RAM Pulls Sales Tax Ballot Question, Accepts “Grand Bargain” Compromise - $15, Paid Family/Medical Leave, Sunday/Holiday Premium Pay Repeal, Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Find out why, and what’s in it…

 Join fellow small business owners to learn about what was included in the final “Grand Bargain” legislative package. This legislation bundled parts from three ballot questions slated for the November 2018 ballot:

∙ $15 Minimum Wage

∙ Paid Family and Medical Leave

∙ Sales Tax Rollback 

This is your opportunity to learn about the final package and how it will impact your business. Following the presentation, there will be time for questions on how best to prepare your business for the new law, some of which goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

Contact Andi Shea, RAM Membership Director at 617.523.1900 or at [email protected] to RSVP. 

Make sure to include the location you plan to attend.


Meeting 1: co-hosts NFIB/MA and the Blackstone Valley Chamber

July 17th at 8:00 AM

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Linwood Mill
670 Linwood Ave, Suite 5
Whitinsville, MA 01588


Meeting 2: co-hosts NFIB/ MA and the Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Alliance of Chambers (SEMLAC)

July 24th at 9:00 AM

Taunton Holiday Inn
700 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton, MA 02780


Meeting 3: co-hosts NFIB/MA, the Nashoba Valley Chamber and Greater Lowell Chamber

August 1st at 8:30 AM

Nashoba Valley Technical High School
100 Littleton Road
Westford, MA


Meeting 4: co-hosts NFIB/MA and the Worcester Regional Chamber

August 7th at 7:30-9:00 AM

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Richard B. Kennedy Conference Room
446 Main Street, Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01608


Meeting 5: co-hosts NFIB/MA, the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber, Sandwich Chamber and Mashpee Chamber

August 8th at 7:30 AM registration/ 8:00 AM program

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School
220 Sandwich Rd 02532
Bourne, MA


Meeting 6: co-hosts NFIB/MA  and the Reading-North Reading Chamber

August 21 or 28

Location and Time: TBD


Meeting 7: co-hosts NFIB/MA, the North Central MA Chamber, Greater Gardner Chamber and the North Quabbin Chamber

September 6th at 9:00 AM

North Central MA Chamber of Commerce
860 South Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420


Meeting 8: co-hosts NFIB/ MA and the Greater Beverly Chamber

September 7th at 8:00 AM - 9:30  AM

Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce
100 Cummings Center, Suite 107k, Beverly, MA 01915


Meeting 9: co-hosts NFIB/MA and the Lynn Area Chamber

September 12th at 8:00 AM

Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce
583 Chestnut St #8, Lynn, MA 01904


Meeting 10: co-hosts NFIB/MA and the Orleans Chamber

October 22nd at 12:00 PM - 1:30  PM

Orleans Chamber of Commerce
44 Main St, Orleans, MA 02653


Other meetings awaiting dates/times/locations

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