The New England regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration will speak at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming annual dinner.
Seth A. Goodall will address local business leaders and others during the MVCC event, which begins at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, at DiBurro’s Function Hall, Ward Hill.
Goodall was appointed by President Obama to serve as SBA’s New England regional administrator July 10, 2013. As regional administrator, Goodall oversees SBA’s six New England district offices and is responsible for the delivery of the agency’s financial and technical assistance and government contracting activities throughout New England.
In 2008, while practicing law, Goodall was elected to the Maine Legislature as state senator representing Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden in Lincoln County. he was re-elected in 2010 and 2012, at which point he began serving as the Senate majority leader. Goodall worked on and sponsored legislation on economic development and small business matters in the Legislature, co-chairing the Joint Select Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic Future and serving as a member on the Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Reform and Fairness. He also co-chaired and served as a member on the Joint Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources. During his tenure he was appointed to the Maine Economic Growth Council, a non-partisan council of business, policy and economic development officials charged with measuring Maine’s economy and developing a long-term state economic plan. Prior to the Legislature in 2007, Seth was elected to the selectboard in his hometown of Richmond, Maine, serving one year as chairman.
During the event, several local organizations and individuals will receive awards from the Merrimack Valley Chamber in Good Citizenship, Community Spirit and in Volunteer Recognition. Further details can be found at merrimackvalleychamber.com, or by calling (978) 686-0900.