Bouncing into Connections:

A Night of Fun and Networking

Bouncing into Connections:

A Night of Fun and Networking

The Social Light Business Club ​recently hosted an event at Launch ​in Leominster, and it was an ​evening to remember! This event ​marked a unique departure from ​our usual sophisticated soirees and ​formal gatherings, as we embraced ​a more playful and energetic ​atmosphere. The night was filled ​with a delightful mix of activities, ​including bowling, arcade games, ​and pizza. To top it all off, there ​were fantastic prizes up for grabs, ​adding an extra layer of excitement ​to the evening.


Members and guests of the Social ​Light Business Club had the chance ​to connect in a fun and relaxed ​setting, creating new friendships ​and strengthening existing ones. ​The vibrant energy of the ​trampoline park provided the ​perfect backdrop for networking, ​allowing everyone to let loose and ​enjoy themselves.


We extend our heartfelt thanks to ​Launch of Leominster for hosting us ​and making the event such a great ​success. It was an unforgettable ​experience that perfectly combined ​fun, connections, and new faces.

In the heart of North Central Massachusetts, the Social Light Business Club has once again demonstrated its commitment to community support and professional empowerment. This year’s A La Mode Suit Drive began with an exceptional celebration at Legends in Fitchburg, highlighting our mission to gather professional attire for those in need.


The elegant soiree at Legends was a spectacular blend of networking and philanthropy. The night marked the successful launch of our second annual suit drive, with over 100 items collected in the first month alone. Each suit, tie, and pair of shoes represents a step toward empowering individuals and boosting their confidence.


Samuel Nieves Jr., Founder and CEO of SLBC, spearheads this initiative with a vision of fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for professionals. The A La Mode Suit Drive, which has already collected over 400 items in the past year, is a testament to our community's generosity and commitment to making a positive impact.


We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who attended the kickoff event at Legends. Your participation and donations have made a significant difference. The suit drive continues throughout the year, and we encourage further contributions.


For those interested in donating or getting involved, please reach out to Samuel Nieves Jr. at SLBC. Together, we can continue to transform lives, one suit at a time.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters

Bin There Dump That, EXIT New Options Real Estate, Wachusett Pride, Enterprise Bank, Photography By Anrova, Sondria Harp, Wish Electrolysis and Laser Center, Salem Sisters Magic Treasures, Dirty Little Soaps Co., and Maria Milagros

Meet SLBC Member

Meet SLBC Member

Sondria

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In the charming town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Sondria Harp has established herself as a reputable realtor, helping clients find their dream homes in the picturesque landscapes of North Central MA. Beyond her prowess in real estate, Sondria has become a local sensation for her vibrant and engaging presence on social media, where she passionately highlights the unique perks of the region.


Sondria’s journey in real estate began with a genuine love for her community and a desire to see it flourish. She helps families settle into homes that perfectly suit their needs. However, it’s her dynamic approach to showcasing the area’s hidden gems on social media that has truly set her apart. With an eye for detail and a heart full of enthusiasm, Sondria uses platforms like Instagram and Facebook to bring the wonders of North Central MA to life. Her posts are a delightful blend of informative content and personal anecdotes that resonate with her followers. From quaint coffee shops in Leominster to bustling farmers markets in Fitchburg, Sondria’s feed is a vibrant tapestry of the region’s offerings.


What makes Sondria’s social media presence truly special is her commitment to promoting local businesses and events. She regularly features local entrepreneurs, highlighting their stories and the unique products or services they offer. Her coverage of community events, from seasonal festivals to charity fundraisers, not only informs but also inspires her audience to get involved and support their local community. Whether she’s helping a family find their perfect home or introducing her followers to a new local hotspot, Sondria is making North Central MA a little brighter, one post at a time


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Embracing Change in Your Business

As the seasons shift from spring to summer, there's a palpable sense of change in the air. Just as nature blooms and grows, so too do our careers and entrepreneurial journeys. Whether you're transitioning between industries, expanding your business, or taking a step back to reassess, this period of transformation can be both exhilarating and daunting.


