Entries by Ryan Murphy

State House News Service Weekly Roundup: Blood in the Water

Article Source: State House News Service Author: Matt Murphy   The Democratic sharks are circling, sensing vulnerability in a Republican governor with few teammates to protect his flank. But even if Gov. Charlie Baker looks like easy prey to some in a state like Massachusetts, Democrats on Beacon Hill are unpracticed hunters. “We know he’s […]

Leominster Credit Union Partners with Fitchburg High School for Financial Literacy

Leominster, MA – Leominster Credit Union (LCU) has partnered with Fitchburg High School to supplement their math classes with a Financial Literacy section regarding personal finance. The personal finance course includes units on checking, savings, managing credit, types of credit, saving for college, budgeting and much more! The classes run for 40 minutes and are […]

Five Critical Questions To Ask About Your Business

As the owner of a small-to-medium size business, chances are good that you already spend you time answering countless questions every single day from employees, suppliers, customers, and prospects. The issue here is this – how much time to you spend asking yourself questions about your business? According to the Harvard Business Review, “companies often fail […]

Fitchburg Public Library presents Virtual Puppet Story Time

Join us for a virtual Puppet Storytime on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 10:00 AM!  Through Me to You Puppetry invites you to join Newton and his puppet friends for some storytime fun!  Newton and his friends take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids.  At the end of the show, the kids are invited […]

Expert Warns Against Setting Tax Rate in Constitution

Article Source: State House News Service Author: Colin A. Young MARCH 24, 2021…..A tax expert who has been involved with Massachusetts tax policy for years suggested Wednesday that lawmakers could scrap the idea of a Constitutional amendment to impose a surtax on household income over $1 million and instead repeal the Constitution’s requirement for a […]

Leominster Credit Union Announces Promotions

Leominster, MA –Leominster Credit Union has recently announced the promotions of Ellen Coughlin and Mychelle Phillips. Ellen Coughlin was promoted to the position of Vice President, Human Resources and Development. For the last 5 years, Ellen was the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources but has been with the organization for 17 years.  She will […]

Fidelity Bank Gives Awards to Employees Who Exemplify the Bank’s Values of Doing Right by Clients, Colleagues and Communities

Leominster, MASS – Several Fidelity Bank employees were virtually honored by Fidelity Bank at the bank’s annual All Hearts Meeting March 9 for their unique contributions during an unusual year. Three of the honorees are from Leominster – Damian Scott, Jessie Maldonado, and Emily Daugherty. “It is a pleasure to recognize our caring colleagues for the work they do,” says Ed […]

5 Questions Your Mortgage Broker Wants You to Ask

The home buying process can be lengthy and at times confusing, and you’ll likely be spending a lot of time working closely with your mortgage broker. Because buying a home is one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll ever make, it’s important to make sure that you are informed every step of the way. […]

NCMDC Loan Update

The Chamber’s economic development arm – the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation – has closed seven micro-loans for a total of $333,500 since October 1, 2020. The loans were made to a mix of existing and start-up businesses and ranged from $6,000 to $150,000. There are another three loans totaling $325,000 that have been approved […]