Blackstone Valley Chamber

of Commerce Newsletter

March 28, 2024

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New address as of January 18, 2024


CWE Central Massachusetts

300 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01608

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We are pleased to announce that the Mass Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) Biz-M-Power Program will reopen on March 1st  

However, Funding is limited. Due to limited funding, the program has reverted to a 1:1 match. This will allow greater access for more business owners to complete capital expense projects. 

To qualify for this grant, the applicant businesses must be sponsored by a MGCC SBTA Provider. The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is a registered and approved sponsor and we are very happy to work with you. Be sure to list us as your sponsor on your application and notify us that you are applying. Please feel free to reach out to us for help.


If you were familiar with the previous grant, please note there have been some changes:  

· 1:1 Match MGCC Grant request a $2,500 minimum and a maximum of $20,000. (Total cost of projects $5K –$40K * If businesses raise a minimum of $2,500, MGCC will award a matching grant) 

· Commercial vehicles are no longer an approved use of funds.  

· Only online donations are accepted.  (No offline cash or check)  

· State has requested to approve all projects.  


To find out more and review the application visit: and click on grants. Good luck!

Family Fun Fishing Day to be held May 4 in Uxbridge


UXBRIDGE, MASS. - Open Sky Community Services and the Blackstone River Watershed Association are excited to co-host the 9th Annual Family Fun Fishing Day at Riverbend Farm in Uxbridge along with our partner organizations, the Blackstone River National Heritage Corridor Volunteers-in-Parks Program, Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.


This year's event will be held on Saturday May 4th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, May 5th. Prizes offered in four different age groups will be awarded at 1:15 PM. There will be activities for the whole family, as well as food and ice cream for purchase, free face painting and raffles. All ages and ability levels are welcome. 

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Resuming in Person Business Development Office Hours at the BVCC

Wednesday, April 3rd 10 AM to 12 Noon

Booking 30-minute appointments now.

Book one on one sessions with Kevin Kuros, Regional Director of the Central MA Region of the Mass Office of Business Development.

Along with representatives from Mass Development, Mass Growth Capital Corporation, and MassHire


  • Are you an entrepreneur starting a business?
  • Do you need financial resources, help in developing a business plan, or looking for a location?
  • Are you having difficulty recruiting and retaining employees?
  • Do you have questions about resources for your business needs?


Get answers to these questions and more by booking your appointment at the BVCC to meet with these professionals.

Email Kristen at to reserve your 30-minute session.

Why You Should Join The BVCC!
When you become a Chamber member, a whole world of benefits and opportunities is opened up to you. Become part of a group of hardworking, collaborative local business people who want to make the Blackstone Valley thrive.

Our #1 priority is to help you!

Serving Northbridge, Grafton, Sutton, Millbury, Uxbridge, Douglas, Millville, Mendon, Hopedale, Upton & Blackstone.

Top 10 Benefits Why You Should Join!
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New members are encouraged to sign up for a space. Past sponsors, it may have been included in a sponsorship level package.

Interested in being a guest?
Please contact Jeannie Hebert, at
BVCC Hours
Monday: Remote
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday: Remote
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Office Phone: 508.234.9090

Jeannie Hebert, President & CEO
Phone: 508.234.9090 ext. 106  
Cell: 508.981.5782   

Liz O’Neil, Director or Programs, Events & Membership and Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 508.234.9090 ext. 102           

Kristen Kearnan, Office Administrator & Membership Manager
Phone: 508.234.9090 ext. 100
Our Mission
To preserve and enhance the economic vitality of the Blackstone Valley by addressing the needs and concerns of businesses and providing leadership, support and resources in connection with issues which impact commerce and the quality of life in the Valley.

Serving Our Community
The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is a donation site for the Peace of Bread Food Pantry. Please drop off your non-perishable food items in our lobby during office hours for the people of the Blackstone Valley.
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