Officials from Southwick, the Haverhill manufacturer of Brooks Brothers suits, receive a citation last fall from Michael A. Bevilacqua, assistant vice president of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce. (WHAV News photograph.)
A number of speakers—two with Haverhill connections—plan to discuss the state of manufacturing in the Merrimack Valley next Wednesday during the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Economic Development Conference.
Kimberly Abare, New England Die Cutting, which recently moved from Haverhill to Methuen; Curt Clark of Haverhill-based Southwick Apparel; Neil Perry, of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems; and Steven M. Testa, site manager for 3M Display Materials and Systems Division, Methuen, comprise the panel.
The discussion will be followed by lunch with an economic assessment of the Merrimack Valley by Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash
The Economic Development Conference begins at 11:30 a.m., following a previously announced free Energy and Environmental Conference with state Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson, which begins at 8:30, with breakfast, at DiBurro’s Function Hall, 887 Boston Road.
Admission to the Economic Development Conference is $20 and includes lunch. Register for either or both events by calling the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce at 978-686-0900, visiting merrimackvalleychamber.com or emailing [email protected].