On Monday, Feb. 13, members of the Medfield Employer and Merchants Organization, MEMO will learn how to use local newspapers and online news services to their advantage.
The monthly dinner meeting will be at on Frairy Street beginning at 6 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner by contacting Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Feb. 9.
Representatives speaking from the local press include Mike DeSario, co-publisher and manager of sales for the Hometown Weekly newspaper, Brett Rhyne, editor of the Medfield Press and Jeremie Smith, editor of the Medfield Patch. The speakers will guide members through procedures for running ads, issuing press releases, writing articles and other general information about their publication sites.
MEMO is the business organization, similar to a Chamber of Commerce that promotes local businesses, professionals and manufacturers in Medfield. Membership is open to all who own or operate a business located in the town or whose business serves Medfield residents. It consists of over 70 employer representatives and is steered by a board of directors presided over by the Electric Time representative.
Although it is dedicated to helping its members grow business during its monthly meetings, MEMO also offers seasonal events to its consumers, Medfield residents. It sponsors Discover Medfield Day, a fall fair in September, tree lighting/carol singing and Santa parade in December, Discover Medfield History Trolley Tour in the spring and summer concerts at the Gazebo.
It also provides scholarships to graduates from Medfield and Tri-County Regional Vocational High Schools and displays flags throughout the central business district on every major holiday.