Join the Massachusetts Apprentice Network for the one-year anniversary of its launch.
9:30am - 11:00am
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
This event will explore why in-game advertising is becoming the next big advertising channel and how companies can tap into the gaming ad space.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Thank you for joining us for our second Government Affairs forum of the year that featured Ronald J. Mariano, Massachusetts Speaker of the House.
9:45am - 11:00am
Designed for mid-level managers and supervisors, this new certificate program addresses workplace well-being through unique, innovative, and actionable methods.
Join our Transformational DEI Certificate! Our comprehensive learning & development offerings are designed to connect and grow strong leaders who lead both inside and out of the office.
Our Women’s Leadership Program enables you to take your leadership to the next level by arming you with the most in-demand leadership toolkit.
Expand your DEI professional development with a virtual workshop focused specifically on LGBTQIA+ identities and inclusion.
Our Economic Inclusion Committee provides strategic support around research, policies, and programs that are focused on building equal opportunity.
We are developing an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform economic inclusion for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
The Fierce Urgency of Now Festival brings Boston’s diverse young professionals together with business leaders, organizations and their peers to build connection, advance careers and ignite positive change.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
BIMA (the Boston Interactive Media Association) serves a vibrant community of like-minded professionals from agencies, brands, publishers, and ad-tech companies with business interests in the New England market.
For more than 25 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all background and career levels. Today, our Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women each year.
Through MITX (the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange), we’re building valuable connections between the people and ideas behind technology and its impact on the future of customer experiences, all to create a community that’s finding tomorrow’s solutions together.
We support small business through public policy initiatives, events designed to connect small businesses in Greater Boston to their peers and established business leaders, professional development offerings, and free small business advising.
Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
Our member directory is your resource to discover, connect, and engage with Boston’s businesses from every industry and sector.
A CHAMBER INITIATIVE
Senior Director, Economic Inclusion
We are pleased to share that Pacesetters increased their spend with local businesses of color by $99.4 million, a 222% increase year over year, and increased spend with statewide businesses of color by $23 million. Utilizing equitable and innovative procurement best practices, Pacesetters tripled their spend with local businesses of color in 2021. As the business community continues to answer the call to action – affirming commitment with meaningful change – we must continue this momentum of increased spend at the local, state, and national levels.
is closed in one generation
of all business & government contracts go to businesses of color in the Commonwealth within 5 years
of Massachusetts’ largest MBEs generate revenue of $50M or more within 5 years
of corporate & government procurement dollars
the loan denial rates
of venture capital investment
Business Association Partners
BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
This program gives MBEs the chance to hear directly from procurement officers at Pacesetter corporations to learn about their specific processes and expectations, RFP and bidding preferences, contract cycles, and more.
These awards help shine a brighter light on outstanding efforts and achievements, as well as highlight best practices – both of which lead to economic inclusion for MBEs.
Providing bias training to Pacesetter procurement officers supports their path towards supplier diversity, so they can work with MBEs and the high standard of delivery and innovation that they offer.
Mar 09, 20233:00pm - 4:00pmVirtual
“Together, we can and must create a more equitable business community through individual commitments, accountability, and collaboration” - James E. Rooney, GBCC President & CEO
The Pacesetters Initiative seeks to provide insights and exposure for MBEs at all stages of development and capacity levels.