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  • Shop Talk
    Shop Talk

    Q&A: Worcester medical spa works to preserve natural beauty

    Sloane M. Perron

    Kasia Dodman’s life has been a series of unexpected twists and turns. An immigrant from Poland, Dodman had no family in the U.S., no money, and could not speak a word of English when she first moved to Worcester.

  • Table Talk Pies sold to Minnesota bakery business backed by private equity firm

    Rise Bakery Co. is part of the portfolio of Olympus Partners, a private equity firm founded in 1988 and based in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Advice
    Advice

    Strategies for small businesses to navigate the current economy

    Stephanie Martin and Chris Hudach

    So, how can business owners meet their revenue expectations as we head into the second half of 2024?

  • Advice
    Advice

    101: How to engage younger employees

    Sloane M. Perron

    Companies are seeing a transformation in their workforces as Gen Z and Millennials join the ranks Baby Boomers once held. Since each generation has different characteristics, managers are using a myriad of tactics to attract younger professionals.

  • Advice
    Advice

    10 Things I know about ... Compliance risk

    Janelle Drolet

    Janelle Drolet, vice president of operations and sales for Towerwall cybersecurity consulting firm in Framingham, offers some advice regarding compliance risk.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    Viewpoint: Good news about local news

    Mark Henderson

    Yes, newspapers, the institutions we generally think of when considering the state of media, have seen more than their share of declines. However, most of us who care about local news and for a generation have been longing for what was, we are missing what's taking place right in front of us.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    Editorial: Maintain a pragmatic approach to Chinese companies

    In U.S. election years, little on the political front seems to be subtle or nuanced. Complex policy proposals can easily get whittled down to single sound bites, as partisans cast fear when attacking the other side’s position. However, there seems to be one issue where of late both sides of the aisle seem to be on the same page: China=bad.

  • Opinion
    Opinion

    A Thousand Words: Central Mass. business confidence rising

    Ramón L. Sandoval

    Central Massachusetts business leaders are mildly optimistic as to where the economy has gone and is going in 2024. According to results from WBJ's Midyear Economic Survey, 64% of respondents said the local economy would improve either significantly or slightly in 2024.

  • Editorial
    Editorial

    From the Editor: Looking beyond the economic forecast

    Economic projections and forecasts are a funny exercise. Trying to predict how the economy will look in the future is certainly a worthy effort, and many professionals’ lives are centered around figuring out what comes next for business and industry.

  • Movers & Shakers
    Movers & Shakers

    Movers & Shakers for June 24, 2024

    Employees at Glickman Kovago & Jacobs, Fidelity Bank, and Walker Development & Construction Management are on the move.

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Today's Poll

Does your community and its businesses need to enhance accessibility for disabled workers, customers, and residents?
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Poll Description

In June, the City of Gardner was awarded $1.2 million to enhance downtown accessibility features for the city’s residents through the federally-funded Rebuilding America's Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant program, a $1.8-billion initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation. July 26 will be the 34th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires businesses and governments to make accommodations for people with disabilities.