Alliance in the News – 2016

Medium | December 30, 2016

To Every Cloud a Silver Lining: Tackling Climate Change in 2016

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, pens a year in review for clean energy wins in MA, as seen in Medium.

Boston Herald | December 19, 2016

Holding back the tide

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, responds to an article in the Boston Herald about the financial impact climate change will bring to Boston.

The Boston Globe| December 15, 2016

New Red Line cars are a welcome boost, but state must invest more

Alliance Board Member James Roosevelt Jr., responds to an article in the Boston Globe calling for greater investment in public transportation.

Jamaica Plain News | December 12, 2016

My Jamaica Plan New Year’s Resolution

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, opines in Jamaica Plain News about being committed to sustainable practices for the new year.

The Boston Globe | December 6, 2016

Want loyal employees? ‘Do the right thing’

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, tells the Boston Globe on why better business practices lead to loyal employees.

The Boston Business Journal | November 29, 2016

Boston Chamber open to $15-an-hour minimum wage

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, quoted with the Boston Boston Business Journal on the push to raise the state’s minimum wage.

BostInno | November 22, 2016

How to be a Business Leader & an Activist

Alliance President Jesse Mermell and Board Member Bev Armstrong, join forces in BostInno to give guidance on being a business leader and activist .

The Boston Globe | November 18, 2016

Creating diversity in the innovation economy

Alliance Board Chair Jeff Bussgang, pens a joint op-ed in the Boston Globe on why business leaders need to model a culture of inclusivity.

Blue MA Group | November 14, 2016

A Rising Tide of Economic Growth

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, opines in Blue MA Group about the  economic opportunities climate change has brought.  

Boston Herald | November 8, 2016

T’s mess bad for business

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, writes to the editor of the Boston Herald to address the detrimental effects of an underperforming MBTA.

The Boston Globe | November 4, 2016

5 tech trends that will shape future elections

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, speaks with the Boston Globe on how technology will shape future elections.

The Boston Globe | October 19, 2016

Business group aims to kill ‘millionaires’ tax’

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, talks with the Boston Globe on how transportation investments can help keep MA moving forward.

MassLive | October 19, 2016

High-tech firms collecting dough to battle millionaire’s tax

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, mentioned in MassLive for how investments in transportation investments can assist in keeping MA’s economy growing.

Wicked Local Watertown | October 12, 2016

Watertown brewer wins Sam Adams ‘experienceship’

Alliance Board Member Bev Armstrong, featured in Wicked Local Watertown for her award winning beer business venture.

The Boston Globe | October 1, 2016

State can lead the way with innovation for a warming world

Alliance Member Diane Danielson, writes a letter to the editor in the Boston Globe on how transportation investments can help combat climate change.

Boston Magazine | September 29, 2016

The Boston Tech 30

Alliance Board Members, past and present, Diane Hessan, C.A. Webb and Jeff Busgang, are highlighted in Boston Magazine’s list of the most influential thinkers and connectors in Boston technology scene.

The Boston Globe | September 23, 2016

Powerful lobby does not speak for entire Mass. Business community

Senator Jamie Eldridge, responds with a letter to the editor in the Boston Globe about how the Alliance is changing the conversation on Beacon Hill.

Boston Business Journal | September 23, 2016

Transgender accommodation law is good for the business community

Alliance President Jesse Mermell and Board Member Sean Curran, respond with a letter to the editor in the Boston Business Journal about why transgender equality will grow MA.

Blue Mass Group | September 15, 2016

Why We Need To Be Like NYC

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, writes an opinion piece in Blue Mass Group on what we can learn from New York on transportation investment.

Jamaica Plain Gazette | September 9, 2016

Drought is bad for business

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, pens an opinion piece in the Jamaica Plain Gazette about the impacts of climate change on local business.

Boston Neighborhood Network News | September 2, 2016

Groups Add to Push for Late-Night MBTA

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, joins Boston Neighborhood Network News to discuss Late-Night MBTA service.

Bloomberg | September 2, 2016

The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, talks with Bloomberg Baystate on Massachusetts’s new Equal Pay law.

Huffington Post | September 1, 2016

At work, what’s the right way to say no?

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, offers up her insight in the Huffington Post on how to stop trying to do everything and begin doing the things that matter.

Mass Live | August 23, 2016

Foreclosure crisis worsens in Massachusetts, spurring cries of state inaction

Alliance Board Member Elyse Cherry, speaks with MassLive about the ongoing foreclosure crisis Massachusetts faces.

Boston Globe | August 22, 2016

Climate change threatens the economy, too

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, reacts to a Boston Globe article, stating climate change is a business issue as well.

CommonWealth | August 4, 2016

Paid family leave is good for business and communities

Alliance Board member Tom Dretler, opines in CommonWealth about the need for paid family leave.

