NFIB / Ram – Grand Bargain Info Session
The Cranberry Country Chamber and the Taunton Area Chamber are presenting:
The Massachusetts Legislature Passed a “Grand Bargain” Legislative Package Which Includes a $15 Minimum Wage and Paid Family/Medical Leave Program
November 27 – 8:00 a.m.
Stoneforge Tavern, Raynham, MA
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.
Speakers will be Christopher Carlozzi/NFIB and Bill Rennie/RAM
NFIB/Massachusetts State Director
Christopher Carlozzi was named Massachusetts State Director of NFIB in June 2017.
Prior to being named State Director, Carlozzi spent the last nine years as NFIB Grassroots Manager working with small business owners in Massachusetts and the other five New England states. Here he learned firsthand from business owners the issues directly impacting their businesses. Carlozzi was responsible for educational programs, membership advocacy and raising awareness on vital small business issues such as healthcare, taxation, regulations and labor matters. He worked to involve NFIB members across New England in the legislative process. Aside from working directly with NFIB members across New England, he worked to enact legislation that would help small businesses in both the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Legislatures.
Carlozzi spent 3 years working in the Massachusetts General Court for Assistant Minority Whip, State Representative John Lepper. Upon graduation, he managed two United State Congressional campaigns in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Carlozzi received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was raised in Brockton and now resides in Malden.
Bill Rennie, Vice President RAM (Retailers Association of Massachusetts)
Bill joined RAM in March of 2004 as Public Affairs Director for the Association, and in May of 2007, he was promoted to Vice President. As a registered Massachusetts lobbyist, he advocates on behalf of RAM members before all branches of Massachusetts government. In addition to leading the Association’s government relations efforts, his responsibilities also include coordinating media and public relations.
He currently serves on two state advisory councils, sitting as a member on the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Advisory Council, and on the Massachusetts Health Connector’s Employer Advisory Council. He also served previously as a member on the Commonwealth’s Special Commission on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), on the Board of Directors for the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Pioneer Institute, and as a Massachusetts Delegate to the Implementing States Board of the National Streamlined Sales Tax Project.
Prior to coming to RAM, Bill spent nine years working in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, serving on the staff of the House Committee on Ways and Means. He is a graduate of Merrimack College, and resides in Cohasset, Massachusetts, with his wife Kate, and their four daughters.