Johnson leaves Becker with bigger endowment, smarter students

Grant Welker |

Robert Johnson left Becker College after seven years to become the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Karole O'Leary of Horace Mann Educational Associates provides employment training to John Loughlin, who is on the autism spectrum.

More companies seeking employees with autism

Emily Micucci |

Major companies in the past few years have launched hiring initiatives aimed at recruiting people with autism spectrum disorder, adapting the interview process and work environments to meet their...

WBJ announces Family Business Awards finalists

More than just a handful of executives and employees bound by blood and marriage running a company or a nonprofit, true family businesses infuse their operations with the collective values and...

Carmelita Belo, the vice president of the group Preserve Our Lady of Mount Carmel, sits on a front step outside the church.

Mount Carmel church to enter historic redevelopment debate

Grant Welker |

As the demolition protection ends on Mount Carmel, another historic Worcester building enters the debate of preservation vs. teardown.

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Five reasons to trust contractors


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10 things I know about... Small business lending

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  • Shop Talk
  • Movers & Shakers
  • Opinion
Reliant President and CEO Tarek Elsawy

Reliant acquisition would change nonprofit status

Reliant Medical Group's decision to be acquired by for-profit OptumHealth will change the physician network's tax status, allowing it to generate revenue for the cities and towns where it owns real estate.

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Laura Marotta & Stacy Lord Executive director
& Chairman, Creative Hub Worcester, Inc.

Money, passion creating Worcester's creative hub

Laura Marotta & Stacy Lord took a giant step toward bringing their vision of a collaborative Worcester artists space to life by buying the former Worcester Boys Club building on Ionic Avenue.

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Movers & Shakers

The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, Reliant Medical Group, Clinton Financial Services, and others all either hired or promoted employees.

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Notable mergers & acquisitions

Ranked by sale price for deals completed from June 2017 to May 2018

RankBuyerSale priceSeller
1Crown Castle International Corp., Houston, Texas$7.1 billionLightower Fiber Networks, Boxborough
2Sycamore Partners, New York, N.Y.$6.9 billionStaples Inc., Framingham
3Fidelity Bank, Fitchburg$870 million (merger)Colonial Co-operative Bank, Gardner

Source: SEC filings, press releases, news reports

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