Blackstone Valley Chamber

of Commerce Newsletter

November 16, 2023

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The Sutton Chain of Lights Committee is Pleased to Announce

The 2023 Sutton Chain of Lights will Take Place this year on Saturday December 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm. Spend a day with your family and friends at the Town of Sutton’s Annual Holiday Chain of Lights Event. Free trolleys and buses will transport visitors over rolling countryside to participating locations throughout historic Sutton. Farms, unique specialty stores, church fairs, and area businesses welcome the holidays with musical entertainment, children’s activities, food, fun and Holiday characters.

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Willard is announcing the second annual David Gow Memorial Scholarship for Horology. It's a nationwide scholarship supporting those seeking to pursue a professional career in clockmaking. Recipient will receive $5000 to be used as he/she sees fit (classes, tools, reference materials, etc.).

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Fitchburg resident wins Fidelity Bank “Our Milestone. Your Moment” dream vacation sweepstakes

Brian Niquette, Jr. set to travel anywhere in the world.


(Leominster, Mass.) –As part of a year-long celebration recognizing 20 years of Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign banking approach of providing clarity, confidence and care, the bank recently held a dream vacation sweepstakes to align with the LifeDesign promise of helping people get where they want to be. 


The dream vacation sweepstakes, “Our Milestone. Your Moment.,” was an opportunity for Fidelity Bank clients and the public to enter a drawing to win a trip to anywhere in the world worth up to $10,000 with Empire Travel, Inc. After receiving more than 1,700 entries, Brian Niquette, Jr., of Fitchburg, was named the winner and recognized at the bank’s Shirley banking center on October 27. 


“I live in Fitchburg and take the train to Shirley where I work every day, so I come here to do all of my banking,” said Niquette. “I didn’t expect to win but to have the chance to travel will be a completely different experience for me from what I am used to.”


Niquette has been banking with Fidelity Bank for more than 10 years, and while he is still unsure of where he would like to travel, he has some ideas, which include England and the Philippines. “I think I will go by myself, but I really want to think about how to do this right.”


Joyce Thibault, manager, Shirley banking center, said the drawing couldn’t have gone to a better person. “We’ve known Brian for many years, and he is such a hard worker. He is always so kind and I am excited to learn where he decides to go and see photos following his travels.”


The LifeDesign banking promise is focused on a unique four-step C.A.R.E. methodology that includes connecting, analyzing, recommending, and executing a plan to help clients accomplish their goals and help make sound decisions about their life, their business, and their family. 


“Over the past 20 years we’ve seen time and again how our LifeDesign promise helps our clients gain the clarity they need to move forward with confidence,” said Ed Manzi, Jr., chairman and CEO, Fidelity Bank. “I wish Brian a wonderful experience on his upcoming trip!”

Music Bingo EVERY Thursday at Samuel Slater's

Blackstone National Grill and Heron's Nest

227 Putnam Hill Road, Sutton MA 01590

508 865 2111

Sunday Brunch

Make your weekend complete with Sunday Brunch at Blackstone National Grill and Heron's Nest.


Try out our new specialty drink menu and amazing breakfast and brunch items between the hours of 9 and 4. The views from the deck are spectacular, especially during foliage season. 


Walk ins are welcome but reservations are recommended due to popularity, so please give us a call at 508.865.2111 ext. 107. We'll see you on Sunday!

Samuel Slater Experience, Programs & Special Events!

31 Ray Street
Webster, MA 01570

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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
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