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Boston Business Journal names new publisher

Carolyn M. Jones has been named publisher and market president of the Boston Business Journal, effective Wednesday. Jones has been publisher of the Albany Business Review since 1998.

A story on the Boston Business Journal website states, Jones replaces Gale Murray. who will be rejoining American City Business Journals’ national sales organization in a senior management role. ACBJ is the parent company of the BBJ and the Albany Business Review. Murray has been publisher of the Business Journal since June 2014, and will remain based in Boston.

I want to personally thank Gale for leading the BBJ through a period of great change. Her accomplishments were many, in a short period of time, said Michael Olivieri, executive vice president at American City Business Journals and a former publisher of the Boston Business Journal. We have asked Gale to return to our national sales operation in a management role where the pace of change is excelling and where Gale has had a significant impact in the past and will in the future.

Over the past 17 years, Carolyn Jones has led the Albany Business Review to consistently be one of the best-performing business journals in ACBJ, Olivieri continued. Carolyn’s thoughtful leadership approach will be a great addition to Boston’s business community. Carolyn is also passionate about the important role the Boston Business Journal plays in helping the region’s business executives and entrepreneurs grow their business, advance their career, and simplify their professional lives.’


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Boston Business Journal: Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development #home #business #ideas #for #women


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Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development

Quenching Millennials’ thirst for professional development

An employer’s perspective, as shared by William K. Bacic. New England managing partner, Deloitte LLP

As discussed in my previous posts. it is no secret that Millennials are, to put it in simple terms, taking over. Not only do members of this generation comprise a majority of today’s workforce (surpassing Generation X in 2015 ), but studies show that by 2020, Millennials will comprise an even larger share (75 percent) of the labor market .

Because anyone born after 1982 is considered a Millennial, we’ve already started to see some Millennials taking leadership positions. As Baby Boomers retire, older, more professionally experienced, Millennials are often assuming vacant leadership roles. While there may be some challenges as a new generation of leaders takes over, there are also great opportunities for business leaders (including increased talent retention).

As executives, we are able to cultivate the leadership development programs that Millennials crave. Not only does this give us, experienced professionals, a chance to share the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years, but also allows us to help members of our millennial workforce gain the necessary confidence to lead our organizations in the future.

Research shows that Millennials want to spend more time improving their leadership abilities, through development programs. Specifically, in an ideal work week, Millennials would like to see the time devoted to leadership skills development increase by two-thirds.

Survey results show that right now, on average, employers dedicate 2.7 hours per week to professional development; Millennials would like to see this increase to 4.5 hours per week.

Investing this time in building leadership skills not only for Millennials but for all professionals may result in stronger future leaders for organizations, as well as help retain talent. Millennials who are satisfied with their development opportunities, including mentoring, are twice as likely to stay with a company than those Millennials who are unsatisfied.

At Deloitte, we pride ourselves on being a place where leaders, of all generations, can thrive. Perhaps the most tangible example of our commitment to leadership development is Deloitte University. our leadership and learning center in Westlake, Texas. Here, we offer leadership classes, training, and the opportunity for networking. The importance of face-to-face learning is showcased at Deloitte University.

In addition to the training offered at Deloitte University, we also provide opportunities for our professionals to take on-demand training programs through our online learning portal, or enroll in live, instructor-led programs held at our offices. Through these programs, our people take ownership of their careers—and it helps fill Deloitte’s leadership pipeline with a diverse mix of high-performing professionals.

As I’ve written in the past, another important part of leadership development programs, including those for Millennials, is mentorship. Millennials often benefit from hearing advice from those who are currently in leadership positions. However, instead of stopping at mentorship, why not take it one step further and incorporate “sponsorship” programs into your organization. These programs will not only benefit Millennials but will provide opportunities for all professionals. Sponsors’ chief role is to develop their team member into a leader. In fact, at Deloitte, career sponsors, and program participants come up with development plans that are tailored to that participant. This way, sponsors have a vested interest, and participants have support from someone who can vouch for them.

