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Fidelity Bank builds on merger momentum


Thanks mostly to its merger with Barre Savings Bank in April, Fidelity Bank has grown to the second largest mutual bank in Worcester County.

State banking commissioner named


The Baker administration is switching up the leadership at the state's banking division, which supervises more than 200 banks and credit unions with total combined assets exceeding $400 billion.

Banks, SBA increase small biz lending

Laura Finaldi |

Banks in Worcester County have boosted their SBA lending, following a push from the agency to increase lending to small businesses and traditionally underserved populations.

Keep up the small business loans

The more Central Massachusetts firms who take the plunge and finance new investment and growth through small business loans, the stronger our economy will be.

Hopkinton tech firm raises $1.12M in venture capital

Sam Bonacci |

A Hopkinton company has raised over $1 million in venture capital to fund a market expansion.

40 under 40: Emily DeGray

DeGray began her finance career as a part-time bank teller, a college job that led her to be an assistant branch manager before ascending to her current position as the branch manager and loan...

GFA names new Winchendon branch manager

The GFA Federal Credit Union announced Thursday it promote Nicole Blais as the manager of the Winchendon branch for the credit union.

Mass. biopharma sector grew 34%


Employment in biopharmaceutical manufacturing in Massachusetts grew by 34 percent over the past 10 years.

Fidelity grows to second largest mutual bank in Worcester County

Sam Bonacci |

Following its merger with Barre Savings Bank and strong financial performance in 2015 and into 2016, Fidelity Bank has grown to the second largest mutual bank in Worcester County, CEO Edward Manzi...

Non-compete legislation fails to make end of session deadline


House and Senate lawmakers fell short in reaching a deal that would have limited the use of non-compete agreements between employers and employees.

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