Friday, May 3, 2013
A look at what is happening with the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce.
The following was submitted by John Bates, chairmen of the Board of the Tri-Town Chamber: The Tri Town Chamber is once again well into executing its mission as the Voice of Business and the Community in Foxborough, Norton and Mansfield for 2013. If it's spring, it must be Monte Carlo time! Indeed, Tri Town’s next major event will be our annual Monte Carlo Night and Silent Auction from 6 to 9:30 PM on May 10 at Mansfield-Foxborough Holiday Inn. Attendees are given $2000 in Funny Money to play Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Texas Hold ‘em. The public is welcome to come; we love to meet new people! Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door: buy them now by calling the chamber or signing up through Eventbrite. For those of you who are …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Saturday, June 23 is the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce’s Buy Local Saturday, part of their summer long Buy Local program.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
“This Saturday we’re encouraging shoppers to Buy Local and show it by taking a picture with the 2012 Tri-Town Chamber Member sticker and posting it on the Tri-Town Chamber Facebook Page,” said Kara Griffin, executive director for the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce. The person with the most pictures posted on Facebook by 6 p.m. on Saturday will win a Chamber Buy Local gift certificate. “We’ve gotten such a great response from the residents and the businesses in Mansfield, Foxboro and Norton,” said Jen Vondenbrink, Tri-TownChamber social media specialist. “For the last two weeks I’ve been talking to local businesses about Buy Local. Everyone has been enthusiastic about the program.” Barrows Insurance Agency in Mansfield is donating $5 for …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
A list of Chamber happenings in Norton, Foxborough and Mansfield.
Congratulations to the Town of Norton for making such terrific progress on its High School renovation project. The Tri Town Chamber board of directors greatly appreciated Greg Smolley from JCJ Architecture and Tom O’Neill from project management company Pinck and Company stopping by to provide an update on the project. Norton continues the tradition of celebrating its status as one of the oldest communities in the state. Building upon last year’s Tricentennial, the town is slated to celebrate Founders Day by way of a picnic and fireworks on Saturday, June 23. Chamber Ambassador and Nortonian Bill Lippincott from Merrill Lynch is once again taking a lead role in organizing the event. Two weeks prior to Norton’s event, the town of Foxborough…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tri Town Chamber of Commerce President John Bates gives an update.
Thanks to all the businesses, volunteers and attendees who helped to make Tri Town Chamber’s Home and Garden Show 2012 a success. Despite glorious weather and one less hour of sleep for booth owners, the whole event went even better than did the previous two H & G shows. For those who missed it, video “interviews” with booth owners will soon be available for free on the web. Great job Kris Jepsen and Pics2Pix! Last year we formed a marketing committee to find ways to help chamber members derive maximum benefit from participating in events. Our focus then was on premarketing the show and highlighting exhibitors via press releases and social media outlets. This year we have added the video element to help these businesses sustain visibility …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
There is a lot planned for the upcoming month and 2012 as a whole.
We at the Tri Town Chamber are very excited about our new executive team and our plans for 2012. I am energized to start my second year as president in an increasingly robust local economy. One of my personal missions this year is to better educate local businesses on exactly what the Chamber is and does. So my next few articles will focus a little bit on what the Chamber is about while continuing to share what’s new. Tri Town has two stellar full-time employees. Executive Director Kara Griffin handles everything having to do with day-to-day operations. This includes managing membership programs, community relations, staying abreast of development that affects our local economies, and organizing events. She is also landlord for our three …
Friday, November 4, 2011
A summary of Chamber happenings.
The Tri Town Chamber has just concluded our membership drive and would like to welcome 65 new members into the fold! The drive pitted eight teams of chamber members against each other to see who could attract the most new businesses. In a photo finish, Web Design by Robin’s Robin Clapp reinforced her stature as vice president of membership by leading her squad to victory. Individual honors went to Mansfield Bank’s Marianne Mackie who brought on six new members all by herself! Executive director Kara Griffin is already busy tripling the usual number of new member coffee meetings, while administrator extraordinaire Ruthie Briggs is vigorously hammering out new name tags and mailing labels. Special thanks go out to North Easton Savings Bank …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The Expo is a collaborative event among neighboring Chambers.
The annual Mega Business Expo was held on Oct. 20 at Christina's in Foxborough. The Expo is a collaborative event among neighboring Chambers, The Tri-Town, Neponset Valley and Milford Chambers of Commerce, with 26 communities covered. The Mega Business Expo offered the opportunity for exhibitors to promote their business to local prospects and for attendees to "reap the benefits of meeting face-to-face with hundreds of prospects in one central location." The event included business after-hours gathering, free food, cash bar, seminars, and prizes. Click the links below for more information on the neighboring chambers. Did you attend the expo? Add your own photos to our gallery above.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Membership drive in full swing.
The Tri Town Chamber is conducting a membership drive. New members who sign up between now and Oct. 6 earn over $2,400 in benefits including free online and radio advertising, legal consultation, payroll processing, social media consultation and business cards. New members are not the only ones who benefit from the drive. Existing members who refer a new member can earn prizes too, including tickets to professional sporting events, gift certificates, free entrance to local venues and mass media advertising. Companies who want to do business in Foxborough, Mansfield and Norton can check it out. I would like to extend a special thank you to Eric Baldwin and the staff of the Deutsche Bank Championship for hosting the membership drive launch …
Friday, September 9, 2011
New members will receive $2,400 worth of special incentives for joining.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Foxborough, Mansfield and Norton businesses that want to increase their community visibility and make connections have an opportunity for growth with the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce this month. Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 6, 70 current Tri-Town Chamber members will be reaching out to business owners as part of the Chamber’s 2011 Membership Campaign. The Campaign is designed to attract companies from every industry and profession including accountants, advertising agencies, architects, auto sales and service centers, caterers, chiropractors, contractors, dentists, dry cleaners, electricians, engineers, hair stylists, doctors and healthcare professionals, insurance agents, landscapers, retailers, restaurant and bar owners, lawyers, real estate…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
A followup on past events and a look at what's coming.
The Tri Town Chamber was on hand to celebrate Norton’s 300th birthday by participating in the town’s parade on June 12. Norton residents Robin Clapp from Web Design by Robin and Ingrid Williams from Sharon Credit Union in Foxborough joined executive director Kara Griffin and yours truly to lead the Chamber Team. Several member businesses contributed floats, banners and marchers to help make it a very special event. Not to be outdone, the Town of Foxborough celebrated birthday number 233 the day before, hosting its annual Foxborough Founders’ Day extravaganza on June 11. Congratulations to everyone, especially committee chairman and Cindi’s Diamond and Jewelry Gallery owner, Cindi Haddad Drew, for a job well done. For the seventh year, …