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Kirstein Business Library

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Welcome to the Kirstein Business Library

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library

The Kirstein Business Library offers career and job hunting information, entrepreneurial resources, assistance to investors, and maintains a variety of business directories and industry statistics. For more information about the programs and resources at Kirstein:


Thanksgiving Dinner for 10 Cost Up Slightly from 2014

Posted on November 19th, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

thanksgivingThe American Farm Bureau Federation’s 30th annual price survey of classic items  served for Thanksgiving Day indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $50.11, a 70-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.41.

The big ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – cost $23.04 this year. That’s about $1.44 per pound, an increase of less than 9 cents per pound, or a total of $1.39 per whole turkey, compared to 2014.

The staff of the Kirstein Business Library wishes you a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

First Research Industry Overviews

Posted on November 7th, 2015 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources

Did you know?

  • The US cattle ranching industry includes about 915,000 operators with combined annual revenue of about $81 billion.
  • Global exports of seafood products total about $130 billion per year
  • There are about 6 million commercially operated ski areas in 80 countries
  • US apparel manufacturing industry includes about 6,500 establishments with combined annual revenue of about $12 billion


You can find these industry facts and more with First Research.  This remote access electronic resource offers:

  • Nearly 500 industry profiles
  • Quarterly industry alerts
  • State Profiles – monitor monthly employment, business and real estate trends

Try it out today!


Upcoming Programs at Kirstein Businesss Library

Posted on November 5th, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

We have quite a few exciting programs coming up in the next few weeks.


Please attend and enjoy.



Mergent Intellect Now Available to Massachusetts Residents Remotely

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

mergentKirstein Business Library is happy to announce the availability statewide of Mergent Intellect to people with Metro Boston Library Network cards or e-cards.  Mergent Intellect contains  243 million company records worldwide, bot active and inactive, access to over 70 million U.S. companies, global executives listed with job titles and biography, an easy user interface, and the ability to download up to 2,000 companies at one time in various formats. Please try it out!

Mayor Walsh Unveils StartHub

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

starthubOn Tuesday, October 27, Mayor Martin J. Walsh unveiled StartHub, a website designed to be a guide to the startup community, events, and job in Boston.  is a comprehensive, centralized online platform designed to connect, support, and grow Greater Boston’s world-class technology and early-stage community. Developed in a public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Venture Café, Gust, IBM, and a wide number of partners from Boston’s startup community, StartHub will serve as Greater Boston’s homepage for the startup ecosystem.