Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Urgent Attention Needed to Address Unsustainable Cost of Health Care

As President Obama tries to revive national healthcare reform despite a bitterly divided Congress (Read more on the White House proposal), PBLN has been deeply engaged in the details of healthcare policy in Massachusetts. Last Friday our Healthcare and Life Sciences Working Group brought 40 PBLN members and other business leaders together for a productive dialogue with some key drivers of healthcare policy in Massachusetts. The topic was healthcare cost containment, with specific focus on Massachusetts Governor Patrick's proposal to directly address rising insurance and provider rates out of concern for small businesses (a similar proposal was made at the national level by President Obama yesterday). We looked at the entire issue of cost through the lens of our existing position statement in support of universal healthcare coverage and payment reform. We decided to issue a brief public statement in order to go on the record about the urgency of payment reform in order to move toward a coordinated healthcare system that is built around outcomes and not just spending and utilization.
How can you get involved?
  • Partner with PBLN to craft an Op-Ed or letter to the editor
  • Provide testimony from your own experience at one of the many upcoming hearings on healthcare cost containment (details at http://www.mass.gov/
  • Read up on Health Care Cost Trends in this data-packed series of reports from Massachusetts Commissioner of Healthcare Finance and Policy David Morales
  • Sign up for PBLN's Summit in Washington DC on May 11 to deepen your understanding of the federal healthcare reform issues and share your perspective with key policy makers.

Friday, February 12, 2010

PBLN 2010 Events - December

Jan   |   Feb   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec


February 19, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
March 4, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Gensler
March 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on
Business Leadership and Public Policy

Capitol Hill, Washington DC
May 27, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

June 3, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 22, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 14, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
September 16, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

September 20, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 28, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
October 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm
PBLN Fall Summit
Hosted by Bentley University
October 21, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

November 4, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

November 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

November 17, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
December 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
December 7
PBLN Board Meeting
5:30 - 8:00pm | add to calendar
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
at the Cambridge Innovation Center
One Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 | Map
Register  |  Add to calendar

Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.

PBLN 2010 Events

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PBLN 2011 events


February 2, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group
February 16, 8:00 - 10:00am
Energy & Environment Working Group
March 3, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting

Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.
March 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group
May 4, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group
May 18, 8:00 - 10:00am
Energy & Environment Working Group

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.
June 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group

September 7, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group

September 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.
September 21, 8:00 - 10:00am
Energy & Environment Working Group
October 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group

November 4, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
November 30, 8:00 - 10:00amEnergy & Environment Working Group
December 2, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group
December 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.
November 12
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group meeting
12-1:30pm
New England Healthcare Institute
One Broadway, 15th floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Register  |  Add to calendar

In this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group will discuss issues surrounding national and Massachusetts healthcare reform efforts, and at strategies for sustainable development of the life sciences as both social/health innovators and as a source of economic growth. Speakers and specific topic are TBD.

The Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group is co-chaired by Jim Roosevelt, President & CEO of Tufts Health Plan, and Joshua Boger, former President & CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and coordinated by Valerie Fleishman, Executive Director of the New England Healthcare Network (NEHI), and Brian Carey, Partner with the law firm Foley Hoag LLP.

If you are interested in joining this working group, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

November 17
Education Working Group
8:00 - 10:00am
Hosted by Bentley University
Waltham, MA

December 7
PBLN Board Meeting
5:30 - 8:00pm | add to calendar
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
at the Cambridge Innovation Center
One Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 | Map
Register  |  Add to calendar

Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.

PBLN 2010 Events - October

Jan   |   Feb   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec


February 19, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
March 4, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Gensler
March 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on
Business Leadership and Public Policy

Capitol Hill, Washington DC
May 27, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

June 3, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 22, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 14, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
September 16, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

September 20, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 28, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
October 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm
PBLN Fall Summit
Hosted by Bentley University
October 21, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

November 4, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

November 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

November 17, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
December 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
October 8
PBLN Fall Summit
Business Leadership and Public Policy: “Inventing a More Sustainable Economy”

Hosted by Bentley University
La Cava Conference Center
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452 | map
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PBLN’s Fall summit will bring together hundreds of CEOs, thought leaders, and top government officials to discuss current challenges and work toward innovative solutions. Please check back soon for additional details.

