to join the fun by following Santa's procession down Main St.  
with your own festive car, truck, vehicle, float, wagon, etc.!
Construction Underway at Harrington's New
Child & Family Services Building
South Street

In just a few weeks, Harrington HealthCare System will open the doors to its new Child and Family Services Center in Southbridge.
The healthcare system has leased the former CarQuest Auto Parts store at 139 South Street. After the renovation is complete, the facility will house mental health counseling and group sessions for children and adolescents, ages 4-24, and their families.
The move gives Harrington's Department of Mental Health an opportunity to present a new, expanded family treatment facility to the community.
"The new center really won't be anything like our current office space on Pine Street. This renovation will showcase a bright, inviting place where families can feel good seeking services," said Katie Adams, Harrington director of mental health.
Adams said in 2016, she focused on expanding their school-based programs and services. The initiative had great success, but over time, led to growing pains within the department.
"The demand increased really quickly and we weren't able to meet it. Now, we are building a staff large enough to really service the schools that are requesting a presence," she said, adding her staff will be shifting from six to 12 clinicians when the building opens.
Adams hired several new members to her team, licensed clinical social workers and mental health clinicians and marriage and family therapists. She is also expanding the range of specialties offered for child and family services, including more expansive cognitive therapy. Through a grant, Adams was able to send several of her staff to receive training in child trauma.
"We want to continue to expand our relationship with the local school systems, as well. Our new team has great experience and more to offer clinically," Adams said.
When finished, the 6,500 square-foot space will include 12 therapy offices, two group rooms, an administration suite and a large common waiting area.
The new Child & Family Services is expected to open by late November.
For more information, visit
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North Brookfield Savings Bank Honors Employees for Years of Service   
NBSB Employees Honored
Far Right: Donna Boulanger, President and CEO of North Brookfield Savings Bank presented Years of Service awards to North Brookfield Savings Bank employees. Left to Right: Yvonne Little, Paula St. John, Mary Antinovitch, Rick Egan, Tonya Morrill, Adam Gillette, Patty Ostrout and Donna Boulanger.  
Not photographed: Terry Ruiz.
North Brookfield Savings Bank recently hosted their Annual Employee Appreciation event at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. At the event, North Brookfield Savings Bank honored employees who reached special anniversaries with the Bank by presenting them with Years of Service awards and a gift. Employees ranged from having 5 to 30 years of service, and over 110 years of service total.
Every year, North Brookfield Savings Bank recognizes and rewards employees for their dedication to the Bank and for the outstanding service they provide. The following North Brookfield Savings Bank employees received Years of Service Awards in 2017.
5 Years of Service
Richard Egan, II, Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer
Patricia Ostrout, Senior Vice President/Retail Banking
Theresa Ruiz, Teller
15 Years of Service
Adam Gillette, Branch Manager
Yvonne Little, Assistant Vice President, Senior Human Resources Coordinator
Tonya Morrill, Regional Branch Manager
20 Years of Service
Mary Antinovitch, Assistant Branch Manager
30 Years of Service
Paula St. John, Branch Liaison
"North Brookfield Savings Bank thanks these employees for their dedication and commitment to the Bank and congratulates them on reaching their Years of Service milestones," said Donna Boulanger, North Brookfield Savings Bank President and CEO. "This is a wonderful group of employees who perform exceptionally and continue to prove they are valuable to the Bank and our customers on a daily basis. Their dedication supports North Brookfield Savings Bank's overall commitment to our communities and our strong relationships with our customers."

