DANBURY, Conn. – Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton will receive a Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for his efforts and support of small business in the city at a Small Business Day event at Danbury City Hall on Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m.
The award is given by Partner America, a public-private partnership created by the US Conference of Mayors to assist mayors in providing the resources and information small businesses need to thrive within their local communities and the global economy.
“As mayor of the City of Danbury, I am so proud to have so many successful businesses in our great city. They are the heart of our economy, and we pride ourselves in being a city that encourages business and opportunity. I am honored to receive this award today, and I urge our business owners to take advantage of the tools the city and our partners have to help them grow and prosper,” said Boughton.
All small business owners are encouraged to attend. There is no charge and light refreshments will be served.
"Mayors across the country are investing in the future by helping small businesses to grow and create jobs. Mayor Boughton is a leader in this arena, and his tireless work to expand job opportunities and revitalize Danbury through small business development are to be applauded. We are honored to bestow him with this award," said Tom Cochran, CEO and executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The keynote speaker will be Lou Mosca, executive vice president and COO of American Management Services. Mosca is a small business expert who has been working with small business owners for the past 25 years. He is major contributor to the New York Bestseller book “Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing” and has been a speaker at events throughout the country. His presentation will be on “How Your Business Can Capitalize on an Improving Economy.”
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