Saturday May 19, 2012

NORTH ADAMS -- State Rep. Gailanne M. Cariddi will host meetings on Monday, May 21, in North Adams, Adams, and Williamstown for local small business owners of all towns to come and talk about their businesses and operations and any concerns or any points for discussion they may have.

Cariddi will be at the Willi amstown Town Hall from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., at the North Adams City Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 201, and the Adams Town Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Mahogany Room at 8 Park St. in Adams.

May 21 to 25 is National Small Business Week, initiated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, as an annual celebration to recognize the important contributions of entrepreneurs and small businesses to our economy.

Business owners and affiliates in all neigh boring towns are en couraged to meet with Cariddi.

"As a policy maker, it’s ex tremely important to listen to small businesses and make sure that their needs and concerns are reflected in the laws and policies adopted by the legislature," she said in the news release announcing the meetings. This will be the perfect opportunity for legislators to connect with and thank our local businesses for their hard work and dedication."

Cariddi can also be contacted at her City Hall office, 413-664-6812.