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Nov 02, 2011
America is the land of opportunity, where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives. Each year, an estimated 600,000 businesses are created. For some, it’s about taking a chance on a “big idea.” For others, like Michael Freeman, it’s about carrying out a vision… learn More about A Sweet Dream: The Best of Chocolates Under One Roof
Oct 31, 2011
In 1981, the mayor of Baltimore, donning a yellow and red striped Victorian-era bathing suit, hopped into the seal tank to kick off the grand opening of the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Since then, it has been the city’s premier attraction… learn More about Teaming up to save a city’s premier attraction
Nov 01, 2011
The life sciences, spanning from biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to medical devices and diagnostics, are a cornerstone of Massachusetts’ innovation economy. Representing more than 80,000 jobs in the Bay State, the industry has continued to grow despite the national recession… learn More about Investing and Empowering Biotech Innovations in Massachusetts
Bank of America Completes Agreements for Hardest Hit Fund Unemployment Programs in All 18 Eligible States and D.C.
May 24, 2011
Bank of America has completed agreements to leverage the federal government’s Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) through participation in unemployment assistance programs in all 18 eligible states and the District of Columbia, and is now operational with all of them… learn More about Bank of America Completes Agreements for Hardest Hit Fund Unemployment Programs in All 18 Eligible States and D.C.
Jan 05, 2011
The intersection of East Adams Boulevard and Central Avenue represents both the past and the future of South Los Angeles. The area, once a bustling hub of the African American community, began a gradual decline in the late 1950s. Affluent residents moved away, neighborhoods deteriorated, and jobs and businesses were lost… learn More about A Catalyst for Revitalization in South Los Angeles