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Programs & Events

Programs to keep you connected, informed and inspired.

We offer a robust schedule of unique and thoughtful programming that reflects the most relevant issues facing the Greater Boston businesses community. With more than 100 programs and events each year, our gatherings allow you and your colleagues to:

  • Collaborate and share points of view
  • Stay informed and hear from prominent regional business leaders
  • Make important connections for your organization and professional development

Our Programs

Government Affairs Forums

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Presented in partnership with Bank of America, these programs provide a platform for professionals to gain valuable insight from prominent government officials, build a strong network in the business and government communities and engage in important policy issues impacting our region.


Executive Forums

Presented in partnership with the University of Massachusetts, our Executive Forum series features distinguished leaders from business and academia who address the issues affecting our region's core industries.

Women's Network

Our Women's Network provides networking programs and career enrichment and development for women at all professional levels, and spotlights the accomplishments and positive influence women have on our region. Learn More

Young Professionals Network

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Presented in partnership with Citizens Bank and open to professionals ages 21-39, our Young Professionals Network offers opportunities for networking, professional development, civic engagement, and fun for up-and-coming Greater Boston professionals. Learn More


Chamber Networking Group

Our free, member-exclusive Chamber Networking Group events are designed specifically for our small- to medium-size member companies, who want to expand their network of business contacts, generate new business leads and learn the most effective strategies for networking.  We host Chamber Networking Groups every other month. 

Webinars

Take full advantage of your Chamber membership from the convenience of your desk with our 30-minute webinars. Through our webinar series, you'll hear from other members, meet the Chamber team, and learn more about all the Chamber has to offer you and your organization. Check our events calendar for upcoming webinars, or listen to past webinars here.


Annual Events

Annual Meeting

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The highlight of our programs calendar, our Annual Meeting draws 2,000 members of the region's business, government, and civic leadership for an evening of networking and celebrating the accomplishments of the Greater Boston region. The event, held annually in May, typically features remarks from both the Mayor of Boston and the Governor of Massachusetts, a keynote speaker of national-renown, and a celebration of inductees into our prestigious Academy of Distinguished Bostonians.  

Pinnacle Awards

The premier business event for women (and men), our annual Pinnacle Awards are held in January and honor eight business and professional women who have demonstrated excellence in business, management and lifetime achievement. This inspirational program draws over 1,000 participants from business and government.

Small Business of the Year Awards

The Small Business of the Year Awards honors the top ten small and high-growth businesses that demonstrate achievement in management, workplace excellence, product innovation and social responsibility, with a commitment to growing in Greater Boston.

Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Awards

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The Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Awards are designed to celebrate the contributions of the region's current and emerging young leaders from public, private and nonprofit sectors who have demonstrated professional, personal and civic commitment to improving the quality of life in Greater Boston. Past recipients include President John F. Kennedy, conductor Leonard Bernstein, business leader Jack Connors, Jr., and community advocate and United Nations representative, Carol Fulp. 


Summer Reception

Held each July, our Summer Reception is a laid-back networking event with cocktails and snacks at one of Boston's most unique venues.

Holiday Reception

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Special Programs of the Chamber

City Awake

City Awake is the civic innovation lab of the Chamber. City Awake works to convene leaders across industries and sectors to work towards solving the toughest problems facing Greater Boston by hosting public events and forums to build community and by championing Boston as the best place to start a nonprofit and social enterprise. A key program of City Awake is "City Awake Delegates," a nine-month interactive platform designed to mobilize and empower millenials as active stakeholders in Boston's civic dialogue. Learn More

City to City

City to City Boston is a program of the Chamber that 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. A highlight of the program is the Annual Discovery Trip, where a cohort of business, government and civic leaders travel to meet their counterparts in another major city in order to explore, learn and share their best practices. For more information about City to City Boston contact Justin Kang