One of the common challenges entrepreneurs and small business owners face is the feeling of isolation. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind, working tirelessly on our dreams without a support system in place. However, it's important to remember that you're not alone in this journey.


In this time of change, remember that you are still as bright as the sun. Your entrepreneurial spirit and drive are what propels you forward, even when the path ahead seems uncertain. Trust in yourself and your abilities, and know that with determination and resilience, you will navigate this transition successfully.


So, as we transition into this new season of growth and opportunity, embrace the change with an open heart and a positive mindset. Trust in the process, go with the flow, and believe in your ability to shine. We can't wait to see what amazing things you'll accomplish.

A Meeting With A Mission

This year's Social Light Business Club's annual suit drive is well underway, demonstrating once again the community's spirit and dedication to giving back. In a recent heartwarming meet-up, SLBC was thrilled to connect with Veronica, representing the Leaders of Restoration; Peer Support and Training Center of Fitchburg MA. This meeting highlighted a key moment for our drive as we donated a portion of the professional attire we have collected thus far.


The suit drive, part of SLBC’s broader mission to support local communities and foster professional development, aims to collect and donate business attire to those in need. The initiative not only helps individuals prepare for the job market but also boosts confidence and promotes a sense of community.



Veronica and her team at Leaders of Restoration were grateful for the contribution, which will directly benefit their clients who are preparing to re-enter the workforce or upgrade their professional presence. The donated attire includes a range of suits, slacks, collared shirts and other professional garments, collected and curated by the dedicated members of SLBC.


As we move forward, the drive continues to gain momentum, and we are actively seeking more donations and support. SLBC is committed to making a substantial impact through this initiative and is looking for more individuals and organizations to join in our efforts. The support from the community has been inspiring, and every donation brings us one step closer to making a significant difference in someone’s life.


We extend a heartfelt thank you to all who have contributed so far and encourage others to consider how they might help. Together, we can continue to make a positive impact and assist those in our community striving for professional growth and success.


when you look the part

you feel the part

In the glittering world of fashion, the term Á La Mode denotes trendiness and style. However, for the Social Light Business Club (SLBC), Á La Mode embodies something far more profound—confidence. This unique initiative, launched by the club’s founder last spring, transcends mere aesthetics to deliver a message of empowerment and opportunity.


The Á La Mode mission began with a simple yet powerful goal: to collect professional attire for those in need. In its inaugural year, the drive exceeded expectations, amassing over 300 items of high-quality clothing. The premise is clear: when you look the part, you feel the part. Everyone deserves the chance to step into a room with confidence, and SLBC is dedicated to making that a reality.


This year, the Á La Mode drive has just begun, with the spring season marking its official launch. The commitment, however, is a year-long endeavor. SLBC accepts and donates professional attire throughout the year, ensuring that the support never stops. As of today, the drive has already collected 82 items, a promising start that speaks to the generosity and community spirit that underpins this initiative.


Spring not only heralds the beginning of the drive but also symbolizes growth and renewal. Each year, the Á La Mode drive aims to build on its previous successes, reaching new heights and helping more individuals. The excitement surrounding this year’s collection is palpable, and SLBC is eager to share updates through their digital magazine, keeping the community informed and engaged.


The tradition of Á La Mode continues to thrive, driven by the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to present themselves confidently and professionally. If you are interested in donating men’s professional attire or need assistance to help you on your journey, SLBC welcomes you with open arms. Contact Samuel at SLBC to get involved in this annual mission and make a tangible difference in someone’s life.


At its core, Á La Mode is more than a collection drive—it is a testament to the power of community, generosity, and the transformative impact of looking and feeling one’s best. Join SLBC in this elegant and charitable endeavor, and together, let’s continue the tradition of confidence and style.

