Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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UMass Lowell Innovation Hub-Haverhill 
2 Merrimack Street
3rd Floor
Haverhill, MA 01830

Driving Directions 

Parking Information

Parking is available at the Goecke Parking Deck at 86 Merrimack Street. 

The front lot is free two hour parking and the covered parking is $.50 an hour. 

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Samantha Penzone 
Massachusetts Economic Development Council 

Downtown Development - Things to Know and Do to Attract New Business! 

Join us to discuss all things downtown at UMass Lowell's Innovation Hub at their Haverhill location!

We will have speakers who will talk about the successes and challenges of downtown development, as well as discussions on the different types of programs that are available for downtown development.

After the speaking program, please enjoy the networking reception with cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. 


2:30pm Registration

3:00pm Welcome

Stephanie Guyotte, Associate Director - UMass Lowell Innovation Hub-Haverhill

Panel Discussion

Salvatore & Dana DeFranco, Co-Owners - Battle Grounds Coffee

Sal & Dana will speak about starting a new business in the downtown, the challenges and opportunities and how they addressed those issues. 

Noah Koretz, Deputy Director of Transformative Development - MassDevelopment

Noah will provide an overview of the downtown business programs that MassDevelopment offers.  He will also be able to discuss the progress in downtown Haverhill as their TDI Fellow.

Sal Lupoli, President & CEO - Lupoli Companies

Sal will speak about the challenges he faced in his downtown developments, and about the vision and opportunites he saw downtown.  He has developments in Lowell, Lawrence, and now Haverhill. 

4:30pm Networking Reception

We invite all attendees to stay after the speaking program to network and enjoy some hors d'oeurves and a drink.

Cash bar available*

*one drink ticket included in attendee registration

Thank You!

Thank you to Battle Grounds Coffee for providing the coffee and pastry during registration

Thank you to Maria's Family Restaurant for providing the hors d'oeuvres and bar service during networking