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SBANE Announces Board Members for the 2014-2015 year

October 28, 2014

For Immediate Release SBANE Announces Board Members for the 2014-2015 year SBANE Members welcomed 6 new Directors at the October 21st Annual Meeting Waltham, MA, October 27, 2014 - SBANE Members gathered at the Westin Waltham Hotel on Tuesday, October 21st for an Annual Meeting where the first order of business was to elect new members to ...

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SBANE CEO Dialogue Open Registration

August 14, 2014

The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) has now opened registration for the CEO Dialogue Program. The CEO Dialogue Program is a business owner’s exclusive peer advisory group, consisted of up to ten C-Level peers who meet regularly, once a month, to discuss business issues and business strategy in a confidential space. With each ...

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NYT: “They Protect Small Businesses” by SBANE’s Former Chairman Andrew Botti

June 17, 2014

They Protect Small Businesses Andrew P. Botti is a lawyer at the McLane Law Firm and the former chairman of the Smaller Business Association of New England. JUNE 10, 2014 Noncompete agreements are integral legal mechanisms for small businesses, which must protect their intellectual property and confidential information to stay afloat. In Massachusetts, noncompetes have been recognized and enforced for this very ...

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SBANE: The 2014 New England Innovation Awards Winners

May 08, 2014

For Immediate Release: SBANE: The 2014 New England Innovation Awards Winners WALTHAM, MA – May 8, 2014 The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards since its inception in 1986, proudly announces the 2014 Winners, selected from 210 innovative organizations to compete in the final phase of this competition. Rising Star Category Content ...

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SBANE & Insight Performance Inc. HR & Business Climate Survey Results Are In

January 27, 2014

Insight Performance Inc. conducted a Human Resources Program & Business Climate survey, forecasting the business trends for 2014. Respondents were smaller companies located in the New England area and 89% of those respondents have 1 to 100  full time employees. Companies based their 2014 predictions by evaluating their, at the time, current 2013 profits, business conditions, ...

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SBANE Elects New Chair of the Board of Directors

November 05, 2013

November 4, 2013 I am very pleased to announce that Robert M. Shea has been elected Chair of the SBANE Board of Directors for a two-year term, commencing October 30, 2013. Bob has served on the Board and Executive Committee for several years, most recently as Secretary, and has been very active in supporting SBANE committees, ...

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Economic Impacts of Sequestration – Survey of Federal Government Contractors

September 19, 2013

On March 1, 2013, automatic across-the-board cuts in federal spending, known as “sequestration,” instituted caps on the amount of federal funds that would be distributed to state agencies, departments, contractors, and subcontractors. On behalf of the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance, MassDevelopment, and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute ...

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SBANE Chairman of the Board to Speak at Upcoming PBN Summit

September 18, 2013

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 The Providence Business News will host a summit about the launch of the Health Benefits Exchange. Phil Papoojian, Chairman of the SBANE Board of Directors and President of MERECO Technologies Group, will sit on the distinguished panel. The event will be held from 8:00 until 10:30 am at the Crowne Plaza ...

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SBANE Affiliate NSBA Releases New Survey on Exporting Shows Small Business Export Growth

June 13, 2013

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz New Survey on Exporting Shows Small Business Export Growth Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) and its international trade arm, the Small Business Exporters Association (SBEA) today released the 2013 Small Business Exporting Survey. Among the key findings: more small businesses are exporting today than just three years ago; and there ...

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NSBA to Host Briefing Call on Immigration Reform – May 30

May 20, 2013

NSBA to Host Briefing Call on Immigration Reform – May 30 On Thursday, May 30 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, NSBA will host a teleconference to discuss immigration reform and how the various proposals being debated in Congress today could impact your business. In addition to NSBA experts, the call will feature Mr. Alvaro M. Bedoya, Chief Counsel for ...

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SBANE Announces the Winners of the 2013 New England Innovation Awards

May 09, 2013

Judges chose eight winners from an impressive pool of 204 nominees WALTHAM, Mass., May 9, 2013- The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) has announced the eight winners of the prestigious 2013 SBANE New England Innovation Awards. The winners, narrowed from a list of 20 finalists, were announced at the May 8th Evening of ...

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Boston Business Journal honors SBANE Member EBS Capstone as a 2013 “Best Places to Work” winner.

May 03, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:       Lisa Graziano EBS Capstone 617-658-7130 lisa.graziano@ebscapstone.com Boston, MA–EBS Capstone was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two stage nomination process and the results ofemployee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March&April.MA – The Boston Business Journal has named EBS Capstone one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its eleventh ...

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SBANE Teamed Up With RunLittleFoot to Host Holiday Shoe Drive

January 07, 2013

In December, SBANE teamed up with RunLittlefoot to support a great cause to provide much needed shoes to children and adults in need*. We are happy to announce that, thanks to your generosity, it was a huge success! We collected 117 pairs of shoes: 22 pairs of children’s shoes (mostly brand new) are headed to Cradles ...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED for SBANE’s Manufacturing Matching Grant Program

October 29, 2012

Due to power outages and widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, SBANE has extended the deadline for the Manufacturing Matching Grant Program. The new deadline will be Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 by 5:00 pm. This is a competitive, one-time matching grant program which may award up to $7500 per company ...

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SBANE Holds Annual Meeting in Waltham

October 22, 2012

Brian Schmidt of Google gives Keynote Address, 11 companies receive Profitable Connections Awards WALTHAM – SBANE’s Annual Meeting, held Thursday, October 18th at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, brought out 250 business owners and CEOs to elect the Board of Directors, listen to a keynote address and witness eleven companies receive a “Profitable Connections Award”. The ...

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SBANE President Announces Staff Change

August 09, 2012

Bob Baker, SBANE President, announces two staff changes within SBANE.  Valerie Benedict, Communications and Programs Director for SBANE for the past nine years, has retired and will return to San Antonio, Texas.  Valerie has accepted our offer to continue as SBANE’s designer/developer, so you will still see her influence in our brochures and promotional materials. I am ...

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SBANE Partners with Google to get Rhode Island Businesses Online

June 05, 2012

Websites are now free for Rhode Island businesses! At SBANE, we believe the web is an essential platform for all of our members. That’s why we’ve joined Rhode Island Get Your Business Online a Google-led program that provides the tools and resources for Rhode Island businesses to get online and succeed online. The program includes: ●     A ...

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SBANE Partners with Google to get Massachusetts Businesses Online

May 22, 2012

Websites are now free for Massachusetts businesses! At the SBANE, we believe the web is an essential platform for all of our members. That’s why we’ve joined Massachusetts Get Your Business Online a Google-led program that provides the tools and resources for Massachusetts businesses to get online and succeed online. The program includes: ●     A free, easy-to-build, professional ...

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SBANE Announces the Winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards

May 16, 2012

SBANE Announces the Winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards Judges chose ten winners out of a recording breaking 268 nominated companies WALTHAM, Mass., May 16, 2012­- The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) has announced the ten winners of the prestigious 2012 SBANE New England Innovation Awards. The winners, narrowed from a list ...

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