Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We've changed the location of our Chamber Blog!

The Chamber Blog is still alive and well, but we've changed its location. The blog is now hosted on the NEW bostonchamber.com. FIND IT HERE.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Business Editors join This Week in Business

Sunday on This Week in Business, Boston Business Editors Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe, Frank Quaratiello of the Boston Herald, and George Donnelly of the Boston Business Journal joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas for their monthly segment to discuss national job trends and the $26 billion foreclosure settlement.

In the Briefing Room, the Editors are back to discuss some Boston development projects and to share stories their own papers are covering. They also make predictions for news to come in the week ahead.

On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe weighs in on Massachusetts' No Child Left Behind waiver, a new TSA program at Logan Airport, how this year's warmer winter is impacting business, and Speaker DeLeo's pledge to avoid any new taxes or fees in FY 2013.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Announcing the 2012 leadership classes

As part of the Chamber Leadership Initiative, we are pleased to announce that the 2012 Boston’s Future Leaders program will include 83 of the region’s most talented young professionals from the business, nonprofit, and government communities, while 42 of the region’s most senior business leaders will participate in this year’s Executive Leadership Institute.

“Our most valuable asset in Greater Boston is our incredible talent pool,” said Paul Guzzi, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber. “In order to grow our economy and make this region a more competitive place to do business, it is vital that we develop, engage and retain our leaders of today and tomorrow.” 

Chamber's Paul Guzzi talks community college reform on WBZ Radio

President & CEO Paul Guzzi
Yesterday, Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi discussed Speaker DeLeo's pledge to avoid any new taxes, the Chamber's role in the newly formed "Coalition FOR Community Colleges," and the national job picture with WBZ NewsRadio's Laurie Kirby.

The interview was played throughout the day on WBZ-AM NewsRadio 1030.


Foreclosure settlement & No Child Left Behind waiver 'On the Record'

Last night, Chamber CEO Paul Guzzi went 'On the Record' with NECN's Latoyia Edwards to discuss Thursday's major foreclosure settlement, Massachusetts' No Child Left Behind waiver, and Speaker DeLeo's pledge to avoid any new taxes or fees.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Women's Network Breakfast: Building your Brand

A sold-out crowd of female professionals filled the Four Seasons Hotel this morning for the latest Women's Network Breakfast.  Attendees had the opportunity to network with hundreds of their peers - and listen to an esteemed panel of successful women leaders discussing the keys to building your brand, and leading with values.

The discussion was moderated by Bates' Communications CEO Suzanne Bates, who was joined on stage by Constant Contact CEO Gail Goodman, Hollister CEO Kip Hollister, and Chef Barbara Lynch
Below are some highlights from the event:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chamber's Jim Klocke talks community college reform on WBUR

Mass. Businesses, Groups Focus On Reforming Community Colleges


BOSTON — Even with 240,000 people in Massachusetts looking for jobs, employers say they simply cannot find the highly trained workers they need to fill 120,000 job openings. A new, statewide coalition of businesses and non-profit groups wants to tackle the problem by getting behind Gov. Deval Patrick’s new plan to strengthen community colleges by centralizing their management.

The group is called the Coalition for Community Colleges. Jim Klocke is one of the members of the new coalition. He’s the executive vice president of public policy for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and he joined Morning Edition Tuesday to discuss the group’s mission.