Small Business Candidates’ Night 2014

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Worcester Technical High School

1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Invited Speakers


For Lt. Governor:

  • Mr. Stephen Kerrigan of Lancaster*
  • Ms. Karyn Polito of Shrewsbury*

For Auditor:

  • Ms. Suzanne Bump of Great Barrington*
  • Ms. Patricia Saint Aubin of Norfolk*

For 1st Worcester Senator:

  • Senator Harriette Chandler of Worcester*
  • Mr. Paul Franco of Worcester*

For 17th Worcester Representative:

  • Mr. Doug Belanger of Leicester*
  • Ms. Kate Campanale of Leicester*

Tentative Schedule

  • 6:00 pm - Doors open for networking and heavy appetizers
  • 7:00 pm - Candidates for Senator and Representative
  • 8:15 pm - Candidates for Lt. Governor
  • 9:00 pm - Doors close

Moderator Raymond Mariano

Ray Mariano, Mayor of Worcester from 1993 to 2001, currently Executive Director of the Worcester Housing Authority, has done an excellent job moderating past Candidates' Night discussions. Ray's questions are interesting and well posed, and he keeps the event moving, ensuring that every candidate gets to deliver a good answer. We are deeply thankful for his past contributions and are looking forward to seeing this year's event!


Exact questions to be determined by the moderator.  Suggested areas include:

  • Job creation
  • Business incentives
  • Worcester-area "brain drain"
  • Education reform
  • Minimum wage
  • Ongoing foreclosure clean-up
  • Court efficiency

Opportunity for Public Participation

Audience members will be permitted to ask questions via 5 x 8" index cards, which will be presented to the moderator before the end of each session.

Come even if you did not RSVP.

This event is free (donations accepted).

Invited Groups

Among others:

  • Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Worcester Regional Association of Realtors
  • Home Builders and Remodelers of Central Massachusetts
  • Small Property Owners Association
  • Southern Worcester County Landlord Association

This is part of the Worcester Rental Real Estate Networking and Training series.



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