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The Chamber Outlook 

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

April 2011

Mark Your Calendar!

APRIL 22, FRIDAY
Wilm. Chamber Family Night At The Circus
Shriners Auditorium
99 Fordham Rd.
7:00 pm
Visit the Chamber to pick up your 4 FREE tickets.
  
APRIL 23, SATURDAY
Town Elections
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  
APRIL 26, TUESDAY

Multi-Chamber Networking

DoubleTree Guest Suites Hotel
550 Winter St., Waltham
4:30 pm (Sales Workshop)
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Networking)
Member - $10; Non-member - $20
Flyer with RSVP formed emailed
  
MAY DATE TBD
Chamber Connections Breakfast
HUB International
299 Ballardvale St.
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Watch your email for details.
  
JUNE 1, WEDNESDAY
July 4th Fundraiser Luncheon
Knights of Columbus
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Invitation & tickets will be mailed in May.
$15 Donation per ticket.
  
JUNE 20, MONDAY
11th Annual Oracle Business Expo &
Multi-Chamber Networking
Burlington Marriott
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details on vendor tables to follow.
 Member Moves
Amber Dagata, Owner of Tranquility Therapeutic Massage invites you to stop by and check out her new location at 211 D Lowell Street (In Lucci's Plaza). 
Phone:  978-447-1947
Join Us For
Family Night At The Circus
Sheila Bissett, Shriner's Event Manager & Chamber Vice President has once again coordinated a "Family Night At The Circus" for Chamber members and their families on:
Date:  Friday, April 22
Time:  7:00 pm show
  
Members can pick up their 4 FREE Circus tickets at the Chamber office or at Danversbank. 
Spring Meet & Greet

Stoneham Savings Bank and New England Heritage Insurance Agency invites you to attend their "Spring Meet & Greet"

  

Friday, April 15, 2011

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

Stoneham Savings Bank

2171 Main Street, Tewksbury

 

 Enjoy refreshments and casual conversation with Insurance Agent, Rob Barresi who will answer questions like ...

How can I save on my existing policy?

What additional discounts are available to me?

What are must-have coverages?

  

For more information, contact Corrina Lombardo at 978-658-7270.

Candidate's Night

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce steps up to the plate again to ensure town traditions continue!  The League of Women Voters have historically coordinated "Candidate's Night" but with that group disbanded, the Chamber, WCTV, Town Crier and Reading Co-op joined forces this year to carry on the tradition. 

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Board of Selectmen Candidates:  Ray Lepore, Judy O'Connell, Michael McCoy, Mark Nelson

Candidate's Night 2011 took place Tuesday night, 4/5 at WCTV studios.  Reading Co-op provided refreshments for the Meet The Candidates Reception, Steve Bjork was the moderator for the Q&A session between a panel of local media reps. and Board of Selectmen and School Committee candidates.  With town elections scheduled for 4/23, the evening provided candidates with the opportunity to articulate their positions on key issues facing Wilmington.  Sandra Curtain, WCTV Executive Director, led her production team seamlessly and provided live airing of the discussions.  If you missed it, WCTV will air replays leading up to election day on Channel 22 (Comcast) or Channel 38 (Verizon).

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School Committee Candidates:  Michael Bodnar, Leslie Quick, Ginny Bonish, Karl Sagal,

Manny Mulas

Contact Us

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

 

226 Lowell Street
Wilmington, MA  01887
Tel. 978-657-7211
  
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

President:  Holly Nahabedian
Executive Director: Nancy Vallee
  
    
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A Happy 50th Celebration

The Wilmington Chamber celebrated it's 50th birthday in style on March 24th at it's Annual Luncheon.  The guest list of 100 attendees included Chamber members, past Presidents, State/Town Officials and other members of the community.  After guests enjoyed a fabulous buffet provided by AJ's Kitchen, Nancy Vallee, Chamber Executive Director, kicked off the program by acknowledging the accomplishments & progress of the Chamber over 50 years.  She stated that "the Chamber remains a viable non-profit organization and continues to be a valuable resource for not only our business community, but for our community as a whole."  Holly Nahabedian, Chamber President, recognized and thanked all Past Presidents for their vision, development and execution of the Chamber's mission and introduced the 2011-12 Officers & Directors.  Holly also presented Joanne Benton, Superintendent of Public Schools, with a $5,000 check for WHS scholarships from proceeds of last year's annual road race. 

