Cultivate, three others to negotiate with Worcester for retail cannabis approvals

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester will begin negotiations for a host community agreement with four more retail cannabis stores, bringing the total number of retail stores to enter that stage to 13.

 

How is automation impacting your business?

Worcester Business Journal has teamed with The MassHire Central Workforce Board to study how automation is impacting company operations in the region.

 

Historical Commission OKs U-Haul facility at vacant factory

Zachary Comeau |

A project to renovate the former Melville Shoe Co. building at 44 Hammond Road in Worcester into a self-storage facility passed one hurdle as the Historical Commission signed off.

 

Phio Pharma CEO Cauwenbergh to retire

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough biotech Phio Pharmaceuticals CEO Geert Cauwenbergh is retiring, and the company's chief operating officer is taking his place.

 

Fallon Health joins national health alliance

Worcester health insurer Fallon Health has joined a national alliance of health plans and provider groups as just the second member from Massachusetts.

 
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The Boardroom Gap: Central Mass. businesses slightly improve inclusion of women in leadership

Grant Welker |

Women continue to be vastly outnumbered by men at Central Mass. public companies, though improvement has been found in some areas.

Economic risks on horizon, Boston Fed economist says

Grant Welker |

A senior policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said Thursday economic risks sit on the horizon.

Cigna to cover ReWalk exoskeleton system

Marlborough medical device firm ReWalk Robotics said a major health insurer will take requests for coverage of exoskeleton medical devices for people with spinal cord injuries on a case-by-case basis.

Worcester Sox will be voice for oral health care, official says

State House News Service |

Dr. Charles Steinberg wore three Red Sox World Series rings -- he hasn't received his fourth yet -- on his left hand in a State House hearing room Wednesday, the bejeweled red "B's" glimmering as he...

Boston Scientific profited $1.67B in 2018

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device company Boston Scientific had more than $9.8 billion in sales in 2018, good for an 8.6-percent increase from 2017.

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Pink boots: Mass. brewing industry is a national leader in woman participation

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester Business Journal surveyed 20 Central Massachusetts breweries on the gender breakdown of their employees, and – of the 16 who responded – 43 percent of the workers were women.

Sudbury chocolatier teams with brewer Trillium

Sudbury chocolate maker Goodnow Farms Chocolate has joined with popular craft brewer Trillium Brewing to make a chocolate stout and a special chocolate bar.

Natick Mall Apple store reopening Saturday

A renovated and expanded Apple store will reopen Saturday in the Natick Mall after a nine-month closure.

UMass Memorial, MetroWest make best-hospitals list

UMass Memorial Medical Center and MetroWest Medical Center have made a new list of the best seven hospitals in Massachusetts and 100 best in the country.

Tegra Medical names Franklin GM

Franklin manufacturer Tegra Medical has named a former Waters Corp. and Cybex engineer as the general manager of its Franklin location.

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