Business Digest for 7/18/13
MutualOne awards $5K for cancer support group
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has granted $5,000 to Open Spirit: A Place of Hope, Health & Harmony, a multi-faith, non-sectarian center under the auspices of the Edwards Church in Framingham, to help establish a free biweekly psychosocial cancer support group. The new group, which will complement Open Spirit programs currently underway, is designed to help Framingham and Natick area residents living with cancer – especially the socio-economically disadvantaged – reduce distress and increase coping skills. The Open Spirit grant was among awards totaling $63,385 made by the foundation in its most recent round of funding. The foundation is a continuation of the Framingham Co-operative Bank Charitable Foundation following the 2012 merger of Framingham Co-operative Bank and Natick Federal Savings Bank.
LaCroix named executive director at Cornerstone
Jennifer LaCroix of Holden has been named the executive director of Cornerstone at Milford. Recipient of the National Assisted Living Federation of America's Circle of Leadership Award in 2012, LaCroix brings to Cornerstone more than 12 years of management and leadership experience in assisted living, memory care and hospitality. She has extensive experience in business operations, staff training, strategic planning, community relations, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Senior Living Residences, which operates Cornerstone at Milford, LaCroix served as executive director of Tatnuck Park at Worcester. She is a member of the Milford area and Worcester chambers of commerce. Her professional affiliations include membership in the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association. Cornerstone at Milford, an assisted living facility slated to open this winter at 11 Birch St, has now opened its model apartments for public touring. Drop-in viewings are available Monday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. or anytime by appointment. For more information, visit CornerstoneMilford.com.
Milford's Prime Numbers announces new focus
Prime Numbers Technology (PNT), a Milford-based independent provider of data analytics technology, has announced a rebranding strategy and new product focus. "In the past, Prime Numbers Technology has been synonymous with one product, Travel GPA," said PNT Director of Business Development and Product Marketing Sean Bloomer. "Going forward, our customers and the market will know Prime Numbers Technology for not only leadership in benchmarking, but also the evolutionary development of a robust portfolio of essential data solutions including analytics, benchmarking and various new streams of intelligence. This new direction is exciting for both our customers, as well as our in-house development team." PNT Chief Technology Officer Jason Gabor said the company has completely overhauled the Travel GPA product and is rebranding it as Prime Analytics. In addition, the updated version of PNT's industry data product known as iStats will be rebranded as Prime Statistics. Product roll out has been started and all existing PNT clients will be transitioned to Prime Analytics within this quarter. Development is also underway for additional products that will aid companies in such arenas as supplier contract negotiations and other key elements driving cost containment and spend optimization, which are the primary goals of all PNT products and services, the company stated in a press release. For more information, visit primenumberstechnology.com.