Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Upcoming FDP Breakfast and General Meeting


NETWORKING BREAKFAST March 22
Start your day with a hot cup of coffee or a tasty breakfast with other Franklin Downtown Partnership members at our next Networking Breakfast on Friday, March 22 at 8 a.m. We'll meet at the Dean College Dining Center on the first floor of the Campus Center. Please email Matt or Gary to let them know you're attending or if you have any questions. 

GENERAL MEETING APRIL 4
Please join us for the next general meeting of the Franklin Downtown Partnership on Thursday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m. We'll meet in the Campanella Board Room of the Dean College Campus Center. 


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mural Artists Invited to Participate in Downtown Project

Artists are invited to showcase their work in downtown Franklin! Last year, the Franklin Downtown Partnership began offering opportunities to local artists to paint murals in the alleys throughout downtown Franklin. The Partnership is expanding those opportunities this year.

Artists who are interested in creating pro bono murals should email the Partnership office to request a submission packet. Artists will be asked to submit portfolios and ideas for murals once the committee decides on the theme for each alleyway. Submissions will be juried by the Artist Alley Committee.

Joining the trend toward public art, the Partnership’s goal is to turn the uninviting alleyways into alley galleries. Boarded up windows and rusted doors in those alleys create ideal canvases for painting.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Save the Date! Strawberry Stroll 2019

The FDP is currently organizing the 17th annual Strawberry Stroll, set for Friday, June 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Franklin. The rain date will be Saturday, June 15. Scott Martin will be the new event chair for the Stroll this year.

Crafters, community groups, businesses and entertainers are all welcome to participate. Registration for participation will open in April. Watch the Partnership’s website or Facebook page for details.

During the Stroll, the FDP is partnering with Dean Bank who is hosting “Dancing on Dean” which will feature two local bands on a bandstand at the intersection of Main Street and Dean Avenue. Additionally, there will be more food options, a craft area, and the Franklin Art Association spring art show on Main Street.

For the first time last year, the Strawberry Stroll was held on a Friday night, rather than Thursday. 

“We are holding this year’s Stroll on Friday again and we expect to attract a large crowd like we had last year,” said FDP Executive Director Lisa Piana.

Dean Bank will serve up the event’s famous Strawberry Shortcakes. 

Sponsors are needed. See the sponsorship opportunities here. Then complete this form to register your sponsorship!



Thursday, February 21, 2019

Health Connector for Small Business

The Franklin Downtown Partnership, the Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce and the New England Business Association present "Health Connector for Small Business: An Informational Session" on Tues., March 5 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Dean College Campus Center, Campanella Board Room.

The Massachusetts Health Connector has a new shopping platform for small business. This new platform brings state-of the-art tools to employers, brokers, and employees, making it easier than ever for small businesses to offer health insurance to their employees. Event participation is complimentary. Online pre-registration is required.



Monday, February 11, 2019

Networking Breakfast on Thursday, February 14


Start your Valentine's Day with a hot cup of coffee or a tasty breakfast with other Franklin Downtown Partnership members at our next Networking Breakfast on Thursday, February 14 at 8 a.m. We'll meet at the Dean College Dining Center on the first floor of the Campus Center. 

We'd love to see even more FDP members take advantage of this networking opportunity! Please email Matt or Gary to let them know you're attending or if you have any questions. 


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

FDP General Meeting Feb. 7

The next general meeting of the Franklin Downtown Partnership is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m. Please join us in the Campanella Board Room of the Dean College Campus Center.

Our guest speaker will be Maggie Gundersen of the Franklin Senior Center. She will give a brief presentation on "Dementia Friendly Franklin - How Businesses and FDP Members Can Be Involved." 



Monday, February 4, 2019

Thank You to Holiday Happenings Sponsors

Our December event, Holiday Happenings, was made possible through the generosity of local businesses. Thank you to these sponsors! 

Gold Sponsors: Dean Bank, Dean College and Keefe Insurance.

Silver Sponsors: Berry Insurance, D.G. Ranieri Real Estate, DCU, Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C., Fenton Financial Group, Franklin Ford, Franklin Historical Museum and Cultural District, La Cantina Winery, Matt Kelly Homes, and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Bronze Sponsors: Glen Meadow Apartments, Liberty Tax Service, Rescom Exteriors, Simon’s Furniture, Tom Fricker Complete Heating & Cooling, LLC, and Vallee’s Jewelers.



Friday, February 1, 2019

2019 Calendar

Please note the change in the February Networking Breakfast date.


Monday, January 7, 2019

FDP Events in Early 2019

Please join us for the following Franklin Downtown Partnership Events!

Jan. 25, 2019 - Networking Breakfast in the Dining Hall at Dean College Campus Center, 8 a.m.
Feb. 7, 2019 - FDP General Meeting at Dean College Campus Center, Campanella Room, 8:30 a.m.
Feb. 14, 2019 - Networking Breakfast in the Dining Hall at Dean College Campus Center, 8 a.m.
March 22, 2019 - Networking Breakfast in the Dining Hall at Dean College Campus Center, 8 a.m.
April 12, 2019 - Networking Breakfast in the Dining Hall at Dean College Campus Center, 8 a.m.