Welcome to the Medway Business Council
The Medway Business Council (MBC) has been supporting and growing the Medway business community for more than three decades and is here to support you.
The 13 original founders foresaw the need to develop an arena for the exchange of ideas and information, to address issues relevant to local businesses, and to promote a healthy business climate in Medway. These ideals continue today, when pulling together as a community is more important than ever.
The organization's monthly meetings provide members with the opportunity to network, promote their businesses' products and services, and hear presentations on a range of topics of interest to the local business community.
Please tour the MBC website and learn all that MBC offers its members. If you'd like to learn more, visitors are always welcome at MBC events.
Join our mailing list to keep informed about our upcoming meetings and to learn about what the Medway Business Council is doing.
Have a question or business issue with which you'd like assistance? Contact us and we'll help in any way we can.
MBC News & Events
For the last several weeks, the Medway Business Council Nominating Committee candidates has worked identify candidates and develop the slate of Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 year. With board member, Tina Chemini – T.C. Scoops, and secretary, Jennifer Powell – Jennifer Powell Art, stepping off the board, and Wayne Texeira – Murphy Insurance Agency, completing his 4th term as President, there were a number of positions to be filled. A special “Thank You” to Tina and Jennifer for their years of service to MBC. Your work and dedication is greatly appreciated by the Board and members.
The following proposed slate of board and officers will be voted on by members at our upcoming Annual Meeting in June. Thank you to the individuals listed below, who have accepted nominations to the board.
President: Julie Dennehy – Dennehy Public Relations
Vice President: Liz Shea – Gardenia Home Design
Treasurer: John Parrella – Liscombe & Parella, PC
Secretary: Laura Logan – RE: WORK Editing
Past President: Wayne Texeira – Murphy Insurance Agency
Board Member: Art Prutsalis – Classic Properties Realtors
Board Member: Tonia Marin – Charles River Bank
Board Member: Faina Shapiro – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Page Realty
Member-at-Large: Thomas Reardon – Reardon HVAC
Note: A swap of roles has been made from the announcement sent to MBC members on May 12, 2020 between Faina Shapiro and Thomas Reardon.
Medway Business Council By-Laws require MBC to hold an annual meeting in May or June, and require a quorum of 20% of voting members (one per business) to participate in a vote to elect the board. With COVID-19 and the social distancing that is required of us all, MBC will not hold a traditional Annual Meeting as we have in years past. Instead, we are planning for an online Annual Meeting that members may attend.
The Board is planning for the Annual Meeting to be held in June with the date, time and logistics announced at least 10 days in advance.
When you receive this notice please mark your calendars and make every effort to attend, in these challenging times, we want to ensure that our organization continues to operate and provide resources and support to the Medway Business Community. Member support is essential.
Stay safe and be well.
Medway Business Council knows that graduating seniors are experiencing a challenging end to their high school years. We’re thinking of you and encourage you to find ways to maintain your class camaraderie over these next months.
As in past years, MBC is please to support graduating seniors looking for opportunities to defray college expenses with our scholarship program.
For 2020, the Medway Business Council is proud to offer three scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside in Medway and plan to enroll in a business-related program at a four-year college or university. The Peter J. Kenney Memorial Award – $750 is presented in memory of a dynamic MBC charter member, and two Medway Business Council Memorial Awards – $750 in memory of other MBC members who have passed away. (more…)
Working together the Medway Community and Medway Area Business continue to navigate this coronavirus outbreak crisis. Medway Business Council wants to pass along information related to the COVID-19 outbreak that may be helpful. In our previous post, we shared information from Senate President Karen E. Spilka and The 495/MetroWest Partnership. We know that many businesses especially retail and other small businesses that rely on foot traffic and gatherings are particularly struggling during this time. As a volunteer organization, Medway Business Council doesn’t have direct resources to support businesses; however, we are a source of information and can be a resource to help businesses find resources working with our network of other local businesses, town government and State House connections. (more…)