Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"far from enough to keep the town's 220 miles of roads from deteriorating"

Other streets expected to be improved this year include all or part of Mill Street, Anchorage Road, Summer Street, Partridge Street, Daniels Street, Dover Circle and Winterberry Drive. 
Workers will narrow some roads, such as Sahlin Circle and Anchorage Road, by several feet to reduce the amount of surface impervious to water, helping keep pollutants out of surface water, Cantoreggi said. 
Streets are selected based on the amount of traffic, safety considerations, drainage problems and the overall condition of the road and utilities that run underneath it, Cantoreggi said. 
"I've gotten calls from every area of town, and we have limited funds," he said. "We try to spread out the work throughout town."

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x704496975/Franklin-takes-care-of-its-roads#ixzz1NvCnmBc7

Franklin, MA

Monday, May 30, 2011

Town Common Monuments

Franklin's doughboy is in the proper pose for today. Let's pause and reflect.


A slide show of the monuments on the Town Common taken over the past couple of years can be found here.

Franklin, MA

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Gettin' it done"

T-shirt of the day: spotted at the Ribbon Cutting for the Community Gardens on Saturday. Town Administrator Jeff Nutting was wearing this. The slogan is attributed to DPW Director, Robert "Brutus" Cantoreggi. Brutus developed this line as the DPW worked to clear the roads during the several storms this past winter.

Franklin, MA: 'Gettin it done'

This spirit is shown by all those involved with the Franklin Community Gardens!

Franklin, MA

"a nonprofit organization to run the town's public access channels"

Franklin's nonprofit idea is not new. The first nonprofit access stations were formed in the early 1970s as cable television grew in popularity and regulations required cable companies to fund local programming. Other stations were run by the towns themselves or by the cable companies. 
In the past 10 years, Comcast has stopped running many cable access stations it inherited when it purchased AT&T Broadband, leaving towns to figure out how to keep providing those services, said Amy Palmerino, vice chairman of the Board of Directors of MassAccess, a statewide organization that advocates for public access television. 
Many communities, including Milford and Hopkinton, created nonprofit stations when a cable company stopped running their studios, a move Palmerino said increases community participation and creates separation between the town and one of its primary media outlets.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x311049248/Towns-find-ways-to-take-control-of-local-cable-access-TV#ixzz1NjtPZf2t

Franklin, MA

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Community Gardens - Ribbon Cutting - 5/28/11

Did the ribbon get cut for the Community Gardens today?

Yes, it did. Here is the video recorded live during the event:

I'll have more pictures and stories later.

Franklin, MA

In the News - house fire, fallen heroes, parade

House fire deemed accidental

Franklin honors fallen heroes

FRANKLIN - The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10:45 a.m. on Monday in downtown Franklin. 
Marchers will line-up at the Historical Museum, 80 West Central St. The parade will travel on Main, School, Union, West Central and Beaver streets, ending at the war memorial on the Town Common. 
Marchers will stop at Dean College, Union Street Cemetery, St. Mary's Cemetery and the war memorial. 
Any veteran who wishes to march should meet at the Historical Museum at 10:15 a.m. Vehicles will be available for veterans who do not want to walk the route.
The parade is sponsored by the Franklin Rotary.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x704496775/Area-towns-have-plans-to-celebrate-Memorial-Day#ixzz1Ne1C3NB8

Franklin, MA

Friday, May 27, 2011

Take some time

In February, snow still covered much of the ground. It had arrived in December and covered many lawns until late in March.

April showers came and went, May flowers have bloomed, the trees and lawns are green again.

ribbon road

Memorial Day weekend is upon us. The traditional start to summer time.

Take some time to be thankful for all that you do have. Take some time to remember and honor those in the military who made this possible for us.

Franklin, MA

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Franklin Community Garden Grand Opening this Saturday AM

The Franklin Community Garden Committee is proud to announce that the Grand Opening Day of Franklin's first community garden will take place this Saturday, May 28th at King Street Memorial Park located off King Street in Franklin. A ribbon-cutting will be held at 9:00 a.m. 
A fundraiser plant sale is planned as well featuring locally grown vegetable starts.

Plots were assigned through a lottery drawing and winners have been notified. A wait list has been established as well.

Gardeners who have paid the lease fee may begin working in their plots on Opening Day. 
Lease payments are due by June 7th and will be collected by Franklin Recreation. Gardening can not begin until the $40 fee has been paid.  Payments can be made at the Recreation Department at 150 Emmons Street (Old Town Hall). The hours are Mon, Tues, and Thurs 8:30-4:30; Wed 8:30-6:30pm, and Fridays 8:30-1:30 pm. 

