Monday, October 30, 2017

November 2 General Meeting Agenda

Franklin Downtown Partnership General Meeting Agenda
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center
Campanella Room

Open Meeting                                                                        8:30 am                     

Adoption of Agenda                                                              8:32 am

Member Introductions                                                           8:33 am

Town Update - Jeff Nutting/Jamie Hellen                              8:40 am

FDP Updates - Lisa Piana                                                      8:50 am
a.     Welcome New Members
b.     Membership Discounts
c.     Thank you to our Sponsors

Harvest Festival Recap - Scott Martin                                  8:55 am
Holiday Stroll - Roberta Trahan/Pandora Carlucci                9:00 am
 Thursday, December 7

Winter Decorating - Eileen Mason                                       9:10 am
Sunday, November 19
a.     Volunteers & Sponsors

Networking Luncheon - Gary Donelan/Matt Lechter          9:15 am
          Tuesday, November 14, 12 - 1 p.m.
a.     Suggestions   

New Business and Member Announcements                    9:20 am 

Adjourn                                                                                  9:25 am

Networking                                                                            9:30 am

Friday, October 27, 2017

General Meeting Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Join us for our next General Meeting
Thursday, November 2, 8:30 a.m.
Dean College Campus Center
Campanella Board Room, first floor

Free coffee! Great information!
Meet our members and introduce yourself!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Harvest Festival WOWs Downtown Franklin - Thank You!

Saturday, October 14, dawned grey and a little damp but gradually dried and cleared, setting the stage for a fantastic 15th annual Harvest Festival!

Thank you to the Franklin community for coming out in droves to celebrate one of our favorite seasons here in New England! Kids and pets in costumes, Franklinites and friends from other towns - they were all here! Organizers estimate nearly 6,000 people enjoyed the Harvest Festival on Saturday, making it the largest one-day event the Franklin Downtown Partnership has ever run.

We have so many businesses and people to thank for helping the Partnership pull off such a feat. Our Harvest Festival Committee was made up of Scott Martin, Lisa Piana, Beth Wierling, Beth Simon, Jared Simon and Jen Hurst. Thank you for all the hours dedicated to this effort. 

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped plan, organize, set up, run and clean up this Festival. The Franklin High School girls volleyball team helped us set up, and the FHS boys soccer team helped the Franklin DPW on clean up duty. Thank you, Beth Simon, for organizing all of our wonderful volunteers. 

Thanks to the Franklin Police Department for directing traffic and keeping our visitors safe in the crosswalks. 

And thank you to all of our generous sponsors who supported this year's Festival. We couldn't put on an event like this without you! 

Silver Sponsors
Dean Bank - Thanks for running the Franklin Downtown Partnership food tent! 

Middlesex Savings Bank

Rockland Trust 

Bronze Sponsors
Chestnut Dental


Franklin Cultural Council (a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency) -- entertainment provided in part by a grant by the FCC!

Franklin Ford

Keefe Insurance

Real Living Realty

Friends Sponsors

Beaux Regards Photographic Art

Boston Solar

D.G. Ranieri Real Estate
Fenton Financial Group
Flynn/Wirkus/Young, PC
Franklin Central Pizza
Franklin Cultural District
Franklin Health and Rehabilitation Center

Franklin Historical Museum

Jane's Frames


MyFM 101.3 - Ray Auger was our M.C. for the day!

Renewal by Andersen

Rescom Exteriors

Simon's Furniture
Tom Fricker Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

YMCA - Franklin, who ran the 2 children's areas!

See many more photos on our Facebook page! Look for the 2017 Harvest Festival album

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Vendor/Participant Instructions for Saturday's Harvest Festival

If you are participating in the 2017 Harvest Festival this weekend, you should have received these Vendor Instructions via email last weekend. If not, please contact the Harvest Festival committee at