The series of events, coordinated by the state’s Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business, are set to be held from May 21 through May 25 in coordination with National Small Business Week and are designed to highlight the contributions of small businesses to the Massachusetts economy and draw attention to the resources available to them.
“I am looking forward to meeting with Charlestown residents and local entrepreneurs to see how the legislature can further support small businesses in our community,” state Sen. Sal DiDomenico, co-chair of the committee and a Democrat whose district includes Charlestown, said in a statement.
“I would like to extend an invitation to all Charlestown residents and business owners to participate in Small Business Week to not only honor our community’s small businesses for their vital contributions to our state’s economy but also to promote economic growth for our district,” he said.
The week’s events include an committee hearing at the State House at 10 p.m. Tuesday to discuss legislation that affects small businesses, including legislation that requiring state agencies to publish small business impact statements.
Business owners will also be able to network on Tuesday when the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston hosts a Get Konnected! networking event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Business owners and aspiring business owners will also be able to learn about programs that assist small business across the state at the free Small Businesses Resource Fair Wednesday at the State House from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Great Hall.
A full schedule of the week’s events is available here.