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Tuesday, December 13th
Chamber Conference Room
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and open to the public.

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Export Happenings This Week!

Application Deadline Approaching
November 18
Learn about eligibility, the application process and evaluation criteria
November 15 - Westborough
November 16 - Webinar
December 9 - Boston
Export Expo

The Wine Women & Jewelry fundraiser returns to the Stadium on Dec. 1st

Calling all ladies! Join us at the Stadium Theatre for our annual "Wine Women & Jewelry" event! Browse a vast selection of dazzling jewelry while you sip wine and chat with your friends. Shopping, food, friends and wine... It's the perfect night out! This is also the perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts for the holidays.
This event is just $30 per person and the ticket price includes: TWO glasses of wine, lite fare, and your choice of THREE pieces of jewelry!

Proceeds from this event will go to support the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre.
Tickets are available in person, by phone or online at
This is a 21+ event.

WHEN Wine Women & Jewelry will be held Thursday, Dec 1st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
WHERE The event will be held in the Stadium Theatre Marquee Room located at 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket Rhode Island.
PRICE Tickets are $30. They are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545. Tickets are also available online at
This fundraiser will help support the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre, a non-profit organization that offers the public exposure to outstanding local, regional, nationally and internationally renowned arts and live entertainment in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. For more information on this and upcoming events visit

November Events at Alternatives.
Don't miss these great shows!
Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth
Opening Reception: Friday, November 18, 6:00-7:15 PM
November 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30 PM
November 20 at 2:00 PM
Grace, a Native girl adopted by a white family, is asked by her birth sister to return to the Reserve for their mother's funeral. The play, which is a sequel to "Someday," is based on the real-life tragedies suffered by many native Canadian families, but is full of Taylor's distinctive wit and humor.
Tickets: $15, $13 for seniors. $2 off ticket price on opening night!
Reservations: 508-272-0111
Singh Performance Center
Whitin Mill, 60 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Alternatives Turns 40!
Come celebrate with a walk through time in our Gallery!
Opening Night: Friday, November 18, 4:30-7:30 PM
Alternatives has been bringing people of all abilities together for the past 40 years.
Join us as we celebrate with an exhibit highlighting some important milestones along the way and chronicling the many successes of the people we serve. Exhibit ends December 30
Alternatives' Heritage Gallery
Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Tapestry Art Show
A people's art show for artists of all abilities!
Opening Night: Friday, November 11 4:00-7:00 PM
Uxbridge First Holiday Night: Saturday, December 3 4:00-7:00 PM
Tapestry celebrates the richness and strength of artistic diversity within the fabric of our communities.
Exhibit ends December 23.
Alternatives' Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

Alternative Unlimited
Annual Christmas Tea - Asa Waters Mansion

Tuesday, December 13 | 2:00 p.m.

See this historic Mansion beautifully "dressed for the holidays" and enjoy fruit, cheese and crackers, desserts, hot brewed tea and coffee, all presented on silver service with china and linens.
Guests may participate in a raffle along with visiting the Mansion's gift shoppe which offers many specialty items for holiday shopping.
Cost is $20.00 per person, guests may call Terry at 508-752-9126 (attendance is by advanced reservations only).

KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley opens this week!

Bloooming November 16!
Leap into the imaginative world of shapes, colors, monsters, and animals in this retrospective of one of the world's most prolific children's book illustrators. On view through April 9, 2017.
Opening Reception

Thursday, November 17, 5-8pm

View the exhibition and meet artist Ed Emberley! Live music, light refreshments, and a cash bar, too. Free with Museum admission; free for college students.

2017 Economic Outlook Survey

We want your input. Blackstone Valley Chamber is conducting a survey to gauge the outlook of Whitinsville area businesses. We'd like to get your thoughts on your company's outlook and your view of our region and Massachusetts as a place to start and grow a business.

To thank you for your time, the survey gives you the option to receive a pre-release of the overall results prior to the official release.

