The Barn to host ribbon-cutting ceremony at new Newton location

The Barn Family Shoe Store is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate its move from West Newton to its new Newtonville home, the store said in a statement.

The Barn, which has been in business since the 1940s, is now located in the Trio Newton mixed-use development at 229 Walnut St., the statement said.

The Barn will include 8,500 square feet of retail space on street level, plus about 100 free surface parking spaces in the complex, the statement said.

“At its new location, The Barn’s bright spacious floor plan offers customers an updated shopping experience to accommodate their footwear and casual apparel needs while providing easy accessibility to other amenities for one-stop shopping,” the statement said.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for Monday, Oct. 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Speakers are expected to include Mayor Ruthanne Fuller; Barney Heath, the city’s director of planning and development; Devra

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Marico Innovation Foundation Awards ceremony to be held online this week

Marico Innovation Foundation (MIF), the not-for-profit arm of FMCG giant Marico, is hosting its biannual Innovation for India Awards ceremony entirely online this week. Since its inception in 2003, MIF has launched several catalytic initiatives to help Indian innovators in the broader ecosystem.

The event was to be held on March 17 this year, but was postponed due to the pandemic and has been shifted entirely online. It will be held this week on October 9, from 5-6:30 pm (see registration link here). See also our coverage of the 2018 edition, interview with MIF head Priya Kapadia, and Innovate to Cultivate agri-initiative.

Since 2006, more than 60 organisations have won awards in categories of startup, business, social, global gamechanger, public services, and innovation in the business model, process or product (see Table 1). Winners have included startup founders, social entrepreneurs, business giants, and even government agencies.

MIF is expecting

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