Blackstone Valley Chamber Newsletter
April 1st 2021
Did You Know?
We have a Business Networking Group called Valley Business Network? VBN
CHAMBER NEWS & HAPPENINGS
Open For Business, Mendon (ZOOM)
Please join us for a Business Info Session as part of
Mendon’s ongoing Economic Development Strategies & Opportunities Initiative. Meet local officials, municipal staff, state agencies in this virtual setting to discuss how Mendon & other partners may help support your business and encourage job growth and business expansion. Representatives from the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, and others will be in attendance to review local, regional and state resources. We look forward to your participation.

April 21, 2021 @ 8:30am-9:30am on Zoom
Fees/Admission: Free

*Must RSVP by April 14th to receive ZOOM link

Presented in partnership with the Mendon Economic Development Council and the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Employment, Navigating the Issues in the "New Normal"
Speakers Jeff Turgeon, the Executive Director of the MassHire Central Region Workforce Board, Kevin Kuros, the Central MA Regional Director for the MA Office of Business Development, Jibrael Younis, the Business Services Manager for the MassHire Central Career Center, and Sandra Foley, will discuss the state of unemployment in Massachusetts and transitioning to the new normal after COVID.

-Finding jobs through virtual job fairs
-Resources for virtual placement
-Industry specific employment related concerns (ex: hospitality, entertainment, gig workers, etc.)
-Opportunities for workforce training

April 22, 2021 @ 9:00am-10:00am
Fees/Admissions: $10 Members & $15 Non-Members

Registration will be available next Tuesday.

Presentation will take place via zoom. Registrants will receive a link one day prior to event.
32nd Annual Golf Tournament
What this Tournament Means
This is a major fundraiser for the BV Chamber, Blackstone Valley Education Foundation and the Blackstone Valley Education Hub. We are excited to be able to fund the important programs the students in the Blackstone Valley need, and now especially to provide training for those students who were unable to gain access to the vocational training they so desire.
The important mission of this tournament is to enrich education and strengthen leadership among students, teachers, businesses and communities in the Blackstone Valley. By your contribution, you will play a pivotal role in providing the funds necessary for these programs.
Please join us this year as a sponsor.

A Refresh Sesh is a 30-45 minute virtual program for our Members designed to bring you up to speed on the latest BVCC benefits, so you can make the most of your membership.

2021 Refresh Sesh Schedule:
April 7, 2021 @noon
May 12, 2021 @noon
June 9, 2021 @noon
July 14, 2021 @noon
September 8, 2021 @noon
October 13, 2021 @noon

If you are unable to attend one of these dates, one-on-one virtual sessions can be arranged as well. Contact Liz O'Neil loneil@blackstonevalley.org to arrange.
Please join us for one of our virtual New Member Onboarding sessions. The presentation is tailored for new members, so you can learn all about the BVCC, and how to make the most of your membership.
Each ZOOM is about an hour in length, and runs from 9:30AM-10:30AM.

2021 Schedule:
April 20, 2021
May 18, 2021
June 22, 2021
July 20, 2021
August 24, 2021
September 14, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 23, 2021
December 14, 2021

Can't join us for a session? No problem! We're happy to coordinate a one-on-one session. Please email Liz O'Neil to coordinate: loneil@blackstonevalley.org
MEMBER NEWS & HAPPENINGS
Virtual Business After Hours
The event is FREE for all chamber members

April 15, 2021 @ 4:00-5:00pm

Registration will include your name is a raffle-prizes include Worcester Woo Sox tickets and more!

Visit WorcesterChamber.org to register today
NEW! Eggscrambler Event In Whitin Park
WHITINSVILLE - The Whitin Community Center (WCC) is pleased to announce our NEW! Eggscrambler Event In Whitin Park to be held on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 9am-11am.
 
Admission is $10 per family, and pre-registration is required. Register online at www.WhitinCommunityCenter.com by clicking the “Register” button. You can also register at the Member Services Desk for your secret Eggscrambler directions and worksheet! The directions and worksheet will guide you at the event, as it is self led, and they are required for your chance to win a FREE 1 Year Youth Membership and a Giant Kids Basket Filled with Goodies!
 
For more information call 508.234.8184 or visit www.WhitinCommunityCenter.com.
Just click on your choice of poultry below to place your preorder today! all preorders will arrive out Grafton store the week of April 19th. Some conditions apply.


Free of Charge for Veterans and Their loved ones

For more information, visit AllOutAdventures.org or email info@alloutadventures.org

All social distancing guidelines will be followed. No public restroom will be available. Face Masks must be worn

All equipment is provided, but you must pre-register for a time slot by calling All Out Adventures at
413-584-2052 or emailing info@alloutadventures.org
Opportunity To Rent Land In Templeton, MA - Multiple Parcels
The deadline for applications is no later than 3:00 PM, April 28, 2021. The details are below:
Samuel Slater's is reopening for takeout and delivery next weekend! Order Online
ECONOMIC & COVID UPDATES
SBA to Increase Lending Limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
News from the BV ED HUB
Check out some of our Featured Courses in Ed2Go: Computer Skills in the Workplace, Diversity Training for Employees and Managers, Fundamentals of Supervision and Management and more!  https://www.ed2go.com/blackstone/
New Members of the BVCC
Please take moment and check out our most recent new members. Support them if you are able by purchasing gift cards, ordering take-out, or scheduling an appointment for a later date. We thank you all! Welcome New BVCC Members!
Business Improvement Group https://www.bizimprovementgroup.com/
Lifesong Church http://lifesongonline.org
Health New England www.healthnewengland.org
Contact info:

Office Phone: (508) 234-9090

Jeannie Hebert, President & CEO 
cell #: (508) 981 5782   

Liz O’Neil, Programs and Events Coordinator              

Julia Juskavitch, Marketing Coordinator                 
BV Chamber Hours

Tuesday - Thursday 9:00–4:00
Remote on Mondays & Fridays