As Deloitte’s CEO, Cathy Engelbert explained to Bloomberg News. “I think the key for everyone is around getting a sponsor in your organization… Those sponsors to me have been so important… I never aspired to be the CEO but I did aspire to lead because someone early in my career gave me that great advice to build your capability.”

At Deloitte, and likely at your organization, people are our greatest assets. As business leaders, we should encourage a long tenure. I encourage you to help shape Millennials’ leadership skills, through expanding professional development, including growing, and developing mentorship, and sponsorship programs. For more information on how to support millennial professional development, check out The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016 .

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H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management. * The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. We align ourselves with committed management teams and entrepreneurs and help build businesses of significant value. Our team of over 300 investment professionals has substantial operating, consulting, technology and financial management experience, enabling us to contribute meaningfully to our portfolio companies. We invest in companies throughout the U.S. and Europe and have offices in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta in the U.S. and affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan and Paris in Europe as well as Bogotá, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro in South America.

H.I.G. Private Equity

H.I.G. Private Equity funds focus on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt and other investments in small and mid-sized companies that can benefit from H.I.G.’s in-house operating professionals and expertise. H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 200 companies worldwide since its founding in 1993, with combined sales in excess of $30 billion. H.I.G. has offices in the U.S. (Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta), affiliate offices in Europe (London, Hamburg, Luxembourg. Madrid, Milan and Paris) and affiliate offices in South America (Bogotá, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro). For more information, visit www.higprivateequity.com .

WhiteHorse Capital

WhiteHorse Capital is the credit affiliate of H.I.G. Capital. WhiteHorse provides debt financing to middle market companies in the U.S. and Europe. WhiteHorse has a broad investment mandate and provides senior and subordinated debt for refinancings, growth capital, acquisitions, buyouts, and balance sheet recapitalizations. For more information, visit www.whitehorsecapital.com .

Bayside Capital

Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm. Focused on middle market companies, we invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. With eight offices throughout the U.S. and Europe and over 300 investment professionals to draw upon, Bayside Capital has the experience, resources, and flexibility required to provide capital solutions quickly, and the strategic and operational expertise to help support its investments. Bayside Capital invests through two separate groups:

Bayside Capital provides rapid access to debt and equity capital, in partnership with existing stakeholders, generally in time-sensitive or challenging situations requiring a creative solution.

Bayside Fixed Income trades in public and private debt instruments in the secondary market.
For more information, visit www.bayside.com .

H.I.G. Growth Partners

H.I.G. Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with $21 billion of equity capital under management. * We seek to make both majority and minority investments in strong, growth oriented businesses located throughout North America, South America and Europe. We will invest $5 million to $30 million in equity in a given company and target investments in profitable growth oriented businesses with between $10 million and $100 million in revenues. We consider investments across all industries, but focus on certain high-growth sectors where H.I.G. has extensive in-house expertise such as technology, internet and media, healthcare, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services.

As the growth equity investment group within the H.I.G. platform, we are uniquely positioned to add significant value to our businesses by leveraging over 300 of H.I.G.’s investment professionals and more than 250 investments across a wide range of industries and transactional dynamics. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, debt/credit, real estate and public equities. H.I.G. has U.S. offices in Miami, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta, European offices in London, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan and Paris as well as Bogotá, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro in South America. For more information, visit www.higgrowth.com .

H.I.G. BioHealth Partners

H.I.G. BioHealth Partners invests in a broad range of healthcare companies across sectors and stages. We invest in biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies developing novel products for significant unmet medical needs. For more information, visit www.higbio.com .

Brightpoint Capital

Brightpoint Capital, H.I.G. Capital’s public securities investment affiliate, invests primarily in small and mid-capitalization publicly traded companies and, to a lesser extent, in less liquid, non-control investments. For more information, visit www.brightpointcap.com .

