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Business summit in Marlborough will focus on manufacturing

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – Business leaders from across the state and region will come to Marlborough on Friday for the Marlborough Innovation Summit, which this year will focus on manufacturing.

The event, which will run from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, will feature a number of speakers, including state Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki, state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough, state Rep. Tom Conroy, D-Wayland and Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

The theme for this year’s event is “Resources for Keeping Your Gears in Motion,” according to a press release. The event, organized by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation and sponsored by the Mirick O’Connell law firm, will be held at 100 Campus Drive in Marlborough.

Aside from the speakers, there will also be a panel of experts including Arthur Begeron, MEDC chairman, Mike Prior, the director of business development/NGM Programs at the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Louis Gaviglia, vice president of manufacturing program initiatives at MassDevelopment and Douglas Kehlhem, senior director at MassEcon.

The event will also feature the announcement of the winners of the Mirick O’Connell Innovation Award, a recognition of innovative companies based in Marlborough. While in previous years the award has gone to a single recipient, two companies will receive the award this year, according to a press release.

This is the Innovation Summit’s fourth year. Each year, the event focuses on a different industry.

This story originally appeared here.