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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the number above.