Massachusetts Business Climate Summit: Growing and competing for jobs in 2013. February 15, 2013, 7:30AM - 10:30AM.
Is Massachusetts on the rise or leveling off as an economic center? Join the Boston Business Journal and the State House News Service for two lively panel discussions.
The Massachusetts Business Climate Summit, brought to you by the Boston Business Journal and the State House News Service, will explore steps to make Massachusetts a more competitive place to do business. The capacity of Massachusetts to attract, retain and incubate businesses is widely seen as more important than ever — but rarely scrutinized in depth. The Massachusetts Business Climate will gather business and political leaders to pose the question: How do we make the Commonwealth a better, more inviting place to do business? For the first time, we will bring together the people who are actually growing the jobs and those who are in charge of paving the way for more business growth.
Panel 1: Fast-growth company CEOs weigh in on the business climate: Should they grow here or elsewhere?
Panel 2: Reregulating Massachusetts for business growth — how does the commonwealth become a better partner for business?
Plus: Introducing the Boston Business Journal Job-Grower Award program: Honoring three companies that have a strong track record of growing jobs in Massachusetts over the past three years.
The Annual Meeting is one of the most widely recognized pan-science events, with networking opportunities and broad global media coverage. An exceptional array of speakers will gather at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting from 14-18 February in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Beauty and Benefits of Science meeting theme highlights the “unreasonable effectiveness” of the scientific enterprise in creating economic growth, solving societal problems, and satisfying the essential human drive to understand the world in which we live.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will welcome thousands from the scientific community and hundreds of members of national and international media to participate in seminars, plenary and topical lectures, and over 150 symposia.
Good boards constantly assess risk and make plans to reduce and manage risk. But sometimes unexpected—often unexpectable—events occur, including fraud, forensic accounting, foreign corrupt practices, and natural disaster. How do you handle a crisis so big that it threatens the company’s strategy or even its survival? How can you prepare in advance to make the best of a bad situation? We will hear some best practices from expert crisis consultant Lissa Perlman, of Kekst & Co., then discuss real life situations with a panel of sitting directors.
About our Panel:
Lissa Perlman is a Partner of Kekst and Company and a member of its Operations Committee. She has assisted some of the largest companies around the globe in managing unexpected events and has developed best practices for immediate and long-term crisis management.
John Nugent is a Director at the Entrepreneurial Resources Group (ERG) and works extensively with operational improvement opportunities at TSG Equity Partners portfolio companies, serving on the Boards of two portfolio companies (SolarOne Solutions and Progression Systems Inc.). John is a veteran of the Lighting, Electronic Components, Energy and Federal Systems business sectors and has served on the Boards of a Massachusetts based recycling company (CRS) and an on line distributor of Lighting products (Bulbs.com).
John Schepter most recently served as President & CEO of Imperial Sugar Company. At the beginning of his five year tenure, the company experienced a tragic dust explosion at its largest sugar refinery in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Sheptor was in the factory that evening and led initial emergency response actions. Once the fire and police departments arrived at the factory, he transitioned to lead the company's crisis response. Mr. Sheptor's crisis management experience includes emergency responder interface, public communications, product recall, legal actions, insurance recovery and strategy transition.
The DealMakers Breakfast series is the signature ACG Boston event series, where M&A professionals come to hear industry experts share their outlook, opinions, successes and failures. A breakfast combining networking and content that brings together 100+ dealmakers in downtown Boston allowing them to connect on a monthly basis in the same place, at the same time. This event is for ACG members, and invitation-only for non-members who are actively involved in M&A deal transactions. Members, please sign in to register below. Members can bring a qualified guest at the member rate anytime.
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Join the Boston Business Journal for its annual Best Green Practices event on April 12, 2013, 7:30am - 10:30am.
The BBJ looks at ways companies are evolving in the green space, from construction, to reducing carbon footprint, to sustainability. Our event includes an awards platform recognizing the companies on the forefront of the latest innovations in this area.
Please join the Boston Business Journal at the 2nd annual luncheon as we honor the Most Admired Companies, CEOs & Brands.
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Don't miss one of the biggest networking events in Boston! Join Boston Business Journal, our sponsors and over 1,000 top executives from the companies featured in our Book of Lists at the Museum of Fine Arts for the 2013 Book of Lists Gala.
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The Capital Network presents: Life Science Venture Fast Track. February 12, 2013 8:00 am – 4:15pm
Are you a physician, innovator, or entrepreneur with a commercial idea that might be a startup? Join us for this event to discuss today’s unique challenges for life science, medical, and health entrepreneurs starting companies and raising capital. Learn from some of the leading life science entrepreneurs, investors, lawyers, and accountants in New England and network with other life science entrepreneurs.
Building on the success of The Capital Network’s annual Fast Track Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, this Life Science Fast Track is an intensive, interactive seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs and investors an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital for a life science startup.
The Capital Network presents: From Zero to Sixty: The one-minute pitch practice with investors. January 22, 2013 6:00pm – 9:00pm
5:15 – 6:00 pm – VIP reception for mentors and season pass holders
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Speed dating style mentoring on the one minute pitch
8:00pm – Post event networking reception
Often, you only have sixty seconds or less to make a good impression on a potential investor. One of the hardest things to do is to talk about what you’re doing in a concise and compelling way.
We have assembled a room full of investors, serial entrepreneurs, and experts to help you nail down your sixty-second pitch.
With some beer stations in between, you’ll be working one-on-one with our mentors until your elevator pitch is perfected.
Have fun, tune up your motor mouth, and perfect your pitch!
At the end of the night there will be a special raffle with some fabulous prizes, including an Aeron Chair, courtesy of our sponsor Creative Office Pavilion PLUS free class credits from General Assembly.
The Treasurers' Club of Boston is hosting a luncheon on January 8, 2013, from 12:00-1:30 PM. For members and their guests only.
Speaker: Betsy Myers, Founding Director, Bentley’s Center for Women and Business
Betsy Myers is the founding director of the Center for Women and Business. Prior to her appointment, Betsy was most recently speaking and leading corporate workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership and women's leadership, work that continues in her role with the center. Her new book -- Take the Lead -- was released on September 13, 2011.
Previously, Betsy was a senior adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, as COO and as chair of Women for Obama. She traveled extensively in 2008, speaking to undecided voters, particularly on women's outreach. These efforts included a working partnership with the DNC's Women's Leadership Forum. Prior to the campaign, Betsy served as executive director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she focused the center's teaching and research around personal leadership and the fully integrated person. She also increased the center's efforts around women and leadership while working closely with the Harvard's Women's Leadership Board.
During the Clinton Administration, Betsy was the President's senior adviser on women's issues. As deputy assistant to the president, she launched and was the first director of the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach. She played a critical role in Clinton's re-election effort in 1996 and figured prominently in shaping the administration's legislative agenda on a number of important issues, including many with significant impact for women.
Myers also served as the associate deputy administrator for Entrepreneurial Development in the U.S. Small Business Administration. In a previous post, Myers was the director of the Office of Women's Business Ownership at the SBA. Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Myers spent six years building Myers Insurance and Financial Services, based in Los Angeles. She specialized in the small business and women's market providing insurance and retirement planning. Betsy received her undergraduate Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of San Diego, and a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School, where she was a Public Service Fellow.