Greenfield Business Association
July's Sparkling NewsletterJuly 2012
In This Issue
Sidewalk Sales
Green River Fest
New GBA Board
Western Mass Saves
Student for Hire


Independence Day! 

poet's seat
grf SQUARE MOONGreen River Festival:
Woody's 100th
Well, it's almost here. Oodles of high quality bands, fun for all ages, a celebration that makes us proud to be right here in Greenfield.
The GBA will have its usual booth at the Green River Festival July 14 and 15, and here's how you can be a part of it.
1. Donate coupons, toys, candy, or other item small enough to fit into a green egg. Coupons for kids are especially needed. We will stuff them for you. Visitors pay a dollar an egg, with a chance to win $50.
2. Volunteer to power the GBA booth. It gets you into the festival free for the day you are a volunteer. You take care of parking. Let Kate know if you are interested in either of these options.
summerfest 2Greenfield's SummerFest
and Sidewalk Sales
The lineup for this year's SummerFest and Sidewalk Sales cannot be beat. We have funk/rock music from local heroes Trailer Park; young performers from Matt Kim's Academy of Rock, Artspace, and Celtic Heels; a magician, a face painter, Waldo (he won't even be hiding!), crafters, a fashion show, food...and lest we forget: shopping! Save the dates and pass them on: July 27 and 28. We'll post the complete schedule soon to our website and look for info in the Recorder.
This event is sponsored by Berkshire Gas, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Greenfield Savings Bank, People's United Bank, the Sandri Companies, and Valley Medical Group.

FireworksGreenfield Celebrates

the Fourth of July

Time to ooh and ah as the Greenfield Recreation Department puts on its annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration Saturday, July 7. See the Town website for particulars.
GBA logo 
New Board,
Same Mission
The GBA held its annual meeting June 14 at the Stoneleigh Burnham School and there, members elected new board members and a new slate of officers. Congratulations to board members :


Bill Baker, Baker Office Supply

Tami Beauregard, Wilson's Department Store

Belinda Clapp, Greenfield Savings Bank

Rich Fahey, The Recorder

Elizabeth Fisk, WHAI/Bear Country

George Gohl, Greenfield Garden Cinema

Kriste Joy, Freedom Credit Union

Nancy Pretto, People's United Bank

Michael Ramon, Ramon Financial Services

Mary Walsh-Martel, Magical Child

Patti Waters, Franklin Community Cooperative

Mark Wisnewski, Town Council


Officers are George Gohl, president; Rich Fahey, vice president; Michael Ramon, treasurer; Patti Waters, secretary; and Elizabeth Fisk, past president.

We said good-bye and thank you to Stephen Oates from the Masiello Group/Better Homes and Gardens Realty and Jim Zacarra from Hope and Olive and Magpie Woodfired Pizzeria.

Western Mass Saves
Looking for a way to promote your business to people interested in energy savings? Western Mass Saves works with utility companies to offer consumers rewards when they achieve a level of energy savings in their homes. The group is seeking local businesses to partner with. Contact Adin Maynard if you are interested.
Student for Hire

The Hilltown CDC is working with area high schools to match graduating high school students with businesses looking for reliable year-round employees. Businesses that participate will receive public recognition in press releases about the program. They will also be recognized by the high school community. Here's info about one student who the Hilltown CDC would like to place:


T. will live in Turners Falls, and has a driver's license and a car. She will be 19 years old in September. She is looking for work in the Greenfield-Turners Falls area. She can work about 20 hours a week year-round. She would be very successful in an entry level office position, or in an entry level early childhood assistant position; she is interested in both fields. She has good typing skills and is familiar with Microsoft Word. She has also worked as an assistant in a special needs classroom, and at Baker's Pharmacy in Shelburne Falls.


T. has physical limitations which make it difficult for her to be on her feet a lot, or to do a lot of heavy lifting. She is very personable and friendly, and will make a very good employee.


For more information about T., please contact Job Counselor Tom Dillon at tdillon45@hotmail.com or Patty Bell at pbell@mohawkschools.org.


Contact Info

Greenfield Business Association | P.O. Box 898 | 395 Main Street | Greenfield | MA | 01302