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SBANE Announces Board Members for the 2014-2015 year

For Immediate Release  


NSBA Economic Report: Small-Business Hiring Improves


SBANE CEO Dialogue Open Registration

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 meeting, every member of the CEO Dialogue group will be able to candidly share their business situations and goals, while receiving honest feedback and insight from those who have been through those types of experiences. To share the knowledge in a safe and non-competitive environment results in better business achievement, builds optimal leadership skills, and will create long lasting relationships with peers. 


NYT: "They Protect Small Businesses" by SBANE's Former Chairman Andrew Botti

They Protect Small Businesses Andrew P. Botti Andrew P. Botti is a lawyer at the McLane Law Firm and the former chairman of the Smaller Business Association of New England. 


SBANE: The 2014 New England Innovation Awards Winners

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. 


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

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, hiring numbers, and employee benefits/programs.  The results are in, and it looks like New England smaller businesses are positive about what 2014 will bring. 


SBANE Elects New Chair of the Board of Directors

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, programs and events. I have worked with Bob on SBANE matters for the past 10 years and I am thrilled to continue working with him in his new role as the Chair of our Board of Directors. 


Economic Impacts of Sequestration - Survey of Federal Government Contractors

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 is administering this survey to analyze the economic impacts of sequestration on the defense and non-defense sectors of the Massachusetts economy. Your responses will be used confidentially to clarify how federal spending cuts specifically impact the Massachusetts economy and its businesses. 


SBANE Chairman of the Board to Speak at Upcoming PBN Summit

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 Hotel in Warwick. For more information or to register be visit www.pbn.com. 


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

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 has been a marked increase among non-exporters who said they would be interested in starting to export their goods and/or services from just 43 percent in 2010 to 63 percent today.