Michael Brooks, Boston SIM Trustee, Passes Away

Michael Brooks passed away on February 3rd.  Here is the letter that Sara Morgan, Boston SIM President, sent to our membership later that week: Dear Boston SIM Members: It is with deep sadness that I share the inevitable news of Michael Brooks’ passing. He went into hospice late last week, after a battle with leukemia, and passed away Monday night, surrounded by all of his family. He is no longer suffering…but he leaves a gaping hole in the hearts of many. Michael was a key leader nationally as well as in Boston SIM, having served as Chapter President in 2012 … Read more…

Welcome WEI as a Boston SIM Sponsor

WEI, a business technology solution provider based on Salem New Hampshire, has signed on as a Boston SIM Sponsor.  WEI was a sponsor at SIMposium 2013, which was held in Boston. WEI focuses on understanding their clients technical business needs and building quality relationships.  They help clients select, implement, and support technology with a customized approach.  Bill Burke, VP Sales and Marketing at WEI noted, “Having participated in the SIMposium, it was apparent to us that Boston SIM brings together some of the region’s best IT talent with the goal of improving the local businesses technology outcomes through education and collaboration.  Becoming a sponsor helps to ensure that Boston SIM continues … Read more…

Roberta Matuson on How to Create a Magnetic Workplace That Attracts and Keeps the Best Talent

Roberta Matuson, president of Matuson Consulting and author of Talent Magnetism, spoke at our January 16 monthly meeting at the Burlington Marriott.  Roberta emphasized the importance of hiring and retaining top employees by noting that you don’t need a lot of people if you have a lot of talent.   She described the key features that talented employees are looking for in their workplace.  These are: company purpose open communication challenging work flexibility measurement for results recognition work-life balance a great boss Roberta did an excellent job describing these features in detail and presented several stories from her consulting to reinforce … Read more…

Gavel Passed to Sara Morgan, New Boston SIM President

Sara Morgan took the reins as the new President of Boston SIM at last night’s monthly meeting. She praised Tom Catalini, our outgoing President and presented him with a ceremonial gavel to thank him for all the work he did in 2013.  Sara also reviewed our 2013 accomplishments. These included hosting SIMposium, redesigning our web site and increasing attendance at our monthly meetings. Finally, Sara presented plaques and thanked our two retiring board members–Kavin Moody and Dave Matheson.