Monday, January 25, 2010

Chamber hosts 2010 Pinnacle Awards Luncheon

On Friday, the Chamber hosted its 2010 Pinnacle Awards Luncheon. With 900 members in attendance, the Chamber honored eight outstanding women leaders in business and management. The 2010 honorees included Mary Richardson of the TV magazine show Chronicle; Massachusetts Senate president Therese Murray; Pine Street Inn president Lyndia Downie; Harvard Medical School professor Sharon Inouye; Suffolk University Law School professor Renee Landers; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts senior vice president Fredi Shonkoff; KNF&T president Beth Tucker; and Catholic Charities president Tiziana Dearing.

Photos from the event can be viewed here.

Coverage from the 2010 Pinnacle Awards can be found in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald.

The Chamber would like to thank this year’s sponsors – Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and the TJX Companies.

State of the State, jobless figures & the election of Scott Brown to the US Senate 'On the Record'

Last Thursday, Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi went ‘On the Record’ with NECN’s RD Sahl to discuss Governor Patrick’s State of the State address, December jobless figures, and the election of Scott Brown to the US Senate.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Education & health care reform 'On the Record'

Last night Chamber president & CEO went ‘On the Record’ with NECN’s RD Sahl to discuss details of the education bill that just passed in both the Massachusetts House and Senate. Guzzi also gave both a national and state health care reform update, and discussed recent Beige Book data.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chamber issues statement on "Education Reform II"

Late last night, House and Senate conferees in Massachusetts agreed to an Education Reform bill

The Chamber issued the following statement on the bill this morning:

“This bill is a major achievement for Massachusetts, and represents the next great advancement in education reform in the Commonwealth.   It will allow for more innovation, creativity, and successful new approaches to learning in our public education system – goals that the Chamber has long supported. 

By raising the cap on charter schools, offering flexibility to school districts, and creating methods for the efficient turnaround of underperforming schools, this bill provides the tools to expand the talent pipeline that will help sustain Greater Boston’s economy.   It will also help Massachusetts secure upwards of $250 million in ‘Race to the Top’ funding from the Federal government – a critical investment in education at a time of reduced state and local budgets.

The Chamber applauds the hard work and determination of Governor Patrick, Senate President Murray, Speaker DeLeo, Mayor Menino, and all the legislators who worked to secure the next step in education reform.”

Monday, January 11, 2010

Airport security, education reform & Cape Wind on the 'Business Beat'

On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe joins to talk about tighter airport security and its impact on business travel, Massachusetts Education reform, and the future of the Cape Wind project.

The Boston Business Editors Roundtable discusses jobs, Reebok & MA lobbying laws in the 'Briefing Room'

The Boston Business Editors Roundtable is back for another segment in the Briefing Room to discuss a new survey that claims that a majority of Americans are unhappy at work. The editors share specific stories from their own papers focusing on hot jobs, Reebok four years after the Adidas deal, and a new lobbying law in Massachusetts.

The Boston Business Editors Roundtable joins 'This Week in Business' for the first show in 2010

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,’ Shirley Leung, business editor of The Boston Globe; Frank Quaratiello, business editor of The Boston Herald; and George Donnelly, editor of the Boston Business Journal joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas for the first show in the new year. The editors talk about prospects for 2010 in the economy, healthcare, and high tech.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Images from this morning's Government Affairs Forum with Senator Kirk now online

This morning, the Chamber hosted a Government Affairs Forum with United States Senator Paul Kirk (D-MA) - the Chamber's first event of the new year. Click here to view images from the Government Affairs Forum.

The Chamber would like to thank Bank of America for sponsoring this event.