 

An added bonus to the event was guest speaker, Dick Hoyt, who delivered an inspiring & motivating hoytmessage of hope, dedication, determination and commitment to the "Hoyt Teams" motto of "Yes You Can".  The emotions in the room were overwhelming during Dick's presentation.  The Chamber would like to thank the following event sponsors for allowing us to celebrate BIG:  Shriners, Bay State Massage, Century 21/Starwood, Concentra Medical Center, Danversbank, HUB International, Joe Wingman Wings, Reading Co-op Bank, The Cleaner Spot of Wilmington, and WCTV.

 

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2011-12 Chamber Board of Directors: 

(B) Joe Prezioso, Colleen McCann, Peter O'Neil, Joe Scianatico, Doug White, Sheila Bissett, Teresa Burns, Art Hayden, Paul Dickey, Stu Neilson, Linda Covino, Mike Champoux

(F) Steve Jensen, Holly Nahabedian, Nancy Vallee, Carmon Cunningham 

A New Look For The Chamber

After celebrating a successful first 50 years, the Chamber thought it fitting to move into the next half century with a new look.  A logo design contest was promoted to members and Wilmington residents.  The Graphic Arts class at WHS took on the challenge and submitted the majority of the 143 entries.  Three HS students received "Honorable Mentions" for their designs and awarded gift cards to Kendra & Anthony's.  They were also excited to see their picture in the Town Crier.  The winning design was submitted by Tom Friberg, Aleppo News Production Manager.  Tom was recognized at the Annual Lunch & presented with $150 worth of restaurant gift cards.
  

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The selection committee chose the following logo for its:  modern design, use of the town's outline that promotes a "green" community, pride of Chamber's history by display of Est. 1961, and sweeping line signifying that the Chamber interconnects with the town in many ways.  Also, the open oval allows for background customization by holiday or event.
  
The Chamber is in the process of producing new door decals for members which will display the new logo and will also incorporate text that encourages consumers to "BUY LOCAL to preserve local businesses".

 

Lace Up Your Running Shoes ...

and start training for Wilmington's 7th Annual Half Marathon & 5K Run or Walk scheduled for Sunday, September 25th.  The Wilmington Chamber will again coordinate all race logistics and festivities.  Last year over 550 participants raced or walked and many more came to watch and enjoy the day's festivities.

SHOTGUN START:  10:10 am

LOCATION:  In front of WCTV, 10 Waltham St.

FESTIVITES:  10am - 2pm (DJ, Hotdogs, Fruit, Ice Cream, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Bouncy House, Gentle Giant Kid's Challenge, Danversbank Photobooth)

Check out the "Race Tab" on our website for additional race & registration information.  www.wilmingtonbusiness.com

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  Chamber business owners interested in promoting their business at this event should contact the Chamber office.

Welcome New Members
Flynn Travel & Tours Inc.
700 Boston Road, Billerica
978-667-8513
Contact:  Janice Underwood
Full service travel agency for corporate and leisure travel.

 

DC Distributors

66 Concord Street, Unit J, Wilmington
978-570-2901
Contact:  Charles Stingel
Web:    www.kirby.com
Sales and service of Kirby vacuum cleaners and supplies.

 

SCM Consulting, LLC
130 Aldrich Road, Wilmington
617-447-1421
Contact:  Scott Johnson
Supply chain, purchasing, vendor management.
  
Wilmington Farmers Market Association
978-658-9391
Contact:  Dana Burnham
Volunteers committed to bringing fresh, local produce to Wilmington.
  
      Please be sure to refer business to fellow Chamber members!
 

Let Spring Give You a ZING!

Take this time to Spring clean, pack up your unwanted clothes and GO GREEN!
 

Epilepsy Foundation New England Donation Center is open 7 days a week.

Please check us out at www.donatenewengland.org or call (888) 322-8209 to schedule a pickup.

Come by and visit us!

 

357 Middlesex Avenue, Wilmington

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Do Good... Donate

 
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Official Ribbon Cutting & Welcome
From The Chamber & Town Officials!
  
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Gift Certificates, Paint -n- Play kits to go, Birthday parties, Sports parties, Troop activities, Fundraising nights, After Hours Ladies' night, Kid's paint, pizza and movie night. 

 

2 Lowell Street

978-203-0172

www.paintnplay.net 

 
GetInShapeTransform Your Body -

Transform Your Life!

 

215 Main Street
Wilmington Crossing
978-657-8080