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
info@suasco.org
978-461-0735
www.suasco.org
www.stormwatermatters.org

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 http://www.sudbury.org/event.

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

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

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!