October 21
Housing & Economic Development Working Group meeting
8:00 - 9:45 am
Host & Speakers TBD
Protecting the Massachusetts Affordable
Housing Law (40B): The Business Case for Investing in a Market-Driven Affordable Housing Model
Register  |  Add to calendar

At this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Housing & Economic Development Working Group will address job growth, economic development and housing. Speakers and specific topic of discussion is TBD.

The Housing & Economic Development Working Group is chaired by Tom O’Brien, Managing Partner of the HYM Investment Group, in partnership with Coordinator Sean Sacks, Assistant Vice President of the New Boston Fund. This group has addressed such topics as “smart growth development, public-private partnerships, and issues surrounding housing production and the policies required to ensure the health of this key driver of economic growth. Currently they are focused on issues of job creation, affordable housing and sustainable economic development.

If you are interested in joining this working group or attending this meeting, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (617) 532-6056.

PBLN 2010 Events - September

Jan   |   Feb   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec


February 19, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
March 4, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Gensler
March 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on
Business Leadership and Public Policy

Capitol Hill, Washington DC
May 27, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

June 3, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 22, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

July 20, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
Featuring Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville
September 17, 8:00 - 9:45am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

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September 20, 8:00 - 10:00am
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

October 8, 7:45am-5:30pm
PBLN Fall Summit
Hosted by Bentley University
October 21, 8:00 - 9:45am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

November 4, 8:00 - 11:00am
PBLN Special Forum: Impact of the Election

Intersects all four Working Groups
November 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 17
Energy & Environment Working Group meeting
8:00 - 9:45am
EnerNOC
Featuring: MA Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles, EnerNOC CEO Tim Healy, and Ceres President Mindy Lubber. U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) has also been invited and will participate if available.

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At this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Energy & Environment Working Group will discuss current challenges and opportunities regarding business practices and public policy related to energy efficiency, climate change and the clean economy. Speakers and specific topic are TBD.

Chaired by Mitch Tyson, CEO of Advanced Electron Beams, Inc. in partnership with Coordinator Roger Freeman, Principal, Solventerra Energy, in the past this group has addressed the impact of buildings on the environment, and increasing energy access and affordability. Their current focus is the urgency of putting a price on carbon emissions, and the role business can play in addressing climate change as a matter of sound energy, environmental and economic policy and practice.

If you are interested in joining this working group or attending this meeting, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

September 20
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group meeting
8:00 - 10:00am
Host TBD
Register  |  Add to calendar

At this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group will discuss issues surrounding national and Massachusetts healthcare reform efforts, and at strategies for sustainable development of the life sciences as both social/health innovators and as a source of economic growth. Speakers and specific focus is TBD.

The Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group is co-chaired by Jim Roosevelt, President & CEO of Tufts Health Plan, and Joshua Boger, former President & CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and coordinated by Valerie Fleishman, Executive Director of the New England Healthcare Network (NEHI), and Brian Carey, Partner with the law firm Foley Hoag LLP.

If you are interested in joining this working group, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

PBLN 2010 Events - June

Jan   |   Feb   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec


February 19, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
March 4, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Gensler
March 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on
Business Leadership and Public Policy

Capitol Hill, Washington DC
May 27, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

June 3, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 22, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 14, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
September 16, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

September 20, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 28, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
October 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm
PBLN Fall Summit
Hosted by Bentley University
October 21, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

November 4, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

November 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

November 17, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
December 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 3
Housing & Economic Development Working Group meeting
8:00 - 9:30am
Host TBD
Register  |  Add to calendar

At this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Housing & Economic Development Working Group will address job growth, economic development and housing. Speakers and specific topic of discussion is TBD.

