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40 Under Forty: The soaking-wet winners of the WBJ cover contest

Brad Kane |

July 17 – the day WBJ had scheduled nearly all of the group and individual photo shoots for

Entrepreneurship isn't wonderful all the time

In almost seven years total of business, I have seen my afternoon hobby blossom into a flourishing company.

40 Under Forty: Alexis Kelleher, 28

Kelleher, whose family owns George's Coney Island, was just 27 when she bought Crust Bake Shop from her boss last year, after starting as a baker in 2014.

WBJ announces the 40 Under Forty for 2018

With this year's WBJ 40 Under Forty, you see the people who could turn the cultural renaissance from a well-started idea to a full-blown reality.

Inc. 5000 honors 16 fast-growing Central Mass. firms

Zachary Comeau |

A total of 16 Central Massachusetts companies made Inc. 5000's 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country.

B&Bs vs. Airbnbs

Grant Welker |

Bed-and-breakfasts used to be the little guys on the block in hospitality before anyone could rent their place on Airbnb. But in Central Mass., at least, they're holding their own.

Weed & the workplace

Zachary Comeau |

With cannabis legal to use in Massachusetts since December 2016, a worker could go home and toke up, akin to stopping by a pub for a beer. Well, not really.

Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary a homecoming for Good Chemistry

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry has been leasing their 9 Harrison St. space in Worcester for five years. On Thursday, the city's first medical marijuana dispensary will finally open.

Craft brewers can shift distributors under new bill

State House News Service |

Certain craft brewers would have new freedom to change how their suds are sold under a bill that moved out of a powerful House committee on the last day of formal sessions.

$600M economic development bill aims to correct imbalances

State House News Service |

The Senate's chairman of the Economic Development Committee said a $600 million economic development bill's investments and policy sections are "really going to get at the heart of the imbalance we...

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