H.I.G. Realty Partners

H.I.G. Realty Partners, H.I.G.’s real estate investment affiliate, makes opportunistic investments in small and mid-size real estate properties in the United States. H.I.G. Realty Partners continues its successful turnaround investment strategy: a disciplined, value-oriented approach to investing. Its principals have completed real estate investments on behalf of investors of more than $1.5 billion in value. For more information, visit www.higrealty.com .


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We have the full new Lexus lineup, including sophisticated commuter cars like the Lexus IS and ES sedans, and Lexus NX and RX SUVs. If you do prefer a pre-owned car, choose from our used and L/Certified inventory, or browse our variety of used cars from other top automakers. We want to give you as many choices as possible, so visit Lexus of Watertown and drive home in your dream car today!


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Boston Criminal Lawyer – Suffolk County Criminal Defense Attorney – Urbelis Law, LLC #urbelis

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Boston Criminal Lawyer

Urbelis Law, LLC is a Boston-based criminal defense law firm representing individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We also handle all federal criminal matters in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Our firm is dedicated to not only understanding the facts and circumstances of your legal matter, but learning about you as a person. Our Boston criminal lawyers recognize that your case may have far-reaching collateral effects beyond what happens in court, and we customize our defense strategy based on your specific needs. If you want us to take it all the way to trial, we are more than willing to do so. In fact, our record demonstrates that we obtain “Not Guilty” verdicts on 90% of the cases we bring to trial. Of course, every case is unique. If the anxiety of your pending criminal matter is interfering with your ability to work or continue with your day to day life, or if your case would benefit from a resolution prior to trial, we will do everything in our power to reach the best possible outcome. We are here to listen to your situation and always provide a free initial consultation. Since many arrests and criminal matters arise during non-business hours, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can fight for you.

From relatively minor misdemeanor offenses to major felonies, the Boston criminal attorneys at Urbelis Law have extensive experience handling every type of criminal matter in Massachusetts. In addition to our highly successful trial practice, we help clients navigate the ins and outs and potential collateral effects of their cases. We will handle an RMV hearing stemming from a misdemeanor criminal charge with the same vigor employed during a Sex Offender Registry Board matter as the result of a felony sexual assault charge. In addition to fully advising you of the strengths and weaknesses of taking your case to trial, you will always be apprised of your options short of trial (working out a deal), the consequences of your decisions, and the collateral effects associated with all potential outcomes. All of your bases are covered, and you will never be left in the dark, at Urbelis Law.

In addition to vigorously representing our clients throughout the various stages of their Massachusetts criminal cases, we provide that same dedication to help prevent criminal charges before they are officially filed. Whether you are concerned about being investigated for a crime, or you have been contacted by the police who are requesting an interview at the station, or perhaps you’ve received an application for a criminal complaint and don’t know where to turn. Don’t panic. We are here to help. It is important that you contact our office as soon as you have these concerns, because these situations are very time-sensitive and must be handled before they spiral out of control. Let us help prevent or minimize the damage. That’s what we do.

Given that many arrests occur during non-business hours, our Boston criminal lawyers are prepared to provide you with a free initial consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you were arrested over the weekend, we are prepared to meet with you right away to answer your questions and provide you with peace of mind before going in to your Monday morning arraignment in court. In most cases, you should be prepared to retain a defense attorney prior to the arraignment to ensure that all necessary paperwork is obtained from the government and your rights are protected from the onset of your criminal case. In more serious cases, or if you are already on probation for an open case, you should absolutely be represented by an attorney at the arraignment as the prosecution is likely to ask that you either be held on bail, have the bail revoked on your open case and have you detained for up to 90 days, or have you held as a “dangerous person ” for up to 120 days. In this situation, if you’re convinced that you can’t afford an attorney, you’re doing yourself a major injustice. The truth is, you can’t afford NOT to have an attorney. With no obligation to hire us after your initial consultation, you certainly having nothing to lose by calling!

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We Need You for New Pro Bono Projects!

