Banker turned Brewer (for a day)

Banker turned Brewer (for a day)

Every so often, an opportunity presents itself that can lead into greater opportunities and partnerships.  One evening, after spending the day standing on a worksite where an abandoned Mexican restaurant was being demolished, I was enjoying a beer. It wasn’t just any beer, it was The Cat’s Meow, from Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company in Framingham. […]

5 Years in Downtown Hudson

5 Years in Downtown Hudson

Recently, Rail Trail Flatbread Company celebrated their 5 Year Anniversary!  You may have seen me mention this restaurant in one of my previous posts about living in Hudson. When I first moved to town, I was sad to see so many vacant shops along Main Street.  Over the last 5 years, that has changed… a […]

Shop local, often

Shop local, often

Recently, Hudson launched it’s first Farmers’ Market.  I couldn’t be happier!  It’s a great fit for downtown Hudson! Having run a farmers’ market and frequenting many of them in area – here’s some of my advice if you haven’t been to one before.  1 Talk to the vendors! Vendors aren’t going to hard sell you […]

Hashtag – because marketing…

Hashtag – because marketing…

This has been driving me crazy for awhile.  Finally, I have to say something.  Recently – BankSmartCarrie sent me this photo… Now, looking at it, you may say, what’s the big deal?  But then do a search on Twitter of this hashtag.  Go ahead, I’ll give you a moment.  Those hashtags aren’t being associated with […]

#BankSocial 2017

This year, Carrie, Mike and I were asked to speak at the 2nd #BankSocial Conference in Miami Florida.  Everyone who attended this conference was not only familiar with social media, but we learned  so much from everyone’s experiences.  Even more surprising was the amount of people in attendance from HR and Compliance departments.  I highly recommend […]

2016 Smartie Recap

2016 Smartie Recap

We asked our Smarties to recap their best moments and favorite things of 2016!   Carrie: Favorite Read: BossyPants by Tina Fey Favorite Movie: Zootopia Good eats: (Snack or local restaurant) Rye & Thyme, Leominster Playlist: Acoustic Pop For Work (Amazon Prime Playlist) Best Moment as an Avidia Smartie: Being in an elevator in Nashville […]