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The Milford Area Chamber is the voice of business for the 10-town area we represent. These are our communities – where our member businesses are located and their employers live, work and play. Thanks to the nearly 300 businesses who we proudly call MACC members, we are able to make these wonderful communities even better.

Each town is unique. Each offers something for everyone. Whether you are coming for a visit or planning a move with your family, you will find life in the MACC area to be warm and welcoming. Get to know more about each of the communities:

 

bellingBellingham
Bellingham is a town in Norfolk County.  The town sits on the southwestern fringe of Metropolitan Boston, along the rapidly growing “outer belt” that is Route 495.

 

 

 

 

FranklinFranklin
The Town of Franklin is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain “The town of” in their official names. It is home to the country’s first library, with its first books donated by Benjamin Franklin. It also contains the largest Catholic parish in the Boston Archdiocese, St. Mary’s Catholic church, with some 15,000 members.

 

 

hollistonHolliston
Holliston is a quintessential New England town in Middlesex County. It is located 21.6 mi west of Boston and is within short driving distance of Interstate 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike (part of Interstate 90). Massachusetts Route 16 and Massachusetts Route 126 pass through the town.

 

 

 

hopedaleHopedale
First settled in 1660, Hopedale is a town in Worcester County. Hopedale is included in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and is an historic mill village of national significance.

 

 

 

 

HopkintonHopkinton
Hopkinton was named for an early colonist of Connecticut, Edward Hopkins, who left a large sum of money to be invested in land in New England, the proceeds of which were to be used for the benefit of Harvard University. It is a town in Middlesex County less than 30 miles (48 km) west of Boston and best known as the starting point of the Boston Marathon, held annually on Patriots’ Day in April.

 

 

 

medwayMedway
Medway (originally Midway) was first settled in 1657 and was officially incorporated in 1713. What began as a farming community changed as the water power of the Charles River stimulated thegrowth of cotton and paper mills, straw and boot factories, and a variety of cottage industries. Medway demonstrates the central importance of the Charles River and the thriving town that grew alongside it.

 

 

 

mendonMendon
Mendon is a town in Worcester County and is part of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, the oldest industrialized region in the United States. Mendon celebrates its 350th Anniversary in 2017.

 

 

 

 

milfordMilford
Located in Worcester County  Milford was first settled in 1662 and incorporated in 1780.  It became a booming industrial and mining community in the 19th century due to its unique location which includes the nearby source of the Charles River, the Mill River, the Blackstone River watershed, and large quantities of Milford pink granite.

 

 

 

millisMillis
The Town of Millis is located in western Norfolk County. along the Charles River. Formerly an industrial town, today is primarily a suburban community with rural areas remaining on the outskirts.

 

 

 

 

UptonUpton
Located in Worcester County, Upton was originally the home of the Nipmuc, who inhabited most of central Massachusetts. The town was first settled in 1728 and was officially incorporated in 1735. Upton was also home to a number of members of the Taft family, including an American Revolutionary War soldier named Samuel Taft, who was born there.