Chamber News

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Are you ready for hypergrowth?

“This is going to be a fairly optimistic talk.” That’s how Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, began his presentation to our chamber yesterday.

Greg Reibman

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Bringing a life sciences cluster to our region

Last week I wrote about how we have a golden opportunity to rebuild our economy, expand our commercial tax base and bring good paying jobs to our region by establishing a life sciences cluster along our part of I-95. Today that opportunity looks even more promising.

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
CDC: You can stop doing that now

You know all that disinfecting you’ve been doing at your place of work or at home? You can stop doing it, the CDC said yesterday.

Greg Reibman

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A golden opportunity for Newton (maybe Needham and Wellesley too)

As discussed at our chamber event Monday, Newton has a golden opportunity to get a slice of the life sciences real estate boom, thanks to a proposal by Mark Development to revise its Riverside T station project.

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Here's something every employer should contemplate

Anti-Asian hate incidents occur at places of businesses more than anywhere else. That’s according to nationwide survey released last week by Stop AAPI Hate.

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The glass without the Guinness

Bob Luz of the Mass Restaurant Association describes at "the peanut butter without the jelly." I tend to think of it as the glass without the Guinness. You know, sadly empty.

Greg Reibman

Friday, March 12, 2021
Five things in the COVID bill for small businesses

Yesterday’s signing of the $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill is having an immediate impact on the travel and tourism. Major airlines are canceling tens of thousands of planned layoffs. Amtrak just announced it will restore long-distance trains in May.

Greg Reibman

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Frontline workers waiting to get in line

Anyone under 65 who has not lived the frustration of trying to score a vaccine through the state’s mass vax sign up system, may never have to.

Greg Reibman

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Congress helps restaurants, venues; ignores pleas from gyms, senior care

At least some of our cultural organizations -- those that operate performing arts venues -- will receive relief from the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package that is expected to be approved by the US House today and signed this week by President Joe Biden.

Greg Reibman

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Second guessing our governor

For at least ten months now, people have been second guessing Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening plans. But his latest loosening of some restrictions is drawing criticism from an impressive array of heavy hitters.

Greg Reibman

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