Ashland Business Scene

Cynthia Whitty
Issue Date: 
August, 2019
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The Ashland Business Association (ABA) recently announced a number of new benefits and enhancements. A new membership level, Associate, where an employee of a regular $100/year member can join for only $25, is now available. In addition, the ABA is adding a members-only and a community giving section to its website. The members-only section will contain information on bylaws and financials and the community-giving section, a list of the many ways the ABA gives back, such as through scholarships and community programs.
ABA programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Members and guests are asked to register online,, for each program.
August 6, 5:45 to 7:30 pm: 2nd annual BBQ at the YMCA Hopkinton with the ABA, Metrowest Chamber of Commerce and area business groups, Holliston, and Hopkinton. Free for members to attend.
September 3, 5:30-7:30 pm: ABA Networking Social at Middlesex Savings Bank, 2 Union St. (Rt. 135)
October 1, 5:30-7:30 pm: ABA Networking Social at 126 Self Storage, 162 Pond St. (Rt. 126)
November 5, 5:30-7:30 pm: ABA Monthly Program and Networking at the Ashland Library, 66 Front St.
December 3, 5:30-8 pm: ABA Holiday Party
The ABA, with over 133 members, provides visibility for local business members, from banks to home-based businesses, and networking and learning opportunities. For more information, contact ABA membership chair, Denise Loiselle, [email protected], 508-259-5161, or visit to join the ABA online.
Business Incentive
Are you an Ashland business that has been wanting to fix up the outside of your business? Do you know a business that is looking to expand or move to Ashland? If so, the Ashland Business Incentive Program is a great way to help businesses in Ashland. For more information about the programs listed below, contact Ashland’s Economic Development Director Beth Reynolds at [email protected] or 508-532-7905 or visit
Sign and Facade Improvement Grant
Amenities Financing Program
Interest-Free Loan Program with Needham Bank
Erdelt Named
Framingham Rotarian
of the Year
The Rotary Club of Framingham recently named Ken Erdelt its 2019 Rotarian of the Year. An Ashland resident, Erdelt is chair of the club’s Random Acts of Kindness program, a member of the ABA board of directors, and an AdviCoach (business coach). He was presented the award at a dinner at the Framingham Country Club last month. The Framingham Rotary serves the towns of Ashland, Framingham, Holliston and Hopkinton.
The MetroWest
Conference for Women
Join the excitement at the 2019 MetroWest Conference for Women on September 19 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel. Market your business by popping up a booth as an exhibitor or sponsor the event for even more visibility. With over 650 people in attendance you are sure to make in impact! For more information, visit