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LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Amherst
Massachusetts Industries of the Future
An information center for Massachusetts companies to learn about resources relevant to the environmental and energy issues in their industries. The web site includes grant information, industry...View details

Amherst
Massachusetts Lodging Association
A trade association representing and promoting the lodging industry in Massachusetts. The web site includes sections on membership, government affairs, education, employment, industry suppliers,...View details

Boston
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
The national association of nearly 8,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. families who have applied...View details

Boston
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)
Represents the 53 independent colleges and universities in Massachusetts, ranging from small, specialized 2-and-4 year colleges to traditional liberal arts colleges to research universities....View details

Boston
Massachusetts Bankers Association
Represents more than 200 commercial, savings and co-operative banks and savings and loan associations. The site provides membership information, press center resource guides, a calendar of events,...View details

Boston
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
Maintains a register of all lawyers licensed to practice in the Commonwealth. The web site provides access to attorney's datafiles (accessible by name and city) which show whether the lawyer...View details

Boston
Massachusetts Food Association
A membership based nonprofit trade association serving the Massachusetts food distribution industry including all size retailers, food brokers, manufacturers and wholesalers. Representing 95%...View details

Boston
Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council
Works to create a positive environment within the Commonwealth, which will nurture developing companies, retain established medical device companies and attract new companies to Massachusetts....View details

Boston
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (MSCPA)
Provides a searchable "Find A CPA" Directory for the public to search for specialized CPA services from firms throughout Massachusetts. Find tax tips, accounting-related articles in addition...View details

Boston
Massachusetts Software & Internet Council
The mission of the Council is to promote the software and Internet industry; to assist executives in starting, managing and growing their companies; and to help software and Internet companies...View details

Boston
New England Council
An alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New...View details

Boston
Retailers Association of Massachusetts (RAM)
RAM represents nearly 1,800 merchants in the Commonwealth. They provide membership information and bulletins, devoted to such matters as retail issues, government affairs, loss prevention, along...View details

Burlington
Massachusetts Hospital Association
A voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common interest in promoting the health of the people of the...View details

Nashua
National Human Resources Association
Works to bring forward strategic business and human resources management issues to its constituents and to support its members throughout their career life cycles. Contact: Shari Marston...View details

Southborough
NH Credit Union League
Daniel F. Egan Jr., President A member-owned organization committed to meeting member needs by working with individual credit unions and by striving to create a positive environment for credit...View details

Sudbury
Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association (MSFA)
A membership based trade association striving to increase public awareness and support of the Massachusetts specialty food industry and the wide variety of foods produced by its members. The...View details

Waltham
Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
Founded in 1978 by the state's major public and private health care organizations to serve as a neutral agency to collect, analyze and disseminate health care information. The Consortium's information...View details

Waltham
Massachusetts Telecommunications Council
Works to promote the commonwealth of Massachusetts as an international center for telecommunications and to ensure that individual telecommunications companies (including Internet and data communications...View details

Waltham
Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)
A membership-based organization offering networking, leadership, training and other business development assistance programs and services....View details

Westborough
Massachusetts Restaurant Association
A membership based agency working on behalf of the food & beverage industry including independent restaurateurs, local, regional and national chains, caterers, volume feeding organizations,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Nationwide
American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers with 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been...View details

Nationwide
Associated General Contractors of America
Works to provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest....View details

Nationwide
Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC)
The ASBDC is a fee-based membership organization for state-based Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), which deliver nationwide educational assistance to strengthen small/medium business...View details

Nationwide
Business Network International (BNI)
A membership based network of business professionals who organize themselves into local groups that meet routinely to exchange business leads, share ideas and contacts....View details

Nationwide
Mid-Coast Builders Alliance (MCBA)
MCBA is a membership-based, non-profit organization of building industry professionals, suppliers and services who volunteer their time to improve the building industry and the quality of the...View details

Nationwide
National Assn. for the Self-Employed (NASE)
NASE is a national membership-based organization providing resources for the self-employed and micro-businesses (up to four employees), including business, financial, health and dental insurance,...View details

Nationwide
National Assn. of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
NAWBO is a membership based trade association serving women business owners across all industries by helping them to evolve their businesses. Services include resource sharing, advocacy and networking...View details

Nationwide
National Association of Convenience Stores
Works to serve the convenience and petroleum retailing industry by providing industry knowledge, connections and advocacy to ensure the competitive viability of its members' businesses....View details

Nationwide
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority....View details

Nationwide
National Association of Manufacturers
Works to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers by shaping a legislative and regulatory environment conducive to U.S. economic growth and to increase understanding among policymakers, the...View details

Nationwide
National Business Incubation Association
A membership based organization working to advance entrepreneurship through the support and development of non-profit business incubators....View details

Nationwide
National Council of Chain Restaurants
Works to advance sound public policy that best serves the interests of both chain restaurants and the millions of people they employ....View details

Nationwide
National Restaurant Association
Works to help members build customer loyalty, find financial success and provide rewarding careers in foodservice....View details

Nationwide
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy....View details

Nationwide
National Small Business Advocate (NSBA)
The nation's oldest small-business advocacy organization, NSBA works closely with members of Congress and, through publications, policy forums, conferences and action alerts, keeps its members...View details

Nationwide
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
RILA provides a forum where members can conduct discussions aimed at understanding common operational practices, areas of concern, and pragmatic solutions to problems....View details

Nationwide
Technology Trade Assn. - AeA
With seventeen regional U.S. councils and offices in Brussels and Beijing, AeA is a membership-based agency offering resources directed to CEO's, CFOs, Human Resources, Business Development,...View details

Nationwide
Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
TCIA is a 68-year-old membership-based association offering public and professional resources on trees and arboriculture. Representing approximately 2,100 tree service and affiliated company...View details

Nationwide
U.S. Association of Veterans in Business
USAVETBIZ is dedicated to becoming the premier national membership organization, committed to empowering and promoting military veterans in business for the purpose of enhancing greater economic...View details

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