COVID-19 Economic Recovery Call Updates: This ongoing series features SBA programs and city, state, and national resources for the Metro South business community. Updates with the Metro South Chamber of Commerce, with Ili Spahiu, U.S. Small Business Administration; Brockton Mayor Robert F. Sullivan and our two Regional Directors from Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Margaret Laforest and Susan Whitaker. Covering: EIDL, Express Bridge Loan, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and SBA’s Debt Relief for 7a/504 Loan Programs. Featuring special guests from SEED Corp., MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, MSBDC, SCORE, elected and selected officials, Brockton Redevelopment Authority, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, and more.
Part 37: 23rd Annual Women's Leadership ATHENA Award w/Economic Recovery Update | This important award honors an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in his/her business or profession; has served the community in a meaningful way; and has assisted women in reaching their full leadership potential. Award recipient: Sheila Sullivan-Jardim, MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board. Guest speaker, Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, nationally recognized expert in crisis public relations management. Held virtually on June 18, 2021.
Part 35: 30th Annual Small Business & Entrepreneur of the Year Award w/Economic Recovery Update | The Small Business and Entrepreneur Awards are presented to businesses that have displayed employment staying power, growth, innovation, and social responsibility. Featuring guest speaker Keiko Matsudo Orrall, executive director of the MA Office of Travel & Tourism. Entrepreneur of the Year: Widline Pyrame, Fusion Dolls. Small Business of the Year: Kelly Mallory, Mallory Headsets. Held virtually on May 14, 2021.
Part 34: April 30, 2021 feat. MA Governor Charlie Baker
Part 33: April 9, 2021 feat. Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Part 32: March 19, 2021 feat. Congressman William Keating
Part 31: 6th Annual Multicultural Business Forum w/Economic Recovery Update | Panelists include David Teixeira, The Mattress Maker of New England; Widline Pyrame, Fusion Dolls; Kim Zouzoua, Center for Women & Enterprise; and Mahsa Khanbabai, Khanbabai Immigration Law (mod.) Held virtually on March 5, 2021.
Part 30: February 19, 2021 feat. Massachusetts Workforce Association and Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
Part 28: January 22, 2021 feat. Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education