Chip Norton, the owner of Franklin Realty Advisors Inc., the owner and developer of Mercantile Center.

Mercantile Center replacing long-dead Worcester Galleria

Grant Welker |

New spaces along the edges of the center's towers are envisioned as restaurants and other retail uses that will enliven a development with 642,000 square feet of space – almost 30 percent of...


Crust's new owner seeks to elevate Worcester's bread game

Laura Finaldi |

As a first-time business owner, Alexis Kelleher has her sights set on maintaining the quality Crust has cultivated, and on selling to more area restaurants.

Richard Burke, CEO of Fallon Health, which has reported two straight years of losses but still has more than $150 million in net assets.

Years of losses make local insurers attractive to larger companies

Emily Micucci |

With court decisions blocking mergers of the nation's top health insurers, it's likely those companies will look to acquire smaller players.

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Three ways to guide cost-reduction considerations


All company cost reductions are not created equal. Waiting until there is a problem in your business might be too late to make cost-cutting maneuvers that can have long-term benefits.

Plan ahead to manage busy season

Carla McCall |

The accounting profession is known for its ability to meet crucial filing dates that can change an entire year for business clients and individuals. The pressure is on during that...

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The rendering from OnSite Builders & Development of Westwood shows the extent of the Lincoln Square Courthouse Residences proposal to the city.

Four new plans for vacant Worcester courthouse

A $35-million proposal for the former Worcester County Courthouse calls for 300 market-rate apartments in two new buildings and a reuse of the 1800s court building with office and retail space.

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Jason Eastty, the owner and founder of Escape Games Worcester.

Plotting your escape at Escape Games Worcester

In just over a year since clients started paying Jason Eastty to lock them in rooms with creative puzzle-solving required to exit, he has hosted corporate groups with 270 people, bachelor parties and one failed marriage proposal.

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Sullivan Insurance Group, Jericho Road and The Bridge of Central Massachusetts have all made recent hires or promotions.

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