This holiday season, join City Awake on a volunteer day program at Saint Francis House.
7:00am - 3:00pm
St. Francis House
Join us to hear from Joelle Gamble, Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor and local leading experts on their projections for the financial year ahead.
9:30am - 11:00am
The BIMA Holiday Gala is the can't-miss networking event for professionals in the digital marketing and media community.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Artists For Humanity EpiCenter
Our Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) program provides emerging leaders with a socially conscious and civically engaged leadership toolkit, as well as the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiential assignments.
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.
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.
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The Chamber submitted testimony to oppose H.2942, An Act authorizing the city of Boston to fund affordable housing through a fee on certain real estate transfers, offered by Representative Honan. In contrast to its stated intent of helping to create affordable housing in the City of Boston, this proposal, by applying additional fees to the sale of real property, will increase the already high costs of housing and commercial space.
The sale of many multi-unit residential and commercial buildings will exceed the proposed $2 million threshold and would be subject to the proposed two percent fee. In residential buildings, this fee will be passed on to tenants. Low-income and middle-income renters are already substantially cost burdened and any additional fees will exacerbate this issue.
Furthermore, because this fee will also apply to commercial property it will increase the already high costs of doing business in Boston. Building additional costs into the city’s real estate market that do not exist in neighboring municipalities risks reducing Boston’s competitiveness in attracting residents and businesses. Boston already has the fourth highest housing costs of the 25 largest US metro areas and commercial asking rents in Boston have also surpassed pre-pandemic levels. 
 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; CBRE Group, Inc, Q3 2021
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