NAL'S Paint Center acquires local paint supply firm

Laura Finaldi |

NAL'S Paint Center of Worcester and Auburn announced it has acquired another local paint supply company for an undisclosed sum.

Accolades & Honors

Attorneys Lisa M. Neely and Annette M. Hines were honored by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Movers & Shakers

The region's latest Movers & Shakers.

101: How to be a smooth executive

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

Charisma is that special something, that confidence and personality that light up any networking venue and make people around you feel respected and heard.

Having fun identifying your corporate strengths

KELLY PAQUIN |

There are many blocks needed to build a successful business. These blocks are dynamic and contain specific infrastructures and characteristics, but fit together in a cohesive manner.

NJ company is looking to a new CFO in Shrewsbury to reach new heights

SLOANE M. PERRON |

Two decades ago, Kevin O'Sullivan worked with a small biotech company named Valeritas in his Worcester incubator Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives on what felt like groundbreaking technology at a time – a wearable insulin-dispensing device for Type 2 diabetes.

Greater Boston companies want Central Mass. cultural benefits

Emily Micucci |

As a further sign in the growing demand for Central Mass. real estate, more MetroWest and Boston companies are reaching out to local cultural institutions to provide employees with area benefits.

Worcester industrial vacancy rate at 40%

Emily Micucci |

Worcester's industrial building are 40-percent empty, as landlords can't reconcile costly upgrades with the impact on their tax bill, especially for small manufacturers.

New Sweet beverage director hopes to raise the bar

Laura Finaldi |

Veteran bartender and beverage consultant Ryan Goodspeed has advised cruise ships, Fortune 500 companies, restaurants and others on their drink programs. Now, the Central Massachusetts native is back at home and has been tasked with amplifying the bar program at Sweet Kitchen & Bar on Shrewsbury...

Why The Sole Proprietor decided not to move downtown

Laura Finaldi |

Owners of the Sole Propietor decided not to move the popular Highland Street restaurant after about a year of considering a new Mercantile Center location.

Littleton building sold for $4.4M

Laura Finaldi |

An 80,064-square foot-office building in Littleton with high-tech and medical device tenants was sold for $4,375,000, according to the company that represented the seller.

Concord biotech Zebra partners with AbbVie

Laura Finaldi |

Zebra Biologics Inc., a Concord-based emerging pre-clinical biotechnology company, is collaborating with Worcester global biopharma AbbVie to discover agonist antibody therapies for inflammatory diseases.

IDG to be acquired by Chinese cos.

Laura Finaldi |

International Data Group, Inc. (IDG) of Boston, which owns Framingham-based International Data Corporation, is being acquired by two Chinese companies, the buyers announced Thursday.

Over 63K sq. ft. leased, sold in MetroWest deals

Laura Finaldi |

Greater Boston Commercial Properties of Northborough announced four leasing deals totaling more than 25,000 square feet and the procurement for a direct buyer of a 38,000 square foot building, all in MetroWest.

Central Mass. docs make Harvard Pilgrim honor roll

Emily Micucci |

Seven Central Massachusetts physician practices have been named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's annual Physician Group Honor Roll.

AG plans to fight Eversource rate increase

State House News Service |

Attorney General Maura Healey plans to challenge Eversource's request to increase its electric rates by $96 million, saying the utility company should instead be delivering savings to customers.

HP to acquire SimpliVity for $650M

Brad Kane |

California computer giant Hewlett Packard Enterprises plans to acquire Westborough data storage provider SimpliVity for $650 million, which is a significant decrease over its assessed value two years ago.

Solect to install 446 kw array for Medford firm

Savannah Donohue |

Hopkinton solar installer Solect Energy has partnered with a Medford-based specialty food distributor to install a 446-kilowatt solar array on the roof of the distributor's 75,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility.

A better way to sharpen skates

Russ Layton wants to make ice skate sharpening as accessible as everything else seems to be in 2017. In this age of Amazon Prime and Blue Apron, it seemed silly to Layton, an engineer by trade, that getting ice skates sharpened can still be such an ordeal.

Raytheon completes GPS testing for U.S. military

Raytheon Company said testing of an important component of a GPS operational control system it is developing for the U.S. Air Force is complete.

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