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.
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.
Celebrating Veteran’s Day
As we approach Veteran’s Day, I want to thank all those who have answered the call of service to our country; those who have fought and are still fighting. Your dedication and service are invaluable to the freedom we have as American citizens. I’d like to also take the time to recognize and thank the families of those in our military, for their commitment and making military service possible.
My late father was a US Navy Veteran and career civil servant in the Department of the Navy and my father-in-law is a US Army Veteran. And, having grown up in Annapolis, I have many friends in the military.
At National Grid, we have nearly 700 Veterans working among us as well as active military members.
Our Veterans are selfless team players with common goals. They’re focused and committed to strategic planning. Their leadership styles and experience are valued and translate across departments, demographics, and roles. They work in all areas of our business – from finance to field work. Veterans come with a “no excuse” attitude toward mission execution, even in the face of extreme hardship. In other words, we can count on them to get the job done.
Through our DEI initiatives, we are working to welcome more Veterans to our teams. I am proud to say that we have been a longtime Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) employer. We are also in the process of finalizing our Department of Defense SkillBridge program partnership which will help with the transition from military world to business world.
Our Veterans’ Employee Resource group is active year-round with events and programs that all employees (veterans and non-veterans) can take part in. The group is led by co-executive sponsor Joseph Suich, former Paratrooper Team Leader with the 82nd Airborne. The team is kicking off the month of November with a webinar outlining the history of the American flag. Our speaker series, which will be held throughout the month, will include retired United States Marine Corps Colonel Beau Higgins and Brigadier General Stephen Curda, who is the first Korean American to reach the rank of one-star general in the Army Reserve. What an honor it is to have them join our leadership speaker series.
I want to leave you with a quote from someone I admire and one of our nation’s leaders and veterans, who passed away one year ago, former Secretary of State and General Colin Powell, “The nation owes a great debt to its veterans, whose service to the nation spans every decade, every year, every day of our country’s existence. Through untold courage and sacrifice, America’s veterans have secured the liberty which the founding fathers sought to establish, in times of darkness and danger as well as in times of peace and prosperity. America’s veterans have been there. Veterans have proudly carried the torch of liberty for all to see”.
Thank you to all the veterans and their families.
New England President