Entries by Ryan Murphy

Government Affairs Update

As of this writing, President Biden is working to garner support for two major plans, a $2.3T infrastructure bill dubbed the American Jobs Plan announced in March and a $1.8T American Families Plan. The American Families Plan, if approved, would include: a national paid family and medical leave benefit similar to Massachusetts that would include […]

Want to develop yourself on a professional level?

The Community Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 program year. The Community Leadership Institute began in 1988, known then as Leadership North Central.  Over the last 25 years, more than 275 participants have graduated from the Institute and become leaders in their communities, with over 100 in the last five years.  Participants for the […]

Legislature Calls For Aug. 14-15 Sales Tax Holiday

Article Source: State House News Service Author: Katie Lannan Senate, House Adopt Resolution Thursday State lawmakers on Thursday agreed to schedule this year’s sales tax holiday for the weekend of August 14 and 15. A 2018 law that put the state’s minimum hourly wage on a gradual path to $15 and created the paid family […]

One North Central: A Roadmap for Regional Prosperity

New regional economic development plan sets a path forward for growth, opportunities in North Central Massachusetts. In the 1990s, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce led a major community and business-based planning effort that resulted in a bold strategy to advance the economy of the region into the future. The regional plan, which led […]

Leominster Credit Union remains a true partner to members by providing financial solutions

Leominster Credit Union was founded in 1954, and is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution dedicated to providing deposit, pending, and other financial services to North Central Massachusetts residents. As of today, Leominster Credit Union is headquartered in Leominster, Massachusetts and currently has over 50,000 members. The credit union grew over time through word of […]

Visit North Central Massachusetts Update

With the lifting of travel restrictions and COVID-19 rates improving, Visit North Central Massachusetts (VNCM) has resumed its destination marketing efforts to help attract more visitors to our region’s businesses and attractions.  We launched a campaign in the Spring called “Discover Your Next Adventure” to target the weekend and day trip markets. We have been […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Paramedic Program Director Awarded EMS Educator of the Year by the Central Mass EMS Corporation.

GARDNER, MA – June 14, 2021 –  On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Mount Wachusett Community College Director of Paramedic Programs, Peter Laitinen was presented the EMS Educator of the Year award during the organization’s Annual Meeting and EMS Awards Celebration. “Peter Laitinen has been practicing compassionate care for his patients in our area for more […]

Your Business Fuels You – So Why Are You So Tired?

As business owners, we understand what overwork feels like. We throw ourselves into growing and promoting our businesses, we devote ourselves to our customers and clients — and yes, we end up exhausted. That tired feeling that weighs you down might come from any of several sources. Once you understand why you’re so tired, you […]

Fidelity Bank appoints Joseph Silva to lead Commercial Banking team

Silva brings extensive experience, impressive results to drive Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign approach (Leominster, Mass.) Fidelity Bank today announced the appointment of Joseph Silva to Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Banking Officer, effective immediately. In this role, he will lead all aspects of Commercial Banking and Cash Management sales with a focus on growing the business while also embracing […]