Veteran Boston news anchor Maria Stephanos will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Northeast Regional meeting being held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center on Tuesday, March 1.  Ms. Stephanos began her Channel 5 WCVB tenure on the anchor desk just last night.  She left Fox’s Boston affiliate last fall after 18 years at their anchor desk.  She will speak to the media perspective on small business issues.  In addition, the program, which will begin with lunch and our exhibit hall at 11:30 AM, will also include presentations on a host of important issues currently pending in state houses across the northeast.  More information will be coming soon.  Also at the meeting, from 10 AM – 12 noon, we will be offering the ServSafe Manager Online Exam for those franchisees or their employees who have completed the course and are ready to take the exam to obtain their certification.