MassHire's Metro North Workforce Board has recently released information on the following funding opportunities available to organizations in the Massachusetts Metro North area: Request for Qualifications MassHire Metro North Workforce Board’s Youth Pre-Apprentice Training Program in ConstructionRESPONSES DUE: Friday, March 15, 2024 by 5:00PM EST MassHire Metro North Workforce Board (MNWB) is inviting qualified organizations topartner on a training program proposal for the YouthWorks grant, funded by
Rockland Trust’s Investment Management Group (IMG) is expanding its services with the appointment of Michael J. Cassata as the Business Owner Advisory Strategist. In this newly developed role, Cassata provides business owners with the strategic support and guidance to explore succession planning and organization valuations while implementing strategies to minimize overall company transition risks.“As a relationship-oriented bank, we are continuously looking for opportunities to support our clients through
Article via The Boston GlobeSome of Greater Boston’s best food is in . . . Burlington?From tacos to dosas to banh mi and more, Amy Poehler’s hometown has more than just a mall. A feast at the newly reopened La Ventana in Burlington. Words I never thought I’d write: Some of Greater Boston’s most exciting food is in Burlington. Over the past several years, the culinary scene here has flourished, thanks to expansions at the Burlington Mall, Wayside Commons, 3rd Ave. Burlington, and more. While there are
Effective February 28th, Bailey will succeed retiring president and CEO Wayne Patenaude. Cambridge Savings Bank (CSB), a full-service mutual bank with a customer-first approach and nearly $7 billion in assets, today announced that it has hired Ryan Bailey as the bank’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Photo via JIM HUGHES PHOTOGRAPHYBailey was hired after the bank conducted a national search to succeed current president and CEO, Wayne Patenaude, who announced his plans to retire in 2023.
Enrollment is now open for the 2024 school year at The School for Early Excellence. Flexible scheduling, open 7:30am - 3:30pm, and open year round!
Member News and Information BACC Holds 6th Annual Black Tie Gala Benefit on February 3rd The BACC held their 6th annual Black Tie Gala benefit, presented by The Herb Chambers Companies, on February 3rd at the Cafe Escadrille. This annual fundraiser supports a sector of the see more... BACC Members Participate in BHS Career Exploration Fair On Wednesday, February 7th, the BACC and many of its members had the opportunity to speak to the next generation of workforce leaders at the Burlington High
2024 is a Leap Year, which gives everyone an extra day to do something kind for someone else. The Burlington Food Pantry is experiencing larger than normal requests and can truly use the help. The BACC is encouraging our members to set up non-perishable food item collection boxes in their office. If you are interested in participating, Register Your Organization Here Print Posters for Your OfficeItems can be dropped off on February 29th from 12 to 4PM at the Burlington Food Pantry at 21 Murray Ave,
On Wednesday, February 7th, the BACC and many of its members had the opportunity to speak to the next generation of workforce leaders at the Burlington High School's Career Exploration Fair. It was so great to see the variety of knowledge and expertise that our members were able to pass along to the future of the workforce.There was an overwhelming number of local professionals that took time out of their busy schedule to be at this career fair and help BHS students learn about the different career
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce Named to Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Board of Trustees
Burlington, Mass. – Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, President of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, was voted onto the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA)‘s Board of Trustees on January 25. MHA serves as the united voice for the commonwealth’s hospitals and health systems. “Dr. Moffatt-Bruce has a unique national – and international – perspective on what excellent patient care looks like, and her voice will be invaluable to the work of our board,” said Steve Walsh, President and CEO of MHA.
