Bash a Smash Says Milford Area Chamber

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Photo courtesy of Katie Leduc

Members of the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, which serves Milford, Franklin, and eight other area towns, marked their centennial Wednesday night with a blowout event at Grand View function facility in Mendon, overlooking Nipmuc Pond.

The Chamber was awarded with citations from the House of Representatives, State Senate and one from the Governor’s office – and Governor Charlie Baker sent a video recording offering his congratulations as well.

Chamber President & CEO Laura O’Callaghan also received a personal citation from the House of representatives acknowledging “her commitment to providing exceptional resources and support for local area businesses during the pandemic”.

O’Callaghan, also announced that the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new name come September 1st. They have been a regional chamber since the 70s and it was time to rebrand. The new name will be Tri-County Regional Chamber, with the same tagline…we mean business.

Above, Chamber CEO unveils new logo

Also in attendance were Franklin resident and Chamber member, Dashe Videira, who is running for a seat on the Governor’s Council against long-time incumbent Robert Jubinville. Senator Becca Rausch, to whose district Milford was recently added, attended briefly. Norfolk State Rep. Shawn Dooley, who is working to replace Rausch, attended as well.

“It was fabulous to see everyone connecting again, the room was abuzz with conversations and laughter,” said O’Callaghan. “The night went by so fast, we didn’t have time to hold our live auction – so we are putting some great deals online and you can “Buy it Now”. https://milfordchamber.schoolauction.net/100anniversary/catalog

Some of the Franklin attendees at Chamber Centennial

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