On Feb. 24, Sen. Jason Lewis attended the announcement of the MassMakers Act, a comprehensive new small business legislation which has been designed to assist small businesses by recognizing their unique challenges and providing tools to help them succeed.

“When I was growing up, my father owned and operated a small wholesale and retail chocolate business, and I saw firsthand the challenges that small business owners face in starting and running their businesses,” said Lewis. “Small businesses need our support because they lead the way in revitalizing our downtowns and invigorating our local economies. I’m excited to support the MassMakers Act, and pleased that the bill includes legislation that I filed to create the Massachusetts Office of Main Streets, which will coordinate local, state and federal efforts to support and promote our local downtowns.”