Entries by Ryan Murphy


Be a part of something great! Join the ranks of the local restaurants, shops, attractions and other businesses that are currently a part of the Gift Local gift card program. Participating in this community-focused promotional opportunity is a great way to engage new customers and promote your business. Accepting Gift Local gift cards is hassle-free […]

Mass. Economy Tacks On Sixth Consecutive Quarter Of Growth

Supply chain disruptions and labor shortages are continuing to hold back economic growth, but index readings released Monday show the Massachusetts economy in expansionary territory for a sixth straight quarter and four straight quarters of growth for the U.S. economy. Citizens said its national Citizens Business Conditions Index finished the third quarter at 57.1, down […]

Unemployment Rises As State Sits On ARPA Funds

The statewide unemployment rate rose from 5 percent to 5.2 percent in September, while employers reported adding 11,900 jobs across Massachusetts last month, labor officials announced on Friday. September’s unemployment rate was the highest in Massachusetts since the 6.4 percent reported in April, and it landed more than 3 percentage points below the 8.9 percent […]

Baker: Forced Investments Will Reduce Total Health Care Costs

Compelling greater investments in behavioral health and addiction treatment services figures to be a main tent pole in a health care bill that the Baker administration plans to put before the Legislature in the coming months, Gov. Charlie Baker suggested Wednesday morning. Speaking to a virtual conference of the Providers’ Council, the governor said his […]

Fidelity Bank earns 5-Star Rating from Leading Independent Bank Rating and Research Firm

Fidelity Bank recognized for overall financial strength, security of operations    Fidelity Bank today announced it has earned a 5-Star “Superior” rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. A 5-Star rating ranks Fidelity Bank among one of the strongest banks in the nation on BauerFinancial’s Recommended Report. “This rating reflects our overall […]

Solvus Global Ribbon Cutting Brings 150+ Attendees to Leominster with Cornerstone Announcement of $1.6M Grant from M2I2

Solvus Global hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with more than 150 attendees from across the country to celebrate advanced manufacturing in Central Massachusetts and the opening of their 32k square foot facility. The event marks the culmination of collaborations from key partners at the Army Research Laboratory, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, VRC Metal Systems, and the […]

Leominster Credit Union Donates to Fathering Fathers, Inc.

Leominster Credit Union (LCU) presented a check for $5,000 to Fathering Fathers, Inc., a non-profit mentoring organization, dedicated to raising up healthy, confident, and well-prepared young men. The lion’s share of this donation will go to help jump start a girl’s mentoring program based out of Clinton Middle School and Tahanto Regional, in Clinton and […]

Avidia Bank looks to a fresh direction with recent rebrand

Since the 2007 merger of Hudson Savings Bank and Westborough Bank (both founded in 1869), Avidia, deriving from the words “avid ideas,” overhauled everything from marketing to messaging, modifying products based on the feedback of their current customers to better serve their local community. Avidia Bank is a $2.3 billion Community Bank, headquartered in Hudson, […]