The Pepperell and Townsend Business Associations are holding a joint meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road, Pepperell.

Our guest speaker, Treasurer Steve Grossman, will discuss the Small Business Banking Partnership he launched in 2011, an initiative that invests state reserve funds into Massachusetts community banks to make new loans to small credit-worthy businesses.

Coming from a family-owned small business, the treasurer believes boosting small businesses is the key to creating jobs and helping the economy grow.

Please join us for appetizers at 6:30 p.m. and a vibrant talk from the treasurer starting at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to the first 200 attendees. Please arrive early to secure a seat. RSVP to your business association president.

P. DEREK TEN BROECK JR., president

Pepperell Business Association

978-433-6300

derek@TenBroeckins.com

MARCIA FERNALD, president

Townsend Business Association

978-597-0204 x 115

marciaf@mooreent.com