Blackstone Valley Chamber
of Commerce Newsletter
January 19, 2023
Member Benefit Sessions

January 25, 2023

Are you new to the BVCC? Have you been a member for years, but need a reminder of your benefits?

Pop into a Member Benefit Session and meet our staff, explore our resources and get involved in our community!

Held at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Office
QuickBooks In-Depth Training For Beginners, Plus Bonus Member Benefit!

February 7-9, 2023

These 3 day virtual information sessions are 1 hour, each day of instruction for QuickBooks. These classes are open discussion, non-threatening, educational not overwhelming and have a great deal of participation and specific examples. The purpose of these training sessions is to educate small business owners/staff members who currently do not have accounting software, or who have QuickBooks, but do not use it to its potential due to lack of knowledge or manpower.

Exclusive BVCC Member To Member Benefits
Being a member of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, has so many benefits! One of those benefits is sharing offers, promotions, and discounts with your fellow members!

Please click the button below to view all the BVCC Member To Member offers.

Are you interested in being featured? Please email Liz O'Neil at

(may take up to 2 weeks lead time to be featured)
Be Our Guest On "About The Valley" Hosted By Harry Berkowitz!
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?
Please contact Jeannie Hebert, at
Women's Success Network
Join Us On A Committee!

Want to get more involved in the WSN? Volunteer on one of our three committees: programs, community support and marketing. Our volunteers help the WSN implement the goals and objectives of the network. Our Programs Committee, co-chaired by Alise Breton and Carol Dauphinais, plans and organizes events, meetings and seminars for the network. Our Community Support Committee, chaired by Heather Elster, focuses on the needs of our community by building awareness and providing resources and charitable aid. Our Marketing Committee, chaired by Ashley Daviau, and Pat Hurton, assists in promoting the network and various functions. 

For more information about these committees or to connect with some of our volunteers, please email Pat Hurton at  
New Mother's Drive
February 1st-February 28th, 2023
From February 1st - February 28th, the WSN will have collection boxes throughout the Blackstone Valley for donations for new mothers. The items collected will be sorted and delivered to local food pantries and other non-profit organizations for distribution to the new mothers in our region who need them the most. The goal of this drive is to help new mothers obtain what they need, learn about resources available to them, and feel supported in their important role as a mom. Last year, the new mothers were so grateful, especially for the handmade items. 

If you are interested in knitting, crocheting, or would like to handmake anything for the new mothers or their babies, please contact the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce at 508.234.9090.
MCTrade: THE BVCC's Member Management & Event Registration System
Community Harvest Project Is Hiring!
Development Manager - Community Harvest Project, North Grafton, MA

Community Harvest Project is currently seeking a Development Manager to work under the direction of the Executive Director. This position will be based primarily in North Grafton, MA with work in Harvard, MA.

Role Description: The Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the strategic growth of the organization’s fundraising and stewardship activities to ensure the organization can grow fresh fruits and vegetables for hunger relief. This person will drive, coordinate, and with assistance of staff, Board members and volunteers, implement the organization’s development efforts, including fundraising events, donor stewardship, correspondence and communications, and management of donor databases.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 professional references by January 30 to
Congratulations to BVC Member Bri's Sweet Treats for being voted "Best New Business In Central Mass," in the Worcester Business Journal Best of Business!


Tickets On-Sale this Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 AM
Our students are our future, let’s work together to provide them with the tools they need for educational excellence!

IES is now expanding our reach to bring professional and highly qualified tutoring to your school district! Jump into a partnership with us, and we can provide FREE seminars, test prep strategies and so much more!

CD Special - Limited Time Offer from UniBank!

14th Annual Employment Law Update
Join us for the 14th Annual Law Update, when we will look ahead at hot topics that HR professionals and senior administrators of your organization or campus need to know in 2023. Each webinar will cover different topics and
include time for any questions that you may have (which can be pre-submitted on the registration form).

Massachusetts Export Center Export Expo
Free Virtual Event, January 27, 2023
pre-Expo Workshops on Thursday, January 26
Under Secretary of Commerce Alan Estevez to Headline the Export Expo!

Join us for the Export Expo – the state’s largest and most important export event of the year that brings together resources, training and information for the local exporting community! This year's Export Expo will again be a virtual event that will include an exhibit area featuring government, non-profit and private sector service providers serving the export community. The Export Expo will also feature a lineup of workshops, panel discussions and special addresses on a wide variety of export-related topics.

The Export Expo will feature influential guest speakers and opportunities to connect with experts to answer your specific export questions. We hope that you will join us for the same timely and important international trade content in a convenient virtual format! Our virtual platform will provide opportunities for networking and allow participants to view all of the conference’s content, so you won’t miss a thing! Additional speakers and content to be announced soon. 

Alan F. Estevez
Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security
Under Secretary Estevez will provide an update on the latest U.S. export regulatory developments, including new controls targeting China's technology production capabilities, expansion of list-based and end use restrictions, and the strategic evolution of export control policy under the Biden Administration.
Why You Should Join The BVCC!
When you become a Chamber member, a whole world of benefits and opportunities is opened up to you. Become part of a group of hardworking, collaborative local business people who want to make the Blackstone Valley thrive.

Our #1 priority is to help you!

Serving Northbridge, Grafton, Sutton, Millbury, Uxbridge, Douglas, Millville, Mendon, Hopedale, Upton & Blackstone.

BVCC Hours
Monday: Remote
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: Remote
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Office Phone: 508.234.9090

Jeannie Hebert, President & CEO
Phone: 508.234.9090 ext. 106  
Cell: 508.981.5782   

Liz O’Neil, Director or Programs, Events & Membership and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 508.234.9090 ext. 102           

Kristen Kearnan, Office Administrator & Membership Manager
Phone: 508.234.9090 ext. 100
Our Mission
To preserve and enhance the economic vitality of the Blackstone Valley by addressing the needs and concerns of businesses and providing leadership, support and resources in connection with issues which impact commerce and the quality of life in the Valley.

Serving Our Community
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 |