MetroWest Visitors Bureau 2017 Board of Directors
- Chair: Steve Levinsky, Natick Cultural District
- Vice Chair: John Orthman, Bellingham Businss Association
- Vice Chair: Estela Shingleton, Middlesex Savings Bank
- Clerk: Paul Matthews, 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership
- Treasurer: Beth Reynolds, Town of Ashland
- Christopher Belton, Representing the Milford Area Chamber
- Lou Carrier, Distinctive Hospitality Group
- Peter Chisholm, Framingham State University, ex officio
- Dennis Giombetti, Office of Senator Karen Spilka
- Kelly Grill, Hopkinton Center for the Arts
- Jamie Hellen, Town of Franklin
- Paul Joseph, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
- Helene Loiselle, Hampton Inn Boston/Marlborough, Representing the Marlborough Chamber
- Brian Smith, Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
- Scott Smith, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston/Marlborough, Representing Corridor 9 Chamber
- Richard Tomanek, Embassy Suites Marlborough and Chair, Marlborough Economic Development Corp, ex officio
- Wes Tuttle, New England Sports Center
- Chelsie Vokes, Bowditch & Dewey
Community Spotlight - Millis
Named for its founder, Lansing Millis, Millis is a quintessential picturesque New England suburb. Just nineteen miles southwest of Boston, and easily accessible by routes 109 and 115, it is made up of lovely residential and rural areas and is dotted with serene lakes, rolling meadows. and bubbling brooks.
Formerly East Medway, Millis, a town rich in history, incorporated as a separate town in 1885. Millis is home to several historical buildings with the most notable being the Niagara Hall Fire House. This recently renovated firehouse was built in 1878 and is covered almost completely on the inside by flowing murals created by Boston artist George Story. The town is currently pushing to restore the original artwork and return this one-of-a-kind historical landmark to its former glory.
As autumn returns, so too does our signature fall foliage, and there is no better place to enjoy the colors than the many picturesque parks, ponds, and trails in Millis. Enjoy the season on the waters of Bugastow Brook and the Charles River, or on one of the many hiking and horse-riding trails that criss-cross the Millis Landscape.
Adding to the flavor of Millis, Twist Bakery Café is known nationally as a pioneer for recipes devised for the gluten-sensitive and those with food allergies. Their entire menu is gluten-free and nut-free (except coconut), and most of their items are even dairy-free. If you’re looking to grab a bite somewhere a little more traditional, Primavera offers up a wide variety of classic Italian dishes with a dash of all- American favorites, all in a lovely upscale environment.