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Boston Chamber's top priorities from the innovation economy to affordable housing
with Great Boston Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Jim Rooney
Posted Feb 27, 2017
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Affordable housing, MBTA reform and Boston's innovation economy are some of the top issues the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Jim Rooney, discusses with Jenny Johnson on this edition of Comcast Newsmakers from the Modern Theatre.
Hosted by: Jenny JohnsonProduced by: Greater Boston Newsmakers Team
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National Collaborative for Digital Equity Founder, Dr. Bob McLaughlin, explains what digital equity is and its impact on both schoolchildren who do not have broadband access or computers in their homes as well as adults who lack access to the internet.
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Many local fire departments have evolved as community needs shift from fire prevention to full service emergency management; including creating safe station programs to combat the opioid crisis to hazmat materials education. Manchester New Hampshire Fire Chief, Dan Goonan, explains.
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Union Capital Boston, a community building program, rewards participants socially and financially for their involvement; allowing individuals to build resumes of volunteerism and activism, build relationships and connect them to resources and each other.
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The National Black MBA Association was founded as a vision to be the premier business organization serving Black professionals. The mission is to lead in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans.
The Detroit Chapter is currently one of the 10 largest chapters in the National Black MBA Association. It has a very diverse membership demographics including a variety of industries including banking, health care, education, retail, automotive and a host of other career fields. The Detroit Chapter is also proud to be the home of 3 past National Presidents, 1 National VP Operations and nearly 20 past members of the National Board of Directors.
Visit The National Black MBA Association Detroit Chapter on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation seeks to create positive change for youths in under-served communities, focusing on youth development and mentorship. To learn more, visit the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation on the web at www.theMalcolmJenkinsFoundation.org
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