Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chamber Celebrates Centennial Celebration with Colin Powell

More than 1,500 business and civic leaders turned out last night at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center for the Chamber's Centennial Celebration! Centennial speaker Colin Powell captivated the audience with an inspiring keynote address.

Congratulations once again to each of the evening's deserving honorees:

Centennial Award:

  • Mayor Thomas M. Menino, City of Boston
  • Jack Connors

Collaborative Leadership Award:

  • Gloria C. Larson, president, Bentley University

2009 Academy of Distinguished Bostonians:

  • Peter S. Lynch, vice-chairman, Fidelity Management & Research Company
  • Linda Whitlock, Former Nicholas President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

The Boston Herald was in attendance and featured the event in today's issue.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event. Be sure to check the Chamber blog throughout the week as we post photos and videos from the evening.

Centennial Photo Center Online!

The Chamber has set-up an online group where members can access and download images from yesterday's Centennial Celebration. We will be updating the online album throughout the week, so be sure to check back frequently!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi 'On the Hot Seat' in today's Globe

Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi was interviewed by the Boston Globe's Rob Gavin for today's edition of 'On the Hot Seat.' Click here to read the interview.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Congressman Ed Markey to address Chamber on June 8

On Monday, June 8, the Chamber will host a Government Affairs Forum luncheon with Congressman Ed Markey.

The Dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, Congressman Markey works to harness the energy and focus of his colleagues on behalf of the entire Commonwealth. A national leader on energy and the environment, Markey chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. Under his leadership, this critical new committee has held more than 50 hearings and contributed to the advancement of smarter energy and climate policies, including the first increase in fuel economy standards in three decades. He also chairs the newly created Energy and Environment subcommittee, which will have unprecedented jurisdiction over national energy policy and play a central role in drafting energy and climate legislation in a new era of change.

To register for this event, click here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bank of America's Brian Moynihan to speak at the Chamber June 26

On Friday, June 26, the Chamber's Financial Services Forum will feature Bank of America's Brian Moynihan.

Moynihan is president of Global Banking and Wealth Management for Bank of America. Moynihan joined Bank of America in 2004, and has held several management positions including his most recent role as general counsel in the merger of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch & Co. Under his leadership, Global Banking and Wealth Management deliver industry leading services to individuals, institutions, corporations, and institutional investors in more than 150 countries. Bank of America currently has a leading commercial and investment bank, the largest wealth management business in the world, and serves 100 percent of the Fortune 500 corporations.

Moynihan came to Bank of America through the bank’s merger with FleetBoston Financial. During his stay at Fleet, Moynihan served as deputy general counsel, leading Brokerage & Wealth Management. He currently chairs Bank of America’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and serves on the board of directors for YouthBuild Boston and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. Moynihan is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Notre Dame Law School.

To register for this event, click here.

Friday, May 8, 2009

General Colin Powell to keynote Centennial Celebration

An evening when we pay tribute to 100 years of leadership in the Greater Boston business community, we are proud to hear from our Centennial Speaker, General Colin L. Powell. One of the most admired and respected leaders in America today, General Powell will offer his thoughts on leadership and vision for tomorrow.

A man of supreme intelligence, versatility, and presence, General Powell served as the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was appointed Secretary of State by President George W. Bush, becoming, at that time, the most powerful African-American ever to hold public office. He previously served as a key aide to the Secretary of Defense and was National Security Advisor to President Reagan. Powell is a retired four-star general in the United States Army, and his numerous awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President’s Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal, and the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award. He is the author of My American Journey, a best-selling autobiography.

Since returning to private life, General Powell has become a strategic limited partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the renowned Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He is the Founder of the Colin Powell Policy Center at his alma mater, the City College of New York, and he is helping to raise funds for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC, and for the construction of an education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

As someone who has crafted and articulated U.S. policy on the world stage, Powell provides insight on efforts to stabilize a troubled world and the diplomatic and leadership skills needed to transform unstable regions into areas where societies and cultures flourish.