Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chamber holds first Innovation Forum

Today, the Chamber held its first Innovation Forum, a series that spotlights Greater Boston’s technology, life sciences, and green energy sectors. This unique event featured a panel discussion on the region’s clean tech industry, moderated by journalist Scott Kirsner. The distinguished panel included:
  • Nick d’Arbeloff, president of the New England Clean Energy Council

  • Dr. Bart Riley, CTO, VP of Research and Development & founder of A123Systems

  • Bill Davis, president, CEO & founder of Ze-Gen

With direction from Kirsner, the panelists each talked about their own roles in the clean tech sector, discussed the advantage of being headquartered in Massachusetts, and gave thoughts on how to improve the talent pipeline.

Click here to view pictures from this event.

The Chamber would like to thank Weber Shandwick for sponsoring this series.

Last chance to register for tomorrow's breakfast with Congressman Barney Frank

Tomorrow morning, United States Congressman Barney Frank will address the Chamber's Government Affairs Forum at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

First elected to the United States Congress in 1980, Congressman Barney Frank serves as chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Over the past three decades, Frank has played a key role in bringing transportation funds to the Greater Boston region, fostering economic growth, and preserving jobs in local industries such as the life sciences. . Although he is often recognized for his work on national issues, Frank remains focused on the prosperity of the Commonwealth. Over the years he has fought to help New Bedford fishermen, to bring commuter rail service to the Southcoast, and to expand affordable housing.Prior to his service in Congress, Frank served for eight years as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and for three years as chief assistant to former Boston Mayor Kevin White. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Click here to register for this event.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Last chance to register for tomorrow's Innovation Forum

Tomorrow morning the Chamber will launch the first Innovation Forum - formerly known as the Life Sciences Forum - of 2010 at the InterContinental Hotel. The Innovation Forum highlights the importance of the innovation economy to Greater Boston’s economic strength and global competitiveness. Leaders and entrepreneurs from Greater Boston’s emerging industry cluster spotlight trends, discuss best practices, and identify new initiatives within their respective industries. This forum will feature prominent leaders from business and government in the dynamic and growing fields of clean energy, life sciences, biotechnology, and high technology.

Tomorrow's breakfast will feature leaders from Greater Boston's clean tech industry for a discussion on the economic impact of the local clean tech cluster on our region and the prospects for continued growth. This event will be moderated by Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe (pictured above), and the panel will feature:
  • Nick d’Arbeloff, President, New England Clean Energy Council

  • Bill Davis, President, CEO & Founder, Ze-Gen

  • Bart Riley, CTO, VP Research & Development and Founder, A123Systems

Click here to register for this event.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Bank of America's Bob Gallery to become chair of the Chamber

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce announced today that Robert Gallery, Bank of America Massachusetts president, has been chosen to serve as the new chair of the Chamber. His two-year term will begin on May 4, when he is inaugurated at the Chamber’s 101st Annual Meeting & Dinner. Gallery was the unanimous choice of the Chamber’s Executive and Nominating Committees.

“Bob Gallery has demonstrated outstanding leadership in Massachusetts for many years” said Gloria Larson, who is the president of Bentley University and has served as the chair of the Chamber since 2008. “His extensive experience in the financial services industry will be instrumental in Greater Boston’s advancement as one of the world’s great metropolitan regions.”

In accepting his new responsibilities, Gallery stated: “The Chamber’s mission to build a strong, growing economy is more important now than ever before. I look forward to serving as chair of the Chamber and helping to advance its work in leadership development, economic growth, and job creation.”

“Bob’s commendable work at Bank of America, presence in the Greater Boston community, and vision for the future make him one of the region’s most respected leaders,” said Paul Guzzi, president and CEO of the Chamber. “As we work to strengthen the Massachusetts economy, Bob’s leadership will be a tremendous asset. I look forward to working with him even more closely over the next two years.”

Robert Gallery is Massachusetts president of Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions. He serves as the cross-functional leader for all of Bank of America’s lines of business in the state, and is responsible for improving the customer experience and growing revenue in the region. He also leads Bank of America’s civic and philanthropic efforts in the Commonwealth. Gallery joined the Bank of America team in 1991.

