Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2016 Events, Meetings & Spring Networking Luncheons

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meetings take place in the Dean College Campus Center's Golder Room (on the second floor). Please note the meetings will start at 8:00 a.m. Agendas will be published the week of each meeting. 



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Three Networking Luncheons have been scheduled:

Friday, February 19
Friday, March 11
Friday, April 15

The luncheons begin at 1:00 p.m. and take place at the Dean College Dining Center in the Campus Center building. You can expect to meet new contacts, share ideas and information, and form partnerships over a delicious and low-cost meal.


For planning purposes, please RSVP to Networking Co-Chairs Gary Donelan, gary.donelan@middlesexbank.com, or Matt Lechter, mlechter@dean.edu.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Welcome New Member The HR Engineers

New Member

The HR Engineers has joined the Partnership! This Franklin-based firm provides human resources management strategies for growing businesses, including labor law compliance, best practices, performance management, talent acquisition, benefits & perks, and training and workshops. To learn more, go to www.thehrengineers.com, or find them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.


Member Announcements: Friends of the Library; The Chick Magnets Perform; Valentine-Themed Dinner at The Estate

Friends of the Franklin Library 

February is for lovers: Library Lovers, that is. 

The Friends of the Franklin Library invites you to tell us about your favorite book.  

Maybe it’s one that moved you, or that you learned from, or helped you navigate a difficult time.  Maybe the book was just fun to read, made you laugh or made you think differently about something.  It could have been controversial, biographical, historical or mystical – there are dozens of genres.  

How about a book that you loved as a child?

Or maybe your favorite “book” is actually one of the many databases the library offers to patrons.

Please send your favorites, along with a brief description of why you love them, and we’ll collect and post the comments at the library and on Facebook.   

Our email address is FoFL02038@gmail.com.

Many thanks!


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FDP Member Barry Madden
Did you know? Franklin Ford owner and FDP member Barry Madden is part of a band called The Chick Magnets! The Chick Magnets invite you to a pre-Super Bowl performance this Saturday at Finnegan's Wake in Walpole. There's no cover; just great music and fun. Find more information on the Chick Magnets' Facebook page. 


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Valentine's Themed Dinner at The Estate in Franklin




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

First General Meeting Set for March 3, 2016


The first Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 3.  Please note: The new start time is 8:00 a.m., a half hour earlier than pervious meetings.

Our meetings will take place in the Dean College Campus Center's Golder Room on the 2nd floor. All are welcome!

Same great information, same delicious hot coffee -- just a half hour earlier for your convenience. 

The meeting agenda will appear here the last week in February. 

Click here to see the full schedule of FDP events and meetings.

Click here for the Networking Luncheons schedule.


Friday, January 29, 2016

'12 Days of Donating' Totals Press Release

Franklin Food Elves Bring in Record Donations – Again!
FRANKLIN, MA – The Franklin Food Elves did it again! The final donation numbers are in, and the Elves are pleased to announce that the “12 Days of Donating” Campaign has collected more than four tons (or 8,001 pounds) of goods, and more than $11,000 for the Franklin Food Pantry.


Photo courtesy of Bob Teixeira

These numbers beat last year’s record totals by more than 1,500 pounds of food, and nearly $3,000. The success was due to the hard work of more than 120 Food Elves, along with tremendous support from the community and local businesses. The Food Elves, increasing by 35 elves this year, has grown every year in popularity among local elementary, middle and high school students.
As the Food Elves canvassed local neighborhoods for food and monetary donations, Franklin businesses did their part by placing donation bins at their locations and pledging cash donations to support the cause. Those businesses included Chestnut Dental Associates, DCU, Dean Bank, Dean College, Emma’s Quilt Cupboard, Franklin Downtown Partnership Office, Jane’s Frames, Keefe Insurance Agency, Murphy Business, Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits, SELF Aesthetics and Therapeutic Specialists, Medical Spa and The Adirondack Club.
“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we received this year from the Franklin Food Elves, member businesses of the Franklin Downtown Partnership, and our community,” said Erin Lynch, executive director of the Franklin Food Pantry. “Thanks to the hard work of the Food Elves, we will be able to continue helping our families who are struggling to put food on their tables.”
For the first time, the Food Elves gave residents the option of making monetary donations in addition to, or in lieu of, food. Monetary gifts allow the Pantry to supplement food donations with more nutritious and fresh food, such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meats.
“The response was incredible,” said Lynch. “Not only did we break all records in the amount of food we received, we are able to supplement the nonperishable donations with fresh, protein-rich and nutritious foods. We could not be more grateful.”
For more information about the Food Elves and the “12 Days of Donating” Campaign, please contact the Food Elves at franklinfoodelves@yahoo.com. For more information about the Franklin Food Pantry, or a list of its current needs, visit www.franklinfoodpantry.org.

FDP Networking Luncheons Scheduled for Spring 2016



Three Networking Luncheons have been scheduled:

Friday, February 19
Friday, March 11
Friday, April 15

The luncheons take place at the Dean College Dining Center in the Campus Center building. You can expect to meet new contacts, share ideas and information, and form partnerships over a delicious and low-cost meal.

More details will be posted closer to each date. For more information, please contact Networking Co-Chair Matt Lechter, mlechter@dean.edu.