Entries by Ryan Murphy

Early Closure of Businesses Order Rescinded: Effective Monday, January 25th

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito announced today changes to various advisories and executive orders pertaining to COVID-19 and reopening: 1.Stay at Home Advisory Rescinded: Effective Monday, January 25th at 5:00am, the DPH Stay at Home Advisory for the hours of 10pm – 5am is rescinded. 2.Early Closure of Businesses Order Rescinded: Effective Monday, January 25th at 5:00am, […]

Fitchburg Public Library presents Simplifying Type 2 Diabetes: Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm (Virtual Event)

Simplifying Type 2 Diabetes presented by Scherrie Keating, Registered Nurse, & Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, of Diabetes Kare Consulting, LLC, will be held virtually on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM. Ever feel overwhelmed trying to understand what this condition called Type 2 Diabetes is and how to manage it? Don’t worry, […]

Should I hire or outsource?

Deciding between hiring in-house talent or outsourcing the job can be a tough call to make, and both options have their benefits and drawbacks. Here are some things to consider when choosing between the two recruitment options. Why Independent Contractors Make Sense It’s easy to understand the draw that outsourcing certain tasks has for business […]

Mass. Home Sales Hit 16-Year High During Pandemic

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Colin A. Young Sales Surged After Lockdown in Second Quarter JAN. 19, 2021…..More single-family homes were sold last year in Massachusetts than in any other year since 2004, despite a once-in-a-century pandemic that threatened the financial security of thousands of residents and dramatically changed the process of […]

State House News Service Weekly Roundup: Double Smog Dare

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Matt Murphy Double Smog Dare JAN. 15, 2021…..The risks were known, or should have been. The longer the Legislature waited to finalize its negotiations over major climate, jobs and infrastructure bills, the more power they relinquished to Gov. Charlie Baker. Discussions had been ongoing since the summer, […]

How Your Local Businesses Can Compete with Amazon

Amazon is the largest online store and hosts products from some of the biggest brands in the world. They are also known for large inventories and discounts, so competing based on price can be a tall order for local startups. Interestingly, about 50% of the products you encounter at Amazon in the United States are […]

Lean Manufacturing and Pollution Prevention in the Food and Beverage Sector training course at MWCC

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) and Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) are able to offer a Lean manufacturing course focused on the food and beverage sector due to funding through an EPA Region 1 Healthy Communities grant.   Through the application of Lean manufacturing principles and tools, the course will help food processors and […]