Monday, December 17, 2018                                    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  La Cantina 911 Waverly Street

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It's time to come together and celebrate 2018 - a year full of business and community accomplishments in Downtown Framingham!

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Join us for a fun night of building meaningful community connections as you participate in a silent auction and hear from special guests and entertainers. 

Get ready to embark upon a positive 2019 and meet a shared vision for a healthy and vibrant community!

When:     Monday, December 17, 2018 6 pm - 9 pm 

>> Please RSVP by Monday, December 10.

Add to Calendar 12/17/2018 18:00 PM 12/17/2018 21:00 PM America/New_York Downtown Celebration Get inspired to celebrate and forge bravely into 2019 911 Waverly Street Framingham, MA 01702

2017 Downtown Hero - Nemesio Rosa

2017 Downtown Hero - Nemesio Rosa

Where:    La Cantina, 911 Waverly Street Framingham, MA 01702

  • Sign and facade improvements

  • Business milestones and expansions

  • New businesses

  • Green space enhancements

  • Community events and faith-based missions

  • Achievements in arts and culture

Downtown Framingham, Inc. will host:

  • Guest entertainers: Live sketch artist Jason Cheeseman-Meyer, musician Wilson Li, and a fun parody!

  • A silent auction featuring downtown businesses and experiences, including business tours from: Jack’s Abby, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co., RR6 Kitchen & Bar, n+1 Cyclery, mwknits, Pho Dakao, Panza Shoes, Framingham Sub Shop & Pizza, Braz Optical, Kristin Conant art, and more!

  • Special pre-dinner “sit & schmooze” community programming led by DFI Board Directors and alumni from Leadership MetroWest

  • Live Translations to Portuguese and Spanish languages

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Meal:  includes appetizers, dinner, and dessert (entrees include eggplant parmigiana or roasted chicken).  Meal accommodations are available.  Your electronic payment will be tracked, so there is no need to print your receipt.

Downtown Celebration Tickets

Bronze Ticket: $45.00 - gloves

Silver Ticket: $70.00 - gloves & lunch tote

Gold Ticket: $95.00 - gloves, lunch tote, website & program recognition

Table of 8 $500.00 - gloves, lunch tote, website promotion, event program, email blast inclusion

>> Want to become a 2019 special DFI Citizen Member?

>> Become a 2019 Annual Business Member here!

Remember - your contribution above $25.00 is tax-deductible. Attendees will be assigned to a themed table honoring our historic downtown buildings!

Thank you to our major event sponsors!

Hosting a Table of Eight!

Hosting a Table of Eight!

Hosting a Table of Eight!

Hosting a Table of Eight!

2019 Business Partner, Hosting Keynote Speakers

2019 Business Partner, Hosting Keynote Speakers



6:00 pm  Silent Auction, Appetizers, Engagement

6:35 pm Pre-Dinner “Sit & Schmooze”

6:45 pm  Dinner 

7:00 pm  Welcome

7:05 pm  2018 Accomplishments and Stakeholders

7:20 pm  Keynote Speakers

Helen Lemoine, Executive Director Leadership MetroWest

Tiago Prado, CEO BRZ Insurance

7:40 pm  Distinguished Leaders

Mayor of Framingham, Dr. Yvonne Spicer

State Representative Jack P. Lewis

City Council Chair Dennis Giombetti

Director of Community and Economic Development, Arthur Robert

8:00 pm  Downtown Hero Award


8:05 pm  Community Experience

DFI Business Development Manager, Robert Mitchell

8:10 pm  Impacts from Community Partners, 2019 Goals

8:20 pm  Closing Remarks

8:25 pm  Surprise Announcement!


8:45 pm Close Silent Auction


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Agogo Bela Mountain Bike

Who will take home this beautiful Agogo Bela Mountain Bike ONLY available from Cisco at n+1 cyclery? Cisco and furry Clay are ready for you!

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Jack’s Abby

Private Tour, $100.00 gift card, and $50.00 merchandise

All this can be yours at the Downtown Celebration!

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Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Co.

Private Tour, Tasting, and $100.00 of Merchandise!



Two Framingham-themed hand-knit sweaters by Amy Weader, Board Director of Downtown Framingham, Inc..

Total value of $90.00

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2018 Boston Marathon Print

Take home an 8” x 10” print of this amazing masterpiece by Kristin Conant. You will also be treated to a personal tour of Howard Street Studios!

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Braz Optical

The Downtown Celebration will offer a complimentary eye exam from the team at Braz Optical.

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Pho Dakao

VIP Dinner with Live Jazz valued at $50.00!

This is one of the best places to relax on a Friday night!

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Panza Shoes

Meet-and-greet the wonderful owners and manger of one of Framingham’s oldest businesses, Panza Shoes. Two $25 gift certificates will be available at the Downtown Celebration.

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Framingham Sub Shop & Pizza

Odeit and Emad welcome you to the Framingham Sub Shop and Pizza!

The Downtown Celebration will feature a meet-and-greet with the managers, a pizza-making tour, and two $25 gift certificates.

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RR6 Kitchen and Bar

Enjoy two $25 gift certificates and a meet-and-greet with the owners with the 2018 Winners of the Taste of Downtown Framingham.