Surf was up at this month's Catch the Net
The tried and true method of networking to grow your business can provide surprisingly effective and creative solutions to business strategies. Being able to meet new business people face to face, visiting other local businesses in a casual atmosphere, and easy introductions make the Bedford Chamber of Commerce's monthly "Catch the Net" event more popular than ever.
Dr. Hesby Speaks to his guests about the joys of orthodontics!
Here's what one of our attendees had to say
"I met Caitlin O'Connor and Nancy Hesby last night at a Bedford Chamber of Commerce "Catch the Net" event (like a business after hours event). Nancy and her husband Rich hosted the event at Bedford Orthodontics. It was one of the best Chamber events I've attended in my 3+ years here at MSB. Great host, great people, stimulating conversation."
This month's event was hosted by Dr. Richard Hesby of Bedford Orthodontics, located at 55 North Road, Bedford, MA.
If you would like to hold a Catch the Net After hours at your place of business, give the Chamber office a call at 781-275-8503.
Town Meeting Votes to pass the Zoning Bylaw Amendment on the Limited Business District
Article 14 on the town warrant allows the Zoning Board of Appeals to grant a special permit which would change the size limit of stores in the Limited Business District from the current 2,000 square feet to a level of up to 4,000 square feet for retail stores and "indoor amusement" establishments. The current restriction does not apply to restaurants or banks.
Todd Crowley, Chair, Zoning Board of Appeals, said the intent of this bylaw change is to allow for more reasonably sized businesses and to attract desirable tenants. He pointed out the upper limit of 4,000 square feet is well below the size of much larger businesses such as Marshalls, Whole Foods, CVS, and other businesses in the areas outside of the limited business district. He also noted any increase beyond 2,000 square feet would only happen with the approval of the Planning Board after a Special Permit application review and public hearing, with any conditions deemed appropriate by the Planning Board.
The article passed by a 2/3 affirmative voice vote.
Renee Lazar, Esq.
Renee Lazar, Esq., offers quality family legal services. She practices family law, so her focus is on your divorce, custody, parenting plan, child support, alimony, guardianships of minors and adults, military divorce, divorce mediation and other family law issues.
Believing that everyone should be able to obtain legal services, Ms. Lazar's practice focuses on the needs of people of "modest means" - typically, those whose incomes put pro bono and subsidized legal assistance out of reach, but who also do not have a large budget for legal services.
When you work with Attorney Lazar, you're getting great service at a fair price. She offers as much representation as you need at a rate you can afford. Whatever your legal issue, she can help you solve it. She offers practical legal counsel in an efficient manner to fit your budget. If you only need a couple of hours of legal work done or to have a lawyer by your side when you attend a meeting or court, she is happy to be there for you.
Estate planning is just plain smart. There are many ways to protect your assets and the future of your loved ones, all while preventing costly court intervention. Part of these initiatives also include making certain that your most valuable asset, your life and well-being, is also protected through such documents as a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Personal Wishes.
Knowing the importance of these documents, she offers to prepare all three documents for $50 to chamber members.
As an added benefit, she offers reduced and sliding scale fees for family law matters.
Contact Renee Lazar to schedule a free one hour no obligation consultation.
Renee Lazar ǀ 4308 Thompson Farm ǀ Bedford, MA ǀ 978 844 8095 ǀ www.reneelazarlaw.com
Leadership Luncheon Marketing Program
Simple Yet Effective Marketing Done With Your Eyes Closed
April 13, 2016
94 Hartwell Road ~ Lexington, MA
Matt Ward - CEO of inConcert Web Solutions, Master Certified Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact.
Simple Yet Effective Marketing: Done With Your Eyes Closed
Marketing is about staying in front of your customers and prospects and being present when they are ready to buy
Many business owners struggle with where, how often and how much time to put into marketing. But did you know that you could automate your marketing to ensure a consistently delivered message to your prospect?
In this presentation you will learn how to automate your marketing....so that you can be marketing with your eyes closed, while you are sleeping!
The Format for the meeting is:
lunch/seminar at the same time
then a round-table discussion on what people are doing for marketing to grow their business
Each month we will check back with previous guests on the different results they are seeing as well
SAVE THE DATES
Business Development Update
Restaurant List -
Alyssa Sandoval created a Lunchtime Shuttle
- A survey was sent to Crosby and Wiggins area business and property owners with some good feedback on a lunchtime shuttle as anticipated by the Expanded Transit Pilot on the ATM. There appears to be sufficient demand to pilot a lunchtime shuttle once a week to Crosby and once a week to Wiggins. Survey results are here.Crosby Center
- Crosby Center Redevelopment project on hold - National Development addressing issues with tenant, Aspen Tech.Mass Innovation Night
- Scheduled for April 13th at MITRE. Business Guid
e- Bedford's first Business and Community Guide will be printed in the next couple of weeks
BRUEGGERS OPEN HOUSE
What the Chamber did in March
Catch the Net
Board of Directors Meeting
Business Development Meeting
Great Food (from Prince St Cafe) and excellent networking
CHAMBER CALENDAR April 8
Night of Beauty Revealed
326 Great Road
To register call
Leadership LuncheonSimple yet Effective Marketing:Done with your eyes closed
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lexington, MA 02421
Board of Directors Meeting
12 Mudge Way
7:30 AMApril 19
Catch the Net
Billerica Crossings20 Charnstaff Ln, Billerica, MA
Click here to registerApril 21
Working Women Alliance
Kristen O'Neil, Outreach Manager, Workforce Training Fund Program; Commonwealth Corporation
Brightview Concord River
100 Concord Road
April 27 Save the Date
Cambridge Savings Bank Sr. Prom Stroll
The Chamber is looking for any businesses that have sustainability officers. We are trying to start a Exchange & re-use Program.
Welcome New Members
168 Great Road Unit F
326 Great Road
Bedford, MA 978-221-6911
Atlas Commercial Real Estate
B& D Advertising Agency
Bedford Car Wash
Bedford Children's Center
Bedford Funeral Home
Bedford Periodontal and Dental Implant Care, LLC
Bedford Research Foundation
Brown & Brown, P.C.
Callahan's Karate Studio
Carlton & Duran, CPAs
Christine Pinney Marketing
ComforCare Home Care
Danielle Beck NP-C-LLC
Davidson's Law Office
Dianne Bridgeman, DDS
The Debbie Spencer Group KW Boston Northwest
Design 2 Order
Design 1 Kitchen & Bath
Doubletree Bedford Glen
Elite Freestyle Karate
First Parish in Bedford
F.W. Webb Company
Great Road Gallery & Framing
Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Harold Nichols Insurance
Heritage at Bedford Springs
Inside Outside Staging
Kimberly Bee Design
Law Offices of Renee Lazar
Live Life Well
Middlesex Savings Bank
New England Nurseries
North Road Chiropractic
Prince St Cafe & Bakery
Quality Database Design
Red Heat Tavern
Right at Home
ServPro of Bedford/Lexington
St. Michael's Parish Center
The Goddard School
The Higgins GroupThe Place for Words College Application Essay Coach
The Real School of Music
The Tutor Doctor
The Well Effect