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Worcester small business microloan center to open

Sam Bonacci |

The South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC) is set to open a new center in Worcester on Wednesday that will provide low-interest microloans to small businesses and underserved entrepreneurs...

Foreclosure petitions jumped 118 percent in December

Sam Bonacci |

Massachusetts petitions to begin the foreclosure process spiked by 118 percent in December, finishing a year that saw finalized foreclosures rise by 21 percent.

Community banks embrace fintech to meet technology demands

Laura Finaldi |

As a result of technological advances, the financial technology, or “fintech” industry, has emerged, and it has changed the way banks do business, according to local bankers and experts.

Movers & Shakers

GARETH CHARTER is now director of sales for the Worcester region at MassLive, a news service. He has more than 27 years of experience in the media business, first as a...

Marlborough launches small business loans

Sam Bonacci |

The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has launched the Marlborough Area Community Loan Fund aimed at supporting local economic development through lending to small businesses.

$200K loaned to North Central businesses

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) has recently granted three small business loans totaling $194,000 to help selected businesses expand while retaining 60 jobs in the...

North County chamber to finance small biz growth

Roy Nascimento took over as leader of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce one year ago, succeeding David L. McKeehan, the North Central chamber's only chief executive since its...

UMass Memorial returns to investment grade at perfect time

UMass Memorial Health Care has been returned to an investment-grade status weeks before seeking $177 million in financing for future projects and refinancing of existing debt. The timing...

Best of Business 2016: Professional Services

From banking to insurance, here are the Best of Business for professional services in 2016.

Best of Business 2016: Multimedia Services

Here are the best multimedia services in Central Massachusetts for 2016.

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