Headlines from the March 2010 Jobs & Policy Update

The Greater Boston Chamber publishes the monthly Jobs & Policy update to provide members with insight into state and regional job trends, as well as a snapshot of policy issues that are critical to the region's business community.

February Headlines:
  • State added 1,500 jobs last month; posted 2.5% job loss last 12 months, equaling the U.S. rate.

  • State unemployment rate held at 9.5%; first time since March 2008 that rate has not increased. Mass. rate remains just below the U.S. rate of 9.7%.

  • Four of 12 regions added jobs last month; all 12 regions shed jobs year-over-year.
  • Education and Health Services, Other Services, and Construction posted monthly job gains.

Click here to view the March 2010 Jobs & Policy Update.

All of the previous monthly updates are archived on bostonchamber.com

Jon Kingsdale of the Commonwealth Connector & Matthew Emmens of Vertex Pharmaceuticals on 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,' Jon Kingsdale, executive director of the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to talk about the recently passed national health care reform bill, and analyze differences between the Massachusetts and federal laws. He discussed the impact that this bill will have on small businesses in the Commonwealth, and the impact that politics had on the road to reform.


In the Briefing Room, Matthew Emmens, CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, gave his perspective on national health care reform, discussed his company’s work on breakthrough drugs, and the benefit of being based in Massachusetts.

On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe joined to talk about the Caritas Christi deal, a new potential tax on the medical device industry, Curt Schilling’s talk of moving his company to a new location, and cursing in the workplace.

Friday, March 26, 2010

National health care reform law 'On the Record'

Last night Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi went 'On the Record' with NECN's RD Sahl to discuss the recently passed national health care reform bill, and the impact that the law will have on the medical device industry in Massachusetts.

Chamber announces 2010 Academy of Distinguished Bostonians inductees

The Greater Boston Chamber has announced the 2010 inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians. These outstanding leaders were selected for their significant contributions to the Greater Boston community and will be honored at the Chamber’s 101st Annual Meeting & Dinner on May 4 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. The 2010 inductees are:

  • Henri Termeer, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Genzyme Corporation
  • Regina Pisa, Chairman & Managing Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Fletcher “Flash” Wiley, Counsel, Bingham McCutchen LLP & Principal, PRWT Services, Inc.
Attracting more than 1,000 business and government leaders, the Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Dinner is a signature event for the region and one of the single largest gatherings of the Greater Boston business community. The inductees will join a renowned group of current members of the Academy, including business leaders, philanthropists, governors, congressmen, cultural dignitaries, and sports greats. Click here for more information on the Annual Meeting & Dinner and a list of past inductees.

Henri Termeer is chairman and chief executive officer of Genzyme Corporation, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Under his leadership, Genzyme has grown from a small start-up to a diversified enterprise with more than 12,000 employees in locations across the globe. Termeer is widely recognized as a pioneer in developing and delivering treatments to patients with rare genetic diseases.

Regina Pisa is chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter LLP, an international law firm with more than 900 attorneys. She is chairman of the firm’s Management and Executive Committees and oversees the Allocations Committee. Under Pisa’s management, the firm is dedicated to helping their clients manage risk, maximize opportunities, and move their business forward. Her practice primarily focuses on the financial services area, representing both banks and investment companies.

Fletcher “Flash” Wiley is attorney of counsel at Bingham McCutchen LLP, one of the nation’s largest law firms, and principal & chairman of the advisory board for PRWT Services, Inc., one of the fastest growing minority enterprises. A practicing attorney for more than two decades, Wiley has worked in the areas of corporate and commercial law, small business development, entertainment law, and real estate.

Click here to register for the 101st Annual Meeting & Dinner.

Monday, March 22, 2010

CEO of Ironshore Insurance & Comissioner of Higher Education join 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,’ Kevin Kelley, CEO of Ironshore Insurance, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to talk about insurance coverage for natural disasters, lessons learned from the financial crisis and happenings at AIG, the impact of the recession on his company, and opportunities for growth. Click here to view this segment.

