Spilka to Host Business Forum for Metrowest Businesses

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This coming Monday, June 7, 2012, Senator Karen Spilka is hosting a business forum in Framingham for businesses and residents to learn more about the assistance and opportunities available to them as they look to start or expand their business in MetroWest.

The forum will include an informative panel discussion with Charles Grigsby, President of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, April Anderson Lamoureux, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development for the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, and Paul Matthews, Executive Director of the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership. Presentations will cover a variety of topics to provide insight into the assistance available to businesses and the changing regulations affecting business, including accessing capital and technical assistance, regulatory changes, permitting and licenses, and utilizing the local resources available in MetroWest.

Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the panelists any questions they have. There will also be time for attendees to meet and network with representatives from the regional chambers of commerce and local business organizations. Many of these organizations will have displays set up to showcase what their group has to offer these local businesses

Monday, June 11, 2012
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
•7:30 a.m. – Registration and Complementary Networking Breakfast
•8:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction by Senator Spilka
•8:15 a.m. – Presentations from the Panelists
•8:45 a.m. – Question and Answers
•9:30 a.m. – Conclusion and Networking

Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
Ashland Room
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701

Senator Karen Spilka, Assistant Majority Whip
April Anderson Lamoureux, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development for the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
Charles Grigsby, President, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation
Paul Matthews, Executive Director, 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership

Additional organizations, chambers of commerce, and business groups that will be in attendance:
MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
Milford Area Chamber of Commerce
MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau
Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Small Business Administration – Boston Office
United Regional Chamber of Commerce
Franklin Downtown Partnership
Framingham Downtown Renaissance
Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce
To register for this event, please visit the Eventbrite website.