TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:30 AM
Ways your retail business can compete.
Crompton Collective – Small ways your retail business can compete in the age of big box stores Date: January 17, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST Fees/Admission: No charge for Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce members. $25 for nonmembers Today, consumers have higher expectations and often shop on price point. Combine that with the growth of eCommerce and the stakes for smaller retailers couldn't’ be higher. And, consumers expect purchasing and returning items to be quick, easy and seamless – no matter where they’re doing it. This session will identify key markets such as baby boomers (in 10 years they’ll account for most new retail growth), Hispanic consumers (spending is projected to double in the next decade), millennial consumers (by 2020 they will account for nearly one-third of total retail spending). Learn how you can attract these key retail shoppers with strategies like: Personalizing Your Marketing | Build customer loyalty using social media to encourage them to review your store and share their purchases on social media channels. Reach out to customers with personalized emails based on past purchasing behaviors, or target offers to social media followers who have liked or shared a product on social media. Thinking Small | A smaller, but more carefully edited and curated store is more likely to succeed than a midsized location with a hodge-podge of items. Make every square foot of space as profitable as you can. Creating an Experience, Not Just a Store | The retail environment is becoming increasingly “experiential.” Brick-and-mortar shopping is a social activity and customer service is a must. Offering unique products with a deep knowledge of them helps the experience be enjoyable and memorable. Panelists: Will Aubuchon, Aubuchon Hardware Alan Lavine, Percy's Jessica Bettencourt, Klem's Moderator: Amy Chase, Crompton Collective
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM
Fairway Mortgage Presents: Lunch & Learn: Financing
Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts – ** Registration Begins at 10:30AM** During this course you will learn: - New Conforming and FHA loan limits - New loan program changes - The 2018 forecast for the housing and mortgage market - Where rates are headed in 2018 - How to increase credit scores to be in the position to get a great rate and program - The difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification Course Code: RE25R08 Financing
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:15 PM
Worcester Cultural Coalition Annual Meeting
Worcester Cultural Coalition – Join the Worcester Cultural Coalition in welcoming City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. presenting: Reimagining and Activating Worcester: the Creative City Followed by a dialogue with the audience. RSVP welcomed but not required. For more information contact: Culture@worcesterma.gov
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday Night Magic Draft
That's Entertainment- North! (Fitchburg) – Draft starts at 6:00 Please call for details
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 18 @ 9:00 PM
The Back To The Furture Show W/DJ Midnight
Electric Haze – The Back to the Furture. Consists of some from the past as well as present like Ceez J Royal Tcheckz Nine Millz Status and Leon legacy. DJ Midnight will be spinning all night there will be hookah drinks and Cyphers so come party with us they even might be some surprises see you there!!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Accounting for Non-Accountants (Pt 1 & PT 2)
Crompton Collective – This is a 2 part class: Jan 18th and 25th 5-7 Hosted by: Center for Women & Enterprise Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it? In this workshop, participants will learn: How to read and understand basic financial statements How to use the numbers to make well informed operational decisions Suggested prerequisite: Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting Where: Crompton Collective 138 Green St Worcester, MA 01604 Fee: $50. for the 2 classes. Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify. Have questions about CWE Central MA - Accounting for Non-Accountants? Contact Center for Women & Enterprise
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Ron Rosenstock: Fifty Years of Camera Work
Worcester Center for Crafts – Celebrate photographer extraordinaire Ron Rosenstock's fifty years of exquisite photography and his involvement with the Craft Center in this retrospective exhibit on view through March 3, 2018. Reception is free with remarks and toast at 6:30pm. [OWN A ROSENSTOCK: Ron has generously donated the framed print shown above for a benefit raffle. Tickets available at the opening, $30 or 2 for $50. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Drawing at 7:15pm).