The Housing & Economic Development Working Group is chaired by Tom O’Brien, Managing Partner of the HYM Investment Group, in partnership with Coordinator Sean Sacks, Assistant Vice President of the New Boston Fund. This group has addressed such topics as “smart growth development, public-private partnerships, and issues surrounding housing production and the policies required to ensure the health of this key driver of economic growth. Currently they are focused on issues of job creation, affordable housing and sustainable economic development.

If you are interested in joining this working group or attending this meeting, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

June 15
PBLN Board Meeting
5:30 - 8:00pm
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
at the Cambridge Innovation Center
One Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 | Map
Register  |  Add to calendar

Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.

June 22
Education Working Group meeting
8:00 - 10:00am
Host TBD
Register  |  Add to calendar

At this quarterly meeting, Education Working Group will discuss how business leaders can get involved in education reform efforts. Speakers and specific topic are TBD.

Chaired by Gloria Larson, President of Bentley University, this group has addressed topics such as Civic Engagement and Workforce Development. Their current focus is K-12 education reform and their intention is to expand the agenda to include access to higher education.

If you are interested in joining this working group or attending this meeting, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

June 28
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group meeting
1:00 - 3:00pm
Host TBD
Register  |  Add to calendar

At this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group will discuss issues surrounding national and Massachusetts healthcare reform efforts, and at strategies for sustainable development of the life sciences as both social/health innovators and as a source of economic growth. Speakers and specific focus is TBD.

The Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group is co-chaired by Jim Roosevelt, President & CEO of Tufts Health Plan, and Joshua Boger, former President & CEO of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and coordinated by Valerie Fleishman, Executive Director of the New England Healthcare Network (NEHI), and Brian Carey, Partner with the law firm Foley Hoag LLP.

If you are interested in joining this working group, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

PBLN 2010 Events - May

Jan   |   Feb   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec


February 19, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
March 4, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Gensler
March 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on
Business Leadership and Public Policy

Capitol Hill, Washington DC
May 27, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

June 3, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 22, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 14, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
September 16, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

September 20, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 28, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
October 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm
PBLN Fall Summit
Hosted by Bentley University
October 21, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

November 4, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

November 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

November 17, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
December 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on Business Leadership and Public Policy
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC 20515
Register  |  Add to calendar | View agenda

PBLN’s 3rd Annual Washington DC Summit will take place with Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown now sworn in and with the Obama Administration and U.S. Congress managing the most ambitious policy agenda in decades. This event is an energizing, educational and empowering opportunity unlike any other Washington meeting to join an intimate conversation among top business and government leaders and policy shapers about the defining issues of our time: Seeking innovative solutions on jobs, economic development, healthcare, energy policy and climate change, education, housing and more.

Summit Admission is included in the PBLN annual membership rate of $1,000. For event-only registration, the cost of participating is $650.

Please sign up today at www.regonline.com/may11. Check back at http://www.pbln.org/ or follow us on Linked In, Twitter, and Facebook for more details as the agenda comes together.

May 27
Energy & Environment Working Group meeting
9:00 - 11:00am
Host TBD
Register  |  Add to calendar

At this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Energy & Environment Working Group will discuss current challenges and opportunities regarding business practices and public policy related to energy efficiency, climate change and the clean economy. Speakers and specific topic are TBD.

Chaired by Mitch Tyson, CEO of Advanced Electron Beams, Inc. in partnership with Coordinator Roger Freeman, Principal, Solventerra Energy, in the past this group has addressed the impact of buildings on the environment, and increasing energy access and affordability. Their current focus is the urgency of putting a price on carbon emissions, and the role business can play in addressing climate change as a matter of sound energy, environmental and economic policy and practice.

