Montague Business Association will host a paper shredding event June 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot near Aubuchon Hardware on Avenue A. Valley Green Shredding will be there to destroy your sensitive papers, junk mail and other documents. There is no cost to participate, but donations are suggested at $5 (and up) per box or bag of paper. Proceeds will support safety projects in Montague and the Gill-Montague Community Partnership. All are welcome.
I have been thinking on how to raise our town revenue. There is alot of wasted buildings, land and office spaces. I was hoping we could hire businesses within the town to landscape, fix roads and restructure houses. Than find the people with the right education degrees to make businesses made for our town to be better for all of us.
Thursday, June 17th, 8-10am
Community Room at GSB, 282 AVenue A, Turners Falls, Ma 01376
Presented by Amy B. Shapiro, Business Assistance Director/FCCDC
Free 1 1/2 hour workshop plus Q & A time
Topics to include developing a business plan, lender requirements and how best to prepare for obtaining financing.
Light refreshments provided
Please call GSB for reservations.......413-863-4316
GSB-TF Branch Manager
Come on out to Peskiumskot Park tomorrow from 3:00 till 6:00 for cider and donuts and music and Santa and the lighting of the tree in the bandshell. Last year it was fun and I'm sure this year will be great. Bring the kids.
Do you live in downtown Turners? Do you have downtown issues? A few of us are looking into starting a downtown/civic/neighborhood association that will be a subset of the Montague Business Association, to provide a forum for issues specific to living downtown. Come to our first meeting this Wed Dec 2nd at 7 PM at MCTV. It will be an open forum to see what we might like to focus on. It will not be filmed.
Trick or Treat on Avenue A, Turners Falls prior to the Rag Shag Parade from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm on October 31st. The Montague Business Association is promoting a safe Halloween of fun for community children. If you business would like to participate, please call Linda Ackerman at Greenfield Savings Bank, 863-4316. Your business will be provided with Bright Orange Pumpkin to display in your door or window. This will be the invitation to trick or treaters that they will be welcome to enter and rewarded with goodies. It would be great if everyone participated. Such events are held in area towns and it has been a huge success. Please call soon so the MBA can compile a list of participating business.
Well, it's taken some time, but I'm pleased to announce that Lisa's Handcrafted Soap has found a home at 100 3rd Street, in downtown Turners Falls. Renovations will begin soon.
I'd like to take this time to thank all of those who participated in the surveys and those who purchased soap at the local Farmer's Market and Arts festivals. A special thanks to everyone at the 2nd Street Bakery for their never ending encouragement, support and help.
We just used Brandow Plumbing on Wednesday. They replaced our radiator valves. They were the only ones who answered my call. They came out Monday to give an estimate and were here Wednesday. They did great work at a fair price. He seems to really know what he's talking about. The # 413-789-0215. They advertise as a 24/7 company.
Montague WebWorks hires Sales and Business Development Consultant
Introducing Sarah Lanoue, Business Development and Regional Sales Consultant at Montague WebWorks
We are happy to announce Sarah Lanoue of Orange, Massachusetts has joined the Montague WebWorks team as a Business Development and Regional Sales Consultant, serving Central Massachusetts. Sarah is a graduate of Western New England College with a degree in Marketing, and is joining MWW to develop relationships and sales opportunities in the North Quabbin and Western Worcester County, MA areas. Focused on small-to-midsize market businesses, Sarah's calm demeanor, excellent skill set and communications abilities will augment MWW's efforts across our platform. She is uniquely qualified to assist you with strategic marketing and business development tasks, and is a strong addition to our team. Keep an eye out for her in the coming weeks; she can be contacted directly at email@example.com
Thursday Apr 30, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
There will be a full meeting Montague Business Association membership meeting on Thursday, April 30th at 8:00 am in the MCTV studios on 34 Second Street, Turners Falls. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Questions and suggestions for agenda items can be directed to Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Where Fitness Takes Flight’: Eagle Peak Fitness Gets Brand Workout
North Quabbin Gym Launches New Web Site and Business Membership Programs with marketing partners Montague WebWorks and JW DeWitt Business Communications
ORANGE, Mass., April 22, 2009 – Eagle Peak Fitness, the North Quabbin Region’s premier fitness facility, today announced the launch of its newly updated brand and completely revamped web presence. The new web site, which can be visited at www.eaglepeakfitness.com, seeks to provide prospective and current members an engaging, educational online destination to learn more about Eagle Peak Fitness and to keep up with the latest programs, fitness classes, and other club-related news and events.
“Since we opened Eagle Peak Fitness in 2007, we have sought to offer our members in the North Quabbin region with an uncompromisingly world-class fitness facility, equipment, and programs,” said competition powerlifter and veteran fitness expert Beth Atwood, co-founder and owner of Eagle Peak Fitness. “Now we have overhauled and updated our brand and web presence to reflect the high-quality, personalized experience that Eagle Peak members have come to expect in our gym.”
