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The Boston Beer Co launches CMO search as Jon Potter prepares exit

The Boston Beer Co launches CMO search as Jon Potter prepares exit

Boston Beer has seen a small turnaround for its beer brands in its most recent quarter The Boston Beer Co is on the hunt for a new chief marketing officer. The Samuel Adams brewer said yesterday current CMO Jon Potter will leave at the end of the month to “spend more time with his family”. Potter, a gold medal winner at the 1988 Olympics with the UK field hockey team, joined Boston Beer in 2016 from Moët Hennessy USA . “After two years of weekly commuting from Western Connecticut, Jon has decided to leave Boston Beer,” Boston Beer said. […]

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Weekend agenda

Weekend agenda

Want to stay up to date with business in Massachusetts? Follow the Globe’s LinkedIn page for alerts. EARNINGS Financial reports due General Electric and State Street Corporation are expected to release earnings reports Friday for the fiscal quarter that ended in June. Saturday, July 21 Master Microsoft Excel Learn the intricacies of navigating Microsoft Excel at a workshop hosted by General Assembly. The workshop will cover topics such as advanced copy and paste options, efficient date entry, and making charts. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., General Assembly Boston, 125 Summer St., 13th floor, Boston. $250. Register online or […]

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Boston Tech Watch: Wistia, Armored Things, TowerIQ, Cignifi & More

Boston Tech Watch: Wistia, Armored Things, TowerIQ, Cignifi & More

Share Time to catch up on the latest Boston-area tech news: —Wistia, a Cambridge, MA-based video-hosting company for businesses , said it raised $17.3 million in debt funding from Accel-KKR, which Wistia used to buy out its equity investors and stock-holding employees. Read more in a company blog post , which provides an interesting behind-the-scenes look at a decision that few venture-backed startups make. —R4 Technologies, a Ridgefield, CT-based startup developing machine learning-powered business tools, said it closed a $20 million Series B funding round led by Pilot Growth Equity. —Boston-based security startup Armored Things said it raised $5.5 […]

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As older population grows, Massachusetts angles to become the Silicon Valley for ‘age-tech’

As older population grows, Massachusetts angles to become the Silicon Valley for ‘age-tech’

Anna Lisa Gotschlich, who lives with dementia, used virtual reality to take a virtual trip to Europe. Pillo, a startup in Boston’s Fort Point district, has developed a robot that sits on your grandparents’ kitchen counter, greets them in the morning, and gently reminds them to take their pills. Another early-stage local company called Eversound sells wireless headphones whose volume controls let seniors with varying levels of hearing loss exercise or watch movies together. And a third Boston startup, Rendever, has created immersive software that can transport housebound elders to the African Serengeti and the Incan citadel of Machu […]

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19-year-old suffers serious injuries in construction-site fall

19-year-old suffers serious injuries in construction-site fall

A 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries after falling from the second floor of a Canton home where he was working construction Tuesday morning, according to the town’s fire department . The accidental 15-foot fall occurred around 9:45 a.m. at 49 Beaumont St., a residential site where two homes are currently in the early stages of construction, officials said. The man, who was not publicly identified, was transferred to Boston Medical Center by ambulance. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, officials said.

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