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The Social Light game is like living life wrapped in the intricate threads of a Plaid Tweed Double-Breasted Blazer, and let me tell you, it's as thrillingly challenging as it is stylish. You're not just sipping a glass of Dom Perignon champagne at over-the-top cocktail parties and showcasing those fabulous Bally Sadei Black Leather Slip-On Loafers you snagged for a steal. No, you're strutting in with a stone-cold commitment to own the social scene, make it rain for worthy causes, and take on the role of an unapologetic Bad-Ass Boss in your community.



But hold onto your pearls, it doesn't stop there. Beyond the dazzling soirées and red-carpet strolls, Social Lights are often on a mission, dedicating themselves to the art of giving back.



In society, the term "socialite" often conjures images of privilege, materialism, and exclusivity. However, a new archetype is emerging—the "Social Light." Unlike traditional socialites, Social Lights use their influence and resources to give back, advocate for change, and uplift their communities.


Socialites revel in personal indulgence and social status, while Social Lights champion philanthropy and community service. They invest in charitable causes, amplify marginalized voices, and advocate for social justice. Harnessing their talents in entrepreneurship, art, activism, or innovation, they inspire progress beyond materialism. Unlike socialites, who emphasize extravagance and exclusivity, Social Lights prioritize meaningful impact and leaving a positive legacy. By challenging stereotypes, they redefine social influence, inspiring hope for a compassionate and equitable society. Leveraging their social prowess and resources, they tackle society's toughest issues, showing that the Social Light life entails more than privilege—it's about duty to better the world.



And let's not forget the networking game – Social Lights are the ultimate matchmakers. They're not just about showing up; they're about creating real, long-lasting relationships with the power players in every field. This isn't just about filling up their own social calendar; it's about opening doors for groundbreaking collaborations, earth-shattering innovations, and world-changing impact. A Social Lights knack for connecting people and ideas can unleash a force so fierce it can reshape the universe.



So, if you're considering the Social Lights life, remember it's not just about the glitz and glam. It's about owning your privilege, using your influence to shake things up, and weaving a tapestry of connections, experiences, and contributions that will leave a legacy the world won't forget. Sure, those cocktail parties and designer gowns are a blast, but it's the depth of character and commitment to making the world a better place that truly defines the essence of the Social Light lifestyle. So, Are you ready to become a Social Light?


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Discover the Difference:

Discover the Difference:

Redefining Networking in the New Era


Since its official launch, the Social Light Business Club has been transforming the traditional concept of networking, offering a fresh and dynamic approach to professional connections. More than just a business club, Social Light is a vibrant community of diverse professionals who are redefining how people connect and collaborate in the business world.


Gone are the days of dull networking events where business cards are exchanged in a sea of monotony. At Social Light, networking is an experience, a blend of excitement and purpose that transcends the typical professional gathering. From elegant soirees to themed parties and even park cleanups, Social Light offers a wide array of events that cater to every taste and interest.

What sets Social Light apart is its inclusive nature. While many business clubs cater exclusively to a select few, Social Light opens its doors to all, hosting several public events throughout the year. These events not only showcase the club's vibrant atmosphere but also provide an opportunity for everyone to experience the magic of Social Light firsthand.


For members, Social Light offers a host of exclusive benefits, including access to exclusive dinners, parties, and events, as well as special rates and perks. Membership is not just about networking; it's about joining a community of like-minded professionals who value fun, friendship, and professional growth.


So, whether you're looking to expand your professional network, explore new opportunities, or simply have a good time with like-minded individuals, Social Light Business Club is the place to be. Join us and discover a new way to network, connect, and succeed in the business world.

Toast to the Past:

The First Annual Speakeasy Soiree

The air was filled with anticipation and excitement as guests arrived at Tavern 13 for an evening of glamour and revelry. The Speakeasy Soiree, organized by the Social Light Business Club, promised an unforgettable experience, and it did not disappoint!


