National Federation of Independent Business Hosting Small Business Day, April 10th

In 2018, Massachusetts small businesses face an unprecedented number of proposals that increase labor costs and impact how you do business. In short, Main Street businesses are being targeted by labor activists and those pushing an agenda that will inhibit your ability to operate your business.
This year alone Massachusetts small businesses potentially face:
– 26 weeks of paid medical leave and 16 weeks of paid family leave (partially employer funded)
– $15 minimum wage
– A 4% income tax surcharge for pass-thru entities (the so-called millionaires tax)
– A newly imposed MassHealth assessment
– Double-digit health care premium increases
– Highest in the nation energy costs
*Registration is free for all Massachusetts small business owners and we strongly encourage you to bring guests!*

The agenda will include guest speakers, an update on key legislation from our expert panel, a chance to provide feedback to key legislators who craft small business related legislation, and a chance to meet with your elected officials. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with program to follow shortly after.


Nancy Matheson-Burns the sole owner of Dole & Bailey Inc.

I am thrilled with the opportunities these changes bring to Dole & Bailey. We will be able to respond to our customers needs and dreams with more flexibility and enthusiasm than ever. We are champions of shaping food culture and identifying unexplored niches, and our status as a Woman-Owned Business will open exciting new avenues to pursue our goals. Our team is committed to preserving our agricultural legacy, sourcing quality, healthy, great-tasting foods, and educating our culinary community about these distinctive products! I am passionate about transparent, sustainable food systems as well as the infrastructure and logistics it takes to run a successful FOOD HUB. I love building a team of people, empowering them to be good, moral and ethical decision-makers and leaders. It is a joy and privilege to serve with them in this competitive, fast moving and ever changing business! says Nancy Matheson-Burns

Dole & Bailey Inc

On December 20, 2017 Nancy Matheson-Burns acquired sole ownership of Dole & Bailey Inc., a family owned and operated FOOD HUB with deep roots in New ENgland. The comapny that has been known for providing chefs with high quality food for over 150 years, is now positioned to become a certified WOman Owned Business. An industry leader and innovaticve force, Nancy has helped huide her family’s business for more than 40 years, the last 20 as President. Her commitment to connecting chefs with local, sustainable food led to the growth of the D&B’s Northeast Family Farms and Northeast Family Fisheries; as well as becoming USDA Organic Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Humane Handling Certified, Animal Welfare Approved, a Greater Atlantic Federal Dealer, ISO 9001-2008, and a Green Restaurant Distributor. D&B will be one of the few certified woman owned USDA federally inspected establishments in the United States.

Industry Recognition, Nancy Matheson-Burns
National Association of Meat Purveyors

  • First Woman President
  • Youngest ever to hold this office at time of selection

James Beard Foundation

  • Taste of America- Boston Co-Chair

United States Department of Agriculture/FSIS

  • Past NE Region Chairman of Advisory Council

American Angus Association

  • Past Chairman Certified Angus Beef Marketing Advisory Council
  • Founding Distributor of Certified Angus Beef Program

Heifer Project International

  • Woman in Livestock Development Advisory Council

Le Dames d’Escoffier International Advisory Council

  • Chapter Co-Founder


SNOW DATE- 3/28 for WOW Lunch

The Women of Woburn are hosting “From Form to Function to Feng Shui” on March 28st at Jack’s Custom Woodworking from 12 to 1:15.

Please note this event has been postponed to March 28th due to weather.

You are invited to join them for this lively and informative presentation. Jean Marie will share her expertise with us over lunch in the showroom and discuss how to integrate the principles of Feng Shui into design.

The Women of Woburn, WOW meet monthly for lunch and casual networking. We welcome new faces and invite you to join us for this informative look at how design can impact productivity and flow in your spaces.

Please RSVP quickly as our WOW events frequently sell out.