Entries by Ryan Murphy

Workers Credit Union Opening New PlanIt Location in Lowell

New banking location designed to help members benefit from financial coaching An interactive hologram, humanoid robot and video teller ATM may not be the first things you think of when planning a visit to your local credit union. Yet, they serve an important purpose at Workers Credit Union’s new, modern, inclusive, and welcoming 3,400 square […]

Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety (Virtual)

May is Bike Safety Month!  This free virtual presentation on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM, for children and families stresses the importance of wearing a helmet, staying visible, using hand signals, safe places to ride and walk, and teaches the laws and rules of the road. Please register at https://tinyurl.com/fplbikesafety to be sent the Zoom […]

Sound Healing & Mindfulness: A Free Virtual Session with Nyell Jeudy

Energize yourself on Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM, for the rest of the week with this session on Sound Healing and Mindfulness, with Nyell Jeudy of Nyell’s Mindfulness Services. Using crystal singing bowls, Nyell will guide us through the different frequencies and their benefits, and mindfulness techniques. How sound healing works: As you […]

Weekly Download: How to capture your share of our tourists

Tourism is a major industry and capturing your share of our local tourists will help your business thrive. The Chamber encourages you to stop in and learn more about our advertising tools that can help you succeed. Local sights, conventions, and activities draw visitors from across the country to the area each year, making it […]

State House News Service Weekly Roundup: A Strained Partnership

Article Source: State House News Service Author: Matt Murphy   For years, with both Democrats and Republicans in the corner office, the leadership of the Legislature has basically been able to do what it wants. Speakers and Senate presidents – always Democrats – have controlled enough votes to set the agenda, override vetoes and ignore […]

North Central Youth Leadership Academy

The North Central Community Action Team (NCCAT) and the Leominster Community Action Team (LCAT) is recruiting young leaders ages 16-20 to participate in the 2021 North Central Youth Leadership Academy. The group will be able to share their voice around substance use prevention, engage in programming, and create a social media marketing campaign to decrease youth substance use […]

Moving migraines: How to avoid headaches while relocating your business

Planning on relocating your business? Whether you’re relocating your business to our region from another county or state, or you’re simply setting up shop in a different location in our community, moving your business can been downright stressful. Here’s our top tips for avoiding headaches when moving your business: Start Planning Early While it might […]

Good better best: Pricing your products and service to emphasize value

Three-tiered pricing for products often means small-medium-large, but in services it means good-better-best. Find out how these service businesses use tiered pricing to benefit both buyer and seller. These days, good-better-best pricing is everywhere. When purchasing an airplane ticket, for example, passengers can buy the default coach ticket (good), pay for some extra leg-room by […]

Employer Confidence Widespread Heading Into Spring

Article Source: State House News Service Author: Michael P. Norton     Business confidence in Massachusetts surged to an outright enthusiastic level in March, buoyed by COVID-19 vaccination progress and the final passage of a $1.9 trillion federal spending law. The Associated Industries of Massachusetts’ monthly confidence index shot up by 4.5 points last month, […]

Governor Baker signed legislation providing relief to Massachusetts employers and employees

Governor Baker signed legislation (“An Act financing a program for improvements to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and providing relief to employers and workers in the Commonwealth”) that provides relief for employers and employees across the Commonwealth. This bill will freeze the unemployment insurance (UI) experience rate schedule for employers in 2021 and 2022 and […]