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Marlborough to host Business Innovation Summit Friday

Posted by Laura Franzini  October 25, 2012 12:53 PM

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The city of Marlborough is hosting the third annual Business Innovation Summit tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 10 a.m.

The summit will be held in the Charles River Room at the Campus at Marlborough, 100 Campus Drive, Marlborough.

According to a press release from the city, the invitation-only event will focus on the actions businesses and local governments can take to attract and keep a desirable pool of employees in the Boroughs region. The event is co-sponsored by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Mirick O'Connell Attorneys at Law.

Gregory Bialecki, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker, while a panel of executives and experts will discuss their ideas about how conditions for employees can be improved from within companies and in their surrounding environment, the press release states.

In attendance will be Marlborough-based business executives, as well as corporate leaders and municipal officials who work in Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Hudson, and Hopkinton.

“The economic downturn has been a challenge for many reasons, one of them being the ability of businesses to hold on to key talent every time a recovery appears imminent,” said Arthur Bergeron, chairman of MEDC’s Board of Directors and an attorney at Mirick O’Connell, in the press release. “Companies cannot move forward if they have high turnover or are unable to entice talented people to work for them. Employees expect more incentive than a paycheck and want to be happy where they go to work every day.”

The Innovation Summit will also include the presentation of Mirick O’Connell’s Third Annual Business Innovation Award, which this year will honor a business for innovation in employee recruitment and retention.

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