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A Credit Union for Farmers

A Credit Union for Farmers

Scott Budde previously worked in the investment management arm of TIAA and would go on to create the first division of the bank focused on social and impact investing strategies. Now he’s part of a group of stakehold­ers launching the first ever credit union in the country to lend exclusively to farmers and food entrepreneurs.

Developing New Neighborhoods and Careers In CRE

Developing New Neighborhoods and Careers In CRE

After turning Boston’s Fenway neighborhood into a new market for class A office space and luxury condominiums, Samuels & Assoc. is looking at other development frontiers in Boston. Leslie Cohen, the firm’s chief operating officer, led the 30-story Pierce Boston project that opened last winter overlooking Audubon Circle.

Preparing for a Breach

Preparing for a Breach

Konrad Martin is the CEO of the IT and cybersecurity firm Tech Advisors, which has offices in Medfield and Boston. The company provides businesses of all sizes with a range of services including network security, converting information to the cloud and disaster recovery.

No Slowing Down

No Slowing Down

When he was in college three decades ago, Dave Dirubbo dreamed of building the small construction company he started with his brother Anthony into a thriving business. But after he was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma, those dreams were put on hold.

A Walkable New Gateway to Watertown

A Walkable New Gateway to Watertown

When Laura Portney graduated from Clemson University, she faced a pivotal decision: pursue her master’s degree at Boston Architectural College, or enter the workforce full-time at architects Prellwitz Chilinski Assoc., Portney chose to do both.

Deciphering the Marijuana Industry

Deciphering the Marijuana Industry

As a partner and chairman of the cannabis practice at the Boston-based law firm Foley Hoag, Kevin Conroy represents cannabis-related operators and investors in all aspects of their business including corporate formation and transactions, not-for-profit regulation, employment matters, trademark matters, banking and finance issues, coordination with federal regulations, legislative issues, business and regulatory disputes and real estate transactions.