Worcester Business Journal

January 21, 2019_Lists

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wbjournal.com | January 21, 2019 | Worcester Business Journal 3 Worcester Business Journal (ISSN#1063-6595) is published bi-weekly, 24x per year, including 4 special issues in May, September, October, and December by New England Business Media. 172 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, MA 01604. Periodicals postage paid at Worcester, MA. Copyright 2018. All rights reserved. Postmaster: Please send address changes to: Worcester Business Journal, PO Box 330, Congers, NY 10920-9894. Subscriptions: Annual subscriptions are available for $54.95. For more information, please email wbjournal@ cambeywest.com or contact our circulation department at 845-267-3008. Fax: 845.267.3478 Advertising: For advertising information, please call Mark Murray at 508-755-8004 ext. 227. Fax: 508-755-8860. Worcester Business Journal accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or materials and in general does not return them to the sender. Worcester Business Journal 172 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604 508-755-8004 tel. • 508-755-8860 fax www.wbjournal.com A division of: Worcester Business Journal WBJ B ack on Jan. 6, my wife and I were in her delivery room, surrounded by about a dozen medical professionals, who seemingly appeared out of thin air, ready to perform emergency surgery. Sarah, and I had gone into the hospital – Baystate Medical Center in Springfield – in the early morning hours for the birth of our son and fih child. But aer she received her epidural to manage the pain, the baby's heart rate had dropped. Sarah went from being attended by one nurse and an anesthesiologist to having multiple teams in the small room preparing to take various steps. Her OB/GYN – Dr. Kim- berly ompson – had Sarah sign a release approving an emergency C-section. Aer a tense five minutes of everybody staring at the baby's heart rate monitor (I could have swore about 200 years had passed), he went back to normal. Sarah and I were le alone, attended by a single nurse who occasionally checked in. When the time for delivery came, Dr. ompson arrived with a far smaller entourage, and the process went smoothly. (Note from Sarah: Smoothly does not mean easily). Sawyer David Kane was born at 10:32 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2019. He's a beautiful baby boy who loves to eat, sleep and poop, and he hardly ever cries. Knock on wood. Joy and chaos followed his birth: mak- ing sure Sawyer and Sarah were healthy and recovering, switching rooms in the hospital, checking on the four kids back at home, informing family and friends of our newest arrival. I barely had any time to re- flect on the C-section drama, as it seemed like a minor blip in a remarkable day. But when we had a chance to talk about it later, Sarah said being asked to sign a form for emergency surgery was one of the scar- iest moments of her life. Looking back, if it hadn't been for Dr. ompson's earnest but steady demeanor, Sarah and I might have descended into indecisive panic. Sarah was later told Dr. ompson had to perform two emergency C-sections that morning, meaning our brief scare became real for two other mothers, and for Dr. ompson. It remains amazing to me how professionals like Dr. ompson and the rest of the staff operate in an atmo- sphere like that. e labor and delivery department is inherently a happy place I N T H I S I S S U E with a potential for high-risk drama. Of the dozen people who came into Sarah's delivery room during the panic, I only met four before or aer. But regardless of whether I knew their names, I'm glad they were there. - Brad Kane, editor W DOES YOUR COMPANY'S RETIREMENT PLAN STACK UP? As a plan sponsor, don't let your fiduciary responsibility get hung up solely on fees. Our ar cle on benchmarking can help you discover why periodically reviewing your plans is an important step to take to ensure they con nue to be relevant to your company and its employees. Let our experts show you how your defined contribu on plan ranks against similar plans with a FREE benchmarking report. Learn more at hhconsultants.com/benchmarking NEWS & ANALYSIS DEPARTMENTS 4 Central Mass. In Brief 5 Flash Poll 10 Focus on Commercial Real Estate 16 The List: Notable commercial leases in 2018 17 The List: Notable commercial sales in 2018 18 Know How 19 Movers & Shakers 20 Photo Finish 21 Opinion 22 Shop Talk: Julia Becker Collins, Vision Advertising 8 Opportunity zones Central Mass. officials are pushing a new federal development incentive, as potential investors remain confused about the benefits. 22 The new Vision Julia Becker Collins has taken over Vision Advertising from founder Laura DiBenedetto. Collins sat down with WBJ in our Shop Talk interview to discuss the takeover. Calm under pressure Editor, Brad Kane, bkane@wbjournal.com News Editor, Grant Welker, gwelker@wbjournal.com (Real estate, higher education, health care) Staff Writer Zachary Comeau, zcomeau@wbjournal.com (Manufacturing) Contributors Susan Shalhoub, Livia Gershon, Sarah Connell Research Director, Stephanie Meagher, smeagher@nebusinessmedia.com Research Assistant, Heide Martin, hmartin@nebusinessmedia.com Production Director, Kira Beaudoin, kbeaudoin@wbjournal.com Art Director, Mitchell Hayes, mhayes@wbjournal.com Senior Accounts Manager Matt Majikas, mmajikas@wbjournal.com Senior Accounts Manager Christine Juetten, cjuetten@wbjournal.com Senior Special Accounts Manager Mary Lynn Bosiak, mlbosiak@wbjournal.com Marketing & Events Manager Kris Prosser, kprosser@wbjournal.com Distribution and Database Coordinator A Guide to STUFF, a publication of New England Business Media Patty Harris, pharris@nebusinessmedia.com COO, Mary Rogers, mrogers@nebusinessmedia.com Accounting Manager, Valerie Clark, vclark@nebusinessmedia.com Accounting Assistant, Rae Rogers, rrogers@nebusinessmedia.com Collections Manager, Raki Zwiebel, rzwiebel@nebusinessmedia.com Human Resources, Jill Coran, jcoran@nebusinessmedia.com Publisher, CEO, Peter Stanton pstanton@nebusinessmedia.com Associate Publisher, Mark Murray mmurray@wbjournal.com President, Joseph Zwiebel jzwiebel@nebusinessmedia.com

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