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Rotmans leader launches new firm

The head of Rotmans Furniture in Worcester has launched a Boston-based distribution company that aims to sell eco-friendly materials and components for the home furnishings, apparel and other markets.

New life on tap for Framingham's old Dennison complex?

Emily Micucci |

Town officials are intrigued by a proposal to expand Framingham's only brewery, Jack's Abby Brewing, inside a building formerly occupied Dennison Manufacturing Co., the paper products manufacturer...

Ashland firm, WPI collaborate on stem-cell treatment

Emily Micucci |

Ashland-based NuVascular Technologies Inc. said it has obtained exclusive licensing rights to commercialize a stem cell device that allows the heart to repair itself and improve its functions in as...

Report: Small business job growth lags general economy

Small businesses across the country posted employment gains in December despite experiencing a recovery that’s slower than the rest of the economy, according to research by the software...

Gardner web designer buys Leominster firm

Rick Saia |

Web and graphic design services provider Agape Creative of Leominster has been acquired by InConcert Web Solutions of Gardner, InConcert announced today. Financial terms were not disclosed.

From interior design to medical devices, local entrepreneur secures 4th patent

Emily Micucci |

A few years ago, Jennifer Davagian Ensign was a master seamstress, running a custom interior design business in Sudbury. Today, she's the CEO of a Concord-based medical device company that holds...

Small-business optimism grows across U.S.

Rick Saia |

More owners of small businesses plan to boost capital spending amid a jump in sales, according to a key small-business association.

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Banks seeing more business demand for mobile apps

Sam Bonacci |

With a mini-computer in the hands of everyone who has a smartphone, mobile banking has been a growing part of retail banking, but access to account information on phones and tablets is...

Mass. SBA loans top $595M

Massachusetts small business owners received 2,397 loans worth more than $595 million from the U.S. Small Business Administration in fiscal year 2014, which ended September 30.

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