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    Results Found: 28
    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
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    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
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member, Public Policy
    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
    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
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    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
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    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
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    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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    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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