METHUEN — Continuing a tradition he began last year, Mayor Stephen Zanni has been trying to have a meal at each of the participating businesses during Methuen’s second annual Restaurant Week.
“It’s certainly not easy — on my wallet or my waistline,” said Zanni, who noted that he gained 5 pounds last year. “I think it’s important to support our businesses, and Restaurant Week is a good excuse.”
Having begun on Sunday, Methuen’s Restaurant Week is running until Saturday, Feb. 1.
Two dozen businesses are participating this year, including restaurants, pubs, bakeries, eateries and pizzerias will be offering extra deals and promotions to customers. Information on participating establishments can be found at www.MethuenRestaurantWeek.com.
Long known for their support of local businesses, Align Credit Union and Century 21 McLennan & Co both signed on to help promote Restaurant Week across the City.
Each time Zanni stops at a business, he is joined by either a City Councilor or member of the School Committee.
“I want our businesses to see that every one of our local officials cares about and is interested in the success of local economy,” said Zanni. “The benefit of being joined by a different official is that we have the opportunity speak at length about things we’d like to see for Methuen. It has been a really positive step in improving relations, especially between the councilors and myself.”
For more information on Restaurant Week, contact Phil DeCologero at 978-983-8506 or check out www.MethuenRestaurantWeek.com.
Individual Investors meeting tonight
METHUEN — The January meeting of the Educational SIG of the American Association of Individual Investors will be hosted by the moderator, Frank Ford tonight at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway.
There is no charge for attending the meeting and no requirement that you be an AAII member. The speaker Mark J. Alaimo, CPA/PFS, CFP, MSFP will provide an overview of the things you need to know about tax planning for 2014.