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    Friday, July 21, 2017
    Click here for more information regarding this newly-constructed, energy-efficient duplex unit at Emerson Green in Devens . The 1,320-square-foot home has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a deck, and a one-car garage. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Categories: Chamber Member, Community News
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    BOSTON -- A former state official will take the reins of MassDevelopment in September. Lauren Liss of Gloucester was approved as president and chief executive officer of the state finance and development agency by the MassDevelopment Board of Directors on Thursday morning. Liss replaces Marty Jones, who was selected by Gov. Deval Patrick in 2011. The MassDevelopment board voted 8-3 in April to ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News, Public Policy
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Oil in the family: Catania business sees growth in Ayer By Anne O'Connor AYER -- Giuseppe Basile would be proud. More than 100 years ago, the non-English-speaking Sicilian immigrant bottled cans of olive and vegetable oil by hand and sold them door-to-door in Lynn. His two original tanks, small enough to be carted to his store, keep watch over a forest of 30,000 and 35,000 tanks. Each can ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News, Public Policy
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Support a Child in Need This August With Hair Cuttery’s Share-A-Haircut Program For each haircut purchased, one free haircut certificate will be donated to a child in need prior to the start of the new school year Vienna, Va., July 5, 2017 – Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will be conducting its annual Share-A-Haircut program ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    A New I-9 Form Will Be Released on July 17 The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will release a new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on Monday, July 17. The new Form I-9 will be available on the HR Support Center shortly after it is released. Employers will be able to use this revised version immediately, but may continue using the Form I-9 with a revision ...read more
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    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18, 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Winton Pitcoff, winton@mafoodsystem.org , 413-634-5728 State Budget Includes Funds for Better Access to Healthy, Local Foods Governor commits $1.35 million to support SNAP recipients, farms Low-income families will have better access to fresh, healthy foods, and local farms will have more sales, thanks to $1.35 million in ...read more
    Categories: Community News, Chamber Member, Public Policy
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    We are living during a time that everyone shares, well, pretty much everything. Whether you like it or not, whether you agree with them or not. One thing we can all agree on it that it’s gonna fill up on your Twitter feed. Twitter allows users to follow important topics, people, and conversations that are relevant or interesting to them as it happens… like a breaking news feed ...read more
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    Friday, July 14, 2017
    WACHUSETT BREWING COMPANY’S NEW OUTDOOR BREW YARD SET TO OPEN Custom Airstream trailer bar comes complete with Wachusett brews, live music, and delicious food Westminster, MA (July 13, 2017)- Wachusett Brewing Company is taking their brewery to the next level. The new Brew Yard promises to be the next great addition to the vibrant New England craft beer destination scene. Guests will now be ...read more
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    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Leominster Credit Union holds Annual Meeting and Election of Officers to the Board of Directors LEOMINSTER, MA - The Annual Meeting of Leominster Credit Union was held on April 18, 2017 at the Credit Union’s Executive and Operations Building in Leominster. The President’s report presented the financial highlights for 2016. Total assets ending 2016 increased to $643 million from $627 ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Hobby or Business? Why It Matters Millions of Americans have hobbies, but when that hobby starts to turn a profit, it might just be considered a business by the IRS. Learn more about the tax implications of a hobby versus a business. read full article at HERE
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    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    he construction industry has long suffered from the stigma that it’s slow to implement technology to improve practices and processes. And while we understand that stigmas typically develop from at least some basis in fact, the construction industry is now fully embracing technology and it has changed the landscape of our work for the better. .......... Full article at SENATE CONSTRUCTION
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Friday, July 07, 2017
    Original article HERE Beacon Hill Proposes Health Assessment Without Reforms Posted by Katie Holahan on Jul 7, 2017 12:10:00 PM The Massachusetts Legislature today proposed a Fiscal Year 2018 budget that requires employers to cover a financial shortfall in the MassHealth program, but does not make the long-term structural changes needed to solve the problem. “The 4,000 employer members of ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News, Public Policy
    Thursday, July 06, 2017
    A Summertime Nuisance – Swimmer’s Ear Affecting the outer ear, swimmer ’ s ear is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation or infection, and is different than a regular ear infection, which is an infection of the middle ear. “Swimmer’s ear happens when bacteria grow in the ear canal,” said Muhammad Mowla, MD, family medicine physician at ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    LEOMINSTER, MA – June 15, 2017, - Leominster Credit Union sponsored two finalists of the 2017 Cooperative Credit Union Association Student Essay Contest, Mia Houle and Alyssa LeBlanc, both of Clinton Middle School. Houle and LeBlanc were two of eight top essay finalists who received an award and $250. The essay contest was open to all Massachusetts seventh and eighth grade students. