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How the Chamber is thinking outside the box

Posted by Sam Smith on July 13, 2016

In honor of our leading collaboration with Outside The Box Interactive (OTBi), here are a few ways the Chamber is thinking outside the box:

Advocating for the Next Generation of Business Leaders
The Chamber is committed to supporting businesses of all sizes, across all industries through active engagement in every step of the legislative process. We serve as a voice for the business community to ensure that Boston remains competitive as the leading city in the world to live, work, and grow a business.

Two of our key legislative priorities include education and workforce development. We are deeply engaged in creating policies that promote workforce development plans and address college debt. We have also been early and vocal advocates for pay equity and transgender equality legislation to ensure that Massachusetts remains a safe place to work and do business for all.

Innovation Forum Series sponsored by Weber Shandwick
Our innovation forums connect leaders from emerging industry clusters for discussion about best practices, new trends, and the importance of Boston’s thriving innovation economy.

Recent forums include a panel discussion with transportation experts from the public and private to examine the evolving mobility landscape and address what the future of transportation should be in Boston, and a forum that highlighted Massachusetts companies helping to make the Commonwealth a leader in energy innovation.

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City Awake
In 2016, the Chamber announced a collaboration with City Awake, a social enterprise start-up with the goal of establishing Boston as the best place for social innovation. City Awake focuses on generating new ideas and facilitating dialogue among millennials on how they can use innovation, entrepreneurship and business acumen to solve pressing social issues and increase economic opportunity for all.

In this new strategic collaboration, City Awake will operate as a program of the Chamber with the goal of increasing opportunities for Chamber members to increase their social impact and corporate social responsibility and creating a stronger bond between the Chamber and the next generation of business leaders.

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Young Professionals Network presented by Citizens Bank
At 2,300 members strong, YPN is our fastest growing network, providing Greater Boston’s young professionals with opportunities to grow their leadership skills through unique programming geared towards deepening their engagement in the region’s business and civic communities.

YPN is open to Chamber member employees, ages 21-39. Our next event is Thursday, July 14 at The Lawn On D.