THE BEDFORD BANNER  
                                                                              JUNE 2017
 
In This Issue
Barrett Sotheby's Senior Prom Stroll
Business Spotlight
Tewksbury Multi-Chamber After Hours
Can Your Business Wall Host a Local Artist ?
2nd Annual Summer Walk About
Business Development Update
What the Chamber did in May?
Who Wants to Be on TV?
Chamber Calendar
Follow us on Facebook
Barrett Sotheby's Senior Prom Stroll
shines despite the weather 
Celebrating the 20th year of this great tradition, our new sponsor
Barrett Sotheby's International Realty made a big splash by distributing sun glasses, bottled water and key chains.  The rain held off, as the Class of 2017 posed and promenaded in front of hundreds of family and friends. Many thanks to New England Nurseries, Callahan Karate, Jan Van Steenwijk, Carlton & Duran, Hanscom Federal Credit Union, DPW, John Gibbons, Bedford TV,  Bedford Police Dept. and the Class of 2017 for another wonderful memory.
Photo by Jan van Steenwijk.
Jenn Quinn elected as a corporator
at Emerson Hospital

Jenn Quinn, President of ComForCare Home Care
Sarah Fletcher and Jennifer Quinn, of Westford, recently were elected as corporators of Emerson Hospital to represent the health interests of the 25 communities served by the hospital.
Emerson relies on its volunteer corporators as ambassadors of the hospital, communicating information about the hospital's programs and services to the residents and businesses in their communities. Corporators also elect the hospital's board of directors and new corporators each year at the hospital's annual meeting.
Fletcher has nonprofit experience working with the Roudenbush Community Center, the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce and Westford Community Access Television, as well as serving as vice president and communications chair for the Westford Business Association.
Quinn is the president and owner of Westford-based ComForCare Home Care, which focuses on quality care for seniors in their homes, and is also involved with the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce and the Care Transitions Committee at Emerson Hospital.
For information: https://emersonhospital.org.

Tewksbury Multi-Chamber After Hours

Join us for a fun evening of networking at the beautiful Tewksbury Country Club.  This popular Multi-Chamber event attracts 150 - 200 local professionals.  So mark your calendar, gather your business cards & company brochures and make your reservation to attend today.
 
Tabletop space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for Chamber members only at no additional cost.  Tables are shared by three vendors with the goal of providing a "place holder" for marketing materials.
 
~ Complimentary Appetizers / Cash Bar ~
Members $10, Guests $20
 
Optional FREE Seminar
The Power of Business Credit
(4:30 pm - 5:30 pm)
 
Kim Carpentier, General Manager of Valley Credit Builders will provide complimentary copies of "The Power of Business Credit" book he authored and will discuss:
  • How to build $50,000 in business credit, on your business EIN, WITHOUT a Personal Guarantee.
  • Ways to increase credit scores to obtain funds to build a stronger business.
  • How to build business credit even if you have bad personal credit.
Free Seminar * MEGA Networking * Delicious Appetizers * Drinks On The Patio * Great Views *
 
  It's THE event of the season ... you don't want to miss it!
 

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 
Can Your Business Wall Host a Local Artist ?
 
The Culture and Arts Working Group had another productive meeting on May 24 discussing several initiatives to elevate Bedford's cultural and arts community to enliven Bedford places, gatherings, and business climate. The group has participants from the Bedford Cultural Council, Selectmen, Chamber of Commerce, First Parish, Planning Board, Bedford Arts and Crafts Society, BCA Photo Group, the Bedford Citizen, and local businesses and artists, and is being facilitated by Alyssa Sandoval, Bedford's Economic Development Director.
 
The working group discussed moving forward on several initiatives including:
  • Community-wide utility box art program by local artists
  • Commercial space for Local Artists
  • Cultural and Arts Flyer
 
If your business would be interested in hosting wall or window space for local artists, please contact Alyssa Sandoval, Economic Development Director, at asandoval@bedfordma.gov or 718-275-1111. Hosting local art in your venue can be good for your business' visibility and helps to highlight local artwork.
 

