Chamber Meeting 3/12/13 – Matthew R. Sisk – Small Business Administration

This month the chamber welcomes Matthew R. Sisk of the Small Business Administration.

Matthew has been with the Small Business Administration since March of 2009. During his time he has worked as in the Regional Administrators office and currently is assigned to the Massachusetts District Office as a Business Development Specialist. Matthew’s responsibilities include outreach and partnering with the Metro Boston area small business community in showcasing SBA programs. Matthew has a two degree from Assumption College one in Classics the other in History and prior to joining SBA worked for the U.S. General Services Administration and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Matthew will discuss “The SBA Advantage” – An overview of SBA’s programs and services.

This FREE workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses.  General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business
  • Small Business Development Centers
  • Women’s Business Centers
  • SBA Loan Guaranty Program
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) Program
  • Government Contracting Opportunities



Prudential Stephan REALTORS “Prudential Pilgrims” was one of the top fundraising teams at this years Greater Boston Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Food Drive!


Boston – The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) distributed meals to more than 76,000 families this Thanksgiving, a 37.6 percent increase over last year’s total. The distribution provided holiday meals to many of the one in nine eastern Massachusetts residents in need of food assistance.

In addition to a successful annual online Turkey Drive, increased monetary donations enabled GBFB to honor requests for alternate meal options. GBFB was able reach more families by providing turkey, whole chickens and other poultry to meet the specific needs of each family…. READ MORE