Eric Dickson, president and CEO of nonprofit UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, said for-profit providers need a nonprofit community partner to ensure they are meeting the needs of the community.

For-profit medicine changing Central Mass. health care

Emily Micucci |

Profit-driven health care is a growing local and national trend that doesn't necessarily carry ill effects.

The more than 200 member companies, like Saint-Gobain Abrasives in Worcester, see MACWIC as a way to attract a broader range of applicants to manufacturing jobs.

Manufacturers reaching out to traditional high schoolers

Laura Finaldi |

Businesses, schools reaching out to non-vocational students and displaced workers to get them interested in manufacturing careers.

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Wachusett Mountain often makes its snow at night, when conditions are better and trails are free of visitors.

Wachusett Mountain attendance up 67%

On the heels of a record snowmaking season, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area has seen a 67-percent increase in visitors compared to last year, when lackluster weather patterns dampened the Princeton resort's attendance.

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Tim McMahon, executive director, Catholic Charities Diocese of Worcester

Catholic Charities to raise profile, volunteer base

Tim McMahon wanted to return to his passion of helping people in need, prompting him to leave his post at the Massachusetts State Lottery to lead Catholic Charities in Worcester on Jan. 3.

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Movers & Shakers

Eleven people in Central Massachusetts have found new positions, including at Fidelity Bank, TechSandBox, the Idea Agency and the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.

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Highest-paid state employees

Ranked by total earnings calendar year 2016

RankEmployeeTotal earningsTitle
1Derek W. Kellogg$1,063,678Head basketball coach, UMass Amherst
2Michael F. Collins, MD$938,075Chancellor & SVP health sciences, UMass Medical School
3Terence R. Flotte, MD$823,753Dean, provost & exec. deputy chancellor, UMass Medical School

Source: Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, MassOpenBooks project

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