WBJ names the 2018 Best of Business Award winners

Brad Kane |

If you're looking for good companies and organizations to help your business prosper, we recommend you take a look at this list.

UMass Medical School researcher Raffi Van Aroian shows visitors a microscoptic look at a hookworm in his lab.

UMass Medical researchers conducting global research

Grant Welker |

Their work may not yield patents worth billions, but UMass Medical School researchers are conducting ambitious work trying to solve problems on the other side of the planet.

Rail Trail employees helped the company meet its financial goals by a paper-thin $80 last year.

Hudson's Rail Trail Flatbread Co. opens up its books to workers

Zachary Comeau |

Every employee at the restaurant – and soon two others across the street owned and operated by the same group – is taught the economics of running a restaurant, and to a greater extent,...

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Five ways construction firms can reduce workers' comp premiums

Ross Amato |

For anyone owning a construction company, workers' comp insurance is an inevitable necessity. But by learning how the system works, construction executives will be able to better manage and plan for...

101: Setting goals

Susan Shalhoub |

Ringing in 2018 means more than just resolving to go to the gym every morning or organizing your sock drawer

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More homes listed for sale in January in Worcester are breaking up the logjam of demand for single-family houses in the county.

Worcester County becoming home-owning destination

The median price of a single-family home in Worcester County was $257,700 in November, an increase of just over 11 percent from last November, a signal the county is becoming a desirable place in which to live.

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Donald Doyle, President and CEO of Webster Five.

Webster Five wants $1B the right way

Donald Doyle took over leadership of Webster Five in May 2016, looking to transition the community mutual bank into the future. This March, the company is set to celebrate its 150th anniversary while it prepares for a time when most of its assets will be from Millennials.

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Movers & shakers

PAUL MATHISEN is Worcester Polytechnic Institute's new sustainability director as of Jan. 1. Mathisen, a civil and environmental engineering professor, succeeds John Orr. Mathisen is a co-director of two WPI sustainability projects, the Boston Project Center and the Massachusetts Water Resource Outreach Center. He and Orr worked together on WPI's campus sustainability plans.

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Ad & marketing communications firms

Ranked by annual gross billings, then no. of local employees

RankFirmGross billingsYear founded
1Davis Advertising, Worcester$25 million1948
2Turtle Transit Inc., Hudson$5 million2001
3Wakefly Inc., Marlborough$4.7 million2002

Source: Each firm via survey

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