MetroWest Daily News | July 26, 2016

Gonzalez and Chesloff: Making early education a priority

Alliance Vice-Chair Jay Gonzalez, pens a joint op-ed in the MetroWest Daily News around the need for quality early childhood education.

MassLive | July 23, 2016

Massachusetts lawmakers send gender pay equity bill to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, speaks out on behalf of pay equity bill. As seen in the Boston Globe.

Boston Globe | July 23, 2016

Senate prepares to approve paid family leave bill

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, talks with MassLive about the victory for equal pay in MA.

Boston Globe | July 20, 2016

How our disaster relief system forces foolish decisions

Alliance Board Member Juliette Kayyem, talks natural disasters, vulnerability, and resiliency in the Boston Globe.

Politico | July 14, 2016

Equal pay legislation passes House, headed to conference

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, praises House vote as a major step forward in Politico.   

Boston Globe | July 13, 2016

Pay equity bill a long time coming, but may soon be here

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, says pay equity bill is a no-brainer in the Boston Globe.  

Politico | July 11, 2016

House equal pay legislation designed for broad appeal

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, speaks with Politico about equal pay legislation in MA.  

WGBH | July 8, 2016

Legislature May Take Up Bill To Address Gender Wage Gap This Session

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, addresses equal pay and the gender wage gap with WGBH.

BostInno | July 5, 2016

This MBTA Decision Could Have Harsh Consequences

Alliance Board Member C.A. Webb, writes in BostInno about MBTA fare hikes & the impacts for the innovation economy in MA.

Boston Business Journal | June 28, 2016

Keep Massachusetts an energy innovation leader

Alliance Chair Jeff Bussgang, weighs in on why investment in clean energy innovation are vial to MA. As seen in the Boston Business Journal.

Boston Globe | June 28, 2016

Key changes made to noncompete bill

Alliance Chair Jeff Bussgang, speaks with the Boston Globe around noncompetes.

Boston Globe | June 23, 2016

Family leave, wage gap must also be atop agenda

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, writes a letter to the editor in the Boston Globe, talking equal pay and paid leave.

WGBH | June 14, 2016

Guns Made Mateen The Most Successful Terrorist Since 9/11

Alliance Board Member Juliette Kayem, talks with WGBH about guns & Orlando on her latest podcast.

Boston Globe | June 3, 2016

Putting early education front and center in Mass.

Alliance Vice-Chair Jay Gonzalez, quoted in the Boston Globe for participation in the advisory group convened by Speaker Robert DeLeo to work on issues of early education in Massachusetts.

Boston Globe | May 26, 2016

In search of ‘A More Inclusive Business Climate’

Alliance Board Member Colette Phillips, featured in the Boston Globe for her efforts to create “a more inclusive business climate”.

Bay State Banner | May 25, 2016

Millionaires’ tax passes second test

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, speaks with the Bay State Banner about the Fair Share amendment, which would raise revenue for investments in education and transportation.

Knowledge@Wharton | May 24, 2016

Why VCs Aren’t Funding Women-led Startups

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, featured in Knowledge@Wharton speaking on what women-led startups need to succeed.

Commonwealth | May 24, 2016

Time for vision at the MBTA

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, co-authors an opinion piece in Commonwealth about the need for a vision at the MBTA.

Boston Globe | May 19, 2016

Paid leave would cost $159 per worker

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, featured in the Boston Globe calling for a paid family and  medical leave program in MA.

Boston Herald | May 12, 2016

Fueling Energy Debate

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, responds to a Boston Herald article discussing the future of the energy debate in Massachusetts.

Bentley University PreparedU Forum | May 5, 2016

Leaving the Ladder Down: On Being a Woman in the Workplace

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, opines on dealing with gender equality and how women can succeed at work.

New Boston Post | May 4, 2016

Mass. program helps foreign entrepreneurs create jobs

Alliance Chair Jeff Busgang, featured in New Boston Post for his in part in helping retain international talent and helping create jobs in the US.

WGBH | May 2, 2016

Is Boston The City That Cried No?

Alliance Board Member C.A. Webb, joins WGBH’s Greater Boston to discuss big ideas in Boston.

Wicked Local | April 14, 2016

Watertown’s Bev Armstrong opens first female-owned brewery in Mass.

Alliance Board Member Bev Armstrong, featured in Watertown Wicked Local for being a pioneer in her new business venture.

Boston Globe | April 13, 2016

Transgender rights bill gets bigger push from Mass. businesses

Alliance proudly joins MA business sector push for Transgender rights bill, as seen in the Boston Globe.  

Boston Globe | April 5, 2016

Change, but no revolution, at the Chamber of Commerce

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, speaks to Alliance’s progressive stance on revenue from proposed “fair share” tax. As seen in the Boston Globe.

Boston Globe | April 4, 2016

Don’t send foreign entrepreneurs packing

Alliance Chair Jeff Bussgang, pens a joint op-ed featured in Boston Globe calling for a change to current global entrepreneurs visa program.

