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    Results Found: 35
    Thursday, August 17, 2017
    How are markets impacted by politics? If Congress continues to struggle passing legislation, it could stall markets. Or, successful reform could fuel a market rally. > Predictions and trends Joe Sciacca Jr, AAMS®, CFP® Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 1400 Computer Dr Ste 110 Westborough, MA 01581 Office: 508.621.5700 Email: joseph.v.sciacca@ampf.com Website: ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Public Policy, Business Information, Community News
    Wednesday, August 16, 2017
    INDIAN HILL MUSIC SCHOOL UNVEILS NEW FALL CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH TWO FREE COMMUNITY EVENTS Free Class Day , Saturday, Sept. 9: Free 30-minute Classes for Kids and Teens Free Preview Night, Tuesday, Sept. 12: Free Performances and Presentations for Adult Learners Littleton, August 15, 2017 – Indian Hill Music School will offer private lessons in 30+ instruments and voice, ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Princeton’s Vanessa Marcotte Foundation Gets Sponsorship from Barre Savings Charitable Foundation BARRE and PRINCETON—August 15, 2017—The Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation in Princeton recently received a $1,000 donation from the Barre Savings Charitable Foundation. The donation helped fund the Foundation’s recent inaugural 5k Run/Walk. Vanessa Marcotte was a 27-year-old ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    First Graduates of Fidelity Bank’s Mortgage Institute Hit the Ground Running New home loan specialists are serving customers in the Leominster, Barre, and Millbury areas, using skills gained from innovative new program designed to help solve shortage of mortgage pros. LEOMINSTER—August 15, 2017—The first three graduates of Fidelity Bank’s Life Design Institute of Mortgage ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    Two Bills Advance Efforts to Address Skills Shortage By Katie Holahan, Aug 14, 2017 7:30:00 AM AIM’s Blueprint for the Next Century long-term economic plan for Massachusetts identifies the shortage of qualified workers as the central impediment to the future of the Bay State economy. Worker shortage cross almost every industry, from manufacturers in the Pioneer Valley to software ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Public Policy, Business Information, Community News
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    Commonwealth Corporation Request for Qualifications: Learn to Earn Initiative On behalf of the Executive Offices of Labor and Workforce Development, Education, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the Learn to Earn Initiative Request for Qualifications. The Learn to Earn Initiative (LTE), proposed by ...read more
    Categories: Community News, Business Information, Public Policy
    Monday, August 14, 2017
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s Senior Leadership Team Welcomes New Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Cheryl Bonasoro, RN, MSN Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently welcomed Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Cheryl Bonasoro, RN, MSN, to the senior leadership team. In her new position, Bonasoro will oversee all areas of inpatient and outpatient nursing as ...read more
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    Friday, August 11, 2017
    Leominster Credit Union Helps Local Students Pay for College Leominster, MA – August 9, 2017 - Leominster Credit Union has introduced a NEW alternative student loan program that helps students fill the funding gaps that federal aid can leave behind. Unlike other alternative loan products, Leominster Credit Union’s Student Choice private loan solution o ffers significantly lower rates, ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    Save Calibration Time Without Sacrificing Accuracy, Quality, and Reliability It can be tricky trying to save time with temperature calibration without sacrificing accuracy, quality and reliability. The Fluke 1524 Reference Thermometer can help. When considering the temperature calibration process, it is important to think about: ● How to measure temperature? ● How accurate is your ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Tuesday, August 08, 2017
    On Saturday August 19, the Fort Devens Museum continues its focus on the 100 th anniversary of Camp Devens and the start of the United States’ involvement in World War I. The museum will be open from 10-3 and at 1:00 there will be a screening of the documentary film “Model T’s to War: American Ambulances on the Western Front 1914-1918.” Free and open to the public, ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member
    Monday, August 07, 2017
    Former factory is boosting Pepperell business By Anne O'Connor UPDATED: 08/05/2017 09:15:23 AM EDT PEPPERELL -- When Bemis Bag ramped down in the 1990s, it closed production and then used the rambling building as a warehouse. Eventually, after seven decades in town, it closed completely. Today, the 9,300 square-foot building is a face of a new business world. A year an a half ago, businesses ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News
    Wednesday, August 02, 2017
    Governor to Sign Employer Assessment By Katie Holahan, Aug 2, 2017 7:43:35 AM Governor Charlie Baker said last night that he intends to sign legislation imposing a $200 million MassHealth assessment on employers. The governor also reaffirmed his commiment to work with lawmakers to make long-term structural reforms to the state’s health-insurance program for low-income people. Read more ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member, Public Policy
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    GARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College will hold an Enhancing the Workforce Event on Tuesday, Aug. 8 to discuss new college programming that is building the workforce of Central Massachusetts. “The Enhancing the Workforce event will be a great opportunity for people to learn about our new programs as well as how the college responds to businesses needs for skilled labor. Business ...read more
    Categories: Community News, Chamber Member, Business Information
