Monday, February 29, 2016

March 3 General Meeting Agenda

Please note: New 8:00 a.m. start

Franklin Downtown Partnership GENERAL Meeting Agenda
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Dean College Campus Center @ 8:00 a.m.
Golder Room

  1. Open Meeting

  2. Adoption of Agenda

  1. Introductions

  1. Streetscape Project & Town Update - Lisa Piana
- Jamie Hellen - Deputy Town Administrator
- Anthony Tavalone - MA DOT
- Bryan Taberner - Planning Director

  1. Update from Executive Director - Lisa Piana
- 2016 events, membership, sponsorship

  1. Progressive Dinner - Jane Curran, Joel Carrara
  1. Networking Committee - Matt Lechter, Gary Donelan

  1. Economic Dev Committee-Lisa Piana, Bryan Taberner
- Dean College Discount Program - Matt Lechter
- Ideas for new retail in downtown - handout
- Downtown PR project
  1. New Business
  1. Adjourn

Upcoming Events:
Networking Luncheon - March 11
Progressive Dinner - May TBD
General Meeting - May 5
Beautification Day - May 21
Strawberry Stroll - June 9

Thursday, February 25, 2016

General Meeting Will Be Thursday, March 3

Join us for our General Meeting on Thursday, March 3, at 8:00 a.m.
Please note the earlier start time!

General Meetings are held in the Golder Room on the second floor of the Dean College Campus Center. 

The agenda for this meeting will be posted soon.

Questions? Please contact Lisa Piana at

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,, or Matt Lechter,

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, 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

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.