Job Seekers will meet representatives from over 70 businesses — a diverse blend of local businesses, government contractors and federal agencies — looking to find qualified candidates to fill open jobs.

There is no fee for job seekers to attend. Registration at is highly encouraged.

Those that pre-register will receive information in advance about the employers that will be at the event to help pinpoint the opportunities. Contact the chamber at 978-425-5761 with any questions.

Ribbon-cutting events

Join the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce and town of Ayer on Monday, Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. as we hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Osawa Japanese Bistro. Osawa Japanese Bistro is a casual sushi restaurant in Downtown Ayer.

Consider coming early (the restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m.) or staying after the ribbon-cutting for lunch.

Additionally, the chamber has scheduled a ribbon-cutting at The Lux Group on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., at 9 Cornerstone Square, Suite 200. All are welcome to attend.

Trunk or Treat!

On Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gervais Ford will be hosting its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat. If you’ve never been, you are in for a treat!

Trunk or Treat is where trick or treating is done from parked car to parked car – and Gervais Ford has plenty of great vehicles available. Businesses will set up candy stations (aka trunks) in the Gervais parking lot providing treats to the children from the region. There will be plenty of entertainment including a bounce house from BB Kidz Klub and Animal Adventures will showcase several animals. WXLO 104.5 will be on site with music and special giveaways.

At the Ayer Library, children can decorate a tote from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. At 12 p.m. there will be a parade from the library to downtown Ayer where various downtown businesses will be ready to distribute candy. While you are visiting the businesses, make sure to vote for your favorite scarecrow (decorated by the local business community). Pampered Pets will be hosting a pet costume contest at 1 p.m. Tractor pulled hayrides will be available from 12-2 p.m.

Rremember to patronize these businesses throughout the year.

Ambassadors are often the first link new members have with the chamber. Our goal is to help members feel welcome and comfortable with the chamber and provide information about the various chamber services. The NVCoC Ambassadors are a very important part of the chamber, and are selected on the basis of the individual’s interest, dependability, integrity, energy, and communication skills. Ambassadors mentor new chamber members, promote membership, encourage participation in chamber functions, greet members at events, and perform other goodwill projects of the chamber. In appreciation for their efforts, the chamber recently celebrated with a luncheon at the Chamber. In attendance, from left, Roger Duchesne, JKL Global; Danielle Rico, Kimball Farm; Dan Root, Solid Benefits Group; Mike Bordenca, Workers Credit Union; Ruth Carrero, Workers Credit Union; Nick Thornton, Nashua Valley BSA; Kasee Clayton, Shaker Hills; Jordyn Lynds, ICNE; Tracy Long, Appleseed Personnel Services. Missing: Joe Souza, Vernon; Laura Hume, SpringHill Suites by Marriott & Devens Common Center; Briana Peña, Mt. Wachusett Community College; Holly Varney, The Groton Inn.

If you are interested in learning more about the Nashoba Valley Chamber Ambassador Team, contact Melissa Fetterhoff at 978-425-5761.

Melissa Fetterhoff is the President and CEO of the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, a 600-member organization covering 16 communities.