Tuesday, September 1, 2015

General Meeting Agenda for Thursday, September 3

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Dean College Campus Center @ 8:30 am
Golder Room

  1. Open Meeting
  2. Adoption of Agenda

  1. Introductions

  1. Streetscape Project & Town Update
- Jeff Nutting - Town Administrator
- Brutus Cantoreggi - DPW Director
- Anthony Tavalone - MA DOT

  1. Update from Executive Director - Lisa Piana
- October Stroll - Thursday, October 15th
- Signage by-law presentation - November meeting

  1. Progressive Dinner - Jane Curran, Joel Carrara
   - Sunday, September 27th

  1. Networking Committee - Dave Drucker, Gary Donelan  

  1. Economic Dev Committee - Lisa Piana, Bryan Taberner
- Bryan Taberner, Lisa Piana
- Dean College Discount Program
- Branding the Downtown and other ideas

  1. MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau
- Susan Nicholl, Michele Marotta

  1. New Business
  1. Adjourn  

Upcoming Events:

  • Networking Luncheon - September 18
  • Progressive Dinner - Sunday, September 27
  • October Stroll - Thursday, October 15
  • General Meeting - Thursday, November 5
  • Winter Beautification - Sunday, November 22
  • Holiday Stroll - Thursday, December 3


Downtown Streetscape Project Update #9

The latest information from the Town Administrator's office:

Dear FDP Members:

Please read the Town Streetscape Project Update below.  This information will be helpful to you and your customers and clients.  Please note that the FDP will have a more detailed overview on the project at our September 3 General Meeting.

September 1, 2015

DownTown Project Update #9

  • Proposed work for the weeks of September 5 and September 12
  • Mill transitions on side streets and continue to raise castings and prep for paving.
  • Pave Main Street from School Street to Pleasant Street (from the Library to St. Mary's Church). 
  • Install bollards and finish sidewalk at Dean College pedestrian crosswalk.
  • Complete boxcut and binder coat at Emmons and West Central streets.
  • Work on underground utilities for site lighting and signals at Emmons and West Central streets.
  • Begin curb installation on West Central Street on approximately September 10.
  • Begin landscaping and seeding on Lincoln and Main streets.

If anyone has a question please feel free to reach out to the DPW Director, Brutus Cantoreggi, or Town Engineer, Michael Maglio, at 508-553-5500, or Jeffrey Nutting, Town Administrator, at 508-520-4949.

Member Announcements: Summers Law Office, Susan Stivaletta

New Members

Welcome new member Summers Law Office to the Downtown Partnership! Summers Law, located at 9 E. Central St. (and across the hall from the FDP office), specializes in Bankruptcy law and brings 26 years of experience to the firm's cases. Learn more about Summers Law Office on their website, www.summerslaw.net

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Welcome Susan Stivaletta, new FDP member. Susan is a realtor with RE/MAX. Check out Susan's website, www.susanstivaletta.com, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and several other social media channels. 

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The Franklin Downtown Partnership is made up of businesses, residents and community leaders who want to make positive changes and improvements to downtown Franklin. If you're not yet a member, please consider joining us!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Buy Progressive Dinner Tickets Using Our Eventbrite Link

Our Inaugural Progressive Dinner happens Sunday, September 27. Join us to celebrate our vibrant downtown restaurants! 

The evening begins with the first dinner Flight starting at 5:30 p.m. Start at the first restaurant with an appetizer, then move on to the second restaurant for a soup course. At the third restaurant you will enjoy an entree, and finish the evening with dessert* and a performance at The Black Box. 

"The Rome Flight" includes Crab Rangoon at Hang Tai, Tofu with Vegetable Soup at Bamboo House, Chicken Parmesan with Penne at The Rome, and a Chocolate Whoopie Pie from Making Whoopie*.

"The Artistry Kitchen Flight" includes an Assorted Sushi and Appetizer Plate at Maguro House, Manchow Soup with Vegetables at Chinese Mirch, Butternut Squash Flatbread with Arugula at Artistry Kitchen, and a Lemon Meltaway Cupcake from The Cake Bar*.

Follow the link below to our Eventbrite page to choose the Flight that appeals to you. More details about the event, start times, menu options and costs are available on the ticketing site. 
Franklin Downtown Partnership Progressive Dinner Ticketing

Questions? Please contact event organizers Jane Curran, janeframe@verizon.net, or Joel Carrara, jcarrara@printsmartoffice.com.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

October Stroll Sponsorship, Thursday's General Meeting

October Stroll Sponsorship

We are so excited for the upcoming October Stroll on Thursday, October 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Music, pumpkins, scarecrows and hot cider!  

We are looking for sponsors for this wonderful fall event. Bronze level sponsorship is only $300 and your booth gets to be on Sponsorship Row! Use the following links for more details and registration forms: 

The deadline to be included on posters and in all press releases is September 10 so let us know if you would like to be a sponsor!

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Partnership General Meeting
Thursday, September 3
8:30 a.m. 
Dean College-Golder Room
Agenda will be posted shortly
Coffee will be served.  
Update on Streetscape Project! Come with your questions.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Progressive Dinner Ticket Info Coming Soon!

We are creating an Eventbrite Progressive Dinner ticket sales website where you can go to choose your dinner flight and purchase your tickets. 

Details will be published here and on Facebook this weekend.