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  • News for Community News

    Friday, April 20, 2018
    The Value of a Business Continuity PlanDepending on the region your organization's location is in, disasters can take the form of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, power outages or severe snow storms.  "Roughly 40 to 60 percent of small organizations never reopen their doors following a disaster.  But you can."   --   fema.govImagine hard drives crashing, threats faced from ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Community News, Business Information
    Friday, April 20, 2018
    After successful fall and winter programs operating a beer garden in Boston, Wachusett Brewing Co. will again find itself pouring beers to Bostonians at City Hall Plaza. Boston Seasons, presented by Berkshire Bank, will begin on May 4 at the southeast corner of City Hall Plaza featuring nine patio areas, a main pavilion and the Wachusett Brew Yard, the city announced Thursday. The Westminster ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    NASHOBA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO NURSE STAFFING BALLOT QUESTIONChamber’s 400-member organizations include over 50 healthcare facilities  BOSTON, MA – April 10, 2018 – The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce today joined the Coalition to Protect Patient Safety in opposition to the proposed nurse staffing ballot question. The Chamber’s members include Clinton Hospital, ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Public Policy, Community News, Chamber Member
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Bryley Systems Continues to Hire for GrowthAnthony Fierimonte has joined the sales team at Bryley Systems Inc., a Top 501 Managed IT Services Provider and repeat winner of the Channel Partners 360° Award.Clinton, MA - April 11, 2018 – Bryley Systems welcomes Anthony Fierimonte as their new Business Development Associate. His primary role is to build sales by contacting and building relationships ...read more
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    Thursday, April 12, 2018
       9th Circuit Rules Salary History Not an Acceptable Reason for Pay DiscrepanciesThe 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that salary history is not an acceptable reason for pay differences under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), even when used in conjunction with other factors. The EPA first became law in 1963 and prohibits the payment of different wages to men and women who do work that requires ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Need to File an Extension? Don't Wait. If you need more time to file your tax return this year, here's what you need to know about filing an extension.Dube & Hazelwood, P.C.19 Water Street Leominster, MA 01453www.dh-cpas.com   
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Worcester metal manufacturer Primetals is closing its two Worcester facilities and consolidating into a new facility it plans to build in Sutton, which received a 15-year tax-increment financing agreement from the town. The facility at 85 Gilmore Drive off of Route 146 will house the company's steel mill equipment manufacturing; research and development; engineering and sales operations. Michael ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    By Katie Johnston GLOBE STAFF  APRIL 10, 2018Small business owners grappling with proposals to raise the minimum wage and mandate paid leave expressed their frustrations to business leaders and state lawmakers Tuesday morning — in loud and often heated terms — repeatedly stressing how the increased costs could force them to cut workers, raise prices, or close their doors for good.“We feel frozen,” ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Ft. Devens Museum Program Relates Story of Troop Training Area in Suburbia               The 2230-acre tract of land once called Fort Devens Sudbury Annex -- parts of the towns of Hudson, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury -- will be the subject of a Saturday, April 21st, program at Fort Devens Museum, 94 Jackson Road, Devens, starting at 1 p.m.             Massachusetts people might remember the ...read more
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    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Free First Time Homebuyers’ Seminars    Leominster, MA- Leominster Credit Union is hosting free first time homebuyers’ seminars each Wednesday from April 25 through May 23.  The seminars will be held in Clinton, Holden, Worcester, and Leominster. Seminar details and registration can be found at Leominstercu.com/home-seminars/   A team of real estate experts including a realtor, attorney and ...read more
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    Monday, April 09, 2018
    Survey shows guarded optimism on economyBy Elizabeth DobbinsUPDATED:   04/06/2018 08:46:31 AM EDTFITCHBURG -- Both businesses and consumers are hopeful -- but not without concerns -- about the future of the economy in North Central Massachusetts over the next year, according to an annual survey of the region conducted by Fidelity Bank.While half of the businesses surveyed believe the economy will ...read more
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    Monday, April 09, 2018
    MWCC Welcomes Mount Ida College Vet Tech Students  GARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College announced Monday that it welcomes students from the Mount Ida College Veterinary Technician Associate of Arts program and will assist with their transfer into MWCC where they can begin classes as early as this summer.  “Mount Wachusett’s Veterinary Technician program is happy to welcome any student that ...read more
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    Saturday, April 07, 2018
    Lisa Perrin joins Leominster Credit Union as Senior Vice President  Leominster, MA- Leominster Credit Union announces they have hired Lisa Perrin as Senior Vice President of Retail. Perrin will be responsible for LCU’s entire branch network, all deposit products and related retail services.  She will also oversee the Residential Lending group.  Perrin will report to John O’Brien, President and ...read more
