NEC Notes
August 2018
to the August 2018 edition of
The New England Council's E-Newsletter.

Recent Events
Capital Conversations with
Sen. Angus King

On July 10, 2018, Sen. Angus King (I-ME) was the featured guest at a Capital Conversations breakfast, hosted by NEC member Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Washington, DC.  The Senator discussed a variety of issues currently pending before the U.S. Senate.  He is pictured here with Susan Olson of Natixis Investment Managers. 
Congressional Roundtable with
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke about changes she believes Congress should make to the U.S. bankruptcy system at a Congressional Roundtable breakfast in Boston on July 16, 2018.  The breakfast was sponsored by NEC member John Hancock Financial Services.  Sen. Warren is pictured here with Board Member John Stadtler of PwC. 
Capital Conversations with
Rep. Jim Himes

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) briefed New England Council members on recent issues before Congress, including his work on the House Financial Services Committee, at a July 18, 2018, Capital Conversations breakfast in Washington, DC. The breakfast was hosted by NEC member Liberty Mutual.  Rep. Himes is pictured here with Sabrina Sussman of ZipCar. 
Congressional Roundtable with
Rep. Chellie Pingree

At a July 23, 2018 Congressional Roundtable breakfast, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) discussed some of her recent work in the U.S House of Representatives with NEC members.  The breakfast was hosted by Council member PretiFlaherty at their office in downtown Portland.  Congresswoman Pingree is pictured here (left) with Hilary Rapkin of WEX. 
2018 Annual Dinner
Save the Date: October 11, 2018
Mark your calendars!  The New England Council 2018 Annual Dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston.  Join us as we celebrate the Council's continued success and ongoing growth, and honor several remarkable New Englanders of the Year.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Larry Zabar at 617-723-4009 or for more information.

And stay tuned for the announcement of our 2018 New Englander of the Year honorees in the coming weeks!
NEC in the News
Photo credit: Katie Lannan,
State House News Service
Recent Event Media Coverage
A State House News Service article on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's remarks to The New England Council on July 16, 2018, was featured in a variety of regional publications, including:
Senator Warren is pictured here addressing media following her remarks at the event.

Op-Ed Highlights Importance of New England Trade with Canada, Mexico
On July 25, 2018, the New Hampshire Union Leader published an Op-Ed by NEC President and CEO Jim Brett discussing the important economic relationship the New England region shares with Canada and Mexico, and urging the Trump Administration to move forward with the modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and to reconsider tariffs imposed on imports from these two important trade partners.
NEC at the Paw Sox
NEC Members Attend Pawtucket Red Sox Game
On July 24, 2018, NEC member Amica Mutual Insurance Company hosted a group of New England Council members in their suite at McCoy Stadium for a Pawtucket Red Sox game.  NEC President & CEO Jim Brett was invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game against the Columbus Clippers.

Thank you to our friends at Amica for a great night at the ballpark, and congrats to the Paw Sox on a great win!
Member News From Our Blog
Membership Update
July New Members
The New England Council is pleased to welcome the following new members, who joined the Council during the month of July 2018: