Entries by Ryan Murphy

Baker-Polito Administration Releases Future of Work Report; Outlines Ongoing Steps To Address Findings

The Baker-Polito Administration today released the Future of Work Report, commissioned by the Administration to evaluate the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed work habits in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth emerges from the pandemic. The Administration also outlined steps that it is taking to address the key findings of the report, with investments and […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation Awarded Community Fund Grant from Bemis Community Investment Fund

The Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation has been awarded a $30,000 grant as part of the Bemis Community Investment Fund via the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. “We are thankful for the continued generous support we receive from the Bemis Corporation,” stated MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “Partners like our friends at Bemis are […]

House, Senate Negotiators Agree to $48.1 Billion Budget

Article Source: State House News Service Author: Matt Murphy   A deal to raise tax collection estimates by more than $4.2 billion and spend nearly $48.1 billion in fiscal year 2022 came together Thursday with House and Senate lawmakers filing a compromise budget that would also make the state’s controversial film tax credit permanent. The […]

Berkshire Bank at 175 Years is Still Driven by Purpose in the Community

When you think about banks, many people don’t realize the connections banks like Berkshire have to their local communities. Established 175 years ago in Pittsfield, MA, Berkshire has maintained its presence as a community bank for people of all backgrounds. While communities may have changed over the years, the purpose-driven mission of Berkshire has grown […]

North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Selected as Finalist for National Chamber of the Year Honor

  The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce was named a finalist for the prestigious 2021 Chamber of the Year award, presented by the Alexandria, VA -based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The North Central Massachusetts Chamber is one of four finalists in its category – along with chambers in Cumming, GA; Leesburg, […]

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 there’s no need to fall into […]

Mass VaxMillions Registration Details Announced Registration Begins July 1

The Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts State Lottery announced registration details for the Massachusetts VaxMillions Giveaway, which will begin on July 1. Massachusetts residents ages 12 and up and who are fully vaccinated prior to each drawing are eligible to enter the giveaway.  Residents ages 18 and older who are fully vaccinated prior to each […]

Baker-Polito Administration Files Plan to Invest $2.9 Billion in Federal COVID-19 Funding to Support Economic Recovery, Communities Hit Hardest by Pandemic

 The Baker-Polito Administration today will re-file its plan to immediately put to use part of Commonwealth’s direct federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support key priorities including housing and homeownership, economic development and local downtowns, job training and workforce development, health care, and infrastructure. The Administration called on the Legislature to […]

Mount Wachusett Community College Earns Master Automobile Service Technology Accreditation from the ASE

GARDNER, MA – June, 28, 2021 – The National Institute for Automotive Excellence has found that the automotive technology program at Mount Wachusett Community College meets the strict industry standards required for ASE Program Accreditation. “We commend you and your staff for maintaining your program’s standards and continuing to meet the industry’s requirements,” noted ASE […]