Entries by Ryan Murphy

Legislature Agrees to $626 Mil Economic Development Bill

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Matt Murphy Housing Production Measure Included in Bill   JAN. 6, 2021…..With many businesses on the brink after months of scraping by through the pandemic, the Legislature struck a late-night deal Wednesday to inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the economy in an effort to spur […]

State House News: Top 10 Stories of 2020

BOSTON, DEC. 31, 2020…..Let’s face it. There’s not much suspense over this year’s top story. Without officially giving it away, it arrived like an unwelcome visitor in early March and has refused to leave since, touching every part of daily life in Massachusetts, and overtaking its politics. Given that fact, this year was certainly not […]

Solar Power Prices Plummeting

Solar power has surged in popularity over the past few years, thanks in part to the rise in energy prices combined with increased public awareness around climate change and environmental issues. Not only is solar power good for the environment but switching to solar power offers some very attractive financial benefits. Solar Power Costs Prohibitively […]

Fidelity Bank Makes Caring for Our Communities Donation of $21,000 to North Central Massachusetts Based Organizations

Support part of overall donation of more than $50,000 to help those most affected by COVID-19 LEOMINSTER, Mass – Leominster based  Fidelity Bank is providing more than $50,000 in additional holiday support to more than a dozen Massachusetts food pantries to help people affected by the pandemic. The bank has donated a total of $6,000 to […]

Reconnect with Your Clients By Email

Reconnect with Your Clients By Email Is your email inbox flooded with messages from big brands, with every message starting off with “In these uncertain times” and ending with “We’re all in this together”? You’re not alone. It seems like every brand wants to reach out to its customers in these (sorry) uncertain times. But […]

Pandemic Relief Stimulus Bill Breakdown

Here’s what is in the new stimulus bill On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Senate approved a massive emergency economic relief package, government funding, and tax cuts designed to counter the effects of the pandemic and stimulate economic growth. The legislation, introduced as a 5,593-page bill, was passed with a 92 to 6 vote following […]

Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

What Small Businesses Need to Know About the New Pandemic Relief Package – Changes to PPP and More As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact […]

COVID Update: Coronavirus Operating Rules Tightened Starting Saturday

Today at 1:00pm, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito announced updates to gathering sizes and capacity levels across a series of industries in order to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19. The measures announced today will go into effect on Saturday, December 26 and will remain in effect until Sunday, January 10, unless the data at that time […]

State House News Service Weekly Roundup

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Matt Murphy The Beginning of the End   DEC. 18, 2020…..One step forward, two steps back. Or in the case of Speaker Bob DeLeo, one foot out the door. The week before Christmas began with a COVID-19 vaccine arriving at Massachusetts hospitals in a cloud of dry […]

How To Turn Social Media Into Business Media

Wondering how transform social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter into powerful marketing tools for your business? If you’re like most small-to-medium business owners, you know that your clients, customers, and prospects are already spending a significant amount of their day browsing through their social media feeds, but did you know exactly how much […]