Friday, May 28, 2010

Good news from the tech sector, housing sales & National Grid's green initiative "On the Record"

Last night, Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi went ‘On the Record’ with NECN’s RD Sahl to discuss good news in the tech sector including Microsoft’s expansion plans and Google’s enormous contribution to the New England economy. Guzzi also talks about an uptick in housing sales and National Grid’s plans to advance Massachusetts’ position as a leader in renewable energy.

Click here to watch this interview.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Regina Pisa speaks to the Chamber's Women's Network

This morning, Regina Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter LLP, addressed the Chamber's Women's Network at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Regina, who was also inducted into the Chamber's Academy of Distinguished Bostonians on May 4, shared her professional journey and the lessons she learned along the way with the audience. She also discussed the difference between being a manager and a leader of an organization and highlighted the importance of mentoring and having a mentor.

Click here to view images from this morning's breakfast.

Don't miss the next Women's Network Breakfast on June 24. This Emerging Executive Panel Discussion will feature moderator Mary Richardson, anchor of WCVB-TV's Chronicle; and panelists Tiziana Dearing, president of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston; Susan Esper, partner at Deloitte; and Kim Steimle, EVP of Suffolk Construction. Click here for more information or to register.

The Chamber would like to thank MS&L for sponsoring this event.

Monday, May 24, 2010

An economic roundup & news at the "T" on 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,’ IHS Global Insight chief economist Nariman Behravesh joined hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to discuss the latest economic news including job numbers, retail sales, and foreclosures. He also shared insight into the ups and downs of the market, economic turmoil in Europe, and the passing of financial services reform.

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In the Briefing Room, Rich Davey, the new general manager of the MBTA, joined to discuss his top priorities at the T, issues of safety, and plans to expand Charlie card service.

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On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe joins to talk about the future of the MCAS, a casino plan for Fall River, and Congressman Ed Markey’s push for BP to post live footage of their oil spill online.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Job numbers, Senate budget & firefighter arbitration 'On the Record'

Last night, Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi went ‘On the Record’ with NECN’s RD Sahl to discuss the increasingly positive employment situation in Massachusetts, the recently passed Senate budget, and the latest on the Boston firefighter arbitration awards.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Chamber CEO Paul Guzzi to speak at Boston Globe Business Breakfast

Tomorrow morning, Boston Globe Media will host a business breakfast panel discussion on 'The Future of Boston.' The event will be held from 7:30 - 9:00 am at The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The panel will be moderated by Boston Globe business editor Shirley Leung and will feature the following panelists:
  • Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino
  • Paul Guzzi, President & CEO, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • John Fish, President & CEO, Suffolk Construction
  • Ellen Zane, President & CEO, Tufts Medical Center
  • Clayton H.W. Turnbull, CEO, The Waldwin Group
To register for this event or to learn more, please click here.

The Boston Business Editors join 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,’ Boston Business Editors 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 to discuss the future of the Cape Wind project, the aftermath of the recent stock market crash, and the potential global implications of economic turmoil in Europe.

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In the Briefing Room, the Business Editors are back to give their perspective on Bain Capital’s decision to move into the John Hancock Tower and the state of commercial real estate. The editors also share specific stories that their papers are focusing on and make predictions for news to come in the week ahead.

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On the Business Beat, NECN business reporter Peter Howe joins to discuss management changes at Fidelity, the Kerry/Lieberman climate bill, and the changing landscape of the Governor’s race.

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Images from Yesterday's Leadership Breakfast with Former U.S. Senator Paul Kirk

Yesterday, the Chamber hosted a breakfast at the B.C. Club as part of the Chamber Leadership Initiative. Members of the current classes of the Executive Leadership Institute and Leadership at the Intersection were invited to hear from former U.S. Senator Paul Kirk.

Click here to view images from the breakfast. And for information on the Chamber Leadership Initiative, visit the online leadership portal.

"On the Record" with Chamber President & CEO Paul Guzzi

Last night, Chamber president & CEO Paul Guzzi went "On the Record" with R.D. Sahl of New England Cable News. Among the topics discussed are the trends in the biotech industry, tax proposals put forth by State Treasurer Tim Cahill at a recent Chamber Government Affairs Forum, and a possible turnaround in the foreclosure crisis.

Click here to watch the segment on necn.com.


Be sure to catch Paul Guzzi every Thursday at 6:45 p.m. on NECN. And tune in to "This Week in Business" hosted by Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. on NECN. This week's guest include the Greater Boston business editors discussing the latest stories impacting the region's business community.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More press coverage from yesterday's forum with Treasurer Cahill

Yesterday, Massachusetts State Treasurer and Independent gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill spoke to the Chamber's Government Affairs Forum.

For a recap of the event and initial press coverage, please click here.

For video of Cahill's address, please click here.

More coverage from yesterday's event can be found in the Boston Herald, The Republican, and NECN.

To view images from the Treasurer Cahill event, please click here.

