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January 16, 2017
Has your business' recovery since the Great Recession been better than average?
January 09, 2017
Is Worcester a viable location for today's industrial tenants?
January 02, 2017
Will you increase your employees' salaries this year?
December 26, 2016
What will be the main impact of Worcester's split tax policies?
December 19, 2016
Are you interacting with Boston-area companies and residents more than you used to?
December 12, 2016
Should sales of marijuana be delayed by communities?
December 05, 2016
Would you be willing to work for less for a company that has an inspiring purpose?
November 29, 2016
How is your business dealing with the halt to the overtime law change?
November 21, 2016
How do you feel about Boston companies expanding into Central Massachusetts?
November 14, 2016
Will your employees be able to use marijuana?
November 07, 2016
Have you made use of the Worcester airport since JetBlue commercial flights began?
October 31, 2016
With all electronic tolling now in place on Massachusetts roads, how do you think it will impact your business?
October 24, 2016
What makes for the best office environment?
October 17, 2016
When looking for new space, is it important to keep your business within its current community?
October 10, 2016
Does more need to be done to ensure equality between professional men and women?
October 03, 2016
Do you think retailers should be closed on Thanksgiving?
September 26, 2016
Would you consider having electric vehicles in your company fleet?
September 19, 2016
Which four-year school in Worcester do you think is the best?
September 13, 2016
What is the best way to deal with a public relations crisis?
September 05, 2016
Do you believe all the new restaurants in Worcester are part of a true urban revitalization of the city?
August 29, 2016
In light of utilities dropping out of a gas pipeline project, do you agree with the court’s ruling that electric ratepayers should not have to pay for gas pipeline construction?
August 22, 2016
How is your company preparing for the new changes to the overtime law for salaried employees?
August 15, 2016
Are you concerned about the drought negatively impacting your business?
August 08, 2016
Does the city need to loosen historic restrictions to get a developer for the Worcester Auditorium?
August 01, 2016
Do you agree with importing in large amounts of renewable power from out of state?
July 25, 2016
Do you support the addition of these routes knowing taxpayer money will have to fund extensive improvements?
July 18, 2016
Do you support preventing employers from asking about salary history?
July 11, 2016
Do you support raising the cost of parking in Worcester?
July 04, 2016
Do you support reining in non-compete clauses?
June 27, 2016
Is outsourcing a smart move for manufacturers?
June 19, 2016
Do you think that happy hour should be reinstated in the Bay State?
June 13, 2016
Do you think that ratepayers should help pay for incorporating renewable energy into the mix?
June 06, 2016
Are you in favor of recreational marijuana?
May 31, 2016
Do you think these ratings are helpful for the city?
May 23, 2016
Do you think historic, landmark buildings should be demolished in the interest of progress?
May 16, 2016
Are there significant tangible benefits for companies receiving awards?
May 09, 2016
Do you think these new restaurants are positive for Worcester?
May 02, 2016
Do you think the Massachusetts tobacco-purchasing age should be raised to 21?
April 25, 2016
Do you support downtown redevelopment if it includes taking land from owners by eminent domain?
April 18, 2016
Will the new solar law be good for the Massachusetts industry?
April 12, 2016
Are coworking spaces more than just a fad and here to stay?
April 04, 2016
Should regulatory penalties against businesses be publicized?
March 28, 2016
When it comes to business, is there such a thing as too much growth too quickly?
March 21, 2016
Is allowing a medical marijuana dispensary a wise move for the city?
March 14, 2016
Would you take your company public?
March 07, 2016
Do you use the golf course as a meeting space?
March 01, 2016
Do you think the Greendale Mall should continue as a shopping center?
February 22, 2016
Who will you vote for in the March 1 presidential primary?
February 16, 2016
Is there enough capital for small business in Worcester County?
February 08, 2016
If you were in charge of a family company would you sell it to a corporation?
February 01, 2016
Do you think drug prices need to be reined in?
January 25, 2016
Do you use your cell phone while driving?
January 18, 2016
Is having a Boston connection important for your business?
January 11, 2016
Do you envision China's economic issues negatively impacting your company?
January 04, 2016
What is your top business concern heading into 2016?
December 28, 2015
With cheaper alternatives to in-person meetings increasingly available, is business travel becoming a thing of the past?
