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MARLBOROUGH CITY HAPPENINGS - DECEMBER 2018 NEWS ROUNDUP
Flying Dreams Brewing Co.
Downtown Marlborough's first brewery and taproom opened this month, offering a variety of local craft beers on tap and cans to-go.
Marlborough's 2019 residential and commercial tax rates will be at their lowest in nearly a decade, with the average tax bill totaling less than in any of the surrounding towns.
Finance Committee members signed off on Mayor Arthur Vigeant's recommendation to transfer over $880K from Marlborough's free cash account into its OPEB trust.
The Metrowest Regional Transit Authority, servicing Marlborough and surrounding communities, will replace 24 aging buses after receiving close to $2M in grant funding.
City Councilors approved the purchase of the first city-owned electric vehicle charging stations partially funded by state grant money.
New England Sports Center (NESC) has attracted numerous national and international championships, bringing in millions to Marlborough businesses.
Scenes for an upcoming Daniel Craig movie were filmed at the former Registry of Motor Vehicles building on Maple Street.
Medical device company Candela Corp. seeks a tax increment financing deal to move its headquarters and development operations to Marlborough next year.
IPG Photonics, a laser manufacturing company with offices in Marlborough, recently purchased over 8 acres of land on Forest Street for $1.85M.
A New York investment firm purchased the Holiday Inn Marlborough and plans to renovate the guest rooms and meeting spaces.
Owners of the upscale restaurant chain 110 Grill purchased Marlborough's Italian restaurant Evviva Trattoria and plan to expand the chain to new locations.
The Vin Bin, popular cheese and wine shop, opened a new location on the west side of the city, selling an assortment of artisanal cheeses and other gourmet items.
After receiving FDA approval, Marlborough-based women's health medical technology company Hologic, launched a new device to treat uterine bleeding.
Marlborough-based TJX Companies and Boston Scientific are ranked among the country’s 250 best-managed companies, according to the Drucker Institute.
Marlborough-based Boston Scientific is optimistic about its future workforce, citing the success of the city's "live, work, play" model among employees.
Marlborough-based Universal Window provided historic replica windows for the renovation of a five-story 1925 building.
The CEO of Marlborough-based Main Street Bank, Rick Bennett, retired at the end of this year with a 43 year banking career under his belt.
Avidia Bank, with a branch in Marlborough, recently donated $2k to a local food pantry to help fund the purchasing of non-perishable items.
The Marlborough Crossroads School for students with autism has opened its new all-ages playground after a $200,000 fundrasing effort.
A student at the Advanced Math and Science Academy won the recent Marlborough Lion's Club Speech Contest and will move on to higher-level competitions.
Over 20 Assabet Valley Vocational High School seniors from Marlborough received an Abigail Adams Scholarship for their future undergraduate education.
Students in Assabet Valley's Business Technology program worked with volunteers to purchase gifts for children and deliver the presents to local families in need.
Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state chartered economic development arm of the City of Marlborough, Massachusetts, and represents a public-private partnership for planning. It works with municipal and private investors to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization and expansion in the city. MEDC is dedicated to working closely with all businesses wishing to locate or expand their current facilities in our city. We provide free and fair guidance and resources to support your investment decisions.

To learn more about our latest successes, projects and activities,
read our 2017 Annual Report!

Under Mayor Arthur Vigeant's leadership, the City Council and MEDC have been working together to foster economic development, job growth and community revitalization in the City of Marlborough. 

How have we done so far? 
Send us your feedback!
 
MEDC's Executive Administrative Assistant, Linda Martins, is the longest serving member of our team, having joined in 2011. Learn more about this MetroWest native's career and Marlborough experience in this Main Street Journal profile.
Read now!
 
We send you newsletters, but do you know what else we do? Watch this to find out how MEDC is helping make our city a great place to live, work, and play. 
Watch now!
 
Check out MassLive's look inside Downtown Marlborough's first brewery and taproom, Flying Dreams Brewing Company!
Watch now!
 
Getting rid of your tree to make room for the New Year? Marlborough will start tree collections on January 7.
Learn more!

STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP


January 15th @ 8am
Courtyard by Marriott
75 Felton Street

Join area business owners for a FREE hands-on strategic planning workshop, and learn the steps to creating a simple and effective strategic plan.

FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES FOR KIDS


January 16th, 23rd & 30th
Marlborough Public Library
35 West Main Street

Check out this exciting 3-week financial literacy series for kids in grades 2-3! Instructors from TD Bank will teach children about the value of money, balancing a checkbook, budget planning and more.


"GET YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE" WORKSHOP

January 17 @ 10am - 12pm
290 Donald Lynch Blvd
Suite 102


Join the Better Business Bureau and Bryan Caplan, National Speaker for Google's Get Your Business Online Program, for a workshop dedicated to growing your business online.
Register now!

FLY FISHING SHOW

January 18th - 20th
Royal Plaza Trade Center
181 Boston Post Rd West

This three-day fly fishing extravaganza includes celebrity appearances, learning opportunities for all ages and more! Don't miss out on the biggest consumer fly fishing event in New England. 

MARLBOROUGH'S CONTRIBUTION TO WWI


January 22nd @ 7pm
Marlborough Historical Society
377 Elm Street

Join the city's historical society at the Rice Homestead as the MHS vice president Bob Kane presents stories about the brave folks from Marlborough who served in WWI.
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