Chamber Meeting 3/12/13 – Matthew R. Sisk – Small Business Administration

This month the chamber welcomes Matthew R. Sisk of the Small Business Administration.

Matthew has been with the Small Business Administration since March of 2009. During his time he has worked as in the Regional Administrators office and currently is assigned to the Massachusetts District Office as a Business Development Specialist. Matthew’s responsibilities include outreach and partnering with the Metro Boston area small business community in showcasing SBA programs. Matthew has a two degree from Assumption College one in Classics the other in History and prior to joining SBA worked for the U.S. General Services Administration and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Matthew will discuss “The SBA Advantage” – An overview of SBA’s programs and services.

This FREE workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.  General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business
  • Small Business Development Centers
  • Women’s Business Centers
  • SBA Loan Guaranty Program
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) Program
  • Government Contracting Opportunities



Prudential Stephan REALTORS “Prudential Pilgrims” was one of the top fundraising teams at this years Greater Boston Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Food Drive!


Boston – The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) distributed meals to more than 76,000 families this Thanksgiving, a 37.6 percent increase over last year’s total. The distribution provided holiday meals to many of the one in nine eastern Massachusetts residents in need of food assistance.

In addition to a successful annual online Turkey Drive, increased monetary donations enabled GBFB to honor requests for alternate meal options. GBFB was able reach more families by providing turkey, whole chickens and other poultry to meet the specific needs of each family…. READ MORE


1/27/13 – 11th Annual Summer Camp Fair at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School

We are hosting the 11th Annual Summer Camp Fair at Lincoln Sudbury
Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury, MA on Sunday, January
27, 2013 11:00am – 2:00 pm . Over 80 camps will be offering
information on day, overnight and travel programs for students in
grades K-12. Parents and students will have the opportunity to meet
and speak with representatives from these camps offering unique
programs including travel, community service, arts, sports, academic
enrichment and traditional camp options. Please join us and bring the
kids- Admission is FREE

For additional information, please visit our website

12/11/12 – Holiday Party and Toys for Tots Drive!!!

Come one, Come all and Join us in our Grand Opening Holiday Party and Toys for Tots Drive
Hosted By:
Prudential Stephan REALTORS

Law Office of Lisa Dropkin

The Parmenter Foundation

Sudbury Family Chiropractic

Cruise Planners
December 11th    2012 at 5:30 p.m.
400 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776

Sudbury Girls Cheerleading Squad Needs Your Help at Disney National Competition!

American Youth Football Association  is a national youth football and cheerleading organization. The Sudbury girls cheerleading squad has won first place at the regional’s and they now are going to the National competitions next week in Disney. JFYI this squad probably is better known to all under their former affiliation—Pop Warner.

Charlene Jackson, Colleen Fallo, and Mel Martinez are the head coaches along with 2 High School coaches. There are 19 cheerleaders, 4 coaches and multiple chaperones. Last year the squad made the town of Sudbury proud and took second place at the Nationals in Disney. This year we have a dilemma and that is that due to all town and state funding constraints and the fact that Pop Warner, who previously helped with the funding,  is no longer contributing scholarships to the girls truly in need nor any financial assistance to the others. We estimate between the airfare, hotels, buses and car rentals that the average expense per girl will exceed $1,000 each and there are approximately 32 individuals that are part of the program including coaches and chaperones.

It is unfortunate that there is no school funding for this important competition and we truly need your support. Simple math is we need $32,000.00 to fund the competition and any monies contributed will go first and foremost to the girls who need it the most. From a competitive standpoint this competition has significance to our town and I think this year they may very well win the whole thing. As a Sudbury business person this is a cause that needs your help and you will be put on our website and in the Town Crier Newspaper when the story gets out. As a human interest story I honestly can say from observation—-This is a reward able cause and greatly needed.

Checks should be sent and made out to Sudbury Youth Football and Cheer ( SYFC ) in care of Michelle Palmer the treasurer. JFYI Fed ID # 04-279678. Mail to 48 Thornberry Lane Sudbury MA 01776. Should you have any questions please call me, Anna Weiss , at 413-210-6561.

We greatly appreciate your generosity and Go Warriors!

Chamber Meeting 11/13/12 – Matthew R. Sisk of the SBA – “The SBA Advantage”

Join us on November 13, 2012 at Longfellows Wayside Inn with guest speaker Matthew R. Sisk, Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Matthew will be speaking about “The SBA Advantage –  An Overview of the SBA’s PRograms and Services”.

This FREE workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.

GOLF! – Sudbury Open -10/1/12

On Monday October 1, 2012 the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce will hold our Annual Golf Tournament. The Tournament will begin with a ‘shot gun’ start at 12 noon at Marlborough Country Club where up to 144 golfers will come together to raise money for the Annual Sudbury Fourth of July Parade, programs and services.

