APRIL 22, FRIDAY
Wilm. Chamber Family Night At The Circus
99 Fordham Rd.
Visit the Chamber to pick up your 4 FREE tickets.
APRIL 23, SATURDAY
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
APRIL 26, TUESDAY
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
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 &
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details on vendor tables to follow.
Amber Dagata, Owner of Tranquility
invites you to stop by and check out her new location at
211 D Lowell Street (In Lucci's Plaza).
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
Savings Bank and New England Heritage Insurance Agency invites you to
attend their "Spring Meet & Greet"
April 15, 2011
am - 2:00 pm
Main Street, Tewksbury
refreshments and casual conversation with Insurance Agent, Rob Barresi who will
answer questions like ...
can I save on my existing policy?
additional discounts are available to me?
are must-have coverages?
more information, contact Corrina Lombardo at 978-658-7270.
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.
Board of Selectmen Candidates:
Ray Lepore, Judy O'Connell, Michael McCoy, Mark Nelson
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
Committee Candidates: Michael Bodnar, Leslie Quick, Ginny Bonish, Karl
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
226 Lowell Street
Wilmington, MA 01887
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
President: Holly Nahabedian
Executive Director: Nancy
A Happy 50th Celebration
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.
bonus to the event was guest speaker, Dick Hoyt, who delivered an
inspiring & motivating message
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.
Chamber Board of Directors:
Joe Prezioso, Colleen McCann, Peter O'Neil, Joe Scianatico, Doug White, Sheila
Bissett, Teresa Burns, Art Hayden, Paul Dickey, Stu Neilson, Linda Covino, Mike
Steve Jensen, Holly Nahabedian, Nancy Vallee, Carmon Cunningham
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.
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 ...
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.
START: 10:10 am
In front of WCTV, 10 Waltham St.
10am - 2pm (DJ, Hotdogs, Fruit, Ice Cream, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Bouncy
House, Gentle Giant Kid's Challenge, Danversbank Photobooth)
out the "Race Tab" on our website for additional race &
registration information. www.wilmingtonbusiness.com
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
Contact: Janice Underwood
Full service travel agency for corporate and leisure travel.
66 Concord Street, Unit J, Wilmington
Contact: Charles Stingel
Sales and service of Kirby vacuum cleaners and supplies.
SCM Consulting, LLC
130 Aldrich Road, Wilmington
Contact: Scott Johnson
Supply chain, purchasing, vendor management.
Wilmington Farmers Market Association
Contact: Dana Burnham
Volunteers committed to bringing fresh, local produce to Wilmington.
be sure to refer business to fellow Chamber members!