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SBA Massachusetts Hosts Free “Meet the Lender: Connecting with Capital” Event at Fenway Park for Local Small Businesses

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Advisory Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2013
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Malise Sundstrom, 617-565-8417

BOSTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration, in co-sponsorship with the Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce, will host a free “Meet the Lender: Connecting with Capital” event with 20 different sources of capital on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will involve speed networking, where small businesses can select the lenders or business advisors they wish to meet with in 12 different rounds of one-on-one discussions. The event will help entrepreneurs connect with sources of capital to help start or grow their businesses.


“We at the SBA are so excited to see so many different sources of capital in the same room to help Massachusetts small businesses get the resources they need to achieve growth,” said SBA Massachusetts District Director Bob Nelson. “Whether a small business owner is looking for information on a micro-loan through a community lender, a surety bond, or a traditional business loan, this event should be able to provide what they are looking for.”


This is a first time event of this kind and scope is taking place in Massachusetts and is another example of the efforts SBA and its partners are making to deliver on their commitment to help small businesses to secure badly needed support to help continue growth in the Commonwealth.


Lenders/Resources participating at the event include:


Eastern Bank                                                               Dorchester Bay

Sovereign Bank                                                           Mass Growth Capital

First Trade Union                                                        Accion

East Boston Savings Bank                                       Mass Business Development/NE BDC

TD Bank                                                                       Commerce Bank

Peoples United Bank                                                Cambridge Savings Bank

Rockland Trust                                                           Citizens Bank

Century Bank                                                              City of Boston

Boston Private Bank                                                  Leader Bank

Albert J. Tonry & Co., Inc. (Surety Bonds)              SCORE

NE Veterans Business Outreach Center              MA Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)

CWE (Center for Women & Enterprise)                 South Eastern Economic Development Corp. (SEED)


WHAT:          Meet the Lender: Connecting with Capital


WHEN:          Friday, June 14, 2013 - 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


WHERE:        Fenway Park EMC Club, 20 Yawkey Way – Boston, Massachusetts


HOW:             Pre-Registration Preferred. Walk-ins welcome. To register or to learn more about this event, please contact Carlos Hernandez at 617-565-5565 or at


This is going to be a fun and productive event. Register early to secure your spots!


The U.S. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any cosponsor’s, donor’s, grantee’s, contractor’s or participant’s opinions, products, or services.  All SBA programs and co-sponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.  Authorization no. 13-0101-94.