On January 27, 2017 we held our 23rd Annual - and largest ever - Pinnacle Awards with more than 1,100 attendees on hand to honor eight outstanding Greater Boston women professionals. Governor Charlie Baker and Mayor Walsh were on hand to present awards to Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders and President of the WAGE Project, Inc., Evelyn Murphy. Learn more about the event and our honorees here.
In January 2017, we launched Chamber MX, a one-day mentoring event for established small businesses and startups to gain advice and guidance from high-level experts. Learn more about our small business initiatives and upcoming events here.
In 2016, the Chamber was a major voice in calling for an energy bill that balanced cost, reliability, and environmental factors. The Chamber was a leading resource of objective and credible information throughout the process. We released our policy brief, “The Current Balance,” which was widely read by media, legislators, and key members of the governor’s cabinet.
In 2017, we refreshed the Chamber brand to better reflect who we are and the community we serve. The refresh included this updated and responsive website, new mission, vision and purpose statements, and a new look to our physical presence at our events. Check out our new messaging here.
Research & Data Analytics
We added two new staff members who are dedicated to enhancing the Chamber's research and data analytics capacities. In its first year, the Chamber created a highly regarded report on the Massachusetts electricity market that served as a resource to policy makers and press during the creation of energy legislation. View more research and reports from this talented team.
Small and Diverse Business Engagement
Our Membership Team has a renewed focus on engaging small and diverse businesses and groups with the Chamber. We've launched new services and programs designed to support small businesses and help them succeed and grow. Learn More
Programs & Partnerships, New and Old
In 2016 we welcomed City Awake as the civic innovation lab of the Chamber. City Awake’s mission is to establish Boston as the best place for social innovation, by convening leaders to solve the toughest problems facing our region, hosts public events to build community across different issues and different sectors, and celebrates Boston as the best city to start a nonprofit and social enterprise. Learn More
Also in 2016, we welcomed the City to City Boston program back to the Chamber. City to City Boston creates a network of community and business leaders, identifies best practices that achieve social and economic change in urban areas around the world, and brings those ideas back to Boston. In 2016, the delegation traveled to Austin, Texas for their annual Discovery Trip. To learn more, contact Justin Kang, Vice President of Strategy & Growth.