Boston’s Most Inspiring Stories

As a child I always told my mother that I wanted to be a “business man” not fully understanding what that meant other than wearing nice suits (to kindergarten) and taking the train into Boston.

I gained interest in business and non-profits at a young age, starting my first business at the age of 15. Since then I have bought, sold, and founded 6 companies and non-profit organizations. The Old Bike Shop, Front & Center Theatre, and Launch Cooperative are some of my entrepreneurial ventures….Read More

September 11, 2017, BostonVoyager Magazine

SalemNewsJumping In Young

Ricky Brandano of Peabody was talking to his father one day last year about how much he really wanted to open his own store.

“He said, ‘OK, do it,'” the 20-year-old Brandano said. He paused, smiled and then added, “I don’t know if he actually expected me to.”

In November, Brandano opened LGNDS, a skate, BMX bike and apparel shop at Pickering Wharf in Salem. With that bold step, he joined a select group of young entrepreneurs on the North Shore who have surprised more than a few people.Read More Paul Leighton

January 5, 2011, Salem News

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SALEM — Two years ago, Andrew Turner had no specific plans to become an entrepreneur. He liked his job in business development at Aerial Spectrum in Burlington and figured he would be there a while.

But the entrepreneurial fire kindled quickly when Turner, 31, was laid off in June 2011, and he decided to create his own job. Now, as a Billerica agent for car buyers, he is among the region’s expanding ranks of young adults who have left the 9-to-5 commuter life and embraced the adventure of running their own companies….Read More

G. Jeffrey MacDonald

February 3, 2013, The Boston Globe

Chamber Honors Business Community

BEVERLY — Business leaders, city and state officials, and student representatives of Beverly High School’s DECA program were among the more than 250 in attendance for the Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s Beverly Business Awards dinner on Thursday.

The second annual event, held at the Danversport Yacht Club, honored winners in seven award categories.

Winners included Medley Long III of MedleySites, Young Entrepreneur of the Year….Read More

March 5, 2013, Salem News