VLP’s ERLI Helpline Needs Pro Bono Attorneys for Advice Panels

In October 2016, VLP began operation of a helpline to provide callers with information, advice, and referrals; screen clients for legal aid eligibility; and conduct intakes in legal aid priority cases. The new service is called ERLI (Eastern Region Legal Intake).

Pro bono is an important part of how ERLI delivers services. In appropriate cases, ERLI provides advice to callers who won’t be be able to get representation through a legal aid program, usually because their case doesn’t meet any program’s case acceptance priority. These callers will be scheduled for 30-minute telephone legal advice sessions with experienced pro bono attorneys. Callers will be told that they will only receive advice and that full representation is not available for their cases.

If you are an attorney with experience in family law, housing, employment, or probate, we need your expertise for our advice panels. Advice sessions can be scheduled at a time and place that’s convenient for you. For more information, contact VLP’s Director of Intake, Advice and Referral, Attorney Stephen Russo .

MA Legal Answers Online

If you want a meaningful yet predictable pro bono experience and you prefer to computers to telephones, check out Mass Legal Answers Online. Mass Legal Answers Online is a virtual legal advice clinic that is part of the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers project. It’s a secure website where low-income Massachusetts residents post their legal questions and volunteer attorneys answer them, all through the same website. It launched in Massachusetts in November 2016. There are questions questions waiting to be answered by you!

Watch for announcements and save the date for a MA Legal Answers Online blitz at the Boston Bar Association on July 19th at 5:30 p.m. There will be food and good company!

Small Claims Clinics at BMC Central

VLP now runs clinics at the Boston Municipal Court small claims sessions to provide free legal representation for consumer debtors. We are looking for volunteers at all levels of experience to assist at these clinics. Law students are also encouraged to attend. The clinic meets every Thursday at 1PM on the 5th Floor in Courtroom D at the Brooke Courthouse on 24 New Chardon Street, Boston.

*VLP also runs small claims clinics in Quincy District Court on the first Tuesday of the month and Cambridge District Court every Thursday at 8:45AM. Contact Emily Jarrell for more information or to sign up for a particular day.

Fresh Start Debt Relief Clinics

As part of our work on a Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant from the Legal Services Corporation, VLP developed legal clinics for people considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy. There Fresh Start clinics inform people in debt about their options and assist them with bankruptcy where appropriate. We need volunteers for these clinics : lawyers to give a short presentation about debt relief and advise clients in one-on-one sessions; and law students and paralegals to help clients complete a bankruptcy questionnaire and get credit reports and other documents. You can provide invaluable help to people in need by volunteering a few hours of your time once a month at a clinic. Clinics are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, with the location alternating monthly between DotHouse Health Clinic in Dorchester and the VLP office in Boston. For more information, contact VLP staff attorney Emily Jarrell. To sign up to help with a clinic contact George-Marie Jasmin .

Volunteer Honor Roll

Click here to see the honor roll for March and April. Thank you the attorneys who volunteered to take pro bono cases, assist clients at clinics and lawyer of the day projects, mentor other lawyers, and review guardianship reports. We appreciate you!


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HubSpot Named Boston’s #1 Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal #denver

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HubSpot Named Boston’s #1 Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal

Here at HubSpot, we double down on employee experience. Whether it’s a culture of autonomy or the commitment to build a respectful and inclusive workplace, HubSpot hires remarkable people and equips them with the tools they need to be successful. We even keep track of our culture in our 128-slide Culture Code (which has garnered over 2.8M views on SlideShare).

Today, HubSpot is honored to be named the Boston Business Journal’s #1 Best Places to Work in the Large Companies category (250-999 employees in MA). The award, announced last night at Boston’s beautiful Symphony Hall, is the sixth time HubSpot has ranked on the BBJ’s Best Places to Work list and the second consecutive year at the #1 spot.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to be celebrating HubSpot’s tenth birthday this year, and this award is icing on the cake,” said Katie Burke, HubSpot VP of Culture and Experience. “We are proud to be both a Boston company and a company where our employees are proud to work, and look forward to helping many more customers, companies, and employees grow in the ten years to come. We are tremendously grateful to the BBJ for this great honor and as always to our employees for making HubSpot a dynamic, inclusive, and fun place to work every day.”

