The New England Council has established itself as the region’s premier business association for building connections, both with fellow New Englanders and with key policymakers. Members have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events and programs, to build relationships with policymakers, to network across sectors and state lines, and to help shape the Council’s policy advocacy on behalf of the region. Learn more about the benefits of membership.
The Council’s membership includes some 600 businesses and organizations of all types and sizes throughout the six New England states. Our members represent all sectors of the region’s diverse economy. View our Member Directory to learn more.
Annual membership dues vary based on the size and type of organization. Please contact Larry Zabar if you’d like to learn more.
The Council offers annual memberships, which renew each year on your membership anniversary month.
Yes, one of the unique aspects of Council membership is that we consider every employee of a member organization to be a member of the Council. In fact, we encourage our members to involve as many employees as possible to maximize the value of membership. If you’re not sure if your organization is a member, visit our Member Directory.
Please contact Pauline Spheekas to add yourself or any colleagues to our email distribution list.
Depending on your organization’s needs and goals, there are many ways to leverage your Council membership. Whether it’s access to key policymakers, making valuable business connections, building brand awareness, or advocating on federal policy, there are a variety of ways the Council provides value to our members. Our membership staff is always happy to meet with members to develop a plan to best leverage Council membership. Contact Larry Zabar if you’d like to set up a conversation.
The Council’s headquarters are in Boston, MA; however, our Boston staff travel regularly throughout the six New England states to meet with members and host events. We also have an office in Washington, D.C., and host a variety of events and meetings in the capital. Our Washington staff are available to assist our D.C.-based members and maintain connections with Congressional offices and federal agencies to support our members.
The Council hosts a wide array of events throughout the six New England states and in Washington, D.C. These programs often feature members of Congress or other elected officials such as Governors, as well as key federal agency leaders, diplomats, and other key policymakers. The Council also regularly offers informative issue-focused programming with policy and industry experts. Our two signature annual events are our Washington Leaders Conference each spring in Washington, D.C., and our Annual Celebration, each fall in Boston. Learn more about our events.
Yes, we encourage our members to bring guests—such as clients, customers, or other professional contacts—as your guest to Council events. Our event registration system allows members to add a guest at the time of registration.
Yes, there are a variety of opportunities to sponsor Council events, ranging from our two signature annual events—the Washington Leaders’ Conference and the Annual Celebration—to individual events with members of Congress and other elected officials throughout the region. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities, or contact Larry Zabar to discuss your interests.
All Council members receive our Weekly Washington Report, which is a great resource to stay on top of key developments on Capitol Hill. In addition, participation in our policy committees provides members with opportunities to attend informative briefings and meetings—both in-person and virtual—on issues of concern to your organization and to receive updates on key issues impacting your industry. And finally, our policy team is available to assist members with research and gathering information on legislation or regulatory proposals. Learn more about the Council’s policy work.
Members are welcome to participate in any of the Council’s industry-specific policy committees or cross-sector working groups that are of interest to them. Visit the Issues section to learn more about the Council’s work on a wide array of important economic policy issues. To join any committee, please contact Pauline Spheekas to be added to the committee’s distribution list.