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    Saturday, April 07, 2018
    Willie’s Warriors Presents “Journey to a Cure” 8th Annual Event to Honor Local Cancer Survivors and Remember Those Lost to Cancer  (Clinton/Lancaster/Leominster MA) – A special Journey for a Cure Event will be held to support the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®. The event will be held in Clinton MA and will provide everyone the opportunity do their part and take personal action in the ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    Fort Devens Museum Thanks Legislator,Who Brings News of Added Prospects            Fort Devens Museum’s Board of Directors formally thanked State Representative Sheila Harrington at the Museum on March 24 for spearheading legislation providing $50,000 for the Museum in the current Massachusetts state budget.              The Museum’s Executive Director Kara Fossey thanked Rep. Harrington for ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 03, 2018
    Hi Colleague,BIG NEWS! Our biorepository space is growing in Massachusetts.New Ultra Low Freezer Chambers, offering over 8,000 cu. ft. of -75°C storage space, as well as 6,000 cu. ft. of -20°C to -40°C of storage space will be available later this year! That's the size of 467 reach-in freezers! It's a mega freezer!Construction teams have been busy building out the additional space at our GMP ...read more
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    Monday, April 02, 2018
    Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Melissa Fetterhoff has been appointed to the board of directors for the Community Economic Development Assistance Corp. CEDAC is a public-private community development finance institution that provides financial resources and technical expertise for community-based and other nonprofits engaged in effective community development. CEDAC’s work ...read more
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    Monday, April 02, 2018
     Leominster Credit Union will hold a Shred-A-Thon at its headquarters located at 20 Adams Street, Leominster, MA on Saturday, May 5, 208 from 9:00AM – Noon.  Members and non-members can get rid of old, sensitive documents by shredding and recycling them at the Shred-A-Thon.  All items will be shred on site by a secure shredding service, New England Security Shredders.  Members of the community ...read more
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    Thursday, March 29, 2018
    Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Effective April 1, 2018Members are reminded that the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act becomes effective April 1, 2018.  This statute prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, including lactation and the need to express breast milk for a nursing child.  The law describes employers’ ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    To update the athletic field campus designed for student athletes in 1962. The project includes a new artificial turf field, new track with 8 lane straight, new plaza and concession stand with bathrooms, new bleachers and lights, upgraded soccer fields, addition of new soccer field, new softball field and new fencing, backstops and dugouts for softball and baseball. Expanding and opening the ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    April is almost here and that means that earth month is upon us! This year we have a couple different ways for all of us to stand up for clean drinking water.   1. Book an appointment for clean water- For the month of April all proceeds from Botanical Hair Therapy Treatments will go towards the Clean Water Fund.   2. Raffle for water- We are raffling off FREE SERVICES. Yes you read that ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    BY GRANT WELKER Interrupted, ignored, made to feel like they don't exactly belong."I've come across it when I won't even get eye contact during a meeting," said Kate Sharry, the owner and president of Group Benefits Strategies in Auburn. "That by itself can be intimidating."   A Worcester Business Journal study into the gender makeup of the leadership in 75 Central Massachusetts organizations – ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    GARDNER – The official portrait of Jim Vander Hooven, President of Mount Wachusett Community College, will be unveiled at the college’s presidential inauguration event on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.  The portrait is a donation to the college by Michael Stone, a Worcester-based portrait artist.   “On behalf of the college, we are both pleased and proud to receive this portrait.  It will hang in ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    LEOMINSTER, MA,  March 26, 2018 –  Leominster Credit Union is joining with credit unions throughout Massachusetts to collect new and gently used books during the month of April in association with the Cooperative Credit Union Association Annual Book Drive.  The books will be donated to local organizations providing an educational resource for many children.  Books may be dropped off at any ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    STEWARD HEALTH CARE TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL “EMS STEWARDS OF THE COMMUNITY” AWARDS Steward Now Accepting Nominations for Exceptional EMS Providers in Massachusetts Ayer, MA – In celebration of National Emergency Medical Service (EMS) week, Steward Health Care System will host the 2nd Annual “EMS Stewards of the Community” Awards Ceremony on May 22 at The Tirrell Room in Quincy, MA.   Boston-based ...read more
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    Thursday, March 22, 2018
    WACHUSETT DOUBLES DOWN ON THEIR 2018 IPA PORTFOLIO  Craft Brewer Launches “Mass Soul” and “Wally JR”, Two New Year-Round IPAs in New England Market   As the craft beer market continues to evolve, Massachusetts-based Wachusett Brewing Company is introducing two new year-round beers to complement their existing portfolio.   The first new entry, Mass Soul, is a modern, tropical style IPA.  ...read more
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