December 21, 2015
Should the state cut time-and-a-half pay on Sundays?
December 14, 2015
Does having a split tax rate hurt Worcester?
December 08, 2015
Should companies make an effort to add more women to their boards?
November 30, 2015
Should companies strive to switch to full automation?
November 24, 2015
Should workers have to disclose their social media information to employers?
November 16, 2015
Should retailers like REI be open on Black Friday?
November 09, 2015
How can Central Massachusetts attract and retain more young workers?
November 02, 2015
Where does the majority of your business come from?
October 26, 2015
Which will have the biggest impact on Worcester business?
October 19, 2015
Will the Dell acquisition of EMC benefit Central Mass?
October 12, 2015
Will you use this new non-stop train to South Station?
October 05, 2015
Will your business be pursuing energy efficiency efforts this winter?
September 28, 2015
Have you used Airbnb or a similar service?
September 21, 2015
Do you want to see a Worcester Red Sox stadium in the Canal District?
September 14, 2015
How do you feel about the governor pushing for hydropower in the state?
September 07, 2015
When do you think the Federal Reserve will raise its benchmark interest rate?
August 31, 2015
How much does your business rely on sales outside the United States?
August 24, 2015
What’s your biggest worry about the U.S. economy?
August 17, 2015
What do you think of Donald Trump's chances in his bid for the White House?
August 10, 2015
How would you grade Charlie Baker’s performance as governor so far?
August 03, 2015
Should the state prevent employers from disciplining an employee for divulging or openly sharing or discussing information about salary or benefits?
July 27, 2015
Did the U.S. Olympic Committee do the right thing by withdrawing Boston's bid to host the Olympics and look elsewhere?
July 20, 2015
Has your business saved significantly on its energy costs in recent months?
July 13, 2015
How should the Massachusetts legislature handle future sales tax “holidays?”
July 06, 2015
What would you do if the federal government allows more workers to become eligible for overtime pay?
June 29, 2015
How much would hosting Olympic handball at the DCU Center help business in Central Massachusetts?
June 21, 2015
Should the federal government repeal the 2.3-percent medical device tax?
June 15, 2015
Should Worcester use public funds to help bring the Pawtucket Red Sox here?
June 08, 2015
Should Massachusetts lift its net-metering cap to help encourage wider adoption of solar energy?
June 01, 2015
Should a 2016 ballot referendum calling for the legalization of marijuana be binding or not binding?
May 25, 2015
Will a new state-run fiscal control board help improve operations and properly establish the MBTA’s spending priorities?
May 18, 2015
By what percentage did your company’s health insurance premiums rise this year?
May 11, 2015
Which tax policy action for Massachusetts would you favor?
May 04, 2015
How well do you or your HR staff know the details of the state’s new law mandating sick time?
April 27, 2015
What should Massachusetts do with its film tax credit?
April 20, 2015
How essential is your company's website to its ability to do business?
April 13, 2015
Will your business grow over the remainder of 2015?
April 06, 2015
Do you believe the Worcester City Council should attach conditions beyond the deal the city administration already cut with a private developer to sell the former county courthouse?
March 30, 2015
Do you support the Massachusetts attorney general’s proposal to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors?
March 23, 2015
How will a predicted switch to mobile technology impact the way you do business?
March 16, 2015
If Boston were to win the bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and need public money to help pay for them, should the state government be obligated to help?
March 09, 2015
Do you favor a move by Worcester officials to take a serious shot at recruiting the Pawtucket Red Sox to Central Massachusetts?
March 02, 2015
What do you think of the move by major retailers Wal-Mart and TJX to raise their minimum pay levels to $9 an hour?
February 23, 2015
What do you think of the bill intended to narrow the gender wage gap?
February 16, 2015
What's the first thing that should be done to fix the MBTA's problems?
February 09, 2015
By how much will sales at your company change in 2015 compared with 2014?
February 02, 2015
How have the last two snowstorms impacted your business?
January 26, 2015
Should the state be pro-active by regulating marijuana before a possible referendum vote in 2016 that would make it legal for recreational use?
January 19, 2015
As he begins his new job, what should Gov. Baker’s top priority be regarding business and finance?
January 12, 2015
If Boston lands the 2024 Olympic Games, what primary role should Central Massachusetts play?
