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AIM Honors Six Companies with Next Century Awards

News | November 23, 2020

A century-old manufacturer finding innovative ways to thrive in Holyoke, a family business founded by immigrants from Mexico that has become one of the nation’s foremost suppliers of tortillas and a Boston non-profit creating economic opportunity for homeless teen-agers are among six AIM Next Century award honorees for 2020. AIM announced today that 2020 Next […]

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Giving Thanks in a Time of Uncertainty

News | November 21, 2020

It is perhaps a sign of the times in which we live that the governor of the state in which the first Thanksgiving took place said last week that the holiday and its potential to spread COVID-19 “scares me to death.” It is also a sign of the times that a Massachusetts small-business owner told […]

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AIM Elects Five Business Leaders to Board of Directors

News | November 13, 2020

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) has elected five distinguished business leaders to its board of directors. Members of the largest business association in Massachusetts elected the new directors in electronic balloting last week. The new members of the AIM Board include Torrance Childs, Executive Vice President and Head of Private Banking at Boston Private Bank; […]

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Governor: COVID Case Increase Coming from Gatherings, Not Businesses

Budget, Tax, & Finance Economy News | November 13, 2020

Rising COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts are coming largely from informal social gatherings like game nights and barbecues, not from workplaces or schools, Governor Charlie Baker said this morning. The governor told more than 600 business leaders gathered virtually for the AIM Executive Forum that Massachusetts employers have brought hundreds of thousands of people back to […]

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Employer Confidence Remains Flat in October

Economy News | November 10, 2020

Massachusetts employers remained pessimistic during October amid conflicting signals from the economy and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index (BCI) lost four-tenths of a point to 46.2 last month, up from a low of 38.4 in April but still 14.7 points lower than a year ago. Overall business confidence was […]

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What a Biden Presidency Might Mean to Employers

Economy Energy HR & Employment Law International News | November 9, 2020

Joseph R. Biden, projected to become the 46th President of the United States, will take office at a singular moment in the history of a nation struggling to confront the convergence of a pandemic, an economic crisis and social upheaval. It’s also a singular moment for Massachusetts employers. The change of administrations in Washington will […]

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Fourteen AIM Members among Top Women-Led Businesses

News | November 6, 2020

Associated Industries of Massachusetts congratulates 14 member employers named to the 2020 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses list released today by The Commonwealth Institute and The Boston Globe. Three of the companies are led by members of the AIM Board of Directors – Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries of Boston, Joanne Hilferty, President and CEO; Onyx Specialty […]

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Could Employees Be the Next Owners of Your Company?

Economy HR & Employment Law News | November 5, 2020

Editor’s note: Daniel C. Kenary is Co-founder and CEO of Mass. Bay Brewing Company, Inc. (The Harpoon Brewery) and a former Board Chair of Associated Industries of Massachusetts. The crowd was unusually quiet and well-behaved for a Harpoon company meeting. It was a Wednesday afternoon in July 2014 in our Seaport Beer Hall.  The taps […]

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State to Mandate Face Coverings, Limit Gatherings and Some Business Hours

Economy News | November 2, 2020

Massachusetts will mandate face coverings, impose new restrictions on gatherings and limit the hours of some public-facing businesses as officials attempt to control rising cases of COVID-19. Governor Charlie Baker today announced what he called “targeted interventions” intended to keep schools open, the economy operating and the health-care system stable in the face of a […]

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Employers, Officials Cope with New Surge of Unemployment-Claim Fraud

Economy News | October 28, 2020

State officials and Massachusetts employers continue to deal with a surge of fraudulent unemployment insurance claims generated as part of a national scheme using stolen personal information to attempt to access jobless benefits. Criminal enterprises with access to stolen personal information from prior national data breaches have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by […]

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