Entries by Ryan Murphy

Wachusett Business Incubator Finds First Candidate for Leadership Program

The Wachusett Business Incubator, a business environment dedicated to fostering economic growth in the North Central Massachusetts region is pleased to announce the addition of our first Candidate for our Leadership Candidate Program. We welcome Justin and Kate Robichaud to the WBI family. The up and coming business is known as ‘Wood You Build It’. […]

Hometown Financial Group Promotes Karen Yancik to Senior Vice President, Senior Compliance and Risk Management Officer

Matthew S. Sosik, CEO of Hometown Financial Group, Inc., announced that Karen Yancik has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Senior Compliance and Risk Management Officer. Yancik has responsibility for internal audit, compliance and risk management for the subsidiary banks of Hometown Financial Group; bankESB, bankHometown and Abington Bank. Yancik joined the […]

Leominster Credit Union to hold Fall Shred-A-Thon

Leominster Credit Union will hold a Shred-A-Thon at its 910 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA location on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00AM – Noon. Members and non-members can get rid of old, sensitive documents by shredding and recycling them at the Shred-A-Thon. All items will be shred on site by a secure shredding service, […]

Thomas Littlepage Honored as Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year

  Thomas Littlepage, AVP & Branch Manager of Workers Credit Union, was recognized as the 2018-2019 Ambassador of the Year by the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s 35th Annual Business Meeting on June 13, 2019. Chamber Ambassadors are valued volunteers to the Chamber. They serve as a public relations branch, as […]

Sales Tax Holiday to be Observed This Weekend- Meals and Drinks Excluded

This weekend will mark the inauguration of what is now a legislatively mandated annual tradition- the Sales Tax Holiday. Unsurprisingly however, the rollout of this law has not been without issue. The State House caused confusion when it initially included restaurant meals in the upcoming tax holiday. After learning of concerns from restaurant owners themselves […]

Chamber Selected for National Education & Workforce Program

The Chamber is one of 35 state and local chambers chosen to take part in a prestigious national program aimed at addressing critical education and workforce issues. Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, the Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips participants with resources, national expertise and a network of peers to build their capacity […]

Chamber Regional Economic Study

The Chamber and its economic development arm, the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, have commissioned the UMass Donahue Institute to develop a robust data driven economic profile of the region. This economic profile is intended to provide focused data and research for North Central Massachusetts that will be used to support our economic development goals. […]

Annual Habitat for Humanity NCM Golf Outing Seeks Sponsorships

Sponsorships are now available for this year’s Habitat for Humanity North Central MA’s 7thAnnual Building Dreams Golf Tournament.  The event will be held at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard, MA on Tuesday, September 15th.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the work of Habitat for Humanity NCM, for building and repairing affordable homes […]

Government Affairs Update | Summer 2019

The Chamber continues to take an active role in advocating and engaging with policy makers on a variety of issues that impact businesses and the advancement of North Central Massachusetts. Below is an update on some of the more recent activities at the local, state and federal level. Federal: The Chamber signed onto a letter […]