, Newburyport, MA


October 18, 2011

Business News in Brief

Coldwell Banker wins national website award

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Newburyport is pleased to announce that its website,, was presented the Real Estate Standard of Excellence award by the Web Marketing Association. This is the sixth consecutive year that has been honored by the association. Now in its 15th year, the WebAward program is the premier annual website award competition that names the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development., the largest real estate services website of its kind in New England, was judged on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in New England. With more than 4,000 sales associates and staff in approximately 90 office locations, the organization serves consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company.

Old Time Sports apparel receives capital growth loan

Old Time Sports, Inc. of Salisbury recently received a loan from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation. Old Time Sports provides sportswear apparel for the public and also, exclusively through licensing, for the National Hockey League. With the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup last season, Old Time Sports found its projected business exceeded expectations. In addition, Old Time Sports has licensing with the NHL to put current NHL players on its sportswear. Old Time Sports also has a retail store at the North Shore Mall for its sportswear and expanded clothing line into women's high-end T-shirts, plus a new line of clothes for infants.

Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation provides capital to small businesses, women-and minority- owned businesses and local development efforts, in flexible financing programs, by supplementing the capital available from private financial institutions, including nonbank lenders, in order to promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs for Massachusetts residents.

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