January Newsletter

Happy New Year Everyone! 

With the holiday season behind us and the new year well underway, the Ashland Business Association is also kicking off the new year ready to drive growth and achieve our goals, while supporting our network of professionals! 

Last week, our Board of Directors met, and we have exciting updates to share.

First, we slightly raised our memberships to $125 (from the previous $100), to sustain our organization. Our memberships are robust and provide visibility for your business, promotion opportunities, education opportunities, networking events, and exposure to regional connections. 

Whether you are a member or not, please take a look at our Member Business Directory on our site, and support our fabulous community by purchasing goods/services, and show your appreciation through referrals and comments/likes on social media!

Second, we are thrilled to announce that going forward, we are rolling out this brand-new newsletter using Constant Contact. Make sure you've added publicity@ashlandbusinessassociation.com to your email's contacts, and subscribe with this link, so you won't miss a message from us! Please note, that emails regarding membership will continue to be generated using our integrated system, Wild Apricot.

We are excited to bring another year of fantastic events. Take a look at what's coming up next!

Upcoming Events

Community Blood Drive

Sponsored by MSM Blow Dry Bar & Salon

Thursday, January 18th from Noon- 5 pm

Register your time slot to donate to the American Red Cross at the Ashland Community Center located at 162 W. Union Street.

Register Now!

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Discussing trademarks

Thursday, January 25th from Noon- 1 pm

Join David for a lively discussion and a quick show-and-tell with, in David's opinion, a few fantastic trademark examples.

Register for this event to have this virtual meeting link emailed to you.

Register Now!

Ashland Town Update

Tuesday, February 12th from 8:30 am- 10 am

Join us at our community's historic Town Hall for an update from our local government's community staff and leadership about what has been happening in Town and what is in store for the coming years.

Listen for updates on Roadway Projects, new development, new business, and the Select Board goals and vision.

If you have a specific question you would like answered during this update, please email them by February 6th to our Marketing Director at, publicity@ashlandbusinessassociation.com.

Event line-up

8:30 am - 9 am Networking with coffee and bagels, courtesy of the MetroWest YMCA

9 am - 10 am Program

Register Now!

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Marketing your business in 2024

Thursday, March 21st from Noon- 1 pm

Join Ashley Place a local marketing and communications professional, for tips for leveraging your business/ organization in this new year. 

Learn about creating a strategy with obtainable goals for the busy business owner without breaking the budget. 

Register Now!

Events to watch out for later this year

Speed Networking, MetroWest YMCA Regional Barbeque, Celebrate Rt. 126 Community Block Party, Movie Night, Comedy Night, the Networking Holiday Party, and more!  


Become a Member or Renew Today

If you're interested in becoming a member, we offer memberships for individuals who own or manage a business with a physical location or business office in Ashland, Mass., or live in Ashland who own or manage a business elsewhere. We also offer Associate Memberships for individuals classified as an employee or associates of a Regular Member (these applications will be reviewed prior to approval). Community group members are also eligible for our non-profit rate (with approval).

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Become an Event Sponsor

We LOVE working with our community’s businesses and organizations. We need your support, and want to shout out our gratitude from the rooftops!

Partner with us and sponsor one of the many events we are hosting this year and promote your business while supporting our organization.

When you become an event sponsor- your logo appears at the bottom of each event’s promotional item, your business is mentioned by name in event descriptions, and recognized at the event. We have sponsorship options ranging from $100- 500.

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Become our next Member Spotlight!

As an organization, we are dedicated to increasing our members' profitability and visibility, and advocating toward a positive business environment within the town. We are also dedicated to increasing the success of its members' businesses within the Ashland community and beyond.

Help us support our mission, and sign up for a Membership Spotlight!

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