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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.

Central Mass. hospitals keep an eye on Partners

LIVIA GERSHON SPECIAL TO THE WORCESTER BUSINESS JORUNAL |

Edward Moore, president and CEO of the Harrington HealthCare System, has been keeping a close eye on developments with Partners HealthCare, the enormous and fast-growing eastern Massachusetts health...

Another record quarter for IPG Photonics

Rick Saia |

As it had forecast earlier this month, IPG Photonics of Oxford turned in a better-than-expected financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2014, reporting revenue of $207.4 million and net income...

Q&A with Karen Chapman, President, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

Rick Saia |

When her predecessor retired last year, Karen Chapman had already been well established at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, having been its vice president for 12 years. At the time of her...

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