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UPCOMING EVENTS
Calendar of 2019 DFI Public Board Meetings
Next meeting:  Thursday, March 14   8:00 am 
Memorial Building | Ablondi Room (west entrance) 150 Concord St.


 
  • Annual Note from the Director
  • DFI Mission
  • 2019 Projects and Policy Goals
  • 2018 Needs Assesssment
  • 2018 Measureable Outcomes
Get your tickets today to ride the Shamrock Party Shuttle!
Shamrock Stroll Ticket Includes:
  • 1 reserved seat on the Shamrock Party Shuttle 

    • Save on gas, help the environment, and don't stress about parking!

    • Rides to Pho Dakao, Springdale and back to Exhibit 'A' Brewing Co.

  • Shamrock Party Bag with these Shamrock Stroll essentials (not limited to):

    • Party Hat

    • Glitter Head Bopper

    • Shamrock Challenge Card

  • Complimentary Apps at Pho Dakao

  • 2 Game Tokens at Springdale Barrel Room

  • Automatic entry into the Corn Hole Bracket at Springdale

  • Automatic entry to win a $20.00 gift card at Exhibit 'A' Brewing Co.

Ready to #Celebrate6? 
Join our Platinum Sponsors!
 

Spring Restaurant Week Cards filled with great deals, awesome specials, and don't-miss discounts will be available online and at the Taste of Downtown.
Parking Tips
  • Best choice: parking lot accessed from 14 Frederick Street is for local customers
  • Park and Howard streets have more available on-street spaces after 5 pm
  • The MWRTA lot has more available spaces after 5 pm (paid parking)
  • Access the Hollis Court lot from 52 Boris Way or 432 Waverly Street (paid parking)
Become a member today!
Major Impact Sponsors

Foundation for MetroWest
Cultural Projects Manager Grant




Harvey Eisenberg Trust in Memory of Deborah Blumer



MutualOne Charitable Foundation Checking for Charity
LEADING DFI EVENT SPONSORS
 
Welcome to Alta Union House, where eye-catching design meets urban vibes. Located in burgeoning downtown Framingham, we'll offer one, two, and three bedroom apartments unlike any other in the area. 
Avidia Bank is committed to the concept of community banking. We proudly accept and fulfill our responsibilities as a corporate citizen by contributing to the well-being of the people and organizations around us. 
Boston Eventos creates powerful moments that define brands and inspires people. Boston Eventos brings your magnificent event dreams to reality with amazing staging, branded barriers, LED lighting, and mor
Founded in 2011 by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jack’s Abby has become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide.  Jack’s Abby brews lagers, and only lagers. 

As one of the largest mutually owned savings banks in the country, we have no shareholders, so we can always put our customers first.  That will never change.


Red 13 Creative is a multi-faceted creative agency established by Artists, Influencers, & Creatives. We distinguish ourselves through our unique perspective to gain and maintain attention through storytelling. 

Springdale is the experimental offshoot of Jack's Abby Brewing. The Barrel Room is where we let the ancient alchemy between 
beer and oak work its slow magic.
Welcome to TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank. Visit now to learn about all our personal banking products like accounts, loans, cards & more.
At The Umina Group,  we take our clients’  real estate goals and dreams very seriously.   In fact,  your dreams are our dreams!  We fully believe that everyone should Love Where They Live!
Our commitment to you is simple: Every Day You Get our Best. Our customers tell us they choose Wegmans for the helpful people in our stores, help with delicious meals from our chefs, and the freshest ingredients possible. Offering choice, quality and value in every aisle is how we hope to make your shopping experience a genuine pleasure.
DFI BUSINESS PARTNERS
 
Welcome to Alta Union House, where eye-catching design meets urban vibes. Located in burgeoning downtown Framingham, we'll offer one, two, and three bedroom apartments unlike any other in the area. With sleek, modern interiors and an unparalleled collection of community amenities, Alta Union House will have the home you’ve been searching for.
Avidia Bank is committed to the concept of community banking. We proudly accept and fulfill our responsibilities as a corporate citizen by contributing to the well-being of the people and organizations around us. 
 We “always dream of things that are better, and think of ways to reach those things.” From the first noise cancelling headphones for consumers to a revolutionary seat suspension system for long-haul drivers, we invite you to experience the first 50 years of innovation of Bose.
Since 1871, Brookline Bank has built a legacy of consistent financial strength, trust, outstanding banking services, and strong customer relationships. Today, we deliver an expanding array of valuable banking and financial services geared to helping individuals and businesses manage their finances.
As independent insurance agents, the professionals at BRZ Insurance are ready to help you protect your part of The American Dream. We're eager to show you the benefits you realize when you shop local and work with a local, independent insurance agency.
The Bullard Building, LLC is a historic brownstone located at the intersections of Routes 135 Waverly St and 126 Irving St in Downtown Framingham across from the MBTA Station. Lease Space Now. 
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company is focused on brewing amazing beer in Framingham, MA. Come visit our brewery, have a pint or grab some cans or growlers to go! Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company supports many events each year and gives generously to charities working to better our area!

