Members of the Hudson Business Improvement District steering committee include (from left) Chuck Randall, who owns the building Armsby Abbey's sister restaurant will occupy; Mae Zagami, owner of Creative Designs in Kitchens; Arthur Redding, owner of Hudson Appliance; and restauranteur Karim El-Gamal of Rail Trail Flatbread, New City Microcreamery and Less Than Greater Than.

Business improvement district capitalizing on Hudson's momentum

Grant Welker |

Downtown Hudson is taking advantage of new buzzed-about businesses by forming a business improvement district to help with aesthetics, parking and marketing.

Chuck Anderson is one of about 40 users to charge an electric vehicle at WPI.

Electric vehicle charging stations popping up in Central Mass.

Grant Welker |

In Central Massachusetts, more electric car charging stations are popping up, and they're being used far more than ever.

GateHouse Media's holdings in Central Mass. include three daily, five weeklies and one monthly magazine.

The newspaper giant of Central Mass.

Zachary Comeau |

Chances are now very high daily community news coming out of Central Massachusetts will be from a publication owned by a large media corporation, with a strong commitment to the bottom line.

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Washington Square in Worcester is anchored by Union Station.

Worcester chamber: Union Station underutilized

As developers descend upon downtown Worcester and attempt to remake the city's center, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is hoping to tap into that optimism by utilizing Union Station's economic potential.

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Wallace Andrews, President & CEO, Interglobal Communication Group, LLC, Worcester

Call center founder has become a $10M steward of the community

Wallace Andrews has established and operated call centers all over the world first for Minnesota camera maker Polaroid and then Massachusetts computer company Digital Equipment Corp. before striking out on his own.

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Movers & Shakers

HEATHER BELAIR has been promoted to vice president and virtual branch manager for Bay State Savings Bank's 28 Franklin St. location in Worcester. Belair, who lives in West Boylston, joined the bank as a part-time student teller in 2003 at its Auburn High School branch.

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Top SBA Lenders

Ranked by total number of loans issued in Massachusetts, fiscal year 2018

RankLenderNo. of loansAmount of loans
1Eastern Bank, Natick565$43,285,500
2TD Bank, Worcester227$14,203,100
3Citizens Bank, Natick144$21,142,500

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration and lender websites

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