Meeting 10/11/11 – The New Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Web Site? Learn How and Why We Built it!

In this talk Chamber board member David Gadarian will walk you through some of the “digital decisions” regarding how and why we made the most recent Sudbury Chamber of Commerce website.  In addition Gadarian will be providing ideas, tips and suggestions about how you might want to apply some of these same principles to your own website with an added emphasis on local marketing.

Please join us at our General Network Meeting


Middlesex Savings Bank

454 Boston Post Road, Sudbury



David Gadarian

Gadarian Digital



Tuesday October 11th, 2011

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.


Next meeting:

Tuesday, November 8th

June 14 General Meeting – “Communities Connected by Water”

“Communities Connected by Water” presentation to the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce – June 14, 2011

Nancy Bryant, Executive Director, SuAsCo Watershed Community Council

For the past fourteen years, Nancy has been the Executive Director of the SuAsCo Watershed Community Council, leading the organization from a “good idea” to a “successful reality”.  This non-profit organization is comprised of representatives from businesses, municipal/state/federal and regional government, and environmental organizations.  The Council’s mission is to “promote blue waters and a green economy through education and collaboration”.  Nancy has led the Council to a strong and respected reputation in the watershed, organized the Council’s well attended annual “River Visions” conferences, created the “Stormwater Matters Program”, and recruited and managed volunteers.  Promoting educational efforts through media interviews, press releases, website design, brochures, guest lectures, and representation on a number of local Boards, Nancy is truly known as the “voice of the SuAsCo”.

Nancy holds a Bachelors Degree from Bowdoin College, a Masters Degree in Water Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley College.  She has also worked as an environmental consultant, a science and math teacher, and as an aquatic biologist for the State of Vermont.

Tonight Nancy will be speaking to us about watersheds, stormwater, and what we can do to make a difference in improving our environment, specifically right here in the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed.

Nancy Bryant, Executive Director
SuAsCo Watershed Community Council
Stormwater Community Assistance Program

5/25/11 – Sewer Assessment Technical Advisory Committee meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding the Route 20 sewer project

The Sewer Assessment Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be hosting a meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding the Route 20 sewer project on:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 – 7:30 pm @ Town Hall, 322 Concord Road

All interested residents and business owners are encouraged to attend to become informed about this project prior to the June 7th ballot vote on the $1 million appropriation for design and permitting of the project.

For more information, including a detailed Frequently Asked Questions brochure, graphics of the project, and the 2011 Annual Town Meeting presentations, please visit the committee’s web page at

For more information about the meeting, call Jody Kablack, Planning and Community Development Director, at 978-639-3387.

May 10 Meeting Recap

This month’s Chamber meeting touched on a number of topics of interest to Sudbury businesses and residents.  The meeting was held Tuesday evening at the Wayside Inn. 

Our keynote speaker was John Fossett, Senior Vice President at Middlesex Savings Bank, who spoke about the recent turmoil John Fossett Middlesex Savings Bank Sudbury MA Chamber of Commerceand change in the banking industry.  After providing some perspective by comparing the recent crisis to others over the past 40 years, John gave us some “insider” advice on how small businesses can best work with their banks.

Louis Stephan, the Chamber president, also gave an update on the Rt. 20 sewer project.  The $1 million design phase funding Louis Stephan speaks at Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Meetingwas preliminarily approved at the Town Meeting last week, but must now be approved in a special election on June 7.  The proposed project has significant implications for the Sudbury business community and for the long-term viability of our downtown business district.

Louis also provided an update on The Event Under the Tent, the upcoming fundraiser to support Sudbury’s Fourth of July Parade.  The Event takes place this Saturday, May 14, from 7:00 PM to midnight at the Wayside Inn.  Capacity is limited, so we strongly encourage people to buy their tickets in advance.  For more information, visit the Event webpage at

For more details on the Chamber meeting, see this excellent article in the Sudbury Patch by reporter Helen Young.

Help Us Win $10,000 to support The 4th of July Parade!

Greetings, Sudbury Residents!

From May 4th through June 14th, 2011, Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting Bring Back the 4th™, an online contest that Sudbury community members can enter for a chance to win one of ten $10,000 grants to support the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Parade!

All our community members need to do is visit
between May 4th and June 14th and take a brief multiple choice quiz on
“Responsible Moments in U.S. History.” Each completed quiz counts as one
credit towards a city or town’s total score.