Viken Detection Successfully Field-tests Innovative Technology for Detecting Lead Pipes Supplying our Nation’s Drinking Water
Viken Detection, a BACC member and leading manufacturer of detection tools for public safety agencies, today announced its success in piloting a new technology for lead detection in buried water service lines. The company now seeks agency and commercial partnerships for faster deployment, given the urgent threat to children’s health. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $15 billion of direct Federal funding for lead service line identification and replacement through the Drinking Water State
The BACC held their 6th annual Black Tie Gala benefit, presented by The Herb Chambers Companies, on February 3rd at the Cafe Escadrille. This annual fundraiser supports a sector of the BACC’s Charitable Foundation called the Charitable Partnership Program, which consists of five local charitable organizations that serve the Burlington area. This year's charities consisted of: Burlington Womenade, HELPIS, Mission of Deeds, People Helping People, and Wee Care Burlington. For images from the event: Deena
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Releases Requests of Proposals for its Determination of Need for the Radiation Oncology DoN project in Burlington
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (LHMC) is pleased to release a request of proposals (RFP) for its Determination of Need (DoN) for the Radiation Oncology DoN project in Burlington. Between 2024 and 2027, LHMC is investing approximately $988,105.06 through its Community-based Health Initiative (CHI). Of that total investment, approximately $494,052 will be allocated through this RFP process, with the remaining funds to be allocated through a direct investment in a housing initiative.Applicants will need
BOSTON — Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration unveiled the FutureTech Act, a $1.23 billion plan to modernize IT systems across secretariats through Fiscal Years 2025-2029. The bill represents significant IT capital investments to integrate the constituent experience across agencies, deliver on cybersecurity projects across the executive branch, and fund future investments in Artificial Intelligence technology, while also providing funding and technical support to secretariats, agencies, and public
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are available in Massachusetts for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses due to excessive rain from July through Oct. 31, 2023. Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at SBA.gov/disaster. Submit completed loan applications to the SBA no
See full photo gallery here On Dec. 5, Northeastern University-Burlington marked the official opening of its expanded Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing site to help fill a dire need for these helping professionals in Massachusetts. Northeastern’s 16-month ABSN program combines didactic instruction with practical learning that enables students to develop their critical thinking, judgment and clinical skills and with the support and feedback from faculty members. High-tech human patient
Article via Boston.comIn a ranking of the best suburbs in Mass., this town was tops StorageCafe ranked 40 communities with an "urban vibe" on a variety of factors, including education, safety, and affordability. Burlington ranked first on StorageCafe's best suburbs with an "urban vibe" in Massachusetts. -Globe staff/file By Caroline BunnellIf you’re seeking a city-like lifestyle without the high cost, Burlington is the place to be, according to an analysis StorageCafe released Wednesday. The
The Taste of Burlington, the area’s most popular food event, returned to the Boston Marriott Burlington on Monday, October 30th for the first time in 4 years since the last event in 2019. After rebranding to just "The Taste" for several years to highlight BACC member organizations from beyond Burlington, the event took back its original name as the restaurant scene in Burlington has expanded and grown to such an extent. 24 of Burlington's best restaurants, caterers, and bakeries showcased their most
The Taste of Burlington is BACC! Monday, October 30th, 5-8 PMat the Boston Marriott Burlington Join us for the area's largest food event as dozens of Burlington restaurants showcase their delicious culinary offerings for one night only at the Boston Marriott Burlington. Attendees also enjoy live entertainment, raffle prizes, gift bags and more!Participating Restaurants Thank You to Our Event Sponsors A Sampling of Upcoming EventsSee All Events BACC Member News and Information MCC Announces
The Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) has adjusted its grantmaking policies to ensure the longevity of the WTFP while taking into account an unprecedented surge in grant applications. The following four policies will be applied to all Express and General Program applications submitted on or after July 10, 2023: The maximum amount of a General Program grant will decrease from $250,000 to $200,000 per two-year grant award. This is in addition to the re-implementation of the one-year waiting period
