The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce serves the communities of Ashburnham, Barre, Gardner, Hubbardston, Templeton, Westminster and Winchendon. The Chamber provides a common ground among a diverse group of businesses, institutions, non-profit agencies, and local governments. We all share a mutual goal of improving the quality of life in the Greater Gardner Area.
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Upcoming Events:

Please click Chamber Calendar Link  for individual event details, pricing, and registration information. 

Contact the Chamber 978-632-1780  info@gardnerma.com

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 59 Eastwood Circle, Gardner, MA 01440

Monday, April 23 at 2:00 pm

RSVP to Bonnie Riley: 978.630.0326
BRiley@gardnerrehab.com

Annual Meeting and Awards Recognition Dinner

Wednesday, May 9 at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner

5:00 pm – Social Hour  6:00 pm – Dinner  7:00 pm – Awards Ceremony

2018 Annual Meeting Invitation

2018 Annual Meeting RSVP Form

Honoring the Communit Awards Recipients 

Citizen of the Year
Jim Bellina, President & CEO
Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce
Business of the Year
Wachusett Brewing Company, Westminster
Businesspersons of the Year
James and Maureen Gallant, Owners, Priscilla Candy Shop, Gardner
Sybil Arguijo Community Service Award
Women’s Circle of Giving, Greater Gardner area

Community Improvement Award
GAAMHA, Inc. – Renovation to Central Street Property, Gardner
Unsung Heroine
Dawn Casavant, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Heywood Healthcare, Gardner
Leadership Recognition
Joseph Guercio, President, Colonial Cooperative Bank, Gardner
Lifetime Achievement
Norman Wironen, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Gardner
Municipal Recognition
Katie Young, Chair, Town of Hubbardston 250th Celebration

Congratulations to all awards recipients!

 

2018 Chamber Scholarships 

Scholarship applications are available in the following three categories: High School Senior, Current College Student, and Non-Traditional Student.  The Chamber scholarships are available to owners, employees, spouses and dependents of active Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce member businesses & organizations.  Application Deadline:  Friday, May 4, 2018

2018 Chamber Scholarship-Senior

2018 Chamber Scholarship – College Student

2018 Chamber Scholarship Non-Traditional Student

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce announced today that President & CEO, Jim Bellina, will be leaving the Chamber in the next several months. Due to a family illness, Mr. Bellina will be relocating to the Philadelphia area.

Mr. Bellina said “Since joining the Chamber in 2010. I have had the privilege of working with the outstanding men and women of the greater Gardner business community and local, state and national government. Each year we have had an excellent Board and the commitment of Elizabeth Penney, Director of Member Services & Programs, and the Chamber staff and volunteers is second to none.”

Caroline Chellis of Unitil, Chair of the Board of Directors said “The Board is sad to see Jim leave, but wish him all the best. For the eight years that Jim has been with the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, he has displayed professionalism, strength and a positive focus on small businesses within the community. I know our members will be very disappointed to see him go. “

The Greater Gardner Chamber serves 300 members. A Search Committee is being formed to identify the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber at 978-632-1780 info@gardnerma.com should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Speaker Event Postponed 

Due to the March snow storm the Suicide Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Awareness event was postponed.

New date to be determined.  Please check back for updates. 

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