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SBANE RI Urges the General Assembly to Improve the Business Climate and Not Raise Taxes

SBANE RI Press Release 


SBANE Launches Non-Profit Committee

For Immediate Release 


SBANE Member Hosts 2012 Small Business Matchmaker Fair in Rhode Island


SBANE President to Participate in Roundtable Discussion

WALTHAM- SBANE President Bob Baker will be participating in an "Access to Capital" public hearing on Monday, February 27th from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in Boston City Hall’s City Council Chambers, scheduled by Senator Scott Brown (R-MA). 


New Opportunities for SBANE Members

SBANE has just launched “Business Opportunities for SBANE Members,” a new, member-only benefit.  This section is limited to SBANE member companies who are looking for services and is not to be used by companies advertising their service or looking for employment.  Opportunities will be posted on the SBANE website under “Member Benefits” at www.sbane.org.  To request a post to this page, e-mail your request to sarah@sbane.org


SBANE Announces New Human Resources Committee Chair

WALTHAM- The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) announced a change in leadership to the Human Resources Committee this week. Karyn White, Human Resources Director for Diamond Antenna & Microwave Corp in Littleton, MA, will be assuming the role of Co-Chair at the February 9th meeting. 


SBANE President and 14 SBANE Members to Receive NSBA Award

Bob Baker, SBANE President, and 14 SBANE Members to receive the NSBA, Small Business Technology Council's Champion of Small Business Innovation Award  The NSBAs SBTC "Champion of Small Business" Awards will be presented at the Hyatt Regency Capital Hill, Washington DC on Thursday, February 2, 2012.  Below is more information on this award from the NSBA.  In addition to SBANE President, Bob Baker, the following SBANE members will also be honored: Chuck Kolb, Aerodyne Research, Inc. 


SBANE Advocates for Satellite Patent Office in Boston

When President Obama signed the America Invents Act into law on September 16, 2011, it included a provision for three or more satellite patent offices throughout the United States. The first office will be opened in Detroit during July of 2012. Where will the others be? The Smaller Business Association of New England is hoping one will be here in Boston. 


SBANE LinkedIn Group a Major Communication Tool for Members

SBANE Members are now taking their networking online with the SBANE “Members Only Group” WALTHAM- With the internet available on smart phones, tablets and laptops, online business communities have changed the way many busy CEO's and business owners are networking these days. With that in mind, The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) will be using the association’s “Member Only” Linkedin Group as a major source of communication for members in 2012. 


SBANE Endorses "The Vision Project"

WALTHAM- In an uncertain economy, one fact is clear: Massachusetts residents who gradate from college fare better, overall than those who never earned post-secondary degrees. Within the next years, six of every ten jobs will require at least an associate's degree. The Commonwealth will need a more highly skilled workforce- and business and industry will need local colleges and universities to scale up quickly with programs to meet their fast-changing, highly specialized workforce needs.