enEvolv chooses Medford for expanded laboratory

enEvolv chooses Medford for expanded laboratory

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enEvolv, a biotechnology firm, will open a new and larger laboratory and research office in Medford later this month. The 10,000-square-foot space is located at 200 Boston Avenue, a commercial building operated by Cummings Properties. It will replace enEvolv’s former facility on Boston’s Morrissey Boulevard. enEvolv works with pharmaceutical, nutrition, energy, and specialty chemical companies to engineer microbes and produce bio-based chemicals. The company’s strain engineering platform combines biotechnology with automation to identify the changes in genomes that produce specific results, such as preventing genetically modified organisms from escaping and thriving in the wild. Its co-founder, renowned geneticist George Church, has appeared in media outlets from The Washington Post to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”   “Boston Avenue is a great location for biotech firms because it’s close to…
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Urban Design Goes Suburban

Urban Design Goes Suburban

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If you think you need to be in the heart of Boston or Cambridge to lease office space with the chic and modern vibe of an urban center, think again. The new Innovative Suite at Cummings Center in Beverly harkens back to the industrial boom of the early 20th century while incorporating contemporary office design elements similar to those that draw pioneering firms to Kendall Square and the Seaport District. Once the largest concrete structure in the world and home to United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Cummings Center is now a hub of commercial real estate opportunities. It’s home to hundreds of businesses and a suite of restaurants and other amenities, yet it hasn’t strayed from its origins as a place of innovation. Today, this award-winning North Shore business campus provides…
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Veteran-owned Shellback Industries opens location in Woburn

Veteran-owned Shellback Industries opens location in Woburn

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WOBURN, Mass. (November 3, 2017) – Shellback Industries – a construction and project management company – has leased an office in Woburn’s West Cummings Park with Cummings Properties. The company specializes in demolition, land grading, excavation, and site clearing, and offers energy upgrade services through LED replacement and ultra-clean options for heat and power. Shellback Industries is certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). In these businesses, the management and daily operations are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans. The government program requires that at least 3 percent of all federal contracts and subcontracts be awarded to SDVOSB-certified businesses. John Morley, president of Shellback, is a decorated combat veteran. He served more than 11 years as a diver and explosive ordnance disposal expert with the U.S. Navy. Morley founded Shellback…
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Cummings Center recognizes veteran clients

Cummings Center recognizes veteran clients

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Veterans Day, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending World War I, is a time for remembrance and showing gratitude to all who have served our country.  Cummings Center in Beverly, the largest corporate campus on the North Shore of Boston, is home to numerous veteran-owned client firms, such as CrossFit Five Plus. Co-owner and head coach Chris Welch is US Navy veteran who is focused on helping others achieve personal health and wellness. While in the Navy, Chris was always challenged to approach and overcome obstacles that appeared insurmountable at first.  Knowing first-hand the satisfaction of conquering mental obstacles, Chris thrives on helping athletes break through a mental barrier and on seeing the excitement on their faces the first time they achieve something they didn’t believe they…
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Greener commuting options to work

Greener commuting options to work

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Cummings Center, Beverly is a bustling “city within a city” that welcomes 4,000 to 5,000 visitors daily.  Although business owners, employees, and visitors often arrive by car, a growing number choose to commute via “greener” modes of transportation.  North Shore Transportation Management Association (NSTMA), located at Cummings Center, promotes the importance of transportation options that support environmental and sustainability goals and business and municipal economic development objectives.  Its focus is on improving commuting options and reducing traffic congestion in an effort to save commuters money and improve air quality. Bicycling According to the advocacy group People for Bikes, more people are riding bikes every year, and many are adopting a healthy, green lifestyle by commuting to work by bike. The MBTA allows its passengers to travel with bicycles on MBTA buses…
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Reasons to choose a small office alternative

Reasons to choose a small office alternative

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According to Inc Magazine, there are more than 20 million single-person small businesses in the United States. In many cases, these are individuals looking to get a new enterprise off to a fast and low-risk start. Cummings Executive Suites can help. Small businesses enjoy the benefits and value of executive suites Meant for solo practitioners or small businesses, executive suites are shared offices with services offered by a larger management firm. The amenities offered by Cummings include fully furnished office space, all utilities, wired and wireless internet, office managers, mail delivery, building maintenance, custodial services, and a reception area.   For a modest additional cost, business owners can also take advantage of call answering and forwarding services, use of an all-purpose printer, and fully furnished meeting room space. Our attentive in-house…
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Agrivida chooses Woburn for expanded laboratory

Agrivida chooses Woburn for expanded laboratory

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WOBURN, Mass. (October 20, 2017) – Agrivida, an agritech company focused on animal nutrition, has leased 20,000 square feet at Cummings Properties’ 78 Olympia Avenue location in Woburn. In addition to a laboratory and offices, the site features a series of “grow rooms” that allow scientists to grow corn year-round. The company was founded in 2003 by scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its research and technology platforms focus on the nutritional makeup of grains used to feed farm animals. The new space, which it moved to earlier this month, consolidates the firm’s office in Medford as well as an agricultural research facility in Woburn. Both of Agrivida’s previous locations were leased with Cummings. “Agrivida was in search of a single facility where it could conduct business, research, and agriculture,”…
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Cummings Center’s cool factor with kids

Cummings Center’s cool factor with kids

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Cummings Center businesses with an array of activities for kids and teens in Beverly. Recognized as the hub of commerce on the North Shore, Cummings Center is a place where hundreds of businesses thrive – lawyers, doctors, architects, accountants and IT consultants are just some of the expected professions one will find listed on the hallway directories.  Perhaps surprising to some, Cummings Center is also home to a number of businesses whose customer base is primarily children, teens and young adults and offer an array of activities for kids.  Liza Indiciani Studio of Dance The Studio of Dance offers both recreational and competitive dance instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. With 23 years of experience as a dance educator, owner Liza Indiciani has led her students to win…
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