Updates from the State House

MA State House


Earlier last month, the Governor signed a FY22 supplemental budget that extends outdoor dining and “to go cocktails” provisions to April 1, 2023. I know this topic has been on our collective minds for some months, so I did want to offer this update as we all gear up for the summer season.


Small Business Week is May 1-7, 2022! This year, SBA will hold a 4-day virtual summit – folks can register here. In addition, SBA will hold an in-person breakfast to celebrate the National Small Business Week Awards – register here.

Finally, SBA has announced its 2022 THRIVE Emerging Leaders Reimagined program. This 6-month intensive program helps CEOs and Executives get unstuck and take their business to the next level. Participants will learn leadership skills through an MBA-level curriculum, receive tailored business coaching, and build relationships with a community of business owners, advisors, and experts. Learn more here.


This week, we kicked off the Regional Workforce Road Shows at Keefe Technical High School and Bridgewater State University. It’s not too late for employers to register for these sessions! Register or pre-register here. We look forward to seeing you out “on the road.”