Southbridge - Sturbridge Business Breakfast

December 5, 2017 8:00am – 9:30am

Fins & Tails, 858 Main St, Southbridge, MA 01550

The Southbridge Business Partnership and the Sturbridge Tourist Association (STA) invite you to a special joint breakfast meeting of our two business communities.

The focus of this breakfast will be the sharing of information on various key business resources by expert speakers from local and state organizations. Whether you need non-traditional financing, a business plan update, workforce training funds, or something else entirely, these speakers will be prepared to help you.

In addition, staff members from the towns of Sturbridge and Southbridge will provide an update on initiatives that may be of interest to you.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat by November 28, 2017 to:

Rosemary Scrivens, Town of Southbridge 508-764-5402

We look forward to seeing you there.


Rosemary Scrivens  Town of Southbridge   Economic Development & Planning

Kevin Filchak   Town of Sturbridge   Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator   


This event is sponsored by: Southbridge Business Partnership Sturbridge Tourist Association


New SBP Board Members

New SBP Board Members

The President of the Southbridge Business Partnership has announced the addition of three new members to the organizations Board of Directors.  The announcement was made at the most recent SBP Partners meeting on Wednesday, October 25, at Fins & Tales Restaurant.  President Pete Cournoyer introduced Tia Paradis, representing The Smart Shopper, Julie Prohaska representing the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities (QVCAH), and Darlene Kulesza representing Kaleidescope Florals and the Harrington Hospital Auxiliary.  The President commented that these are Partners who are not only interested in promoting their respective businesses or organizations but who also have a broad view and shared vision for the economic development of Southbridge and immediate areas.


The SBP Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:30 at Savers Bank.  Hosted SBP Partner meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 at various SBP Partner business locations.  Each meeting location is announced via email and on the website.   Please join us anytime as a guest.  Joining SBP can also be done easily through the website.

To all Southbridge Business Partnership Members

To all Southbridge Business Partnership Members

Big Bunny Market is offering free ad space in our foyer entrance display.  There are 14 - 8" X 10 1/4" (landscape) spaces available to the first 14 Partners who supply their ad in laminated paper form will 6 months of free advertising as a benefit of being an SBP Partner.

If needed, signs can be ordered at Village Photo & Portrait Studio 345 Main St. or at Colonial Copy Center on 22 Central St..

Please contact Pete Cournoyer at 508-765-9824 ext.101 for more information or just drop your ad off at the store as soon as possible.

Southbridge Holiday Visions

Southbridge Holiday Visions

Southbridge Holiday Visions

Volunteer Elves Needed!

76 Mill Street (Green Double Doors), 2nd Floor


Meet at Mill St. at 9am, or find us along Main St throughout the day

Saturday   11/4     9a-3p

Sunday      11/5     9a – as needed

Saturday   11/11   9a- as needed

Saturday   11/18   as needed            

Sunday      11/19   as needed


Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa Saturday November 25, 2017


Contact us if you would like to join the fun by following Santa’s procession down Main St. with your own festive car, truck, vehicle, float, wagon, etc.!

For more info contact Denise 508-277-4494

Facebook @ Southbridge Holiday Visions

Southbridge Concert on the Commons

Southbridge Concert on the Commons

Southbridge Business Partnership is proud to have sponsored the Southbridge Concert on the Commons on Sunday, July 2, 2017. 

Southbridge Business Partnership Event

Southbridge Business Partnership Event

The SBP had another very successful meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Arts Center. Our membership is growing and it is exciting to see the energy and ideas being generated. Thanks to Julie Prohaska and Maureen Prokos (Arts Center) for their hard work in preparing/hosting the event!

Southbridge Business Partnership Event

Southbridge Business Partnership event January 18, 2017
Optical Heritage Museum

On January 18, 2017 the Southbridge Business Partnership (SBP) held a "New Partner Welcome/Networking Event" hosted by Dick Whitney of the Heritage Optical Museum at 12 Crane St..  Approximately 40 attendees were greeted by Steering Committee  Chairman Tom Cue of Casella Waste Resources as they enjoyed food and drink.  The Chairman then introduced Vice-Chairman Pete Cournoyer of Big Bunny Market who listed the four committees that have been established and that are in need of members to activate.  Pete also spoke about SBP's website and the use of it as a business resource for SBP Partners and about the upcoming election of officers.  This was followed by a presentation on the benefits of joining SBP by Rosemary Scrivens, the Town of Southbridge Economic Development Director.

Following the information session, attendees were invited to tour the Heritage Optical Museum where many artifacts of the optical industry are professionally displayed.

Southbridge Business Partnership Launch Event

We are so proud and excited to announce that we have officially launched our organization! We celebrated our launch at the Cohassee Country Club on Thursday, November 17, 2016. We wanted to share the event with anyone who wasn't able to make it. Please watch the highlight video for a recap on the event.