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WBJ announces the 2017 Outstanding Women in Business

This year's winners are Margaret Briggs, AiVi Nguyen, Cheryl Eidinger-Taylor, Karen Duffy, Jill Green Lebow and Angela Bovill.

 
WPI freshman Sadie Dominguez, in the school's Salisbury Labs, discovered in high school that she wanted to study programming. She's one of five recipients of a new scholarship program to encourage women to study STEM subjects.

Colleges, companies recruit women into STEM fields

Grant Welker |

STEM fields have very few women, but colleges are working to change that. At WPI, this fall's freshman class was 44-percent female, up from 34 percent a year ago – WPI's previous high mark.

Patrick Burns, a worker at SJC Custom Drums' Soutbridge faciility, applies a decorative finish of skulls and alien heads to a drum.

SJC Custom Drums grows its punk rock business

Zachary Comeau |

Located inside a small, unassuming, cramped brick building in the heart of one of Central Massachusetts' manufacturing hotbeds is a drummer's Mecca.

 
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Investment fraud: easy money or not

Bob Ainsworth |

I have inside information XYZ stock is about to double. You don't want to lose out on this opportunity, but I need an answer right away.

How proposals demonstrate respect (or lack of respect)

The Rainmaker, Ken Cook |

Do you use boilerplate language in proposals? My guess is most of you reading this do use it in some capacity

101: Keeping a work journal

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

Three crucial keys to understanding HIPAA compliance

MICHELLE DROLET |

10 things I know about ... starting a business from scratch

Joy Rachelle Murrieta |
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A picker at one of Amazon's fulfillment facilities prepares items for shipment.

Breaking down the Central Mass. bids for Amazon

Of the 238 cities and states who submitted bids to attract online retail giant Amazon's second headquarters, three are from Central Massachusetts.

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Geert Cauwenbergh, president and CEO, RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp., Marlborough.

RXi trying to break through to a Nobel $100B market

For more than a decade, RXi has been developing drugs using RNAi technology, the discovery of which in 1998 won UMass Medical School researcher Craig Mello and his partner Andrew Fire the Nobel Prize.

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Movers & Shakers

The American Antiquarian Society, the Boys & Girls Club, Quality Beverage and Bethany Hill Place were among those making appointments and promotions.

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Lists

Highest-paid executives in Central Mass.

Ranked by total compensation in fiscal year 2016 for public companies

RankNameCompanyTotal compensation
1Ernie Herrman, president*The TJX Cos. Inc., Framingham$20,180,755
2Carol M. Meyrowitz, CEOThe TJX Cos. Inc., Framingham$19,559,697
3Michael F. Mahoney, president & CEOBoston Scientific Corp., Marlborough$12,026,183

Source: SEC proxy statements *Served as president through FY2016, currently CEO



 
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