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13Jun

2011 New England Innovation Awards Winner Video Presentations

SBANE's 2011 New England Innovation Awards Winner presentations to the panel of 40 judges at the Henderson House, Weston, MA are now available for review.   Our winners, Black Duck Software, Biovation, Harvest Power, IdeaPaint, John Matouk & Co., Inc., Science Club For Girls, TEI Biosciences Inc., Biovation, and United Teen Equality Center-Lowell, made short presentations about their company and its compelling innovation. The judging process was extensive and SBANE is proud to show a small portion of the competitive process.  To view each video, please click here... 

02Jun

SBANE Member Companies make Boston Business Journal’s List of Best Places to Work

For Immediate Release Three Member Companies will find out where on the list they rank. WALTHAM- Three member companies of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) made the Boston Business Journal’s List of the “2011 Best Places to Work” and will find out on June 9th how they ranked on the list. Ember Corporation made the list, which is grouped according to “small”, “medium” and “large” and joined SBANE is in 2011. Alexander, Aronson, Finning and Co., CP and Wolf & Co., PC also made the list in the “medium” category. Both companies became SBANE members in 1996. 

01Jun

SBANE President Meets with Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and Members of Congress

President Bob Baker reports successful trip to the Nation’s Capital WALTHAM- The President of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), Bob Baker, met with Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R), Representative Ed Markey (D) and Representative Nikki Tsonga in Washington last week. 

28May

SBANE Hosts “Capital Solutions for Small Business” Panel discussion at Mechanic's Hall in Worcester

WORCESTER- The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), in conjunction with the law offices of Mirick O’Connell hosted “Capital Solutions for Small Business” on Wednesday at Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester. Charles Grigsby, Interim President of the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) was the featured speaker. He was joined by a panel of four others who either provided services for small business or had received services from the MGCC. The speakers were focused on letting local area business know that there are resources available to them and that these resources work. 

26May

SBANE President Bob Baker Heads to Washington

While in Washington, President Baker plans to meet with Senator Brown and Representatives Markey and Tsongas WALTHAM, Mass., May 25, 2011­- The President of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), Bob Baker will head to Washington tomorrow and will have lunch with Senator Scott Brown (R) of Massachusetts. This will be Baker’s first introduction to the Senator since he took office in January of 2010. 

14May

Winners of SBANE's 2011 New England Innovation Awards

WALTHAM, Mass., May 12, 2011 – Nine organizations, including profit and nonprofit entities, were honored at the 25th annual SBANE New England Innovation Award (NEIA) festivities last evening at the Westin Hotel here.  As further evidence that innovation can thrive in any field of endeavor, the winners represent firms in such diverse fields as regenerative medicine, software development, organic waste treatment, textiles, dry-erase paint technology, youth services, food packaging, plastics industry and science education. 

14May

To Avoid Shutdown, Landrieu Files Extension of SBIR, STTR Programs

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship released a statement on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, announcing that Representative Mary Landrieu has filed a one year extension of the Small Business Innovation Research(SBIR) and Small Business Technical Transfer(STTR). "I hope that we can provide, if only for one year, some sense of certainty for the businesses that partner with the government, and I urge my colleagues to support its continuation, " Representative Landrieu said in the May 11th statement. 

14May

SBANE Names Winners of its 2011 New England Innovation Awards Program

Media Contact:Bill Bradley Bottom Line
Communications 978/692-7422 bill@blcpr.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  SBANE Names Winners of its 2011 New England Innovation Awards Program Nine organizations from as many different industries recognized for vision, success   

12May

2009 New England Innovation Award Winner Presents at Monthly Breakfast Series

April 29, 2011, Waltham- Paul Zintl, Chief Operating Officer of Partners in Health spoke at SBANE’s most recent Massachusetts breakfast series entitled “Providing A Preferential Option In Healthcare For The Poor-The Path for PIH”.  The organization, founded in 1987, focuses on providing quality healthcare in 49 clinics in 11 countries. Zintl likened the need for a public hospital to care for the poor in Massachusetts to the need of third world countries and the need for organizations such as Partners in Health. 

26Apr

Mirick O’Connell and SBANE to host Worcester “Capital Solutions for Small Business” Event

  Contact:   Sean Martin                                                          For Immediate Release Regan Communications Group (617) 488-2886 (office) (617) 212- 3348 (cell)     Mirick O’Connell and SBANE to host Worcester “Capital Solutions for Small Business” Event Financing Options for Central Mass Manufacturers Featured Waltham, MA (April 26, 2011) – The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) and Mirick O’Connell, Attorneys at Law, will host a Capital Connections Series in Worcester next month.    The Series entitled “Capital Solutions for Small Business” will focus on the new Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation and the services it can provide Central Massachusetts manufacturers to help promote economic growth and preserve jobs in the Commonwealth.