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Worcester business Imperial Distributors reinvests in city

As Worcester strives to grow its business base with new hotels, an expanding medical industry and courting startups, the city continues to rely upon long-time businesses, many of which started here...

Framingham pushing for $34-million downtown MassBay campus

Emily Micucci |

Local stakeholders are in the process of re-pitching a $34-million downtown Framingham satellite campus of Massachusetts Bay Community College to the Baker Administration after a host of community...

Startups, unicorns and realistic expectations

Ken Cook |

I am a fan of startups and entrepreneurism, having worked with them my entire professional career. I've written books for them, built businesses around them and through Inc. Magazine consulted with...

Middlesex Savings honored for new biz lending

The Massachusetts office of the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded Natick-based Middlesex Savings Bank with its Lender of the Year to New Business Award.

Construction begins on 237 Worcester apartments

Sam Bonacci |

Construction has kicked off on the first part of a key residential component to the City Square revival of downtown Worcester.

Activists: Mass. marijuana legalization not to be affected by Ohio failure


With at least five states -- Massachusetts possibly among them -- expected to vote on proposals to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana for recreational use next year, activists said the failure of a...

High-end comes to Worcester's downtown

Sam Bonacci |

In one fell swoop, a 168-room hotel has done something that years of development efforts have been striving for: align Worcester's downtown with the words luxury, premiere and high-end.

Baby steps add up in downtown Worcester

The hoopla surrounding this month's announcement of a $33-million, high-end luxury hotel for downtown Worcester may seem a bit overhyped, but given the step-by-step nature of economic revitalization,...

Movers & Shakers

TODD DONOHOE was hired as a commercial lender at Hometown Bank in Oxford. He was most recently a vice president and small business relationship manager at Santander Bank...

$29,000 grant to support Holy Cross service group

Carol McDonald |

Working for Worcester – a group founded by students at the College of the Holy Cross in 2012 to make improvements around the city – has won a $29,000 grant from The Health Foundation of...

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