Roll Call | April 4, 2016

Get Money Out of Politics, Get Young People in

Alliance Board Member Alan Solomont, opines in Roll Call about getting money out of politics and getting young people in.

Commonwealth Magazine | April 4, 2016

Late-night MBTA service crucial to economic growth and justice

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, writes a joint op-ed with Boston’s NAACP featured in Commonwealth discussing just late-night T service and economic growth.

Boston Globe | March 30, 2016

Meet 100 of Boston’s most influential minorities

Alliance Board Member Colette Phillips, featured in Boston Globe for creation of Boston’s 100 most influential minorities.

Boston Business Journal | March 28, 2016

Boston startup targeting ‘distracted drivers’ has a new name, headquarters &nbsp

Alliance Board Member Scott Griffith, featured in Boston Business Journal for distracted driving prevention startup.

Newton Patch | March 24, 2016

Newton Resident Named Chair of Alliance for Business Leadership

Alliance welcomes new Chair Jeff Bussgang, featured in Newton Patch.

Boston Globe | March 17, 2016

‘Leader Lab’ seeks some answers

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, featured in the Globe talking innovative Leader Lab event.

Boston Globe | March 16, 2016

Brazo Fuerte takes the field with five intriguing beers

Alliance Treasurer Bev Armstrong, featured in the Globe for bold new beer business venture.

Bostinno  | March 15, 2016

Here’s How Boston VC Jeff Bussgang Prioritizes His Day

Alliance Vice Chair Jeff Busgang, featured in the Bostino explaining his method on how to prioritizing  a work-life balance.

Gloucester Daily Times | March 11, 2016

Clean energy industry poised for growth

Alliance Member Tedd Saunders, responds to Gloucester Daily Times article on future of clean energy in MA.

US Department of Labor Blog | March 9, 2016

#LeadOnLeave: A Victory for Vermont Workers

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, has her company recognized for leading on paid family leave.

Boston Neighborhood Network | March 8, 2016

MBTA Fare Hike Reaction: Part II

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, raises concerns over MBTA fare increases.

The Conversation | March 8, 2016

How can universities encourage young people to vote?

Alliance Board Member Alan Solomont, presents solutions as to how to increase youth voter turnout.

Framingham Patch | March 8, 2016

Advocating For Women’s Issues: Gender Equity, Paid Family Leave

Alliance Board Member Beth Monaghan, testifies as to why her company offers paid family leave.

Boston Globe | March 8, 2016

T rate hike proposal unfair

Alliance Board Member Jim Roosevelt, responds to Boston Globe article on MBTA fare hikes.

Boston Neighborhood Network | March 7, 2016

Rider Advocates React to MBTA Fare Hike

Alliance Program Director Sebastian Zapata, voices concerns over impending MBTA fare increases.

WBUR | March 2, 2016

House Speaker DeLeo Pledges To Limit Non-Compete Agreements

Alliance Board Member Jeff Bussgang, speaks out in favor of progress to reform non-compete agreements.

Urban Update | March 2, 2016

Urban Update – ABL Leader Lab

Alliance Board Member Collete Phillips & Alliance President Jesse Mermell, promote upcoming ABL Leader Lab event.

Boston Business Journal | February 26, 2016

Op-Ed; Support for charter schools should not mean neglecting districts

Alliance Chairman Phil Edmundson, calls for compromise to break stalemate in Charter Schools debate.

The Boston Globe | February 4, 2016

Letter to the Editor; Let’s accelerate the pace of progress on pay equity

Alliance Board Member Kip Hollister, responds to Boston Globe article on Equal Pay.

The MetroWest Daily News | February 1, 2016

State Senate passes bill to tackle gender pay gap

Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, speaks out on Equal Pay.

The Boston Herald | January 27, 2016

Letter to the Editor; Equal pay serious Biz

Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, responds to Boston Herald article on Equal Pay.

NECN | January 20, 2016

Time to dismantle Boston’s Old Boy’s Network?

Alliance Board Members Donna Levin and Beth Monaghan, discuss why now is the time to break up Boston’s Old Boy’s Network.

Metro | January 19, 2016

Boston thinkers target young voters for Election 2016

Alliance Board Member Alan Solomont, provides a current landscape of young voter turnout rates and presents ideas on how to increase voting in elections.   

The Boston Globe | January 18, 2016

Envisioning an impact from GE that reaches all among us

Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, promotes idea of far-reaching investments throughout Boston.   

The Boston Globe | January 15, 2016

Skirting the old-boy network, updated

Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, expresses mass frustration with lack of diversity in business world.

The Boston Globe | January 14, 2016

Elite business group needs to add diversity

Alliance Executive Director Jesse Mermell, advocates the need for diversity in business world to better reflect the reality of what Boston looks like.

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