2017 Walktober Ends with Weekend of Diverse Offerings
There's one more weekend of Walktober, and it's filled with a variety of adventures to enjoy for all ages.
In the final weekend of its 27th Year, Walktober will continue to reveal the treasures of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. Visit structures dating back to pre-Columbian times, learn about the critical role of locals in the Civil War and more! Walktober is a program of The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV), the non-profit charged with promoting and advocating for the national heritage corridor's unique resources.
"I'm constantly amazed at the diverse topics our volunteers cover every Walktober," said Lois Bruinooge, executive director of TLGV. "It's a testament to them that the final weekend of Walktober is as incredible as the first."
Bruinooge said the passion of the volunteers and our partner organizations is also why Walktober spilled into November this year. With more than 250 adventures that started Sept. 23, Walktober has already drawn tens-of-thousands of people to the 35 towns of the national heritage corridor.
Here are some adventures still to come:
Walktober: Lithic Sites & Stone Cairns Explored in Thompson, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to noon, Old Thompson Town Hall, 339 Thompson Rd. (Rte. 193), Thompson, CT.Meet at Old Town Hall, then plan to drive to view lithic site. 860-923-3776. Attend this eye-opening Walktober, as Thompson Historical Society shares the investigation steps and processes used in looking for answers regarding the multitude of lithic sites & cairns found in the region. After the presentation, visit the "Werge Easement," a case in point in Thompson. This property is rich with lithic sites, and the landowners did not want society to lose them. In their life planning they gave an easement over this property to the Thompson Historical Society. You'll never look at a pile of rocks the same way again!
The Maritime History of Norwich through the Civil War, Nov. 4, 10-11:30 a.m., Howard T. Brown Park, 100 Chelsea Harbor Dr., Norwich, CT. 860-886-1776. Turn the clock back to the time of the "War of The Rebellion" and speak with Commodore Joseph Lanman, a native of Norwich, and his wife Ann Cornelia. This walking tour will cover Norwich's maritime history, from the first English settlers and Mohegans, through the Revolutionary War, and on to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Learn how a woman coped in a male-dominated society while her husband was on faraway stations plus some little known historical oddities about Norwich and the sea.
Walktober: Draw with Author & Illustrator Jeffy Craft, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to noon, Pearle L. Crawford Library, 40 Schofield Ave., Dudley, MA. 508-949-8021. Pre-registration required, stop by the library or call 508-949-8021. Join award-winning syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft as he shares his experiences as a professional cartoonist and illustrator. Then it's your turn to draw! Mr. Craft will give you step-by-step instruction on how you can use simple shapes to create your own cool comic book characters. Registration and non-refundable $10 co-pay are required
Walktober: A Colonial Connecticut Thanksgiving in 1786, Nov. 4,. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Huntington Homestead, 36 Huntington Rd., Scotland, CT. 860-423-1547. Governor Samuel Huntington's 1786 Thanksgiving proclamation states that the day be observed with praise, prayer, and "the voice of melody." Come back to the Third Society of Windham where "no servile labour may be performed this day." "Mehetabel" will discuss traditional food dishes as the family partake of their period meal which includes Pompion Pie. A common wedding ceremony is possible, a needy neighbor may come calling for flour, and a weary traveller might need a meal! Harness your coursers and maybe even hitch your sleigh!
Walktober: Night Photography at West Thompson Dam, Nov. 4, 7-9 p.m., West Thompson Lake, Reardon Rd., Thompson, CT.Meet & park at the Disc Golf Course lot on Reardon Rd.
860-481-0536 . Ages 12 and older only. Pre-registration online at . Join Clarus Studios photographer Geoff Bolte as he helps you capture the night sky the way it should be! We'll walk from the parking lots to the water for great night sky captures. You will need a camera capable of photographing in "Manual" mode, as well as a good tripod and flashlight. If you have an intervalometer please bring that as well. We will go over what is needed to capture the sky as well as timelapses and star trails for the more advanced photographers. For a personal touch & ample time for attendees, this opportunity is offered to a maximum of 15 participants. $10 each.

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Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Rotary Donation

One of Sturbridge Rotary's initiatives is to help eliminate hunger. For that reason the Sturbridge Rotary Club decided in 2008 to provide Thanksgiving Food Baskets to the needy through the Catholic Charities Food Share Program of Southbridge. By 2015, the number of families requesting a turkey and grocery certificate had increased to over 400 families and Food Share found they do not have the funds to continue this special Thanksgiving program, nor do they have the volunteers. Fortunately, eight local churches came together to form the Tri-Community Church Collaborative.  Consequently, Sturbridge Rotary continued to donate funds to the Church Collaborative to help purchase the turkeys.

2017 is the 10th year that Sturbridge Rotary Club has participated in this worthwhile cause. To date we have contributed over $2,900 to pre-screened families in the towns of Sturbridge, Southbridge and Charlton to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.

