The NHHTC produces a series of educational programs to support entrepreneurship and provide high-level resources to rapidly growing companies.
At the Entrepreneur Forum, companies present their business challenges to a panel of industry experts, and receive board-level and executive advice on how best to address their challenges, all in front of a live audience.
The panel acts as venture advisors for an evening and provides feedback and potential solutions to challenges faced by entrepreneurial companies based on their own professional experiences and expertise.
The Entrepreneur Forums are held at the FIRST headquarters located at 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, New Hampshire from 5:20 pm until 8:30 pm. The cost for the event is only $25 for NHHTC members, $30 for non-members, and only $10 for students. The Forum includes a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and networking opportunities, as well as a “sky dive pitch” as a local business will tell you everything you'd ever want to know about it in two minutes.
A highlight on the Chamber’s annual calendar, more than 1,000 business men and women will gather to recognize the accomplishments of eight women in Greater Boston who have achieved excellence in business and management.We hope you will join us in honoring the women who have made great strides in their fields and in the community.The following honorees will be recognized for their accomplishments in a range of categories:
- Lifetime Achievement: Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Professor, Harvard Business School;
- Achievement in Entrepreneurship: Suzanne Bates, Chief Executive Officer, Bates Communications, Inc.;
- Achievement in Management, Private: Marcy L. Reed, President, Massachusetts, National Grid;
- Achievement in Management, Government: Carmen M. Ortiz, United States Attorney, District of Massachusetts;
- Achievement in Management, Non-Profit: Mary Jo Meisner, Vice President for Communications, Community Relations and Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation;
- Achievement in the Professions: Joan W. Miller, M.D., Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology & Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital;
- Excellence in Arts & Education: Helen G. Drinan, President, Simmons College; and
- Emerging Executive: Michelle Shell, CFA, Vice President, Institutional Solutions, Fidelity Asset Management.
On September 21, 2011, the Women’s Initiative will be featuring the first in a 4-part Keynote Speaker series, "Celebrating Women in Technology: Overcoming Barriers to Reach Success". Keynote speaker will be Julie Palen, Senior Vice President, Mobile Device Management Solutions at Tangoe, Inc. Ms. Palen will speak about her personal experiences of barriers she overcame (or not) as a women in her field. She will further share her thoughts on how the North Shore ecosystem can support other women in tech who wish to progress in their fields. It will be a great opportunity to continue to bring together women and men from technology companies, education, non-profit organizations, and other technology trade organizations who share our vision of supporting women in technology on the North Shore. The event will take place at the Cumming Center in Beverly from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Light fare will be served.
Speaker: Julie Palen, Senior Vice President, Mobile Device Management Solutions at Tangoe, Inc.
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce: Government Affairs Forum – Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray
Tim Murray was reelected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 2010, and works closely with Governor Deval Patrick to promote the Commonwealth, create jobs, improve public education, and make state government more responsive to every citizen. First elected in 2006, Murray leads the Administration’s initiatives to expand and improve commuter rail and freight service; to transform housing programs to achieve the Commonwealth’s goal of ending homelessness; and to enhance services for veterans. He also leads a STEM education initiative as chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Advisory Council, and serves as a member of the National Lieutenant Governor’s Association (NLGA), where he was elected treasurer of the Executive Committee in 2010.
Prior to his election as Lieutenant Governor, Murray served three terms as mayor of Worcester. Under his leadership, Worcester experienced unprecedented economic progress including $1 billion of new economic development projects to support the city’s ongoing evolution from an older industrial community to a leader in the life sciences, higher education, financial services, advanced manufacturing and other 21st century industries. As mayor, he served as chair of the Worcester School Committee, and fostered community partnerships to lower drop-out rates, launched school-based health initiatives, and expanded after-school programs to support working families. With Murray’s direction, the city’s public school system greatly improved, leading Worcester to become a national leader in urban education.
7:45 a.m. Registration & Networking
8:10 - 9:00 a.m. Program
Member Individual, $50
Member Table of 10, $500
Non-Member Individual, $95
Non-Member Table of 10, $950
President, Berklee College of Music
When Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown assumed his post in 2004, he brought a rich palette of professional and life experiences to the job. Skills accrued playing recording sessions as a drummer in New York, administering United Nations humanitarian operations in Southeast Asia and Africa, and cofounding a successful publicly traded corporation have contributed to his effective leadership at the world’s largest college of contemporary music.
Music has been a recurring theme in Brown’s diverse pursuits. He played drums with bands throughout high school, at Davidson College, and during his graduate studies at Yale, and still leads a band. Brown spent five years engaged in humanitarian work teaching math in Kenya and administering successful humanitarian undertakings in Southeast Asia and in Sudan. The Land Bridge operation Brown and his wife Linda Mason managed in the 1980s was the largest famine relief program attempted to date, and averted starvation for countless Cambodians. Innovative work Brown and Mason undertook a few years later in Sudan for the Save the Children Federation saved an estimated 20,000 lives. In each location Brown sought opportunities to make music with local artists and engage them in the humanitarian efforts.