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    The Montachusett Suicide Prevention Taskforce and the North Central Career Centers are partnering on a job fair to coincide with the 5 th Annual Ride of Your Life event – SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 Monty Tech Regional School, 1050 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 9:00AM-3:30PM (Ride of your Life hours) 9:30AM-12:00PM (Job Fair hours) Rain or Shine! Experts have long known that there is a ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Nashoba Valley Technical High School Superintendent Denise P. Pigeon recently received her Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Pigeon found out the same day that Nashoba Tech’s Class of 2017 celebrated its graduation. In her address to the 185 graduates, she informed them, and the crowd of family, friends and onlookers, that she is also a member of ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Uber, Lyft and other TNC drivers - close insurance gaps If you drive for a Transportation Network Company (TNC), there's good news on the insurance front. Several insurance carriers are now offering a personal auto insurance policy endorsement to close a coverage gap that exists for TNC drivers. Drivers need to clearly understand the details of how the TNC provided insurance and their ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Original article HERE JUNE 27, 2017 BY COLLEEN 8 Important Things To Remember Before You Network Growing a successful business requires participation or some involvement in networking. Luckily, over the years the networking world has flourished. Whatever your interest is, there is a networking group for you. Amid celebrity appearances, boat cruises, whiskey & wine tastings, and paint nights, ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Drs. Stephen and Pamela Jarboe of Community Chiropractic, located in Acton and Groton, held their annual Teachers Appreciation Night on Wednesday, June 14 at The Bull Run Restaurant. Teachers from Groton, Dunstable, Ayer, Shirley, Acton and surrounding towns were honored with a night of free food, drinks, raffle prizes, giveaways, chair massage, and reflexology. The event was co-sponsored by 360 ...read more
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    Monday, June 26, 2017
    The year 2017 will mark 100 years since Camp Devens was carved out of the “wilderness” with 43,700,000 feet of lumber, 3,260,000 square feet of wallboard, 8,938 doors, 20 carloads of nails, and 20 miles of roads. It’s an anniversary worth celebrating as the beginning of a century that would leave indelible marks on well over a million soldiers, civilians, and local residents. ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    BAKER OFFERS BUDGET CONFEREES $315 MILLION HEALTH CARE PLAN By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 20, 2017.....Employers would be counted on to pay $200 million more a year over the next two years to help pay for rising expenses in the state's $16.6 billion Medicaid program under a plan the Baker administration presented to the Legislature Tuesday to balance next ...read more
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    Friday, June 23, 2017
    On Wednesday, Margaret Miley of Acton and Melissa Fetterhoff of Shirley were honored as members of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. Ms. Miley and Ms. Fetterhoff were nominated by State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and State Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg), respectively, for their dedication to improving our communities. ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    The Fair Share Amendment , which took another step toward the 2018 ballot this month, promises to bring millions of new dollars to education and transportation. MBAE has a keen interest in how any new money for education is spent. We are deeply concerned that the current K-12 education funding system does not ensure that state funds allocated for needier students are actually spent on those ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    BREAKING NEWS The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed an expansive rewrite of the voter-approved marijuana legalization law Wednesday — a bill that would undo major aspects of the referendum passed by 1.8 million voters just seven months ago. The 126-28 vote sets up a showdown with the Senate, which is expected Thursday to greenlight a much more modest adjustment of the ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Lydia Vazquez of Leominster Credit Union Named a Cooperative Credit Union Association Rising Star LEOMINSTER, MA – Leominster Credit Union announces that Lydia Vazquez, Assistant Vice President of Residential Lending and Fair Lending Compliance has been named a Credit Union Rising Star by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. The Credit Union Rising Star Award honors “outstanding ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    We are excited to share with you that Masy BioServices’ management team has grown! To better support our continuous year-over-year growth and foster the expansion of our services, Masy has split the President and CEO positions. Laurie Masiello will continue in her role as company President, and effective June 5th Stephen Lane was appointed Masy’s new CEO. Steve brings a wealth of ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Summer 2017 United Way Offers Pre-Packaged Food for Summer Programs When summer comes and children don't have access to free and reduced school lunches, many families struggle. If your summer youth program needs help filling the pantry, United Way of North Central Mass may be able to help. For more information, contact Maribeth Janssens at 978-345-1577 ext. 303.
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    Summer CAC Meal Schedule for Gardner All meals are free and are served at noon. Thursday, July 6th at the First Baptist Church/14 High Street/Gardner Thursday, July 13th at the First Congregational Church/28 High Street/Gardner Thursday, July 20th at the First Congregational Church/28 High Street/Gardner Thursday, July 27th at the First Congregational Church/28 High Street/Gardner Thursday, ...read more
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    Thursday, June 22, 2017
    YouthWorks is a four week summer job program for Ayer residents who will be at least 14 as of July 3, 2017, and will be enrolled in high school next year. The goal of the Program is to serve as a young person’s first job experience and provide exposure to the world of work and job responsibilities. Program Goals: This program is directed at 14 to 16 year olds and aims to: Develop ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    MassDevelopment has partnered with Fidelity Bank of Leominster to provide an $11.5 million loan to Whalom Road LLC, a real-estate subsidiary owned by developer Gary Lorden of Townsend. Lorden will use loan proceeds to build Whalom Luxury Apartments, a mixed-income rental housing development in Lunenburg. The project will consist of five three-story buildings with 120 one- and two-bedroom ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 21, 2017
    (CLINTON, Mass., June 21, 2017) – Clinton Savings Bank (clintonsavings.com) announced today that Paula H. Mollov, formerly Assistant Vice President/Consumer Loan Officer, has evolved into the role of Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Originator. Real Estate is a passion of Mollov and in this position she will be responsible for connecting existing homeowners and potential homebuyers, both ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    MassTaxConnect is Getting a New Look! MassTaxConnect will be updated on July 17, 2017. Our web-based application will be simplified with a more streamlined appearance, below is an example of what you can expect to see. MassTaxConnect will be mobile friendly! One of the most exciting new features is that MassTaxConnect will be mobile friendly. MassTaxConnect will support a variety of mobile ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Building bonds between Nashoba Valley, China Nashoba Publishing POSTED: 05/19/2017 07:36:05 AM EDT I had the opportunity to travel to China in early April for a nine-day trip (seven days plus two for travel) and I am so glad that I accepted. The trip was made possible through a group called CITSLINC, an organization bringing Chamber groups from the United States and Canada on this once in a ...read more
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