Alliance in the News – 2017

Sentinel & Enterprise | August 15, 2017

Green is good for Mass. economy

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, writes about the economic opportunity in curbing greenhouse gas emissions.  

SouthCoast Today | July 30, 2017

Pass a price on carbon to protect fisheries and livelihoods

Alliance member, J.J. Bartlett, urges support for adopting a carbon fee to protect fishermen, families, and business.  

Boston Herald | July 18, 2017

Invest in Infrastructure

Alliance Program Director, Meagan Greene, pens a piece on the critical need for a modernized, 21st century, public transportation system.

The Patriot Ledger | July 12, 2017

Hull is on the front lines of climate change battle

Alliance Program Director, Meagan Greene, and State Representative Joan Meschino team up to discuss the environmental and economic opportunity in combating climate change locally.  

The Boston Globe | July 12, 2017

Notable Lack of Opposition

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, weighs in on the health care assessment included in the Legislature’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

Medium | June 30, 2017

HUBweek Change Maker: Jesse Mermell

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, was recognized as one of HUBweek’s change makers.

Boston Business Journal | June 30, 2017

View point: Human sex-trafficking is a business issue

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, and Massachusetts Business Roundtable Executive Director, J.D. Chesloff, highlight why it’s important for businesses to join the fight against sex-trafficking.

Boston Business Journal | June 30, 2017

New coalition to combat sex-trafficking targets Boston businesses

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, quoted for her work on why the business community should work to combat sex-trafficking.

CommonWealth Magazine | June 28, 2017

Public Transportaion is investment in Springfield’s future

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, and State Senator Eric Lesser co-author a piece on the difference that transportation investment can have on Springfield’s economy.

The Boston Globe | June 15, 2017

Let’s not leave paid family leave up to a ballot initiative.

Alliance President, Jesse Mermell, represents the only business organization, making the economic case for Massachusetts adopting paid family leave.

State House News Service | June 14, 2017

Trump’s Paris Accord decision fueling rally for renewables

Alliance Vice President for Partnerships, Bianca Sigh Ward, joined advocates and legislators in representing the business voice at a rally on the State House steps in support of investing in renewables.

Medium | June 2, 2017

Standing Up for Green – Environmental and Economic

Alliance Program Director, Meagan Greene, pens a piece in Medium on the importance of green – environmentally and economically.

Boston Globe | May 26, 2017

Business advocates gear up for legal fight against ‘millionaires tax’ proposal

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, quoted in the Boston Globe on businesses prioritizing investments in transportation and education.

Echo Chamber | May 23, 2017

Podcast: Subtle Ways Workplace Inequalities Happen

Alliance Vice Chair Beth Monaghan, joins the Echo Chamber to talk about the policies at her firm that encourage gender equity.

MassLive | May 10, 2017

Massachusetts House votes to give more rights to pregnant workers

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, quoted in MassLive on accommodating pregnant workers being a smart move for businesses.

State House News Service | May 10, 2017

Pregnant Workers’ Rights Bill on Glide Path After House Passage

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, quoted in State House News on the importance of retaining talent and saving money by adopting reasonable working conditions for pregnant women.

Medium | May 4, 2017

People Magazine, Pregnant Women, and the Massachusetts State House

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, writes about the positive impacts that accommodating pregnant women can have on business, featured on Medium.

State House News Service | April 24, 2017

People Magazine, Pregnant Women, and the Massachusetts State House

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, writes about the positive impacts that accommodating pregnant women can have on business, featured on Medium.

State House News Service | April 24, 2017

Early Educators Rally for More State Support

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, quoted in State House News on the important implications that increasing salaries for early educators will have on the state’s economy.

The Berkshire Eagle | April 23, 2017

Letter: Clean energy means jobs, revenue, bragging rights

Alliance Program Director Meagan Greene, writes a letter to the editor in the Berkshire Eagle, about the economic opportunity in clean energy.

Boston Globe | April 14, 2017

Housing Crunch is Hampering Boston-Area Businesses

Alliance Vice-President of Partnerships Bianca Sigh Ward, writes a letter to the editor in the Boston Globe, about the connection between soaring housing prices and our region’s workforce.

Boston Globe | April 10, 2017

Where are all the female college presidents?

Alliance Vice-Chair Andrea Silbert, quoted in the Boston Globe on the lack of women in the top job in higher education.  

NECN | April 4, 2017

Business Leader Lab

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, featured on NECN to highlight ABL’s interactive problem solving conference, Leader Lab, on April 7, 2017.

State House News Service | April 4, 2017

Momentum Building Behind Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Alliance Vice President of Partnerships Bianca Sigh Ward, testifies at the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development hearing on the role women play in our workforce and economy.

ESPNW | April 4, 2017

On the hunt for the perfect postmatch beer, this rugby player started a brewing company

Alliance Secretary Bev Armstrong, highlighted in ESPNW on utilizing sportsmanship principles to start a company that is socially and environmentally respectful of the future.

The Boston Herald | February 23, 2017

Biz Alliance Urges Gov. Baker to fight Prez’s Immigration Policy

Alliance President Jesse Mermell,  featured in the Boston Herald on why immigrants are necessary for MA.

The Boston Globe | February 22, 2017

Tech. Leaders Take On Trump

The Alliance is featured in the Boston Globe for seeking support from Gov. Baker on the national immigration front.

Boston Business Journal | February 22, 2017

Mass. tech leaders to Baker: Do more to counter Trump’s immigration policies

The Alliance featured in the Boston Business Journal on why more must be done around immigration executive orders.

State House News | February 22, 2017

Biz Officials Urge Baker To Lead On Immigration Issues

Alliance President Jesse Mermell, quoted in State House News on why standing up for immigrants is evital for MA.

Boston Magazine | February 9, 2017

Money Management 101

Alliance Board Elyse Cherry, gives financial advice in Boston Magazine on how to make your money work for you.


The Boston Globe | January 30, 2017

Boston business leaders oppose Trump immigration order

Alliance Chair Jeff Bussgang, quoted in the Boston Globe around why immigration ban is bad for MA.

CommonWealth | January 11, 2017

Salem is Taking on Climate Change

Alliance President Jesse Mermell and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, co-author a piece in CommonWealth about the urgency for coastal communities to combat climate change.

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