2018 YourHBA Events

Upcoming Events for 2018


Lunch & Learn: Managing Your Digital Business Presence – Online Reviews & LinkedIn
Part of the YourHBA Business Educational Series







Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 11:30am – 12pm (Lunch & Networking) – Session: 12pm – 1pm

Location: Holliston Public Library – Public Meeting Room (lower level) (752 Washington St, Holliston, MA 01746)

Who should attend: Holliston Business Owners and their employees

Cost: Free

Registration: Click here to register now

Details: Managing Your Digital Business Presence: Online Reviews & LinkedIn Networking

From dealing with online reviews (e.g. Google, Yelp) to building and managing your network using LinkedIn, keeping tabs on your digital business presence is critical for success. This educational session has two parts:

Part 1: Online Reviews: Like It or Hate It (Presented by Monika Turek, Turek Design)

  • Online reviews are the first things that potential clients see when looking for a product or service.
  • What makes you stand out from your competitors?
  • Positives: How do you acquire online reviews and from where you should “collect” them? Should your business have 10, 25, or 50 positive reviews, or more?
  • Negatives: Why are business owners afraid of critical reviews? What should you do with negative feedback?

Part 2: LinkedIn – Making the Connection (Presented by Jackie de Boer, Accredited Virtual Assistance (AVA))

  • Learn about tips to build, grow, and nurture your LinkedIn connections.
  • Sending invitations: should you send a default or personal invitation to connect?
  • Accepting invitations: is it ever okay to connect with your competition?
  • Managing your network: 1st, 2nd & 3rd degree connections – what are they? How can you send an invitation to a 3rd degree connection without paying for a premium account?

Registration: Click here to register now

2018 SpringFest – Downtown Holliston





Date:  Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time:  11am – 5pm

Location:  Downtown Holliston  Click here for map of the 2018 SpringFest Events!!

Who should attend:  Everyone! This is a family-friendly day.

Cost:  Free

  • Shop locally at the participating businesses and take advantage of specials and fun activities at many stores.
  • Visit the Town Green where over 30 booths will be set up showcasing local businesses and non-profit organizations.
    • Food and drinks available
    • Live entertainment on the main stage
    • “Cool Car” Show and “Touch-A-Truck” and much more!

Take advantage of specials at participating businesses and enjoy the entertainment in a family friendly environment.

And remember to support your local businesses – Shop Local! SpringFest supports the YourHBA initiative of CONNECTing our businesses and residents of our community.


Driving Range Community Social

Date: Early June 2018

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Who should attend: Holliston Business Owners; Holliston Residents

Cost: Free

Details: More to come…

Registration: Coming soon…

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Business Networking & Social Event
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Location: Casey's Pub (81 Railroad St, Holliston, MA 01746)
Who should attend: Holliston Business Owners
Cost: Free
Details: Networking session with drinks, snacks, and raffle for two $50 gift cards.


Lunch & Learn: Strategic Planning 101
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Location: 781 Washington St, Holliston, MA 01746 (upstairs Meeting Room next to Holliston Superette) 
Who should attend: Holliston Business Owners
Cost: Free
Details:Whether your business is old or new, having a strategic plan is critical to the long-term success of your business.
This session will review the key concepts and help you start to outline and define a strategic plan that makes sense for your business.
Learn how to develop a strategic plan to grow your business. Enjoy a light lunch provided by Holliston Superette.