The Current retail incubator expands WS Development’s partnership with Black Owned Bos. Market with a new line-up of stores for Black Owned Business Month during August.
From new VPs to fresh project managers, see who’s been hired, promoted and honored: it’s The Personnel File.
The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts has named Nicole Obi its new president and CEO.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has named Segun Idowu, a leading voice for equity in Boston’s business community, to be her administration’s top economic development official.
A coalition of organizations led by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts is challenging the state’s institutions, including banks, to commit to take specific steps to achieve racial equality.
In the wake of nation-wide protests and, in some cases, clashes with police and looting, local and national figures in the real estate and banking industries have largely condemned the violence alongside the killing of a Black Minneapolis man while in police custody.
Community organizations see opportunities for banks and credit unions to make efforts to help minority-owned businesses, many of them in the same communities most affected by the public health crisis.
Boston-based Berkshire Bank has taken steps to assist both retail and small business customers facing financial hardship due to the economic impact of the coronavirus.