Entries by Ryan Murphy

Wachusett Mountain Offers FREE Halloween Skyride to Kids 12 & Under

PRINCETON, Ma. – With many communities postponing Halloween celebrations due to COVID, Wachusett Mountain is offering a great alternative for kids.  The central Massachusetts ski area is providing a FREE Skyride to children (12 & under) in costume from 11 am to noonon Halloween day, Saturday, October 31st. “We don’t want kids to be disappointed […]

Professor appointed to Library of Congress panel

Fitchburg State Professor Katherine Rye Jewell has been appointed co-chair of the College and Community Radio Caucus of the Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force, a federally mandated project created to support the preservation of the nation’s audiovisual infrastructure. Jewell, a member of the Economics, History and Political Science Department, has long explored college […]

Congressional Update

Join us live online with Congressman James McGovern and Congresswoman Lori Trahan on October 8, 2020 starting at 12:00 p.m. for our annual Congressional program. This is a great opportunity to hear from them on the progress on Capital Hill on important issues, including PPP forgiveness and the recovery bill. Members will also have an […]

Weekly Download | There’s a Pandemic Startup Surge

  There’s a Pandemic Startup Surge While some of us were learning to bake or binge-watching Netflix during quarantine, others, especially those who were away from their regular workplace, were doing something entirely different. The number of new businesses that opened during COVID-19 is, well, a start-up pandemic. Here at the North Central Massachusetts Chamber […]

Hope and Engagement, But No Stimulus Deal in D.C.

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Katie Lannan OCT. 1, 2020…..U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she’s optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can reach a deal on the next round of coronavirus stimulus funding and that she hopes to bring a bill to the floor for a vote later in the […]

Clinton Hospital Near Top in Novel Index

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Katie Lannan SEPT. 30, 2020….Talk of the top hospital in Massachusetts usually conjures images of the large, prominent academic medical centers in Boston. A new index that uses metrics not typically involved in hospital rankings bestows that designation somewhere else — namely, Leominster. UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital […]

Chamber’s Economic Development Arm Closes Out a Successful Year

The Chamber’s economic development affiliate, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), completed its fiscal year on September 30, 2020. The NCMDC works in partnership with local banks, credit unions, chambers of commerce and area nonprofits to support emerging microenterprises, small businesses, and community projects in North Central Massachusetts with loans and technical assistance.  The […]

Chamber Member Spotlight: ABM Insurance Largely Focused on Clients and Community

Brothers Thomas and Richard Bagley, president and executive vice president, respectively, of Anderson, Bagley, & Mayo (ABM) Insurance Agency, Inc. combine their unique and personalized service to the North Central Massachusetts area with approximately 100 years of tradition in the insurance industry. ABM Insurance is a family-owned business, and grew through word of mouth and […]

Governor Announces Start of Phase III, Step 2

Lt. Gov. Polito announced today, September 29, 2020 that Gov. Baker signed an Executive Order stating that low risk communities may move to Phase III, Step 2. This is due to good health metrics and will apply to towns with low risk beginning Monday, October 5, 2020. Low risk communities are those that remain on […]