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How Christmas Tree Shops Got Its Holiday-Themed Name



How Christmas Tree Shops Got Its Holiday-Themed Name

From: http://www.boston.com/business Despite the seasonal name, the very first store in the Christmas Tree Shops bargain home goods chain wasn’t open around the holiday. It did, however, focus on the season. The first store called the Christmas Tree Shop was opened in Yarmouth Port in the 1950s by a Cape Cod couple, Mark and Alice Mathews. […]

City of Boston will let you pay parking tickets with your smartphone



City of Boston will let you pay parking tickets with your smartphone

From: http://www.bizjournals.com/ A new partnership with a Boston-based startup will allow people to pay their city of Boston parking tickets using their smartphones. The city announced the partnership on Tuesday with TicketZen, a company created by Boston-based software design firm Terrible Labs. The service is the result of a request for proposals issued by the city, which invited […]

Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award



Arbella’s Donohue chosen to receive CEO leadership award

From: bizjournals.com Arbella Insurance Group’s President and CEO John Donohue has been chosen to receive the 2014 Lewis Family Foundation CEO Social Leadership Award as part of the Boston Business Journal’s annual Corporate Citizenship Summit. The award, which is funded by the Lewis Family Foundation, recognizes exceptional civic leadership by executives in the Boston business community. Donohue spearheaded […]

Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Bike with Copenhagen Wheel



Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Bike with Copenhagen Wheel

From: http://bdcwire.com/ Within the first twenty feet, Andrew Schmidt was sold on it. Prior to his first visit to Superpedestrian’s office in Cambridge, Schmidt knew enough about the Copenhagen Wheel to see the potential. He had been introduced to the electric bike startup by a friend. The Superpedestrian team was looking for someone to do the […]

The New Face of Harvard Square



The New Face of Harvard Square

A triangular structure looms over Harvard Square, its large windows beaming light onto the street. Ribbons wrap around its granite columns and murals decorate the walls inside. The building houses Curious George and Friends, a store remembered fondly by Cantabridgians as a friendly neighborhood bookstore. It closed four years ago and stood vacant, its windows […]

Boston’s Battery Ventures promotes three investors



Boston’s Battery Ventures promotes three investors

From: bizjournals.com Boston-based venture capital firm Battery Ventures has announced three new promotions. Principals Alex Benik and Brian Lieber are now partners at the firm, and Morad Elhafed, formerly vice president for the venture firm, is now a principal. Benik joined Battery Ventures in 2001 and was based in Silicon Valley until 2006, when he moved to the firm’s Boston office. He […]