Small Business Spotlight

Small Business Spotlight: Sherborn Fuel, Sherborn

Small Business Spotlight: Sherborn Fuel, Sherborn

May 23, 2017

I had the opportunity to stop by a store that I routinely pass by on my commute into the State House. Alex Weatherall, owner of Sherborn Fuel, invited me to tour his gas station and convenience store. Located at 21 South Main Street in Sherborn, Alex and his wife opened the gas station about 7 years ago and have made small improvements throughout the years.

Inside you can find food, drinks, beer, wine, a small restaurant to order pizza, and a Dunkin Donuts. With around 5 employees, Alex says his small business is all owed to them, as well as the great customers that continually utilize his store.

Please stop in to refuel and say hello to Alex when you are in the Sherborn area!

Small Business Spotlight: Patterson Creations, Attleboro

Small Business Spotlight: Patterson Creations, Attleboro

April 13, 2017

I had the opportunity to stop by Patterson Creations this week, located in the heart of Attleboro. The owner, Jermaine Patterson, a longtime Attleboro resident and retired Attleboro Police Officer, was kind enough to give me a tour of his multipurpose space. Patterson Creations is an art gallery, event and music venue that caters to the areas of art, business and community. They also offer a full bar and a food options for events such as fundraisers, showers or business meetings.

One of the most unique aspects of Patterson Creations is the art. If you’re an artist trying to get your work out for viewing, Patterson Creations offers the perfect stage. Jermaine charges no rental fees for the space and a small commission on art sold.  He also offers discounted rates for custom framing.

Since opening their doors three years ago, Patterson Creations has hosted many successful events, and Jermaine is always looking for more ways to expand in the community. Patterson Creations should soon offer a café, as well as potential outdoor event space in the near future.

If you are interested in hosting an event with Patterson Creations, or have any further questions for Jermaine, please visit

Small Business Spotlight: Extended Family, Wayland

Small Business Spotlight: Extended Family, Wayland

January 19, 2017


This week I stopped by the office of Extended Family of Wayland, a home health care service owned by my constituents Michael and Victoria Abend. Extended Family’s mission is to help members age on their own terms by promoting independence, good health, and engagement in life. They offer in home services such as elder care advocacy, fitness and wellness programs, concierge services such as home maintenance, transportation and medical assistance, and around the clock care or hourly companionship.

With about 50 employees, Extended Family of Wayland is committed to top notch care coordination and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to any request the customer.  Extended Family believes that every person is different, so they start with an initial assessment of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Together they formulate a plan for living an ageless lifestyle. There are goals involved and a quarterly reassessment to adjust, celebrate and reaffirm progress.

If you are looking for further information on Extended Family of Wayland, please don’t hesitate to contact their office at 508-318-4885 or visit their website at