Towns with the highest quiz participation will be eligible to win one of
10 Bring Back the 4th™ grants, distributed via three population-based
categories: small (4 grants), medium (3 grants) and large (3 grants).
Please note the contest allows for one quiz per person, and winners will
be announced the week of June 20th, 2011. Official contest rules can be found
on the Bring Back the 4th™ website.

So visit today, to take the quiz and find
helpful tools for spreading the word in our community!


The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

May 2 Town Meeting to Vote on Rt. 20 Sewer Project

From the Sudbury town website:

The Route 20 Sewer Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has prepared a comprehensive list of questions and answers to assist residents in informing themselves on Article 20 at the Annual Town Meeting, which requests an appropriation of approximately $1 million for the design and permitting of the Route 20 sewer project. If Article 20 passes at Town Meeting, a ballot vote will be needed for the appropriation. The ballot vote (election) is tentatively scheduled for June 2011.

The Route 20 sewer project is a long term project designed to sustain Sudbury both environmentally and economically. It aims to protect Sudbury’s drinking water in the Route 20 aquifer area, as well as assist businesses with their wastewater disposal so that they can stay and grow in Sudbury. Without alternative wastewater disposal, there is a risk of groundwater contamination and loss of business.

Route 20 Sewer Frequently Asked Questions 

See for more information

Meeting 5/10/11 – John Fossett – Banking 2011 Turmoil and Change: A Retrospective

Please join us at our General Networking Meeting

Featuring: John Fossett – SBA/Government Lending SVP Middlesex Savings Bank

Sudbject: Banking 2011 Turmoil and Change: A Retrospective

When: May 10, 2011 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Where: Longfellow’s Wayside Inn 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury

Free hors d’oeuvres • cash bar

Save the Dates: The Event Under The Tent, May 14th – Next meeting June 14th


RT. 20 Sewer Advisory Committee to give presentation to Chamber Meeting on Tuesday April 12, 2011 @ 5:30 pm at the Wayside Inn.

From the Advisory Committee’s letter…

Dear Sudbury Business Leader,

Sudbury faces a significant challenge to continue providing and preserving drinking water from underground aquifers to all residents, and sustaining the viability of our commercial property.  Sudbury relies almost entirely on individual on-site septic systems for the disposal and treatment of wastewater (both residential and commercial).  This is generally not an issue in residential areas, but as you may know, it has become a major problem in the areas of commercial development, particularly along an approximately 2 mile stretch of Boston Post Road.  The Town’s majority of business establishments, with almost 1 million square feet of commercial real estate, are located along this stretch of Boston Post Road, as are the Town’s water supply wells. The continued reliance on septic systems for wastewater disposal is severely limiting the growth of existing businesses, curtailing the types of businesses that are able to locate in Sudbury, eliminating the possibility of introducing mixed-use development along the corridor, and threatening the…

Downloadthe full letter…


Meeting 4/12/11 – Andrew Gheezi from AOL’s Sudbury Patch

Join us at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn on Tuesday April 12, 2011 for the April monthly Chamber meeting. This month’s meeting will feature:

  • Andrew Gheezi of AOL’s Sudbury Patch
  • Jody Kablack, Town Planner “Sewers & Sudbury”  RT. 20 Sewer Advisory Committee to give presentation

Sudbury faces a significant challenge to continue providing and preserving drinking water from underground aquifers to all residents, and sustaining the viability of our commercial property.  Sudbury relies almost entirely on individual on-site septic systems for the disposal and treatment of wastewater (both residential and commercial).

Download the full letter…

The meeting begins at 5:30PM, and there will be free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

We look forward to seeing you there!

SAVE THE DATE! Next Months Meeting is May 10th!

Meeting 2/8/11 – David Gadarian “Get With The Digital Program”

Speaker: David Gadarian

February 8th , 2011

5:30 pm Wayside Inn

Your overall marketing strategy needs an online and social media strategy. Without it, you will be left behind. Gadarian Digital delivers real value to your brand through the implementation of effective digital strategies and creation of social media marketing. We offer a wide array of services, provided in the professional manner that your business deserves. Gadarian Digital leverages your web presence and your social media profile with cost effective, highly engaging tools that boost your brand above the competition.

Announcing: The Event Under the Tent!

The Event Under the Tent Logo

Save the Date for what may very well be the EVENT of the YEAR

Sponsored by the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce

to fund the Fourth of July Parade, programs and services.

Saturday, May 14th, 2011


Longfellow's Wayside Inn