Everyone wants Paul Guzzi’s job, and its big paycheck

Hardly anyone is talking about being the next director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, but the rustle of resumes for Paul Guzzi’s job is so loud I can hear it from my perch on Morrissey Boulevard.Guzzi, 72, will retire next spring after 18 years as president of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. It’s become the hottest job prospect in town, drawing the attention of seemingly every aging white guy, former state legislator, and high-ranking official about to leave the Deval Patrick administration. Continue reading below Who knew so many people Continue reading >>>

Boston Beats New York in Housing Affordability

Take that, Big Apple. Boston is now a more expensive place to buy a home than New York, a new report finds. Plus, our paychecks are bigger too. Sure, Manhattan prices remain in a league of their own. But Boston metro market, which includes suburbs spread across Eastern Massachusetts, has a median home price of just under $400,000, having risen about 4 percent over the past year. That’s a shade above the comparable number for New York and its own surrounding swath of suburban sprawl, which weighs in at just over $396,000, Interest.com finds in a new report that tracks housing costs in the Continue reading >>>

Greater Media Boston Agency Wins Ad Club Honors

Greater Media Boston's 92.9 Shares Ad Honors NORBELLA MEDIA, the agency partner of GREATER MEDIA BOSTON, was among the winners of the AD CLUB BOSTON's 2014 MAVEN AWARDS, given last MONDAY at THE STATE ROOM in BOSTON. NORBELLA MEDIA took top honors in "Best Use of Radio" category for its outstanding work on the BERTUCCI SHARE THE LOVE campaign. GREATER MEDIA BOSTON's five station cluster, including WKLB-FM, WROR-FM, WMJX-FM, WBOS-FM/RADIO 92.9 Continue reading >>>

A TicketZen Partnership is Somerville’s Missed Opportunity

Image via Creative Commons/ Lisa @ Sierra Tierra (CC BY 2.0) On Monday, November 24, Somerville residents will be the first in Greater Boston to be able to feed their parking meters using just a mobile device. Made possible through a partnership with Parkmobile, the idea is to foster collaborative partnerships between the city and businesses and, of course, to inject convenience into the lives of those who find themselves a quarter short of the time they need to park their cars. It's peculiar, then, that Somerville doesn't want to afford the same kind of advantage for paying parking Continue reading >>>

#ShoutOutBoston Twitter Campaign Launches To Promote Greater Boston Area …

More Related Stories email article print page <![CDATA[ ]]>   November 20, 2014 -- Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 Boston digital marketing agency, Pepper Gang, is pleased to invite Twitter users to participate in its #ShoutOutBoston Campaign, which allows the public to vote for their favorite locally owned restaurant to win a free month of digital marketing. The restaurant that receives the most nominations will win free marketing services from Pepper Gang. The digital marketing package, which is valued at $5,000.00, Continue reading >>>

Meet the BBJ’s Innovation All-Stars of 2014 (BBJ photo gallery)

Niraj Shah, left, and Steve Conine, co-founders of Wayfair. Innovation is the life blood of Greater Boston's fast-evolving economy, a reason why so many major information technology and life sciences companies are rumbling into the region. Quite simply, they want a piece of the action.In this week's Boston Business Journal, 14 companies are profiled Continue reading >>>

Bialecki interested in Chamber post

Photo: Thinkstock BOSTON (SHNS) – Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki has “strong interest” in becoming the next president of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, according to a source close to Bialecki. Longtime chamber president Paul Guzzi, a former secretary of state, announced in September that he planned to retire after 18 years on the job once a successor had been named. The executive committee of the chamber’s board tasked a search committee co-chaired by Karen Kaplan, chair and CEO of Hill Holliday, and John Fish, chair and CEO of Suffolk Construction, Continue reading >>>

Cambridge Reaches Gold Status as a Bike Friendly Community

Image via Creative Commons/ Somerville Cyclist (CC BY 2.0) One could easily argue that Cambridge is the crown jewel of Greater Boston biking. Not only is the city attempting to create the Grand Junction Bike Path, a mixed-use trail that slices Cambridge between Allston and Kendall Square, but they're enacting a number of safety initiatives to increase the city's status as a cycling haven. Just last week, City Councilor Dennis Carlone's protective vehicle side guard initiative made it one step closure to being enacted. To that end, the League of American Bicyclists awarded Cambridge Continue reading >>>

Greater Boston Cities Ranked America’s Smartest

BOSTON (CBS) – Which city in America holds the highest share of educated people in their workforce? According to Forbes online, it’s the “Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area,” making the cluster of cities the top ranked on the magazine’s list of the smartest cities in the nation. Forbes looked at the number of residents with bachelor’s degrees from 2000 to 2013 within 380 of the nation’s largest cities to determine their findings. Nearly 45 percent of residents in Boston, Cambridge and Newton in 2013 are college-educated, a 32 percent increase since 2000, the report found. Pittsburgh, Continue reading >>>