If you are interested in joining this working group or attending this meeting, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

PBLN 2010 Events - March

Jan   |   Feb   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec


February 19, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
March 4, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Gensler
March 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on
Business Leadership and Public Policy

Capitol Hill, Washington DC
May 27, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

June 3, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 22, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 14, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
September 16, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

September 20, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 28, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
October 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm
PBLN Fall Summit
Hosted by Bentley University
October 21, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

November 4, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

November 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

November 17, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
December 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
March 4
Housing & Economic Development Working Group meeting
8:00 - 9:30am
Hosted by Gensler
One Beacon Street
Third Floor, Boston, MA 02108 | Map
Register  |  Add to calendar

At this quarterly meeting, PBLN's Housing & Economic Development Working Group will have a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of being a fast-growth company in Massachusetts. The working group will also have a discussion about development of a PBLN policy statement on job growth, economic development and housing.

The Housing & Economic Development Working Group is chaired by Tom O’Brien, Managing Partner of the HYM Investment Group, in partnership with Coordinator Sean Sacks, Assistant Vice President of the New Boston Fund. This group has addressed such topics as “smart growth development, public-private partnerships, and issues surrounding housing production and the policies required to ensure the health of this key driver of economic growth. Currently they are focused on issues of job creation, affordable housing and sustainable economic development.

If you are interested in joining this working group or attending this meeting, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

March 16
PBLN Board Meeting
5:30 - 8:00pm
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
at the Cambridge Innovation Center
One Broadway, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142 | Map
Register  | Add to Calendar

Board meeting starts promptly at 6pm, with light supper beforehand at 5:30.

PBLN 2010 Events - February

Jan   |   Feb   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   Aug   |   Sept   |   Oct   |   Nov   |   Dec


February 19, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
March 4, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

Hosted by Gensler
March 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
May 11
PBLN Summit on
Business Leadership and Public Policy

Capitol Hill, Washington DC
May 27, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

June 3, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

June 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
June 22, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
June 28, 1:00 - 3:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 14, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
September 16, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

September 20, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

September 28, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
October 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm
PBLN Fall Summit
Hosted by Bentley University
October 21, 8:00 - 9:30am
Housing & Economic Development
Working Group meeting

November 4, 9:00 - 11:00am
Energy & Environment
Working Group meeting

November 12, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Working Group meeting

November 17, 8:00 - 10:00am
Education Working Group meeting
December 7, 5:30 - 8:00pm
PBLN Board Meeting
Hosted by Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
February 19, 2010
Containing the Cost of Health Care
Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group meeting
12:00 - 1:30pm
Hosted by Tufts Health Plan
705 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472 | Map
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Prompted by Governor Deval Patrick's recent proposal to help small businesses with rising health care costs, which he billed as a "conversation starter," the PBLN's Healthcare/Life Sciences Working Group will focus on this emerging and critical policy discussion. 

Guest speakers include Greg Bialecki, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Lynn Nicholas, President/CEO of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and Sarah Iselin, President, Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, and former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

PBLN will be hosted by our Healthcare & Life Sciences Working Group Co-Chairs, Jim Roosevelt (President/CEO, Tufts Health Plan) and the discussion will be moderated by Joshua Boger (Founder/former CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals) 

We will also hear from Philip J. Edmundson (Chairman/CEO, William Gallagher Associates) about how business leaders can participate in an effort to remove the Massachusetts sales tax exemption for soda and candy in order to address healthcare costs; and the meeting will also include a briefing on the federal health reform effort by Kate Auspitz, (Issues Director for U.S. Representative Michael E. Capuano).

If you are interested in joining this working group or attending this meeting, please contact PBLN Director of Operations Aaron Chalek at aaron@pbln.org or (978) 337-8210.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Please join us for PBLN’s 3rd Annual Washington, DC Summit


Business Leadership and Public Policy:
"Inventing a More  Sustainable Economy"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Washington, D.C.

Together we have begun to move this timely idea of a progressive business leaders network to the next level of action; but we are just beginning. Our next major opportunity is the incomparable, energizing and third annual PBLN Washington Summit.  We will gather on Capitol Hill May 11th for a day unlike any other you may have had in Washington. Join 100 CEOs and other top business leaders for dynamic, interactive sessions with top Congressional and Obama Administration leaders and senior White House staff.


