June Business Connection
Member Promotion
Small Business Summit
June 13, 2019

Networking & Breakfast -- 8:00 -8:30
Welcoming Remarks -- 8:30-8:40
Chancellor Katherine Newman welcomes attendees and outlines the event goals and the role of UMass Boston as a convener
View from the City -- 8:40-9:00
John Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston speaks on the importance of small business.

State of Small Business -- 9:00- 9:15
Jay Ash, President and CEO of Massachusetts Competitive Partnership addresses the state of small business
Small Business Panel Discussion -- 9:15-10:00
Moderated by Chancellor Katherine Newman
Small Business Panel Question & Answers -- 10:00 - 10:30
Paid Family and Medical Leave Information

Employer and Employee Toolkits Now Available 

An Employer and an Employee toolkit have been posted to mass.gov/dfml . These tools contain helpful resources for employers and individuals to navigate the latest information regarding the Department of Family and Medical Leave in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The toolkits include contribution rate calculators, informative videos, workplace posters, and other useful information designed to assist people with planning for the implementation of the Commonwealth's Paid Family and Medical leave law.

  • Please remember that contributions begin July 1, 2019. 

PFMLA Info Sesion
On June 6th from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. the Chamber's HR Alliance will present “Understanding the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act” at the Chamber office.   

Business Groups Seek to Delay PFMLA Implementation

The Neponset River Regional Chamber along with Associated Industries of Massachusetts and the business organizations and advocates who last year negotiated a compromise version of paid family and medical leave are together asking state leaders to postpone the July 1 starting date of the program by three months.

“In the course of our work together we have identified the need for a three-month extension of the July 1, 2019 deadline for approval of employers’ private paid family and medical leave plans and the commencement of the required plan contributions,” the groups said in a letter to Governor Charlie Baker, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Karen Spilka.

The group noted that the extension would not impact any of the benefits or the timing for eligibility of benefits under the new law.

The call for a delay from politically diverse groups reflects growing concern that neither the marketplace nor employers nor their workers are adequately prepared for the sweeping new benefits program.
We are asking the Governor, Senate, and House to support this request.
Golf Outing at Blue Hill Country Club
Join the Neponset River Regional Chamber at the beautiful Blue Hill Country Club on Monday, July 29th for our Annual Golf Tournament.

Come experience their championship course with its tree-lined fairways and lush rolling terrain. A great day of golfing begins at 12:00 PM with a shotgun start and a boxed lunch. The tournament will be followed by a delicious dinner and awards presentation.
Monday, July 29, 2019 
12:00 PM Shotgun Start 
Blue Hill Country Club
23 Pecunit Street, Canton

SAVE THE DATE: Let's Do Business Expo
Wednesday, October 30 at Gillette Stadium
Registration Info coming soon
Cadence Academy Ribbon Cutting
Cadence Academy Preschool recently held a ribbon cutting at their location at 884 Washington Street in Norwood. Academy Director, Andrea Fornara cut the ribbon surrounded by staff members and Norwood Selectmen, David Hajjar (far left) and Paul Bishop (far right).
Member Announcement
Member Benefit of the Month
Fun Fact Answer
The Paul Revere Heritage Site in Canton is where Paul Revere (yes, that Paul Revere) established his copper rolling mill in 1801. Powered by the Neponset River, it was one of the first manufacturing businesses in the region.
Below, members of the 125th Anniversary Planning Committee tour the site.

Tom O'Rourke - tom@nrrchamber.com
Denise Flynne - denise@nrrchamber.com
Stephanie Coyne - Stephanie@nrrchamber.com
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