Sturbridge Rotary Club is one of 35,000 clubs worldwide providing humanitarian service as members of Rotary International.  Beyond the local and international help that we provide, we are most proud of our work toward helping to eliminate hunger in the local communities. 

If you would like to help the Tri-Community Church Collaborative, please send your donations made out to Charlton Baptist Church with Tri-Community Church Collaborative (or just "TCCC") in the memo area.  Mail your check to Catherine Chernisky - Chairperson, 150 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA  01550.

Shown accepting the check is (L to R) Pam Bruder, Rotary President Dave Zonia, and Catherine Chernisky.
North Brookfield Savings Bank's September Hat Contest Winner  
is Daniel Tassinari   
NBSB Hat Contest
North Brookfield Savings Bank Palmer Assistant Branch Manager Jennifer Plassmann presented a $100 Steaming Tender gift certificate to North Brookfield Savings Bank's September Hat Contest Winner
Daniel Tassinari.
As we breeze through the beginning of fall we look forward to a season filled with the giving spirit. One way North Brookfield Savings Bank is getting into the giving spirit is by presenting a fortunate, local resident with something extra special. Daniel Tassinari, a resident of Monson, was recently awarded a $100 gift certificate for being the September winner of North Brookfield Savings Bank's Hat Contest.
Each month, anyone spotted wearing an NBSB hat in the community by a North Brookfield Savings Bank representative is entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to a local establishment. Tassinari was spotted wearing his blue North Brookfield Savings Bank hat while visiting the Bank's Palmer branch. He was later awarded a $100 gift certificate by Jennifer Plassmann, Palmer Assistant Branch Manager to The Steaming Tender located in Palmer, MA.
To learn more about North Brookfield Savings Bank Hat Contest and all of the convenient banking products and services offered, visit .

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.
"November always seemed to me the Norway of the year." 
-Emily Dickinson 
Thanksgiving Traditions
Bounty: Thanksgiving Traditions

Wednesday, November 1 to Sunday, November 5
Wednesday, November 8 to Sunday, November 12
Wednesday, November 15 to Sunday, November 19
Wednesday, November 22 to Thursday, November 23

Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Hear the minister talk about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse. Learn how preparations were made for this holiday meal.

Watch a  slide show.

On Thanksgiving Day, consider joining us for either a Traditional Thanksgiving Feast in the Bullard Tavern or a Thanksgiving Buffet in the Oliver Wight Tavern. Both of these meals tend to sell out, so make your reservations early!

Veteran's Day
November 11
All active, veteran and retired members of the military and their families* receive free admission on Veterans Day.  (*up to 6 people.)

To celebrate Veterans Day, Old Sturbridge Village will present special activities celebrating the nation's military history.

See how lead musket balls were cast in the Small House, and get your initials stamped on your own musket ball at the Blacksmith Shop. Meet a U.S.S. Constitution 1812 surgeon and the U.S.S. Constitution's Marines, listen to fife and drum music, and watch a cannon demonstration. See how American military uniforms and weapons have changed over the past 300 years and see demonstrations of the weapons. Weather conditions could impact where and how certain activities take place. 

