Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday Celebrations

This Saturday, May 5, all Partnership members are invited to celebrate two big events: 

The Grand Opening of The Cake Bar and the 1-year anniversary at the Franklin Art Center!

The Cake Bar will celebrate the opening of their new location, 17 East Central Street (formerly Cafe Dolce), on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information about The Cake Bar check out their website,

Ian and Linda Kabat have invited all Partnership members to their anniversary event on Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Frankin Art Center, 5 Main Street. For more information go to their website,

Thursday, April 26, 2012

May 3 General Meeting Agenda

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda
Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center
Golder Room

I.       Open Meeting

II.      Adoption of Agenda

III.     Introductions

IV.    Town Updates -- Jeff Nutting
         a. New Chief of Police Stephan Semerjian

V.     Report from Executive Director
         a. 2012 event updates
         b. Membership and sponsorship reminders

VI.    Report from Strawberry Stroll Chair -- Nicole Fortier
         a. Thursday, June 7, 4-7 p.m.
         b. Sponsors needed

VII.   Report from Harvest Festival Chairs -- Mary Graff & Jeanne Sherlock

VIII.  Report from Beautification Chair -- Eileen Mason
         a. Saturday, May 19 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
         b. Volunteers and sponsors needed

IX.    Networking Luncheon -- Joel Carrara

X.     Franklin & Bellingham Rail Trail -- Mark Kaplan & Ed Barth

XI.   New Business
        a. Cake Bar opening
        b. Art Center -- May 5, 5-7p.m. Anniversary Party

XII.  Adjourn

Next General Meeting will be Thursday, September 6

Monday, April 23, 2012

Important Reminders

FDP General Meeting 
Thursday, May 3, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center, Golder Room
Come meet our new Franklin Police Chief!
Agenda will be posted here shortly.

Strawberry Stroll
Thursday, June 7, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Attention Downtown Merchants:  If you are planning on participating please email our Event Chair Nicole Fortier at so she can include your business on the flyer. 

Sponsorship Deadline:  April 30th to be included on the posters, flyers and in the press. Sponsors will receive a free booth space on Sponsorship Row.

Beautification Day
Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m.
Volunteers needed to help plant. Contact Event Chair Eileen Mason at if you can help.
Sponsors Needed! 
Please consider being a sponsor so we can continue with our beautiful flowers. You can find a list of our Sponsorship Opportunities here and a Sponsorship Registration form here.

Did you know that your membership renewals and flower invoices were due in March? Please send in your payments by April 30th so we can keep our downtown projects going strong!

Thank You to all of you who continue to support the FDP with your membership and sponsorships. We have over 160 members and we look forward to your involvement. WELCOME New Members!

Please check the Downtown Partners' Links column to the right of this website and make sure your business link is there. Remember, you need to email us ( your link to give us permission to add it to the site. It's free!

Harvest Festival Information coming soon...
Sunday, September 30
Free booth with membership. We have limited space this year so please make sure you watch for the registration form and fill out by July in order to reserve your space. Registration forms will be sent out in May. Mary Graff is the event chair and can be reached at

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New Feature

We are introducing a new feature on our website -- we have created a space for our members to advertise downtown retail and office space they have available. We have called it simply "Downtown Office and Retail Space Available" and you can find it on the right-hand side of the page under the Downtown Partnership Calendar and next to the Downtown Partners' Links

We start this feature off with a listing from Joseph Byrne of Byrne Financial Freedom, LLC

Do you have property downtown that you'd like us to list? Contact Lisa at with the pertinent information. We will list your property for one month. 

Looking for more properties? Please feel free to contact one of our many member realtors via their link on the right side of this page for more information.

Strawberry Stroll Contact

The Strawberry Stroll is just around the corner -- Thursday, June 7! 
Are you interested in being a sponsor?
Contact our Strawberry Stroll Chairperson Nicole Fortier at

You can find the list of Sponsorship Opportunities here.