Entries by Ryan Murphy

Baker-Polito Administration Awards More Than $32 Million to Expand Training Opportunities for High School Students and Adults Through Skills Capital and Career Technical Initiative Grant Funding

More than $22 million in Skills Capital grants awarded to educational institutions to modernize equipment and $10 million awarded to high schools to expand Career Technical Initiative The Baker-Polito Administration awarded more than $32 million in grants to modernize equipment at career technical programs and expand training opportunities for young people and adults as part […]

Chamber Launches Revised GIFT LOCAL Gift Card Program

After launching the Gift Local Community Gift Card Program back in 2016, the North Central Massachusetts Chamber is proud to announce the introduction of a new Gift Local E-Gift Card – a very user-friendly and more robust platform making it even easier for merchants and card holders to help drive business in the region. “The […]

North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation approves financing to Connecting to Greatness

Funding to support purchase of equipment for virtual counseling, additional staff The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, recently approved a $25,000 loan to Connecting to Greatness, located at 15 Monument Square, Suite 100 in Leominster. The loan will fund the purchase of […]

Chamber Updates

STRATEGIC PLANNING: The boards of the Chamber, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation and Visit North Central Massachusetts met in the Spring to begin working on the chamber’s next strategic plan. They reviewed the great progress made on our current strategic plan and discussed a variety of topics that are crucial to supporting our members […]

Emerging Leaders Graduate from Community Leadership Institute

Seventeen of the region’s up-and-coming leaders recognized for community service, engagement The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the Community Leadership Institute (CLI) Class of 2022 at its Annual Meeting held on June 9 at Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg. Seventeen graduates, who were identified as up-and-coming employees and future leaders in the […]


MART to install new bus shelters throughout the City as a result After joint lobbying efforts from Mayor Michael Nicholson and Ward 5 City Councilor Aleksander Dernalowicz, Gardner is welcoming a new fixture to its public transportation system in the form of a recently installed bus shelter in front of the old Prospect Street School. […]

Golden Girl Receives Third Place at Artisan Flave Awards

Golden Girl Granola’s Creative Cranberry flavor took third place in the “Granola” category at the 2022 Artisan Flave Awards. The annual competition is organized by International Flavor Awards, LLC and features specialty, craft-made artisan granola companies from around the world. Golden Girl Granola once again stood out on an international stage to become a Flave […]

MTF Estimates “Historic” Budget Surplus Of $3.6 Billion

State House News Service Colin A. Young   The Department of Revenue is still counting, but the budget watchers at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation expect that the Legislature will have a surplus of $3.6 billion when the final accounting of the fiscal year that ended last week is complete. Through May, the state had collected […]