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Editor’s Note : Report was updated at 4:42 p.m. to note who will be attending.

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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Public Library will unveil its new Business Resource Center at the main Framingham Public Library on Lexington Street on Monday, November 1.

Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis will be in attendance, along with Mayor Yvonne Spicer. Senator Karen Spilka’s office will be sending a representative.

Visitors can expect a dedicated space to find resources on small business and entrepreneurship, a dedicated website which pulls together information from all the relevant City departments and key forms and procedures, said Framingham Library Director Lena Kilburn.

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“Additionallly our professional reference staff who have been trained by City departments such as the Licensing Department, City Clerk, and other relevant departments will be on hand during Library opening hours,” said the library director.

“This initiative along with others such as our Downtown U, a partnership with Framingham State which kicks off in November with Entrepreneurship classes, Career Development Workshops, and Interview coaching and resume help, is important in fostering the development and success of the business community in Framingham and supporting our economic growth! It supports Framingham Public Library’s goals to provide life-changing impactful resources, experience, and education, and create an accessible hub for City information and resources for our community,” said Director Kilburn.

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Monday, November 1 at noon there will be a ribbon cutting.

“Among the goals in the Library’s Long Range Plan is to support Framingham’s business community, encourage entrepreneurship, and provide pathways for career development and skill-building,” said Kilburn. “We partnered with the City and Mayor Spicer’s office to develop the Framingham Business Resource Center, located at the Library and staffed by our Reference Librarians, a one stop shop for expert guidance in procedures for business operations in Framingham, plus skill-building and career development. The project lead was Alaa Abusalah, former Citizen Participation Officer, and was made possible by an Urban Agenda grant.” 

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