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Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable

Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization of men and women incorporated in 1999. The goal of the Roundtable is to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence through community education and networking and to improve the coordination between public and private services for victims and families touched by domestic violence.

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Wayland businesses surviving during COVID-19 pandemic

Wayland Town Crier 5/10/20: Wayland businesses surviving during COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven an economic crisis as much as a public health one, rippling out to affect businesses no matter the industry. Local businesses are no exception and owners have had to decide how they will respond. Some are finding unexpected growth, while some are hunkering down to wait out the crisis, and still others have gone so far as to temporarily change their business model.

Dry times at Dudley Chateau in Wayland

Wayland Town Crier 1/5/18: Dry times at Dudley Chateau in Wayland. A local eatery is unable to serve alcohol until it secures a new liquor license that doesn’t list the restaurant’s former owner’s name.

The Crest Road restaurant has applied for a new license and selectmen are slated to hold a hearing on the business’ application on Monday.

Wayland’s Vet Valet makes house calls

Wayland Town Crier 10/29/17: Wayland’s Vet Valet makes house calls. A new veterinary practice is bringing back an old staple of medicine: house calls. Vet Valet, which started in March, looks to help reduce stress on pets and owners alike by providing care at home. Dr. Dierdre Ryan, who founded the practice, said the idea for the business came about partly though feedback about the hassle of bringing pets to a veterinarian’s office.

New stuff for newborns

Wayland Town Crier 9/17/17: New stuff for newborns. Wayland native Josh Wiesman got his start developing child products early – he patented a pacifier during his sophomore year at Tulane University. Wiesman, who now lives in Weston, is using his experience in a new Wayland-based venture he co-founded, Smilo. The company, which designs and sells products for babies and children through its website, launched in August.

Wayland Biz Makes Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Company List

Wayland Patch 8/23/17: Wayland Biz Makes Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Company List. Inc. 5000 released its prestigious list of fastest growing private companies this year, and 147 Massachusetts companies made the list, including one from Wayland.

iPROMOTEu landed at 4672 on this national list, with 49.72 growth and $157.8 million in revenue.

The WBA brings “Warrior Tank” to Wayland High School

Wayland Business Association Members Dave Larson (Joint Ventures Physical Therapy and Fitness), Chris Riffle (Baystate Financial), Paul Morenberg (Law Office of Paul W. Morenberg), and Donna Testa (Century 21 Commonwealth), all did their best shark impressions as they evaluated and invested in product ideas from Wayland High School Students’ Entrepreneurship Class.

Under the tutelage of Wayland High School Business teacher, Fred Lehmann, the classes decide on products to bring from concept to sale, then build teams with CEOs, CFOs, CMOs and learn the ups and downs of the long road to making real money!

This year’s products included D’Jerky (a beef jerky), Waykool (Wayland branded Koozies), Walking Warrior (a Wayland branded dog leash) and Chargewear (a wearable iphone recharger).  All products were well vetted and each product received funding from the Wayland Business Association sharks.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of the products and supporting Wayland High School, visit the Facebook page of each business by clicking on the links above; talk to a Wayland High School student; or you can email Fred Lehmann. We’re hoping to build on this year’s success to bring an open-to-the-public community event in years to come!

Below are 2 of the teams that received funding:

 

Submitted by Dave Larson

Director of the Year Award Presented to Jan Tiger and Kim Mazzola, Education Directors at The Goddard School

Jan-Tiger-and-Kim-MazzolaJan Tiger and Kim Mazzola, Education Directors at The Goddard School located at 367 Commonwealth Road in Wayland, MA, have been presented with the Director of the Year Award by Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor of The Goddard School.

The award acknowledges Goddard School directors with a minimum of two years of experience, consistent Quality Assurance scores of at least 95% in all areas, an education plan that exceeds standards and ongoing participation in training and development.

Tiger and Mazzola embrace new programs, work with fellow directors, are team players and have a passion for early education and child care.

“It was such an honor to have our education directors recognized by GSI,” said Reem Hassani, co-owner of The Goddard School located in Wayland. “We continually strive to provide an educational program that not only prepares children for success in school but for success in life as well.”

“Our success is entirely dependent on our outstanding faculty,” added Amal Akrawi, co-owner of The Goddard School located in Wayland. “Jan and Kim’s work both inside and outside the classroom has been spectacular, and the Director of the Year Award is well-deserved.”

To learn more about The Goddard School located at 367 Commonwealth Road in Wayland, MA, please call Reem or Amal at 508-655-2200 or visitwww.GoddardSchool.com/WaylandMA.