The BACC's Board of Directors is made up of member representatives responsible for defining and reviewing the BACC's mission, vision, and strategic goals to ensure that the organization's activities align with its objectives. Meet new Board Member Jeff Kuczynski Jeff KuczynskiStore ManagerWegmans How long have you been in your current career? Describe any promotions, and/or circumstances that led you to this career. I have been with Wegmans Food Markets for 26 years, 13 of those years in New England,
The BACC's Board of Directors is made up of member representatives responsible for defining and reviewing the BACC's mission, vision, and strategic goals to ensure that the organization's activities align with its objectives. Meet new Board Member Justin Feldhouse Justin FeldhouseGeneral ManagerBurlington Mall How long have you been in your current career? Describe any promotions, and/or circumstances that led you to this career. I’ve worked for Simon Property Group for 22 years and like many in
BACC Ambassadors are Chamber Members selected for their ability to inform, promote and encourage meaningful participation in Chamber programs. Meet Ambassador Lisa Sigman.Lisa SigmanFounderLisa Sigman Law How long have you been in your current career? Describe any promotions, and/or circumstances that led you to this career. I’ve been practicing since 2005. I actually switched careers from healthcare (I was an X-ray and MRI technologist) when I was inspired by the movie Legally Blonde to go to law
The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce held its Spring Soirée and Annual Meeting, presented by AFC Urgent Care Burlington, on May 4th at the Archer Hotel Burlington. This event is a seasonal celebration of membership with more than 150 business professionals from the Burlington area community in attendance. Guests from member organizations experienced an evening of delicious food, drinks, and socializing, and took advantage of the opportunity to showcase their businesses, services, and commitment to the
Wishing Everyone a Safe Memorial Day Weekend! Member News and Information BACC Spring SoiréeReturns To Big Success The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce held its Spring Soirée and Annual Meeting, presented by AFC Urgent Care Burlington, on May 4th at the Archer Hotel Burlington. This annual event is a seasonal celebration of membership with more than 150 business professionals from the Burlington see more... Chopps Italian Steakhouse & Bar Open at Boston Marriott Burlington After a renovation and
Azzur Training Center Partners with Northeastern University to Host Life Science-Focused GMP Workshops April 3, 2023 - Burlington, MA Azzur Training Center, an Azzur Group company, has partnered with Northeastern University to host a series of GMP workshops for individuals interested in embarking upon or continuing their education in life sciences. Scheduled for April 19 - 21, 2023 at Northeastern’s Burlington Campus, the initial course offering includes the following workshops:Aseptic cGMP Workshop &
BACC Ambassadors are Chamber Members selected for their ability to inform, promote and encourage meaningful participation in Chamber programs. Meet Ambassador Rich Bertolucci Rich BertolucciMortgage Loan OfficerCambridge Savings Bank Rich Bertolucci joined the residential lending team at Cambridge Savings Bank in 2021 and brings more than 15 years of retail banking experience with CSB. His current role with the bank is Mortgage Loan Officer. Rich is dedicated to educating his customers throughout the
BACC Ambassadors are Chamber Members selected for their ability to inform, promote and encourage meaningful participation in Chamber programs. Meet Ambassador Ed Harding Ed Harding, PTACo-FounderHD Physical TherapyEd Harding has practiced throughout the North Shore for over 17 years. He is recognized for his expert knowledge in movement patterns, his incorporation of core training, his inspired treatment plans and his devoted teaching nature. Ed's strength also lie in his business acumen; his detailed
Member News and Information Azzur Training Center And Northeastern University Hosting Life Science-Focused GMP Workshops Azzur Group and Northeastern University have teamed up to offer Training Workshops at Northeastern's Innovation Campus in Burlington. Individuals interested in the life science industry as a possible career see more... Beth Israel Lahey Health and UMass Chan Medical School Receive Approval To Establish Regional Medical Campus Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and UMass Chan Medical
For images from the event: Deena Corany Photography, AFC Urgent Care Photo Booth The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held their Black Tie Gala benefit, presented by The Herb Chambers Companies, on February 4th at the Boston Marriott Burlington. This annual fundraiser supports a sector of the BACC’s Charitable Foundation called the Charitable Partnership Program, which consists of eight local charitable organizations that serve the Burlington Area. Nicolas Gennetti, CEO of The Herb Chambers
