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Member Press

As a benefit of membership, SBANE will gladly post press releases from member companies. It’s as easy as sending the press release to SBANE and the staff will take care of the rest. To include your company’s latest press release here, please contact Sarah Henry, Communications Manager at sarah@sbane.org.


Justin Coutu Promoted to General Manager at R & D Technologies



Primary Source presents "China and the Global Economy"

Primary Source will be hosting a networking breakfast at the Boston Marriott Newton on Thursday, February 2. Deepen your understanding of China and its recent economic rise, and enjoy breakfast and coffee with other area business leaders. For over twenty years, Primary Source has been connecting experts on China with teachers across New England. This breakfast will be a fantastic opportunity to mingle with others who are interested in China and to learn more about Primary Source and the innovative model we use to build teachers' and students' knowledge of global issues and cultures. 


SBANE Member TAB Bank Northeast Marketing Announcement


Complimentary Invitation to All SBANE Members from Burns & Levinson

You are invited to: Analysis of the America Invents Act as it Pertains to Small Businesses 


NextVault Gives Away Free Online Data Backup to Small and Medium Sized Businesses

NextVault Gives Away Free Online Data Backup to Small and Medium Sized Businesses   SUDBURY, Mass. – November 1st, 2011 - NextVault, a leading provider of online data backup, archiving and disaster recovery services, announced Free Online Data Backup for the rest of 2011 for small and medium sized (SMB) businesses. “We sympathize with the SMB market’s challenges during this tough economy,” said Kevin Harris, CEO and President of NextVault.  “Being a small business ourselves, we are on the ground and in the trenches with them and understand how the economic downturn has forced the SMB to change so much.  We hope providing free service for the rest of the year will offer some relief to businesses who have been putting off proper online data protection, fearing the inability to afford it.” SMBs are at a high risk for data loss and business interruptions because they have limited resources available to focus on anything but their core business function. Add that to the challenging economy and additional pressures on the SMB owner these days and good data backup is never found near the top of the priority list. 


Rhode Island Breakfast Questionnaire 10/12/11

Click on the link below for the results to the questionnaire taken at the 10/12 Rhode Island Breakfast SBANE - CBIZ TOFIAS QUESTIONNAIRE   


Charles T. Grigsby Named President Of The Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

BOSTON – Thursday, September 22, 2011 – The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) announced today that it has appointed Charles T. Grigsby as its President.  Mr. Grigsby has served as the Interim President for the MGCC since December, 2010, and brings considerable experience in the financial services industry to the position. Prior to his appointment to the MGCC, Mr. Grigsby worked as the Interim CEO of the Trillium Asset Management Corporation and Senior Vice President of the Massachusetts Life Insurance Community Investment Initiative. Mr. Grigsby is also Chairman of the Directors Loan Committee for Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. “Chuck Grigsby has the skill and experience necessary to successfully lead the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation,” said Secretary of Housing and Economic Development and Chairman of the MGCC Board Greg Bialecki.  “Under Chuck’s leadership, the MGCC will continue to help small businesses create and preserve jobs and spur economic development across the Commonwealth.” 


Rhode Island Breakfast - 9/14 Questionnaire

SBANE – CBIZ TOFIAS QUESTIONNAIRE SBANE RI BREAKFAST MEETING September 14, 2011 1. Do you believe that the General Assembly will pass significant pension and benefit reform that will make the RI system sustainable?   Yes -48%                No -30%             Unsure - 22%   2. Do you believe that pension reform in RI should impact current retiree benefits in the process of making the system sustainable?   


NSBA Names SBANE Member Grafton “Cap” Willey Advocate of the Year

Contact: Molly Brogan 202-552-2904 press@nsba.biz Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) has named Grafton H. “Cap” Willey IV of CBIZ Tofias inProvidence, R.I. as the winner of the 2011 Lewis Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year. Announced during NSBA’s Annual Advocate of the Year Award Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 14, Willey was recognized along with four other finalists for the award. “Awarding this honor to Cap in the name of our shared mentor, Lewis Shattuck, means a great deal to me,” said Larry Nannis, CPA, NSBA chair and shareholder at Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C. “In addition to being one of the best CPAs I know, Cap has been a tireless advocate for small businesses and is been a tremendous asset to the small-business community.” 


The Art of Hiring Smart presented by Gary Kilzer