In the Briefing Room, Richard Freeland, Massachusetts commissioner of the Board of Higher Education, joined to discuss the Vision Project, a proposal aimed at making Massachusetts the most educated citizenry and workforce in the nation. Though it is a lofty goal, Freeland talks about ways to get there. Click here to view this segment.

On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe addresses the health care battle in Washington, Senator Dodd’s proposal for financial services reform, changes at BCBS MA, and Tiger Woods’ return to the Masters. Click here to view this segment.

Chamber EVP discusses impact of national health care reform on Bay State

Earlier today, Chamber EVP Jim Klocke joined NECN's morning show to discuss the impact that the national health care reform bill would have on Massachusetts businesses and small business owners in particular. Click here to view this interview.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Boston Globe Editorial on Job Creation in Massachusetts

Today, the Boston Globe published an editorial on the various proposals that have been put forward to spur job creation in Massachusetts, including the Chamber's Renew Mass economic recovery platform.

The publication refers to the 3-in-3 investment incentive and NOL carry-forward innovation incentive. as "two affordable initiatives" that would "not cost anything up front" and "help the prospect of startups," concluding that these two proposals are the "best way to spur employment at a reasonable price."

Click here to read the Boston Globe editorial.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Health care vote & unemployment rate 'On the Record'

Last night, Chamber EVP Jim Klocke went ‘On the Record’ with NECN’s RD Sahl to discuss the upcoming House vote on health care reform and the unemployment rate in Massachusetts.

Click here to view this segment.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Patricia Annino speaks to the Chamber's Women's Network

This morning, Patricia Annino, partner at Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye, addressed the Chamber’s Women’s Network. In addition to her work as an accomplished attorney, Patricia is the author of multiple publications. During her address, she shared highlights from her most recent book Cracking the $$ Code: What Successful Men Know and You Don’t (Yet). The book is comprised of 7 codes that women need to crack in order to be successful. The codes include 1) know your own worth, 2) set goals, 3) get a contract, 4) partnering is key, 5) image matters, 6) take risks, and 7) persistence wins the race.

Images from this morning’s event can be viewed here.

Don’t miss the next Women’s Network Breakfast with Julie Gebauer, global head of talent and rewards for Towers Watson on April 21. Click here for more information or to register.

The Chamber would like to thank Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for sponsoring this event.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Last chance to register for tomorrow's Women's Network Breakfast!

Tomorrow, March 17, Patricia Annino, partner at Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye, will address the Chamber's Women's Network at the Taj Boston.

Patricia Annino is partner at Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye, and chair of the firm’s Estate Planning and Probate Group. With 20 years of experience serving the estate planning needs of families, individuals, and business owners, Annino is a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation. She is the author of multiple professional publications, including her most recent book, Cracking the $$ Code: What Successful Men Know and You Don’t (Yet).

In addition to her work as an attorney and a highly regarded author, Annino has taught Estate and Gift Taxation and Estate Planning in the Masters program at Bentley College. She has also conducted more than 80 seminars for public and private organizations, and maintains a focus on serving the public through her involvement with professional and community organizations. She is currently a member of the Cotting School Medical and Senior Advisor Board, Smith College President's Council, and the Board of Visitors for Suffolk University. In 2009, Annino was the recipient of Suffolk University Law School’s “Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award” for the significant contribution she has made to both society and the legal profession.

Click here to register for this event.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Business editors roundtable on 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,’ the Boston Business Editors joined hosts Paul Guzzi and NECN’s Peter Howe to discuss three timely subjects – the jobs market, the future of the Filene’s Basement site in Downtown Crossing, and the latest in national health care reform. Click here to view this segment.

The Business Editors are back in the Briefing Room to discuss the one year anniversary of the stock market crash, share their paper specific stories, and make predictions about the news to come this week. Click here to view this segment.

