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Top Business Stories Dec 20, 2019

Massachusetts’ Top Business Stories of 2019

The countdown continues looking at the top ten business stories in the Baystate for 2019! Business Columnist and Associate Editor Shirley Leung from The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal Editor...

  • Dec 6, 2019

    Inside the Mass. Restaurant Industry

    Bob Luz, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, discusses efforts to promote the industry, the impact of Encore, high end food halls and other trends.

  • Dec 6, 2019

    Holiday Shopping Trends

    Retailers Association of Massachusetts President Jon Hurst on trends and early results in this year’s holiday shopping season.

  • Nov 22, 2019

    Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

    How to make the most of your philanthropic dollars and charitable giving with Phil Buchanan, CEO of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and Kate Guedj, SVP and Chief Philanthropy Officer of The Bos...
  • Nov 22, 2019

    Is Politics Changing How People Are Giving?

    How is the nation’s political climate affecting how much and where people are giving? Phil Buchanan, CEO of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and Kate Guedj, SVP and Chief Philanthropy Offi...

  • Nov 22, 2019

    State: A Benefit Corporation Where Fashion Meets Philanthropy

    Scot Tatelman, STATE bags co-founder, talks about this company which is a Benefit Corporation, combining fashionable bags with philanthropy and a broader mission.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Corindus: Robots Performing Heart and Brain Surgery

    Kate Drake, head of Product Marketing for Corindus, talks about the remote operated robots that can perform surgery for heart attacks and brain aneurysms. The ultimate goal: to offer this surgery remotely to people in underserved areas.

  • Nov 8, 2019

    Vaping Ban to End for Medical Marijuana Patients; Amazon Expands to Westborough

    Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor, talk about Massachusetts’ vaping policy, gas tax proposals, and Amazon’s plan to bring a robotics facility to Westborough. We may not have gotten HQ2, but is Amazon’s growth plan here actually a better option?

  • Nov 8, 2019

    Women in Positions of Power; Encore and MGM Springfield Revenues

    Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe and Doug Banks, Boston Business Journal Editor, weigh in on the annual census of women in positions of power in the top public companies in Massachusetts. They also discuss how Emerson College is absorbing a small Vermont college; Encore Boston Harbor and MGM Springfield’s less than predicted revenues; and Wo...
  • Nov 8, 2019

    Expansion Plan for Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

    Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Executive Director David Gibbons talks about plans to expand the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in the Seaport and sell the Hynes in the Back Bay to pay for it. What went into the decision and what does the region have to gain from these changes?

  • Nov 5, 2019

    Ameresco and the Business of Energy Efficiency

    Ameresco CEO George Sakellaris joins us to talk about the business of energy efficiency and renewable energy and his work to get energy to do more for his clients—including cities, towns, schools and businesses.

  • Nov 1, 2019

    The Veracode Story and Software Security

    Veracode CEO Sam King discusses the cybersecurity company, it’s niche and being a woman in an industry that’s dominated by men.

  • Nov 1, 2019

    Mass. Economy Shrinks; October Jobs Report

    Shirley Leung of The Boston Globe joins us to talk about Massachusetts’ slight economic contraction; Fed rates, jobs figures, the Seaport Circulator, Twitter’s political ad ban and Wayfair’s stock struggle.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    The Future of the Movie Theater Industry

    From the seating, the food, the screen and the films we love, we focus on the future of the movie theater business with Showcase Cinemas VP of Global Marketing, Mark Malinowski.

  • Oct 25, 2019

    New Tax Policy for Harvard; NTSB Report on Merrimark Valley

    Jon Chesto of The Boston Globe talks about Harvard’s big tax bill; the final NTSB report on the Merrimack Valley gas explosions; Ridesharing changes at Logan Airport; two Boston biotechs’ big week and concerns over the future of the Hynes Convention Center.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Encore Boston Harbor President Out; Unaffordable Childcare in Boston

    Jim Rooney, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce CEO joins us to talk about the leadership change at Encore Boston Harbor; a survey which says 86% of Boston families find childcare Jim Rooney, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce CEO joins us to talk about the leadership change at Encore Boston Harbor; a survey which says 86% of Boston families find ch...
  • Oct 18, 2019

    Women Face Challenges to Business Growth Beyond Funding: Study

    Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of Her Campus Media, and Lakshmi Balachandra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, join us to discuss what it takes for women to overcome challenges to business growth. We also get their take on the all-female spacewalk.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    Amazon to Open at Old NECCO Factory; Celtics Buy Maine Red Claws

    Boston Business Journal Editor Doug Banks is on the business beat looking at the Nobel Prize in economics winners. We also look at Amazon’s upcoming move to the old NECCO factory in Revere; the economic impact of the Head of the Charles; the sale of Boston Harbor Cruises and the Boston Celtics as the new owners of the Maine...

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