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The Holyoke Innovation District finds creative solutions to revitalizing the city

While Boston’s Seaport Innovation District has garnered praise and attention, the efforts in Holyoke to revitalize vacant mill and factory sections of the city with new businesses and spur economic growth has been steadily and successfully moving forward for more ...

Founder of MassInno, Bobbie Carlton launches Innovation Women

Innovation Women, a new online speaker’s bureau for women, is guided by a simple yet powerful principle: “Visibility Equals Opportunity.”

Kelley Chunn and Geri Denterlein team up for success

Two Boston women who left high-profile positions in broadcasting to launch public relations businesses have formed a successful uptown-downtown partnership to secure new clients and enhance their services.

Lifestyle company, Kyu Melange is fashion with a progressive element

In August 2013, Gibson founded Kyu Mélange (pronounced Q-Mey-Longe), which is a “purpose driven fashion and lifestyle company” offering multi-functional, hand-crafted, unisex leather bags, clutches and accessories, sourced from around the globe. (“Kyu” means “progress” in Japanese and “mélange” means ...

Filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain telling the untold stories

Tracy Heather Strain backed her way into working on films and forming her own company to produce documentaries, The Film Posse, which is based in the Fort Point Channel area.

Passing in reverse?

If you can see past Rachel Dolezal’s tanned skin, darkened and tightly curled hair and claims of black ancestry and acts of cultural and political appropriation, her status as an erstwhile African American might perhaps be taken as a measure ...

Express yourself

For almost 25 years, Artists for Humanity (AFH) has led the way in empowering and employing Boston teens (between the ages of 14 and 18) by offering a platform to express themselves via an intensive program of arts, creativity and ...

Empowering the next generation

Founded in 2003 by Denise Korn, Youth Design’s mission is “to empower talented urban youth to pursue higher education and a promising career by engaging the professional design community to mentor, educate, train and employ the next generation.”

Merging arenas

David Beckham. Russell Westbrook. Cristiano Ronaldo. What do they have in common? Not only are they all respected and talented athletes but all three have entered into the highly competitive world of fashion with their own clothing lines, endorsement deals ...

Sobering statistics on diversity

The latest diversity scorecard from The American Lawyer, published last May, showed that the already low numbers of African American partners at large law firms nationwide further decreased.

Lyndigo Spice

Lyndigo Spice’s line of products are full of flavor with a spicy attitude! Offering small batch, locally made, all-natural, preservative free chutneys, relishes, fruit spreads and spice rubs. All products are in low sugar, low in sodium, fat free, vegan ...

Defining company culture

Starting your own business can be both thrilling and terrifying. Most entrepreneurs are confident that they possess the skills and knowledge to provide their products or services. But when it comes to the business operation, many owners think, “It’s my ...

Charlotte Golar Richie: Champion for civil rights

Charlotte Golar Richie’s commitment to civil rights, fairness and equality is in her blood — her parents fought for these issues, she focused on them while serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and it was a strong part of ...

Boston's Inner City Entrepreneurs solve problems in urban landscape

Boston is on the forefront of the urban entrepreneur movement, joining other cities like New York, Chicago and Washington D.C. in backing a business environment that not only supports diversity but sees it as a necessity by directly linking businesses ...

Art Works - Boston's creative economy

Creative minds and concepts now boost a market that many believe already is, and will become more so, a driver of Boston’s evolving economy.