On the Business Beat, hosts Paul Guzzi and Peter Howe discuss the latest troubles for Toyota, Bank of America’s new debit card policies, and the future of financial reform. Click here to view this segment.

Boston Herald: Senate President Murray supports Chamber's tax initiatives

An article in Saturday's Boston Herald noted Senate President Therese Murray's support of business tax cuts to spur jobs, and her endorsement of two of the Chamber's RenewMass proposals.

Click here to read this article.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Boston employers planning to hire and development in the city "On the Record"


Last night, Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi went ‘On the Record’ on NECN to discuss a positive report on hiring in the Greater Boston region and how our region compares to the rest of the country; development in the city; and the fiscal situation of the Boston public school system.

Click here to watch the segment.

Op-ed by Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi in this week's Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal published an op-ed by Greater Boston Chamber president and CEO Paul Guzzi entitled "Massachusetts economy is in need of renewal."

Click here to read the entire op-ed piece.

In the News: Senate President Therese Murray Publicly Supports Two Renew Mass Incentives


The State House News Service reported that Senate President Therese Murray announced this morning that "she will consider a series of corporate tax policy changes aimed at helping grow small businesses in Massachusetts, and spawning new companies." (Click here to read the full article, courtesy of the Boston Herald.)

Included in these proposals are the Chamber's "3-in-3 investment incentive" and "NOL (Net Operating Loss) innovation incentive," part of the Chamber's recently launched "Renew Mass" economic recovery platform.

The Chamber will continue to work with elected officials over the coming weeks on promoting a more favorable and stable business tax climate that will spur the economy and create jobs. Read more about the "Renew Mass" platform at bostonchamber.com.

STATEMENT FROM THE GREATER BOSTON CHAMBER ON SENATE PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS TAX PROPOSALS

The Chamber supports Senate President Therese Murray’s business tax proposals, announced today, to make Massachusetts more competitive. Her proposals are proactive, targeted, and will promote job creation in the Commonwealth.

The Chamber agrees with the Senate President that the Massachusetts business tax climate needs to be improved. Extending the net operating loss carry-forward to 20 years and creating a 3% capital gains tax rate for Massachusetts-based startups will promote job growth and new business formation in all types of industries. The Senate President’s proposals for a new business formation tax credit and the exemption of business software downloads from the sales tax will also promote innovation.

The Chamber will continue to work with leaders in state government policies that promote job creation and make Massachusetts more competitive as a place to do business. More information about the Chamber’s “Renew Mass” platform to create 40,000 jobs and make Massachusetts a more attractive place to do business can be found at bostonchamber.com.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Congressman Barney Frank to address the Chamber

On Thursday, April 1, United States Congressman Barney Frank will address the Chamber's Government Affairs Forum at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

First elected to the United States Congress in 1980, Congressman Barney Frank serves as chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Over the past three decades, Frank has played a key role in bringing transportation funds to the Greater Boston region, fostering economic growth, and preserving jobs in local industries such as the life sciences. . Although he is often recognized for his work on national issues, Frank remains focused on the prosperity of the Commonwealth. Over the years he has fought to help New Bedford fishermen, to bring commuter rail service to the Southcoast, and to expand affordable housing.

Prior to his service in Congress, Frank served for eight years as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and for three years as chief assistant to former Boston Mayor Kevin White. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Latest Chamber Jobs & Policy Update


The Greater Boston Chamber publishes the monthly Jobs & Policy update to provide members with insight into state and regional job trends, as well as a snapshot of policy issues that are critical to the region's business community.

January Headlines:
  • State added 400 jobs in January; posted 2.9% job loss last 12 months, slightly edging U.S. annual job loss rate of 3.0%
  • State unemployment rate rose to 9.5%; Mass. rate is highest since Aug. 1976, yet remains below U.S. rate of 9.7%
  • Five of 12 regions added jobs in January; all 12 regions shed jobs year-over-year
  • Retail Trade and Professional, Scientific & Business Services posted job gains in January
Click here to view the March 2010 Jobs & Policy Update. (The monthly Jobs & Policy Update was not issued in February because the Massachusetts unemployment rate and jobs data for January 2010 were not released until March 4.)

