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Kickstarter offers funding jolt to Central Mass. ventures

Sam Bonacci |

Robert Crowley didn't think there was enough support to re-create the recipe for large-format instant film that was lost with the fold of Polaroid, but a Kickstarter campaign proved him wrong. The...

Fresh Beginnings

The Lawn Doctor has started service in MetroWest and Worcester County. The franchise is owned by Jeff Angus and Glenn Farrell, who operate the Lawn Doctor of Fairfield...

Central Mass. banks, credit unions move toward Apple Pay

LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

Given its origins as a credit union specifically for employees of technology pioneer Digital Equipment Corp., it's no surprise that Digital Federal Credit Union serves a lot of people who like fancy...

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.

Workers' Credit Union results bring 'GiveBack' to members

The board of directors for the Workers' Credit Union approved a payout of more than $2.5 million to members as a result of the credit union's performance in 2014, according to a news release...

Berkshire Bank parent acquisition wins seller’s approval

The parent company of Berkshire Bank will take over Springfield-based Hampden Bancorp next month after Hampden’s stockholders approved the sale, the bank announced Thursday.

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.

Baker backs re-authorization of Ex-Im Bank


Gov. Charlie Baker has signed onto a letter calling on Capitol Hill leaders to reauthorize the official U.S. export credit agency.

IC Federal expands in Worcester

Fitchburg-based IC Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening for its new Worcester branch at 947 West Boylston St. next month. The office opened Thursday.

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