Saint John 316 – Putting faith in fashion

August 19, 2015 bcic_admin 1

The founders of Saint John 316, married couple Keith and Renee B. Ware, want to send a faith-based message with their apparel and lifestyle fashion brand — the Christian-based theme reflects their personal beliefs — but they also are savvy enough to know that their market focus may be the key to getting their fledgling venture off the ground. …read more

NYC Pizzeria Claims They Meant ‘No Offense’ By New ‘Pic-A-Nika’ Pizza [WATCH]

August 18, 2015 bcic_admin 0

Surely you jest, might be your first thought after hearing that a New York pizzeria is surprised by the backlash they are getting from Black Folk who are highly offended by their new racist pizza.

But Pizza by Certé in Manhattan claims they are. And has apologized profusely…though they will not remove it from the menu because it’s a crowd favorite, reports Raw Story.

And we all know that money talks.

The “Pic-a-Nika” pizza is topped with “Southern fried chicken, sea-salted watermelon, arugula, goat cheese, ricotta and bleu cheese on a sunflower seed crust.”

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Helping others do good

July 20, 2015 bcic_admin 0

There are many challenges to being an entrepreneur of a startup, and fortunately there are many programs available to offer supportive services. Programs vary from events that provide opportunities to showcase new products (like MassInnovation Nights events) and the accelerator labs that are cropping up all over the city. One example is Fields Corner Business Lab, founded by Travis Lee and John Maudlin. Their lab offers affordable office space, and amenities, access to training and coaching for small businesses, as well as a number of events to encourage collaboration with other entrepreneurs using the lab. One local entrepreneur that went through the Fields Corner Business Lab, Michelle Miller Groves, answers Banner Biz’s questions about her experience. …read more

Richard Ward

July 10, 2015 bcic_admin 0

Neighborhood Health Plan last week announced it has appointed Richard Ward, a long-standing non-profit and business leader, as VP of Strategic Partnerships. Ward will manage the company’s relationships with community health centers and community-based organizations and will oversee the Partnership for Community Health, a grant program of NHP and Partners HealthCare, in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, to support innovation in patient care. …read more

Terence Blanchard

May 29, 2015 bcic_admin 0

Berklee College of Music has named world-renowned trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard as a visiting scholar in the Jazz Composition department beginning in the fall of 2015. Blanchard will also work in the Film Scoring and Brass departments, and for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. …read more

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