By MFrappolli

Business for Federal Research Funding, a coalition of over 50 Chambers of Commerce from across the country led by the Greater Boston Chamber, is planning a DC Fly-in for June 9th.  The purpose of the fly-in will be to meet with legislative leaders around the need to increase Federal Research Funding, a step that will drive innovation and spur economic growth.

Last month the coalition began urging the Congress to increase the federal budget accounts responsible for dispersing research funding. ...


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By MFrappolli

Last month the MA Senate approved a bill combining unemployment insurance system reforms with a minimum wage increase.  This Senate approval came after both reforms had been passed separately in the Senate, and combined in the House.  The House and Senate bills still differ on the unemployment insurance wage base, the size of a minimum wage increase, and other issues.  In the coming weeks, a six-member conference committee will try to forge a compromise between the House and Senate.

Throughout...


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By MFrappolli

On Tuesday, June 3, Massachusetts House leaders proposed an economic development bill that promotes innovation, strengthens the state’s talent pool, and strengthens incentive programs.  The bill also includes a Chamber’s 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,...


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By MFrappolli

Sunday on a special version of This Week in Business: Game Time, Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino joined host Paul Guzzi and NECN’s Peter Howe to discuss the team’s 2013 World Series title and goals for the 2014 team. He also discusses the impact of technology on the league, his view of Boston’s Olympic bid, the team’s role in the community, working with a new City Administration, and more. Watch the interview here.

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On the Business Beat, Paul and Peter discuss the House’s approval of a plan to expand the Boston...


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By MFrappolli

On Thursday night, Chamber EVP Jim Klocke went On the Record with NECN’s Ally Donnelly to discuss a new financial services incubator, an economic development bill hearing on Beacon Hill, and next steps in the expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Watch the interview here.

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By MFrappolli

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce supports Massachusetts’ current policy allowing non-compete agreements, and opposes efforts to ban them.  The ability of Massachusetts employers and employees to voluntarily engage in such agreements is important to the continued growth and competitiveness of our knowledge-based economy.

Massachusetts relies upon its brain power in order to compete in the global marketplace.  The ideas developed here are a source of revenue, employment, economic development,...


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By MFrappolli

Our Government Affairs Forum with Senator Edward Markey has now been rescheduled for Friday, June 20 at the Mandarin Oriental. 

Click here for more information.

Questions? Email Megan Siegert.


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By MMcDonough

Do you know an emerging female business professional in Greater Boston? If so, nominations are now open for the Chamber’s 2014-15 Women’s Leadership Program, the region’s premiere leadership program for the next generation of women business leaders.

Held in collaboration with the Simmons School of Management, this 10-month program brings a select group of emerging woman professionals onto the frontlines of the region’s business and civic communities. A comprehensive curriculum of interactive...


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By MMcDonough

Please join the Chamber’s advocacy team for a special conference call Tuesday, May 20, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. to learn more about key issues such as:

  • House economic development legislation
  • Our recently launched research funding coalition
  • UI reform/minimum wage legislation

We hope you will join us as we provide updates on critical issues, identify how they impact your business, and answer any questions you have.

To RSVP or submit your questions in advance, please email Emily Dahlgaard at ...


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By EmilyDahlgaard

More than 1,800 business professionals and executives from across Greater Boston came together Wednesday for the 2014 Annual Meeting – the Chamber’s largest event in its 105-year history.

Attendees enjoyed a spectacular night of inspiration and celebration for our world-class region. The program included a networking cocktail hour and formal dinner program, featuring comments from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh; Team Hoyt, the 2014 inductees into the prestigious Academy of Distinguished Bostonians;...


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