January 05, 2015
How much have you allocated for raises in 2015?
December 22, 2014
What do you think of the Obama administration's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba?
December 15, 2014
How important are property taxes when it comes to weighing all the factors on whether and where to expand your business?
December 08, 2014
How much more annual passenger traffic (beyond 100,000) do you think Worcester Regional Airport will generate over the next three years?
December 01, 2014
Should the state’s top political officeholders receive the pay raises recommended by a state-appointed commission?
November 24, 2014
If your company gives out end-of-the-year discretionary, performance-based or profit-sharing bonuses, will this year’s bonuses be the same as, or more or less than last year’s?
November 17, 2014
Would Massachusetts be an ideal site for the 2024 Olympic Games?
November 10, 2014
What should be Charlie Baker’s top business-related policy priority after he takes office?
November 03, 2014
How strong will the Central Massachusetts housing market be over the next year?
October 27, 2014
How has the recent volatility in the stock markets affected your outlook for your business in 2014 and 2015?
October 20, 2014
How does the fall in gasoline prices impact your business?
October 13, 2014
How would you describe gender equality in your workplace when it comes to pay and policies?
October 06, 2014
Which of the four ballot questions is most important to your business?
September 29, 2014
How much of an impact would higher electric bills have on your business?
September 22, 2014
How would you grade your company’s health plan?
September 15, 2014
Who do you favor in the general election campaign for governor?
September 08, 2014
Should Worcester switch to a “strong mayor” form of government or remain with its current structure?
September 01, 2014
What would be the single biggest thing Worcester could do to keep more recent college graduates here?
August 25, 2014
How much of a lift will GE Healthcare Life Sciences provide to those industries in Central Massachusetts after it settles in Marlborough?
August 18, 2014
Will you be hiring for any new positions at your company between now and the end of this year?
August 11, 2014
How do you think the Market Basket feud will end?
August 04, 2014
Is a partial or full ban on non-compete agreements worth pursuing again next year on Beacon Hill?
July 28, 2014
What kind of impact will last week’s convictions of three Massachusetts probation officials have on this fall’s campaign for governor?
July 21, 2014
Who do you side with in the internal battle at Market Basket?
July 14, 2014
What does your company do to help boost the health of its employees, beyond what your insurers offer?
July 07, 2014
Should every worker in Massachusetts, no matter how many are employed by a company, be guaranteed sick time?
June 30, 2014
Do you support a repeal of the gambling expansion law that the Legislature approved and Gov. Deval Patrick signed in 2011?
June 23, 2014
Do you use college interns for your workplace?
June 16, 2014
Do restaurants in Massachusetts deserve a meals tax holiday?
June 09, 2014
How important do you think it is for the governor to promote business for Massachusetts in foreign countries?
June 02, 2014
Do you support a ballot question that would expand the current bottle bill to include non-carbonated beverages, such as sports drinks and water?
May 26, 2014
What do you think of the sale of the Telegram & Gazette to Florida-based Halifax Media Group?
May 19, 2014
Should more colleges and universities follow Suffolk’s lead and require more rigorous reviews of tenured faculty?
May 12, 2014
Should Stephen Crosby, the chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, resign?
May 05, 2014
Which action will work best to help fund road and bridge improvements in Massachusetts?
April 28, 2014
Should Massachusetts make marijuana fully legal?
April 21, 2014
How much tougher is it for you to find qualified workers today than it was three years ago?
April 14, 2014
Should Massachusetts ban non-compete agreements?
April 07, 2014
Which is a better gauge of economic health?
March 31, 2014
Is a $2,500 rebate to purchase a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle good public policy?
March 24, 2014
Which action by local government would make the biggest difference in helping business to grow and thrive?
March 17, 2014
Whose plan to increase the minimum wage would you support?
March 10, 2014
Will service expansion and improvements on the Worcester and Fitchburg commuter rail lines benefit Central Massachusetts businesses?
March 03, 2014
How has this winter’s weather affected your company’s revenue?
February 24, 2014
Should supermarkets that have cafes, like Wegmans, be allowed to serve alcohol?
February 17, 2014
Should Massachusetts spend more on its public colleges to help maintain the state's high level of output from “innovation” jobs?
