By MChapman

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce released the following statement by Paul Guzzi, President and CEO of the Chamber, in response to the agreement reached by House and Senate negotiators last week on economic development legislation that preserves Massachusetts’ current policy on non-compete agreements:

“We believe the state’s current law on non-competes strikes an appropriate balance between protecting employers’ interests and allowing employee mobility, and we are pleased with the Legisl...


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By MMcDonough

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce today hailed the creation of a new state-level Financial Services Advisory Council as part of economic development legislation that has been agreed upon by House and Senate negotiators. The Chamber proposed creation of the Council last year as a means to advance the competitiveness and leadership of the state’s critical financial services industry.

“The financial services industry has long been a pillar of the Massachusetts economy—providing significant jobs...


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By MChapman

Sunday on This Week in Business, Jim Lowell, Chief Investment Officer at Adviser Investments & Editor off fidelityinvestor.com, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and NECN anchor Mike Nikitas to discuss the impact of international unrest on the US economy and the latest Massachusetts employment data. Watch this segment here.

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In the Briefing Room, Tony Kingsley, Executive Vice President of Global Commercial Operations for Biogen Idec, joined to discuss the company’s latest drug development efforts to combat A...


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By MMcDonough

guzzi OTRChamber President & CEO Paul Guzzi went On the Record Thursday night with NECN’s Latoyia Edwards to discuss the latest trends impacting Greater Boston business.

Topics included the latest Massachusetts jobs and unemployment  figures; audit of the Boston Redevelopment Authority; and an update on casino gaming in Boston.

Watch the interview here.


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By MChapman

On Thursday night, Chamber EVP Jim Klocke went On the Record with NECN’s Mike Nikitas to discuss the latest progress made on the new MA Health Connector website, key issues still in play on Beacon Hill as the current legislative session winds down, and a new practice facility for the Boston Bruins. Watch the interview here.

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By MChapman

As of the last week in June, Governor Patrick, the House, and the Senate had all proposed economic development bills that would promote innovation and strengthen the state’s economy.  Each bill includes a Chamber proposal to create a state Financial Services Advisory Council.

The Chamber has been working on several fronts to strengthen the state’s financial services sector, which makes such a large contribution to the Greater Boston and Massachusetts economies.  As part of this effort, the Chamber...


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By MChapman

In late June, changes to the state’s unemployment insurance (UI) system became law that will bring significant cost relief to the Massachusetts business community, helping to address a longstanding competitive disadvantage for the region.  They follow months of advocacy by the Chamber and other groups on UI issues, and were part of a bill that also increased the state’s minimum wage.  This is the first time in over a decade that employers have seen real UI cost relief.

The reforms provide real...


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By MChapman

Business for Federal Research Funding, a coalition of more than 50 Chambers of Commerce from across the country led by the Greater Boston Chamber, has been working to build support for strong research funding growth in the federal budget.  As part of this work, the Chamber led several members of the coalition on a Washington DC fly-in on June 9 to meet with key budget writers.  In those meetings, the coalition argued that in order to provide for the development and advancement of a strong inn...


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By MChapman

intern hubThe Internship Collaborative, a partnership led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Greater Boston Chamber, on June 16 announced an expanded partnership with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.  This expansion officially brings InternHub.com to students, employers, and career counselors in Central Massachusetts.

“Our goal is to strengthen the connection between the business and higher education communities with a focus on developing our economy, retaining students to stay and...


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By MChapman

On Thursday night, Chamber EVP Jim Klocke went On the Record with NECN’s Mike Nikitas to discuss legislation signed by Governor Patrick that will lower unemployment insurance (UI) costs for Mass. businesses, a new development proposal on the Boston Waterfront, and an update on the state’s various ballot initiatives. Watch the interview here.

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