Entries by Ryan Murphy

North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation approves financing to RA Aldrich Trucking

Funding to support new tractor purchase The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce recently approved a $44,000 loan to RA Aldrich Trucking in Fitchburg to assist with the purchase of a 2020 Peterbilt tractor Model 389 to replace the current truck that NCMDC […]

Early College Designation Announced for Narragansett Regional High School in Partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University

On March 28, 2022 the Baker-Polito administration announced the designation of eight new Early College programs including Narragansett Regional High School (NRHS) in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College and Fitchburg State University. Early College programs provide college exposure to students in high school who might otherwise not have considered higher education as an option. […]

Berkshire Bank Aids Ukraine Humanitarian Efforts with A $50,000 Contribution, Employee Donations, Supply Drive & Refunds Outgoing Wire Fees

Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community bank with branch locations in New England and New York, has announced several actions it will take with its employees and customers in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. As a first step, Berkshire Bank’s Foundation will make a $50,000 contribution to the Ukrainian Federation of […]

Masis Staffing Acquires TN and NJ locations of DAVIS Companies

Masis Staffing Solutions, headquartered in Worcester, MA, is pleased to announce the expansion of its business through the acquisition of two of the light industrial offices of the DAVIS Companies, a staffing firm which specializes in advanced manufacturing, engineering and IT and technology professional staffing. The offices’ New Jersey and Tennessee locations support a strategic […]

This Year, Discover the Benefits of Volunteering

Aristotle once equated the essence of life to serving others and doing good. While the philosophy seems like a fulfilling endeavor, it’s not quite practical given that we lead super busy lives. With our already jam-packed schedules, it’s impossible to think of giving away your time and energy for free without a financial reward. However, […]

Micron Solutions Continues to Be a Manufacturing “One Stop Shop”

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Micron Solutions in Fitchburg is a world class contract manufacturer for the Medical Device, Defense and Life Sciences markets. It strives to be a true manufacturing “one stop shop.” According to the website, where others are forced to outsource numerous core components increasing cost and lead times, Micron has […]

Spring 2022 Tourism Update

The Chamber’s tourism arm, Visit North Central Massachusetts, focused its marketing efforts last quarter on promoting the region as a Winter destination, with a heavy emphasis on utilizing digital strategies.  We invested in an assorted mix of strong content on VisitNorthCentral.com highlighting winter activities and businesses. This included developing a new Winter landing page and […]

Spring 2022 Government Affairs Update

After being closed to the public for more than 700 days, the Massachusetts State House reopened to the public in February. As local communities also rescind or revise their mask ordinances, the reopening of the State House certainly represents a major shift in the pandemic. While COVID-19 continues to remain present, communities across the Commonwealth […]

Building North Central for the Next Generation

Imagine a modern renaissance, built on our past with the vision of a sustainable, modern future. Guess what? It’s happening right now in North Central Massachusetts. With more than 7,500 businesses based in the 27 communities that encompass North Central, we are building on the strong bones of our industrial past to redevelop buildings and […]