June 2015        


In This Issue
Cambridge Savings Bank Sr. Prom Stroll
Multi Chamber After Hours
Trademarks & Patents?
Business Development Updates
Chamber Announcements
What the Chamber did in May
Chamber Connections
Chamber Calendar
Follow us on Facebook
Cambridge Savings Bank
 Sr. Prom Stroll
  The Cambridge Savings Bank Sr. Prom went off without a hitch even with the inclement weather. Graduates and their dates gathered in the gymnasium for a class picture and promenade in front of 800 friends and family members. Sonya Larock, CSB manager said "The bank is very excited to be part of this town-wide community event and is happy to support the class of 2015."  Many thanks to all that make the stroll possible, Cambridge Savings Bank, New England Nurseries, Design Photo, Bedford Children's Center, Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Callahan Karate, Middlesex Savings Bank and The Bedford Police Dept. Dvds are free to all graduating seniors and may be picked up after June 22ndat Cambridge Savings Bank located at 181 Great Road.



     Wednesday, June 24, 2015

   400 pm
- 5:30 pm: Optional FREE Seminar

             5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Networking



Let's kick off Summer in style! Please join us for a fun evening of networking  

at the beautiful Tewksbury Country Club. Come meet over 200 members

from many neighboring North Suburban & Greater Lowell Chambers - bring

lots of business cards! Tabletop space is available at no additional cost  

on a first-come, first-served basis and shared with up to three organizations.


SEMINAR SPEAKER: Liz Taurasi, Digital Media Strategist, LTH Media Services

Making Social Media Work for Your Business

How do you know if your social media is working for your business? Come

learn about how to choose the right social media platform for your industry,

as well as some things you may not already know about Facebook and LinkedIn.  




Are a small to medium sized businesses who would like to learn about trademarks and patents?


Deirdre Sanders and Mark Solomon are Principals with the firm Hamilton, Smith, Brook Reynolds and have over 35 years of combined experience in strategic patent and trademark counseling in the life sciences and electrical arts, respectively.  They are dedicated to guiding clients through the development, management, and protection of intellectual property rights to achieve business goals. Join them for lunch on Tuesday, June 9 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - The Inn at Hastings Park, Lexington. They will be discussing the following


  • What forms of intellectual property can build assets?
  • How do you document your idea?
  • How do you determine ownership?
  • How do you know when to file?
  • How do you assess where to file?
  • How do you claim the invention?
  • How do you describe the invention?
  • How do you navigate the process?
  • How do you keep options open?
  • How do you use an issued patent?

There are limited spots, RSVP here if you are interested in attending. 

Business Development Updates


1. Cultural District Application. The Economic Development team is working with the Town of Bedford and will be reviewing the application process. One of the main goals of establishing a Cultural District is to increase customer traffic for nearby businesses. If the application is approved,  the Chamber may become more involved in terms of consolidating information about promoting different cultural activities. Right now there are multiple resources/boards/etc... As a result, not all the activities get promoted effectively. Some other Chambers such as Concord seem to do this effectively.

2. Great Road Shopping Center. The center is expected to get a minor renovation which will include new paint and other updates.

3. Depot Kiosk. A new map with improved visibility for nearby retailers is expected in the next 2 weeks.

4. China. According to recent reports, tourists from China in Massachusetts spend many times more than tourists from other Countries. The number of non-stop flights from China to Boston has increased again. As a result, The Chamber is planning to add a Google Translate button to it's web site.
Business Safety Summit
"Supporting Excellence in Policing"     
Business Safety Summit     
Join us to discuss business safety, with a focus on recognizing, responding to, and minimizing incidents of concern at the workplace. The training reflects majority consensus among professionals from various disciplines including human resources, security, mental health, law enforcement, and legal arenas (commonly referred to as Threat Management Teams), regarding effective and proven response and intervention practices. Qualified speakers will share case studies from their experiences to demonstrate how to avoid potential risks to your company, outline the roles and responsibilities for each discipline of the Threat Management Team, and provide attendees with a checklist for self-evaluation at their own company.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Montvale Plaza
54 Montvale Ave.Stoneham, MA   
Register at:    
Registration 8 a.m.
Presentations 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.     
$50 per Person
$75 for Groups
of Three
Chamber Announcements
Salon OZ is celebrating their 5 th Anniversary!
Come enjoy the party in honor of our loyal guests. We will be serving hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and fun!
Friday, June 5
5:30pm - 9pm
363 Great Road
  Bedford, MA
Your choosing us for your hair and relaxation needs is truly an honor and very much appreciated by myself and the whole team.  It is all because of people like you that Salon Oz is coming up on our 5 year anniversary!  It is time to celebrate!  O Please stop by and join in on the fun!

