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The City of Lowell is presenting the fifth annual “Made in Lowell” event on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 11AM to 1PM at the University of Massachusetts Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street. This year’s event will be recognizing Lowell’s immigrant entrepreneurs for their contributions to a positive, vibrant, and diverse community as well as for its positive impacts on the local economy.

 The event presents an opportunity to learn more about Lowell’s immigrant entrepreneurs’ pathway to their business success and to network with local businesses and civic leaders. Exhibits by the immigrant entrepreneurs are open for viewing starting at 11:00AM, followed by remarks by Mayor Patrick O. Murphy and City Manager Bernard F. Lynch at 12:00PM. This year’s event will also include keynote speaker, Shannon Erwin from Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA). Shannon will discuss on her work towards building a community that values the foreign-born as one of our greatest assets.

 “The City of Lowell’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. Great thoughts and ideas emerge from contrasting viewpoints; our ability as a community to strive towards a prosperous future is made more possible by the wide range of talents in our city and heightened ability to creatively problem solve. Also the immigrants in our city arrive with hopes and aspirations and I feel fortunate that we can play a part in helping them to realize their dream” said City Manager Lynch. “Our recognition of these companies at this year’s Made in Lowell event is a small token of appreciation for how they give back to the community every day despite the hardship they may have enduring before arriving in our city.”

 For additional information about the Made in Lowell event and to RSVP, please contact the Department of Planning and Development – Economic Development Office at (978) 674-1437 or visit http://www.lowell.org/workhere/Pages/MiL2012.aspx

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The City of Lowell is presenting the fourth annual “Made in Lowell” event on Friday, November 4, 2011 from 12PM to 2PM at the University of Massachusetts Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Avenue. This year’s event spotlights Lowell businesses that have demonstrated commitment to good neighbor practices as an intrinsic part of its corporate value and deserving of special recognition for its positive social and economic impacts.

The City of Lowell is accepting nominations for businesses to be featured at the November 4th event. Nominations can be completed online here.  The event also presents an opportunity to learn more about Lowell’s generous business community, identify prospective organizations for charitable giving, as well as network with industry and civic leaders. Exhibits by local businesses and non-profit organizations are open for viewing starting at noon, followed by remarks by Mayor James L. Milinazzo and City Manager Bernard F. Lynch at 12:30PM.

For additional information about the Made in Lowell event, please contact the Department of Planning and Development – Economic Development Office at (978) 446-7200 or visit http://www.Lowell.org. To RSVP for the event send an email to efindlen@lowellma.gov or by calling the number above.

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The City of Lowell is presenting the third annual “Made in Lowell” event on Friday, November 5, 2010 from 12PM to 2PM at the University of Massachusetts Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Avenue. The event showcases and celebrates Lowell businesses that have committed to sustainable practices in an effort to make a positive environmental and social impact.

The event presents an opportunity to learn more about Lowell’s innovative and progressive businesses, as well as network with industry and civic leaders. Exhibits by 16 businesses are open for viewing starting at noon, followed by remarks by Mayor James L. Milinazzo and City Manager Bernard F. Lynch at 12:30PM.

This year’s event will also include a panel discussion on topics such as shifts in business paradigms, industry forecasts for sustainable businesses and meeting skills gap through workforce training. Robert Halpin, Founder of Massachusetts Smart Grid Innovators Collaborative and former executive Director of the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council, will moderate a discussion between Tom Aley, Founder of Moms and Jobs; Marybeth Campbell, Workforce Development Director for Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; Michael Ellenbecker, Sc.D. Professor at University of Massachusetts-Lowell; and Andrew Reed, Director of Sales for Borrego Solar.

“The City of Lowell was at the forefront of the industrial revolution in the early 19th century. That ingenuity and can-do drive to succeed will fuel Lowell’s economy of tomorrow” said City Manger Lynch. “The Made in Lowell event, particularly this year’s theme, captures the city’s ability to reinvent itself to meet the demands of today’s economy. Each and every one of these businesses deserves commendation – not only for providing valuable jobs for our residents, but their commitment to sustainable practices as part of their business culture. This exemplifies their vested interest in the long-term growth and success of The City.”

For additional information about the Made in Lowell event, please contact the Department of Planning and Development – Economic Development Office at (978) 446-7200 or visit www.Lowell.org. To RSVP for the event send an email to efindlen@lowellma.gov or by calling the number above.

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