Telecommunications Founder Keynote Speaker At Chamber Of Commerce Meeting

Granite Telecommunications Co-Founder and President Rob Hale will be the keynote speaker at the Quincy Chamber of Commerce annual meeting Thursday, March 9 at the Boston Marriott Quincy hotel, 1000 Marriott Dr., Quincy.

Rob Hale

Rob Hale

The doors to the business showcase open at 4 p.m. and the event is open to the public. The event will continue until 8 p.m. Hale is expected to speak around 7 p.m.

The business showcase traditionally attracts over 400 attendees.

Granite Telecommunications, LLC, is a communications company headquartered in Quincy. Founded in 2002, Granite now has over 1.5 million business telephone lines under management, annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion and employs over 1,700 employees.

The company provides voice and data communications products and services over two thirds of Fortune 100, including 18 of the top 20 retailers in the United States. Granite has been recognized as one of the most philanthropic companies in Massachusetts.

Hale has been recognized as a leading entrepreneur by several organizations and publications. He has been recognized by Boston Business Journal-Power 50, which salutes the 50 most powerful people in Boston. For his long-time commitment to the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, Hale was awarded the Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award. He has also received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and has been saluted as one of the 25 most influential people in American telecom multiple times.

Hale also owns FoxRock Properties, a Boston-based real estate firm with over 2 million square feet of commercial space. He also founded Copley Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in small and middle market businesses with significant growth prospects.

Hale is an owner and director of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association and owner of the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.

Hale has held or holds leadership roles at Boston Children’s Hospital, The Massachusetts Soldier’s Legacy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Deerfield Academy, Connecticut College and Brigham & Women’s Hospital where he currently co-chairs the $1.5B Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. Campaign.

Hale and his wife Karen were honored by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with the Inaugural Carolyn Lynch Humanitarian Award last month. Hale lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.

Tickets are $40 per person and includes access to the business showcase as well as the keynote speaker presentation. There will also be a light buffet and cash bar.

To purchase tickets call 617-471-1700 or visit

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