In 1986, Brown and Mason launched Bright Horizons, a corporation now valued at over $1 billion and employing 16,000 people, to provide quality child-care and early education to the children of working parents. Brown and Mason built and oversaw the operation of numerous facilities at universities, hospitals, and corporations around the U.S. and the U.K. Brown utilized his musical talents at the company to write, produce, and perform on six CDs of children’s music that featured Ziggy Marley, Vinx, Raffi, and others. For their groundbreaking work at Bright Horizons, Brown and Mason received several awards, including the President’s Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership and the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In 2004, Brown became Berklee’s third president. Under his direction the college has embarked on a $50 million capital campaign and established presidential scholars and Africa scholars programs to bring the world’s best young musicians to Berklee. He has led in developing a more selective admissions policy that has raised the level of entering students. Under his auspices, Berklee created a model advising program to support new students. Brown has overseen the expansion of the City Music Program to reach economically disadvantaged urban youth across America. As well, Brown has facilitated the expansion of Berklee’s campus facilities, instituted semester-abroad programs, and partnered with the city of Valencia, Spain and the Spanish Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers to open a Berklee satellite campus in Valencia, Spain in 2012.
Brown sums up his aspirations for Berklee: “Berklee has produced artists who have won 172 Grammy Awards, composed some of the great film scores of our time, written jazz and rock standards, and transformed the way people play their instruments and teach contemporary music. We have the opportunity to help train the next generation of leading artists, music entrepreneurs, and teachers.”
BU Professor, contemporary historian, political & foreign policy expert, author
Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University. A graduate of the U. S. Military Academy, he served for twenty-three years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. He received his Ph. D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton. Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1998, he taught at West Point and at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Bacevich is the author of several books, to include Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010), The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005) and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002). He is the editor of The Short American Century, 1941-2008: A Postmortem (2012); The Long War: A New History of U. S. National Security Policy since World War II (2007); Imperial Tense: Problems and Prospects of American Empire (2003);.His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest publications to include The Atlantic Monthly, The Wilson Quarterly, The London Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and The New Republic. Dr. Bacevich is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Smaller Business Association of New England: The “Master Plan” For MA Public Colleges and Universities
The “Master Plan” For MA Public Colleges and Universities
Speaker: Richard FreelandCommissioner, MA Dept of Higher Education
In an uncertain economy, one fact is clear: Massachusetts residents who graduate from college fare better, overall, than those who never earned post-secondary degrees. Within the next ten years, six of every ten jobs will require at least an associate’s degree. The Commonwealth will need a more highly skilled workforce – and business and industry will need local colleges and universities to scale up quickly with programs to meet their fast-changing, highly specialized workforce needs.
These trends, coupled with the rising costs of a private college education, are driving a new focus on public higher education in Massachusetts. Higher Education Commissioner Richard M. Freeland will detail the new “master plan” for the state’s 29 public colleges and universities, called the Vision Project, which aims to position Massachusetts as a national public higher education leader. The Commissioner will detail the main points of the plan and answer questions about pursuing an ambitious change agenda in the midst of a fiscal crisis.
$45 Member Pre-Registered
$55 Member Pay-at-Door
$70 Non-Member Pre-Registered
$80 Non-Member Pay-at-Door
Click here to register for the 2011 EACUBO Annual Meeting Today! To view the tentative agenda, please click on the program link below.
Registration Prices for the 2011 EACUBO Annual Meeting:
Member Registration Early - $450 Non-Member Registration Early - $675 Member Registration Regular and On-site - $550 Non-Member Registration Regular and On-site - $775
Guest Registration - $175
EACUBO has exciting events planned for the 2011 Annual Meeting, including:
Sunday, October 30th - Welcome Reception in Hershey Park as part of the Hershey Park in the Dark event. Come and enjoy the exciting rides that Hershey Park has to offer with your family, while networking with colleagues in EACUBO's own mini-park.
Monday, October 31st - Trick or Treat Reception in the EACUBO exhibit hall. Adults and children alike will enjoy the fun atmosphere in the EACUBO exhibit hall on Halloween with trick or treating at the different vendor booths, as well as Halloween activities and a visit from your favorite Hershey characters.
Tuesday, November 1st - Learn more about Hershey chocolate at our chocolate and wine pairing reception at the Hershey Lodge.
This inspiring institute focuses on helping you enhance your effectiveness, hone your managerial skills, and excel within your institution. Through panel discussions, presentations, workshops, and case studies, you'll explore timely topics including:
- Making the most of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education today
- Improving business practices
- Realizing cost efficiencies
- Understanding current issues in employment law, risk management, and IT security
- Practicing fiduciary responsibility
- Conducting dynamic negotiations
- Understanding changes in the new cost and service models
Presenters include distinguished members of university central administrations and faculties; college officers and unit managers whose work is recognized as outstanding; and senior representatives from a variety of institutions nationwide.
"This was probably the most useful program I have ever been a part of. It was well worth the cost and I am confident my managerial and leadership skills will develop.”