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MassMutual chief executive Roger Crandall


Expanding insurer MassMutual joins Pine Street housing effort

Not long after MassMutual announced plans for an office building in Boston that could house more than 1,000 employees, the requests for donations began to arrive.

Avid Technology chief all in for city arts academy

One of the first things Jeff Rosica did when he was suddenly promoted to CEO at Avid Technology was to look for new charities that could benefit from the Burlington company’s philanthropic efforts.

Roxann Cooke


Banker Roxann Cooke is happy to be battling for turf in Roxbury

Bold Types: There’s a banking war unfolding in Roxbury.

Monique Bonner, Akamai’s chief marketing officer


Biggest-ever marketing push aims to make Akamai a household name

Travelers who pass through Logan Airport might spot something they haven’t seen before: Akamai Technologies billboards.

Joanne Chang is always on the move

Joanne Chang oversees a staff of several hundred employees, spends time on the line at her restaurant, and is often shuttling between bakery locations.

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Public affairs executive Gossett set to join Airbnb

A friend of Kelley Gossett’s once told her there are two kinds of people: those who enjoy a structured, zoo-like setting, and those who thrive in the jungle.

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Lawyer ‘energized’ with starting own firm

Few lawyers start a firm while they’re in the midst of one of the city’s biggest white-collar criminal trials. Tracy Miner did.

Anthony Samuels


The work’s done right, but not the name

Bold Types: Anthony Samuels has repeatedly questioned his decision to go with his second choice of a name for his company, Done Right Building Services.

Jamey Mock


At PerkinElmer, growth’s again at top of mind

It’s been just over a year since PerkinElmer completed the largest acquisition in its history.

John Fish


Suffolk CEO looks beyond construction for top talent

John Fish is trying to turn Suffolk into more of a tech company, and he’s looked outside of the industry to build his management team.

Dan Koh


Mayor’s ex-chief of staff, Dan Koh, lands in the tech sector

Bold Types: After narrowly losing a bid for Congress, Dan Koh has gone back to the private sector.

Yvonne Garcia


To help women advance, she’ll pick men’s minds

Bold Types: As she advocates for women’s issues at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Yvonne Garcia wants to see more men at the table.

Lasell president Michael Alexander


Tuition that goes down over four years? It’s true at Lasell

Lasell president Michael Alexander said an off-campus sophomore year saves money for the school and its students.

JD Sherman


No blarney: Kid who grew up fond of Ireland now helps run a big office there

JD Sherman had no way of knowing he would someday run a company, HubSpot, that will soon employ more than 1,000 people in his grandparents’ homeland.

For marketing firm, a smooth change at the top

Joan Schneider stayed local with the sale of her eponymous marketing firm.

Chris Oddleifson


Rockland Trust chief says revived Worcester lured bank

 As Chris Oddleifson beefs up Rockland Trust’s presence in Boston, he has finally achieved another longtime goal by expanding into New England’s second largest city as well.

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Boston about to give hotel manager a cold welcome

Reed Kandalaft’s career in the hotel industry has taken him to a number of sunny, warm-weather locales. Think Florida or Hawaii.

Kylie Wright-Ford


Reputation Institute is on way to Back Bay

The Cambridge firm tracks and analyzes public perceptions of its 400-plus clients. It will open its new headquarters Nov. 14.

Gregg Croteau


What’s in a name? For Lowell youth group, it’s all Madd Love

Catching supermarket shoppers’ attention can be a tricky task. And the folks who run UTEC knew that the name of the Lowell center for young adults returning from jail might be a tough sell at your local Whole Foods.

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Inner-city entrepreneurs get boost from Steve Grossman

Under Grossman’s watch, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City has broadened its scope, from three cities to 11, with four more planned in 2019.

Matt O'Toole


Not just any old 10K race

Reebok president Matt O’Toole joined more than 200 colleagues to run Monday’s Reebok Boston 10K for Women.

Raj Sharma.


Raj Sharma’s future found him

Growing up in India, Sharma wanted to follow his passion: a job in radio, or some other media career. Turns out that finance was his future.

Jim Watters (left) and Chris O'Connell


At Waters Corp., the mantra endures: Add something of value

When Chris O’Connell became CEO of Waters Corp., one of the first things he did was call company founder Jim Waters.

Jim Smith


There’s a new number two lobbying firm in town

Smith, Costello & Crawford reported nearly $1.6 million in client fees through June 30.

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Doc Rivers returning to TD Garden

The former Celtics coach has returned each fall to help out ABCD, a group he grew close to while coaching in Boston.

Princell Hair (left) and Mike St. Peter.


Broadcast executives and their teams will soon be under one roof

Comcast/NBC’s Boston-area outlets — a sports channel, a news channel, a Spanish language channel, and NBC10 Boston — are moving to a new facility in Needham.