BACC Ambassadors are Chamber Members selected for their ability to inform, promote and encourage meaningful participation in Chamber programs. Meet Ambassador Nicole Dupuis Nicole A. DupuisDirector of Business DevelopmentDaMore LawNicole Dupuis is a longtime resident of Burlington and a volunteer in many organizations. She has been a volunteer with the Burlington Food Panty, served as the V.P. of Fundraising for Burlington Pop Warner, a board member of the Burlington 4th of July Celebration Committee,
Member News and Information BACC Holds Black Tie Gala Benefit The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held their Black Tie Gala benefit, presented by The Herb Chambers Companies, on February 4th at the Boston Marriott Burlington. This annual fundraiser supports a sector of the BACC’s Charitable Foundation called the Charitable Partnership Program see more... Burlington Board Of Health To Update Hazardous Materials Regulations In an effort to update antiquated rules and guidelines, the Burlington
Starting at Kennedy Center in Lowell, the Lowell Regional Transit Authority Route 13 (Billerica via Edson) offers bus transportation to Chestnut Street in Burlington from 6:30am - 5:30pm every weekday, and 7:30am to 4:30pm on Saturdays (no services Sundays). Also making stops in Chelmsford and Billerica, the route's shuttle makes its final trip back to Kennedy Center at 5:10pm from Burlington, arriving back in Lowell at 5:48pm. View Full LRTA Route 13 Schedule
Starting at Kennedy Center in Lowell, the Lowell Regional Transit Authority Route 14 (Burlington Mall/Lahey Clinic) offers bus transportation to the MITRE facility, Middlesex Turnpike & Terrace Hall Ave, Third Ave, the Burlington Mall, and Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Route 14 offers shuttle rides from 6:00am - 6:00pm every weekday, and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays (no services Sundays). Also making stops in Chelmsford, North Billerica, Billerica, and Bedford, the route's shuttle makes its final trip back
Starting at Alewife Station in Cambridge, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Route 350 (North Burlington/Alewife) offers shuttle rides to Cambridge St., S Bedford St., Burlington Mall Rd., Fourth Ave, Third Ave, Second Ave, and Chestnut Ave in Burlington. Route 350 offers shuttle rides from 5:44am - 10:20pm every weekday, with services from 6:15am - 10:40pm on Saturdays and 7:05am - 6:50pm on Sundays. Also making stops in Arlington, Winchester, and Woburn, the route's shuttle makes its
Starting at Bedford Woods Drive in Bedford, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Route 351 (Bedford Woods Dr/Third Ave) offers shuttle rides to Fourth Ave and Third Ave in Burlington. Route 351 offers shuttle rides every 40 minutes from 6:52 - 8:52am in the morning and 3:12 - 6:02pm in the afternoon every weekday. No services are available on the weekends for this route. Also stopping in Billerica, the route's shuttle makes its final trip back to Bedford Woods Drive at 6:02pm from
Starting at State Street Station in Boston, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Route 354 (North Burlington/State St) offers shuttle rides to Fourth Ave and Third Ave in Burlington. Route 354 offers shuttle rides from 6:35 - 8:45am in the morning and 3:15 - 7:45pm in the afternoon every weekday. No services are available on the weekends for this route. Also stopping in Medford and Woburn, the route's shuttle makes its final trip back to State Street at 6:35pm from Burlington, arriving back
MassEcon’s mission is to promote and champion Massachusetts as the best place to start, grow and locate a business. Built upon a robust network of corporate and civic members, MassEcon convenes public and private sector leaders of industry to create an inclusive business ecosystem that enhances job growth across a diverse talent pool; promotes investment in all communities; expands equitable opportunities throughout the Commonwealth. Visit MassEcon.com
MassDevelopment, the state’s development finance agency and land bank, works with businesses, nonprofits, banks, and communities to stimulate economic growth. Through these collaborations they help create jobs, increase the number of housing units, revitalize urban environments, and address factors limiting economic growth including transportation, energy, and infrastructure deficiencies. Visit MassDevelopment.com
The Executive Office of Economic Development promotes vibrant communities, growing businesses, and a strong middle class. The Executive Office of Economic Development prioritizes economic opportunity for residents, collaborative leadership in communities, and an environment that supports job creation and business growth. See the latest from the Mass Executive Office of Economic Development
