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The ABA partnered with area chambers of commerce—Hopkinton, Marlborough, and Metrowest—to host a members’ BBQ at the Metrowest YMCA Family Outdoor Center in Hopkinton on Aug. 3. Over 100 business professionals attended. (Photo/courtesy of David Fox, Photographer)

By Cynthia Whitty
Events for Business Professionals
The Ashland Business Association (ABA) will offer an End-of-Summer Social at 126 Self Storage on Thursday, Sept. 2. ABA members are invited to enjoy delicious food, beer and wine provided by 126 Self Storage. This is a great way to connect with other like-minded business professionals and gear up for the fall season.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8 to 9:15 a.m. the ABA will host a coaches panel, either in person or via Zoom. The participating coaches are Lisa MacDonald (Elleminc Training, Development and Coaching), Suzan Czakowski (The Introverts Marketing Academy), Thomas Bruckauer (The Growth Coach) and Ken Erdelt (AdviCoach - Business Coach and Advisor). Topics will include topics such as growing your business and what owners can do to build resiliency. 
To attend ABA events, register online in advance at

ICYMI: Regional Members’ BBQ
A regional business association BBQ was held on Aug. 3 at the MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center Hopkinton. Over 100 business professionals attended from the Ashland Business Association; Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce; Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce; and MetroWest Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors were TJ’s Food & Spirits; Clocktown Liquors; Paul M Netopski owner of Critical Prism Defense; Our Town Publishing home of Local Town Pages; and David Fox, Photographer. This regional event was started three years ago to help business owners expand their networks.
It’s Fall at The Corner Spot
The town’s Economic Development Office recently announced its fall calendar for The Corner Spot at 6 Cherry St. The events are free and open to the public. For up-to-date information on activities and events, visit and Some highlights include: 
In the Shed: 
• Sept. 24 to 26: 67 Degree Brewing
• Oct. 17 and 18: Zelus Beer Garden
• Sept. 2, 10 am: Tot Spot
• Sept. 2, 5:30 pm: Open Mic Night with T.C. Scoops
• Sept. 10, 5 pm: Youth Soccer Day
• Sept. 14, 6 pm: “In the Heights Sing-a-long” with Ashland Public Library
• Sept. 18, 1 to 5 pm:  Dragonfly Festival
• Oct. 2, 2 pm: Fall Fest