Small Business Day on Beacon Hill

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
9:00 AM EST
University of Massachusetts Club
One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108


Now is our time to tell lawmakers
what small businesses really need.


RAM, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, and other small business partners are excited to co-host the 2023 Small Business Day on Beacon Hill - live and in person! Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to move the needle on Beacon Hill, face-to-face.

For Complete Programming, Participating Groups and to Register to Attend.

Small Business Day is FREE for you and your guests!




NRF 2023 Small Business Fly-in – July 11-12, 2023


The National Retail Federation (NRF) is convening 50 small retailers in Washington, D.C., at the 2023 Small Business Fly-in on July 11-12, 2023. Attendees will focus on improving competition in the credit card payments system for retailers. They will learn about legislation and regulatory processes to address payments competition, and share their stories directly with lawmakers. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow small retailers from across the country.
RAM invites our members to attend this event. NRF is pleased to be able to provide a limited number of travel scholarships to cover transportation and lodging for selected small business.

If you are interested in attending, submit an application today. The application closes April 28, 2023.

Why attend?

Attendees will advocate for swipe fee reform and encourage Congress to support the Credit Card Competition Act (CCCA).  This bipartisan bill will address the broken and unfair credit card market that’s currently dominated by  two major players, setting the fees and terms with which all merchants must comply. Lack of competition means credit card swipe fees continue to rise year after year, soaring 25% last year alone.
The bipartisan Credit Card Competition Act would infuse competition into the marketplace by simply requiring there be at least two competing processing networks enabled on each credit card. These reforms have the potential to save American businesses and consumers an estimated $11 billion per year.
NRF is convening small retailers to share their stories on how excessive swipe fees stifle growth and expansion for small businesses, make it difficult to invest in their companies by hiring more staff, buying more inventory, competing on price and even keeping their doors open in today’s uncertain and inflationary economic climate.



RAM is pleased to announce the creation of the RAM Member Forum.  This new feature to the RAM e-newsletter is designed to provide members the opportunity to reach the entire membership with an idea, question, opportunity, and more!  Do you have space to sublet? Are you looking for a new supplier? Are you trying to sell your business?  You can now seek answers to these questions and more from your industry peers.    
Members interested in posting to the RAM Member Forum are invited to email us at [email protected].  Submissions should be limited to issues related to business needs.  Members are asked to refrain from submitting posts relating to sales, promotions, or special events.                                    



Owner Scott Abrahamson is seeking retail space in Bristol County. Please contact us if you have retail space available, minimum 1600 sq. ft.

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Is seeking another location for a coffee roastery/bakery/café.   Preferably 2k-4k square feet and with either ample parking or drive through in Central Mass region.  Will consider non-traditional spaces such as garages, industrial spaces, etc.

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Has a kitchen for lease inside of the brewery taproom and are looking to find an operator.  Click here for an info sheet.  The expected availability is June 2023