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Moves & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

Where did my charitable deduction go?


When the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in December, the often-rumored-to-be-cut charitable contribution deduction survived.

Guacamole, pink cookies and why I provide extra paid maternity leave

I am the proud owner of a small business, but it hasn't been so small since we moved from Millbury to Worcester last year.

City of Immigrants: Foreign-born residents have unusually large impact on Worcester's economy

Grant Welker |

Immigrants in Worcester are more likely than native citizens to start their own business and have bachelor's degrees, giving them a disproportionate share of the economy.

Discover Marble increasing workforce 29% after Millbury expansion

Grant Welker |

Discover Marble & Granite is expecting to break ground next week on a 22,000-square-foot building on Route 20 in Millbury in an expansion of its headquarters.

CCC on lookout for products that might appeal to children

State House News Service |

Massachusetts regulators want to keep a close eye on the types of marijuana products that will be for sale to adults once marijuana retailers open and whether those products might appeal to children.

Seven Central Mass. entities receive collaborative workspace funding

Seven entities in Central Massachusetts have received a share of $2.2 million in state grants to help spur entrepreneurship and small businesses.

Manufacturing and health care lead new South Worcester County economic development plan

Communities in South Worcester County can now apply for public works grants and economic assistance programs.

Outstanding Women in Business 2018: Lancaster started a $16M business out of her house

Grant Welker |

Less than a year after graduating from Bentley University with a finance degree, Marianne Lancaster was unhappy in her job until she got a pitch from relatives.

Outstanding Women in Business 2018: Brock leaves her mark on Central Mass. cornerstones


Growing up in Southborough and then attending college at Lowell University, Sandra Brock, chief engineer and vice president at Nitsch Engineering, knew her strong math ability could open career doors.

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