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.
October 4, 2021
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce submitted testimony to the Joint Committee on Ways & Means and the Joint Committee on Education regarding the state’s use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support the academic, career, and socio-emotional needs of Massachusetts’ students. In determining how to use this infusion of federal funding, the Chamber urges the state to prioritize equity as well as impactful and proven investments that support students’ academic and career success.
Equity must be embedded in the state’s approach to using ARPA funding for educational recovery efforts. Prioritizing equity is necessary because the state’s current Chapter 70 education aid distribution formula results in inequitable outcomes, as revealed in a report the Chamber co-authored with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) titled Missing the Mark. To ensure equitable outcomes, the state should conduct an equity analysis to ensure proposed ARPA funding uses are predicated on student and community need. The equity analysis should evaluate funding outcomes, determine if inequitable impacts follow, and provide recommendations to revise any proposals that result in inequitable outcomes.
In addition to focusing on equity, a swift academic recovery for all students necessitates that the state invests its ARPA funds strategically. The Chamber developed a framework outlining the employer community’s priority investments and principles to support Massachusetts’s students. The framework focuses on proven best practices to address students’ academic and socio-emotional needs now while preparing them for college and career.
Senior Vice President, Policy & Research