Thursday, October 8, 2015

Upcoming Networking Luncheon, New Members Sugar Shoppe, Landscape Depot

Networking Luncheon

Our next Franklin Downtown Partnership Networking Luncheon will be Friday, October 16, 1:00 p.m. at the Dean College Smith Dining Center.

Enjoy good conversation, meet other professionals, and share ideas while sampling the delicious and affordable lunch offerings in the Dean College Student Center. 

Please RSVP to event coordinators Matt Lechter,, or Gary Donelan,

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New Members

Welcome new member The Sugar Shoppe - a Non-Profit Guilty Pleasure! Located at 334 Union Street, the shop will sell candy and specialty chocolates. The Sugar Shoppe is the registered DBA of Make Change for Change, a non-profit with the mission to help provide permanent housing to homeless women and children in Massachusetts. Owner Courtney Nappa is looking for volunteers to help at the store and is interested in partnering with businesses for fundraisers. Go to or for more information. They will be on Facebook soon.

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Landscape Depot Supply has joined the Partnership! With a location in Milford -- 57 1/2 Dilla Street, and in 4 other Massachusetts towns, Landscape Depot is a wholesale and retail landscaping supply company. They deal in mulch, pavers, outdoor living space, driveways and much more. Go to to check out all their offerings.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tickets On Sale For URCC's 'Taste of the Region'

The United Regional Chamber will host their popular Taste of the Region event on October 27. According to this flyer, there is still room for restaurants to participate! 

Make Plans to Attend the Tastiest Event of the Year!  

Taste of the Region will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, 147 Pond St., Franklin. This fun-filled food festival features an eclectic mix of restaurants and food establishments serving samples of a variety of dishes! There's also an exciting silent auction. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. 

Call 508-222-0801 for your tickets today!


We will award prizes for Best Sweet, Best Savory and Best Presentation!

Featured Restaurants & Food Establishments:

3 Restaurant
Artistry Kitchen
Barrett's Alehouse
Boneyard Barbecue
Cracker Barrel - Wrentham
Edible Arrangements - Foxboro
The Cake Bar
Tri-County RVT High School
Uno Pizzeria & Grill - Bellingham
Willow Tree Poultry Farm Inc.
J & L Catering
Commonwealth BBQ

We still have openings for restaurants and food establishments to share samples of their food with potential customers. There is no cost for member restaurants and food establishments to participate.

Also, if you'd like to highlight your non-food related business at this very popular event, consider donating a silent auction item! Call the Chamber at 508-222-0801 for more information.

Thank you to the sponsors that make this event possible!

Middlesex Savings Bank
Event Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Putnam Investments
Program Sponsor



Thank You To Our October Stroll Sponsors!

Plans are firming up for our October Stroll next Thursday, October 15, in downtown Franklin. We couldn't do it without our fabulous sponsors!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Simon's Furniture Open Despite Road Closed Signs

Summer Street is undergoing some construction (a town project, not the state's Streetscape project) and the signs at the corner of Summer at East Central Street have been somewhat confusing.

Simon's Furniture is open for business. The road is closed just past the Simon's parking lot, but it is usable and passable for people trying to get to Simon's and other Summer Street businesses. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Member Announcements: Maguro House, Enchanted Memories Travel, Frankenstein Road Race

Maguro House Japanese Restaurant, 29 East Central Street, is looking to hire servers to work during mom's hours or student's hours. Interested? Please contact Virginia at (508) 520-8899. 

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Enchanted Memories Travel, 13 Main Street, Suite 2B, is looking for independent travel agents. The agency is hosting a free, online webinar on Wednesday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m., about its business and the process of becoming a travel agent. Register for the webinar at

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Team Fitness and CrossFit Franklin will hold their first annual Frankenstein 5K Road Race on Saturday, October 31, at Bellingham High School. Funds raised will help support Wounded Warriors, Bellingham Teachers and Progeria Research Foundation. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes!  Go to to register.