Accounting firm names Platt to lead New England offices

Sam Bonacci |

Grant Thornton LLP has named David Platt office managing partner for its New England practice that covers the firm’s Boston and Westborough offices.

Natick nurses reach contract agreement

Sam Bonacci |

Registered nurses working at the MetroWest Medical Center and Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick have reached a tentative two-year deal, the Massachusetts Nurses Association announced Friday.

Milford company scales back IPO to $15M

Sam Bonacci |

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, an early-stage biotech that develops targeted therapies for viral diseases, is going for a scaled back version of its initial public offering.The Milford-based company plans to offer an initial 1.2 million shares priced...

Central Mass. biopharmas hiring at record rate

Sam Bonacci |

The biopharma industry in Central Massachusetts is hiring at a record rate, with job listings throughout Worcester and the 495 more than doubling in the first quarter of 2016, MassBioEd Foundation announced Friday.

Natick's StrattComm recognized by SBA

Sam Bonacci |

StrattComm has been named Massachusetts' Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Marlborough's CHAMP marks 85th anniversary; rebrands

Sam Bonacci |

The Marlborough company that has created sport cleats for more than half a century has rebranded itself to mark its anniversary.

Hopkinton architects create highest LEED-rated building in Massachusetts

Sam Bonacci |

The firm of Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects announced that its recently completed project for Subaru of New England in Norwood has achieved the LEED Platinum rating with 86 points, making it the highest rated LEED building in Massachusetts and highest in its class in New England.

Central Mass. companies to add 123 jobs; get $1.8M in tax incentives

Sam Bonacci |

Central Massachusetts companies from Worcester to Milford and over to Framingham have pledged to grow their businesses by more than 120 jobs in exchange for $1.845 million in tax incentives from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC).

Valeritas adds two more to board of directors

Laura Finaldi |

Over the past two weeks, New Jersey-based Valeritas, which has manufacturing, research and development operations in Shrewsbury, added two people to its board of directors.The commercial stage medical technology company, which focuses on...

Marlborough medical manufacturer adds to Holliston facility

Laura Finaldi |

Marlborough contract manufacturer Web Industries will unveil its new 25,000-square-foot Holliston facility on Thursday.

State funding poured into substance abuse services

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A consolidated budget amendment released by House leadership Tuesday evening would add nearly $9 million in state spending for public health services, including substance abuse.

Bowditch & Dewey names new partner

Sam Bonacci |

Worcester law firm Bowditch & Dewey announced Wednesday that Jon Barooshian has joined the firm as a partner in the business litigation practice.

Boston Scientific posts double-digit growth in first quarter

Sam Bonacci |

Marlborough's Boston Scientific posted $1.964 billion in sales in its first quarter, eclipsing the company's guidance and representing 13 percent year-over-year growth.

Framingham firm secures $25M energy contract

Sam Bonacci |

Energy efficiency company Ameresco has inked a $24.7-million contract for deep retrofits to 12 federal buildings in five U.S. cities.

Lakeway Commons groundbreaking set for June

Sam Bonacci |

The groundbreaking fanfare marking the official beginning of construction at the Lakeway Commons site that will host a Whole Foods, offices and housing in Shrewsbury at the former site of Spag's retail store will take place in June.

Region's incubators driven by startup culture

Laura Finaldi |

Central Massachusetts' rapidly growing startup and craftsman culture has created a need for more collaborative spaces, like incubators, accelerators and coworking spaces.

Outsourced Ideology: Sending the dirty work of clean energy north

Laura Finaldi |

Unable and unwilling to install the necessary infrastructure for renewable energy, Central Mass. has teamed with the rest of southern New England to pay far-flung locations to help meet the region's lofty goals for emissions-free electricity.

Movers & Shakers

BEN RIVEST is now director of business development at Sustainable Comfort, Inc. in Worcester. He was promoted from the role of project manager. Rivest, who has been with Sustainable Comfort since it opened in 2014, will work to expand the customer base. He is a 2008...

Starting a business

By Andy and Emiy Proos |

Here are ten steps to starting a business from a father and daughter team that founded a technology startup.

Clinton Savings names new CIO

Sam Bonacci |

Clinton Savings Bank announced Friday that Mary Dean has been promoted to senior vice president and chief information officer for the bank with branches throughout Central Massachusetts.

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