Children will get an opportunity to drill with toy muskets under the command of the Captain of the Village militia.
Museum Hours: October 29 - November 26
Open Wednesdays - Sundays
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Classes at Hitchcock Academy
Hitchcock Academy Instructor Christina Richard has played at Carnegie Hall in NYC!
Wednesday, November 1    
PIANO WITH CHRISTINA: If you have always wanted to tickle the ivories or expand your repertoire, you can enjoy private 30 or 45 minute lessons at Hitchcock. This course is designed for ages 5-adult and perfect for beginners and those who need a refresher course. Students under 18 years of age, please fill out a consent form. Time: Wednesdays between 3:00-8:00 PM No class on Wed. Nov 22. Fee: (6 lessons) 30 minutes-$108 45 minutes-$170 Instructor: Christina Richard. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
BUDDIES DOG TRAINING: This dog training basics class is for canines of all ages (puppies welcome!) and provides positive training methods, good management practices, and problem-solving strategies. The first week is mandatory, and dogs do not attend. Vaccinations must be up-to-date. Bring the family along to engage in the training process! Children under 14 must be with an adult. Time: 6:30-7:30 PM Fee: $130 per dog. (6 classes) Instructor: Laurie Merritt, M. Ed, Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
Friday, November 3
FRIENDS & FAMILY FRIDAY: "A-CORNY" CRAFTS: Invite your friends to set aside the First Friday of every month for our year-long Friends & Family Fridays. Pizza dinner & a fun program! "A-Corny" crafts use harvest themed materials to make an animal themed decoration!
Time: 6-7:30 PM Fee: $6/person $30 max per household. Instructor: Marcia Beal. Sponsored, in part, by Country Bank For Savings. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
Saturday, November 4
TAI CHI SEMINAR: Warm up with 30 minutes of Chi Kung, switching to simple form work and into some more advanced forms. Approachable for all levels. Preregistration required.  If not enough students have registered by the Monday before the workshop, it will be cancelled.
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM Fee: $22 Instructor: David Masera. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
Monday, November 6
ART WITH LAURA: PET PORTRAITS ON SLATE: (Ages 14-adult) A 4 hour workshop during which students will receive group and individual instruction and will paint a personal pet or favorite animal on a prepared slate using acrylic paints. Bring an 8x10" photo and a lunch, all other supplies are supplied! Time: 10:00 AM-2:30 PM Fee: $36 Instructor: Laura Cenedella. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
VIOLIN/VIOLA LESSONS WITH LINDA: Ongoing private violin or viola lessons offered by Linda Day. Linda enjoys teaching all ages and levels and offers a variety of musical styles to suit the interests of her students. Please note, children ages 5-7 must be accompanied by an adult and you must fill out a consent form for students under 18. (6 classes) Time: ½ hour lessons scheduled between 2 and 6 PM. Fee: $148 Instructor: Linda Day. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
TAI CHI WITH SHARON: An ancient yet evolving art form that uses slow, deliberate and careful movements to better understand the body's restrictions & performance. Receive the benefits of increased balance, flexibility, endurance & strength. Wear comfortable clothing. (5 classes) Dates: Mondays, 6-7PM, Nov 6- Dec 11 Fee: $60 Instructor: Sharon Palmer M.Ed., Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
YOGA WITH SHARON (HATHA): Discover the benefits of stress-relieving Hatha Yoga.  Relax & rejuvenate with postures & guided meditation to restore the body. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothing. (5 classes) Dates: Mondays Nov 6-Dec 11, 7:15-8:45 PM Fee: $65 Instructor: Sharon Palmer M.Ed., Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
radKIDS®: Teaching Kids the Skills They Need to Protect Themselves. Through radKIDS® training, children become empowered and learn to replace the confusion of dangerous situations with confidence. Students under age 18 must have consent form filled out before first class. Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday Nov 6, 8, 13, 15, 17, 4:45-5:30 PM. Fee: $8 Instructor: Aaron Cote radKIDS® Certified Instructor. Sponsored in part by Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
Wednesday, November 8
FENCING-YOUTH & ADULT: A modern sport with ancient themes of honor, valor, and grace. With these virtues and safety in mind, all students have the ability to become great fencers. Students, please bring a water bottle, sneakers and comfortable clothing. Those under age 18 must have a completed consent form before the first class. Times: Ages 8-16: 7:15-8:15 PM Ages 16-Adult: 6:15- 7:15 PM Dates: Wednesdays Nov 8-Jan 10, No class on Nov 22 or Dec 27. Fee: $99 Instructor: Andrew Bloch Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
Saturday, November 11
K9 NOSE WORK®: K9 Nose Work®is a sport open to all breeds of dogs and their people. Explore a new hobby with your best friend or improve on you and your friend's current knowledge! Progressive training levels offered from basic to advanced. (6 classes)
K9 Nose Work® Foundation: 12-1:30 PM
K9 Nose Work® Continuing: 10:30 AM-12 PM
K9 Nose Work® Advanced: 9-10:30 AM
Fee: $145/dog. Instructor: Laurie Merritt, M.Ed., Certified K9 NoseWork® Instructor. Contact Hitchcock at 413 245 9977 or to register.
Venture CS 
13th Annual Venture Wine & Beer Tasting
November 2, 5:30pm at Oliver Wight Tavern at OSV 
Beer _ Wine tasting
Venture is proud to be in its 13th year hosting this exciting event with Ted's of Charlton!
Join us and sample a variety of beer, wine, vodka, cider, bourbon and more while enjoying games, raffles, and our extensive silent auction. Enjoy a night out while supporting our mission -
Take the Family to a FREE Acorn Adventure
November 5: Lisbon Meadows Park, Lisbon, CT
Families are invited to join The Last Green Valley's Ranger Jean Pillo at the Lisbon Meadows Park on Saturday, Nov. 5 for a fabulous fall Acorn Adventure.
Ranger Jean will teach the children to fly a kite in Lisbon's fantastic municipal park. Bring a kite, or try your hand at making one at home. A limited number of kites will be available for those who do not have one. If there is time, Ranger Jean will take the families on a short walk on the trail loop at the park.
The Acorn Adventure is from 1-3 p.m., Nov. 5 at Lisbon Trails and Meadows Park, Route 169 (near the intersection of Route 138). The event is weather permitting. Email with any questions.
Acorn Adventures are proudly sponsored by Putnam Bank, a community bank dedicated to providing superior products and exceptional customer service. Visit for more information.
The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor is the last stretch of dark night sky in the coastal sprawl between Boston and Washington, D.C. The Last Green Valley, Inc. works for you in the National Heritage Corridor. Together we can care for it, enjoy it and pass it on! To learn more about the organization, visit