All of the previous monthly updates are archived on bostonchamber.com

Monday, March 8, 2010

Attorney Patricia Annino to address the Chamber

On Wednesday, March 17, Patricia Annino, partner at Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye, will address the Chamber's Women's Network at the Taj Boston.

Patricia Annino is partner at Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye, and chair of the firm’s Estate Planning and Probate Group. With 20 years of experience serving the estate planning needs of families, individuals, and business owners, Annino is a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation. She is the author of multiple professional publications, including her most recent book, Cracking the $$ Code: What Successful Men Know and You Don’t (Yet).

In addition to her work as an attorney and a highly regarded author, Annino has taught Estate and Gift Taxation and Estate Planning in the Masters program at Bentley College. She has also conducted more than 80 seminars for public and private organizations, and maintains a focus on serving the public through her involvement with professional and community organizations. She is currently a member of the Cotting School Medical and Senior Advisor Board, Smith College President's Council, and the Board of Visitors for Suffolk University. In 2009, Annino was the recipient of Suffolk University Law School’s “Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award” for the significant contribution she has made to both society and the legal profession.

Click here to register for this event.

Friday, March 5, 2010

DeLeo's proposal to expand gaming in MA & the Chamber's launch of RenewMass 'On the Record'

Last night, Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi went ‘On the Record’ to discuss Speaker Robert DeLeo’s address to the Chamber where he announced his plan to expand gaming in Massachusetts and create a jobs fund; Merck’s decision to purchase Millipore and move its headquarters to Billerica, Massachusetts; and the Chamber’s launch of “RenewMass.”

Click here to view this segment.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Press coverage & images from this morning's breakfast with Speaker DeLeo

In his address to the Chamber's Government Affairs Forum, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo announced his proposal to expand gaming in the Commonwealth by issuing slots at the racetracks in four locations and two destination resort casinos.

For coverage of today's event, check out:

Boston Herald
State House News [subscription required]
AP

Images from today's event can be viewed here.

Don't miss the next Government Affairs Forum with US Congressman Barney Frank on April 1. Click here to learn more or to register.

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

Video of Speaker Robert DeLeo's Address to the Government Affairs Forum

Earlier this morning, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo addressed a sold-out Government Affairs Forum. Watch the video of Speaker DeLeo's entire speech below.








Chamber & Sovereign host Economic Outlook Breakfast

Yesterday morning, the Chamber & Sovereign Bank joined efforts to host an Economic Outlook Breakfast. The two have paired together on this project for 10 years now, and yesterday, Sovereign Bank presented data on economic conditions at the national and local level, as well as the leading indicators for 2010.

After the presentation, a panel discussion was moderated by Steve Andrews, the senior vice president of Sovereign Bank. The panelists - Bob Culver of MassDevelopment, John Hailer of Natixis Global Asset Management, Jim Roosevelt of Tufts Medical, and James Geraghty of Genzyme - answered several questions from the audience.

To view images from this event, click here.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Last chance to register for tomorrow's event with Speaker Robert DeLeo!

Tomorrow, Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo will address the Chamber's Government Affairs Forum at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.

Robert DeLeo was elected Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in January 2009. A dedicated public servant to the constituents of the 19th Suffolk District, Speaker DeLeo has undertaken a number of important issues since elected to office. As a 19-year veteran of the House, DeLeo’s vast knowledge of the legislative process and strong relationships with his fellow lawmakers have enabled him to lead the House to meaningful reform. Within his first 100 days in office, the House passed sweeping reform in rules, ethics, transportation, pension, and education. DeLeo also instituted a maximum limit on the Speaker’s term – a cap of eight years.

DeLeo previously served as chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means. This critical experience prepared him to navigate the state budget through a challenging economy. Prior to that role, he chaired the House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading, the Joint Committee on Local Affairs, and the House Committee on Ethics. He served as chair of the Town of Winthrop’s Board of Selectmen for nine years and as a Town Meeting member for more than 30 years. DeLeo is a graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School.

