Wednesday, May 22, 2013
One of the top-performing publicly traded companies in the region in Boston Globe survey.
Belmont Savings Bank was named the Boston Globe’s annual rankings of the 100 top-performing publicly traded companies headquartered in Massachusetts in the Sunday Boston Globe, and online. The first time the bank has been on the Globe 100 at number 65, the 25th annual Globe 100 ranking was developed based on how well companies increased sales, profits, and returns for shareholders in 2012. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for Belmont Savings Bank that would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of all our employees. Our strategy of combining the same technology and services of the big banks with the service levels and local neighborhood commitment of a community bank has been validated by this recognition," said…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This new site has information about online marketing, using social media and more.
Thursday, May 16
Patch has launched Small Business Patch (smallbusiness.patch.com), a resource for small businesses across the country that offers original content on business success, online marketing and social media. The site features exclusive interviews with well-known CEOs and entrepreneurs, insights from leading industry experts, profiles of small businesses, and more. The site also includes small business news and trends, a directory of small business associations, and a calendar of small business events nationwide. Visit smallbusiness.patch.com to sign up for the monthly newsletter.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Zipcar currently has car sharing spots in Newton, Waltham and Watertown among other nearby communities.
New Jersey-based Avis Budget Group announced today it has acquired the Zipcar car sharing company for approximately $500 million. Avis agreed to purchase Cambridge-based Zipcar for $12.25 per share, according to a press release issued today by Zipcar. The $12.25 is a 49 percent premium over the shares' closing price on Dec. 31, 2012. The board of directors for both companies unanimously approved the acquisition and the deal is expected to close sometime this spring. Zipcar has locations in Watertown at the Arsenal on The Charles, at the Archstone on the Square apartments off Galen Street, Tufts Health Plan on Mt. Auburn Street and Homer Avenue near Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The company also has two car sharing spots located in the center, …
Friday, December 28, 2012
If you could open one kind of business in town, what would you do?
Assume money was no object and the only limit your imagination: what kind of business would you love to run in Watertown? It could be a store you feel would perform well in town, or a business that would provide a much-needed service. Would you love to have your own bar? A coffee shop? Maybe there's some niche in Watertown that isn't being served, or something you've seen work really well in another community. Whatever it is, share your ideas with your neighbors in our comment section below.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The East Watertown eatery will donate 5 percent of purchases to the school for the blind and visually impaired.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The following information was provided by Maximo's Takeout: Maximo’s Takeout is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of the “Perkins Panini”, in honor of local charity the Perkins School for the Blind. Owned by Phillip Zeller and his wife, Betsy, a program manager at Harvard Business School, Maximo’s Takeout opened in September 2011 and takes its name from the family’s two children, Max and Morgan. Every Monday, the restaurant donates 5 percent of the entire purchase for any customer who mentions Perkins School to benefit the school for the blind and visually impaired. The offer applies to individual or business catering orders. A restaurant family through and through, the couple met whilst working at the Cheesecake Factory in …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
On Oct. 29, 2010, the community and news site launched and it has been an exciting year. Let us know what you think about Watertown Patch!
Just over a year ago Watertown Patch went live. I'd like to thank everyone who has: Watertown Patch is constantly evolving, and Watertown residents have helped shape what you see when you visit the site. Though I lived in Watertown for several years before becoming editor of Watertown Patch, I have learned so much about the town and the people who make Watertown their home. So, now that we've been around a year, what do you like about Watertown Patch? What do you hate? What can we do better? You can always reach me in the comments section here or on any post, at Charlie.Breitrose@patch.com, on Twitter @WatertownPatch and by phone at 617-272-5575. And if you see me around Watertown say hello. I'm the one with the Patch sticker on his laptop…