Learn more about our exciting roster of speakers or register now.
Please join us for PBLN’s 3rd Annual Washington, DC Summit

Business Leadership and Public Policy:
"Inventing a More Sustainable Economy"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Washington, DC

Together we have begun to move this timely idea of a progressive business leaders network to the next level of action; but we are just beginning.  Our next major opportunity is the incomparable, energizing and third annual PBLN Washington Summit.

We will gather on Capitol Hill May 11th for a day unlike any other you may have had in Washington. Join 100 CEOs and other top business leaders for dynamic, interactive sessions with top Congressional and Obama Administration leaders and senior White House staff.

PBLN is excited to release a draft agenda with the basic outline of the program. The PBLN Working Groups will convene around the issues they have been working on over the past year, and push into new areas as well. Healthcare, Energy, Jobs and Economic Development, Education - all of the issues that go into our theme: "Inventing a More Sustainable Economy." We believe that these issues will continue to dominate the public policy agenda and solutions must be found in these key areas to keep America competitive and address crisis level challenges at the same time.

We have confirmed a session with senior White House policy advisors Jared Bernstein and Terrell McSweeny. And we are confirming the most dynamic roster of speakers we have ever invited including Senators Scott Brown and John Kerry of Massachusetts, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine. We have invited Small Business Association Administrator Karen Mills, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as well as Massachusetts Congressman Mike Capuano, who has sponsored us to meet for much of the day in the brand new Capitol Visitor Center conference facility in the US Capitol; and also Members of Congress Barney Frank, Ed Markey, Niki Tsongas, and Richard Neal.

In addition, we will be joined by experts we have invited from The Progressive Policy Institute, the Center for American Progress, American Prospect, and the Washington Post.


To reserve your spot in this space-limited event, register today

  
Lodgings: Information about a limited number of discounted hotel rooms at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel is available here.

Progressive Business Leaders Network Leadership
President: Thomas D. Dretler, President & CEO, Eduventures, Inc.
Executive Director: Andrew H. Tarsy
Vice President: Beverly A. Armstrong, General Counsel & CCO, Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
General Counsel: Thomas R. Burton, III, Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Treasurer: David S. Gasson, Vice President & Director of Corporate Communications, Boston Capital Corporation
Secretary: Tim Kirk, Senior Director - Financial Services, Vertica Systems
Policy Advisor: Chris Pinney, Director of Research and Policy, The Center for Corporate Citizenship, Carroll School of Management, Boston College

PBLN Honorary Co-Chairs
James Roosevelt Jr., President & CEO, Tufts Health Plan
Steve Grossman, President & CEO, Grossman Marketing Group

PBLN Co-Chairs
Dr. Joshua Boger, Founder & CEO (retired), Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Jeffrey J. Bussgang, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Chris Gabrieli, Chairman, Massachusetts 2020

Board of Directors
David Belluck, Managing Partner, Riverside Partners LLC
James F. Boyle, President & CEO, Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
Robert Crowe, Co-Managing Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Thomas D. Dretler, President & CEO, Eduventures, Inc.
Philip J. Edmundson, Chairman & CEO, William Gallagher Associates, Inc.
Mark Shirman, President & CEO, Glasshouse Technologies
Paul Egerman, Co-founder and former CEO, eScription, Inc.
Norman W. Gorin, Managing Principal & CFO, Analysis Group, Inc.
Diane Hessan, President & CEO, Communispace Corporation
Janet Kraus, CEO, Spire Company Associates, Inc.
Sandy Lish, Founder & Principal, The Castle Group, Inc.
Jack Manning, President & CEO, Boston Capital Corporation
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor, Harvard Business School
Paul Sagan, President & CEO, Akamai Technologies
Andrea C. Silbert, President, Eos Foundation
Kirk A. Sykes, Senior Vice President, New Boston Fund, Inc., & President, Urban Strategy America Fund, L.P.
Mitchell G. Tyson, CEO & Director, Advanced Electron Beams