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Eastern Bank Chairman and CEO, Holbrook, to retire; Robert F. Rivers to assume position

Eastern Bank Corporation announced that Richard E. Holbrook, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Bank and Eastern Bank Corporation since 2007, will retire on December 31, 2016.

Officials tout job gains

President Barack Obama’s economic heavy hitters spoke at the White House last week about how the economy during the current administration has impacted African Americans, namely by lowering the unemployment rate, raising tax credits and improving city infrastructure.

Fabricating new business

Fab Lab, a key component of the Roxbury Innovation Center, opened this week. It is a digital fabrication workshop containing tools such as a laser cutter and 3D printer that help entrepreneurs put concepts to work to see if a ...

Loan specialist lands in Hub

Boone is the SBA Massachusetts District Office Lead Lending Specialist. She joined the office in June 2015, coming up from the D.C. offices and a lifetime spent in Virginia. One of her main jobs is to work with local banks ...

Strength in human capital

Many students graduate from business school hoping to start their own companies, with dreams of flowing revenue and impressive bottom lines. Jon Feinman, founder of Dorchester’s InnerCity Weightlifting, is a bit different. With his business he measures success in the ...

Epiphany School welcomes Lori Smith Britton as its new Chief Development Officer

Epiphany School, located in Dorchester, MA has hired Lori Smith Britton as its Chief Development Officer.

New year, new job?

According to September’s The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey, only 48.3 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. Do you feel like nearly half of U.S. employees about your job? If so, what’s your next move? These questions ...

The promise of medical tech

Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have each worked to pump up the small business climate in Boston and Massachusetts, in an effort to add jobs to strengthen the local economy. Last week, the pair came together to ...

Positive outlook for 2016

As small businesses hit the ground running in 2016, optimism seems to be high overall, which has many planning for growth and expansion in the New Year. However, there are a number of key trends that will dictate small business ...

Small business growth contributed to expanding economy in 2015

This past year was a great year for small businesses. Not only did small biz entrepreneurs throughout the country continue to lead the longest streak of job growth on record, but their optimism for the economic future is becoming the ...

Getting government contracts

With the Diversity Goal Support Program, Mass Growth Capital is addressing the reality that it takes money to make money. While this may be an old business cliché, it holds true when small businesses are vying for lucrative state and ...

Bookshop opens in Dot.

Yooree Losordo, owner and operator of Dorchester-based On the Dot Books, is using some innovative ways to be successful in a traditional industry with her independent bookstore business. At the same time, she is also hoping to be part of ...

Mattapan salon stands test of time

Josette Guerrier’s Paradise Hair Salon has been a stalwart in Mattapan Square for over 25 years. For most of that time, Guerrier was the force that kept the business going, but in the last several years her daughter Sandra Guerrier-Clark ...

A lack of financial literacy

A recently released report about the financial literacy of Massachusetts residents highlighted that the state is behind in helping educate children, students and adults in ways to better manage money and understand the effects of economic decisions. With a particular ...

Holiday promotions boost small businesses

Get out and shop local is the message this holiday season: last Saturday was Small Business Saturday, when residents were encouraged to patronize their local businesses, while Mayor Martin Walsh continues the call with a twitter campaign and other promotions. ...

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