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Cards For Caring Raises Over 1600+ For Aging Community

Aging Services of North Central Massachusetts (ASNCM) is pleased to announce the annual Cards for Caring initiative for the holiday season set an all-time high of raising over 1,600 cards for the aging community of North Central Massachusetts. Reaching across the 21 communities across the region, ASNCM, local organizations, and giving individuals, donate warm holiday […]

Important Changes to Laws and Mandates in 2023

As we greet 2023, it is important to be aware of several changes to laws and policies that will have an impact on the business climate.  Laws pertaining to minimum wage, retail premium pay and PFMLA take effect at the start of the year.  In terms of November’s ballot questions, the Fair Share Amendment will […]

Downtown performing arts center gets $2 million federal boost

Fitchburg State University’s downtown theater restoration project has received $2 million in federal support thanks to the efforts of the regional congressional delegation. The funds will go toward the development of a “black box” theater to be constructed adjacent to the main theater building in the downtown performing arts center. The new construction will be […]

Mass. Home Sales Down Sharply In 2022

Source: State House News Service Author: Chris Lisinski Single-family home sales in Massachusetts plummeted last month to the lowest November total in eight years while prices climbed to a new high, according to the latest report from The Warren Group. Across the state, there were 3,806 sales of single-family homes in November, reflecting a 29.4 […]

Berkshire Bank Helps Local Communities and Supports Small Businesses

For over 175 years, Berkshire Bank has supported its customers and communities during both good and difficult times. Today, this community bank has over 14 financial centers in Central Massachusetts with additional locations throughout Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The bank combines extraordinary personal service with convenient, user-friendly technology and outstanding performance […]

Governor Should Have Focus on Business, Moving Massachusetts Forward

An open letter to the Governor-Elect Maura Healey and Lt. Governor-Elect Kim Driscoll Now that the votes have been counted, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce extends our congratulations to Governor-Elect Maura Healey and Lt. Governor-Elect Kim Driscoll. We would also like to express our gratitude to outgoing Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor […]

Fidelity Bank appoints Terrence O’Kane to Vice President, Human Resources Manager

O’Kane to continue to oversee Human Resources Operations including Payroll/Benefit Administration, Recruitment & Performance Management (Leominster, Mass.) Fidelity Bank announced the appointment of Terrence O’Kane to Vice President, Human Resources Manager. In this role, he will continue to oversee Human Resources Operations, including payroll/benefit administration, recruitment, and performance management. O’Kane will continue to execute the […]