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With two top hires, BJ’s looks to catch up on the digital front

BJ’S Wholesale Club isn’t exactly known for its e-commerce. But Chris Baldwin is hoping to change that.

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David Bergers switches sides, from SEC to public companies

Bergers is best known here for running the SEC’s Boston office from 2006 through 2013.

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Stata slowing down? Hardly

At 82, Analog Devices cofounder Ray Stata recently jetted to San Francisco to accept a prestigious award on Analog’s behalf from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,

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Made-in-Mass. shades shine on ‘Baywatch’

Some things just don’t go out of style, like a great pair of sunglasses.

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This bear’s bullish on life

When Boston IVF decided to hold its second “fertility soiree” for the gay, lesbian, and transgender community, the clinic wanted to keep the event casual. What better way than hiring a man dressed in a bear suit who plays dance tunes on a keyboard slung around his neck?


First female four-star general shows the way on leadership

As the country’s first female four-star general, Ann Dunwoody ran the Army’s global supply chain.


GE Foundation’s head zeroes in on the opioid crisis

Ann Klee is adding the role of running the GE Foundation to her corporate responsibilities.

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Boston Landing’s secret weapon

New Balance chairman Jim Davis had the vision to redevelop the 15 acres he acquired several years ago in this section of Brighton overlooking the Mass. Pike. But it’s Keith Craig’s job to turn that vision into a reality.

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Cumberland Farms brews a new ad campaign

Move over, David Hasselhoff. Cumberland Farms has a new celebrity pitching its coffee.

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Sox president Sam Kennedy’s diversity play

Sam Kennedy knows firsthand that the city’s business leaders need to do their part to fight racism and encourage diversity.

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Another Dell-EMC marriage: This time, of corporate investment arms

Dell Technologies, the new parent company of Hopkinton data-storage stalwart EMC, says it’s ready to write some checks.

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GE’s new headquarters: more innovation than HQ

GE executives brainstormed new ways to describe GE’s future campus, a $200 million project on the edge of the Fort Point Channel. The end result: GE Innovation Point.

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Aly Raisman teams up with T-shirt company to remind us Life is Good

Life is Good hopes that Aly Raisman’s gold-medal glory can rub off on the Boston apparel company.

Appeals judge David Barron


Here’s how the legal saga over an Oxford comma unfolded

Boston federal appeals judge David Barron has grammarians, English teachers, and copy editors everywhere still buzzing.

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MassChallenge goes (even more) global

The nonprofit startup accelerator is shifting into a higher gear as it prepares for a national expansion, with a goal of having 12 hubs by the end of 2020.


Racepoint’s Weber passes the baton

Larry Weber has handed the CEO’s title at Racepoint Global to his longtime lieutenant, Peter Prodromou, but will stay on board at the public relations firm as chairman.


Somalia school’s story is more relevant than ever

“It Takes a School” details former finance professional Jonathan Starr’s experience launching a high school in Somalia


Two Boston nonprofits combine forces

The Social Innovation Forum and Next Mile Project will merge.

New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft (left) with his father Robert Kraft.


Jonathan Kraft is streaming to the future

The Patriots’ president thinks football fans will watch games differently within a few years.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh delivers a speech on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Are you a literary urbanist? Mayor Walsh has a reading list for you

A reading list from the mayor as City Hall looks to imagine life in Boston in 2030.

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BRA spokesman leaving City Hall for Coca-Cola

BRA spokesman Nick Martin is leaving City Hall to run public affairs for Coca-Cola in New England.

Ari Haseotes.


A fresh start at Cumberland Farms

CEO Ari Haseotes says recent moves bring Cumby’s more in line with how it was run by his grandparents.


EnerNOC aims to get executives thinking about energy prices

Tim Healy has long tried to convince potential clients that energy decisions should be a priority of C-level executives, not just lower-level managers.

Martha Samuelson.


Martha Samuelson takes on new challenge at Boston Medical Center

Samuelson has been elected chairman of the hospital’s board.

Mark Bittman.


Why did Mark Bittman leave Purple Carrot?