2nd Annual Summer Walk About

Pack dinner and a blanket or folding chairs, and picnic at Veterans Memorial Park, where you will be able to play and dance with your family, friends, and neighbors while being entertained by local musicians Stacy and the Party. Area businesses will be providing light refreshments and activities for all ages! Sponsored by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Economic Development and Healthy Bedford, this summer Walkabout is made possible with support from corporate sponsor Barrett Sotheby's International Realty. See the "Healthy Bedford" Facebook page for additional details!
 Business Development Update
 
1. Planning: Another hotel is being considered for Crosby Drive. This would be in a different location then the hotel previously proposed for Crosby Corporate Center.  
2.Minuteman Bikeway Wayfinding Project: There has been some debate between the bike committee and some other groups in terms of the final design of the signs. This is expected to be resolved soon. The project will adds signs to the Bikeway which should help increase bike and foot traffic to nearby retailers. 
3. Swap and Drop: The event went
very well with a lot of traffic along with donated and swapped items. They could use some more volunteers. The group had a brief discussion on some ideas to get more businesses involved. Localc ompanies are usually looking for additional volunteer opportunities beyond picking up trash.  
4. Restaurants. The group had a long discussion on some feedback from restaurants regarding the Board of Health. It was thought that talking to BOH about best practices that restaurants should follow would be a good way to start to facilitate a conversation.

What the Chamber did in May?
 
How many of these events did you attend ? 


 Board of Directors 

Ribbon Cutting @ Short Stop Cafe


Catch the Net @ Chestnut Dental 

  Workplace Safety Summit

Leadership Luncheon
 


Tee it Up Golf

Work Place Safety Seminar 

  Barrett Sotheby's Senior 
Prom Stroll 

 
   
  
WHO WANTS TO BE ON TV? 


We are so excited to offer our members another new FREE benefit!   We are partnering with o ur friends at Bedford TV to produce a monthly show called CHAMBER CONNECTIONS .  In addition to promoting our events/activities, Chamber members will be interviewed providing great exposure for their business. The show will be broadcast on Public channel and also through their website.  Contact the Chamber if you are interested in learning more.
 

Check out your fellow Chamber members

AFC Urgent Care

Chestnut Dental

The Learning Express Toys & Play

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CHAMBER CALENDAR

June 7/14/21/28
Tee It Golf League
Patriot Golf Course
4:00 PM
email Josh Franklin for tee times

June 8  
Board of Directors
Shawsheen Room
Town Center
7:30 AM

June 15 
Multi Chamber
After Hours
Tewksbury Country Club
Click  Here  to register

June 22
2nd Annual Summer Walk About
Veteran's Memorial Park
5-7 PM 
   
 
Welcome to Our New Members

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2017 CHAMBER MEMBERS

AFC Urgent Care
Ametek
A Place for Words
Atlantic Capital
Baldwin Insurance
Barre 3
Barrett Sotheby's Realty
Baudanza Electric
Bedford Car Wash
Bedford Children's Center
Bedford Citizen
Bedford Family Connection
Bedford Farms
Bedford Florist
Bedford Funeral Home
Bedford Historical Society
Bedford Orthodontics
Bedford Research Foundation
Bedford VA Research Corp
Bernstein Development
Billerica Crossings
Brightview Billerica
Brookline Bank
Brown & Brown, P.C.
Callahans Karate Studio
Carlton Willard
Carlton & Duran, CPAs
Chestnut Dental
Christine Pinney Marketing
Cil Cangiano
CouponSurfer, Inc.
Danielle Beck
Davidson Law
The Debbie Spencer Group
Doubletree Bedford Glen
DSA Publishing
Elite Freestyle Karate
EMD
Extend Barre Burlington
First Parish
Formulatrix
Fujifilm Microdiscs
Gorgeous.etal
Great Road Gallery & Framing
Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Harold Nichols Insurance Agency
Heritage Springs
Insperity
InConcert Web Design
Kimberley Bee Design
Learning Express & Play
Leary Auto
Lincoln Liquors
Live Life Well
Mead Brothers
Merrill Lynch
Middlesex Savings Bank
Metller Toledo
Middlesex Community College
Middlesex Savings Bank
MITRE
New England Nurseries
North Road Chiropractic
OrganizingWorks
Patriot Pediatrics
Peter Quinn Insurance Agency
Primrose School
Quality Database Design
Quinstance
Red Heat Tavern
Right at Home
Salem Five
ServPro Bedford
Short Stop Cafe
The Goddard School
The UPS Store
The Well Effect
Waxy O'Connors

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