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Pot testing labs approved in Framingham, Salem

State House News Service |

Marijuana regulators on Thursday approved two testing laboratories to inspect recreational marijuana sold in Massachusetts and approved a host of licenses for other Central Mass. cannabis businesses.

Mixed results on MetroWest industrial, office markets

Grant Welker |

The MetroWest property market had a stronger third quarter for occupied office space but weaker results for industrial space.

Dairy Queen to open first Worcester location

Dairy Queen will open by early next year on Grafton Street in Worcester, making it the chain's first location in the city.

Framingham's MCR Labs on tap for final marijuana testing license

Zachary Comeau |

Two marijuana testing labs - including one in Framingham - are set to get their final licenses from the Cannabis Control Commission in what is another huge milestone for the industry.

Stephanie Ramey is transforming $900K into heads in beds

In April, Stephanie Ramey was promoted from corporate and events sales manager to executive director of Discover Central Massachusetts.

Labor vs. Administration: Ballot pits nurses against hospitals

Grant Welker |

Labor-versus-management fights usually take place in a meeting room, or maybe on the picket lines. This one will take place at the polls.

Fidelity Bank sets up $300K microloan funds in Gardner, Winchendon, Templeton

Grant Welker |

Fidelity Bank has set up microloan funds to help small businesses in Gardner and Winchendon, where Colonial Co-Operative Bank, with which Fidelity has merged, had branches.

Movers & Shakers

Eight Central Mass. businesspeople were on the move this issue.

B.Y.O.F.: Local breweries and restaurants have created a symbiotic relationship

Grant Welker |

Breweries often just want to focus on beer, leaving nearby restaurants to benefit and lending a community feel to breweries where patrons are encouraged to bring their own take-out.

Detox facility opening in Millbury

A substance abuse treatment facility will open next month in Millbury with a capacity to treat up to 39 individuals with drug or alcohol addiction.

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