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Boston is the 6th Best City in the United States to Launch a Career

Posted on April 26th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

bostonAccording to, Boston is the 6th best city in the United States to start a career because of its pay potential, opportunities for career advancement, and quality of life. Boston’s higher-than-average share of 20- to 29-year-olds means new arrivals should find plenty of social opportunities. On the down side, Boston’s lackluster unemployment rate among 20- to 24-year-olds suggests some troubles for newcomers in finding  entry-level positions.

Live Racing at the Brockton Fairgrounds

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

horseAccording to a report in Blood Horse “The Massachusetts Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Carney Family, owners of the Brockton Fairgrounds, have finalized a two-year purse agreement for 30 days of live racing at the facility in 2016 and 2017.

“We have a deal,” said Chris Carney. “We don’t have any dates set yet. We have to go back to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to see how much money is approved, but we’re looking at purses of about $150,000 per day, depending upon how much we’ll have allocated from the Race Horse Development Fund.”

Live racing was last held at the Brockton Fairgrounds in  2001.

Two Boston Companies Pay Employees the Highest Base Salary in the United States

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library


According to a new report by Glassdoor, 25 Highest Paying Companies in America for 2016, Strategy& and  Boston Consulting Group pay the highest base salary, $147,000,  in the country.  In overall compensation, Strategy& ranks second  at $160,000 and Boston Consulting Group ranks eighth at  $150, 020.

Help the Folks from Flint on One Boston Day

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by adeangelis in Kirstein Business Library
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Please join Mayor Marty Walsh in celebrating our city’s strength and resiliency on #OneBostonDay by joining together and supporting the people of Flint, Michigan. On April 15th, the City will be running a donation drive for specific items Flint has indicated are most needed:

  • Pre-mixed baby formula
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitizer

You can drop these critical supplies off at your closest Boston Public Library branch (as well as, BCYF Locations, Police and Fire Stations, Boston City Hall and 1010 Mass Ave). Learn more via

2016 Boston Marathon Will Bring an Estimated $188.8 Million to Greater Boston

Posted on April 8th, 2016 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

The 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2016, and surrounding Marathon-related events including the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo and the B.A.A. 5K, will bring an estimated $188.8 million dollars in spending impact to the Greater Boston region, according to Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) President and CEO Patrick Moscaritolo.

The estimated $188.8 million dollars in spending impact will be generated from the following categories:

Total spending by more than 30,000 runners and
their guests at Marathon & Marathon related events $103.3 million

Charity fundraising by Marathon participants $28.0 million

Total spending by spectators and visitors at
Marathon & Marathon related events $30.8 million

Total sponsor and media-related spending $15.2 million

Total spending by the Boston Athletic Association $11.5 million

TOTAL $188.8 million