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    E-NEWS Legislature Refuses MassHealth Reforms for Now: Enacts $200M Employer Health Care Tax The Massachusetts Legislature broke for their summer recess at the end of July, but not before approving a $200 million health care tax increase on employers. Disappointingly, the state budget plan advanced by the Legislature did not include the full Medicaid (MassHealth) reform package that the Baker ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Community News, Business Information, Public Policy
    Monday, July 31, 2017
    LELACHEUR PARK NAMED BEST BALLPARK IN THE COUNTRY Lowell Spinners home honored by Ballpark Digest The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, earned a prestigious honor over the weekend. Edward A. LeLacheur Park, home of the Spinners since 1998, has been named 2017’s Best Short Season Ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest, the most read news publication in Minor ...read more
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Fairway for Kids a Hole in One Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers who helped make our 14th Annual Fairway for Kids golf tournament at Myopia Hunt Club on June 26th a huge success, raising over $220,000! We had a beautiful day out on the links, followed by a cocktail reception, dinner program, live auction, and awards. Event proceeds benefit the children and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Friday, July 28, 2017
    Former Romney aide sees Groton's Lindstrom as a "serious candidate" By Michael P. Norton, State House News Service UPDATED: 07/27/2017 12:55:36 PM EDT BOSTON -- Beth Lindstrom would face a challenge in obtaining statewide name recognition and attracting campaign cash but would be a "serious candidate" in the 2018 race for the U.S. Senate seat held by Elizabeth Warren, ...read more
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    Friday, July 28, 2017
    HOME | SERVICES | CONTACT 1000 Mount Laurel Cir., Shirley, MA 01464 978-425-9802 | senateconstruction.com Thinking about revitalizing your retail or restaurant space for the holidays? Now is the time! Reindeer sweaters, egg nog, and turkey dinners may seem far in the future now, but if you want your space ready for the holiday rush, July is the time to start and Senate Construction is the ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member
    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    Original Article HERE Legislature Levies Medicaid Assessment Minus Reforms Posted by Katie Holahan on Jul 26, 2017 4:53:35 PM The Massachusetts Legislature today levied a $200 million tax on employers to cover a shortfall in the MassHealth program without making long-term structural changes needed to solve the problem. The House of Representatives and Senate took the action despite pleas ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member, Public Policy
    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    O’Neil Interiors of Harvard, MA Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Harvard , 2017 – O’Neil Interiors of Harvard, MA has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz ®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The ...read more
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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    Keolis Commuter Services, MBTA to Improve Ticket-Checking System for Commuter Rail Focus group of North Station customers will be asked for input BOSTON – July 24, 2017 – Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) and the MBTA recently announced plans to improve the commuter rail’s ticket-checking system and reduce fare evasion. “Through this work, we’re aiming to bring ...read more
    Categories: Community News, Business Information
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Fort Devens Museum Offers WWI Exhibits and a Special Program On August 5 th and 6 th , the quadrangle behind the Fort Devens Museum at 94 Jackson Road, Devens, will become a World War I living history site bustling with reenactors in uniform. On display will be vintage motor vehicles, military equipment, tents, and weapons. This is your chance to talk with group members about what they are ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Tuesday, July 25, 2017
    Original article HERE AIM Calls for Long-Term Cost Changes to MassHealth Posted by Rick Lord on Jul 25, 2017 2:19:20 PM Editor's note - Associated Industries of Massachusetts President Richard C. Lord submitted the following testimony today to the Legislature's Joint Committee on Ways & Means and Joint Committee on Health Care Financing urging lawmakers to approve long-term structural ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    The Lowell Spinners, short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will be hosting one of the best pitchers in baseball on a rehab assignment on Saturday night. Dallas Kuechel, the 2015 American League Cy Young winner, will start that game for the Tri-City ValleyCats, short season affiliate of the Houston Astros. Kuechel, 29, last pitched on June 2 nd against the Texas Rangers and to date had a ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    CLINTON SAVINGS BANK EMPLOYEES DONATE OVER $1,000 TO THE ARC SERVING NORTH CENTRAL MA (CLINTON, Mass., July 24, 2017) – In their quarterly dress down day fundraisers for our community, Clinton Savings Bank (CSB) matched the funds raised by employees resulting in a total contribution of one thousand and ten dollars to benefit The Arc of Opportunity of North Central MA. The Arc’s ...read more
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    Monday, July 24, 2017
    Original article HERE CLINTON - Need a little sunshine in your life? Visit Sunshine Cafe, now open at 310 High St. (the former Bergson’s and Peppermill), in the plaza with the post office. The owners are Robin and Jesus Flores, but the restaurant is currently being run by Robin’s mother, Deborah Sargent, until the couple can relocate. “Robin and Jesus Flores have 20 years ...read more
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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
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    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
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    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, 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
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News
    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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