2017 Small Business Awards Luncheon

From June 07, 2017 11:30 am until June 07, 2017 2:00 pm

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Title Sponsor: TD Bank


Supporting Sponsor: Rick's Main Roofing

Hosted by the Small Business Council, this special occasion serves to honor and recognize distinguished local small businesses and organizations for their entrepreneurial spirit, success, and commitment to the community.

Come show your support for small business, and gain some knowledge and insight from a highly successful entrepreneur and longtime student of business at this always interesting, enjoyable and meaningful event.

with special guest speaker

Jim Cain - President, Cain Management (Dunkin Donuts-Baskin & Robbins)

In 1974, a young, driven entrepreneur named Jim Cain purchased his first business in Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 20. Working three jobs and saving virtually every penny he earned, along with some help from his parents, Jim was able to purchase his first business. This business was a Dunkin Donuts shop (a fairly new concept then), known for serving the freshest donuts and the hottest and freshest cup of coffee on earth. Soon after, Jim sold his share of this location and moved to Norwalk, CT with his wife and new partner, Mary Cain. It was here that Jim and Mary made their new home and purchased their first Dunkin Donuts location at 190 Main Street. It remains one of the highest volume locations to date. Over 30 years later, that one store has grown to over 60 stores, spanning throughout the greater Fairfield County and Queens, NY areas.

 During his career, Jim has served on numerous advisory councils for Dunkin Donuts, and has also served as a past Council Chairman, representing 11,000 shops nationwide. Especially enjoyable to Jim is mentoring young entrepreneurs that are considering starting a small business.