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myRA@: Helping Your Employees Start Saving for Retirement
Do you have employees who don't have access to a retirement savings plan? Now there's an easy way to help them start saving. The U.S. Department of the Treasury's myRA is a new retirement savings account that was designed to remove common barriers to saving, like fees and complicated investment options, and help people get on the path to retirement saving.
This webinar is FREE
TUE, JAN 26, 2016 AT 12:00 PM
Blackstone National's
2016 Junior Winter League

Junior golfers ages 9-17 can now
enjoy 13 weeks of indoor golf at Never Stop Golfing in Felter's Mill, Millbury, which features a state-of-the-art golf simulator, allowing you to play some of the world's best courses!
League begins January 11th
Click here for full details and pricing, or contact Matt Stephens, PGA, at 508-865-2111 x107 or

Celebrate Winter Wonder Days with Half-priced Admission to Roger Williams Park Zoo January through February
A winter visit to the Zoo offers a unique experience and a great way to beat cabin fever. Cold-hardy animals like snow leopards, red pandas, bison and others may be more active, while visits to the Tropical America and Australasia buildings, and the Textron Elephant & Giraffe Pavilion offer a break from winter weather. Visitors can enjoy hot food and beverages at the Wilderness Café in the upper area of the Zoo.
For more information, visit or call 401-785-3510. Roger Williams Park Zoo is open daily from 10am - 4pm, October through March, and until 5pm in the busy season. The last admission is a half hour before closing.
As of January 1, 2016, Zoo admission prices before the Winter Wonder Days discount are $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors (ages 62+), $9.95 for children (ages 2 - 12), and children age one and younger are admitted for free.
Worcester Art Museum Presents:
Flora in Winter
Come in from the winter cold to the warmth of WAM's annual floral extravaganza, when the Museum blooms with flower arrangements inspired by works of art. This premier floral design event includes captivating and imaginative interpretations of artworks created by skilled arrangers from across the region, displayed in virtually every Museum gallery.

January 28-31, 2016
Members: Free during exhibition hours
Nonmembers: Adults $20, youth $6 during exhibition hours
Click here for full details

Blackstone Valley Referral Group

Limited Time Open Enrollment!

GROW Your Business through
PRODUCTIVE Networking and Get
ACTIVE Referrals and
EXPOSURE to influential Businesses

click here for details
Congressional BreakfastONE WEEK AWAY!

Join us for a Congressional Breakfast with
Congressman James P. McGovern
Thursday, January 14th 7:30am-9:00am
Charles F. Minney Post 3329
16 South Main Street
Millbury, MA 01527
Seating is limited. Make reservations now!

$25.00 members, non-members $35.00
To Register, contact the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce at: 508-234-9090 ext. 100

A+ Firearms of MA Presents Indoor Practice
Fine-tune presentation skills, emergency and tactical reloads

This is an exciting, fast-moving, 3-hour class to maintain or better your skill at arms in the cold weather or when you cannot get to the shooting range. To ensure your commitment, there will be a $20 non-refundable deposit upon registering for this class.

Regular cost is $75. WCN member fee is discounted to $67.00.
Currently active LTCs will be checked at the door.
Just inside we will be searching to be sure no live ammunition enters the building.

Register as quickly as possible as slots are limited.
Contact Bruce Willard at 508-864-7473
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Lunch 'N Learn
Simple Yet Effective Marketing: Done with your eyes closed!

Marketing is about staying in front of your customers and prospects and being present when they are ready to buy. Many business owners struggle with where, how often and how much time to put into marketing. But did you know that you could automate your marketing to ensure a consistently delivered message to your prospect?

In this presentation, Matt Ward, a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert and President and CEO of inConcert Web Solutions is going to show you how to automate your that you can be marketing with your eyes closed, while you are sleeping!

Wednesday, February 3rd 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
A & D Restaurant, 60 Elm St, Millbury
$15 members, $20 non members

Register online at
call: 508-234-9090 ext. 100
BVCC Home and Business Expo!
Over 100 exhibitors, displaying services and products from business, arts & entertainment, health & wellness, agriculture and more!

Calling all Chowder chefs! Enter our annual Best of the Valley Chowderfest Contest, held 12-1:30 p.m. during the show. Two winners will be selected for "Best Judged" and "People's Choice"! Contact the BVCC to enter!

Free admission tickets available online!
Call: 508-234-9090 ext.100

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CM Regional Planning Commission Presents: Freight Rail Project

This meeting will summarize CMRPC's assessment of opportunities, constraints, and next steps relative to freight rail-based economic development in the Blackstone Valley. Light refreshments will be provided.
Hosting by the BVCC
670 Linwood Ave., BLDG A Suite 5, Whitinsville

RSVP to Dominque DuTremble
508-459-3336 or
Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce · 670 Linwood Ave Bldg. A Suite #5 · Whitinsville, MA 01588-1442 · Phone: (508) 234-9090 · Fax: (508) 234-5152
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