Business Digest for 9/6/13
Family Fall Fest in Hudson
Employment Options Inc. hosts its Family Fall Fest Sept. 14, noon to 6 p.m. at the Hudson Elks Pavilion, 99 Park St., with food, rides, a petting zoo and games. Adult admission is $10, $5 for ages 5-12. More information is available at EmploymentOptions.org.
AMAG executive to participate in conferences
Lexington-based AMAG Pharmaceuticals CEO William Heiden will participate in two upcoming investor conferences. The sessions will include a brief company presentation followed by a question and answer session, in which the company's business, strategy and growth prospects will be discussed. The sessions will take place Sept. 9, at 3:15 p.m., Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference in New York City; and Sept. 11, 2:20 p.m., September 11, at 2:20 p.m., Baird's 2013 Health Care Conference in New York City.
ConnectedVisits seeks crowdfunding
Waltham-based ConnectedVisits is launching a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo Sept. 9 for its comprehensive, advanced system to allow family members to videoconference with a loved one’s doctor. More information is available at connectedvisits.com
SeaChange names Dias CFO
Acton-based SeaChange International (Nasdaq:SEAC), a global multi-screen video software innovator, has announced the appointment of Anthony Dias to the permanent role of chief financial officer, senior vice president and treasurer. He has served as the company's interim CFO since May.
Hopedale firm dubbed ‘Future Star’
Hopedale-based UpRing has been named a Leading In Local Future Star by BIA/Kelsey, in association with the upcoming conference, Leading In Local: SMB Digital Marketing, Sept. 11-13, in Texas. The Future Stars program recognizes early stage companies that are focused on developing the next wave of local digital media and marketing solutions. The program offers qualified startups access to digital media leaders, influencers and investors through a conference participation package that includes recognition during the conference and entry into the Local Liftoff Awards competition.UpRing provides newspapers and other local media organizations with services that connect local businesses with local consumers via mobile platforms.
Anton’s sponsors ‘Coats for Kids’
Anton’s Cleaners kicks off its 19th annual Coats for Kids winter coat drive on Oct. 14. Coats for Kids is New England’s largest coat drive, with school groups making up one half of all collections - over 800,000 coats since the program began. Participating companies and organizations collect good quality, warm winter coats and then bring them to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations or one of the five Jordan’s Furniture stores. Once collected and cleaned, coats are distributed through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners network, which includes organizations such as BU Medical Center Outreach Van Project, Catholic Charities, Community Giving Tree, Massachusetts Community Action Programs, Middlesex Human Service Agency, Salvation Army, Wish Project and more. Last year’s drive collected 52,000 coats, with Anton’s donating over $10,000 in cleaning services. More information is available at antons.com.