The garden features 46 large raised beds leased to gardeners. The Franklin Food Pantry will garden 4 of those beds; other beds have been assigned to individuals, families, and community groups.  Several of the beds are designed for easy access.

Many of the gardeners will be participating the Franklin's Plant A Row to Share program.

For more information, please visit www.franklincommunitygardens.org

"services using other people's money"

Town Council Chairman Scott Mason said after the meeting he had received about 20 emails from residents and library advocates questioning a budget that would cut 5.5 positions and require the town to seek a waiver from the state for the library to remain certified. 
"When it comes to what gets cut, given that we have to make cuts, I am going to support cutting the library over police, fire and DPW every day of the week," Mason said. 
He said that is a reflection of dangerously low staffing in those departments and not the library.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x1990774945/Franklin-officials-defend-library-cuts#ixzz1NRywyw3s

Franklin, MA

In the News - sports clinic, 4th July

Registration open for sport clinics in Franklin


Franklin plans contests for 4th of July weekend

Franklin, MA

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bring Back the 4th™

Greetings, Franklin residents!
From May 4th through June 14th, 2011, Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting Bring Back the 4th™, an online contest that Franklin community members can enter for a chance to win one of ten $10,000 grants to support our town’s official Fourth of July celebration! 
All our community members need to do is visit www.BringBackThe4th.com between May 4th and June 14th and take a brief multiple choice quiz on “Responsible Moments in U.S. History.” Each completed quiz counts as one credit towards a city or town’s total score.

Towns with the highest quiz participation will be eligible to win one of 10 Bring Back the 4th™ grants, distributed via three population-based categories: small (4 grants), medium (3 grants) and large (3 grants).

Please note the contest allows for one quiz per person, and winners will be announced the week of June 20th. Official contest rules can be found on the Bring Back the 4th™ website.

So visit www.BringBackthe4th.com today, to take the quiz and find helpful tools for spreading the word in our community!
Thomas Duval
Executive Sales Representative
Liberty Mutual

Franklin, MA

Hockomock Area YMCA Accepting Applications for Volunteer and Job Readiness Program for Teens

Teen Corps Program builds career skills in a difficult market while rewarding its teens with the satisfaction that comes from volunteering

For teens ages 15 to 19 looking to build solid workplace skills, while helping others, the Franklin YMCA invites them to join the Teen Corps as it prepares for its 3rd summer. Accepted applicants will be given responsibilities in areas from summer camp or member services, to fitness, integration or childwatch. Mentoring and training classes will be offered in the areas of active listening, dressing for success, resume building, professionalism and interviewing skills, among others.

“When young can set themselves apart when they enter the workforce by learning how to conduct themselves with managers and co-workers and develop basic workplace competencies,” says Bartt Pinchuck, Franklin branch director. “Teen Corps provides participants with the opportunity to gain job experience as well as develop professional skills and good working habits.”
Because of the potential difficulty teens find searching for summer positions, the YMCA saw the opportunity to help community teens hone their skills for the job market while doing good for an organization that welcomes strong volunteers. Through the free program, participants gain volunteer experience in a real job setting and participate in work skills and job readiness trainings. 
The program also appeals to parents who encourage their kids to learn through volunteerism and hands-on experience. 
According to abcnewsgo.com, more than one in four teens nationwide does some type of volunteer work, such as bringing hope to sick children, beauty to their own neighborhoods, and safety to the homes of seniors. 
But the giving gives back. Research confirms that teens who learn early to be social, caring, and responsible perform better in school. Volunteering improves their chances of graduating at the top of their class, armed with critical leadership skills.
“Parents can encourage their teens to volunteer at the YMCA knowing that the YMCA is about developing strong youth, instilling values as well as building solid skills,” says Dawn DaCosta, Teen & Community Director. “The teens who currently volunteer for us are very focused, dedicated to the Y and enjoy what they do.”
Employment among the nation’s teens 16-19 years old has declined considerably over the past seven years they have fared far worse than any other age group. Teen Corps is designed to address this challenge by enhancing the capacity of teens to participate in the labor market. 
Since the YMCA offers classes and programs based around families and children in a safe environment, participants are also required to train for other life skills such as child abuse prevention, CPR and first aid training as well as program specific training.

