Business Roundup: Bracelets for Elephants, Big time backer, and another Medical deal

Above: An entrepreneur’s craftwork supports an endangered species and a medical group is expanding its partnership again. (image left from Facebook, right contributed)

A few Southborough businesses have made headlines recently. So, it’s time for another roundup.

Beads from Southborough help elephants in AfricaGood to Know column, Southborough Wicked Local

Heartsick with poachers taking elephants’ ivory tusks, leaving them for dead and causing their population to dwindle, Johanna Elias decided to do something about it, one bead at a time.

The Southborough resident founded Elebeads, making stylish beaded bracelets in an array of colors and designs and donating a portion of the proceeds to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which embraces conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. (read more)

Steve Jobs’ former boss backs Southboro serviceWall & Main column,

Steve Jobs is among the most legendary entrepreneurs in history. But the man who was Mr. Jobs’ boss for three years is not quite as well-known.

That man, John Sculley, has quite an impressive collection of accomplishments to his name. One of those is serving as an investor, chairman and chief marketing officer of a surprisingly large and rapidly growing company in our neck of the woods: Southboro pharmacy benefit management (PBM) platform RxAdvance. (read more)

Reliant Medical Group and Optum seal deal to join forces –

Pending regulators’ approval, Reliant and Southboro Medical Group will join OptumCare, the care delivery arm of Optum, which partners with more than 30,000 physicians and 6,500 advanced practitioners in health care facilities across the country. (read more)

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