Saturday, May 18, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Massachusetts microbreweries have embraced the can in their summer beer offerings.
Cans are all the rage in the microbrew beer world this summer, according to Aaron Aykanian at the Vin Bin. "When all those people saw Sam Adams was doing it, everyone started doing it," said Aykanian who is the Vin Bin's beverage director and manager of the Hopkinton store. Summer is the time for canned beer, he said, whether it is because it makes a six pack lighter for hiking or lets you have a delicious beer by the pool. With companies like Sam Adams paving the way, Massachusetts breweries such as Berkshire Brewing and Wachusett Brewery are now offering their beers in cans.
We post a roundup of restaurant openings and closings in the area.
Have you noticed a new restaurant while driving around the MetroWest area recently? We know you don't just stay in town when you want to eat out: so here is a round-up of restaurant news around the area. Westborough Chateau Supports Marathon Tragedy Victims The Chateau Italian Family Dining restaurant held a fundraiser for the Boston Marathon tragedy victims last month. The restaurant donated 20 percent from its lunch, dinner and take-out sales to The One Fund Boston. New Dunkin Donuts Opening We answered this emailed inquiry: When will the new Dunkin' Donuts on Route 9 open? Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Brian Marino told Westborough Patch the new shop at 183 and 185 Turnpike Road will open in early June. The current Dunkin' Donuts at 133 …
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm hoping to drive my old beater into the ground before we need to get another car, but I'm on the lookout. What's your next car going to be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it. "Stella" has four wheels and gets us from Point A to Point B. We've reached the stage in the life of the car where we don't repair body damage (as you can tell from the accompanying photo). I'm ashamed for my Dad to see it. But hey, it's paid for. Even though I'd love to get 200K miles out of Stella, she has some mechanical problems, like a seized bolt that has left the transmission fluid unchangeable for about eight years. She could conk out any old day. So we've been on the lookout for our next car. I'm paying attention to car commercials, asking friends about their cars. You know the feeling. We're looking for something that gets good gas mileage, and is …
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Everett officials have negotiated the first host community agreement with a casino developer for the greater Boston region. Milford has an active application, but no agreement yet.
Everett officials have completed the negotiation of a host community agreement with casino developer Wynn Resorts, of Las Vegas, becoming the first community in the greater Boston region to schedule a public vote on a resort casino. According to the agreement, the referendum will be June 22. [Editor's Note: See attached PDF for text of host community agreement.] Under the terms: Milford and Suffolk Downs in East Boston also have casino applications before the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. In Milford, the Foxwoods Massachusetts casino is being pursued by a partnership including Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. The Suffolk Downs casino redevelopment is being pursued by a group including Ceasar's, of Las Vegas. The Suffolk Downs site…
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Hopkinton Square salon joins salons around the area in Boston Strong Celeste-a-Thon on May 13.
On Monday May 13, Supercuts in Hopkinton will join Boston area salons in an effort to raise money for a Boston hair stylist and her daughter who were severely injured in the Boston Marathon Bombings. Celeste Corcoran worked at Emerge Spa & Salon for more than 13 years. The Boston Strong Celeste-a-Thon will raise money to pay for the medical costs for Celeste and her daughter Sydney. A percentage of all proceeds and sales from Supercuts on May 13 will go to the Celeste and Sydney Recovery Fund. The Supercuts in Hopkinton Square joins Supercuts salons around New England and 20 other area salons in the effort to raise money to help the mother and daughter. Additional donations can be made by mailing a check to Enterprise Bank, Celeste & …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Scott Butera, CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, was among the panelists at a casino forum at Suffolk University's Sawyer Business School.
BOSTON — Suffolk University drew proponents and opponents of casino gambling to a single forum Thursday, including representatives from Milford and the proposed Foxwoods Massachusetts casino. Scott Butera, chief executive officer of Foxwoods Resort Casino, the dominant partner in the casino application for Milford, was a panelist, as were Steve Trettel, a co-chairman of of Casino Free Milford, and Milford Selectman Brian Murray. Butera described the Milford proposal in a powerpoint presentation, emphasizing that the $1 billion casino application would bring good paying jobs to the Milford region. He disputed opponents' contention that the average casino job would pay less than $35,000 a year, based on the Foxwoods casino record. "If our …
Whether you want a fun weekend car or something you can enjoy every day during your commute; we have five vehicles sure to meet your needs.
Sports cars encompass a broad category of vehicles with one main goal — to put a smile on your face. That giddy grin can plaster itself on your face for a number of different reasons. Some people yearn for straight-line speed while others find the simple joy in placing a vehicle exactly where they want it to go. Regardless of whether you enjoy outright pace or pacing yourself through the turns, we have gathered five sports cars that should do the trick. What we have here is a very special incarnation of the long-lived Mazda Miata. While the Miata combined a classic roadster with Japanese reliability when it first came out, it wasn't until this run-out special of the second generation that Mazda did anything special under the hood. Take a …