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Central Mass. towns reject recreational pot, at least for now

Grant Welker |

Voters statewide approved a new law legalizing recreational marijuana last November, but cities and towns aren't waiting for the legalization of pot shops to go into effect before taking action to...

Worcester Chamber supporting sales tax holiday

Laura Finaldi |

Massachusetts should hold a sales tax holiday this summer but reject a tax on sugary drinks, a Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce official told the state legislature this week.

Local gym owner levels playing field for athletes

Emily Micucci |

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

Military tech firm leases space on Millbrook St.

Avatar Computing, a technology solutions provider with a focus on military clients, has leased an office on Millbrook Street in Worcester.

As federal changes loom, state working with health insurers

State House News Service |

Ahead of summer rate filings, the Division of Insurance and the Massachusetts Health Connector have for several weeks been working with insurance carriers to provide guidance in connection with the...

Dell further ties itself to VMware

VMware, the virtualization software tool that powers the cloud by making it possible for multiple operating systems and functions to run on the same virtualized computer, was widely viewed as the...

10 things I know about... Small business lending

SANDIE CATALDO |

If you are thinking about starting a business or obtaining capital for your small business, many organizations in Central Mass. can help.

Atlas distributes world's best beer

In the last four years, Atlas has grown its employee base from 170 to 225 – including having a 25-percent minority workforce – while being appointed to represent major beer brands in...

Sutton biz owner joins national small business discussion

The owner of a folk art company in Sutton joined Congressman Jim McGovern in Washington on Tuesday to discuss his needs as a small business owner with a congressional committee.

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...

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