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City of Fitchburg rolls out a new Vacant Property Registry to combat blight and encourage development.

This month, the City of Fitchburg begins implementation of its new Vacant Property Registry. The City’s Problem Property Task Force has been working collaboratively, for over a decade, to address problem properties in order to improve the quality of life for our residents, neighborhoods and businesses. Trends and themes that continue to be a challenge […]

Foundations, UMass Memorial Health Hold Second Prescriber Training to Improve Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Reliant Foundation and RIZE Massachusetts, in partnership with the UMass Memorial Health Road to Care team and UMass Chan Medical School, will offer a free continuing medical education (CME) conference on April 29 for providers to fulfill new federal training requirements and improve access to opioid use disorder treatment […]

Main Street Bank Welcomes David Felton as Executive Vice President Chief Deposit Officer

Main Street Bank, a leading community bank in Massachusetts, announced that David Felton has joined the Bank as Executive Vice President/Chief Deposit Officer, effective March 1st, 2024. In this role, Felton is responsible for the growth and development of the Bank’s deposit gathering capabilities with a focus on the Business Banking and Commercial Banking segments. […]

LUK, Inc. to Provide Mental Health Training through Brake the Silence Grant Funding

LUK, Inc. recently received funding from Brake the Silence Foundation to provide Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention trainings. LUK will host these Mental Health and Suicide Prevention trainings to promote the health and well-being of Worcester County residents. Participants will learn how to identify potential mental health concerns, where they can receive support, and […]

HUB Outlook 2024

Hub International Massachusetts, global insurance brokerage, has released its outlook for insurance for 2024. The report, complemented by 14 in-depth industry- and sector-specific assessments, is based on insights from HUB’s proprietary survey of 900 executives and 200 high net worth individuals and their advisors. Amid elevated risk factors — from geopolitical instability, natural disasters and labor disruptions to the rapid evolution […]

Berkshire Bank Recognized Among Top 10 Most Trusted Banks in America

3rd Consecutive Year on Newsweek’s Most Trustworthy Companies in America List Berkshire Bank, a relationship-driven, community-focused bank in New England and New York, has been recognized as one of the top 10 most trusted banks in America by Newsweek magazine. It’s the third consecutive year Berkshire Bank has been on the list of Newsweek’s Most […]

Healey-Driscoll Administration Expands Universal Pre-K Access in 16 School Districts

The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced at the YMCA of Cape Cod that 16 school districts are receiving $3.4 million to support their efforts to expand access to affordable high-quality preschool through the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (CPPI). Nine currently participating districts will be expanding their efforts, adding 32 preschool classrooms, representing an additional 488 seats across […]

Startup businesses recognized at inaugural North Central Massachusetts Entrepreneur Awards Reception and Resource Showcase

Awards recognized clients of the NCMDC for service to community, growth. The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and its economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), recognized several small businesses and individuals at its inaugural Entrepreneur Awards Reception and Resource Showcase, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Leominster on March […]

Community Development Week

The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has recognized April 1-5, 2024, as National Community Development Week. This week provides the opportunity for communities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Member communities are also recognizing the work of the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. The programs are critical to […]