Thank you,
Rachel and The Salon Oz Team
Please RSVP to this email with a YES! to if you are going to come and celebrate with us!

              Chamber Golf on Tuesdays

Come play golf every Tuesday with the Bedford Chamber, with tee off times starting at 4 pm until 5:30 pm. New and single players are always welcome!! The Patriot Golf Course, located across from the VA Hospital (200 Springs Road, Bedford) is a very nice, well maintained private course that you can only play with the Bedford Chamber or if you have served in the military. We have returned to regular tee times like previous years. To get a tee time, email Steve Taylor at   Steve will send out a list of all the tee times at the end, and the beginning of each week. Tee times will be issued on a first come, first serve basis! Get your tee time today and join us for some fun on the course!

Chamber members pay the discounted rate of $19 per player for 9 holes. Players with a military background receive a larger discount. There is a driving range and putting green to practice before you play. Snacks, refreshments and golf items are all available in the Pro Shop. This is a great way to meet other chamber members and have some fun!



What the Chamber did in May

Board of Directors Meeting

Small Business Seminar Week

Multi Chamber after Hours

Cambridge Savings Bank Senior Prom Stroll




 Each month, Executive Director Maureen Sullivan tapes the Chamber Connections at the Bedford Tv Studio. Check out the links below of who she has interviewed and if you are  interested in being a guest, email her at


Madeline Altman ~ Bedford TV

Linda Stimson ~ Inner Visions Interiors


Adam Schwartz - Business Development

Mara Briere - Grow a Strong Family

The UPS Store


 Joan Turnberg - Live LIfe Well  


Dr. Jean Marc Slak ~ Slak Chiropractic Group

Lea Ann Knight ~ Garrison Knight Financial


Brookline Bank 

Kristen Presley/Bedford VA

Karen Kenney/ OrganizingWorks

JRM Antiques 





June 11

Board of Directors Meeting
Flint Room
   7:30 AM    


June 18
Working Women Alliance/

Mens Breakfast Club

Brightview Concord River
199 Concord Road
Billerica, MA
7:30 AM
Register here    


June 2/9/15/22
Tee it Up Golf
Patriot Golf Course
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA

4:30 PM 


June 24
Multi Chamber Networking 
After Hours
4:30-7:30 PM
Tewksbury Country Club
1880 Main St.

Tewksbury, MA
Register here   

2015 Chamber Members


Atlas Real Estate
Atlantica Capitol
B& D Advertising Agency
Baldwin Insurance
Baudanza Electric
Bedford Car Wash
Bedford Citizen
Bedford Childrens Center
Bedford Farms

Bedford Historical Society 

Bedford Motel
Bedford Plaza Hotel

Bedford Research Foundation 

Bedford Orthodontics

Bernstein Development
Brightview Concord River 

Brown & Brown, P.C. 
Cafe Luigi 
Callahan Karate Studio
Cambridge Savings Bank
Carlton-Willard Village
Carlton & Duran, CPAs
CertaPro Painters
Christine Pinney Marketing
Coldwell Banker
ComforCare Home Care 
Courtyard by Marriott 

Danielle Beck NP-C-LLC

Debbie Spencer
Design 2 Order
Design 1 Kitchen & Bath
Dianne Bridgeman, DDS
Digital Federal Credit Union
Doubletree Bedford Glen
DSA Publishing

Edward Jones Investments 

First Parish in Bedford

Great Road Gallery & Framing
Formulatrix, Inc.
Frank Webb's Bath Center

GE Infrastructure  

Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Harold Nichols Insurance
Heritage at Bedford Springs

Inside Out Staging & Design 

Kammerwerke Double Wind Quintet 

Kennedy Family Dental
Ken's NY Deli
Ken Gordon
Kimberly Bee Design
IMVerizon Wireless
Leary Auto
Lexington Symphony
Liberty Mutual
Lincoln Liquors
Live Life Well
Mettler-Toldeo Thorton
Middlesex Savings Bank

Minuteman Volkswagon

Moving Forward Physical Therapy
Mt Auburn Hospital
New England Nurseries
North Road Chiropractic
Organix Spa & Salon


Oscar DePriest DMD
Patriot Pediatrics

Peter Quinn Insurance 

Primrose School of Burlington

Right at Home  


Salem Five
Salon Oz


Simply Natural Nails

Slak Chiropractic

Stories with a Heart 

Strawberry Hill Associates
St. Michael's Parish Center
Summit Health & Fitness
Suzanne & Co.

The Goddard School 

The Higgins Group
The Well Effect
Town Planner Calendar



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