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Blog post image- Shop as if jobs depend on it (they do) May 26, 2020
Shop as if jobs depend on it (they do)

It’s the start of the workweek and a significant one for retailers and office-based employers who, under Phase One of Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening...

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Blog post image- We're verklempt May 22, 2020
We're verklempt

This isn’t surprising. But I'll say it anyway. We work in a very special community.   Yesterday, instead of my usual morning email, we reported that - due...

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Blog post image- This morning we're asking for your help May 21, 2020
This morning we're asking for your help

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, your chamber has been working hard to provide the resources and information our local businesses and nonprofits need...

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Blog post image- A fix for the PPP? May 20, 2020
A fix for the PPP?

Congress could vote next week on a bill that would bring more flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program, CNN reports this morning. The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act ...

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Blog post image- Welcome to Phase One May 19, 2020
Welcome to Phase One

We’ve officially entered Phase One of Gov. Charlie Baker’s four-phase plan for re-opening the Massachusetts economy. And I’m interested in hearing your thoughts.   How do you feel...

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Blog post image- The big reveal. (Plus: 17 ways to say 'forgiveness') May 18, 2020
The big reveal. (Plus: 17 ways to say 'forgiveness')

Ready for the big reveal? Today’s the day Gov. Charlie Baker and his Reopening Advisory Board will outline plans for reopening the state’s economy.   Yesterday at about 2 p.m.,...

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Blog post image- Fuller asks AG to help restaurants (and other updates) May 15, 2020
Fuller asks AG to help restaurants (and other updates)

Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller wants Attorney General Maura Healey to help control those pricey third-party delivery fees that are cutting restaurant profits to the bone. “Newton,...

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Blog post image- Bill Fine to retire as president and general manager of WCVB-TV May 14, 2020
Bill Fine to retire as president and general manager of WCVB-TV

Bill Fine, only the fourth president and general manager in the history of WCVB-TV Channel 5 -- Boston's ABC affiliate, Hearst Television's...

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Blog post image- What's not happening Monday (and other updates) May 14, 2020
What's not happening Monday (and other updates)

Governor Charlie Baker’s shutdown order is set to expire in four days. But it’s pretty clear that nothing is going to look or feel very different on Monday. Or...

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Blog post image- We're getting a new neighbor May 13, 2020
We're getting a new neighbor

We’re starting this morning with some good non-pandemic news.   Actually, two really pieces of good non-pandemic news for our region. ...

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Blog post image- We learn a little more every day May 12, 2020
We learn a little more every day

As each day passes, we’re getting more insight into the state’s plans for reopening the economy. Yesterday, the Baker Administration announced a four-stage framework and new...

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Blog post image- All eyes on the SBA (again) May 11, 2020
All eyes on the SBA (again)

This is a big week for every business and nonprofit that has secured a Paycheck Protection Program loan but is nervous, or confused, about how...

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