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Central Mass. nonprofits share $383K of state small-business grants

Seven nonprofits in Central Massachusetts will share $383,000 among more than $2 million statewide given by the Baker Administration to help small businesses.

Social pot consumption could be limited

State House News Service |

If state marijuana regulators decide to allow people to use marijuana in specific public places, its consumption could be limited to vaping and edibles.

FDA grants approval for Bose hearing aid

Zachary Comeau |

The first hearing aid authorized for use in the U.S. enabling users to fit, program and control the device on their own will be marketed by Framingham-based Bose Corp.

'Manufacturing is back' at MassMEP symposium

According to John Killam, the state's manufacturing industry is as robust as ever.

Health Connector joins with SBA to spread health care information

State House News Service |

The Massachusetts Health Connector agreed to an alliance with a federal agency to help spread information to companies about its insurance program for businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

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.

Slow pot industry rollout shrinks tax estimate

State House News Service |

Saying Massachusetts has missed out on $16 million in marijuana taxes, officials behind the 2016 legal marijuana ballot question on Monday pointed to staffing levels and bureaucracy at the Cannabis...

Let’s get creative

In the last decade, Central Massachusetts has become a hot spot for creative restaurateurs, brewers and distillers growing their locally owned establishments. Who knew that's where we'd...

10 Things I Know About … Millennial employee engagement

Danielle J. Clark |

Millennials are the largest share of the workforce and by 2025, Millennials will be 75 percent of workers.

Grand Bargain fallout: Restaurants look to price increases, staffing cuts to survive 80% minimum wage hike

Zachary Comeau |

Balancing costs and payroll in the restaurant industry already with a low-profit margin is now going to be more difficult with wages for restaurant employees increasing over the next five years.

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