From left: Ken Bates, TIna M. Sbrega, Curtis Stillman, Halley Stillman, Sonny Vo.

WBJ announces the 2019 Business Leaders of the Year awards

The winners of the WBJ Business Leaders of the Year awards have made bold choices on the path to success.

Dr. Julia Johnson, the chair of the obstetrics
and gynecology department at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

Making babies: UMass to open region's first IVF clinic for $1.4M

Grant Welker |

UMass Memorial is hoping to bring more family planning services to Worcester and keep couples from having to travel outside the area.

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How To

10 Things I Know About ... Establishing thought leadership

Heather Caouette |

Done effectively, thought leadership builds credibility and trust in your business.

101: Struggling employees


Whatever the issue, managers have to deal with struggling employees who may drag down the rest of their team – and the sooner the better.

Tax reform, one year later


The man who gave me hives doesn't get enough credit

Renee Diaz |
  • Briefing
  • Shop Talk
  • Movers & Shakers
  • Opinion
City officials are split on the desired action at Midtown Mall.

Worcester officials worry about minority businesses in Midtown Mall taking

The businesses are typically small and minority-owned shops paying inexpensive rent. Finding a similar location with similar rent could be difficult.

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Rob Lewandowski & Tim Harvey, Regional vice president & project executive,
Manafort Brothers, Inc. Worcester

Manafort eyes large Worcester contracts

With the hype around the region's economic activity increasing, Manafort Brothers is looking to land more work in Central Mass., and particularly in Worcester.

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Movers & Shakers

Check out which Central Mass. professionals have landed new positions recently.

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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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