Video of Treasurer Cahill's Address to Government Affairs Forum

We just uploaded video of yesterday's Government Affairs Forum with Treasurer Timothy Cahill. Sorry for some of the shaky imagery in the first video!












Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Treasurer Tim Cahill addresses the Chamber

This morning, Massachusetts State Treasurer and Independent gubernatorial candidate Tim Cahill addressed members of the Greater Boston Chamber at a Government Affairs Forum at the Boston Harbor Hotel. In his address, Cahill spoke of the state’s “lost decade” of job growth and reinforced the need to create jobs and restore the Commonwealth’s entrepreneurial spirit.

He introduced his economic recovery plan, the Commonwealth Entrepreneurial Tax Relief program, which is designed to help reduce business costs, particularly for small businesses as he states that they are the economic generators of our region, and restore the Commonwealth’s competitiveness. Part of Cahill’s plan includes providing entrepreneurs with tax relief during the first three years of business by waving the income tax, waving the unemployment tax for each employee up to five, and providing relief from sales tax for business expenditures. He claims that this program will help establish new businesses, create jobs and reduce unemployment, and reinvest in the state’s economy.

To view images from this morning’s forum, please click here.

Press coverage from the event can be found in the Boston Herald, the Associated Press, and State House News. Tune in to WBUR 90.9 for a complete broadcast of the forum with Treasurer Cahill at 8pm on Sunday, May 16.

Don’t miss the next Government Affairs Forum with Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker on June 10. Click here for more information or to register.

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

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Chamber chair goes "On the Hot Seat" with the Boston Globe

The Chamber's newly-inaugurated chair, Bank of America Massachusetts President Bob Gallery, was featured in the Boston Globe on Sunday. In a one-on-one interview with Robert Gavin as part of the "On the Hot Seat" series, Gallery touches on the local economy, the Massachusetts business climate, and financial reform among many other topics.

Read the full interview by clicking here. (Photo by Aram Boghosian for the Boston Globe)

CEO of BJ's discusses impact of water crisis on 'This Week in Business'

Yesterday on ‘This Week in Business,’ Laura Sen, president & CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club, joined host Paul Guzzi and NECN business reporter Peter Howe to share how BJ’s responded to the recent water crisis and her plans for the company’s continued growth.

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In the Briefing Room, Dr. Ralph de la Torre, CEO of Caritas Christi, joins to talk about the future of the state’s second largest hospital chain as it transitions from a non-profit to a for-profit entity.

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On the Business Beat, Paul & Peter discuss happenings on Wall Street, the merger of United & Continental, and the impact of the water crisis on businesses in the Boston area.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More than 800 Annual Meeting pictures now online

Were you at last night's Annual Meeting? We just uploaded more than 800 pictures from the event to our online photo album.

Click here to view and download all of the high-res photography.


Press coverage of the Annual Meeting & Dinner

The Boston Herald featured the event in today's issue, which can be accessed by clicking here. And FOX 25 News featured clips from Captain Sullenberger's keynote address on last night's newscast, which you can view below, or by clicking here.

Academy of Distinguished Bostonians Video Tributes

At last night's 101st Annual Meeting & Dinner, the Chamber honored three accomplished leaders for their significant contributions to the Greater Boston community.

In the weeks leading up to the Annual Meeting, the Chamber spoke with friends of colleagues of each of the honorees to hear more about these incredible individuals from those who know them best. The video tributes that aired last night can be found below.

REGINA PISA


HENRI TERMEER



FLASH WILEY

Monday, May 3, 2010

State Treasurer Tim Cahill to address the Chamber


On Tuesday, May 11, State Treasurer Tim Cahill will adress the Chamber's Government Affairs Forum at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Tim Cahill is the treasurer and receiver general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. First elected in 2002, Cahill continues to manage the state’s finances by taking a fiscally conservative approach to investing and maximizing the use of taxpayer money. He has worked diligently to reform the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) which works with local communities to identify school facility needs, develop fiscally responsible solutions, and create safe, sound, and sustainable learning environments. Since its inception in 2004, the MSBA has made over $6.6 billion in payments to cities, towns, and regional school districts. Cahill has also worked to establish a Job Growth Initiative which has created 7,500 new jobs, and to return nearly $6.3 billion in Lottery local aid to cities and towns.

Prior to his current position, Cahill served as Norfolk County Treasurer and a Quincy City Councilor. He is a graduate of Boston University and a recipient of the 2007 Eisenhower Fellowship.

For more information or to register for this event, please click here.

Last chance to register for the Chamber's 101st Annual Meeting & Dinner

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4, the Chamber will host its 101st Annual Meeting & Dinner at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. This event is one of the largest gatherings of the Greater Boston business community, drawing nearly 1,500 people. Click here to register for this event.

Details of the event include:
Please join us for this special event - a true highlight of the Chamber's event calendar.

Click here to register for the Annual Meeting & Dinner or contact Colleen Yoo at (617) 557-7329.