EMARC opens new center in Wakefield

EMARC opens new center in Wakefield

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Nonprofit EMARC leases 28,550 square foot Audubon Road building with Cummings Properties WOBURN (September 22, 2017) – EMARC, a nonprofit organization that works to support, serve, and advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families, is opening a new facility at 30 and 60 Audubon Road in Wakefield. The new site, expected to open in early October, will consolidate EMARC’s main office in Wakefield and its Life Choices and Employment Services center in Reading. The organization was incorporated in 1957 with the mission to ensure that people with developmental disabilities are valued, respected and empowered to engage as productive citizens in their communities. EMARC offers day services, adult residential services, employment training, and support programs to more than 1,000 local families annually. The nonprofit’s new 28,550-square-foot location is operated…
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Pet-oriented businesses continue to grow at Cummings Center

Pet-oriented businesses continue to grow at Cummings Center

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Cummings Center welcomes another animal and pet-oriented business to campus this October.  Beverly Animal Natural Health Center is a treatment center that focuses on holistic remedies and overall wellness treatments for its four-legged patients.  Founded in 1998, Dr. Nancy Crowley’s practice will bring more than 30 years of experience to a new center located at 950 Cummings Center, Suite 99-X. Dr. Crowley is a native of Boston and is a 1992 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is now known as Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The location is just a few steps away from long-time Cummings Center client firm, Four Leggers.  Four Leggers Doggie Daycare, also located at 950 Cummings Center, offers an array of services at Suite 108-Y, including doggie daycare in its…
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Cummings Center marks 20th anniversary of Wall Street Journal feature

Cummings Center marks 20th anniversary of Wall Street Journal feature

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BEVERLY, MA, October 2, 2017 — This autumn marks a milestone for Cummings Center, the 2 million-square-foot Beverly campus built on the site of the former United Shoe Machinery Corporation (USMC) complex. Twenty years ago, on October 2, 1997, the renovated Center was the subject of a Wall Street Journal feature story by Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, and was hailed as "the single most important and generally unrecognized concrete landmark in this country." “The Shoe,” as it was called by the generations of employees who worked there from 1899 to 1976, was once the largest concrete structure in the world. In its heyday, it employed a workforce of 5,000 and produced the machinery used to make shoes all over the world. Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties…
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Supporting early-stage biotech and clean-tech company growth

Supporting early-stage biotech and clean-tech company growth

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Nonprofit technology incubator North Shore Innoventures has rerooted itself at Cummings Center, where for eight years it has been helping early-stage biotech and clean-tech companies increase their probability of success. Since its founding in 2009, NSIV has raised more than $181 million in grants and equity and created 270 jobs. It was previously scattered across six lab and office suites, which made collaboration difficult. This past summer, NSIV relocated to a consolidated built-to-suit space at 100 Cummings Center, allowing NSIV to focus solely on its business, host tours, and provide viable resources at one location. Cummings Properties’ expansion guarantee has allowed NSIV to thrive without having to move to a different campus. The 12,000-square-foot buildout completed by Cummings Properties’ in-house construction team, includes a combination of office and meeting spaces. NSIV’s…
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Beverly, Massachusetts ranks among top 100 places to live

Beverly, Massachusetts ranks among top 100 places to live

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Interested in learning about Beverly before you make the move? With more than 45 years in the suburban Boston commercial real estate industry, Cummings Properties has acquired its fair share of information from residents, business owners, and tourists alike and would be delighted to help you make an informed decision. Ranked as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” by Livability.com, Beverly, Massachusetts is a historic seaside community located 22 miles north of Boston that offers many reasons to call this small city “home.” In addition to a thriving commercial presence that contributes to a healthy and stable tax base, the city boasts a flourishing restaurant scene, several private colleges and secondary schools, critically acclaimed performing arts venues, galleries, shopping plazas, and countless recreational options, including beaches, marinas, parks, golf…
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Cummings Foundation doubles its grant giving with  new Sustaining Grants program

Cummings Foundation doubles its grant giving with new Sustaining Grants program

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WOBURN, August 15, 2017 – Woburn-based Cummings Foundation has created a new annual grants program that will effectively double the Foundation’s local grant giving from $100 million to $200 million over the next 10 years. The program – called Sustaining Grants – will award an additional $10 million in funding annually among about 30 local nonprofit organizations. Funds will be disbursed over 10 years in installments of between $20,000 and $50,000 per year. This program builds upon Cummings Foundation’s existing $100K for 100 program. First offered in 2012, $100K for 100 annually awards multi-year grants of $100,000 each to 100 nonprofits that are based in and serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Together, the two grant programs will now enable Cummings Foundation to award $20 million each year in support…
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Express Yourself makes an artistic impact on the Cummings Center community

Express Yourself makes an artistic impact on the Cummings Center community

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Cummings Center client firm Express Yourself is a non-profit arts immersion organization that challenges myths surrounding at risk young people, allowing these individuals to explore the visual and performing arts as a path toward a healthy sense of identity and feeling valued for their creativity. Since joining the Cummings Center community in 2014, the organization has made a tremendous mark on the visual and cultural vibe of the campus, greatly enriching the Live.Work.Play feel of the North Shore’s premier business center!  Visitors will notice numerous Express Yourself art exhibits displayed throughout the common hallways of many Cummings Center buildings, as well as outdoor areas.  The energy, color and boldness featured in the art of these talented young artists are unmistakable and speak to the self-expression pouring out of the Cummings…
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Cummings named top charitable contributor in Massachusetts

Cummings named top charitable contributor in Massachusetts

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BOSTON, September 8, 2017 – For the second year in a row, the Cummings organization was named the Commonwealth’s number one Top Charitable Contributor at Boston Business Journal’s 12th Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on September 7 in Boston.   With combined charitable giving exceeding $21 million, Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties and its affiliate Cummings Foundation topped the list of the region’s 85 largest corporate contributors to Massachusetts-based charities in 2016. Granite Telecommunications and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group landed the second and third spots, respectively. “The commitment to community and supporting those in need is evident in the sheer number of companies and the level of giving,” said Boston Business Journal publisher and market president Carolyn Jones. “This award simply wouldn’t be possible without the more than 2,000 leasing…
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