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SBA Massachusetts Celebrates Small Business Saturday in Framingham

Advisory Date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018
Advisory Number: 
Contact:, 617-565-8510
Public officials to encourage shopping local on November 24

BOSTON—SBA New England Regional Administrator Wendell Davis along with local distinguished elected officials, will be in Framingham on Monday, November 19th to raise awareness about the importance of shopping local this holiday season. Celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday allows consumers to make a tremendous impact in their communities by supporting a local small business. Last year, an estimated 108 million nationwide consumers shopped small on Small Business Saturday. 


WHAT:                    Tour of Jack’s Abby Brewing


WHEN:                  Monday, November 19th 2018 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m.


WHERE:               Jack’s Abby, 100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA 01702


WHO:                     Katherine Clark, United States Congresswoman
                                 Jason Lewis, Massachusetts State Representative
                                 Maria Robinson, Massachusetts State Representative Elect
                                 Dr. Yvonne Spicer, City of Framingham Mayor
                                 Wendell Davis, SBA New England Regional Administrator
                                 Robert Nelson, SBA Massachusetts District Director


Small businesses are the engine of our national economy.  According to the SBA Office of Advocacy, there over 652,661 small businesses in Massachusetts and over 30 million nationwide.  This year marks the ninth annual celebration of Small Business Saturday, with communities across the United States hosting events and activities in celebration of Small Business Saturday 2018.  For more information on Small Business Saturday visit


Co-sponsorship Authorization # 18-2050-103. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.




About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit