May News from the GBA
   Greenfield Business Association
May 2013  
Join Us at SummerFest
Welcome Lisa Davol
Annual Meeting
Downtown Doings
Sidewalk Sales full sun 
SummerFest Sidewalk Sales Are Coming & We're Throwing a Block Party!
On Friday July 12, it's the same Sidewalk Sales you know and love; on Saturday July 13, we'll be shutting down Main Street and having a big ole party! With music, dance demonstrations, a dunking booth with local notables getting wet, a pie eating contest and more, your customers will have a bunch of reasons to come downtown and shop, eat, and play. They can come for the Farmers' Market and stay for SummerFest!
Your business can take part; if we haven't approached you yet, you can download info & registration forms here:
Let's fill up Main Street and have a blast!
To find out more about SummerFest Sidewalk Sales and how you can be involved, contact Caitlin at gba@franklincc.org or 413.774.2791. Come join in the summer fun!
Welcome Lisa Davol! 
The Greenfield Business Association is thrilled to welcome our new office mate Lisa Davol! Lisa brings seven years of experience with Turners Falls' RiverCulture, where she promoted arts and culture and worked to boost the local economy, to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce where she is the new Marketing and Membership Manager. Welcome on board, Lisa!

The Annual Meeting Breakfast Is Coming Soon!

We're looking forward to our Annual Meeting Breakfast at Terrazza Ristorante at the Country Club of Greenfield. If you made it to the May Chamber breakfast, you already know how delicious it will be!

We're narrowing down a date in June, at which point we'll send out a special email invitation. Watch for it in your inbox!
Things Are Happening Downtown
Greenfield Rejuvenator Ed Terault was out front of the Chamber today pulling up the first of the tree grates, getting ready to install a prototype bench in the near future. The heavy cast iron grates have been harming the trees rather than helping them, compacting their roots and keeping out much of the water. The Town of Greenfield will be removing more grates to pave the way, so to speak, to making a healthier and friendlier downtown.

We're also happy to report that the median containers have reappeared, thanks to the Rejuvenators and Stacy of Chapley Gardens in Deerfield. It's all part of making Greenfield an even better place to live, work, shop, & play!pulling the grates
downtown containers May 2013

Thanks for Being a Member of the GBA!  
Thanks to the following members for renewing in April. A strong membership makes for a strong business community and we greatly appreciate your participation!
April 2013 Returning Members:

Great Apt, LLC
Greenfield Garden Cinemas
Pierce Brothers Coffee Roasters
Ramon Financial Services, LLC
Real Pickles
The Recorder
The Richards Group
Valley Tees

Greenfield Business Association

Caitlin von Schmidt, Coordinator