The evening began with a whiskey tasting, featuring an exquisite selection of whiskeys from New England. Guests savored the rich flavors and aromas, setting the tone for a night of indulgence. The tavern, transformed by POP! by Posh into a 1920s speakeasy, exuded an aura of mystery and glamour.


Twisted Vine Events had the dance floor alive. The energy was infectious, and soon the entire room was swept up in the rhythm of the music.


As the night progressed, Grillmann Barbecue delighted guests with an array of culinary delights. The food was nothing short of amazing, tantalizing taste buds and satisfying appetites.


What truly made the evening unforgettable was how guests fully embraced the theme of the roaring '20s. Dressed in glamorous flapper dresses and sharp suits, they looked like they had stepped right out of Gatsby.

There to capture the magic was Photography by Anrova, Thank you for your incredible work!


Throughout the evening, prizes were awarded, adding to the excitement and fun. From best-dressed awards to raffle prizes, there was never a dull moment. Guests were thrilled to win, adding to the overall sense of celebration.


As the night came to a close, guests departed with memories of a truly fabulous evening. The Speakeasy Soiree had been a resounding success, thanks to the meticulous planning and dedication of all that supported. It was a night that would be remembered and cherished for years to come, a testament to the club's commitment to creating unforgettable experiences for its members and guests. Thank You.

Thank you to our friends

and sponsors

Bin There Dump That, The Corporate Duck, Grillmann Barbecue, Brenda Coveno-Watson: Independent Tupperware Consultant, Wachusett Business Incubator,

POP! By Posh Party Designs, Twisted Vine Events, Photography By Anrova,Wish Electrolysis and Laser Center, Salem Sisters Magic Treasures

THE BUSINESS CLUB MAGAZINE

Exciting news! Our magazine is expanding its reach with a new print edition, now available for free in coffee shops, small businesses, waiting rooms, and beyond!

reaching hundreds more!


Join us as a sponsor and be part of this exciting venture!

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Club Founder Samuel Nieves Jr., accompanied by Heidi of The Corporate Duck and Ken from Pelletier Properties, embarked on a captivating tour of [Re] Architect's headquarters nestled in downtown Ayer, MA. Their journey through the innovative firm was expertly guided by SLBC members Jamie, Ashley, and their delightful canine companion, Ru.


As they stepped into the heart of [Re] Architect's workspace, the trio immediately sensed an atmosphere teeming with fervor for sustainability. Within those walls, every detail spoke volumes about the firm's creativity and innovation . The space, artfully repurposed to echo the ethos of reuse, recycling, and repurposing championed by the firm. The tangible passion for sustainable design permeated the air, leaving an indelible mark on Samuel, Heidi, and Ken.


Beyond mere aesthetics. From the conceptualization stage to the final execution, every aspect of their projects was meticulously crafted. The tour encompassed a diverse array of projects, each exemplifying [Re] Architect's eye for excellence.


As Samuel, Heidi, and Ken bid farewell to their gracious hosts and the lovable Ru, they departed with a newfound appreciation for [Re] Architect's pioneering work. Inspired by what they witnessed, they left downtown Ayer, with a renewed commitment to integrating sustainable principles into their own professional endeavors, guided by the visionary example set by [Re] Architect.

A Letter From The CEO

A Letter From The CEO

"A La Mode” A fashionable tradition continues with the Social Light Business Club, and you’re invited!


In the world of fashion, "A La Mode" signifies style and trendiness. But for us at the Social Light Business Club, it symbolizes much more—our commitment to giving back and supporting those in need.


Last year, we launched the "A La Mode" initiative, led by me, club founder Samuel Nieves Jr., with a mission close to my heart. We collected suits and professional attire for entrepreneurs and individuals, ensuring those in need could access them. Thanks to our members and supporters, over 300 items were donated, making a significant impact.


