A World Health Organization panel of experts Monday found that eating processed meat could increase the risk of colon cancer. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY PAIGE TWOMBLY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston businesses undeterred by WHO report linking red meat and cancer

In the wake of a recent World Health Organization report that linked processed or red meat to cancer, leaders of Boston’s local meat market said their consumer base isn’t as concerned about the findings as some may have predicted. “A few customers have asked us [about the report], but it’s increased interest, if anything,” said Charley Cummings, who works at […]

By Shivani Singh· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute released Friday a list of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts for the year 2015. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Globe’s top 100 women-led businesses list features BU alumni

In the 14th annual list of top businesswomen in the Commonwealth, many Terriers were included, representing Boston University’s large spectrum of undergraduate and graduate schools. Released on Friday in The Boston Globe Magazine, the list was created as a partnership between the magazine and the Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit organization that works to provide support for local female business leaders. […]

By Candice Lim· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The Boston Globe laid off nearly two dozen employees, including many copy editors, while 17 employees opted for buy-outs earlier this month. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Globe layoffs signify changes in news media landscape

The Boston Globe laid off nearly two dozen employees, including many copy editors, while 17 employees opted for buy-outs earlier this month. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF When Sarah Roberts started working as a metro correspondent for The Boston Globe in July, she overheard her higher-ups discussing recent buyouts and upcoming layoffs. More recently, Roberts and her colleagues [...]
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The Boston Undergrad Innovators met for the first time with Boston University's Entrepreneurship Club on Tuesday for the “Intro to Boston Startups & Tech for Undergrads” event. PHOTO COURTESY BOSTON UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLUB

BostonTweet and more share tips, experiences of working with startups

From blood, sweat and tears to the “best thing to ever happen,” four startup founders divulged the often-veiled hardships that come with fledgling companies, all the while boasting about the triumphs that reinforce them at Tuesday night’s “Intro to Boston Startups and Tech for Undergrads.” “Startups totally suck,” said panel member Greg Gomer, who co-founded VENTUREAPP and other startups, through […]

By Ella Torres· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The 11th annual Intercollegiate Business Convention hosted by Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business was held on Saturday at Hynes Convention Center. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Intercollegiate Business Convention encourages women to join inspiring network

College students from around the world gathered at the Hynes Convention Center Saturday to network and hone their business skills at the Intercollegiate Business Convention for women. Held by the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business organization, the all-day gathering featured speakers, workshops and networking opportunities, attracting more than 1,200 students from over 45 countries. Attendees also had a chance to attend […]

By Rebecca Zeng· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
HUBweek, a week long series of events combining art, science and technology, concluded Saturday. GRAPHIC BY ANDREA VAN GRINSVEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

First ever HUBweek provides young entrepreneurs with exposure, inspiration

According to statistics released Monday, Boston’s first HUBweek, a weeklong festival that ran from Oct. 3-10, drew more than 46,000 attendees to 106 different events that highlighted the areas the city knows and does best — art, science and technology. Organized by The Boston Globe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, the program combined leaders in […]

By Natasha Mascarenhas· · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Maria Onita Lenco, Boston University alumna, masters candidate at the Questrom School of Business and founder of Sub-It speaks during the #BeantownThrowdown Friday. PHOTO BY ALLEGRA PEELOR/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

#BeantownThrowdown puts spotlight on college entrepreneurs during HUBweek

District Hall in South Boston buzzed with innovation and entrepreneurship Friday at the third annual Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum of Cambridge #BeantownThrowdown pitch competition. Though in its third year, this year’s competition was made different through its involvement in HUBweek, a weeklong festival sponsored through a variety of Boston organizations to celebrate the city’s innovation. Katja Wald, executive […]

By Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Uniqlo Faneuil Hall advertises its Friday opening on Quincy Market. PHOTO BY MARIAM SYED/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Clothing retailer Uniqlo opens doors in Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Just in time for lightweight down jacket season, Uniqlo, a popular global Japan-based clothing retailer, opened its permanent downtown Boston location Friday in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, drawing crowds of customers to the 12,000-square-foot store. The store spans two levels and seamlessly integrates itself into the unique architecture of the building, said Abby Grimm, general manager of the store. “It’s hard […]

By Mariam Syed· · 2 comments · Features, InBusiness
The Delta Airlines General Manager of Environmental Sustainability, Steve Tochilin, speaks to attendees at the Questrom School of Business Wednesday night. PHOTO BY JAKE FRIEDLAND/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Delta Air Lines fuels business plan with sustainability in mind

“It’s a heck of a lot of jet fuel,” said Steve Tochilin, the general manager of environmental sustainability at Delta Air Lines, at a conversational presentation Wednesday about the business of keeping airlines sustainable. In the two-hour program at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, Tochilin spoke about his business team’s role in “encouraging a work-together culture of sustainability.” Tochilin […]

By Natasha Mascarenhas· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Steve Almond, host of the HUBweek event, "Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation,” speaks at Faneuil Hall Tuesday night. PHOTO BY MICHAELA JOHNSTON/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

HUBweek event showcases personal element of innovation

For two hours Tuesday night, Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall was transformed into a space of storytelling and new ideas. Rows of wooden chairs filled up as journalists, authors and radio show hosts discussed a moment in their lives that left an impact on Boston and beyond. The event, titled “Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation,” attracted nearly 300 […]

By Michaela Johnston· · 5 comments · Features, InBusiness