By MChapman

On August 13, Governor Patrick signed into law an economic development bill designed to strengthen the state’s economy. The bill includes a number of provisions supported by the Chamber, including the creation of a state-level Financial Services Advisory Council, the preservation of current state policy on non-compete agreements, and the modernization of the state-level research and development (R&D) tax credit.

The Chamber proposed the creation of the Financial Services Advisory Council last...


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Earlier this week, the Chamber’s policy team hosted an ‘end of session’ conference call to give members an update of a number of timely state and federal issues, including:

  • Overview of 2013-14 Legislative Session – highlighted wins in the areas of transportation finance reform, software sales tax repeal, unemployment insurance rate freeze and reforms, and economic development legislation.
  • Economic Development Legislation – Governor Patrick signed this bill into law on August 13. It includes creation of
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By MChapman

The Chamber created and is leading the Business for Federal Research Funding coalition. The coalition is comprised of 57 chambers of commerce and business groups from around the country. The mission of the coalition is to mobilize support among national House and Senate members to secure sustained research funding growth across several areas of the federal budget. Areas include those related to the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Departments of Ag...


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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 of Commerce, is calling for fall internship postings on InternHub.com.

The Internship Collaborative provides meaningful employment opportunities for students and a talented pool of candidates for employers through Intern Hub, three different events-series, and educational materials.

Intern Hub is a free website open to all students, employers, and college career counselors in M...


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By MChapman

The Chamber joined the Coalition for Safer Roads and Bridges and is working to defeat Question 1 on the November 2014 statewide ballot. After years of neglect, Massachusetts’ roads and bridges are rapidly deteriorating and in need of significant repairs.  Question 1 seeks to deplete critical transportation infrastructure funds that would be used to make necessary repairs to our roads and bridges.  If Question 1 passes, we will lose access to more than $1 billion in transportation funds over the...


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Why Advertising on Social Sites Can Pay Off

August 12, 2014

 

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Social media sites have become a significant part of many companies’ branding efforts, offering many ways to communicate the brand message in creative, original ways to general or targeted audiences. The operative words, however, are “creative” and “original.” Your content must engage your audience or your efforts are wasted. This […]

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Buckets of Hashtag Success

August 12, 2014

 

By Noel Fisher

It seems like Hashtivism, or hashtag activism, has finally hit its stride. After so many high-profile campaigns like #KONY2012 and #BringBackOurGirls generated backlash because a slew of tweets did little to produce actual results for social causes, organizers seem to finally have figured out how a hashtag can make a difference with the #IceBucketChallenge.

Everyone’s Facebook and Twitter feeds are flooded with posts of friends, family, colleagues, firefighters, policemen and even star athletes...


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Despite the growing popularity of performance share/unit plans, these arrangements have a number of accounting nuances that could present surprises.

Steve Kline, Jim Scannella and Steve Zwicker


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30 Years SBOY LogoToday we announced the winners of our 30th annual Small Business of the Year Awards. This year’s awards will honor Greater Boston’s top ten small, high-growth businesses, and will recognize restaurant b.good as the “Small Business of the Year.” An awards breakfast for all honorees will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel on Thursday, October 9.

Our Small Business of the Year Awards recognize the achievements of Greater Boston’s smaller for-profit companies with gross revenues of more than $1...


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This week, Schneider Associates interns presented their final internship campaign projects. At the beginning of the summer, interns were split into three groups and asked to create marketing and public relations campaigns to promote their assigned theoretical client scenario. This summer, one group was assigned the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District, an area that is in the heart of Boston and just a few blocks away from the SA office.

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After spending the summer planning the proposed...


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