Bittman didn’t mince words when he was asked about his split with the Needham-based vegan meal kit service.

Larry Gulko.


Executive keys to TV stardom

If Legal Sea Foods CEO Roger Berkowitz ends up with a side career in TV, he has Larry Gulko to thank.

Bill Vernon

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Local NFIB director latest business group leader to retire

Bill Vernon, the Massachusetts director for the National Federation of Independent Business, plans to leave by next April.

Hi neighbor! ’Gansett’s back in Rhode Island

For the first time in 33 years, Narragansett Brewing will be making beer in the Ocean State.

Dusty Rhodes


Dusty Rhodes takes on HarborFest

She helped rescue First Night this past winter. Now Dusty Rhodes hoping to do the same with Harborfest this summer.

Jim O’Leary.


Railroad executive lost out in Mass., but wins in Md.

Jim O’Leary, who lost his bid to keep running the MBTA’s commuter rail, will help build a 16-mile line near Washington.

Developer Robert Beal of Boston will be retiring from his role as president.


Robert Beal, president of Related Beal, to retire

In nearly four decades at the company, Beal and his brother launched many high-profile projects.

Roger Berkowitz, chief executive of Legal Sea Foods


Roger Berkowitz: All politics is Legal Sea Foods

We’ve got plenty of choices this Super Tuesday: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio. . . . Roger Berkowitz?

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Vertex founder’s name preserved in brick

Joshua Bogeris best known for launching one of the Boston area’s biggest biotechs, Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island.


R.I. still hopes to reap benefits from GE relocation process

The fact that Providence was competitive with Boston could help the state’s governor when she tries to persuade other companies to come.


Banking’s very small universe

Some may have been surprised by the announcement earlier this week that Eastern Bank Corp. had scooped up Quincy Miller from Citizens Financial Group.

Michael Chamberlain

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For Bank of America, a new liaison

Miceal Chamberlainofficially became the bank’s Massachusetts market president on Jan. 1.

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WAAF’s Hill — not all talk

The Hill-Man is amassing a hospitality empire, including soon-to-open soon-to-open Flank, a utensils-optional restaurant.


WAAF’S Greg Hill — not all talk

The Hill-Man is amassing a hospitality empire, including soon-to-open soon-to-open Flank, a utensils-optional restaurant.

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Velcro: Not your father’s fastener

We’ve all used the hook-and-loop fastener system on clothes or shoes, but Velcro chief executive Fraser Cameron sees a wider world of opportunity ahead.

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Boston-based investment bank is being sold to Spanish firm

C.W. Downer just agreed to be acquired by a rival, Madrid-based N+1 Group, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at nearly $30 million.

Rick Lord, longtime chief executive of AIM.

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A night of surprises for AIM

The centennial celebration of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts certainly delivered on Monday.

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DraftKings CEO admits controversy has taken toll

Jason Robbins is run down, and who can blame him?

John Pepper.

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Pepper back in the CEO chair at Boloco

John Pepper, cofounder of the Boston burrito empire Boloco, left the company abruptly in 2013.

John and Bert Jacobs.

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‘Life is Good’ celebrates by going on the road

John and Bert Jacobs famously got their start selling T-shirts on the road so to celebrate the retailer’s 20th anniversary, they are getting back in the van.

Hynes sees windfall from Seaport Square sale

The veteran developer plans to keep a hand in the neighborhood. He’ll relocate his office there next year and eventually plans to move in himself

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A hard-to-beat Celtics record

For the past two seasons, the Celtics led the league in the number of community events featuring a current player.

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Baker’s holidays looking merry

Dancing Deer Baking Co. picked up a few more national accounts — big names like Target, Safeway, and Publix.

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Davio’s owner celebrates three decades

Not many young people achieve their childhood dream by the time they’re 24, and not many restaurateurs can keep their establishments in business over three decades.

Karen Fish-Will

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Housing for homeless veterans

Peabody Properties started modestly in the veterans housing business, but now have two additional projects underway.

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Fish sisters carve their own real estate niche

Peabody Properties, which has about 10,500 apartment units under management, is embarking on a new chapter, as a developer and manager of housing for veterans.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.