Member Spotlight: Cunningham Machanic, LLP

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Cunningham, Machanic, Cetlin, Johnson, Harney & Tenney, LLP provides our clients with outstanding legal advice and service. We anticipate issues rather than react to crises. Our collective experience allows us to meet our clients’ legal and business needs with efficient, intelligent and creative solutions. At Cunningham, Machanic, Cetlin, Johnson, Harney & Tenney, LLP we combine service and expertise to help our clients reach their goals.

Learn more at Cunningham Machanic, LLP

Member Spotlight: Joseph D. Bausk

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I specialize in giving you a day to remember

Choose from over a dozen ceremonies or create your own Ceremonies performed throughout Massachusetts

Honor weddings of all denominations, shapes and sizes

Over 1000 ceremonies performed

Duly appointed Justice of the Peace by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with designation to solemnize marriages of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Member of Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Association

Learn more at www.joebausk.com

Member Spotlight: Black Horse Real Estate, Inc.

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Black Horse Real Estate, Inc. is the premier RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL real estate brokerage firm in the Metrowest area of Boston; located in Sudbury, MA. Whether you are a first time home buyer, luxury consumer, seasoned investor or renter, Black Horse Real Estate Inc. has presented a consistent commitment to diligence, creativity, discretion and a keen ability to put real estate deals together. Our coverage areas include Sudbury, Southborough, Marlborough, Wayland, Hudson, Concord, Framingham, and Stow. Simply put – you hire Black Horse Real Estate Inc. for expert local advice, thorough data analysis, skilled negotiations, creative marketing strategies, out-of-the-box thinking and sheer tenacity.

Learn more at www.blackhorserealestate.net

Tired Of A Dual Tax Rate? – Come And Be Heard! BOS Meeting 11/15/16

The Sudbury Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7:45 p.m. in the Lower Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury, to determine what percentage of the local tax levy will be borne by each class of real and personal property relative to setting the Fiscal Year 2017 tax rate.

The Sudbury Chamber of Commerce has suggested the Selectmen support a return to a single tax rate. Many towns have been gradually shifting more of the tax burden away from business owners in recent years.

Sticking with two rates — one for residential property and a higher rate for commercial and industrial property — caused bills to business property owners to climb thousands of dollars in fiscal 2016.

Communities that employ dual tax rates are at a disadvantage in attracting new business and retaining existing business to our town. Neighboring single-rate communities, such as Acton, Concord, Wayland and Weston, are much more attractive to businesses looking to buy property or rent. It costs a small company several thousand dollars more annually to own or rent a property in Sudbury, rather than in neighboring towns, because of the dual rate. And that hurts residents, who would see their tax burden lessen if more businesses were to locate in the town, according to all studies.

Furthermore, small businesses are at a disadvantage under a dual tax rate system that is less of a burden to larger businesses. This discourages start-ups that create competition and provide needed jobs and services that maintain the “local” flavor of our town.

Reverting to a single rate has proved painless for many other communities and has helped to revitalize their commercial market. A split tax rate sends a signal that a community is less interested in their business sector.

Read the Board of Selctmen’sTax Classification Hearing notice.

Reminder: Chamber Meeting – Wednesday, 11/9/16 – Leon Goodman – The Staged Rail Trail

Please note, that due to the election, this month’s meeting WILL NOT be on the second Tuesday of the month, but on Wednesday 11/9/16.

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Leon Goodman will present information on The Staged Rail Trail, a proposal of an alternative use of the old MBTA railway vs. the Eversource transmission towers project.

The meeting will be at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn at 5:30PM, and is open to Chamber Members and the public. Please come join us, introduce yourself, and learn what we are all about!

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
72 Wayside Inn Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

A Message From SMILE Mass…

Dear Chamber of Commerce Members,

I would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for giving me the opportunity to speak on behalf of SMILE Mass earlier this month. It was so nice to meet so many of you. I know that several of you know Lotte as the face of SMILE Mass. She is sorry that she couldn’t make it that evening, but that was good luck for me.

