SBANE has a diverse and active committee structure. Committee involvement is an excellent way for our members to become deeply involved with the organization and meet like-minded business owners and CEO’s.
Philip M. Papoojian (Co-Chair)
Metachem Resins Corporation (MERECO)
West Warwick, RI
Mike Prior (Co-Chair)
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Mission: To strengthen advanced manufacturing in New England, transforming it into a growth sector by applying strategic principals that bring value to its members.
Vision: The SBANE Advanced Manufacturing Committee is a valuable forum where manufacturers share knowledge and find resources to facilitate growth by engaging in industry communication and public advocacy to support entrepreneurship, leadership, and strategic concerns.
Robert Treiber II (Chair)
Boston Engineering Corporation
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23rd from 8:00-9:30 AM at Boston Engineering, 300 Bear Hill Rd., Waltham, MA. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to Aaron Shaw at email@example.com
We will reconvene the high technology group at this time to discuss the following items on the agenda, as well as introduce our guest State Senator, Karen Spilka
I. Expand funding of the Start Initiative currently operated by Mass Ventures beyond the $6,000,000 initial capitalization, which will fund two full competitive rounds. The Start program made ten $100,000 awards last June and will be announcing five companies who have progressed to receive $200,000. A second competitive round of $100,000 solicitations has just been completed as well.
II. Sequestration: Contracts from SBIR or government that have been suspended or delayed in this fiscal year.
III. Open forum for other priorities determined by committee members.
Karyn White (Co-Chair)
Diamond Antenna & Microwave Corp
Rory Z. Fazendeiro (Co-Chair)
Adler Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
Mission: To add value to the SBANE membership and increase small business’ awareness of the importance of HR management. The HR Committee accomplishes this goal by:
~ Promoting the HR benefits of SBANE membership and enhancing membership development and retention
~ Providing guidance to the SBANE Board of Directors on pertinent HR issues affecting small business
~ Providing a network of HR professionals to serve as a resource for members
~ Coordinating and providing relevant educational programs, communications and tools
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 8:00 am until 9:30 am in the SBANE Conference room.
Paul Kierce (Co-Chair)
ATC Technologies, Inc.
Larry Nannis (Co-Chair)
Katz, Nannis + Solomon, PC
Mission: To promote and support legislation and other governmental activities which may benefit smaller business and to oppose legislation and other governmental activities which may be detrimental to the interests of smaller business.
Scope: Structured by Committee, with a high degree of participation, Government Affairs will address a range of topics effecting Smaller Business that reflect the needs of SBANE membership. The Committee will provide a voice for small business at the local, state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help stimulate business growth.
By nature, government affairs and legislative issues are an evolving paradigm. The Government Affairs Committee will interact with legislators, appointees, other SBANE committees, as well as other outside organizations to the end that the interest of the small business remain fluid and benefits are realized.
The Committee, from time-to-time, may assign members to address specific issues and perform various tasks. These members may also be formed as a sub-committee or be an existing committee within SBANE and will work in collaboration with the Government Affairs Committee to ensure continuity.
Michael Radin (Chair)
Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers, PC
Donna Barry (Co-Chair)
Mission: To promote the value of advocacy, educational programs, and network support through SBANE membership, to the business community throughout New England. Membership Committee Ambassadors provide potential and new members with introductions and avenues to enhance membership by identifying a business owner’s niche within SBANE. Several members of the committee are present at all meetings and can be an invaluable resource to help channel your membership into a profitable, business relationship.
The next meeting will be held on Friday, September 20th, 2013, from 8:00 am until 9:30 am in the Edgartown Conference Room at SBANE Headquarters.
Susan Werley Slater (Co-Chair)
Julia de la Torre (Co-Chair)
Mission: To advance the role non-profits play within the business community in New England and to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
ML Mackey (Chair)
Robin Main (Vice-Chair, Rhode Island Chapter)
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Radha Jalan (Vice-Chair, Leadership Development)
Sara Janijigian-Trifiro (Vice-Chair, Events)
Laurisa Neuwirth (Vice-Chair, WBC LinkedIn Group)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Mission: To strengthen, support, and invigorate the women’s network within the SBANE community.
First year goal: To become a known resource for the women of the SBANE small business community.
Ralph Coppola (Chair)
Meridien Benefits, Inc.
Grafton (Cap) Willey (Director of RI Legislative Advocacy and Public Relations)
Mission: To promote and support legislation and other governmental activities in the State of Rhode Island which may benefit smaller business and to oppose legislation and other governmental activities which may be detrimental to the interests of smaller business.