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Coalition Members continue to host meetings and events on a variety of topics to support small businesses through the pandemic. Please see below for a list of upcoming events.

Community Business Network 

Co-Sponsored by Mass Association of CDCs

   The Community Business Network is a monthly convening of business support organizations and leaders to share information, discuss strategic issues and build the strength and connectivity of the small business ecosystem.  The CBN is a primary way for CEE partners to stay informed about programs, policies and strategies related to supporting small businesses in Massachusetts, and related CEE initiatives.

   CBN meetings include high level program and policy updates, guest speakers, breakout groups and member spotlights, to keep small business leaders informed and build connections and collaboration throughout the small business ecosystem.

CBN also provides a forum to mobilize the broader CEE network to advocate for progressive policies and programs, primarily at the state level but also at the Federal or Local level as needed. By joining CBN, practitioners can be part of a broader movement for economic justice and closing racial inequities.


Who:  Small Business Support Leaders & CEE Partners

When:  First Wed. each month, 3-4:00 p.m.

Contact:  Katherine Martinez, MACDC,

The Small Business Situation Room
Co-Sponsored by LISC and

Small Business Strong

The Small Business Situation Room is a working group of small business technical assistance providers sharing best practices, common challenges and collective strategies to support small businesses across Massachusetts.  

The Situation Room provides a forum for consistent communication and shared leadership among small business consultants, advisors and technical assistance providers, and serves as a working group of experts that advise and coordinate with the Community Business Network and the full Business Support Committee of the CEE.

The Situation Room offers practitioners the opportunity to dig into the details of various programs so we can ensure full and equitable access to resources for underserved small businesses.

Who:  Small Business Technical Assistance Providers

When:  Every Other Tuesday, 5-6:30 p.m.

Contact:  Doug Ling, LISC/Small Business Strong, or

Click here to register

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