To register for this event, click here.

Video of the RenewMass Press Conference

The Chamber held a press conference yesterday to announce the launch of the RenewMass - a plan to spur the Massachusetts economy and create 35,000 to 40,000 jobs. Video of the entire press conference is embedded below.








Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Additional press coverage from Statehouse News

For additional coverage from today's launch of the RenewMass campaign, check out the Statehouse News article Business Group Sees Job Growth in Tax Law Changes.

Visit the Chamber website for a more detailed look into the RenewMass platform.

RenewMass press coverage

Earlier today, the Chamber launched "RenewMass" - a plan to spur the Massachusetts economy and create 35,000 to 40,000 jobs. During the launch, members of the Chamber team unveiled the details of this economic recovery plan to several members of the press.

Coverage of the RenewMass platform can be found in:

Chamber launches a plan to spur Massachusetts economy

Earlier today, the Greater Boston Chamber announced the unveiling of a new economic recovery platform aimed at strengthening Massachusetts’ competitiveness. “Renew the Massachusetts Economy,” or “Renew Mass,” is a two-year initiative, timed to coincide with the 2010 election year and the 2011/2012 legislative session. The Chamber will promote this platform to the state’s candidates for elected office, and looks forward to discussing these and other proposals that will lower business costs and make Massachusetts more competitive.

The platform consists of four tax proposals, each of which will make Massachusetts a more attractive place to do business. The proposals are:

1) A “3 in 3” Investment Incentive—A new 3% state capital gains tax rate on investments in Massachusetts-based startups held for at least three years, to encourage startups and patient capital. This proposal would not cost the state any lost revenue for the first two years, and its cost in each of the following three years would average $9 million. It would change Massachusetts’ tax rate on such investments from the 17th-highest in the country to the 3rd-lowest.

2) An ITC Expansion Incentive—An increase in the state’s investment tax credit from the current 3% to 5%, to spur capital spending and expansion of company facilities. This change would lower short-term state tax collections by $25.5 million per year, increase annual capital investment by $146 million, and spur the creation of 2,800 jobs, which would generate new long-term state tax revenues.

3) An NOL Innovation Incentive—Reform of the state’s net operating loss carry-forward rules, bringing them into parity with those utilized by most states and the federal government, to make Massachusetts more competitive for innovation-based industries. This proposal would not cost the state any lost revenue for the first two years, and its cost in the following three years will average $18 million. It would move Massachusetts from a tie for the worst NOL policy in the country, to having one that is in the upper half of all states.

4) An Elective Single Sales Hiring Incentive—Give all Massachusetts companies the option of electing single sales factor tax apportionment, to encourage in-state hiring, investment, and expansion. This proposal would be phased in over a five-year period, resulting in $20 million less in short-term state revenue collections in the first year and $100 million less in the fifth year. This proposal would spur the creation of 32,000 to 37,000 jobs when it is fully implemented, and those jobs would generate significant new payroll, sales and property tax revenues.

This platform will significantly improve Massachusetts’ competitive position and will stimulate the creation of 35,000 to 40,000 jobs. As outlined above, its short-term impact on state revenues is modest; two of the proposals will not reduce state revenues at all in the first two years. Its long-term impact on economic growth and state revenues will be strongly positive.

The Chamber is reaching out to state government leaders, the major gubernatorial candidates, our partner business organizations and media leaders in the days ahead to brief them on the platform, solicit their comments, and invite their support.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jim Klocke, executive vice president.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Senate jobs bill, health care summit & Toyota testimony on the 'Business Beat'

On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Hows joins hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to talk about the jobs bill that the Senate recently passed, President Obama's health care summit, and Toyota CEO Toyoda's Congressional testimony.

Click here to view this segment.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan joins 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,’ Brian Moynihan, the new CEO of Bank of America, joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas for two segments to talk about everything from the banking industry, financial reform, the economy, and life at Bank of America.

Bank of America is the largest bank in the United States with 59 million customers and 6,000 retail banking offices.

Click here to view part one and part two of the exclusive interview.