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Local designer fashions versatile women’s wear
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Local designer fashions versatile women’s wear
Melissa Lorenzo-Hervé wears many hats in a day. She pivots from the role of full-time lawyer and legal editor to the role of mom to the role of out-on-the-town dinner date. These various roles and their ensuing costume changes inspired the launch of her clothing brand Pirouette in 2017.
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1854 Cycling Company teams up with nonprofit to supply police depts.
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1854 Cycling Company teams up with nonprofit to supply police depts.
For the last three years, business owner Brandale Randolph of 1854 Cycling Company was running his operation out of his garage, selling around 300 bikes total. Now he’s planning to scale up his business, moving it into a factory in Hopkinton and expecting to break even by the second quarter of the year.
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Businesses join forces in bid to create office park in Mattapan
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Businesses join forces in bid to create office park in Mattapan
Since the first shovels went into the ground for the redevelopment of the Boston State Hospital site in the late 1990s, three residential communities have been built with hundreds of new housing units, a nature preserve was created and the UMass Medical School built a manufacturing plant for its MassBiologics division.Now, with the last 10-acre parcel on the Boston State Hospital site up for bids, a team of firms called the Neponset Cooperative Trust is seeking something completely different for Mattapan: a locally-focused, environmentally-friendly business park.
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Pouring passion into food business
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Pouring passion into food business
For more than seven years now, Hyde Park’s ZaZ restaurant has been offering a fresh and healthy menu that focuses on Caribbean and Asian fare, from BBQ Chili Jerk Chicken to Quinoa Asian Shrimp Wraps and Thai Basil Fried Rice.
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Main Streets program boosts business districts
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Main Streets program boosts business districts
Boston began its Main Streets program under then-Mayor Thomas Menino, starting in Roslindale. Boston’s program grew to be the biggest in the nation, with 20 districts.
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WesCon creates Boston area employment opportunities
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WesCon creates Boston area employment opportunities
Wescon has more than 40 employees -- all people of color -- with major clients like Emerson College and Millennium Partners, to whom Conrad says the business owes much of its growth.
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Small businesses tap SBA loans
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Small businesses tap SBA loans
The Small Business Administration supported capital to 1,971 firms in Massachusetts last year, according to SBA Massachusetts District Director Robert H. Nelson.
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Partnership for small businesses
A new partnership between Cambridge College, Mel King Institute for Community Building and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation (MGCC) has formed a program to educate small business development officers throughout the commonwealth.
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Urban farm greenhouse opens in Hyde Park
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Urban farm greenhouse opens in Hyde Park
Standing in a newly-built, state-of-the-art greenhouse in Hyde Park last week, Mayor Martin Walsh and other city officials joined the owners and staff of We Grow Microgreens to cut the ribbon on the firm’s 37,000 square-foot urban farm.
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City seeks input from minority vendors
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City seeks input from minority vendors
The Banner caught up with Celina Barrios-Millner, the director of Equity and Inclusion in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, to discuss the disparity study, which will include community meetings in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Dudley Square next week. The following answers have been edited for brevity.
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Mattapan entrepreneur taps SBA to launch juice shop
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Mattapan entrepreneur taps SBA to launch juice shop
Denise O’Marde relied on city, nonprofit and federal assistance transforming a Mattapan storefront into a state-of-the-art juice shop.
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Msaada Partners helps startups move to next level
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Msaada Partners helps startups move to next level
The consulting firm Msaada Partners was founded to help foster growth in small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits working in underserved communities.
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