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The North Quabbin Community Coalition (NQCC) holds an informative forum on the third Friday of each month, September through June, at the Athol-Orange Elks Club, 92 New Athol Road, Orange, from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Various topics concerning the North Quabbin area are presented by assorted organizations, businesses and individuals. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The North Quabbin Community Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, exclusively supported by membership donations and grants. Your donation is tax deductible.



North Quabbin Community Coalition
251 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Fax 978-575-0474


Business & Economic Development Directory

If information about you or your agency is incorrect, please let us know at 978-249-3703 or admin@nqcc.org. If you or your agency are not listed as a service for the North Quabbin region, please feel free to submit your information for consideration.
Click here for an alphabetical list of agencies: INDEX

Franklin County Community Development Corporation

324 Wells Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-7204 ~ Fax: 413-773-3562

Mission:  The purpose of the Franklin County Community Development Corporation is to stimulate a more vital, rural economy, to maximize community control over our future economic destiny, and to expand opportunities for low and moderate-income residents. Serving 30 towns in Franklin County & North Quabbin.

FCCDC is a membership organization, open to all residents and businesses located in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. Many local people participate in the work of the CDC by bringing us ideas, helping us to secure resources, and volunteering on our working committees. We are governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors elected by the membership at our Annual Meeting each November. As the oldest rural CDC in Massachusetts, we are one in a network of over 2000 CDCs nationally, all created by local people seeking to make their communities better places to live and work.

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North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce

251 Exchange Street, Athol, MA 01331
978-249-3849 ~ Fax 978-575-0474
info@northquabbinchamber.com ~ www.northquabbinchamber.com

The North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce serves the nine town North Quabbin region.  Though primarily a membership driven Economic and Community development organization, the Chamber also acts as a liaison between the business community and a variety of health and human service programs and agencies available in the region. The Chamber works to maintain lines of communication between these different sectors of our communities and provides a wide variety of referral services.

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SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business"


SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

Find out more about our Mission, Vision and Values here.

We can provide:

Our 320+ chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.

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Twin Cities Community Development Corporation of Fitchburg & Leominster, MA

470 Main St, Fitchburg, MA 01420

The Twin Cities CDC’s holistic approach to stabilizing neighborhoods includes promoting:

• neighborhood leadership and civic engagement
• affordable housing development
• homeownership and
• small business development

A diverse volunteer board of fifteen directors governs the Twin Cities CDC. There are also a number of standing committees: Real Estate Development, Economic Development, Personnel and Finance, Resource Development, Neighborhood Revitalization. The committees are vehicles for community participation and leadership development. They keep CDC decision-making authority in the hands of the community.

Our Mission and Vision

The Twin Cities Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a membership organization led by the diverse resident and business communities of Fitchburg and Leominster. We invest in and organize the residents of these cities to help build assets such as quality housing, good jobs, strong businesses and effective leaders. We envision healthy neighborhoods where residents choose to live, work, and invest, thereby forming a powerful, unified community.

Our History

The Twin Cities Community Development Corporation (CDC) was founded in 1979 as the Cleghorn Neighborhood Development Corporation (CNDC). CNDC expanded its territory in 1985 to encompass all of Fitchburg and again in 1995 to include its "twin city" of Leominster. Since inception, the CDC has focused on economic development strategies, adding affordable housing and in recent years, community organizing, to more effectively harness the energy and voice of the community.

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