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Success Stories

What do successful companies like Symantec, Qualcomm, ViaSat and Boston Engineering Corp. have in common? They’ve all used the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs to develop their technology-driven businesses. Symantec, for example, grew out of an SBIR research project that led to the company’s Norton Internet security products. Waltham-based Boston Engineering, a contract engineering firm, has won eleven awards totaling approximately $5 million in SBIR and STTR grants which has enabled them to develop robotics products for the Department of Navy and Homeland Security. The company was named one of the top 10 robotics companies in Massachusetts by Mass High Tech in April 2013. SBIR is a federal program that awards grants and contracts to high-technology small businesses to allow these entrepreneurs to carry out the research and development necessary to develop innovative technological products that can be brought to market... Read More

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Stephan Wronski
RJ Wronski Associates, Inc.
100 Everett Avenue, Suite #4
Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

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Every business leader recognizes the importance of employee development but few have the resources or talent to train staff on all facets of business leadership. A local company fills the gap between corporate capability and its training needs.

Boston-based RJ Wronski Associates, Inc., founded by Richard Wronski in 1984, was originally an information technology training business focused on mainframes, programming languages, and database technologies. Richard’s son Stephan Wronski, who has been with the company since 1998, was named president in 2012, and with his father’s support, has expanded the business into a leadership development organization with global reach. Onsite training has been delivered on six continents, 33 countries and 37 states to companies like Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, Nielsen, Manulife... Read More

Woman-Owned Business Success Story: Dnutch Associates, Inc.

Denise Jones, President & CEO
Dnutch Associates, Inc.
13 Branch Street, Suite 208
Methuen, MA 01944

Across the country, women-owned businesses are proving to be one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community. In the 1970s, only about 5% of businesses were owned by women. Today, it is closer to 30%. Denise Jones’ company, Dnutch Associates, Inc. (“Dnutch”), is one powerful example of this progress.

Founded in 1993 in Methuen, Massachusetts by a unique association of software and network engineering professionals, Dnutch provides expertise in the design, verification, development, and testing of large-scale information technology (IT) systems for public and private sector clients. They also ensure that their clients become more competitive by using best practices in IT.

Before the launch of Dnutch, Ms. Jones worked to make a name for herself in the government and IT sectors. A strong and... Read More

About Brian Chapman and Mill City Environmental

About Brian Chapman and Mill City Environmental

Lowell native Brian Chapman, president of Mill City Environmental Corporation (MCE), established his full service environmental services firm in 2001. MCE began as a waste management company specializing in assessment, management and disposal of hazardous wastes and materials. Over the years, the company has expanded to offer a complete range of the highest quality waste management solutions, including asbestos abatement and most recently rail services

Mr. Chapman’s on-going vision for Mill City Environmental is to provide the necessary expertise and services to create a cleaner environment throughout the country and especially within the Lowell/Merrimack Valley community. Chapman was born and raised in Lowell and always envisioned starting his business in his beloved city. After spending 14 years mastering the environmental cleanup industry at Fortune 100 companies Foster Wheeler (now Tetra Tech EC, Inc.) and Clean... Read More