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…