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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By MFrappolli

If you missed last week’s Government Affairs Forum featuring Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, you can now listen to a complete audio file courtesy of our media partner WBUR 90.9FM.


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By MFrappolli

Sunday on This Week in Business, John Fish, Chairman & CEO of Suffolk Construction Company, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to discuss his quest to bring to Olympics to Boston. He also discussed development trends, his new role as Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, and the Boston Scholar Athletes program.

On the Business Beat, NECN’s Peter Howe shares reflections from the 2014 Boston Marathon, and weighs...


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By MFrappolli

Thursday night, Chamber President & CEO Paul Guzzi went On the Record with NECN’s Latoyia Edwards to discuss the potential impact of repealing the state’s casino law, a new tenant at the old Filene’s Basement site in Downtown Crossing, and changes in the state’s life sciences landscape. Watch the interview here.


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By MFrappolli

Sunday on This Week in Business, Jim Gallagher, EVP and General Counsel at John Hancock, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to discuss plans for this year’s Boston Marathon, the growth of the One Fund, and the resiliency of this community. Watch the segment here.

In the Briefing Room, David Resiman and Dr. Paul Biddinger from Mass General Hospital’s emergency services team joined to discuss how the medical community is preparing for this year’s marathon and lessons learned after last year’s...


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By MFrappolli

If you missed our two Government Affairs Forums in March with Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Congressman Joe Kennedy, you can now listen to the programs courtesy of our media partner WBUR 90.9F.

CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY:

SPEAKER DELEO:


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By MFrappolli

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, we filed a bill for the 2013-2014 legislative session to create a state Financial Services Advisory Council.  We have been working to build support for it among legislative and executive branch leaders.  The Council, chaired by the state’s economic development secretary with members...


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By MFrappolli

Recognizing that cuts to federal research budgets threaten innovation and economic growth, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce announced the creation of “Business for Federal Research Funding,” a coalition of 41 Chambers of Commerce to date from across the country advocating for strong research funding growth in the federal budget.

The federal government has played a major role in funding research efforts that have led to significant scientific breakthroughs and new technologies, from the...


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