"Tomorrow's Innovation Today.... the Larger and Smaller Way" Waltham, MA – “2010 High Technology Summit,” an event segment of SBANE’s “Profitable Connections Series,” held a breakfast panel presentation and discussion on March 2nd to address innovation, the leading engine that drives our economy. The panel consisted of founders/CEO’s of cutting-edge, market emerging small businesses as well as key industry players. Topics included, but were not limited to, outsourcing efforts, more specifically how large companies innovate by partnering with small companies; breaking through and meeting the challenges faced by innovation smaller cutting-edge players as well as expert opinions and suggestions.
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.
SBANE Hosts Panel on Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ New Data Protection Rules Massachusetts General Counsel for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations Among Speakers on Data Security Laws to Take Effect in March 2010 (Waltham, MA, December 1, 2009)—Panelists from the worlds of information technology, data security and internet law joined Massachusetts General Counsel for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations Diane Lawton in discussing the Commonwealth’s new protection rulesat the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) Profitable Connections event held today in Waltham titled “Data Security: Truth or Consequences.” The rules go into effect on March 1, 2010.
SBANE President Testifies at Capitol Hill in Favor of Senate Bill 2170; An Act Relative to an Affordable Health Plan Boston, MA – SBANE President Bob Baker testified at the State House on Monday, November 2nd on behalf of the MA Association of Health Plans (MAHP) in front of Joint Committee of Health Care Financing supporters Hon. Richard T. Moore, Senate Chair and Hon. Harriett L. Stanley, House Chair, in favor of Bill 2170, an act relative to an affordable health plan and alternative to increased projected premiums. The Senate Bill 2170 will decrease health care premiums up to 22% for small businesses with 50 employees or fewer, therefore mitigating the general perspective of increased premium costs for the 2010 spring projections. Reducing the projected premiums will provide immediate and significant relief to small businesses by requiring health plans and providers to control their costs in addition to generating a substantial amount of savings for small businesses.
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.