This survey is being conducted in cooperation with the Baker Strategy Group, a consulting firm focused on supporting business startup and growth. If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to contact us at the Chamber or reach out directly to David Baker.

David Baker
Baker Strategy Group
o: (734) 786 3342
c: (734) 355 8232

Holiday Jingle & Mingle at Vaillancourt Folk Art -
The BVCC Chamber Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 7th 2016 | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Vaillancourt Folk Art
9 Main St #1H, Sutton, MA

Join us for a Holiday After Hours where members can get together and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
  • Appetizers & Beverages
  • Prizes & Gifts
  • Good Company
  • Festive Venue
  • Opportunity to Give Back
Admission is free when you bring an unwrapped gift for the Families of Blackstone Valley. Toys for all ages are welcome, as well as gift cards for older kids.

We can't wait to see you there, register online today and don't miss out on a great night of Jingle and Mingling!


First time home-buyer seminar - Paramount Realty Group

Shop Small 01588 is happening next weekend!

Saturday, November 26th | 10:00am - 4:00pm

Show your support for over 30 stores in downtown Whitinsville and enjoy special discounts, holiday fun and shopping!

Foxy Travel has a special surprise for you! Holiday gift bags, promotional coupons, shuttle rides and more!

Shop Small & Receive FREE Babysitting Services

Something to think about! - Active Shooter Workshop

Would you know what to do if you ended up in the middle of an active shooter event? It would be better to find out now, before some horrific event like that happens. Trying to figure it out at the last minute doesn't usually provide you with good results.
Following are the two classes currently scheduled. Call NOW to register and reserve your seat in one of these classes.
Active Shooter - Civilian Response

The DCU Center in Worcester recently held Active Shooter drills for
all Emergency Services in the event of a real active shooter.

On September 25th the Auburn Mall held similar drills.

NOW IT'S YOUR TURN to learn, because YOU ARE THERE
WHEN IT ALL BEGINS. Emergency Services come in after the fact,
to secure the area and clean up the results.

DATE: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LOCATION: Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
670 Linwood Avenue - Bldg A
Whitinsville, MA 01588
DATE: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Leominster
99 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453-1805

COST: $49.99 (Payable by credit card {VISA, MC, Amex, Discover}

TO REGISTER: Call A+ Firearms Training of MA at 508-864-7473

YOU can help determine your outcome in an Active Shooter event. YOU don't have to stand idly by waiting to be injured, or worse yet, killed.
This class is presented by A+ Firearms Training of MA to enhance YOUR survival in an Active Shooter event.
Tickets Now On Sale For Thanksgiving Weekend's Performance of: A Christmas Carol and The Signal-Man

Each winter, hundreds of thousands of families integrate Dickens' masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, into their holiday traditions. Although there are countless versions-literary devices, stage adaptations, and full-length feature films-we are pleased to offer a unique experience that fits Vaillancourt's vision of tradition: Dickens by Dickens.

Charles Dickens made two visits to the United States, 1848 and 1868 (which include a stop at Worcester's Mechanics Hall), during these trips he performed readings of his classical masterpiece. Although we aren't able to bring Charles back to life, we are pleased that his great-great grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens, has decided to make this tradition live on with a theatrical, one-man performance of A Christmas Carol.
Mr. Dickens adopts different voices, expressions and mannerisms to portray each of the story's twenty-six characters in this acclaimed one-man show. Brought to the United States each year by American Christmas company, Byers' Choice, Dickens kicks off his American tour each year since 2009 at Vaillancourt Folk Art's Blaxton Hall theatre.
Each performance, approximately one hour and twenty minutes, is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years old. After each performance Dickens is available to sign any of the products offered at the Vaillancourt Gallery.

Seeing Dickens' work, performed by Dickens, is truly a one of a kind tradition to remember forever. Join us in starting the holiday season with Gerald Charles Dickens performing A Christmas Carol. As an added bonus, in 2015, Gerald added a Sunday evening performance that is not A Christmas Carol; This year, we're happy to announce it is The Signal-Man.

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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.

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