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North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation approves financing for Katallage Wellness Center

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, recently provided financing of $50,000 to Katallage Wellness Center, located at 73 Front Street in Shirley, to support the startup costs of opening the business. The funding will help create five full-time and two part-time employees. […]

October Home Sales Fell To 12-Year Low

Source: State House News Service Author: Colin A. Young As Gov. Maura Healey and her team rolled out her plan to move the needle on housing production and ease housing hardships with outside-the-box policies, people looking to buy a home in Massachusetts faced much of the same in October: the thinnest inventory in more than […]

Healey-Driscoll Administration Announces Historic Financial Aid Expansion for Massachusetts Public College and University Students

Today, Governor Maura Healey and Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll announced a historic financial aid expansion that will benefit approximately 25,000 students attending the state’s public community colleges, state universities, and the University of Massachusetts. With close to $62 million in new program funding, the MASSGrant Plus Expansion program will cover tuition, fees, books, and supply costs for Pell Grant-eligible students and reduce out-of-pocket expenses for middle-income […]

Retailers See Flat Spending This Holiday Season

Source: State House News Service Author: Michael P. Norton Citing the impacts of high inflation and interest rates, Massachusetts retailers don’t expect a big bump in holiday season shopping sales this year. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts is predicting a 1 percent increase in local sales based on a survey of its membership. Holiday sales […]

North Central Massachusetts Chamber Welcomes Babcock, Ogeto and Berthet-Garcia to its Professional Staff

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the following appointments to its professional staff. Maureen Babcock is appointed Executive Assistant, bringing a wealth of skills and experience to the role, including more than a decade of experience in project management, registration, and program coordination. In this position, she will be responsible for […]

Air Methods’ Life Flight, City of Fitchburg Host Groundbreaking Event

Ceremony Marks Importance of Air Ambulance Service in Fitchburg, Worcester County Air Methods’ Life Flight 2 air ambulance program partnered with the City of Fitchburg to host a groundbreaking event at Fitchburg Municipal Airport to ceremoniously recognize the importance of fast, reliable air medical services in the community. Earlier this year, Air Methods partnered with […]

Emergency Fuel Fund for North Central MA Households

MOC is dedicated to supporting low-income families through their Fuel Assistance program. Regrettably, benefits for many vulnerable residents have been significantly reduced from last year. The Emergency Fuel Fund has been a lifeline for many, especially families with children and the elderly. To ensure no one is left in the cold, MOC is asking the […]

Ginny’s Helping Hand accepts more than $9,000 donation from The Paper Store

Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc., a food pantry and thrift shop, today welcomed The Paper Store employees to the non-profit’s Mechanic Street location to recognize a recent fundraiser supporting the non-profit’s mission to help those in the community survive and thrive. The fundraiser, which was held in July, offered the opportunity for community members to purchase […]

Chamber Hosts Regional Bus Tour to Promote Manufacturing

In recognition of National Manufacturing Month, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and its economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, recently partnered with regional organizations to host a unique manufacturing bus tour as part of the Chamber’s Talent Compact Initiative. The initiative is aimed to further partnerships between the region’s K-12 […]