Entries by Ryan Murphy

Need health insurance for your small business?

Health Insurance Need health insurance for your small business? The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce remains committed to helping our members to access the best health insurance plans available and to make sure that your health insurance needs are met. As always, we are just a phone call or email or visit to our […]

Government Affairs Update

Recognizing that COVID-19 remains a disruptive force in the daily lives of many business owners and their employees, the Chamber’s staff has continuously worked with public officials at the local, state, and federal levels in an effort to identify and implement solutions.  As of this printing, Congressional Leaders on Capitol Hill remain deadlocked regarding another […]


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 […]

Heywood Hospital Nationally Recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

Gardner, MA – Heywood Hospital was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. This distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek’s Best Health Care series, powered by data […]

Chamber Member Spotlight: Chamber member leading patients with “expansive education” and advancing technology

For Dr. John Walker of Walker Orthodontics, advancing technology in the orthodontic sector is nothing out of the ordinary. Walker and his teams settled in Central Massachusetts in 1978 with two offices in Harvard and Lunenburg after seeing a need for his orthodontic specialty. “My clinical and research experience developing the protocol and new treatment […]

Weekly Download | Distance Learning, Working Parents and Employers, Oh My

  Fall 2020’s Back-To-School hasn’t been the “jump for joy” moment that many parents typically feel. Across the nation, school districts are pushing back the start of the year, embracing distance learning, and finding workable options to keep students and teachers safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Each school district is doing something different, and […]

Chamber Bids Fond Farewell to Three Staff Members

The Chamber announces the recent departure of Marketing and Communications Manager David Ginisi and Public Affairs Manager Chris McDermott. Longtime Office Manager Lauren Goulet also departed the Chamber in early April. David Ginisi, who began as an intern and worked for over five years at the Chamber recently accepted the position of Chief Marketing Officer […]

Data Shows Many in Mass. Have Left the Workforce

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Chris Lisinski Departures Don’t Show Up in Improving Unemployment Rate OCT. 9, 2020…..The number of Massachusetts workers counted as unemployed dropped by more than 250,000 over the past two months, a decline of more than a third that helped the state escape from a short streak of […]