January News from the GBA
Greenfield Business AssociationJanuary 2012

You Can Be a

Featured Member

It's easy to be a Featured Member on the GBA website, where your business will be seen by thousands of viewers a week. A photo and short article on your business follows website visitors to every page they navigate to for a one-month period. February is available, so if the winter is slow and you want to get your name out there, contact Kate and ask to be the next Featured Member on the website (a cost applies).

Chamber Breakfast Out of this World

Be sure to register for January's Chamber Breakfast at the Greenfield Corporate Center (101 Munson Street) on January 27 at 7:30 am. Speaker Cady Coleman lived aboard the International Space Station and is a retired Air Force Colonel. Her engaging speaking style and fascinating story will make for a breakfast that should not be missed. Contact Marian to make a reservation.

Winter Carnival ButtonWarming Up

for Winter Carnival

We thrill each year to the sledding, skating, snowshoeing, fireworks, hockey games and roadrace that spell Greenfield's Winter Carnival. This year, the carnival's 90th, there's a new opportunity for businesses to capture a part of the excitement.
The Greenfield Business Association is teaming up with the Town Recreation Department to sell buttons to residents. Those who buy and wear the buttons during Winter Carnival weekend, February 3-5, will be eligible for discounts or prizes at participating businesses. To participate, or to sell buttons, contact Kate at the GBA. Check out the Town's Winter Carnival website to see which 15 businesses have already signed on. And please buy a button ($5) at World Eye Bookshop, The Country Jeweler, Town Hall, the Greenfield Public Library or the Chamber of Commerce: proceeds support the rec department's terrific programming that help make Greenfield a great place to live.
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Member Moves
New GBA member Manna House is in the process of moving from 205 Main Street to 27 Bank Row, next door to Magpie Woodfired Pizzeria. We wish them luck as they transform the former salon into a Korean eatery.
And Classic Kitchens and Baths, formerly on Bernardston Road, has built a new building at the entrance to Greenfield's downtown at 20 Colrain Street. The new showroom is open, and the staff is busy filling the new space. They plan a grand opening later in the year, so stay tuned! 
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Midwinter Movies
Keep Coming
Reel Romances, this year's Midwinter Movie series, continues with two more films showing at the Greenfield Garden Cinemas Tuesday, January 24 and 31. Next week is THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, a warm romantic comedy with outstanding performances by Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant.
On the 31st, keep your calendar open for WEST SIDE STORY, the epic take on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in 60s Lower East Side Manhattan. The songs (Leonard Bernstein, music; Stephen Sondheim, words) and dances are worth the trip. Shows start at 6:30 pm, so grab a friend and share a bite downtown before the movie starts. Tickets are a mere $5 and benefit the GBA's work to promote Greenfield business. As always, check our website to see what's happening in town.

home showHome Show

And Green Fair Ahead

Clear your calendar for the 2012 Franklin County Home Show and Green Fair, where you can find information and products to feather your nest in a way that doesn't harm you or the environment. Food, fun and special events add to the enjoyment of this Earth Day celebration, put on by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and the Greenfield Business Association. The show, to be held April 21 and 22 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, will be an all-compost or recycling event, thanks to a collaboration with the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District.
Planning to exhibit at the Home Show/Green Fair? Now's the time to register, when you can still get 10 percent off the booth fee. Details are here. Consider being a part of our Show Game Card to increase traffic flow to your booth. 

2012 Workshop Planning Under Way

Learning doesn't end in school, and our 2012 workshop series aims to help business owners stay in the know about topics as diverse as how to plan for a natural disaster,  how to give a speech or presentation, how to boost your website presence and how to make shopping in your store a pleasure. The GBA is teaming up with the Shelburne Falls Area Business Association and the Montague Business Association to bring you the county's best presenters. Details coming soon on when and where!

Kate Snyder