This letter to the editor was printed in the Melrose Weekly News on Friday, October 20, 2017. As you know, we partner with the Chamber on this program, and I would also like to thank all our businesses and individuals who have pitched in.
As the largest organization dedicated to economic activity in the City of Melrose, the Melrose Chamber of Commerce frequently receives comments about the beautiful and bustling downtown district, as well how lucky we are to have several, additional thriving business districts throughout our community. We are also very fortunate to have a business community, alongside many individuals, that continually gives back to the City throughout the year, and in many ways.
One of the reasons why Melrose’s business districts are so attractive is because of the hanging geraniums that adorn the Victorian lamp posts, not only on Main Street, but on Essex Street, Franklin Street, West Emerson Street and West Wyoming Street as well. These plants, which go up in early spring and last through early fall, have become symbols of the vibrancy of our city and the support given by the business community and individual residents.
The flower baskets are also another wonderful example of the collaborative relationship which exists between the City of Melrose, the Melrose business community and the Melrose Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber sincerely thanks the City of Melrose’s Public Works Department for hanging, caring for and maintaining the flower baskets.
The following are the businesses and individuals who contributed to this initiative in 2017. Please make sure you thank these business owners and community members who make Melrose “bloom”!
Nancy and Frank Brinchiero; Bay State Center Family Chiropractic; Beecy Bookkeeping; Bell & Izzi, LLC; Brad Hutchinson Real Estate; Buckalew’s General Store; Capuano Construction Company; Century 21 Sexton & Donohue Realtors; Churchill Corporation; The Coolidge; Crowell Associates; Dagle Electrical Construction Corporation; D’Amici’s Bakery,; David Driscoll Consulting; East Boston Savings Bank; Edward Jones Investments; Fred Solomon, DMD, Friends of the Melrose Public Library; Friends of the Milano Center; Gately Funeral Home; The Grateful Thread; Greenwood and Sons; Harding & Stewart Insurance; Hinchey Brothers Plumbing, Inc.; Hourglass Gift Gallery; Hughes & Company, PC; Hunt’s Photo & Video; Jay Morneault, Realtor, RE/MAX Leading Edge; Joseph S. Gulino, CPA; LCM PLUS; Lecce Skin Care; Shannon MacDonald; Alderman Mary Beth McAteer-Margolis; Sue McNamara; Melrose Animal Clinic; Melrose Bank; Melrose Day Care Center and Preschool; Melrose Dental Care; Melrose Family Opticians; Melrose First Federal Credit Union; Melrose Floor Covering; Melrose Glass Company; Melrose Housing Authority; Melrose Lions Club; Melrose Mass. T.V.; Melrose Oriental Rug; Melrose Symphony Orchestra; Melrose Weekly News; Mexico Lindo; Miter Biter Frame Company; Montvale Tire Company, Inc.; North Shore Elder Law & Estate Planning; Ocean Sushi; Perella Jewelers; Promotional Solutions, Inc.; Robinson Funeral Home; Rotary Club of Melrose; Chris and Emily Santillo; SDM Foundation; Stearns and Hill’s Bistro; Sullivan & Clark; Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market, Inc.; Waystack & Kirby, Attorneys at Law; Whittemore Hardware; Williams & Alley Insurance; Alderman Michael P. Zwirko
With extreme gratitude and appreciation,
Lauren H. Grymek
Melrose Chamber of Commerce