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North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation approves financing for Salt and Light Café

Funding to purchase real estate for business operations in Groton The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, recently approved a $206,000 loan to Salt and Light Café to provide funding toward the purchase of property at 159 Main Street in Groton, where the […]

Fresh food, cold beer, a friendly staff and a great location are the main ingredients in the success of the Gardner Ale House & Moon Hill Brewing Company

Fresh food, cold beer, a friendly staff and a great location are the main ingredients in the success of the Gardner Ale House, according to owner Rick Walton. When asked what separates the Gardner Ale House from the competition, he noted “Our food is prepared fresh, not frozen or processed and we make our own […]

United Way of North Central Massachusetts Launches Heat Assistance Fund to Help Local Residents Stay Warm this Winter

Gifts to fund to be doubled by United Way and the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts In response to rising home heating costs this winter, the United Way of North Central Massachusetts (UWNCM) has launched a special fund to help local residents stay warm. The “Keep North Central Warm: Heat Assistance Fund” will provide […]

January Edition of Good Morning North Central Features Diana DiZoglio, State Auditor Elect for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Christine Abrams, CEO of Commonwealth Corporation

The next edition of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce’s popular Good Morning North Central breakfast program is scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and will take place at Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA. The January edition is sponsored by Resource Management, Inc. The […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Awarded Community Adult Learning Center Grant from Baker-Polito Administration

Mount Wachusett Community College was awarded $984,233 annually for the next five years in support of adult education programs offered by the college, including the free HiSET/GED high school equivalency preparation courses and English as a Second Language (ESOL) courses. Funding will enable the MWCC adult education programs to support 269 seats per year, 154 […]

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce leads effort to install welcome signage at Leominster Connector

Sign provides recognition of civic pride for residents and visitors alike The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce today announced it has sponsored the construction of a new welcome sign for the City of Leominster located on the Leominster Connector. The new sign is part of a project to construct welcome signs at key gateways […]

The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) class of 2023, chose My Turn, Inc. of Fitchburg as a community service project for the holiday season.

The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) class of 2023, chose My Turn, Inc. of Fitchburg as a community service project for the holiday season. Since 1984 My Turn, Inc. has focused on “the forgotten half”, the economically, socially and educationally disadvantaged youth in poorer neighborhoods and communities. There are currently, 35 individuals actively participating in this […]

Opportunity Knocks in North Central: How Will You Answer?

As employers in North Central Massachusetts continue to struggle to find skilled labor, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce recently announced a study aimed to offer suggestions to balance the labor market now and into the future. The North Central Workforce Study was prepared by the UMass Donahue Institute’s Economic and Public Policy Research […]

Healey Adds Hao, Snyder To Developing Cabinet

Source: State House News Service Author: Colin A. Young One day before she is to be sworn into office, Gov.-elect Maura Healey continued to flesh out her Cabinet by naming her secretaries of economic development and of technology services and security, but major administration roles remain unfilled by Healey, who has also not appointed a […]

Record State Savings Balance Creeping Closer to Legal Limit

Source: State House News Service Author: Colin A. Young Beacon Hill seems to have more money than it knows what to do with these days, and lawmakers could soon have even fewer options at their disposal. Surging state revenues have in recent years fueled sizeable surpluses and allowed the Baker administration and Legislature to pump […]