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Mass. must improve at elevating women into executive suite

BY SUSAN WEST ENGELKEMEYER Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Business must take aim at gender imbalance in executive roles. The paucity of women leaders does a disservice to the businesses and organizations they could help.

Nichols study shows Mass. has 'work to do' on women in leadership

Carol McDonald |

Massachusetts businesses still have some work to do in placing women in leadership roles, according to the results of a study out of Nichols College.

Harrington looks ahead to psych unit renovation in Webster

Emily Micucci |

Southbridge-based Harrington HealthCare has begun fundraising for its new psychiatric unit at the former Hubbard Hospital in Webster, the second major project after Harrington opened the new...

Demand pushes IPG numbers higher to start year

IPG Photonics of Oxford started off the year with strong revenue growth and increases in net income thanks to strong demand for their high power fiber lasers, the company reported Tuesday.

QCC, UMass Medical, public schools get life-sciences funding

Carol McDonald |

Quinsigamond Community College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have each received $5 million grants from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC).

Q&A: Brenda Ebode, DPT

Brenda Ebode is director of Rehabilitation Services at Southbridge-based Harrington HealthCare System, which provides a range of rehabilitation services to patients.

Golf courses hope more millennials will come out and tee it up

BRITTANY LOPRIORE |

It's been a long winter, which has delayed the start of spring – and golf – in Central Massachusetts.

NBSB cleared for federal loans to farmers

North Brookfield Savings Bank has received approval from a federal agency to underwrite and service government-backed loans to family farms in Worcester and Hampshire counties.

11 area nursing homes stand out in national rankings

Carol McDonald |

Eleven nursing homes in Central Massachusetts received the top rating in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best nursing homes.

Webster First, Industrial credit unions to merge

Webster First Federal Credit Union (WFFCU), which is based in Worcester, is merging with Boston-based Industrial Credit Union (ICU), the two institutions announced.

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