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Top SBA lenders in Central Mass. *

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Parent of Berkshire Bank acquires Firestone Financial for $53M

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, the parent company of Berkshire Bank, is buying Needham-based Firestone Financial Corp.

Worcester Credit Union closing Main Street branch

Worcester Credit Union’s branch at 315 Main St. will close later this summer. The last day the branch will be open is Aug. 21, according to the credit union’s website.

Boots to bootstrapping: Military vets find host of resources to succeed in business

BY LIVIA GERSHON Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

The transition from military to civilian life is a notoriously tough one, but many veterans have a set of skills that's well suited to running a business. And there are a number of public- and...

Credit union to give $3M back to members

Workers’ Credit Union, based in Fitchburg, has announced a $3 million give back in 2016 for its members after it met financial goals.

Marlborough focuses on smaller players with proposed loan fund

Emily Micucci |

Corporate giants such as GE Healthcare Life Sciences and Boston Scientific have lifted Marlborough's profile as a prime destination for businesses by making the city their home in the last couple of...

Top Accounting Firms

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United Bank’s 1Q net, dividend climb


The parent of Connecticut’s United Bank posted higher first-quarter net income than any of its Connecticut and Massachusetts predecessors on strong residential and commercial loan demand and...

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...

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