February 10, 2014
What would you do if one of your employees came to work potentially impaired by marijuana use, regardless of whether he or she is taking the drug to treat a medical condition?
February 03, 2014
Where do you stand on efforts to overturn the 2011 casino gambling expansion legislation?
January 27, 2014
Do you favor the governor’s plan to extend the state’s sales tax to soda and candy?
January 20, 2014
Which of the following comes closest to your feelings about political controversies such as the one in New Jersey?
January 13, 2014
For how long should Congress extend unemployment benefits beyond the customary 26 weeks (or 30 in Massachusetts)?
January 06, 2014
How would a rise in interest rates in 2014 impact your business?
December 23, 2013
How do you view tax-increment financing (TIF) agreements as a tool for business and job growth?
December 16, 2013
Do you think more biopharmaceutical manufacturing can be a boost for the Central Massachusetts economy?
December 09, 2013
Do you believe that future growth at Worcester Regional Airport will provide that much of an economic boost to the region?
December 02, 2013
Is your business increasing its charitable giving during this holiday season?
November 22, 2013
How many casinos and slots parlors should Massachusetts allow to open under the 2011 gambling expansion law?
November 18, 2013
How much will your company's revenue change in 2013 compared to last year's performance?
November 11, 2013
Would you support an increase in the state’s minimum wage if lawmakers were to give businesses a tax break, such as lowering the unemployment insurance tax?
November 04, 2013
How much will the imposition of the 6.25-percent state sales tax on products sold over Amazon.com help Massachusetts retailers?
October 28, 2013
As we head toward winter, how big a concern are heating costs for your business?
October 21, 2013
Is the Affordable Care Act causing you to rethink what you offer your employees?
October 13, 2013
For how long a period should the federal debt ceiling be raised?
October 07, 2013
Which of the following will make the biggest difference in growing the manufacturing industry in Central Massachusetts?
September 30, 2013
What do you think Leominster's chances are of getting the slots license?
September 23, 2013
Do you favor expansion of the state's bottle law to include non-carbonated beverages?
September 16, 2013
Does your company have a presence on social media sites?
September 09, 2013
If it were an option, would you consider flying out of Worcester Regional Airport for business travel?
September 01, 2013
How important to your business is an improving housing market?
August 26, 2013
Would you support the siting of a medical marijuana dispensary close to your business?
August 19, 2013
Will Massachusetts gain more jobs over the rest of 2013?
August 12, 2013
How will the Red Sox end the 2013 season?
August 05, 2013
Will the extension of the state sales tax to software design and network services impact your business?
July 29, 2013
Will the murder charge against Aaron Hernandez be an unwanted distraction for the Patriots this season?
July 22, 2013
Which of the two Central Massachusetts communities – Leominster or Millbury - would be better suited for a slots parlor?
July 15, 2013
How much time do you spend working when on vacation?
July 08, 2013
What effect does the one-year delay in the implementation of the “play or pay” provision of the Affordable Care Act have on your company?
July 01, 2013
Should the federal government do more to protect the trade secrets of U.S. companies that do business globally?
June 24, 2013
Which immigration reform approach do you support that covers temporary work visas for undocumented immigrants who are already in the U.S.?
June 17, 2013
What should lawmakers do with the state’s minimum hourly wage?
June 10, 2013
What one thing would give you more confidence about the economy?
June 03, 2013
Should Massachusetts reduce the maximum number of weeks a person can collect jobless benefits from the current 30?
May 27, 2013
How effective will Tim Murray be as an advocate for business in his new role as head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce?
May 20, 2013
Should Congress pass the Marketplace Fairness Act?
May 13, 2013
Which of these four communities would be the best site for the slots parlor?
May 06, 2013
Who will get your vote in the June 25 special election for the U.S. Senate seat?
April 29, 2013
How do you see the growth of your business vs. 2012 for the current quarter (April through June)?
April 22, 2013
How have you or your business responded to last week’s Boston Marathon bombings?
April 16, 2013
Which of the three transportation spending plans do you prefer, if any?
April 08, 2013
If JetBlue or another airline were to add flights in Worcester, which one of the following destinations would you most likely fly to for business?
April 01, 2013
Do you approve of the slots parlor and luxury hotel being proposed for Worcester?
