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[December 23, 2021]  SEED Corporation has selected Baldies Pizzeria of Lakeville, MA as the 2021 recipient of the Small Business of the Year Award. This family-owned and operated restaurant was established in 1998 by owner Mike Mastrangelo and specializes in gourmet brick-oven pizzas, as well as subs, tacos, soups, salads, and a wide variety of other main dishes. They also offer an extensive menu of craft beers (40 to try!), wines, and hard seltzers. 

Baldies Pizzeria came to SEED in 2015 for an SBA 504 loan to complete a ground-up construction project. Financing was provided in partnership with Eastern Bank and enabled the business to relocate from 500 sqft. in the back of a convenience store to a 5,800 sqft., 120-seat restaurant. Since then, Baldies Pizzeria has added another 400 sqft. to their space, an additional 40 seats, and now employs 66 people. The business has also increased sales by 20% in the last year, despite the challenges of COVID. 

Baldies Pizzeria is also heavily involved in the community they serve having donated food, gift cards, or provided sponsorship to local organizations including Kid's Pan Am Bike Ride, Long Pond's Save the Pond events, Council on Aging, Elliot Farm, and local school and sports leagues.

SEED is recognizing Baldies Pizzeria for exceptional business performance, job creation, and involvement in their community. For more information about the business, visit their website.

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SEED Names Baldies Pizzeria of Lakeville 2021 Small Business of the Year

[December 23, 2021]  SEED Corporation has selected Baldies Pizzeria of Lakeville, MA as the 2021 recipient of the Small Business of the Year Award. This family-owned and operated restaurant was established in 1998 by owner Mike Mastrangelo and specializes in gourmet brick-oven pizzas, as well as subs, tacos, soups, salads, and a wide variety of other main dishes. They also offer an extensive menu of craft beers (40 to try!), wines, and hard seltzers. 

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SEED Names Chris Cooney of Metro South Chamber of Commerce the 2021 Regional Business Advocate of the Year

[December 21, 2021]  SEED Corporation has selected Chris Cooney of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce as the 2021 recipient of the "Gus Yankopoulos" Regional Business Advocate of the Year Award for his volunteer service to SEED over the last 21 years. Established in 1999 in memory of Gus Yankopoulos, the award is presented annually on a merit basis to an individual who has performed exceptional work on behalf of the region’s economy. For the last 22 years, SEED has presented the winner with a Lucky print by the late local artist Arthur Moniz.

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SEED Names Eve Elliott of Rockland Trust 2021 Banker of the Year

[December 15, 2021]  SEED Corporation has selected Eve Elliott, Vice President of the Business Banking Group at Rockland Trust, as the 2021 Banker of the Year. This award is presented annually to the lender who partners on the largest number of loan projects with SEED and exemplifies the spirit of small business services.

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SEED Client Honored by Metro South Chamber of Commerce

[December 9, 2021]  Little Discoveries of East Bridgewater was recently honored by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of the Economic Development Impact Award. This award is given to businesses whose economic contributions have significantly benefitted the region by creating jobs, enriching the local small business community, and providing valuable products, services, and resources. 

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Angie Laperriere Promoted to Vice President

[December 3, 2021]  SEED has recently promoted Angie Laperriere to Vice President. Angie has been with SEED since 2011, originally serving as Marketing & Business Assistance Officer (2011-2015), Business Assistance Manager & Lending Officer (2015-2017), AVP, Business Assistance Manager & Lending Officer (2017-2021), and is now VP, Business Assistance Manager & Lending Officer.

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