Railers President Michael Myers is a former executive from the Worcester Sharks, planning to use his first-hand knowledge to build a sustainable minor league hockey team in the city.

Worcester Railers plan to succeed where others failed

Grant Welker |

The Worcester Railers plan to succeed where two other minor-league hockey teams failed, by creating stronger ties to the community.

Associate Vice-President of Facilities Management Jon Wyman (left) and Dean of Students Jason Zelesky, outside the MWCC Bemis Student Center

MWCC's 100-day construction project

Grant Welker |

To minimize disruption, the community college built its new $3.5M space between semesters in just 100 days.

MTD will nearly double its production space later this year, the result of reaping the rewards of a specialized niche in medical device manufacturing.

Manufacturers bringing jobs back to Central Mass.

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Local manufacturers prefer to have their production lines nearby, rather than losing control by offshoring to low-labor-cost countries.

How To

101:Motivating employees to train


If only it could be that easy to get employees excited about professional development sessions and ramped up for the knowledge to come.

Why legal support is important for small businesses


When companies are starting up, they often overlook the necessity of including legal support in the budget.

10 Things I know about recruiting top talent from colleges

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The TaraVista Behavorial Health facility in Devens treats people with opioid addictions, along with other substance abuse and mental health issues.

Healthcare industry optimistic as opioid deaths slow

Overdose deaths from opioids have risen each year since 2010 and have nearly quadrupled, but new Massachusetts data is showing the rate may finally be slowing.

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Allen Fletcher, Retired businessman & developer Harding Green

Allen Fletcher seeks to repopulate Canal District

Allen Fletcher is finally ready to break ground on his long-envisioned development for the property he bought for $900,000 in 2014.

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Mount Wachusett Community College’s board has three new trustees: CLAIRE FREDA, DENISE KINDSCHI GOSSELIN and DEAN TRAN. Freda is a licensed real estate appraiser and broker. Gosselin is a professor emeritus of criminal justice at Western New England University and a retired Massachusetts state trooper. Tran is senior manager at Avid Technologies and Fitchburg City Council member. Pictured (from left) are Board Chairman Robert Antonioni, Student Trustee Gina Vilayphone, Kindschi Gosselin, Freda, Tran and MWCC President James Vander Hooven.

Movers & Shakers

Harrington Physician Services, Mount Wachusett Community College and BayCoast Mortgage Company are among companies announcing recent hires and promotions.

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Top tourist attractions

Ranked by 2017 annual attendance

RankAttraction2017 attendanceNo. of employees
1Great Wolf Lodge New England, Fitchburg500,000650
2Southwick's Zoo, Mendon500,000180
3Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton500,0001,000

Source: Each attraction via survey

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