Boston Biz Journal Headlines

  • Amazon's real estate chief just outlined the company's top priorities for HQ2 January 19, 2018
    John Schoettler's comments Thursday at a Business Journal event in Seattle form a picture of an urban campus like its original headquarters in downtown Seattle and South Lake Union.
  • State managers asked to prepare for federal government shutdown January 19, 2018
    Hours before a deadline that could lead to a federal government shutdown, Gov. Charlie Baker suggested Massachusetts would continue running smoothly if the feds do close down operations, although state officials are internally cautioning about "potential challenges."
  • Harvard Square fixture Cardullo’s opening market in Boston’s Seaport January 19, 2018
    Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe, a specialty grocer, delicatessen and fine wine shop that has been a fixture in Harvard Square for close to seven decades, will open a second location in Boston’s Seaport District this spring. The market will be located at the street level of 101 Seaport Blvd., a newly built glass office that’s home to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Kim Wilson, co-owner of Cardullo’s, said in a statement that the grocer was drawn to the Seaport because of its residential…
  • Citizens gets immediate $330 million boost from tax cuts January 19, 2018
    While competitors like Bank of America took a short-term hit from the law, Citizens ended up benefitting right away.
  • Boston-based Alice's Table 'booked solid' after Shark Tank appearance January 19, 2018
    Alice Rossiter's business got a $250,000 boost last summer when she landed a deal with two of the celebrity investors on ABC's "Shark Tank," but it may have gotten an even bigger boost once the episode finally aired on Sunday. Rossiter is founder and CEO of Boston-based Alice's Table, a startup currently aimed at helping women start their own businesses leading flower arranging classes. Since the "Shark Tank" episode aired, Rossiter said she's seen a huge uptick in women signing up to become what…
  • Here's all of the BBJ's Amazon HQ2 coverage — right in one place January 19, 2018
    Amazon is getting closer and closer to finding a location for its second headquarters — and Boston is still in the running. The Seattle-based tech giant on Thursday dropped the news that it had created a lengthy short list of 20 metropolitan areas — which includes Boston — as potential sites for its so-called HQ2. The firm said it reviewed a total of 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Other areas on Amazon's list: Atlanta; Austin; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; Denver;…
  • Liberty Mutual sells life insurance unit for $3.3 billion as part of overhaul January 19, 2018
    The sale, to Lincoln Financial Group, comes with a reshuffling of some of Liberty Mutual's top executives.
  • Betting site gives Boston best odds to land Amazon's $5B HQ2 January 19, 2018
    Boston now has the best odds of any city in North America to secure Inc.'s second headquarters, at least according to betting site Paddy Power. Boston's odds of getting the tech giant's second headquarters are now 3-to-1, better than longtime favorites Austin and Atlanta (both now at 7-to-2). Boston's odds had been pegged at 6-to-1 by the site last October, and this is the first time that Boston's odds have been better than other cities. Montgomery County, Maryland advanced to No. 4…
  • Transwestern RBJ power player Michael Joyce to join rival firm January 19, 2018
    Michael Joyce, one of the founding partners of real-estate brokerage Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, has left his post as partner at Transwestern RBJ to join rival firm Cushman & Wakefield. Joyce will be vice chairman and serve on Cushman’s downtown Boston leasing team.  A 25-year veteran of Boston’s commercial real estate industry, Joyce has worked on relocation and lease deals for organizations including the Boston Celtics, Boston Consulting Group, Wilmer Hale and Brookfield Properties. “Cushman…
  • Drizly adds top execs from Apple, Vistaprint, January 19, 2018
    Drizly, the Boston-based creator of an online marketplace for alcohol, has added a trio of executives with experience at brand-name companies like Apple, Procter & Gamble, and Vistaprint. The startup named Joe Grabmeier as its chief financial officer, a role he most recently held at Adelphic Inc., a Waltham-based digital marketing startup that Time Inc. bought a year ago. Before that, Grabmeier was controller of a mobile ad network within Apple called iAd. Drizly's new chief marketing officer,…


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