The BLDC celebrates National Small Business Week 2022

Kathleen Kelly, Webster Bank Senior Vice-President and most recent addition to the BLDC Board of Trustees, has received the Small Business Association Financial Services Champion of the Year award; BLDC business borrower She is Sofie James is a testament to the resiliency of Boston’s small business community.

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Unlocking Business Opportunities with the BPDA virtual event returns on May 19

On May 19, 2022, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the BLDC are hosting an Unlocking Business and Job Opportunities with the BPDA event, and you are invited!

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View the ‘Legal Basics of Running Your Business’ webinar recording and presentation

In case you missed the webinar on March 30 or would like to review the materials, you can view a copy of the presentation and a recording, and fill out a brief survey.

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Register now for the ‘Legal Basics of Running Your Business’ virtual event

Are you a new business owner or looking to start a business in the near future? A clear understanding of the legal and financing issues you face is key to your future success.

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BLDC Board Member Marvin Gilmore featured in WCVB-TV segment

As we recognize and celebrate Black History Month, we meet Marvin Gilmore – the grandson of a woman born into slavery and a man with a legacy of battling discrimination and building jobs.

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Register now for ‘Unlocking Business Opportunities with the BPDA’ virtual event

On February 11, the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts ​​(BECMA) will partner with the Boston Planning & Development Agency​​ (BPDA) and the BLDC to co-host a virtual event that will introduce Boston-based businesses, architects, engineers, planners, IT professionals, property managers, and general contractors to various opportunities.

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Gingko Bioworks featured in Boston Globe life sciences industry spotlight

Life sciences is poised to be Boston’s dominant industry. Has the area become the Silicon Valley of biotech?

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BIDFA welcomes Alisa R. Drayton to Board of Directors

BIDFA today announced the appointment of Alisa R. Drayton, JD, MBA, MS, to its Board of Directors. Drayton is a financial services professional with a dynamic background that includes Capital Markets compliance and risk management, middle-market leveraged finance, municipal procurement, and community economic development.

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BIDFA announces Mayra Negrón-Roche as new Board Member

BIDFA today announced the appointment of Mayra I. Negrón-Roche, Chief Operating Officer of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) to its Board of Directors. BIDFA promotes economic growth and employment in the City of Boston by issuing bonds that finance the capital needs of Boston’s businesses and institutions.

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Gisella Soriano honored by Amplify Latinx as a Latina Leader

Gisella Soriano, who serves as a Credit Analyst for the Boston Planning & Development Agency and supports both the Boston Local Development Corporation and Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority has been named a 2021 Latina Leader by Amplify Latinx as part of their Women’s History Month celebration.

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