Marlborough has an active community with several business, social and charitable organizations, in addition to the MEDC, that operate out of the city. The Chamber itself holds weekly events consisting of seminars, business luncheons, guest speakers, golf tournaments, blood drives and various other gatherings. Other clubs actively participate in and raise funds for local charities and events, generously contributing to the life of the Marlborough community.
Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce
11 Florence St • 508-485-7746
Established in 1924, the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, private organization that provides a forum and resources for more than 650 area business professionals and is formally accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Fewer than 10% of local chambers of commerce across the country earn this recognition by meeting rigid standards of organizational integrity, business programs and professional capabilities to serve their members.
Marlborough Downtown Village Association
182 Main Street, Marlborough, MA • 508-485-7664
The Marlborough Downtown Village Association is a community of business owners, residents, professionals, employees and landlords working together for the common good of Marlborough’s Downtown Village district. The group’s mission is to enhance the environment along and around Main Street to attract more visitors, shoppers and tenants, as well as develop a communication network to keep stakeholders abreast of issues and events that affect them.
Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club
PO Box 186, Marlborough, MA
Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC) is a volunteer organization servicing Marlborough and the surrounding area. Established in 1964, MJWC , works on various community, county, state and national programs, including the MetroWest Princess Boutique, Veterans’ Affairs, Domestic Violence, Advocates for Children, Community Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, Public Issues and more.
Marlborough Rotary Club
PO Box 186, Marlborough, MA
The Marlborough Rotary Club projects include providing dictionaries for every third grader in Marlborough, a Reality Fair to teach financial literacy in high school, an annual Turkey Shoot to provide funds for turkey dinners, holiday baskets and deliveries, and an annual Wine Event to provide funds for the Shelter Box project, Marlborough Hospital Healing Garden and other community and worldwide projects.
Veterans Outreach Center
255 Main St, Suite 213, Marlborough, MA • 508-460-9993
The Veterans Outreach Center Metro West is a non-profit corporation committed to supporting and strengthening area communities by assisting those members of the forces who have served their nation. The center offers a variety of services, including counseling, therapy and employment assistance. VOC also hosts the Annual Charlie Cotton Classic Golf Tournament.
Legion Post 0132 • 90 Maple Street, Marlborough, MA
The American Legion is the nation’s largest veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in communities, advocating patriotism and honor, and promoting a strong national security and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans.
Marlborough Fraternal Order of Eagles
Marlboro Aerie #3565 • 56 Florence Street, Marlborough, MA • 508-485-9738
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization, uniting to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. The Marlborough Eagles have been serving the community since 1974.
Marlborough Historical Society
377 Elm Street, Marlborough, MA
The Marlborough Historical Society, founded in 1964, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation, education, and celebration in Marlborough. Free monthly programs are held in and around Marlborough, including at the Peter Rice Homestead and Museum, which also houses Marlborough’s historical archives. The Homestead and Museum is a great place to bring student groups and out of city visitors.
Boys & Girls Club
169 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA
The Boys & Girls Club Pleasant Street Clubhouse offers well-rounded activities in physical education, social recreation, the arts, technology, and prevention programming for children in grades 1-12. Happy Hours Preschool, housed at the same location, offers classes for children 2.9-5 years of age that provide a safe and nurturing environment, where opportunities for small and large group activities focus on developing physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth.
Marlborough Lions Club
The Marlborough Lions Club supports many activities, including college scholarships for students of Marlborough and Hudson schools, the Father-Daughter Dance, Marlborough Youth Baseball, Metro West Boys & Girls Club, senior citizen activities, the Labor Day Bed Race, the Marlborough Amazing Race, and eye-related health care.
United Brethren Lodge
208 Main Street, Marlborough, MA • 508-485-0125
Dedicated on October 14, 1885, the Marlborough Masonic lodge contributes to charities such as the Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, the Masonic Youth Child ID Program (MYCHIP) and Masonic Blood Drives, among others. The United Brethren Lodge also plays a key role in the Labor Day Parade with bands, clowns and marching units.