The Massachusetts Office of Business Development assists businesses relocating to Massachusetts as well as businesses wishing to expand their current operations, with specific attention being paid to jobs created, jobs retained, and capital invested. Our team provides a highly responsive, central point of contact that facilitates access to resources, expertise, and incentive programs.Visit the MOBD Website
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Established in 1963, MAPC is a public agency created under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 40B Section 24. MAPC is governed by representatives from each city and town in our region, as well as gubernatorial appointees and designees of major public agencies. Learn more about MAPC's Board and Council. Each municipality in our region
The SBA provides small businesses with guidance through services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. They can connect you to their partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed, and walk you through regulatory guidelines in order to ensure your business runs smoothly.SBA Massachusetts District Website
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network is committed to helping your business succeed in Massachusetts. They provide free, confidential, one-to-one business assistance and free or low-cost educational training programs to prospective and existing small businesses. Areas of guidance include, but are not limited to: business plan development, pre-venture feasibility, cash flow analysis, personnel and organizational issues, conventional and non-conventional financing, and marketing.MSBDC
SCORE Northeast Massachusetts and their volunteer business mentors are dedicated to providing the best possible service to help small business owners achieve their goals. Face-to-face or online, their mentors offer guidance and are able and willing to aid in the success of small businesses.SCORE Northeast Massachusetts website
Recognizing the need to make export services easily accessible to companies of all sizes, the Massachusetts Export Center was established to serve as the state's one-stop resource for export guidance and assistance. The Massachusetts Export Center offers a full range of targeted, customized services to Massachusetts businesses at any stage in the regulatory export process. Whether you are a small business just thinking about exporting or an experienced exporter, the Massachusetts Export Center stands
The Workforce Training Fund Program helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing guidance resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees. In order for the Massachusetts economy to prosper, our businesses need access to a pipeline of skilled workers so they can stay competitive and continue to grow. Read below to see how our grant programs can help your business thrive. The Workforce Training Fund is for businesses of all sizes, but its
Health Connector for Business is a one-stop shopping solution for small businesses and brokers looking for guidance on affordable, high-quality health and dental insurance for their workforce. Through the Health Connector, you can compare plans from leading insurance carriers side by side. Our new online tools make it easier for employers, brokers, and employees to apply, compare options for health and dental insurance, and enroll.Massachusetts Health Connector for Business Website
The MassHire Metro North Workforce Board, incorporated in 1995 as the Metro North Regional Employment Board, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves as the Workforce Development Board for the Metro North region of Massachusetts. As one of sixteen local Workforce Development Boards established in Massachusetts by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, MNWB was formed to set local workforce policy, determine how state and federal funds are
The mission of MassHire BizWorks is to provide workforce services for employers and employees throughout the business cycle. Businesses can improve their performance and have most of their business needs met by working with us. MassHire BizWorks simplifies and coordinates efforts among state agencies and federal resources for businesses. Businesses can have a single point of contact to take advantage of these resources. It eases the burden of contacting multiple government agencies. Over the years,
Middlesex Community College's non-credit Community Education and Career Training programs are designed for individuals in all stages of life and career. We offer both online and on-campus instruction at our Bedford and Lowell campuses. Programs include professional development courses, personal enrichment courses, and College for Kids and Teens youth programs. These workforce programs are beneficial for both employees and employers.Middlesex Community College Training Programs
Young people, career changers, and employees interested in upward mobility with a path to a good job and without accruing lots of debt. NAMC registered apprenticeships can answer both. Registered Apprenticeships are flexible and customizable to your specific workforce needs. NAMC will help you develop a training plan that outlines the types and lengths of training delivered on-the-job, complemented by specialized Related Instruction of your choice. Apprenticeships can also be used to develop higher level