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Ladies Night Out Sip & Spray
Gardner Ale House – Join us as we learn how essential oils are used in the home for overall health/wellness. This fun and interactive class will be followed by a make and take...everyone will make a room spray to take home! Enjoy a special martini of the night made with doTERRA essential oils! $15.00pp, register now to reserve a spot! Just "join" the event. Payment will be collected at the event.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Radeberger Beer Pint Night
Brew City – Thirsty Thursday Pint Night with Radeberger.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
Doctor Who Discussion Night
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester hosts their monthly Doctor Who Talk on Thursday, January 18, from 7:00-8:00 PM. ABSW has a sizable representation of Doctor Who merchandise, and owner Patty Cryan is a long-time fan of the series—the world’s longest running science fiction serial! This month, our topic is "Holiday Specials pt. 2" since the latest Christmas Special has now aired!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 21 @ 10:00 AM
Tag Sale
Eastfield Mall – Come join us at our location in the Eastfield Mall for 3 fun filled days of shop till you drop! Just $25 to fill a bag of gently used/new clothes, shoes & accessories! When: January 19th, 20th & 21st. Come fill a bag of gently used/new clothes for only $25 a bag!!! Times: Jan 19th: 10am to 7pm Jan 20th: 10am to 7pm Jan 21st: 11am to 6pm Where: Hannoush Corridor at the Eastfield Mall Address: 1655 Boston Rd, Springfield, MA 01129 If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact us at: dressforsuccessspringfield@gmail.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 4:00 PM
Broomball 2018
Worcester Massachusetts – By their very nature, some groups will always be natural rivals: Cats and Dogs, Red Sox fans and Yankees fans, City officials and the media, Worcester Fire Department and Worcester Police Department (Official). On Friday, January 19, from 4-5 p.m., the Worcester Common Oval will host two "friendly" broomball matches: 1. Worcester Fire Department vs. Worcester Police Department 2. City Hall vs. The Media We know they can handle the heat, but how will they compete on ice?! Broomball is a little like hockey, except it’s played in sneakers instead of ice skates; a broom instead of a hockey stick; and a ball instead of a puck. Following the matches, the Oval will open for the final Friday night open skate of the season from 5 - 8 p.m.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 6:00 PM
Friday Night Magic
That's Entertainment- North! (Fitchburg) – Entry - $5 Formats – Standard and Modern
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:05 PM
Worcester Railers vs. Jacksonville IceMen
DCU Center – The Worcester Railers are an ECHL Hockey team in its Inaugural Season at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. Affiliated with NHL's New York Islanders, The Worcester Railers season is sure to be a fun and exciting event for all ages. Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Railers Presale : Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM
Airspray January Queer Dance Party: Galaxy
Electric Haze – Airspray Worcester, a Worcester-based LGBTQ community organization PRESENTS: Our next QUEER DANCE PARTY! We're bringing a unique energy to the queer community/LGBTQ nightlife in Central MA, engaging and building community through music, performance, art, and high energy dance parties. Stay tuned for upcoming events--we will be hosting our queer dance party every third Friday!! Our next event is Friday 1/19/18 at Electric Haze (26 Millbury st. wstr), 21+, NO COVER. The Seltzer Boys spinning beatz all night to make your bootie bounce. WEAR YOUR MOST INTERGALACTIC GEAR // REACH FOR THE STARS Any questions/inquiries email airspraywstr@gmail.com. See you on the dance floor
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 8:30 PM
Bruce Jacques Friday Night at the Columbia! $5.00 Cover
The Columbia Tavern – Come have dinner and enjoy a funny great show!!! You all know Bruce and his comedy and music will keep you entertained all night!!!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 11:00 AM
Cribbage Tournament
Wheelerville Community Club – Join us for a cribbage tournament. Sign up at 11:00 a.m. Game starts at 12 noon. $5 per person.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM
Curling Demonstration and Open Skate
Worcester Massachusetts – Join the Petersham Curling Club, Marlborough Curling Club and Blackstone Valley Curling Club for an interactive Curling Demonstration in advance of the Winter Olympics. Watch professionals from three local clubs compete in a friendly exhibition game with play-by-play narration. Following the exhibition game, the public will be invited onto the ice to try this fun Olympic sport! Noon-2:00 p.m.: Demonstration/Participation 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Public Skating
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 12:00 PM
Saturday January 20th at 12:00 – Star Wars Destiny Rivals Draft
That's Entertainment- North! (Fitchburg) – Entry - $15.00 (players will get 6 packs of Star Wars Legacy or if unavailible we will use Empire at War) *Players must either bring their own Rivals Pack or purchase one at entry for an additional $14.95 plus tax (*as of this writing, Rivals Packs are not available for purchase – this could change between now and the event date) Relaxed Tier of play. 3-4 swiss rounds, 35min each, best of one game. Players of all experience level are welcome and are encouraged to help each other improve and learn. We will be prizing the 4th Quarter 2017 Tournament Kit! ** Please note: That's Entertainment will be using the following rules for Draft until official rules are printed by Fantasy Flight. - Errata is in effect for all cards. Balance of the Force is NOT. Special cards that let you use extra dice not supplied must be drafted to be used.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday Showcase: PITT Pen Markers
CC Lowell