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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!

November 6  
Dudley Women's Club 
Boy Scout Troop 776 

Adults $14 / Children $5
(4-12 yrs.)
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! 
Woman in Business November Evening Social
November 8, 5:00-7:00pm, Christopher Heights of Webster
338 Thompson Road, Webster
Join us for a social evening of networking and new connections with members of the Woman In Business community and other surrounding area women's empowerment group leaders. 
Special Guest Speaker Dr. Erica Kesselman will talk about  
"Body, Mind, and Spirit Health...Inspiring Women to be Their Best Self."
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, 50/50, raffle for our Scholarship Fund.
$20/Members, $25 Non-members
Pre-registration required. Go to: 
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Wine Dinner
Salem Cross Inn Presents 
California Road Trip Wine Dinner  
FEATURING: Jackson Family Wines Collection 
with Guest Speaker Kristin Richard 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 6:00p.m.
$65 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations required as space is limited. 
Must be 21 years or older to attend.
The Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Baked brie with raspberry coulis
Herbed cheese spread

La Crema Pinot Gris, Monterey
Carrot parsnip ginger soup

Matanzas Creek Chardonnay, Sonoma County
Tossed green salad with bacon lardons and maple dijon dressing

Cambria Benchbreak Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley

Roasted herb rubbed New York sirloin strip with a cabernet demi glaze and sauteed shitake mushrooms, roasted root vegetables, and whipped sweet and red potato

Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

Apple custard tarte with caramel glaze and whipped cream

Quady "Essensia" Orange Muscat, California

Purchase your tickets online, or call us at 508-867-2345!
Fireplace Feast season is back!
Firepace Feast Join us for a special dining event as the Innkeepers at the Salem Cross Inn announce their series of 1700's style feasts, prepared on the open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. Relax by the fire or lend a hand as dinner is prepared for you in colonial style. Stir the chowder as it bubbles in our cast iron cauldron. See your prime rib, roasted 'to a turn,' as the only known authentic Roasting Jack still operating in America rotates slowly over a crackling fire of wild cherry logs. Beware the brimming bowl of freshly whipped cream - the perfect complement to New England's best apple pie.
The Fireplace Feast is just one of our many dining events that provides an authentic colonial experience. At Salem Cross Inn, we capture the history and culture of 1700's America.  Salem Cross Inn's dining events, excellent cuisine, and atmosphere have been featured on Food Network's "The Best Of," WCVB TV5 Boston's "Chronicle" and chosen as the "Hidden Jewel" by Boston's Phantom Gourmet and WGBY. See more and get your tickets!  
November Feast dates: Nov 5, 10, 11, 17, 19, 25 & 26. 
Center of Hope's
Talents and Treasures
17th Annual Talents and Treasures Charity Auction
Friday, November 10, 2017
Publick House Historic Inn, 277 Main Street, Sturbridge
Viewing: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.
Auction Bidding: 7:00 p.m.

