Entries by Ryan Murphy

Mass. Home Sales Soar During Second Surge

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Michael P. Norton Buyers Pay Record November Median Price of $460,000 DEC. 15, 2020…..Low interest rates and the work from home shift are contributing to a continuing “frenzy” of home-buying in Massachusetts and sales activity and prices both set new records in November. Sales rose nearly 25 […]

Heywood Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ for the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Gardner, MA – December 14, 2020 – Heywood Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Heywood Hospital’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The Safety […]

Is Your Business Among The Top 100 Most Searched For Local Businesses?

Thanks to the internet, consumer behavior has dramatically shifted over the past decade – especially when it comes to searching for local businesses. According to a recent survey by BrightLocal, 97 percent of consumers searched online for a local business in 2017, with 54 percent searching at least once per month, and 12 percent searching daily […]

Chamber Member Spotlight: Simply Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry brings “out of the box” methods to Central MA

Dr. Sam Alkhoury, DMD is the self-proclaimed “market disrupter” when it comes to his field and specialty with orthodontics. Dr. Alkhoury started his business in 2005 and hasn’t looked back since. In 2007, he was awarded #1 Orthodontist in Worcester two years in a row. He developed and implemented a unique approach to orthodontics and […]

State House News Service Weekly Roundup

Article Source: State House News Service Article By: Matt Murphy The First One Can Be the Hardest   DEC. 4, 2020…..The lame duck logjam broke open this week, and from it spilled the possibility that compromise, in these blustery days of December, might be at least a fraction as contagious as COVID-19. With daily cases […]

How Often Should I Give My Website A New Look?

If your website analytics have been stagnant for a while, you may be wondering what you can do to boost your traffic. Is it time to give your website a new look? We believe in supporting local businesses, so we’ve put some thought into the matter. Take a look at 3 tips for determining whether […]

Workers Credit Union receives 
2020 Spirit of North Central Award from United Way

FITCHBURG, Ma., November 30 – Workers Credit Union has received the 2020 Spirit of North Central Award for Corporate Leadership of the United Way annual campaign. During the United Way’s Annual Meeting held  earlier this fall, Workers was honored along with three other local businesses. The award recognizes corporate partners that embody an overall spirit […]

Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center Gets New Apples Trees

Three new apple trees were planted this Fall at the Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center on Route 2 in Lancaster!  Special thanks to MassDOT for providing the new trees to replace ones damaged earlier this year. The Johnny Appleseed Visitors Center, considered by many the gateway to North Central Massachusetts, opened in 1997 as a way […]