If the results of last year's list of the largest caterers in Massachusetts struck a somewhat sour note - with more firms seeing declines in revenue for events catered in the Bay State than increases - the 2018 version suggests growth is back on the menu for many. Of the 20 firms that have appeared on the last two versions of the BBJ's list, 13 reported increases in revenue from all Massachusetts catered events from 2016 to 2017; two were nearly flat, and five were down by more than 1 percent.
With a sum total of 268,391,757 square feet managed as of Dec. 1, 2017 - as compared to a total of nearly 223 million square feet managed by last year's top 25 - the firms on this year's BBJ list of the largest commercial property managers in Massachusetts continue to do a brisk business in the Bay State.To be fair, the overall total was buoyed by the fact that the top two firms on the list - CBRE/New England and JLL - have changed their reporting methodologies since the previous list.
After posting record highs in fiscal year 2016, small-business bank lending in Massachusetts leveled off in fiscal 2017, data from the U.S. Small Business Administration suggests. The FY 2017 loan volume report from the SBA Massachusetts District Office shows 7(a) lending in the state totaled $351.3 between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017. This represents a decrease of 8.3 percent from the record-high $383.3 million 7(a) loans that were approved in fiscal 2016.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".