The BIMA Summer Sizzler is the must-attend networking event for marketing and media professionals.
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Museum of Science
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.
This is an opportunity to meet the Chamber staff as you learn how to leverage your Chamber benefits effectively to meet your goals through our offerings.
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
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.
We are now recruiting for our 2022 fall DEI cohort! We hope you’ll join us in our mission to increase DEI fluency and change in the Boston business community – starting with you.
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).
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.
September 14, 2021
The Chamber submitted testimony in support of H.245, An Act to provide relief for the cost of child care. Massachusetts cannot remain competitive in attracting workforce talent if child care costs are unaffordable for families. This bill will help address the high cost of child care services by doubling the Massachusetts personal income tax deduction for employment related expenses from $4,800 to $9,600 for individual tax filers and from $9,600 to $19,200 for couples filing jointly. This deduction has not been adjusted since January 2002.
According to a 2019 survey conducted by the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, Massachusetts has the second highest child care costs in the nation with an average cost of $20,913 per year for an infant. This cost represents a barrier to entry into the workforce for parents who want to work: 26 percent of respondents who stayed home with their child indicated a need or desire to work. Increasing the allowable deduction defrays child care costs and can make it more affordable for working families.
Investment in child care services also has positive implications for youth and the broader economy. According to research by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), investments in early childhood education result in earnings gains associated with high school graduation, health care cost savings, and reductions in crime. For businesses, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce reports that employers see lower turnover rates when their employees have access to affordable child care benefits. Making child care more affordable through tax benefits can have long-term payoffs for both individual families and the economy.
Download the letter here.
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Government Affairs Manager