The Dockside Restaurant at the Marketbasket Mall hosted a meeting between businesspeople and State Treasurer Steven Grossman Tuesday afternoon.
The early afternoon visit by the state treasurer gave him an opportunity to mix with Chelsea businesspeople such as Robert Cashman, president of the billion dollar Metro Credit union, Chelsea city manager Jay Ash, who knows something about business, and with executives Larry Andrews and Ed Fitzgerald of The Savings Bank, headquartered in Wakefield, which extended a loan to the Dockside to fund the working capital, equipment, and start-up costs associated with the new location.
About 25 people came out to meet the treasurer, who touted the benefits of his office’s Small Business Banking Partnership.
The treasurer also met members of the Chelsea city government like councilors Calvin Brown and Leo Robinson.
In addition, he spoke briefly with the Clayman brothers, attorney Richard and real estate developer Steven and their entourage.
The treasurer has been making numerous local visits in Chelsea and East Boston and wherever his office and its lending program has had impact on small business.
Grossman is showing a true interest in people and in the economy by doing so as well as becoming familiar with the needs of small business.
In brief remarks to the assembled group at Dockside, Grossman praised the Urbaczewski Family, owners of the Dockside and several other successful eateries.
Forty jobs were created with the opening of Dockside, which the treasurer praised.
The treasurer was met by interested businesspeople at the Dockside.
We thank him for coming to Chelsea.