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The Ashland Business Association Gives Back

The Ashland Business Association (ABA) and its members believe in giving back to the community. Through the ABA, our members participate in and/or provide financial support to a number of programs and events throughout the year.

ABA Programs

ABA Internships. The ABA partners with the Ashland High School to connect students who have social media experience with businesses that have social media needs. Students gain valuable business experience while helping local businesses get up to speed online. 

ABA Scholarships.  Each year the ABA awards two-$1,500 scholarships to high school seniors residing in Ashland who exemplify community and business spirit, work ethics, and creativity.

Organizations and Events the ABA Supports

Ashland! Arts Alliance for the annual fall Dragonfly Festival. A free music and arts event for all ages held downtown.

Ashland Day Committee for Ashland Day.  A day celebrating town pride for all ages at Stone Park.

Ashland Emergency Fund.  A nonprofit organization that provides emergency support for town residents in need.

Ashland High School Reality Fair. An event that fosters awareness of the need for financial skills among high school seniors.

Ashland Public Library's Summer Reading Program. A program that encourages the love of reading and learning among children, teens and adults.

The Corner Spot. Run by the town's economic development office, the Corner Spot at 6 Cherry St. hosts community and business events.

Illuminate Downtown Ashland. The December event shines a light on the town’s thriving arts community. Sponsored by Annemarie's Dance Centre, Arts! Ashland Alliance, and the town of Ashland.

Metrowest College & Career Fair. Organized by the Ashland PTO, the event showcases choices available to students after completing high school.

Metrowest YMCA. Each summer the ABA partners with the Family Outdoor Center, Metrowest YMCA in Hopkinton to hold a BBQ for business associations in the region. Proceeds benefit the Y.

2019 scholarship winners with ABA President Adam Sachs (center): (left to right) Justin Madison and David Celatka. (Photo/Cynthia Whitty)

ABA member Chrissy Reynolds owner of Annemarie’s Dance Centre partners with the Town of Ashland and Arts! Ashland Alliance to host Illuminate Downtown Ashland, a showcase for art in all its forms.

ABA Board Member Glenn Travis (center) of GMT Home Designs discusses budget management and spending choices with students at the 2019 Reality Fair.


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Office:   508.656.0503

Write Us At:

P.O. Box 510, Ashland, MA 01721

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The Ashland Business Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization

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