UMass Memorial personnel train on the new Epic system in September, in anticipation of the electronic system's launch this past Sunday.
ON THE COVER

UMass Memorial unleashes $650M electronic system

Emily Micucci |

After two years of preparation , UMass Memorial went live on Oct. 1 with a new electronic health records system.

 
Wormtown's new $300,000 canning line will enable the brewer to distribute its beers more efficiently.

Wormtown Brewery to triple its Worcester space

ERIC GOUDREAU |

The brewer's Worcester expansion should allow it to meet demand while developing new flavors.

Mark Lannon, a 35-year manager at Elwood Adams Hardware, talks to a customer before the store closed permanently in September.

Historic hardware store closing on Main Street

Grant Welker |

A 235-year-old hardware store is the latest retailer to close downtown, even as Worcester seeks to bring new activity to Main Street.

 
How To

101: Out-of-area recruiting

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

There are many reasons not to limit a company recruiting effort to local potential employees.

Marketing: In-house or outsource?

LAURA DiBENEDETTO |

Deciding whether to hire in-house marketers or to outsource to an agency isn't always easy. Every situation is different, and there are variables. To keep things simple, I suggest...

10 things I know about ... backup solutions and disaster recovery

Michael Kierman |
 
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Whitinsville Water Co. has served Northbridge for 60 years and proposed a 25-percent rate increase.

Companies battle over Northbridge water rights

The Riverdale Water Co., a privately owned supplier of water, is again angling to sell water to the Town of Northbridge.

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Renee King, founder and owner, The Queen's Cups

The joy & pain of selling 300% more cupcakes

Since moving to Worcester's Canal District from Millbury, The Queen's Cups has quadrupled its revenues, creating a whole new animal for founder Renee King to manage.

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Movers & Shakers

HMEA and Stowe & Degon are among the five Worcester-area companies announcing recent hires and promotions.

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Lists

Top breweries in Central Mass.

Ranked by number of barrels produced in 2016

RankBrewerAnnual productionYear founded
1Wachusett Brewing Co., Westminster51,239 barrels1993
2Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Framingham34,000 barrels2011
3Wormtown Brewery, Worcester16,520 barrels2010

Source: Each brewer via survey



 
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