March 25, 2013
About what percentage of your company’s workers telecommute at least part of their workweek?
March 18, 2013
Which casino or slots parlor proposal stands the best chance for approval?
March 11, 2013
Should the state increase its subsidies for mass-transit agencies such as the MBTA and the WRTA?
March 04, 2013
How will the automatic federal budget cuts that took effect last week - also called sequestration - affect your business?
February 25, 2013
How do you think the local residential real estate market will perform in the months ahead compared with last year?
February 18, 2013
What's your feeling behind the legalization of medical marijuana in Massachusetts?
February 11, 2013
UMass Memorial and Reliant Medical Group recently hired physicians as CEOs. Should more health care providers do that today?
February 04, 2013
Does Milford have a good chance to land a casino despite competing against plans for Everett and Boston's Suffolk Downs?
January 28, 2013
Is a downtown theater district the right strategy for Worcester?
January 21, 2013
How would you grade the adequacy of the state's transportation infrastructure on your firm's ability to do business?
January 14, 2013
Is it right for a business to encourage its employees to get healthier?
January 07, 2013
How much employee turnover do you expect at your company this year?
December 31, 2012
How well do you think your business will perform in 2013 compared with 2012?
December 17, 2012
Do you think a slots parlor in Worcester would be good for the city?
December 10, 2012
Is your company giving out holiday or year-end bonuses this month?
December 03, 2012
How optimistic are you about the prospect of seeing resort-style casinos in Massachusetts?
November 26, 2012
Which of the following holiday-shopping monikers has the coolest name?
November 19, 2012
How much will your company donate to charity during this holiday season?
November 12, 2012
On “bad weather” days, what do you prefer your employees to do?
November 05, 2012
Which information technology operating system does your company use primarily?
October 29, 2012
What do you use as your primary energy source to heat your place of work?
October 22, 2012
Does your business plan to add jobs in the first quarter of 2013?
October 15, 2012
Do you trust banks and other financial institutions to keep personal and financial data secure?
October 08, 2012
How would you characterize the impact that roads in Central Massachusetts have on business growth and vitality?
October 01, 2012
Do you feel that business is improving for you and for other businesses around you?
September 24, 2012
How will you vote in November for president and U.S. Senate, respectively?
September 17, 2012
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained close to 10 percent so far this year (and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices have soared even higher). Will they gain even more before the end of this year?
September 10, 2012
How much of an impact will the economy have on how you vote in the November elections?
September 03, 2012
An increase in the minimum hourly wage in Massachusetts (currently $8) would …
August 27, 2012
When will Worcester Regional Airport find a new passenger carrier to replace Direct Air?
August 20, 2012
How would you grade the state's "friendliness" toward Massachusetts businesses?
August 13, 2012
Should Massachusetts continue to have an annual sales tax holiday?
August 06, 2012
How much does your business rely on good roads and bridges to survive and grow?
July 30, 2012
Does your business have a policy that covers employees' use of mobile devices?
July 23, 2012
Should Congress pass an Internet sales tax that can help states recover lost revenue?
July 16, 2012
Are you happy with your company's access to high-speed Internet?
July 09, 2012
The presidential campaign has stirred debate over outsourcing workers to foreign countries. How do you feel about outsourcing?
July 01, 2012
In 2014, when much of the national health care overhaul will have taken effect, where do you think your company’s health care costs will be compared to today?
June 24, 2012
What effect could continued economic and financial problems in Europe have on your business?
June 17, 2012
How valuable are the services and events provided by your local chamber of commerce?
June 09, 2012
Is your company looking for people to fill certain roles but can't find them because they don't have the right skill sets?
June 01, 2012
Which one of the following is most to blame for the slower-than-desired growth of the U.S. economy?
May 25, 2012
Has Worcester found the right solution for downtown with the CitySquare project?
May 18, 2012
Do you think buying stock in Facebook is a good investment?
May 11, 2012
Is your business considering changing its health plan so that it would offer employees less or require them to pay more?
May 07, 2012
Do you expect your business to grow this year?
April 27, 2012
Do you think it's right for businesses to request access to job applicants' Facebook profiles?
April 23, 2012
Which of the two major-party presidential candidates would be better for business over the next four years?
April 19, 2012
What is your outlook for the third quarter?
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