Alliance in the News – 2011

The Boston Globe | December 1, 2011

Mass. Delegation aims to drum up business in Brazil

PBLN Members Linda Moulton (Ceralta Technologies), Florian Hunziker (Harmonix Music Systems), Winston Henderson (Nanoterra), Kirk Sykes (Urban Strategy America Fund), and John Harthorne (Mass Challenge) join Governor Deval Patrick on a trip to Brazil to expand markets and network with Brazilian entrepreneurs as part of a  delegation comprising nearly 50 executives, government officials, and academic leaders.

The Boston Globe | November 25, 2011

Sad to see Congress block attempt to make school lunches healthier

CEO of City Fresh Foods and PBLN Charter Member, Glynn Lloyd, writes to the Boston Globe about Congress’ recent changes to the National School Lunch Program

Here & Now| November 17, 2011

Can Local and Fresh Food Make it to a School Near You?

PBLN Charter Member Glynn Lloyd, CEO of City Fresh Foods responds to Congress blocking regulations to make school lunches healthier.

The Boston Globe | October 20, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick and PBLN Build Links to Tech Leaders in the West Bank

The Boston Globe reports on a successful visit to Massachusetts by 8 Palestinian CEOs of IT/software development companies. The visit was facilitated by PBLN and the US AID to advance job creation and mutual investment.

The Huffington Post | October 13, 2011

Peace Through Entrepreneurship?

PBLN Co-Chair Jeff Bussgang (General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners) blogs about his experience speaking with a delegation of Palestinian IT CEOs that PBLN hosted as part of follow up to a March trade mission to Israel.

The Huffington Post | September 25, 2011

Cape Wind Merger: Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm May Be Impacted By Deal

PBLN President Andrew Tarsy comments on the role of government in renewable energy projects.

The Boston Globe | August 21, 2011

From some of the richest, two cheers for higher taxes

PBLN Board member and Boston Capital CEO Jack Manning agrees with Warren Buffet that the wealthy should be taxed at a higher rate to help tame the deficit.

The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2011

Baltimore Needs the Federal Housing Tax Credit

PBLN members David Abromowitz and Jack Manning write about the danger careless spending cuts represent to the federal housing tax credit.

WBUR | August 3, 2011

Local Businesses Grapple With Debt Deal

PBLN CEOs Geoff MacKay (Organogenesis) and David Parker (Digital Advisor) comment on the deal to raise the debt ceiling.

Worcester Business Journal| August 1, 2011

A Competitive and Clean Economy

Energy and Environment Co-Chairs Mitch Tyson (former CEO, Advanced Electron Beams) and Roger Freeman (Managing Principal, Solventerra LLP) op-ed about the benefits of Massachusetts’ Climate 2020 Plan.

The Boston Globe | July 22, 2011

Business leaders can make a difference without jump to public sector

PBLN Executive Director Andrew Tarsy: CEOs need to re-imagine their roles as public leaders.

The Boston Herald | March 17, 2011

Winnable Wind War

PBLN member and branding/strategy CEO Nicholas Boillot (Hart Boillot) supports clean Energy and climate legislation.

WBUR | March 11, 2011

Junket or Jewel? Boston Business Leader on Patrick’s Trade Mission

PBLN Executive Director Andrew Tarsy discusses Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s innovation economy trade mission in Israel and the UK.

The Boston Globe | March 8, 2011

Patrick Talks Trade with Israel

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick talks trade on the first day of the five-day trade mission in Israel. PBLN member and GlassHouse Technologies CEO Mark Shirman comments.

NECN | March 7, 2011

Eye on Israel: Day one of Gov. Patrick’s trade mission

PBLN member and bio-technology executive Winston Henderson (Surface Logix) comments on the Massachusetts trade mission in Israel.

Mass High Tech | February 18, 2011

Lighting Cluster Helping Mass. Meet Energy Efficiency Goals

PBLN member and Digital Lumens President & CEO Tom Pincince discusses the Massachusetts call to arms for lighting companies. Pincince notes that smart lighting choices can help drive energy efficiency and savings.

The Boston Globe | February 10, 2011

Patrick headed to Israel, Britain on Trade Mission

PBLN Board Member and Communispace CEO Diane Hessan discusses the upcoming innovative economy development mission to Israel and the UK where she will join Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, senior government officials and top Massachusetts business leaders.

Note: The following clips refer to the Alliance for Business Leadership by its original name, the Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN), which changed in March 2012.

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