Home for the Holidays in Greenfield
Greenfield Business Association Supplemental Newsletter November 2011

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Plan on Attending Tomorrow!

Greening Greenfield's conference on the future of Greenfield has a lot for business owners. Kate from the GBA will be facilitating a session on 21st Century Business planning with sustainability at its core, and other workshop titles include Sustainability 101 and Alternative Business Financing. Keynote Speaker Ben Hewitt wrote the best-selling book The Town That Food Saved


The conference is being held November 5 at Greenfield Community College and walk-ins are welcome if there's space, so come on over.

A Notice about Greenfield's Creche

The Keeping the Christ in Christmas committee invites you for carols, candles, and the traditional opening of the Creche on the Common in Greenfield, on Sunday afternoon, December 4th at 4:30 p.m. 



Home for the Holidays on November 26: Start Planning Now 

How will you bring new customers to your store this holiday season? We can help! Home for the Holidays kicks off the holiday season by drawing shoppers downtown to marvel at the decorated windows, chat with Santa, watch their kids make ornaments, take a chance to win a tree decorated with gift certificates from local businesses, buy wreaths, light the Town Christmas Tree and much more!


Ways to Participate


Donate a gift certificate or prize for our raffle: A certificate from your business could be hanging on a lovely Christmas tree that we will raffle off.


Window decorating contest: Start planning now and deck your windows out in style. The best window gets free radio and print ads. One voter drawn at random wins $100 in Greenfield Dollars. We provide a poster for your door and a ballot box, wrapped, naturally.


Give coupons for green eggs: We'll be selling green eggs at the Arts Block. Every egg is filled with a prize, such as a coupon to a local business. Your business could be one of them! One egg has $50 in it. People love this activity!




10 am to 4 pm: Arts Block, green eggs and ornaments for sale, ornament-making activity for children
10 am to 2 pm: Arts Block, wreaths for sale
Noon to 4 pm: Arts Block: Santa takes requests
4:30 pm: lighting of the town Christmas Tree, caroling, Veterans, Mall


This year, Home for the Holidays falls on The Recorder's Discount Card Day, and on Small Business Saturday, so folks will be out shopping. We are promoting this event with radio and print ads. Make sure you take advantage of the surge in shoppers and join us!


Contact: Kate Snyder, coordinator
E-mail: gba@franklincc.org

Phone: 413-774-2791

Web: www.greenfieldbusiness.org  

Taylor's interior

Celebrity Bartending Event at Taylor's Tavern

Good news! When you stop by Taylor's after work for a drink on Thursday, November 17, Greenfield celebrity will pour it for you! And you'll help the GBA's effort to raise money for its Holiday Lights Program. Join us November 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Taylor's and bring a thirsty friend or two or three.