This year, we're expanding our efforts. Drop-off stations at local businesses throughout our region make it easier to donate gently used and new men's professional attire.


Donation boxes will be placed throughout our region from now to May 22. Your contributions will make a meaningful impact on our community.

Celebrate With Us!

Celebrate With Us!

Join us at Legends Bar and Grille in Fitchburg on May 22nd from 5-8 PM to celebrate the success of the "A La Mode." This evening of camaraderie, celebration, and giving back is our way of saying thank you for your support. Admission is free, and Legends will host a cash bar. Dress your best and let's raise a glass to our accomplishments and the impact we've made in our community.

Drop Off Locations 4/24 - 5/22

Bella Donna Consignment Boutique - 7 Park St, Leominster, MA 01453

Bin There Dump That - 615 South St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

Gardner City Hall - 95 Pleasant St, Gardner, MA 01440

To Donate Woman's Attire

The Closet Shop - 1063 Main St. Fitchburg, MA 01420.

For more information about our club and upcoming events, please visit our website.

Thank You,



Social Light Business Club

Founder/CEO

Samuel Nieves Jr.

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feelin’ green!

The shamrock social 2024

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The Shamrock Social hosted by the Social Light Business Club at Mill City Pub was an evening filled with festivity, fun, and fantastic networking opportunities. Held on March 11th, this event brought together professionals from various industries, offering them a platform to forge new connections and rekindle old ones in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.


Networking was at the forefront of the Shamrock Social, and attendees wasted no time in striking up conversations. The atmosphere was buzzing with excitement as people from different backgrounds and professions mingled effortlessly, sharing ideas and insights. Whether they were seasoned professionals or newcomers to the business scene, everyone seemed to find common ground and enjoy each other's company.

The Shamrock Social also featured some exciting giveaways, adding to the festive spirit of the event. The event truly captured the essence of the Social Light Business Club, which aims to provide a platform for professionals to network, learn, and grow together while having a fantastic time!


The Shamrock Social was not just a networking event; it was a celebration of community and connection, reminding everyone of the importance of building meaningful relationships in both their personal and professional lives. For those who attended, it was not just an evening of networking; it was an experience that encapsulated the spirit of the Social Light Business Club – to connect, inspire, and succeed together.

Thank you to our friends and sponsors!

Wachusett Pride

Real Estate Matchmaker Quinn O'Connell

United Way

Wachusett Business Incubator

CrazySweetreats

Saladmaster Representative Tricia Burroughs-Vo

POP! By Posh Party Designs

Dirty Little Soaps Co.

Thank you to our friends and sponsors!

Wachusett Pride

Real Estate Matchmaker Quinn O'Connell

United Way

Wachusett Business Incubator

CrazySweetreats

Saladmaster Representative Tricia Burroughs-Vo

POP! By Posh Party Designs

Dirty Little Soaps Co.

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KEN

A recent conversation between Social Light Business Club (SLBC) founder Samuel Nieves Jr and SLBC member Ken Ferris, Ferris' captivating journey in real estate took center stage. Based in Groton, MA, Ferris resides with his wife, two young sons, and their beloved dog, Blaze. Ferris' transition from the insurance industry to real estate was sparked by the pivotal moment when Pelletier Properties helped his family find their dream home. Since joining Keller Williams Realty and Pelletier Properties, Ferris' business has flourished, driven by his dedication to client satisfaction. Building enduring relationships with clients is Ferris' hallmark, with many evolving into cherished friendships. Recognized as a North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors (NCMAR) Top Producer in 2021, Ferris' leadership shines through his service on the Keller Williams North Central Associate Leadership Council in 2022. Beyond his professional achievements, Ferris finds joy in pursuits like ice hockey, fishing, and golf, while "Sushi Fridays" with his wife are a cherished tradition. With an unwavering commitment to guiding clients through real estate journeys, Ken Ferris stands ready to turn aspirations into reality.