Entries by Dave Ginisi

Legislative Recap

Article Source: The Statehouse News Service Article Author: Matt Murphy JULY 31, 2020…..On Beacon Hill, rules are made to be broken, and deadlines set to be missed. But even by the Legislature’s loose standards, the decision this week to suspend a 25-year-old edict that otherwise would have required the House and Senate to finish their […]

Weekly Download | Increase Productivity Right Now

How to Grow When It’s Slow: Increase Productivity Right Now “Imagine –” suggests business expert Cameron Herold, “If you train your employees on interviewing, train them on effective meetings, train them on an email management, train them on time management, or if you could really work on skill development right now – you can come […]

Fidelity Bank Gives Awards to Employees Who Exemplify the Bank’s Values of Doing Right by Clients, Colleagues and Communities

Leominster, MASS –Several Fidelity Bank employees were virtually honored by Fidelity Bank for their contributions during a year that has been unlike any other due to COVID-19. “It is a pleasure to recognize the contributions of our caring colleagues,” says Ed Manzi Jr., Fidelity Bank Chairman and CEO. “I am inspired by how our honorees […]

Lending Program Strengthened to Support Recovery Efforts

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber and its economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), have launched an Economic Recovery Fund to provide loans to eligible small businesses that have been negatively impacted. The idea for this new fund came from several financial institutions in the region that approached the […]

Guest Columnist | “Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19 Using an Innovation Mindset” by Amy Jolly

Meeting the Challenges of COVID-19 Using an Innovation Mindset by Amy Jolly   The COVID-19 pandemic brings sudden and startling focus to the idea that the future our children face is one marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (‘VUCA’). Our goal as parents and educators should be to prepare them to collectively rise to the […]

FRA Launches Fitchburg Reopening Grant

The Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority (FRA) is pleased to announce the launch of a second funding round known as the FRA Reopening Grant Program for local businesses within the city of Fitchburg affected by the impact of the pandemic. In response to the extreme vulnerability Fitchburg businesses have faced with the Governor’s phased approach to reopening, […]

Nine Issues to Watch Over The Next Nine Days

Article Source: The Statehouse News Service Article Author: The Statehouse News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JULY 22, 2020…..Some call it building consensus and others see it as just plain old procrastination. It’s mid-July in an election year and in Massachusetts that means that some of the most important bills of the session are unfinished. Some […]

Weekly Download | Why It’s Important to Buy Local First

  When you shop local, you do far more than get the items that you want quickly and conveniently. Buying local actually stimulates the economy in our community, helps benefit local schools and charities — and it even helps the environment. Take a look at some of the many reasons why it’s important to shop […]