The Framingham Source is your best source for Framingham News. Owned and operated by journalist Susan Petroni, the Framingham Source releases news stories on array of topics, including local schools, state and local politics, and community events.

Framingham State University is a place where inquisitive, career-focused students thrive. New ideas and discoveries are a daily occurrence on campus.

Framingham Sub Shop and Pizza is the best place to eat in Framingham. We use the best ingredients to prepare everything fresh - just the way you like it! We are a family owned and operated pizzeria with the goal of providing our customers excellent service and superior quality!

Golden Circle at 22 Union Avenue sells, buys, and trades a variety of goods, including electronics, power tools, jewelry, sound equipment, and more. If your items don’t work, Roman can also provide repair services.

To learn more, stop by and visit Roman today!

MAPA Translations & Language Solutions provides high quality and cost effective translations, interpreter services and multilingual voice overs for public schools, academic institutions, law firms, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, medical personnel, multinational companies, and individuals.
MetroWest Commercial Real Estate company provides you with the highest level of service for your commercial real estate needs. 
At Miranda Bread, experience the artisan tastes of an authentic Brazilian bakery! Our food is always fresh, our staff is always friendly, and our customers are always treated like family. Whether you need a fresh cup of coffee or full catering for a birthday party, Miranda Bread is ready to offer you the finest tastes of Brazil.
n+1 Cyclery is a bicycle shop in Framingham, MA that sells and repairs new and used bicycles and also restores old bikes.
RR6 Kitchen & Bar is a Family Restaurant offering the wonderful flavors of North, Central and South American cuisine with quality and great pricing. RR6 is best known for its delicious tacos, burritos and soups.
Welcome to Terra Brasilis Restaurant! With a varied menu of pasta, meat, and salads, our success comes from our dishes based on Brazilian food.
 

Sofa Café was established in 2011 in São Paulo, Brazil, from the idea of a forest engineer who could not get through the day without his dose of caffeine. 
SMOC Financial Services (SFS) was established to build upon this mission by providing microloans and technical assistance to low- and moderate-income (LMI) entrepreneurs.
DFI BUSINESS PATRONS
 
MEET THE FRIENDS OF DFI
 
  • Dave Anderson Head of Talent Acquisition at Genevant Sciences Corp.
  • Jill Bennett Executive Director, Amazing Things Arts Center
  • Adam Blumer and Sarah Guernsey public school teachers
  • Don Cavicchi, Cavicchi Audio and Video Design
  • Peter Chisholm Director of Government Relations, Framingham State University
  • Colleen Coyne Assistant Professor, Framingham State University
  • Erin Ellsworth
  • Carol Fassino Founder, Fair Trade Caravans
  • Mike Gatlin, Esq.
  • Julie Ginn Director of Career Services, MassBay Community College
  • Dale Hamel Executive Vice President Office of Administration, Finance, and Information Technology, Framingham State University
  • Helen Lemoine Executive Director, Leadership MetroWest
  • Susan Nicholl District Liaison Office of Senate President Karen E. Spilka
  • Anne O’Connell Executive Director, Literacy Unlimited
  • Sara Scully MetroWest Regional Transit Authority
  • Phil and Valerie Ottaviani Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Barbara Ward Family Promise MetroWest
  • Amy Weader Saxonville Studios
MEET THE FAMILIES OF DFI
 
  • Sal and Amanda Bellone Family
  • Artist Kristen Conant Family
  • Stephanie Deeley and Jim Pillsbury
  • City Councilor Judy Grove and FSU Professor Dr. Thomas Grove
  • Pablo Maia Family
  • Joao Oliveira Family
  • Richard Panza Family
  • Jennifer Pfeiffer Family
  • City Councilor Cheryl Tully Stoll and Ed Stoll
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