Participants must pass a CORI and SORI check, provide three positive references, interview with the Teen Corps coordinator, commit to an eight-week program including eight hours of volunteer service per week, and commit to all training.

Last year, participants enjoyed trainings in CPR, First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention, Customer Service 101, Landing the Job, Professionalism, and Working with Children. Each participant also underwent a mock interview with a senior staff member.
For more information, call Bartt Pinchuck at 774-235-2756 or email barttp@hockymca.org. 
Applications will be accepted until June 10th


About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Franklin, MA

"approved changes to fees"

"The fears are that students are out in cars and really engaging in risky behaviors," Sabolinski said, noting alcohol can cause increased drug use and violence. 
Kristin Cerce, the district's director of health and physical education, said administrators hope to offer more programs on Friday nights next year in an effort to curb drinking. They also hold a mock crash before prom and are planning to bring a distracted driving simulator to the high school next fall. 
School Committee member Roberta Trahan, who works as a critical care nurse, said she is especially concerned about tobacco and alcohol statistics because teenagers who use those substances can become addicted later in life. 
"I'm at a loss to try to comprehend (the data)," Trahan said after the meeting. "Students just don't seem to understand the implications of these behaviors."

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/archive/x1152090787/Franklin-school-officials-worry-about-student-drinking-tobacco-use#ixzz1NM3RFR9p

Franklin, MA

In the News - Smith College bound, identity theft

Franklin senior will go to Smith to study, play softball


Franklin man pleads not guilty to identity theft

Franklin, MA

Monday, May 23, 2011

Honor flight

Jerry Sherlock is one of the lucky ones. His sons took him to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC in 2007. Others still need to go.

Jerry, his sons and one grandson in front of the Iwo Jima Monument can be viewed here

You can find out more about this cause here

Franklin, MA

"It's not a single thing we do"

In kindergarten through fourth grade, charter school teachers focus explicitly on character by teaching students how to behave at school, interact with each other and give back to their community. In fifth through eighth grade, those skills are reinforced while teaching academics through the bridge activity, rap writing and other projects, O'Malley said. 
Character education culminates during a capstone project students complete as seventh- and eighth-graders. The project involves researching, planning and implementing a service project such as tending gardens for the Franklin Food Pantry, administrators said. 
"We try to focus on the whole student," O'Malley said, noting all students participate in weekly small group sessions that address character issues. "Parents, teachers and students buy into the idea that character education is at the heart of what we do." 
Several students who participated in interviews before the committee said they didn't realize how well character is integrated into their studies until they were asked about it. 
"There's a sense of community here," said Cobi Frongillo, 13, an eighth-grader. "I can name about 95 percent of the students here. I don't think that would happen in another school."

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/education/x1152090521/Franklin-charter-school-gets-an-A-for-character#ixzz1NAVhAJgH

Franklin, MA

"If you don't preserve the stories, then history is lost"

It was 1945 and Crawford, an 87-year-old Franklin Army veteran, was fighting in the Ruhy Valley in western Germany. His sergeant sent him to an old lumberyard up on a hill to see if there was any salvageable lumber. Instead, he found two German soldiers. 
"I pointed my gun at them and they stood with their guns pointed at me," Crawford recalled Tuesday. "It felt like 30 minutes but it was probably only a minute." 
The Germans, demoralized from losing the war, gave up. On the way back to his unit, Crawford realized his gun was unloaded when he attempted to shoot a rabbit for its meat and nothing came out of the gun. 
While many stories like this are forgotten when veterans die, Crawford's tales of serving in the U.S. Army's 548th Field Artillery will be saved for future generations thanks to Regis Schratz, a Franklin teenager who interviewed Crawford and is making a video of his stories to be preserved in the Library of Congress.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/features/x1078554324/History-revived-in-Franklin#ixzz1NAUUW7Gj

Related post about bringing WWII veterans to the WWII Memorial in WDC 

Franklin, MA

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Photo slideshow - Book Sale/'Touch a Truck' Day

The combined Library Book Sale and DPW 'Touch a Truck Day' drew a good crowd according to DPW Director Robert 'Brutus" Cantoreggi. This is the 4th 'touch a truck day' and third when combined with the Library Book Sale.

Did the kids find the buttons for the horn? Yes, they did!

