Four items on area businesses for Oct. 31, 2019
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Dental Society dentists to host Halloween Candy Give-Backs
Massachusetts Dental Society member dentists across the state are making plans to host Halloween Candy Give-Backs, or Buy-Backs, at their local dental offices. To encourage children to unload excess sweets and curb damage to their teeth, dentists are collecting candy for nonprofit organizations such as Operation Gratitude, which ships care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas and distributes candy to local first responders and veterans organizations. Dental Associates of Marlborough, 222 Bolton St., will collect candy from Nov. 1-8. Each child bringing in a donation receives $1 per pound of candy donated, up to $5. The office also will have a table set up with paper and writing supplies so that participants can write letters of support and thanks to the troops. The society is based in Southborough.
New England Center for Children to hold autism fundraiser
The New England Center for Children’s autism fundraiser, The Children of Promise Gala, will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the InterContinental Boston Hotel, 510 Atlantic Ave. More than 400 influential business and philanthropic leaders from Massachusetts and New York will enjoy an evening of music, awards, auctions and stories of inspiration hosted by NESN’s Jenny Johnson, according to the center. This annual fundraiser supports children and families with autism by providing resources for autism education and research. Awards will be presented to Andrew Roberts for Outstanding NECC Alumnus and Erland Construction Inc. for Community Autism Champion. For tickets, visit www.necc.org/gala. NECC also recently announced a new board appointment of Marco Farsheed to the board of directors. Farsheed is an accomplished entrepreneur and private investor. NEEC is based in Southborough.
Area employers invited to fill out regional survey
The 495/MetroWest Partnership, Framingham State University and the Daily News are conducting an Employer Survey of the 495/MetroWest region. If you are a business owner – large or small – or an executive for a company in the region please take a few minutes to fill out the survey. Survey findings will provide employers in the region an opportunity to have a voice with local and state representatives, who can then act on the information. Survey results have visibility from town governments up to the governor. The survey is incorporated into the 495/MetroWest Partnership’s annual demographic report, „Strength in Numbers,“ which is used to market the region to companies looking to establish a presence in the region, as well as to advance regional needs to state policymakers. Your participation is greatly appreciated. You can take the survey by going to www.research.net/r/MilfordDailyNews or www.research.net/r/MWDNews. The survey is open until Nov. 3. Survey results will be presented on Nov. 22 at Framingham State University.
ScrubaDub, Community Servings start bake sale
Community Servings, a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals and families living with critical and chronic illnesses, is once again teaming up with ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers for its annual Pie in the Sky Thanksgiving bake sale. ScrubaDub will be giving away complimentary car washes and UltraShine paint protectant to donors who support the 27th annual campaign. Each $30 “Pie for a Client” donation provides a week’s worth of medically tailored meals to a critically ill Community Servings client. Visit www.pieinthesky.org to donate a „Pie for a Client“ and receive a free Express Car Wash coupon (redeemable via email; valid after Thanksgiving), plus get entered into a drawing to win one year of unlimited free car washes. Additionally, visit any of ScrubaDub’s 18 tunnel locations for a car wash from Oct. 30 to Nov. 27, 2019, and receive a complimentary UltraShine service when you donate to Community Servings in stores. The campaign kicked off Oct. 17 and continues until Nov. 23. The fundraiser brings together more than 100 chefs, bakers and caterers to bake and donate thousands of pies that more than 500 volunteers sell to their families, friends and co-workers. Donors can pick up their pies the day before Thanksgiving from more than 100 locations and businesses across Massachusetts, including ScrubaDub stores in Brookline, Brighton, Natick, Shrewsbury and Woburn. More than 90 cents of every dollar raised during the Pie in the Sky campaign will support nutritious, home-delivered meals to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening illnesses.