Wellesley Business Buzz: Miele clears out; Babson names a keynoter; Wellesley Media wins an award

Here’s the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:

Miele clears out of Wellesley Square

Got to confess to be slow on this one: The high-end appliance “experience center’s” big red Miele sign has been removed, as have the ovens, dishwashers and whatever else used to be inside the store at 555 Washington St.

But there is a note on the door explaining that you can still buy Miele stuff from the company’s unnamed partners.

Hit up wellesleycenter@mieleusa.com for details on where to buy Miele products.

Hit up theswellesleyreport@gmail.com if you hear anything about what might be taking over the space…

meile wellesley space


Urban One founder Cathy Hughes to keynote Babson’s Black Affinity Network Conference

Cathy Hughes, Urban One
Photo via Urban One

Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of media outfit Urban One, will keynote Babson College’s 21st Annual Black Affinity Network Conference, which runs Feb. 22-24, 2019.

Hughes will be recognized with the Babson Black Affinity Network Pioneer Award during the conference, whose theme will be “Blacks in Entertainment.” When Hughes’ Radio One (now Urban One) went public in 1999, she became the first African-American woman to head a public company.

The Babson Black Affinity Network Conference is dedicated to strengthening the connection between Black alumni and current students, and providing networking and professional development opportunities for participants.


Wellesley history documentary wins an award

Wellesley Media Corp. Executive Director James Joyce and Wellesley World War I Memorial Grove project leader Tory DeFazio shared a second place award in the Northeast Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media’s Historic Documentary category.  The two collaborated in the production of a video, The Story of Memorial Grove.  The annual competition conducted by the Northeast Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media comprises all New England states and New York for a total of 151 access centers.

James Joyce, Tory DeFazio
James Joyce & Tory DeFazio


Tots at 10 returns to Linden Square on Nov. 13

Tots at 10 — Join the fun at Linden Square’s monthly program that gets kids thinking, moving, and creating. November 13, 10am – 11am, Studios Fitness and Dance — Mommy and Me movement.