Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel - 606 Congress Street, Boston, MA
Business leaders, public officials, and champions of Massachusetts will gather for the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards Luncheon to recognize the 2017 winners. These awards honor companies from all regions of the state and multiple industries for their outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy. Click here to read about the winning companies.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | General Registration and Networking
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | V.I.P. Reception [Invitation only]
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Luncheon
2017 Economic Impact Award Winners
Governor Charlie Baker
Since taking office in 2015, Governor Charlie Baker has been making Massachusetts a great place to live, work and raise a family while delivering a customer-service oriented state government that is as hard working as the people of the Commonwealth. Governor Baker worked to close two budget gaps worth more than $2 billion without raising taxes, while bolstering local aid for our schools and communities, investing in a more reliable public transportation system and prioritizing funds to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic. Governor Baker has supported robust business sectors by reforming the Commonwealth’s regulatory environment, holding the line on taxes, and advancing efforts to rein in energy costs.
Master of Ceremonies
Lisa Hughes is a news anchor for WBZ-TV News weekdays at 5PM and 11PM with co-anchor David Wade. Hughes joined the station in June 2000 after working as a correspondent for CBS Newspath, the CBS-TV Station Group’s satellite news service. Lisa has covered just about every major news event in New England, and she has had the pleasure of interviewing many of the area’s newsmakers.
VIP Reception Featured Speaker
Secretary Jay Ash
Jay Ash serves as the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Secretary Ash is responsible for directing and executing Governor Charlie Baker’s agenda on housing and community development, job creation, business development, consumer affairs, and business regulation.