Current and potential entrepreneurs learn about services

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This event was promoted in advance, here, on social media and in the Item.

Mayor Kennedy, Councilor at Large Hong Net, EDIC‘s Jim Cowdell, Office of Economic and Community Development‘s James Marsh, Inspectional Services Department‘s Mike Donovan, Northeast Legal Aid‘s Jared Nicholson and representatives from the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce gathered on the stage of the Lynn Auditorium tonight to talk about the services they can offer to existing businesses and future entrepreneurs in Lynn.

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Mayor Kennedy addresses the crowd

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EDIC Director James Cowdell

Businesses may qualify for low interest loans from the EDIC, which is more likely to approve a loan than banks. Facade and signage improvement grants are available through Community Development, and Calvin Anderson of the Historical Commission chimed in that they can consult on color and design. Jared Nicholson spoke of Northeast Legal Aid’s free services for those who qualify to help with forming an LLC and negotiating leases, for some examples.

Presentations were followed by a brief question and answer period. Use the links at the top of this post to find out more.


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