Manchester Mayor Gatsas proclaims May 16-20th Manchester Small Business Week

MSBW will focus on providing resources and information for all Manchester Small Business Owners to help them grow and prosper

Manchester, NH – The City of Manchester’s Economic Development Office (MEDO) and the Mayor’s Office are proud to announce the 1st Annual Manchester Small Business Week presented by Citizens Bank.  Manchester Small Business Week (MSBW) will take place from Monday, May 16th – Friday, May 20th and will feature a full-week of programs and events that celebrate the contributions that small businesses make to the City’s economy while providing small business owners with the information and resources they need to be successful.  “Manchester is home to thousands of small businesses which are vital to our City’s economy and tax base.  Small Business Week is one way the City can showcase our dedication to assisting our small businesses to grow and prosper and attract new businesses to the Queen City,” stated Mayor Ted Gatsas.

The City’s Economic Development Office has partnered with Manchester businesses and many local and statewide business resource organizations to create the week’s schedule.  MSBW will kick-off on Monday, May 16th with a Luncheon Reception at Southern New Hampshire University and Small Business Resource Fair.  To recognize expanding and innovative Manchester small businesses, MSBW will feature the Mayor’s Small Business Awards, which will honor Manchester small businesses in three separate categories: Growth, Innovation and Community Service.  The award winners will be recognized at a Small Business Recognition Breakfast on Friday, May 20th.  MEDO is now accepting nominations for the Mayor’s Award.  To nominate a company please visit for a nomination form.  Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 25th

MSBW is made possible by our presenting sponsor Citizens Bank and supporting sponsors; Devine Millimet, DYN Inc, WEDU and Printer’s Square.  “Citizens Bank is delighted to partner with the City of Manchester to present the first annual small business week,” said Cathleen A. Schmidt, president, Citizens Bank. “We recognize that small business owners have unique and diverse needs, which include access to sound advice and information. At Citizens Bank, we’re committed to delivering the tools, products and services businesses need to grow and prosper.”

MSBW was developed by the Manchester Economic Development Office as a way to recognize and assist the City’s small businesses while highlighting Manchester’s role as the small business center of New Hampshire and Northern New England.   “We understand the important role that small businesses play in our local economy and want to help connect our small business owners with resources they need while also promoting Manchester as an ideal location for business owners throughout the region,” stated Jay Minkarah, MEDO Director.   

For more information about the programs and events scheduled for Manchester Small Business Week or to being involved please contact Chris Wellington at 603-624-6505 or visit .