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Record 2Q revenue for IPG Photonics

IPG Photonics reported a second-quarter revenue leap of 22 percent, as well as a 25 percent rise in earnings per share, thanks in part to increased sales of its high-power fiber lasers, the...

Harrington HealthCare to open urgent care center

Emily Micucci |

Southbridge-based Harrington HealthCare System is the latest Central Massachusetts provider to enter the urgent care business, announcing Tuesday that it will open an urgent care center in Charlton.

Boros: Medicare penalties create 'spillover' impact on all hospital readmissions

Emily Micucci |

Hospital administrators — and the public — now have a more complete picture on Massachusetts hospital readmissions, after the state Center for Health Information and Analysis (CHIA) last...

Fresh Beginnings

It’s About Time, a mobile dry cleaning company from Dudley, is opening a storefront at 40 Hamilton St., Southbridge, on July 1. Owner Chris Treadwell will continue...

Shrewsbury, Southbridge printer servicers merge

Two printer management companies – one in Shrewsbury and the other in Southbridge – have become one, they announced Friday.

27 Central Mass. firms win training funds

Twenty-seven Central Massachusetts companies are among nearly 200 companies in the Bay State that have been awarded state-funded workforce training grants.

Fattman: Mass. foster children need 'electronic backpacks'


Foster children in Massachusetts run a greater risk of having incomplete medical records, receiving duplicate immunizations and being more frequently misdiagnosed, according to a senator...

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...

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