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Baker appoints pot advisory board members

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning announced his picks for the Cannabis Advisory Board, the 25-member panel that will examine marijuana regulation, finalizing the first piece of pot bureaucracy.

Viewpoint: Incubators need local support


The strength of an incubator is the community it supports and the engagement of strategic partners, entrepreneurs and mentors.

Immigrant entrepreneurship program facing 25% cut

State House News Service |

A state program launched under Gov. Mitt Romney that targets the "racial wealth gap" by boosting immigrant entrepreneurs and rural economies faces a 25 percent funding cut in the budget that Gov.

Atlantic Union relying on faith in seeking college revival

Grant Welker |

At a time when many small schools have closed, been forced to merge or not expected to survive, Atlantic Union is trying to re-establish itself after shutting down classes for four years once it lost...

Local gym owner levels playing field for athletes

Emily Micucci |

Brendan Aylward, 24, is making fitness accessible for everyone at his Lancaster gym.

Local companies win Mass. SBA honors

An abrasives maker and an information-technology solutions provider were both recognized as businesses of the year from the Massachusetts branch of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency...

Former Niche chef training Worcester up-and-comers


Cornelius Rogers moved on from Niche Hospitality to help train the next generation of Worcester chefs at the Worcester Regional Food Hub.

Opinion: Worcester's women entrepreneurs need to stop sailing solo


You're going to need your crew to stay afloat. Trust me.

101: Encouraging candor


Candor – or openness and truthfulness – is necessary to create transparency, get good ideas, give feedback and promote healthy debate.

Immigrants stopped Central Mass. population drop

Grant Welker |

Worcester and Middlesex counties – and the state as a whole – have relied heavily on immigrants for population growth this past decade.

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