Franklin, MA

Strawberry Stroll - June 16, 2011

FDP Strawberry Stroll 2011

Franklin, MA

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - 5/24/11

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

Mission Statement
The Franklin Public Schools, in collaboration with the community, will cultivate each student's intellectual, social, emotional and physical potential through rigorous academic inquiry and informed problem solving skills within a safe, nurturing and respectful environment.

"The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law."

1. Routine Business
Citizen’s Comments
Review of Agenda
Minutes: I recommend approval of the minutes from the May 10, 2011 School Committee Meeting.
Payment of Bills Mr. Glynn
Payroll Mrs. Douglas
FHS Student Representatives
Correspondence: none

2. Guests/Presentations
a. FHS Green Update – Liz Hart
b. Ratification of Van Driver’s Contract
c. New Administrators

  • Joyce Edwards – Director of Instructional Services
  • Kadie Wilson – Principal Davis Thayer

d. Update Preliminary Data – MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey 2010

3. Discussion Only Items
Policy – Second Reading
KF – Community Use of School Facilities

4. Action Items
a. I recommend approval of the Budget Transfers as detailed.
b. I recommend adoption of Policy KF – Community Use of School Facilities as discussed.
c. I recommend acceptance of 3 checks, totaling $2,400.00 from the Annie Sullivan MS PCC for field trips.
d. I recommend acceptance of a check for $150.00 from the JF Kennedy PCC for field trips.
e. I recommend acceptance of a check for $125.00 from the JF Kennedy PCC for field trips.
f. I recommend acceptance of a check for $125.00 from the JF Kennedy PCC for field trips.
g. I recommend acceptance of a check for $700.00 from the JF Kennedy PCC for field trips.
h. I recommend acceptance of a check for $400.00 from the JF Kennedy PCC for field trips.
i. I recommend acceptance of a check for $125.00 from the JF Kennedy PCC for field trips.
j. I recommend approval of the ratification of the Van Drivers 2008-2010 and the 2010-2013 Contracts.

5. Information Matters
Superintendent’s Report
School Committee Sub-Committee Reports

School Committee Liaison Reports

6. New Business
To discuss future business that may be brought before the School Committee.

7. Executive Session
Contractual Negotiations

8. Adjourn

Franklin, MA

The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence

I love the line "Please remember to turn the lights off".

More TED Talks can be found at TED.com

Franklin, MA

In the News - high school, beautiful downtown

Franklin looking for building authority advice on high school options

Franklin volunteers turn out to make town beautiful

Franklin, MA

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes

How about a quick refresher on how to tie your shoes?

Franklin, MA

"People in Franklin are really in tune to buying local."

The Art Center will hold its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents will be able to meet teachers, learn about classes for preschoolers through adults and see paintings by their first featured artist - downtown business owner Victor Pisini. 
"It's something we both have always wanted to do," Linda Kabat said. "There's not much in the area. We looked around and thought Franklin would be a great town. There are so many children and so much performing arts. We felt we'd increase the visual art." 
The Art Center is one of several new businesses that have come to downtown in recent months. A barbershop, insurance agent, real estate agent and psychotherapy practice are preparing to open or have opened in recently. 
"It's encouraging," said Lisa Piana, executive director of the Downtown Partnership. "We really don't have the issue that so many towns have. As soon as a space opens up, we fill it very quickly. We have a lot of businesses looking to come. ... People realize it's a great town to have a business in. The rent is still pretty affordable."

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/business/x1078554160/Businesses-hope-to-flourish-in-Franklin#ixzz1MyvQwrDA

Franklin, MA

In the News - concert

Franklin Interfaith Council to hold concert Sunday

Franklin, MA

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lady Gaga on bullying

What's this?

Lady Gaga - what's she got to do with Franklin?

Listen, no one is immune to bullying and its lasting effects

Thanks to Steve Garfield for the pointer to this clip.


Franklin, MA

Plenty to do and see in Franklin this weekend

The Franklin Art Center opens an exhibit  Friday night from 7:00 - 9:00 PM featuring Victor Pisini

The Downtown Partnership holds its "Beautification Day" Saturday morning starting at 9:00 AM

The Library Book Sale and DPW "Touch a Truck" is Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Franklin Art Association will hold its Spring Show at the Hayward Mansion

Get your car washed and drop off bottles and cans to recycle at Parmenter School

The HMEA 10th Annual Walk Run Roll & Stroll in the Park on Sunday

Did I mis anything?

Franklin, MA

Hopkinton Networkers Group - "Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job"

Hello Everyone,

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Stephen Balzac. The facilitator for this week will be Barbara McKee. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the second hour, Steve will give a talk about, "Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job."

"Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job"

Job hunting is frustrating, stressful, and, in today’s economy, often agonizingly slow. Just getting a call back is difficult, much less getting an interview. You will learn the key elements that will enable you to land the job you want. Learn how to identify the value you bring to your employer and leverage that value to make you stand out from the competition: skills make you a commodity; value makes you unique. The talk also covers how you can avoid getting caught in the Black Hole of Resumes, how you can get into the mind of the interviewer, how you should deal with difficult questions, and key questions you should always ask.

About Steve Balzac
Stephen Balzac is an expert on leadership and organizational development. A consultant, author, and professional speaker, he is president of 7 Steps Ahead (www.7stepsahead.com), an organizational development firm focused on helping leaders grow their businesses. Steve is the author of “The 36-Hour Course in Organizational Development,” published by McGraw-Hill, and a contributing author to volume one of “Ethics and Game Design: Teaching Values Through Play.” Contact him at 978-298-5189 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ActonNetworkers/post?postID=_wJ1jDt9XYptHjhgJBoM_gg_4t28Uo4ZR-7OOAbUcGutyg0NYbXbPYgxD9ceq8-_t_aNuauXOZ2hmfBt1SF6

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

June 3, 2011 Workshop
June 17, 2011 Abby Grant Using Boston Business Journal for the job search
July 1, 2011 Wendy Gelberg Personal Branding
July 15, 2011 Patricia Hunt Sinacole "A Practical Guide to Landing a Job in Today's Employment Market."
August 5, 2011 Gail Greenberg
August 19, 2011 Amy Mosher STEMPower Program
September 2, 2011 Workshop
September 16, 2011 Dan DeMaioNewton "Dealing with the Afflictive Emotions of Job Seeking"

General Information:

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose every other Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
Landings (with doughnuts)
New member introductions
Needs and Leads
Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
Skills and Value Statement
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Your title
Your target companies
Geography of search
Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.

Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748

Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Steven Hakar
Gil Krispien
William Lam
Barbara McKee
Salpi Sarafian

Franklin, MA

In the News - hearing, art, volunteers

Hearing on Franklin cosmetic tattoo place postponed


Franklin artists to display works

Volunteers needed for Franklin's Community Garden

Franklin, MA

"Go By Bike!"

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via Commonwealth Conversations: Transportation by Klark Jessen on 5/19/11

Go By Bike Check out the updated "Go By Bike!" brochure that has just been released for Bay State Bike Week  2011.    MassDOT Planning, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), and the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) all partnered to update this useful guide to bicycling in Massachusetts.  

The "Go By Bike!" brochure provides a concise and easily understood summary of biking basics that can be used to help a range of ages and experience levels get an easy ride when they "Go By Bike!" Like Bay State Bike Week, "Go By Bike!" is another product of the MassBike – MassDOT partnership.     This partnership reconstituted Bay State Bike Week as a truly statewide event and jointly promotes the Same Roads Same Rules initiative that promotes safe and cooperative sharing of the road among bikers, pedestrians, and motor vehicle drivers. 

The document can be printed on demand in keeping with MassDOT's GreenDOT sustainability policy.
Please view and download the "Go By Bike!" brochure.   For more information, visit baystatebikeweek.org , www.massbike.org and MassDOT Biking and Walking on the web. This document is a great reference for bicycling in Massachusetts as an active transportation mode that is healthy, green and fun!  

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New Website

The YPO has launched our new website! Check us out at www.unitedregionalypo.com.  

On our website you can find information on our upcoming events, read our blog, meet our Board of Directors, apply for membership and much more!

We want to give special thanks to those who helped make our new website possible:
  • Jack Lank of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce for his continued support and guidance
  • Phil Hickey of Zap Creative for our fabulous logo design and website support
  • Ed McDonough of Executive Coaching for assistance navigating BlueHost and Wordpress
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  • Kaitlyn Pintarich of Berry Insurance for the YouTube video about the YPO
  • The YPO Board of Directors for creative input and support in seeing this project to completion
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Be sure to check the website frequently to see what's new with the YPO!

YPO Now Accepting New Members

The YPO Membership Application is now available! For your convenience, you can download the application here, or you can complete it online at our new website: www.unitedregionalypo.com/join.

Membership fees are $50 per person, annually. If your business is a member of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce (URCC), your first year of membership into the YPO is free!

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