To those of you that chose to sponsor SMILE Mass, I send a sincere thank you. Some of you have received a proof of your banner by now. If you haven’t, please know that our graphic designer is working on it and we will get it back to you as soon as possible.

If you are interested in sponsoring SMILE Mass, the sponsorship options are attached. The $250 sponsorship is our most popular and gets you a lot of exposure for your money. Please know that SMILE Mass will only ask for a sponsorship once a year, so if you choose to sponsor us now, you will not be asked again until Fall of 2017.

Our Gobble Wobble Road Race is coming up quickly on November 19th. If you would like to have a banner at that event, please send over your sponsorship form and logo as soon as possible. We need time to create your banner, send it back to you for approval and have time to get it printed. We can make arrangements to pick up the payment later.

For those of you who were not able to attend the meeting when I spoke, also attached is a copy of our postcard, which is a quick overview of what we have accomplished and what we are currently working on.

If you have any questions on what we do or the sponsorship options, I would be happy to talk with you.

Sincerely,
Susan Brown
SMILE Mass
978-460-7410

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Sponsor Opportunities Information (PDF)

Member Spotlight: Charles D. Katz CPA

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C D Katz, LLC is a full-service accounting firm located in Sudbury, Massachusetts. We will provide you with high-quality, professional service with a personal touch.

We Help You Make More and Help You Keep More of What You Make

Our strength lies in our ability to provide you with year-round planning for your tax, financial, and business affairs. From Financial Statement preparation to business accounting and tax preparation, and from individual tax preparation to even a review of your self-prepared tax returns, we are here to be of service to you. We will serve as your business and financial guide to assist you in:

  • Our expertise as QuickBooks ProAdvisor® — we are the best!
  • Paying the lowest taxes possible
  • Satisfying recordkeeping and report filing requirements
  • Solving business problems
  • Using financial reports to make sound business decisions
  • Achieving the maximum profit from your business venture
  • Improving your cash flow

Learn more at www.cdkcpa.com

Member Spotlight: Town Planner of Metrowest

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The Town Planner Calendar…

  • …is distributed free of charge each December to households in Framingham, Natick, Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton, Sudbury and Wayland.
  • …is sponsored by local businesses.
  • …is used all year by 75% of the families receiving it.
  • …puts local business information On Display Every Day.

Business owners in MetroWest are more focused than ever on keeping existing local customers and attracting new ones from nearby. The Town Planner Calendar can help to ensure your presence to your local customers.

Learn more at www.townplanner.com

Member Spotlight: RTN Federal Credit Union

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A Leading Massachusetts Credit Union

RTN is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. We are committed to helping members achieve financial well-being through quality products and personalized service. Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the ten largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with more than $860 million in assets, nearly 50,000 members, and 19 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 650 employer groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Company and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Learn more at www.rtn.org

Member Spotlight: SystemExperts Corporation

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Founded in 1994, SystemExperts™ is a premier boutique provider of IT compliance and security consulting services. Our IT security consultants are world-renowned authorities who bring to every engagement a unique combination of business experience and technical expertise. We have built an unrivaled reputation by providing practical, effective IT security solutions for securing our clients’ enterprise computing infrastructures.

Learn more at www.systemexperts.com

Member Spotlight: Northern Bank

In 2010, Northern Bank & Trust Company celebrated 50 years of proud service. From our humble beginnings, we have grown into a comprehensive financial network with offices located throughout Middlesex County. While we have grown, we have remained true to our slogan, “Neighbors you can bank on.”
We have long been inspired by our slogan, and consistently dedicate ourselves to servicing our customers and our community. We provide credit and safeguard your deposits in both the best of times and the most challenging times.

Lear more at www.nbtc.com

Chamber Meeting – Wednesday, 11/9/16 – Leon Goodman – The Staged Rail Trail

Please note, that due to the election, this month’s meeting WILL NOT be on the second Tuesday of the month, but on Wednesday 11/9/16.

SCOC-Nov-PC-2016-Proof

Leon Goodman will present information on The Staged Rail Trail, a proposal of an alternative use of the old MBTA railway vs. the Eversource transmission towers project.

