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SBANE hosts "2010 High Technology Summit' at Westin Waltham

"Tomorrow's Innovation Today.... the Larger and Smaller Way" 

SBANE secures a Raytheon supplier matchmaking contract for Beckwood Services, Inc.

Beckwood Services, Inc. receives contract to provide components for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System Plaistow, NH - Beckwood Services, Inc. has been awarded a contract from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems to provide mission-critical components and subassemblies for Patriot Missile Fire Control Systems manufactured for the United Arab Emirates by Raytheon. The combat-proven Patriot is the cornerstone of air and missile defense for twelve countries, including the U.S. This contract is an example of the relationship Raytheon has with New Hampshire small business manufacturers who have demonstrated the world class engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply chain management capability that Raytheon requires. Beckwood was established in 1991 to design and manufacture electronic controls for electro-mechanical equipment used by International Fortune 1000 companies in the machine-tool, semi-conductor, military and defense industries. Beckwood gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Office of Governor John Lynch, the Congressional delegation of the State of New Hampshire and SBANE, the Smaller Business Association of New England. Each provided support and recognition to Beckwood in the pursuit of this contract. As a result of this contract, Beckwood will increase its employment in Plaistow, NH by 15% over the next two years.

SBANE & MA Life Sciences Center featured in BBJ; 'State grants to target sciences firms'

State grants to target life sciences firms 

SBANE Hosts Panel on Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ New Data Protection Rules

SBANE Hosts Panel on Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ New Data Protection Rules 

SBANE President Testifies at Capitol Hill in Favor of Senate Bill 2170

SBANE President Testifies at Capitol Hill in Favor of Senate Bill 2170 

Warwick’s Crowne Plaza Hosts SBANE’s September Breakfast Series Event

Warwick, RI – SBANE held its first annual Rhode Island breakfast event to kickoff the program series on Wednesday, September 16th from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI. Keynote guest speaker, Dr. Peter Hollmann, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Rhode Island, discussed healthcare concerns, affordability and reform to SBANE’s registered guests and members. Dr. Hollmann tackled some of the controversial and compelling healthcare issues that Rhode Island small business owners are facing, given the state’s market economy such as the Primary Care crisis, specific medical cost drivers and increasing premiums. Dr. Hollmann also discussed his prediction of the 2009 Health-Care Reform Bill and how he foresees it dividing Rhode Island’s small business community.