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About Us

The Chamber’s humble beginnings began in November of 1986, when Hudson’s former Community Development Corp. hired Sarah Cressy to finish out the third and final year of Hudson’s Main Street Program, a federally and state funded program to set the framework to revitalize older industrial downtowns. Cressy quickly incorporated a downtown business association, but soon realized that a broader coalition of business and community leaders was needed to insure the health of the business community. At the end of 1987, Cressy morphed the association into a Chamber of Commerce, and in 1992, brokered a merger deal between the Hudson and Maynard Chambers of Commerce to create the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce. Today, the Chamber represents close to 300 businesses from Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, Stow, and beyond. 

In 2021, the Chamber, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Innovation Network, with the assistance of a pilot project grant from the MA Office of Business Development, created the Assabet Valley Innovation Alliance (AVIA). This partnership allows us to offer additional programs including virtual educational modules aimed at entrepreneurs and innovators, a formal mentorship program, and innovation partnerships at local libraries and schools. For more information about AVIA, go HERE

The Chamber’s mission is to represent, promote, educate, and network our members and communities.




Sarah Cressy, CEO 

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Board of Directors

Katie Quinn, Mullahy’s Cheese Shop (Chair)

Christine Monteiro, St. Mary’s Credit Union (Vice Chair)

Lisette Arbelli, Avidia Bank (Secretary)

Chuck Randall, Randall Properties (Treasurer)

Carolyn Read, Habitat for Humanity NCM (Past Chair)

Beth Burns, Artisan at Hudson

Ted Sullivan, Commonwealth RE (Berkshire Hathaway)

Lysa Miller, Ladybugz Interactive Agency

Donna Driscoll, Main Street Bank

Lisa Lopes, Middlesex Savings Bank

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Gail Erwin, 6 Bridges Gallery

Tom Ricci, Body & Paint Center

Sarah Maston, Colliers Engineering & Design

Michelle Mercier, Create Honesty

Dave Rykbost, Dave’s Landscape Management

Glenn Davis, Davis Architects & Associates

Olivier Sartor, Elbow Grease Marketing

Ray Murphy, Financial Inspection Services

Justin Provencher, Hudson Rotary Club

Tracy Carter, Main Street Bank

Sophia Kambanis, Massachusetts Innovation Network

Mark Ford, Symphony Pro Musica

Michelle Grasso, Synergy Wellness Center

Shereen Fahey, Trusted Tees

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