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MassHire North Central funding workshop for businesses

On October 17, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm, the MASSHIRE North Central Career Center and Commonwealth Corporation will present a Workforce Training Fund informational workshop geared to businesses looking to train their employees.  The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund is a program that provides matching dollars to eligible businesses who are investing in their staff through […]

Earn a Plastics Technology Certificate – Nypro Learning Institute

Below is the link to the Fall 2018 Nypro Learning Institute course schedule.  Courses can be used in Fitchburg State University’s Plastics Technology Certificate program. All of the courses can be taken 100% online with professional plastics technology experts from Nypro Inc. a Jabil Company in Clinton, MA. Take courses in: Blueprint Reading Mold Design Injection […]

Government Affairs Alert

Over the past year, we have heard from some members about the state’s Employer Medical Assistance Contribution, or EMAC. Last year, the Baker Administration attempted to simultaneously address MassHealth’s growing deficit and encourage employers to offer private alternatives by levying a quarterly tax against the payroll of any employee who utilized the state’s health insurance […]

Workforce training fund workshop for businesses

On October 17, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm, the North Central Career Center and Commonwealth Corporation will present a Workforce Training Fund informational workshop geared to you and your business needs.  The Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund is a program that provides matching dollars to eligible businesses who are investing in their staff through training and/or […]

Emerging leaders Participate in Community Leadership Institute

Twenty men and women, sponsored by area companies as up and coming employees and future leaders in our community, have been accepted into the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce’s Community Leadership Institute.  CLI is dedicated to providing participants with individual leadership skills and a deep understanding of the region.  The nine month program focuses on […]

MIA SCHEFFEY in BEARING WITNESS with North Central MA WCA

Final Gallery Sitka Fitchburg Show: Saturday, October 6, 2018 2 PM – 4 PM   “Bearing Witness“ This women-only show features Vermont artist Mia Scheffey and the North Central Massachusetts Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA). Member Artists Included: Sylvia Vander Sluis Gail Bloom C. M. Judge Helen Obermeyer Simmons Elsa Voelcker Susan Wadsworth […]

October Legislative Update

September was a busy month for the Chamber on the legislative front and October promises to continue that trend. In recent weeks, our staff helped organize a workshop to educate members about the recent “Grand Bargain” legislation, reconvened monthly meetings with the region’s mayors, and published an updated Public Affairs Agenda for the new fiscal […]

North Central Mass Development Corp Provides   Financing to Native Joe’s Farmstand in Westminster

 The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) recently approved a $75,000 loan to Joe Serio, owner of Native Joe’s located at 134 Main Street in Westminster adjacent to Westminster Pharmacy, also owed by Mr. Serio. Joe purchased the old barn, built in 1825, just next to the pharmacy and renovated it to open Native Joe’s […]