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Springfield Mayor and SBA Senior Officials to Highlight Transformation of Downtown Springfield

Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Advisory Number: 
Contact: / 617-565-8510
Visit to Simply Grace LLC, Microenterprise of the Year awardee

When:                  Wednesday, May 16th 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 

Where:                The Shops at Market Place: Simply Serendipity Boutique / Dharma Yoga, 1341 Main St, Rear, Springfield, MA 01103

Who:                    Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, City of Springfield
Wendell G. Davis, SBA New England Regional Administrator 

What:                   For over 12 years, the Main Street location where Simply Grace LLC is located was vacant until Nancy Feth and Mikki Lessard started a microbusiness that is helping turn Downtown Springfield into a vibrant business district.  SBA partners Western Massachusetts Small Business Development Center and Berkshire Bank assisted with counseling and capital. 



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