We are pleased to announce that Governor Charlie Baker will be joining us for Small Business Day on Tuesday, April 10th. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear from our governor and ask him about the issues most important to your business. Learn vital information, meet key legislators, and make your voice heard on Small Business Day!
Along with the keynote speaker and a forum with members of the Labor Committee, we will also be joined by staff from Division of Unemployment Assistance to help answer member questions on the new health assessment that businesses are required to pay.
To ensure your voice as a job creator is heard, the Chamber and our ally business organizations (other Chambers from across the state, Associated Industries of Massachusetts, NFIB, the Retailers Association of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Mass Package Stores Association and Massachusetts Food Association) are hosting Small Business Day on Beacon Hill as an opportunity to educate policy makers on the effects of legislative proposals that increase the cost of doing business and prevent your business from growing and creating more jobs.
This year alone Massachusetts small businesses potentially face:
• 26 weeks of paid medical leave and 16 weeks of paid family leave (partially employer funded)
• $15 minimum wage
• A 4% income tax surcharge for pass-thru entities (the so-called millionaires tax)
• A newly imposed MassHealth assessment
• Double-digit health care premium increases
• Highest in the nation energy costs
In addition to our guest speakers, our agenda includes an update on key legislation from our expert panel, a chance to provide feedback to key legislators, and meet with your elected officials.
All business owners are encouraged to attend and bring guests. There is no cost to attend the program, but reservations must be made by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the program to follow shortly after, concluding at noon. The event will be held at the Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street, Boston.