The meeting will be at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn at 5:30PM, and is open to Chamber Members and the public. Please come join us, introduce yourself, and learn what we are all about!

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
72 Wayside Inn Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Reminder: Next Chamber Meeting – 10/11/16 – w/ Diomede Lotte of Smilemass.org

Join us at The Wayside Inn on Tuesday, October 11 at 5:30 PM for an evening with Diomede Lotte, co-founder and president of Smilemass.org.

This organization helps children with disabilities and their families, sponsoring and advocating handicap-accessible playgrounds, providing beach wheelchairs, and offering tips and support for travel.
In other words, making it possible for these children to enjoy experiences they would not be allowed to have otherwise.

This meeting in open to Members and the public. Please come join us, introduce yourself, and learn what we are all about!

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn
72 Wayside Inn Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Member Spotlight: Wintrust Mortgage

Wintrust Mortgage was created to assist in the realization of the American dream of home ownership. Our large volume means competitive rates and in 2015 we originated $4.3 Billion. Along with the ability to lend in all 50 states, this makes us one of the largest mortgage bankers in the country. Wintrust Mortgage is a part of Wintrust Financial Corporation, a well capitalized, diverse, nearly $20 billion asset, financial services company. Our company offers unbeatable service and a wide variety of solutions.

A broad range of programs including:

  • Special first time home buyer programs
  • Conventional and adjustable mortgages
  • Jumbo, FHA and VA mortgages
  • Residential and commercial lending
  • Fast prequalification process
  • Competitive rates

Learn More At http://www.wintrustmortgage.com

Welcome To The Chamber: Metrowest Neurofeedback

We would like to welcome our newest member, Judith Lytel, P. A., Psy. D. of Metrowest Neurofeedback to the Chamber.

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Neurofeedback training helps people effectively modify and maintain new behaviors, without the undesired effects of medication. Also known as EEG biofeedback or neurotherapy, neurofeedback is a state-of-the-art technology that we use to offer a safe, highly effective method of brain training. Using EEG biofeedback, you can train your brain toward greater self-regulation, which has a beneficial effect on behavior, learning, emotion, and more. Neurofeedback is research-based brainwave training with an extensive history. It is non-invasive, medication-free, easy to do, and even fun! Neurofeedback training can transform your life by helping you modify the brain dysregulation underlying many disorders and symptoms of mind/body.

Learn more at www.metrowestneurofeedback.com

Welcome To The Chamber: Prudence Financial, Inc.

The Chamber would like to welcome Theresa M. Rosen, CFP(r), CLTC of Prudence Financial, Inc. as a new member!

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At Prudence Financial, the goal is to help simplify our clients’ lives. We do this by designing customized solutions for our clients’ unique situations. Simplicity is our motto. We help enable our clients to reach their dreams with peace of mind as effortlessly as possible by implementing plans that work for them.

Learn more at www.prudencefinancial.com.

Member Spotlight: The Parmenter Foundation

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The Parmenter Foundation’s mission is to create, support, implement and promote programs and activities that enhance the health and well-being of the Metrowest communities; primarily focusing on advancing state-of-the-art care, planning and education related to managing serious illness, end of life, and bereavement for all ages.

The Parmenter Foundation supports hospice care at the Miriam Boyd Parlin Hospice Residence in Wayland, Mass.; HEARTplay and Camp Erin Boston, the award-winning children’s bereavement support program and camp; CareGroup Parmenter Home Care and Hospice bereavement services for adults; and the Parmenter Food Pantry. Learn more about The Parmenter Foundation.

Member Spotlight: Roche Bros. Supermarkets, Inc.

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Headquartered in Wellesley, MA, we operate 20 neighborhood supermarkets, employing over 4,600 associates. We offer the highest quality perishables, your favorite food brands, full service catering, and Home Delivery. Second generation owners Rick and Ed Roche carry on the family tradition, operating Roche Bros. with pride, and bringing home delicious, quality food to their family table.

Learn more at: http://www.rochebros.com