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 and 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 was 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 http://www.sudbury.org/event.
For more details on the Chamber meeting, see this excellent article in the Sudbury Patch by reporter Helen Young.