MassBioEd’s Apprenticeship Program offers a streamlined pathway into the industry that combines technical training, on-site work experience, and income support. Soft skills workshops and broad industry knowledge are incorporated into the training to give apprentices an understanding of their role in the delivery of drugs to patients in need. Working with leading life science employers, MassBioEd has designed three apprenticeships – one for Biomanufacturing Technicians, one for Laboratory Support
We serve as a workforce training grant resource, providing guidance through the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund application process and program implementation. Businesses can apply for a grant up to $250,000. Employers, employer organizations, labor organizations, training providers, and a consortium of such entities are encouraged to apply for funds to train current and newly hired workers. You may use a training provider of your choice. While we fund the majority of training content, courses that
Starting a business is easier than you think. Use these easy steps to jump-start the process of launching your company. Planning for every aspect of your business and having expert resources available is key to success. This guide will show you the regulatory steps to follow and the resources at your disposal. Visit mass.gov's step-by-step guide to starting a new business.
The minimum fair wage laws and regulatory guidelines address basic minimum wage and overtime. They also cover pay for tipped employees, reporting pay, on-duty or on-call time, travel time, and expenses. Deductions for lodging, meals, uniforms, and required wage records are also covered. Learn about minimum wage laws, apply for a waiver, or file a complaint on mass.gov's. Minimum Wage Program page.
Learn how to register your business with MassTaxConnect — DOR's web-based application for filing and paying taxes. You can also learn how to apply for an Employee Identification Number (EIN), request a certificate of good standing, or find out about the latest business tax credits.For these and all other Massachusetts business tax-related items, visit mass.gov's Business Taxes page to view regulatory guidelines.
As an employer, you may be subject to unemployment insurance requirements. Learn about the responsibilities of your business. To view information and regulatory guidelines on unemployment insurance, visit mass.gov.
The Division of Occupational Licensure (DOL) oversees 26 boards, which license and regulate more than 100 trades and professions in Massachusetts. You may check that a business or individual the DOL oversees has a valid license or permit using one of our online portals. If your business or individuals in your business need to be licensed by the state, check the regulatory guidelines in the corresponding state Occupational Board.To check the license of a contractor or Construction Supervisor search here.
The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce understands that competition for employees is among the top challenges facing organizations across all sectors. A robust network of safe and reliable transportation options are critical to attracting businesses and workers alike. The Chamber's Government Affairs committee works with local, state, and federal agencies to advocate for expanding transportation solutions in our region.While these initiatives continue to evolve, the Chamber provides resources to existing
TransAction Associates has been providing strategic consulting services focused on transportation solutions to non-profits, municipalities, and companies nationwide for 30 years. They are women-owned, founded and operated. TransAction Associates works with companies subject to commuter-related compliance reporting requirements and all transportation demand issues. TransAction Associates is also the parent company of TransAction Corporate Shuttles, where they deliver the actual transportation solutions via
Are you not sure if you have the finances to pay towards your educational goals? Get the training that will help you through every step of the process conveniently through Zoom or in-person at the Middlesex Community College Financial Aid Office. Middlesex Community College and the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) are teaming up to offer free, one-on-one virtual FAFSA completion workshops! If you are Interested in booking a session and learning more, please:Click Here For in person
How to Obtain a Massachusetts Salesperson License To obtain a Massachusetts Real Estate Salespersons’ License you must be 18 years of age and have completed a 40-hour course from an approved Massachusetts Real Estate School. Once the course is complete you will receive a certification booklet. This allows you to take the state examination.Register for DaMore School of Real Estate CourseThe exam is given on a computer. You will be asked to answer multiple-choice questions from two areas (General & State).