Eagle Peak’s web site features in-depth information on the club’s key offerings:
? Resistance training equipment, including a capacious free weights room and selectorized machines.
? State-of-the-art cardio equipment ranging from treadmills to recumbent bikes to stairmasters.
? Group fitness and aerobics classes, including ball classes, kickboxing, step aerobics, hip hop dance aerobics, and pilates.
? Expert personal training and on-site massage therapy services.
The web site also is updated on a frequent basis to announce the club’s latest programs, such as the “Spring Into Fitness 2009” program that allows members to establish and then track their progress towards individual fitness goals. Two local marketing partners, Montague WebWorks and JW DeWitt Business Communications, led Eagle Peak’s brand overhaul and web development efforts, which included concept development, design, copywriting, technical development, and launch of the firm’s new brand and programs.
In conjunction with the web site launch, Eagle Peak also is announcing its “Fit For Work, Fit For Life” campaign promoting special membership programs for businesses and corporations in the North Quabbin region. Participating businesses receive discounted registration fees as well as creative, customized fitness programs that encourage employees to participate in programs that improve their fitness and well-being.
“Research shows there are numerous benefits for healthier, more physically fit employees – including decreased absenteeism, higher productivity, and reduced healthcare costs,” Atwood said. “Group membership programs are a fun and inspiring way to encourage broader participation in fitness programs that provide long-lasting benefits for both the business and its employees.”
About Eagle Peak Fitness
Eagle Peak Fitness in Orange, Mass., located in the Orange Innovation Center (formerly Bedroom Factory) on West Main Street, was co-founded and designed by Beth and Dan Atwood. Beth Atwood, a world-champion athlete and fitness expert, brings more than 25 years of personal training and gym management experience to her leadership role at Eagle Peak.
Eagle Peak Fitness provides a welcoming, non-judgmental environment for adult and youth athletes of all ages and experience levels – from exercise novices to fitness enthusiasts to competitive champions. Clean, state-of-the-art equipment and expert personal training encourage both casual and competitive athletes alike to strive for their peak performance – yet our warm, friendly atmosphere also ensures that members always have a good time in the process.
Eagle Peak takes a holistic approach to fitness, focusing on how exercise and diet combine to create health and well-being. We provide personal attention and guidance to every member, and have a variety of programs and services – from personal training to group classes to sports massage – designed to help each of our members achieve his or her personal health and fitness goals.
About Montague WebWorks and JW DeWitt Business Communications
J.W. DeWitt Business Communications, an independent consulting firm based in New Salem, Mass., specializes in marketing and communications for business-to-business, technology, environmental, retail, and industrial markets. In partnership with Montague WebWorks, a web development and marketing firm serving more than 100 clients in the Quabbin and Pioneer Valley region, JW DeWitt provides strategic communications programs for large enterprises as well as comprehensive marketing, public relations, Internet, and sales support programs for small to midsize companies. For more information, visit www.jwdewitt.com and www.montaguewebworks.com.
Coffee & Conversation
Wednesday Jan 14, 2009, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Coffee and Conversation is a networking and discussion event sponsored by the Montague Business Association. This month’s topic will be group ADVERTISING.
The MBA has invited representatives from The Recorder, WRSI, The Montague Reporter, and WHAI to discuss advertising in local media. Learn how the MBA can help with your advertising needs. Meet current and prospective MBA members.
Coffee and Conversation is a free event, although donations will be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Pam Kostanski at 413-863-9900 or 413-522-7727.
The event is being held in Gallery 85 of the Hallmark Museum of Contemporary Photography,(corner of Ave A and 3rd Street), Turners Falls, MA.
The Montague Business Association will sponsor "Coffee and Conversation" on Wednesday, January 14th at 8:30 a.m. in the Hallmark Museum on the corner of Avenue A and Third Street. This is an event that will be held every other month on the 3rd Wednesday.
This month’s conversation topic will be focused on advertising. Guest speakers will include, Mike Currie, The Recorder, David Detmold, The Montague Reporter and a representative from WRSI, The River.
Mark your calendars now! Come join us for coffee, pastry and some interesting conversation.
MONTAGUE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
TREE DECORATING EVENT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2008
4:30 – 6:00 P.M.
The Montague Business Association will sponsor a tree decorating event at Peskeomskut Park, Turners Falls, on Saturday, December 13th from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
We will be putting up an evergreen tree in the Peskeomskut Park Band Shell and invite the public to come and help decorate it. Free refreshments will be served. We will have musical entertainment, providing sounds of the season, as well as a visit from Santa.
The public is encouraged to bring ornaments to this event to help decorate our tree. Any type of ornament will be welcome; however, we are encouraging people to bring homemade ornaments.
Come enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and share the holiday spirit with your neighbors and friends.