Massachusetts Science Center Corp. gets new office thanks to Cummings Properties and BREW's contest

May 03, 2012 - Front Section

Shown (from left) are: Michael Bergen of Massachusetts Science Center Corp. and Lars Carlson of Cummings Properties.

Entrepreneur Michael Bergen has established an office at 165-M New Boston St. for his not-for-profit organization, Massachusetts Science Center Corp. (MSCC). The move from a home office to commercial space was made possible through a contest presented by Cummings Properties and Boston Region Entrepreneurship Weeks (BREW), which offered a free office for one year.
Lars Carlson, leasing director at Cummings Properties, helped Bergen identify the most suitable office space.
For 17 years, MSCC has provided fun, hands-on math and science presentations for students in preschool through high school.
Another contest winner, City Gate Language Services, chose to locate at Cummings Center in Beverly.
Bergen and a staff of three teachers have more than 1,200 engaging experiments in their repertoire, and visit schools and private parties, performing for up to 1,000 kids per week throughout the Greater Boston area. Experiment kits are also sold to teachers around the world.
According to Bergen, MSCC has plans to expand to include larger-scale programs and additional staff. He said, "In addition to giving the company a professional image, having an office is a first step toward the growth we are anticipating."
"We really enjoy working with small business owners like Michael who have great products and lots of potential," said Carlson. "Cummings Properties has a long history of supporting entrepreneurs, and we were delighted to participate in BREW by offering free office space to local companies."
Another contest winner, City Gate Language Services, chose to locate at Cummings Center in Beverly.
Cummings Properties, a full-service commercial real estate firm, leases and manages 10 million s/f of prime commercial space in 10 greater Boston communities.

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