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Commercial Buildings of Boston – Past and Present

Posted on December 11th, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library
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Did you know our Boston Pictorial Archive holds photographs, prints, and drawings documenting Boston-area commercial buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries? The bulk of the material covers the years between 1855 and 1970 and offers views of banks, coffeehouses, stores and markets, taverns, and more.

For a look at buildings from today, two websites worth checking out:

redcheckEmporis
Detailed information on Boston buildings, the world’s 200 tallest buildings, and the USA’s top 20 buildings.

redcheckSkyscraperPage
Detailed information on Boston buildings, features skyscraper diagram illustrations, timeline chronologies, and a buildings database.

Both resources offer profiles on each building’s architectural style, architect, façade material, height, floors, and construction dates.

 

‘Tis the season for donation giving

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources
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It’s that time of year again. Many organizations are vying for donations from consumers using ads and street teams. But there are so many charities and nonprofits, how do you know they aren’t a scam? Here are some resources you can check out to make sure you are donating smartly.

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A virtual piggy bank for your kids

Posted on December 5th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources
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There are plenty of products out there that can help with reaching your goals. But what about for kids and teens?

Introducing Oink.

Oink aims to teach kids and teens how to spend wisely and save money all within a safe environment. Founded in 2008 as Virtual Piggy, the company recently re-branded itself as Oink and rolled a new suite of products to expand services and attract teens along with their parents.

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Women in Leadership

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Kirstein Business Library, New Books, Programs
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Hey Ladies (Gents too)!

Looking to learn a little more about gender in the workplace? We’ve got you covered.  This months’ book display is Women in Leadership. Titles in this display range from analysis of the current global corporate structure to guides on how to break the glass ceiling.  Stop by and check them out.

Vicki Donlan

If you are looking for an opportunity to network, swing by our author talk on December 10 at 6pm.  Vicki Donlan author of Her Turn: Why It’s Time for Women To Lead in America will be speaking about the challenges and emerging roles for female leaders in a variety of fields.

Lastly, if you’re just looking to get ahead at work, we have other events coming up that can help anyone get an edge.

We hope to see you soon!

Cheers!

Check out The Haymarket Project!

Posted on November 26th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources
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Courtesy of The Haymarket Project

Courtesy of The Haymarket Project

For many of us, the trip to Haymarket is part of our Friday or Saturday routines. As we browse the stands for ingredients, we are likely to see familiar faces–of vendors and of other customers. Even though Haymarket is a staple for many in Boston, some may not know the history.

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