Member Spotlight: Sudbury Lumber Company

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More than just carrying the finest products on the market, Sudbury Lumber Company is an organization that believes in providing a great customer service experience. That’s why we offer outstanding services to help contractors and homebuilders get the job done right and on time.

Customer satisfaction has always been the priority at the Sudbury Lumber Company. To keep your building project on schedule, we provide job site delivery of our products. What’s more, we offer estimate and special order services. Can’t decide on a look for your kitchen? Visit our Kitchen Design Center and you’ll find great ideas to employ in your building project.

Learn more at www.sudburylumber.com

Member Spotlight: Sudbury Design Group

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At Sudbury Design Group, we strive to create personalized, unique landscapes that are imaginative, functional, and environmentally sensitive. Our in-house team approach and collaboration with other design professionals has been the key to our success over the years. Our experienced staff of award-winning landscape architects and designers will be available to you from the project’s initial consultation to its completion. Through careful planning and hands-on project management, we will transform your property into a stunning landscape that meets all your expectations.

Learn more at www.landscapearchitectureboston.com

Member Spotlight: McGlynn, Clinton & Hall

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For over 50 years the McGlynn, Clinton & Hall insurance agencies have worked hard to provide our customers with the insurance coverage and financial services they need. Whether you have a multi-million dollar business with hundreds of employees or just need home and automobile insurance, our knowledgeable staff will make sure you have the right amount of coverage at the best price.

Learn more at www.mchinsure.com

Member Spotlight: The Earth Education Company

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Each garden is custom-made to fit the individual needs of the client, whether interested in a large scale design, or hourly consulting services. We use organic products and sustainable design and maintenance techniques for your garden.

Sue’s garden designs are influenced by her education and work experience in the environmental field. When creating a landscape, she chooses plants that are naturally compatible with the surrounding flora and fauna and uses techniques, such as companion planting, watering with rainwater runoff, and natural pesticides, to minimize the environmental impact of the design.

Learn more at teecgardendesign.com

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.

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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

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