5/8 Keynote Speaker Announced for Small Business Week!

Massachusetts District Office  - April 2019

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Limited Seats Remaining! Register today!

SBA & SCORE 
National Small Business Week
Annual Awards Luncheon

CELEBRATE WITH US in Worcester on Wednesday, May 8th!  

We're excited to announce Juliette C. Mayers as our Keynote Speaker!

Juliette

Juliette C. Mayers
Founder | CEO | Author | Speaker
Inspiration Zone LLC 
Elevating Brands. Inspiring Dreams!

InspirationZoneLLC.com | JulietteMayers.com

Get inspiration from successful entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth and network with our small business community of lenders, government, resource providers, and executives. 

Register Here
($55 plated lunch)

When:
11:30am - 12:00pm Registration & Networking
12:00pm - 2:00pm Luncheon

Where:
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Tsotsis Family Academic Center
3rd Floor Ballroom (#14 on map)
Parking in lots on campus (N and O on map)

Mayers

Keynote Biography:

Mayers is Founder and CEO of Inspiration Zone LLC (IZL), a strategic consulting firm specializing in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Strategy, Brand Management and Thought Leadership.  She is known for helping clients integrate D&I and multicultural insights to provide value-driven, innovative solutions that position brands for success in the global marketplace. Prior to launching IZL, Mayers led large-scale initiatives at Fortune 500 companies and large not-for-profits such as Blue Cross Blue Shield MA.  A trusted advisor and confidante, Mayers uses her influence to position others for success.  In addition to her consulting practice, she motivates and inspires audiences through her keynotes and workshops on inclusive leadership, strategic networking, personal branding, and women’s leadership. 

Mayers’ board service includes her appointment by Massachusetts Governor, Charlie Baker, to the Massachusetts Workforce Development Board, a Corporator on the Board of Eastern Bank, Region One representative on the U.S. Small Business (SBA) Federal Advisory Board, and the Board of The Boston Club where she chairs the Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She is emeritus Board President for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), a $180 million anti-poverty organization and the largest community action agency in the country.  >>Read more


awards

2019 MASSACHUSETTS HONOREES:

Small Business Person of the Year
Swati Elavia, Co-Founder
Monsoon Kitchens
Shrewsbury, MA

Exporter of the Year (MA & New England)
Grace Preston, Director of International Sales
Optim LLC 
Sturbridge, MA 

Financial Services Champion of the Year
Barbara Arena, Vice President
Granite State Economic Development Corporation
Portsmouth, NH 

Minority Owned Business of the Year 
Alma Moreno, Owner
El Huipil 
Maynard, MA 

Veteran Owned Business of the Year 
Robert J. Brown, President
Broco Oil 
North Reading, MA 

Woman Owned Business of the Year 
Suzanne Merritt, President
Lenox Fit
Lenox, MA 

Microenterprise of the Year 
Lisa Evans and Timothy Kinte Smith, Co-Owners
We Grow Microgreens 
Roslindale, MA 

Homebased Business of the Year 
Stephanie Thompson, Owner
Warrior Runners 
Sandwich, MA 

Family Owned Business of the Year (MA & New England)
Leslie Carrio, President
DePaoli Mosaic Company 
Canton, MA 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
Renee Ann Diaz, Owner
The Queen’s Cups
Worcester, MA 

8A Graduate of the Year (MA & New England)
Dawn Dearborn, President
Tantara Corporation
Worcester, MA 

Small Manufacturer of the Year 
Neil Grover, President
Grover Pro Percussion
Woburn, MA 

SBDC Services Center Excellence and Innovation Award (MA & New England)
MSBDC Government Sales Advisory Program 
Sandra Ledbetter, Government Sales Advisor
Daniel Lilly, Government Sales Advisor & SBIR Specialist

Region 1 Prime Contractor of the Year
Nick Biello, Vice President
J. D’Amico 
Randolph, MA 

Region 1 Subcontractor of the Year
Thomas Foley, President
Dynavac 
Hingham, MA