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Bette O’Reilly installed as new chair of Corridor Nine

June 11th, 2015

Bette O’Reilly
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Region – Bette O’Reilly, assistant vice president and branch manager of Commerce Bank in Westborough, was installed as the new chair of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Meeting held on May 28. O’Reilly will be serving a 2-year term.

Kickoff breakfast for UMass Cancer Walk and 5KKickoff breakfast for UMass Cancer Walk and 5K

June 5th, 2015

Region – The 17th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & 5K Run Kickoff Breakfast will be held Thursday, June 11, at the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building, 364 Plantation St., Worcester. The walk and run will be held Sunday, Sept. 27 at UMass Medical School campus. Join corporate and community leaders for a complimentary breakfast [...]

Local young musicians to ‘rock’ for pediatric cancer research

June 4th, 2015

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Upton – On Friday, June 12, three teen rock bands and two middle school a cappella groups will take the stage at Nipmuc Regional High School, 90 Pleasant St., Upton, from 6-9:30 p.m. to raise money for pediatric cancer research – specifically the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation. The three bands – Eclipse, Distracted and [...]

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival raises $11,000

June 3rd, 2015

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Hopkinton – Well over 1,000 children and their families braved the rain to attend Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival held May 31. The event, held at Hopkinton High School, raised $11,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.  Children climbed in the driver’s seats and honked [...]

BFF helps prepare young women for success in workplace

May 29th, 2015

BFF members of Corridor Nine along with students and educators from Assabet Valley Technical High School
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Region – The Business Forward Females (BFF) group of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce was created as a forum to educate, inspire, and empower women from all levels of professional backgrounds. Monthly luncheons are held to bring professional women together for networking and business education with prominent women speakers sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Home Instead celebrates Mother’s Day with flower pots for residents

May 28th, 2015

Clinical Supervisor Maria from the Willows of Worcester Health Center

Region – Home Instead Senior Care supplied Mother’s Day flowers and plants to the female residents of The Health Center at The Willows of Worcester and Mary Ann Morse Health Center in Natick. Every year, Home Instead honors a community they work with in both the Worcester County and the Metrowest areas by supplying beautifully wrapped flowering plants as a way of giving back to the communities they serve.

Webster Five donates $1,500 to the Community Harvest Project

May 28th, 2015

(l to r) Sam Bitar, executive director of the Webster Five Foundation and business analyst, Webster Five; Jodi Koeman, executive director, Community Harvest Project; and Richard Leahy, CEO/president, Webster Five

Region – The Webster Five Foundation announced that, as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $1,500 to the Community Harvest Project. The donation will support the growth and donation of an estimated 260,000 pounds of food to those in need.

New board chair named for Avidia Bank

May 27th, 2015

(left to right) Fred Williams, former chair of the Avidia Board of Directors; Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; and new chair Jim Tashjian.

Region – During Avidia Bank’s recent Annual Meeting, Fred Williams was recognized for his service as retiring and outgoing chair of the Board of Directors. Successor Jim Tashjian was voted in as the new chair. Tashjian has been a board member and corporator of Avidia Bank for 45 years. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion [...]

Enter Stage Left Theater to present Tony-Award winner ‘1776’

May 22nd, 2015

Hopkinton – Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) will be presenting “1776,” the Tony Award winning Broadway musical that follows our nation’s forefathers as they struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. The production is directed by Paul Champlin from the book by Peter Stone, with music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Performances are Friday and [...]

Westborough Historical Society announces upcoming events

May 22nd, 2015

Westborough – Did you know? The first state reform school for boys in the country was established in Westborough in 1849. Westborough was founded when it split off from the bordering town of Marlborough. Attend the Westborough Historical Society’s Open House and learn what the town will be celebrating in 2017. The event will take [...]

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