1. MassMutual commits $5 million to invest in small business, $1.5 million to mentor and accelerate start-ups | masslive

    MassMutual commits $5 million to invest in small business, $1.5 million to mentor and accelerate start-ups | masslive

    "It's about having an idea that can grow," said MassMutual President and CEO Roger W. Crandall on Thursday. "Who knows how many jobs it can grow: 5, 50, 500. But these are the businesses that can grow and add jobs." Crandall made the announcement Thursday during the Western Massachusetts Developers Conference, an event that drew more than 350 to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to hear about development opportunities in the region. The $6.5 million is part of a two-part plan to address the most pressing needs felt by entrepreneurs: access to capital and access to ...

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