Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

September 16, 2022

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Interested in sponsoring one of our events?
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e-Catalog to see what opportunities are available!
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Be sure to tune into About the Valley, hosted by Harry Berkowitz!

New members are encouraged to sign up for a space.
Past sponsors, it may have been included in a sponsorship level package!

Interested in being a guest?
Contact Jeannie Hebert at
BVCC Networking Groups! Which one is best for you?
Emerging Blue Tech Industries  September 20-22
MedTech Conference      October 24-26
MEDICA CEO Center Program  November 14-15
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Verizon Small Business Digital Ready is committed to helping small businesses grow. It’s why we set up our program to arm businesses just like yours with the tools and resources needed to thrive in today’s digital economy.

By joining our free program, you’ll get access to courses, live coaching sessions, and invaluable learning materials, as well as the potential to apply for an exclusive pool of $10,000 small business grants.

Applications are now open and will close on November 14, 2022. All applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been selected to receive grant funding the week of November 28, 2022.

Register today!

Help Student Khadija Complete Her Fellowship

by Taking This Survey

My name is Khadija Holder. I am a graduate student at Colorado State University, a 2022 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellow, and someone who is extremely passionate about understanding and improving the experience that customers have with their energy partners.

This summer, I am completing my fellowship at DNV Energy Insights USA and my mission is to connect with businesses to identify trends in the U.S. electricity supply chain and highlight the experience of commercial & industrial energy consumers. To achieve this, I am inviting U.S. businesses to complete a 10-question survey about their process to purchase electricity and make progress towards sustainability targets. Participants also have the option to schedule a 30-minute discussion with me and my supervisor, John Negus, by selecting the date/ time that best suits their availability.

Take the survey!
Set up a phone interview!

Avoid penalties and delays during export by understanding how to correctly declare and document country of origin.

More info!
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SNAP Equipment Deadline


The MA SNAP Equipment Grant has limited funds still available for SNAP-authorized direct-marketing farms and farmers markets to receive SNAP-processing equipment from Novo Dia Group.

To learn more and apply, please visit

Applications close Friday, September 23, 2022, or earlier if funds run out.

Learn More about Upcoming Dairy Grants


Please join MDAR for an information session followed by Q&A with the New England Dairy Business Innovation Center to discuss their grant opportunities. Pre-registration is required at

The video will be available to re-watch after the live event.

For any questions about this event or to submit Q&A if you’re unable to attend contact Tina Smith at 617-455-5201 or

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UniBank to Host a Free Construction Financing Seminar at Purgatory Beer Co.

Register today!
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STEP Program Application Process Webinar

Wednesday, September 22 | 

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Learn more & register!
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2022-2023 Business Executive Roundtable Season

Season Theme

This season of roundtables will focus on understanding current state of change, looking ahead, and strategizing for consistent, profitable growth.

Register here!
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 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic injury Disaster Loans are available in Massachusetts for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses due to drought that began Aug. 9.

Press Release here!
Fact Sheet here!
Register here!

Nominations open for the John F. Chafee Award!

Read press release here!
Office Phone: (508) 234-9090

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

Liz O’Neil, Director or Programs, Events & Membership             

Madison Foley, Marketing/Newsletter               

Kristen Kearnan, Office Administrator
BVCC Hours
Monday: Remote
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00AM-4:00PM
Friday: Closed
The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is a donation site for the Peace of Bread Food Pantry. Please drop off your non-perishable food items in our lobby during office hours for the people of the Blackstone Valley.
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
670 Linwood Avenue, Building A Suite 5, Whitinsville, MA 01588
508.234.9090 |
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