The Success of this event depends highly on participation and sponsorship from our members and residents of Sudbury. The following are ways you and/or your company can participate and help make this year’s Golf Tournament a huge success:

Sponsor a tee – A sign will be placed on a tee box advertising your business. Investment of $100.00.

Form or Join a Team – Teams consist of four golfers with an entry fee of $150.00 per person or $600.00 for a foursome. This includes lunch, dinner, cart, green fees, and prizes.

Donate a raffle prize – Any donation would be appreciated (gift certificates, merchandise, trips, etc).

Volunteer – Many individuals will be needed to make this a successful event for the chamber.

If you do not golf, you can still join us in the festivities – Cost is $50.00 per person and pre-registration is required. No walk-ins please.

Make a Cash Donation –Visit our Donation Center and make a donation using PayPal. Your support in this endeavor will be greatly appreciated. All sponsors and prize donors will be recognized.

If you are interested in participating you may:

Download and print our registration form

Use our easy online registration!


We hope this will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to promote your business while helping the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce reach its goals.


Louis B. Stephan
Prudential Stephan REALTORS
President Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

Mike Watson made a hole in one and won a car from Herb Chambers at the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce 2007 golf tournament! Pictured from left to right; Dan Bortolussi of Herb Chambers, Michael Watson, the winner, Theresa Rigoli, the witness, and Daniel W. Murray, Chairman of the Tournament.


 Photos from the 2011 Sudbury Open!

Chamber meeting – 9/11/12 – Candidate for Congress Jon Golnik


TOPIC: Expanding the size and scope of the Federal government on the taxpayers dime

Jon has lived in Carlisle, MA since 2000.  He lives with his wife, Phyllis or 15 years and his 13 year old son and 10 year old daughter (and two dogs). He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (1989) with a degree in history (with honors).  After working for 1 year as a paralegal in New York City, he returned to school at the Johns Hopkins University (School of Advanced International Studies-SAIS). He received his degree in International Economics with a European Studies area concentration in 1992.  In 1993, he received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (where he met his wife Phyllis). After graduating, he work as a foreign exchange and interest rate trader for almost 10 years before leaving the industry to start his own small businesses.  The first of which was Red River Trading Company.  Red River imported furniture and homes accessories (textiles, ceramics) from Asia.  He had a retail in Boston’s South End and an online presence.  Red River catered to retail clients as well as wholesale.  In 2007, Jon started College Sports Fanatics, a licensed re seller of Boston College merchandise. He did this until June 2011 when he began his second run for Congress.  He now does this full time.

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2012 Fourth of July Parade! – Details and Information

This olde town tradition is a sight to behold, for the youngest of young or the oldest of old. The floats are unveiled and the ribbons adorned, the blare of the fire truck sirens and antique car horns. The bands they will march or ride on a float, the kids are on bicycles, rollerblades, scooters or boats. The political players they walk and shake hands. The Militia are coming for all who are fans. Family and Friends, come one, come all. Wave the flag, and have a Ball!!

Details on the “Sudbury Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade”

Start Time: 1:00 PM on July 4, 2012 – Rain or shine!

Parade Theme: Sudbury: Past, Present and Future

End Time: Roughly 2:30 PM. Depending on where you sit on the route the parade will take about an hour to pass.

Start Location (full map included below): Corner of Union Ave and Route 20.

End Location: Sudbury Town Hall.

Judging Time: Judging for all floats will begin at noon on July 4th, 2011.

Street Closures: The Sudbury Police Department typically closes the area of the route starting at 12:30 the day of the parade.

Viewing: Spectators are allowed to stand or sit anywhere along the parade route. What is so great about this parade is there really are no bad seats! Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs, water bottles and sunscreen!

Again we are looking forward to seeing you all there for what promises to be another great family fun parade.

Stay tuned, connect with us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to continue to get more details about the parade over the next few weeks.

Parade Map: Please note, the GREEN LINE is the parade route, the PURPLE LINE is for the parade marchers to load in.

View Sudbury MA 4th of July Parade in a larger map

Buy Your Tickets For The Event Under The Tent on 5/19/12!

A Fundraiser to Support the Sudbury Fourth of July Parade

When? – Saturday, May 19th, 2012 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Where? – The historic Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA


  • Live Entertainment & Dancing Provided by One of the Hottest Bands in Boston and the Metrowest, “Legit”
  • Chef’s Selection of Hors d’oeuvres
  • Tenderloin of Beef Carving Station
  • Salad, Pasta & Dessert Stations
  • Coffee and Tea

Why? – The Event Under the Tent is Sponsored by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce to Fund the 4th of July Parade programs and services.