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Marketing Mondays: Social Media for Businesses

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Programs

Monday, December 15th: Get Social: A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Businesses

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Instructor: Steph Parker, Activation Strategist, allen & gerritsen

Social media has evolved into a necessary element of any marketing plan. Consumers are on social networks and expect to be able to find and connect with you. In this class, you’ll learn about the role of key social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and how to start engaging consumers on these platforms.

Presented by General Assembly. Sponsored by Kirstein Business Library.

general assembly

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon


New Books at Kirstein

Posted on December 2nd, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

The new books keep on coming in,

so please check them out.

Social Insecurity – December 1st: Author Talk

Posted on November 26th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library, Programs

Monday, December 1st: Author Talk with Dr. James W. Russell, Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis

Dr. James W. Russell, author of Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis is an authority on retirement policy. He led one the first employee movements to successfully challenge the dominant trend to replace traditional pension plans with 401(k)-like plans. He argues the new retirement plans are essentially scams that mainly benefit the financial services industry through the various fees that are charged.

Presented by the Kirstein Business Library

Social Insecurity

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Salon


46.3 Million Americans Will Travel More Than 50 Miles for Thanksgiving and Pay More for Dinner

Posted on November 22nd, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

2014-Travel-Forecast-Thanksgiving-ReleaseAmerican Automobile Association Travel predicts that 46.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving weekend.  This is the highest volume  since 2007 and a 4.2 percent increase over 2013. Almost 90 percent of travelers will drive and will enjoy the lowest Thanksgiving gas prices in five years. Read more »

Income Inequality & the Wage Gap

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library

By many measures, Boston is a city on the move.  Restaurants, luxury condos and new developments are popping up across the city.  For many, life is good, but it may be surprising to learn that according to Family Assets Count, 17% of Boston households live in poverty and 46% don’t have 3 months of savings to live above the poverty level.

This fall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Vice Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Cities of Opportunity Task Force, launched the Office of Financial Empowerment to Address Poverty and Income Inequality for the city of Boston.

Local organizations such as the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Jewish Vocational Services  have partnered with the city to combat poverty and find ways to empower the financially vulnerable in our community.

See the links below to learn more about these organizations and to discover library resources, city demographic data, reading lists and reports on this important topic. Read more »