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SBANE's Massachusetts Government Affairs Committee Seeks Volunteers

If you are interested in state or federal issues that affect small businesses like yourself, you may want to join SBANE's Government Affairs committee.  SBANE has built key connections with state and federal lawmakers as well as members of Governor Patrick's Administration. SBANE's President, Bob Baker, is a registered lobbyist at the MA State House. If you are interested in participating on this committee, please e-mail info@sbane.org or call SBANE at 781.890.9070. Information about all SBANE's Committees, including MA Government Affairs Click Here 


SBANE Announces Additional Board Members

Board Approves Appointment of Four New Members at November Meeting WALTHAM- The Board of Directors at the Smaller Business Association of New England recently voted to further expand their numbers at the October 17th Annual Meeting, bringing the total number of Board Members from 29 to 33. 


SBANE Announces New Chairman of the Board

The leadership change was voted on at the October 17th Annual Meeting WALTHAM- The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) announced Phillip M. Papoojian as the new Chairman of the Board, taking over from Andrew Botti of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, who held the position for the last two years. Papoojian has been involved with SBANE in various capacities on the Board and Executive Committee since 1993, including chairing the SBANE Rhode Island chapter. He has a BA in Chemistry (cum laude) from Fitchburg State College, an MS in Plastics Engineering from UMASS Lowell, an MBA in Finance from Anna Maria College, and completed the Executive Marketing Program at the University Of Michigan Ross School Of Business. He has been President and COO of Metachem Resins Corporation (MERECO) in West Warwick, RI since 1997 and has worked for MERECO for a total of 20 years. Papoojian began his two year term as Chairman at the October 17th Annual Meeting and Profitable Connections Award Program. In a recent letter to the SBANE Membership, Papoojian outlined his goal for the next two years. 


SBANE Holds Annual Meeting in Waltham

U.S. Senator Scott Brown gives Keynote, 10 member companies receive Profitable Connections Awards WALTHAM- SBANE’s Annual Meeting, held Monday, October 17th at the Westin Hotel in Waltham brought out nearly 300 business owners to elect the Board of Directors, listen to Senator Scott Brown’s keynote speech and witness 10 fellow members receive a “Profitable Connections Award”. 


SBANE Rhode Island Chapter Announces New Leadership

Changes were announced at the SBANE Annual Meeting on October 17th WALTHAM, Ma., October 27, 2011- SBANE’s Rhode Island Chapter, which meets once a month at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island, announced changes to their leadership after SBANE’s October 17th Annual Meeting. John Cronin, Regional Director-Statewide of the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center Johnson & Wales is the new Chair of the Rhode Island Chapter. He took over the position from Philip M. Papoojian, Metachem Resins Corporation (MERCO), who is now SBANE’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. 


SBANE Announces Board Members for the 2012 year

For Immediate Release SBANE Announces Board Members for the 2012 year SBANE Member’s welcomed 7 new Directors, including a new Chairman of the Board at the October 17th Annual Meeting 


Congress Comes to Massachusetts to discuss SBIR Programs

SBANE hosts one round-table and invited to speak at another 


SBANE Breakfast Series Kicks Off New Season with “Painting…Magic into Profit”

2011 SBANE Innovation Winner IdeaPaint’s CEO talks about where the idea came from and where they are going next. WALTHAM- Everyone has used a dry erase whiteboard at some point in time; they are in offices, schools and homes all across the country. So why did 105 businessmen and women gather at the Westin Hotel in Waltham to learn about the newest trend in….whiteboards? 


SBANE President, Bob Baker, Speaks Out On The Economy

Capital Access to Small Business is Crucial to Future Job Growth The recent job creation numbers illustrate the anemic growth in our nation's economy. While Massachusetts is faring better than most states, there are glaring weaknesses in the Commonwealth's economy beyond the Greater Boston area and the Route 128 corridor. Most economic policy experts believe that the key economic driver of new jobs is small business. I think it's instructive to review the initiatives enacted by federal and state governmental policy makers since the recession, to cope with this economic contraction. It may be beneficial to offer specific options that might better influence small business investment behavior and capital formation. 


SBANE Educational Series Shifts to Focus on “Taking the Board Plunge”

A Three Member Panel Discusses Five Essential Ingredients to Optimizing Board Effectiveness Waltham- The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) presented a new topic in a recent educational series held in Waltham. “Taking the Board Plunge”…Five Essential Ingredients To Optimize Board Effectiveness was presented by a three member panel and two moderators. The event was the first of its kind and very well received.