What were the Top 5 business stories of 2014?

On the latest edition of This Week in Business, our business editors roundtable with Shirley Leung of the Boston Globe, Peter Howe of NECN, and Craig Douglas of the Boston Business Journal join hosts Paul Guzzi and Mike Nikitas to count down the top 5 business stories of 2014. Click here or watch below to find out what the number 1 story of the year is.

On the Business Beat, Paul, Mike, and Peter take a look at the predictions they made last year in business, sports, and politics and make predictions for 2015. Click here or watch below to check out their predictions.

Mayor Walsh event now available On Demand

All Comcast subscribers now have access to our recent Government Affairs Forum with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. This forum is available on XFINITY on Demand in the Get Local folder or through the search feature on the X1 box by speaker name. Find instructions to access this below:

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You can also access this content from our YouTube page, courtesy of our media partner Comcast:

Get access to recent Chamber events HERE

Last week, the Chamber hosted two great events: a Government Affairs Forum with Boston  Mayor Marty Walsh, and a Women’s Network Breakfast with Vicki Kennedy, Co-Founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

If you missed these events, you can now listen to them courtesy of our media partner WBUR.



Call for Spring & Summer 2015 internship postings on Intern Hub

The region’s most talented college and graduate students are already looking for summer 2015 internship opportunities in this area, and many have found their spring opportunities through Intern Hub. Visit Intern Hub today to share your opportunities before it’s too late – there’s no cost to you!

With Intern Hub, employers can:

  • Instantly search and review thousands of talented internship applicants;
  • Easily upload job descriptions, search for candidates, sort applications, schedule interviews, and send messages directly to students through the secure website; and
  • Find tips and tricks for building a successful internship program.

Please visit http://www.internhub.com today to learn more and share your 2015 internship opportunities!

If you aren’t sure how to start your internship program, or how to make sure that you get the most out of your interns, join us on Tuesday, December 16th for Intern Biz Boston. Find out more about this event here.

Contact Emily Dahlgaard at edahlgaard@bostonchamber.com with any questions.

Continuing to lead charge for research funding

Prior to the passage of the FY15 omnibus spending bill on 12/13/14, Business for Federal Research Funding weighed in with Congressional leaders to advocate for sustained funding growth across several areas of the federal budget. While the coalition is working to determine the amount of funding dedicated to research in the final budget, coalition members will continue to make the case for strong investments in federal research funds in future spending bills.

Recognizing that cuts to federal research budgets threaten innovation and economic growth, the Chamber created “Business for Federal Research Funding,” a broad-based coalition of over 60 chambers of commerce from across the country, advocating for increased federal research funding. This is critical as sequestration cuts enacted by Congress combined with discretionary spending caps well below the rate of inflation will place severe limitations on the amount of funding by FY ’16.

Recent activities include a coalition letter sent to key Congressional leaders as well as an op-ed co-authored by Chamber President Paul Guzzi and Boston University President Robert Brown in the Boston Business Journal.

To learn more, please visit: https://bostonchamber.com/business-for-federal-research-funding/ or contact Erin Trabucco at (617)557-7344 or etrabucco@bostonchamber.com.