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Member Events

MONTHLY BREAKFASTS

Held monthly on a Friday morning from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. except in July and August in several locations. Usually attended by 120-140 members and guests. Program content varies from local spotlights and issues to regional and statewide. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Upcoming Breakfast

 

Friday, January 22

Jim.McGovernPlease join us at Terrazza Ristorante (Country Club of Greenfield) on Friday, January 22, for a presentation by our U.S. Representative Jim McGovern who represents the 2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts. He covers a very large area so we are honored that he is willing to share his busy schedule with us. He will discuss legislation with which he is involved, give us some highlights of what is to come and take your questions. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 and conclude at 9:00. Please notify us in advance of any special dietary needs.

The Member Spotlight will focus on Baystate Franklin Medical Center, a look at the new surgery building and its value to the community.

Please make reservations by January 15. FCCC members $13 (if prepaid or pay-at-door), $14 (billed) or non-members $16. Call (413) 773-5463 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Download the form here.

Thanks to our sponsors - Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, and Franklin County Home Care Corp.

 

Past breakfasts:

Friday, December 18

HOLIDAY BREAKFAST & THE RECORDER 33RD ANNUAL CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Come celebrate the holidays with Franklin County Chamber of Commerce members, employees and guests, at a sumptuous breakfast buffet provided by Deerfield Academy in their Dining Hall on Friday, December 18 at 7:30 a.m.Gary Maynard & Friends will perform seasonal musical entertainment before and during breakfast through the generosity of The Skip Hammond Family. The program highlight will be The Recorder 33rd Annual "Citizen of the Year" Award.

Elizabeth Cardona presents citation to Marie Putala, 2014 Citizen of the Year.

The cost is $25.00 for Chamber members and your employees, or $28.00 for non-members. All breakfasts reservations must be paid by December 16 unless other arrangements are made with the Chamber office. Reserve by December 10 (need to get a count to Deerfield Academy so the can order supplies), call (413) 773-5463. Chamber members $25.00 (prepaid or pay-at-door), $26.00 (billed) or non-members $28.00. A flyer is available to view.

Friday, November 20 @ GCC

We hope to see you at GCC on Friday, November 20, for a really unusual breakfast program - a bit of history, the meaning of Thanksgiving, and a snapshot of Plymouth, the first colony, planning to celebrate its 400th birthday in 2020. And perhaps a taste of Pilgrim fare on the menu!

Our presenter will be Michelle Pecoraro, Executive Director of Plymouth 400, Inc. She brings years of tourism, marketing and leadership experience to the position and her initiatives will take the project to national and international levels.

This 400th anniversary will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples, a story that significantly shaped the building of America. Events and programs will honor the story of exploration, innovation, religious freedom and thanksgiving. These legacies continue today. Come give thanks with us.

Thanks to our sponsors Franklin Hampshire Regional Employment Board and Hampton Inn & Suites. Please make reservations by November 13. FCCC members $13 or non-members $16. Call (413) 773-5463.

Friday, October 23rd

DeLeoWe are honored to have Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the House of Massachusetts, as our presenter. He is unquestionably one of the three most powerful figures in Massachusetts government and he comes to us through the efforts of Representative Paul Mark, who represents many of our Franklin County towns.

Among possible topics, Speaker DeLeo will discuss issues related to energy, the environment, state budget, higher education, tourism and agriculture. Speaker DeLeo lives in Winthrop and represents the 19th Suffolk District. He was elected Speaker of the House in January, 2009. A Globe article in February of last year praised him as "one of the biggest champions of our innovation economy" and described him as "knowledgeable and fluent in getting things done, what the innovation economy needs."

Please join us for this opportunity to hear the words and opinions of someone who influences the decisions and initiatives that affect you and all the residents of the Commonwealth. It is your chance to make certain that the issues important to you and your business in Western Massachusetts are heard and delivered to Beacon Hill.

The breakfast will be held Friday October 23rd at Terrazza at the Country Club of Greenfield from 7:30 am - 9am. Please make reservations by October 16. FCCC members $13 (if prepaid or pay-at-door), $14 (billed) or non-members.  Call (413) 773-5463 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Friday September 25, 2015  (Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your RSVP)

Nam PhamWe are pleased to say that Assistant Secretary for Business Development in the Baker Administration, Nam Pham, will be our September breakfast speaker. Pham oversees the Mass. Office of Business Development, Mass. Office of Travel and Tourism, Mass. Film Office and Mass. Office of International Trade & Investment.  Previously Nam was the CEO of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (VietAID).

Our Member Spotlight will feature Sandy Sayer, Executive Director of the United Way of Franklin County. Sandy will update us on the 2015-16 United Campaign.
 
Breakfast will be at Franklin County Technical School on Friday, September 25, and sponsored by TD Bank.   Please make reservations by  September 19. FCCC members $13 (if prepaid or pay-at-door), $14 (billed) or non-members $16. Call (413) 773-5463 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FRANKLIN COUNTY TOPICS OF IMPORTANCE

Below are links to videos of past Chamber breakfast speakers.  Video's courtesy of GCTV

The Franklin Way - Steve Bradley, President of Baystate Franklin Medical Center speaking about improvements at the hospital and the many community outreach projects the facility is involved in.  May 22, 2015

I Love Books - Work by three local authors: poet Marian Kelner, juggler Rob Peck, and grandmother Marguerite Willlis.  April 24, 2015

The Economy Around Us - Franklin Regional Council of Governments on the Franklin County Economy.  Friday, March 27, 2015

Economic Development Council - Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts' new President & CEO, Rick Sullivan.  February 27, 2015

Opioid Task Force - Opioid Task Force on their work to combat drug abuse in our area. January 23, 2015

Click here for more videos on topics of importance discussed at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfasts.

AFTER HOURS

Evening opportunities to network with your peers and potential new customers. Held in various locations two to three times during the year.

WORKSHOPS

Chamber Marketing Workshops! We are pleased to offer our fall 2015 marketing series! All workshops are FREE for members and $10 for non-members.  Refreshments courtesy of Franklin Community Coop!  Details here.

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