Business Digest for 7/31/13
Health eVillages expands partnerships
Health eVillages this week announced the expansion of two partnerships designed to help deliver critical mobile health care technology to underserved populations in the United States and throughout the Pacific Ocean. Health eVillages, a program founded by Marlborough-based Physicians Interactive (PI) in partnership with the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights (RFK Center), provides iPod, iPad and other handheld devices equipped with specialized references and clinical decision support tools to improve primary and preventive health care in underserved areas around the world. Health eVillages is expanding its partnerships with the RFK Center in Louisiana and Project HOPE in support of its Pacific Partnership 2013 program. Health eVillages mHealth technology will support the new Robert F. Kennedy Lafitte Medical Clinic, which held its grand opening this week in Jean Lafitte, La. In addition, Health eVillages recently deployed mHealth tools and resources to Project HOPE's Pacific Partnership 2013 on the USS Pearl Harbor. Health care providers from Project HOPE and the Navy will then use the technology as they visit the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands to provide badly needed medical care to populations that may have never before had access to a health exam, according to a PI press release. For more information, visit healthevillages.org.
Report: 126 million women entrepreneurs active worldwide
More than 126 million women entrepreneurs were starting or running new businesses in 67 economies in 2012, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2012 Women’s Report, the most comprehensive research ever conducted about the entrepreneurial activity of women across the globe, according to Babson College in Wellesley. This research is sponsored by Babson, Universidad Del Desarrollo and the University Tun Abdul Razak. An estimated 48 million female entrepreneurs and 64 million female established business owners currently employ one or more people in their businesses, the report states. Seven million female entrepreneurs and five million established business owners are expected to grow their ventures by at least six employees in five years. For more information, visit gemconsortium.org/docs/2822/global-entrepreneurship-monitor-2012-womens-report.
Liquor store owner inducted into Scotch whisky society
Ryan Maloney, owner of Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, has been inducted into the Keepers of the Quaich, an elite society created for the purpose of promoting the heritage and quality of Scotch whisky on an international level. All members have a track record of dedication to promoting Scotch whisky. The Keepers of the Quaich was named for the traditional two-handled Scottish drinking vessel—the quaich—known for its communal significance. Past members include Ronald Reagan and Prince Charles. Only 2,300 members exist throughout the world. The Keepers also focus on raising money for charitable funds. A Sutton resident, Maloney recently visited Blair Castle in Scotland, where the society meets twice per year to induct new members and discuss the whiskey business.