Events Calendar

February – March 2016

Affordable Care Act & Sick Time Legislation: Impacts on Local Business @ Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Strategize how to Simplify & Comply with New Reporting Requirements

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 10.22.01 AMThe Affordable Care Act and the new Massachusetts Sick Time legislation have created a new system of reports regarding staff that businesses are required to complete every year.

This B2B will feature two outstanding business leaders who work primary with staff-related issues and have a wealth of knowledge about these new regulations.


Amy Carlin, Attorney at Morgan, Brown & Joy

Matt Kaplan, Solex

You will learn:

*The reporting requirements for businesses regarding insurance for staff members

*How the new sick time law impacts small businesses and their staff

*Systematic solutions that will make your administrative work more simple and require less work.

*Answers to your questions regarding government reporting regulations.

Light refreshments will be served, limited space available.

Local Specialty Crop & Local Food Trade Shows @ Curry Student Center, Northeastern University
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

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& Local Food Trade Shows


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Curry Student Center,
Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Local Food Buyers and Producers are Invited to Meet and Begin Doing Business.

Specialty Crop Vendors – Register Here *FREE*
Local Food Vendors – Register Here
Buyers & Attendees – Register Here

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) is offering our 5th Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.

This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.

Local Specialty Crop Trade Show
Exhibitors will include New England based farmers, produce distributors and local specialty crop producers (products made with 50% or more specialty crops also qualify). Please view the USDA definition of specialty crops here. This Trade Show is sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. Exhibition booths are free for specialty crop farmers and other specialty crop producers.

Local Food Trade Show
This trade show is open to all non-specialty crop food producers including meat and dairy farms, fisheries, baked goods and other added value producers. Exhibition booths are $125.00.
The Specialty Crop Trade Show is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MassGrown).

Due to the expansion of our program, we are offer two trade shows, taking place the same time and in the same location. Each trade show will feature different types of exhibitors.

Click HERE for a list of 2015 Trade Show Exhibitors and Attendees!

Who should attend?
Any wholesale buyers, who are interested in purchasing Massachusetts or New England-produced food items. These buyers can be supermarkets, co-ops, restaurants, hotels, institutions, schools, food processors in search of ingredients, distributors, or anyone else interested in local purchasing options.*This event is intended for commercial buyers, not individual consumers.*

Getting There:
The SBN Local Food Trade Show will take place in the Curry Student Center of Northeastern University. The building is located on the Main Campus.

There are two visitor parking garages on the Northeastern University campus.

2016 Sponsors
2016 Partners
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