Dinner Tickets are $35.00 per person
Please RSVP by contacting Marie Barse.
508-764-4085 ext. 640
Mission in Motion
Cycle a Thon
November 11, 8am to Noon, Tri-Community YMCA, 43 Everett St., Southbridge

Join us for a cycle-a-thon to benefit our military assistance program.  With your help we can support our local, active military by offering them free memberships to the Tri-Community YMCA.  We will also be donating a portion of the proceeds to a local veterans organization.

Teams of up to 5 people for 4 hours of cycling
  • Get pledges!  Raise a minimum of $500 per team.
  • Prizes for most money raised and team spirit (think team names, themes, bike decoration!)
  • Participants receive t-shirts & water bottles
  • FREE Childwatch
United Way Paint Night Fundraiser
Saturday, November 11, 6:30 -9:00 PM
At Brush it Off - 559 Main Street, Sturbridge
$35.00 per seat
Light snacks available and Cash Bar
Savers Bank and Incom invite you to attend a special fundraiser at Brush it Off Paint & Sip Bar to benefit United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton.
You can contribute to these efforts by joining us for a night of step-by-step painting. No skills required! There are only 60 seats available so please register for your spot soon.
Friends and family are invited as well.
Questions: Jessica Brigham 774-402-0699
To register go to:
Click on Studio Calendar Go to November 11 and click on UNITED WAY FUNDRAISER. Enter your information and please put UNITED WAY in the Group Name or Comments field.
Gary McKinstry at Old Sturbridge Village
November 16, 6:00pm

The Harrington Auxiliary is proud to bring back Gary McKinstry, world-renowned, professional medium and psychic, to Old Sturbridge Village on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm. This is an ideal opportunity to attend McKinstry's presentation and connect with loved ones who have passed to the other side.

McKinstry's psychic activities are legendary and have been chronicled in Ghost Hunters of America: Real Stories of Paranormal Investigators. He is one of a handful of psychics to have toured the Victorian Mansion in Gardner, which he certified as definitely haunted. McKinstry has also verified that the Publick House in Sturbridge is haunted and has been since the Colonial era. 
At the event attendees will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for two raffles. Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will enable the Auxiliary to purchase equipment and provide community health programs that support Harrington Hospital's mission. The second raffle entitles the winner to a one-hour private reading with McKinstry. 

Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased through Harrington Hospital's Volunteer Office at 100 South Street, Southbridge. For more information, please call 508-765-6473 or email

This event featuring Gary McKinstry is held in memory of Cecile T. Edmunds.

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.
Trot with TEd
Join us for the 5th Annual Trot with Ted.!
November 26, 8:00am, Tantasqua High School
* $25 if pre-reg/postmarked by 11/12/17
* $30 Day of the race
* Family cap of $75 (mail-in only)

FREE Goodie bag & t-shirt if reg. by 11/12

* 8:00 am Sign in, Registration & Refreshments
* 9:30 am 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run Starts
Fun Run Immediately Following

Tantasqua High School, Fiskdale
Kids' Fun Run, crafts, raffles in the gym
Village Toastmasters Weekly Meetings
Thursday Evenings, 7:00-8:15pm
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.  

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 if you have any questions or to arrange a pickup. Thank you for your contributions!


Important Dates to Save!
  November 2: Venture's Wine & Beer Tasting
November 5: Daylight Savings Time Ends
November 8: Woman in Business Evening Social
November 9: California Road Trip Wine Dinner at Salem Cross Inn 
November 11: Veteran's Day 
November 13: Fun at Five at Mexicali with Klem's
November 23: Thanksgiving Day 
November 26: 5th Annual Trot with Ted.
November 28: Chamber Seminar: Paint/Wallpaper Your Home the Right Way 
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