Julianna Akuamoah


Hill Holliday extends diversity efforts

The ad agency brought in Julianna Akuamoah to help with recruitment and retention.

Erica Lynn Schwartz


Emerson Colonial Theatre’s new general manager is a lobbyist, too

Erica Lynn Schwartz knew she had signed up for long days, but she didn’t know she’d be squeezing a new role into her busy days.

Bertrand Loy


Demand for chips is insatiable, and that’s just fine with Entegris

Bold Types: If the semiconductor industry is going to keep up with Moore’s Law, chip makers might have Bertrand Loy and his team at Billerica-based Entegris to thank.

Nilanjana Bhowmik will be the first woman and venture capitalist to serve as president of the nonprofit TiE Boston.


TiE Boston gets its first woman president

Nilanjana Bhowmik is breaking another barrier.

Damon Cox


Tech collaborative’s new chair won’t settle for the status quo

Damon Cox has a trait that he’s looking for: diversity.

Illness shouldn’t divide us, Blue Cross CEO says

Bold Types: As chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Andrew Dreyfus is worried Congress may try to weaken requirements for covering preexisting conditions.

Chesley B. Sullenberger III


Mustache or not, retired pilot Sully has some lessons for Boston about people power

Like Oprah, Chesley Sullenberger III needs only one name to be instantly identifiable.

Susan Houston


MassEcon’s chief is recruiting: this time, for her replacement

Susan Houston has embarked on a different kind of recruitment effort.

Tom Glynn


In a pinch, this seasoned administrator knows how to entertain, too

For Massport’s Tom Glynn, the assignment was to stall while the crowd waited for the governor to arrive.

Sandy Moose was the first female management consultant at Boston Consulting Group.


Women sweep the Director of the Year awards

Women may still be fighting to get on corporate boards, but when they get there, they’re making their mark.

PowerOptions chief executive Cindy Arcate


Finding a powerful inspiration in salad dressing

As she hands out $10,000 donations to various nonprofits, PowerOptions chief executive Cindy Arcate wants you think about Newman’s Own.

Even with Kyrie Irving sidelined for the playoffs, more than 97 percent of Celtics season ticket holders have renewed for 2018-19.


The renewal rate for Celts’ season tickets: It’s nearly perfect

The team can already chalk up this season as a financial success.

Jess Tocco.


An early Pence ally wants to build Rasky’s national lobbying practice

Jess Tocco is methodically working on the effort, state by state.

Steve Connelly


After a long hunt, ad agency Connelly Partners pulls off an acquisition in Dublin

Bold Types: Connelly Partners has finally pulled off an acquisition in Dublin.

Commonwealth Institute executive director Elizabeth Hailer is launching what she calls the state’s first statewide corporate leadership development survey for women’s careers.


Poll may help Commonwealth Institute’s chief get more women in the C-suites

Efforts to bring more women into the C-suite have been slow to gain traction. Elizabeth Hailer is hoping to step up the pace.

C.A. Webb is the new president of the Kendall Square Association.


Business group’s new chief aims to make Kendall Square a global name

Not everyone gets a second shot after turning down a job, but C.A. Webb did.

Paul Ayoub is the new chairman of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.


Chamber’s new leader has big goals, but lots of help

Paul Ayoub has his work cut out for him at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Bob Zimmerman is retiring from his post as executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association.


Oh that not-so-dirty water: It lets a longtime advocate retire

Bob Zimmerman is stepping down as executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association.

Phil Edmundson led one of New England’s biggest commercial insurance brokerages for 16 years,


Done with running a company? Not quite: Tech meets insurance

Phil Edmundson says he realized that tech entrepreneurs were having a hard time entering the insurance business.

Bill Curtin


New law firm in town eyes M&A practice

Bold Types: Last year, Hogan Lovells set up shop through a merger with Collora. Turns out, that’s just the start.

Mark Wahlberg and his brothers are opening up a Wahlburgers a mile and a half from their old Savin Hill stomping grounds.


Wahlburgers is headed to the expanding South Bay Center in Dorchester

The Wahlbergs’ burger chain is setting up shop in the old neighborhood.

J.D. Power founder Dave Power grew up in Worcester and attended Holy Cross.


$3 million gift to Holy Cross creates J.D. Power Center

Dave Power’s family foundation is making another donation to the Worcester college.


Matt Light and partners predict a wide reception for their vodka

Bold Types: Former New England Patriots lineman Matt Light hopes to be selling his light vodka in every state in the country.

Dara Torres, then 41, capped her career off with a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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Former Olympian Dara Torres retrains, for profit and for health

Torres proved you can compete in the Olympics in your 40s, and now she’s going back to school in her 50s.

Innovation Economy by Scott Kirsner


Kirsner’s Innovation Economy column appears in the Boston Sunday Globe, and he contributes to the Globe’s Beta Boston website.