Some of the benefits of working at HubSpot include tuition reimbursement, maternity and paternity leave for new parents (as well as a mother’s room), a free books program, unlimited vacation and work-from-home, a dog-friendly office space, a fully-staffed coffee bar with cold brew coffee and tea on tap, plenty of open space for collaborative work, and a kitchen fully stocked with healthy snack options like cereal, fruit, vegetables, and much more.

Winners and rankings for the BBJ’s Best Places to Work list is determined by Quantum Workplace, which conducted an online survey of employees from each company. Participants are asked to rate their workplaces based on factors like work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation, and benefits.

See the full list of winners on theBoston Business Journal’s website. and if you’re interested in learning more, visitHubSpot Careersfor more — we’re hiring!


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Crossroads in the Boston Business Journal – Giving Kids the Tools to Succeed

On Friday, April 24, the Boston Business Journal featured some thoughts from Crossroads President Deb Samuels about what young people truly need to succeed. Thank you to the BBJ for helping us spread the word and ensure all young people have what they need to succeed and thrive.

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A recent story on NPR s This American Life described the disparities that often derail the dreams of students from underserved communities. As reported, exposure to new places, ideas and experiences can often inspire low-income kids to think of secondary education as an opportunity within their grasp. But it takes much more than standard campus tours to help these students get to and flourish at college.

The ability to perform in an academically rigorous environment, while important, does not guarantee success. To help get and keep students with limited resources on the college track requires communication, social and critical thinking skills. Engaged, motivated students feel connected. These kids must believe that they belong at college, that they deserve to be there, and that they possess the tools to thrive, not just survive.

In order to succeed at college, at-risk kids, who may have faced homelessness, financial instability, physical abuse or emotional upheaval in their young lives, must experience trusting relationships with both peers and adults outside of their families. Here in Massachusetts, there are a number of agencies that help guide, motivate and encourage at-risk urban youth to pursue a college degree. My organization, Crossroads for Kids, and those we partner with such as Bottom Line and uAspire, offer a wide range of essential services, from tutoring and leadership development to help managing looming deadlines and navigating mountains of paperwork including applications and financial aid forms which can be overwhelming, especially for the uninitiated. We simply help demystify the often complex selection and admissions process for first generation college students and their families. With much needed support and exposure to the world of possibilities within and beyond their communities, kids get the encouragement they need, one-on-one and in small group settings, that can help level the playing field.

Deb Samuels is executive director for Crossroads for Kids.


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Boston Business Journal names new publisher – Talking Biz News #small #business #saturday


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Boston Business Journal names new publisher

Carolyn M. Jones has been named publisher and market president of the Boston Business Journal, effective Wednesday. Jones has been publisher of the Albany Business Review since 1998.

A story on the Boston Business Journal website states, Jones replaces Gale Murray. who will be rejoining American City Business Journals’ national sales organization in a senior management role. ACBJ is the parent company of the BBJ and the Albany Business Review. Murray has been publisher of the Business Journal since June 2014, and will remain based in Boston.

I want to personally thank Gale for leading the BBJ through a period of great change. Her accomplishments were many, in a short period of time, said Michael Olivieri, executive vice president at American City Business Journals and a former publisher of the Boston Business Journal. We have asked Gale to return to our national sales operation in a management role where the pace of change is excelling and where Gale has had a significant impact in the past and will in the future.

Over the past 17 years, Carolyn Jones has led the Albany Business Review to consistently be one of the best-performing business journals in ACBJ, Olivieri continued. Carolyn’s thoughtful leadership approach will be a great addition to Boston’s business community. Carolyn is also passionate about the important role the Boston Business Journal plays in helping the region’s business executives and entrepreneurs grow their business, advance their career, and simplify their professional lives.’


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