Here’s a round-up of the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:
Legit Activewear apparently missed us
Legit Activewear, the retailer of stylish and stretchy clothing for women, has returned to Wellesley, this time in the Belclare condo/retail complex on Washington Street at the edge of Wellesley Square. Legit has moved into space at 588 Washington St., vacated recently by the Pucker Gallery, which had indicated going in that it might not be there long-term.
Legit began its first stint in Wellesley back in the spring of 2015 (See: “New Wellesley store Legit wants you to look your sleekest, stretchiest best”) when it was located in Wellesley Hills on the retail block that used to include Bertucci’s. Legit left its space when the lease expired and opened a store at The Street in Chestnut Hill, “with hopes of one day opening a second location in Wellesley… when the right space came along,” says owner Jen Schneiderman. She says she loves the co-tenants at the Belclare, and hopes for better foot traffic than at the previous Wellesley spot.
This time around, Legit will have some fresh local competition in Crane & Lion, which is headed for the space formerly occupied by Talbots in Wellesley Square.
Wellesley branch of Needham Bank names new management team
Nadia Mahotiere has joined the Wellesley branch of Needham Bank as Branch Manager at its 485 Washington St. location. Mahotiere holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting Management from Northeastern University.
In a related move, Derek Lee was named Assistant Branch Manager of that office. Lee, educated at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, began his banking career as a teller with Wakefield Community Bank and has since steadily risen in the banking ranks.
Food Day coming up at Babson College
Babson’s Food Sol program invites the public to see the latest and greatest entrepreneurial efforts related to food at its annual — and free — Food Day Event on Oct. 17 from 3-7pm (no registration required). See the program website for more details on when and where specific events take place, but here’s the basic schedule:
Quick Service Incubator
Crowdsourcing ideas with food entrepreneurs
3–5 p.m. in the Glavin Family Chapel
Entrepreneurs & Guest Experts
- Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods, Babson Entrepreneur in Residence
- Kris Bronner, UnReal Brands
- Bob Burke (M’87), Natural Products Consulting, Food Sol Fellow
- Nancy Cushman, o ya, Hojoko, Food Sol Fellow
- Patricia Duffy, Community Table NYC & Women You Should Fund
- Adam Melonas, Chew, Food Sol Fellow
Tastemakers TalkA conversation among those on the frontlines of food culture5–7 p.m. in the Winn Auditorium (Olin Hall)Chefs & Owners
- Jody Adams, Saloniki, Porto, Trade
- Karen Akunowicz, Myers+Chang, Fox & the Knife
- Nancy Cushman, o ya, Hojoko, Food Sol Fellow
- Tim Cushman, o ya, Hojoko,
- Carl Dooley, The Table at Season to Taste
- Louis DiBiccari, CREATE, Wink & Nod
- Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana, Sofra Bakery & Cafe
- Irene Li, Mei Mei
- Tatiana Pairot Rosana, Outlook at the Envoy
- Derek White (Babson B’2014, M’2014), BISq
Moderated by Andrew Zimmern
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By the end of September, Wellesley will have 6 high-definition robotic TV studios up and running in various buildings across town. The studios are part of a multi-year plan to provide quality video coverage of government meetings and other important events in Wellesley using minimal human resources. Wellesley Public Media developed this plan in cooperation with town officials. One person will operate all of the equipment in each studio – which includes 4 robotic high-definition cameras, multiple wireless microphones and integration of laptop presentations into the cablecasts.
The studios are located in the following locations:
*Juliani Room at Town Hall
*Great Hall at Town Hall
*Wakelin Room at the main library
*Kingsbury Room at the Police Station
*Multi-Media room at the Tolles Parsons Center
*Room 08 in the Warren Building
Wellesley Public Media executive director James Joyce expects demand for meeting coverage in Wellesley to increase once the studios are complete and is seeking people to work part-time learning to operate the robotic TV studios and assist with increased demand for coverage.
“It’s a great opportunity for someone looking to pick up some extra cash working part-time in the evening,” he says. “If you are a quick learner and enjoy multi-tasking then you will do well.”
If you are interested in a part-time position send an email to [email protected] with “Robotic Studio” in the subject line.
SPONSORED POST: The newly remodeled Papa Razzi in Wellesley will be holding interviews for Front and Back of the House staff. Come down, apply in person, and interview with one of our Managers on the spot.
WHEN: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
WHERE: 10 Washington Street – Wellesley, MA 02481 (right next door to the newly remodeled Papa Razzi)
If you are unable to come down and apply in person, you may submit your application and resume online ahead of time. Interviews will be set up on an individual basis.
We are hiring the following positions:
Bussers and Food Runners
Flexible Scheduling – Part Time and Full Time
Up to a 35% employee discount when dining in our restaurants
Training and opportunities for advancement in a growing company
Healthcare benefits available for eligible hourly employees and all salaried employees
Papa Razzi is part of Newport Restaurant Group and proud to be an EMPLOYEE -OWNED (ESOP) COMPANY. Employee ownership fosters a culture where people really care about each other and their jobs – a place where we love to work.
Wellesley Health Department (WHD) is pleased to announce that Vivian Zeng, REHS/RS has joined the WHD as an Environmental Health Specialist. Ms. Zeng brings four years of experience to the community, as well as her enthusiasm for environmental health and community based programming.
Ms. Zeng’s primary responsibilities will include: enforcing local and state regulations via inspection of restaurants and other food establishments, pools, tanning facilities, camps and housing. She will also conduct plan reviews for new developments or existing establishments undergoing renovations. Additionally, she will investigate complaints regarding foodborne illness, housing conditions and nuisance.