BIBA News

Announcements, Updates & SAVE THE DATE!

Members and Friends,

I’d like to express sincere gratitude to you all for your well wishes as I begin my Presidency. Your collective enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit is incredible and very much appreciated. There will be alot of opportunities to engage with the organization in the weeks and months to come so please stay tuned to this space for announcements.

If this is your first time to the website in a little while please take some time to look around and get set up with a member profile. We've made great strides with the user interface of this site and are committed to continuous improvement and review. If you have any questions about the site or ideas for us please email me at president@bibaboston.com. I'd love to hear from you!

It’s important to note that we’ve officially transitioned away from eventbrite.com and paypal as our online event and membership vendors. Moving forward all online RSVP’s and membership transactions will be executed through http://www.bibaboston.com. So please make sure you get set up with your username/password and renew your membership (if needed) as soon as possible. This will ensure that you receive member pricing for all events.

SAVE THE DATE

We’re very close to finalizing our schedule for the remainder of 2014 but wanted to make sure we got out “Save the Dates” for the following:

Wednesday, May 14th 6 - 9 PM – Member Networking Night at Anthem - RSVP here

Wednesday, June 18th 6 - 8 PM - Third Annual "I'm on a Boat" Harbor Cruise aboard the Elite 2 - RSVP Here

Wednesday, August 20th - Third Annual Red Sox night (vs. LA Angels) - 5 PM Pregame at Baseball Tavern; 7:10 PM First Pitch - Info Here (tickets will go on sale soon)

Invitations with specific event information and ability to RSVP on the BIBA website will be coming to you soon via email. We’ll send out additional updates as we finalize events for September and on.

OPEN OFFICE HOURS INITIATIVE

Historically, a great trait of BIBA’s leadership - and particularly those who’ve held the role of President - has been its accessibility to the membership. With that in mind, an immediate initiative for me is to formalize that trait and publish a schedule for open office hours where I or our Executive Director, Jon Mahoney, will be available to connect with members in a one-on-one setting. Our hope with this initiative is to learn more about what our members are up to, how the organization can help them and how they can take an active role in the organization.

Our First two open office hours will be held at my office with me on the following dates/times:

Friday May 9th

- Session 1 - 7:30 AM

- Session 2 - 8:15 AM

- Session 3 - 9 AM

Venue: 116 Huntington Avenue, 10th Floor Boston, MA 02116 (Longfellow Benefits)

Friday May 16th

- Session 1 - 7:30 AM

- Session 2 - 8:15 AM

- Session 3 - 9 AM

Venue: 116 Huntington Avenue, 10th Floor Boston, MA 02116 (Longfellow Benefits)

Please reach out to me directly at president@bibaboston.com to let me know if you’d like to meet at one of the above times.

In closing, I'd like to thank you again for the energetic outreach and also for being members. We're going to do great work together in the years to come!

Ryan P. McDermott

President, Boston Irish Business Association

president@bibaboston.com