Entries by Ryan Murphy

North Central Massachusetts Chamber Releases 2020 Public Policy Agenda

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce unveiled its Public Policy Agenda for the new fiscal year today outlining the Chamber’s legislative priorities on issues important to businesses and the advancement of North Central Massachusetts.  The agenda was developed to serve as a blueprint for the Chamber’s government affairs efforts and have been reviewed and […]

Chamber’s 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, 2019. 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 […]

Paid Family Medical Leave Information

On October 1, 2019, collection of the payroll tax associated with the state’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Program went into effect. All employees and employers are impacted by this tax, unless they have instituted a comparable and state approved private plan in the program’s place. Below is some further information regarding your rights […]

November Edition of Good Morning North Central features Governor Charlie Baker and Local Author Mark Bodanza

The next edition of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber’s popular Good Morning North Central breakfast series is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA.  The November edition is sponsored by Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School.  The Good Morning North Central […]

Visit North Central Massachusetts Donates to Firefighters

Visit North Central Massachusetts, an affiliate of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, made donations to the Athol Firefighters’ Association and Phillipston Firefighters’ Association totaling $8,157.00 in September to aid in their fire relief efforts.  The donation came from a portion of the money raised at the 2019 Appleseed Country Fair held Labor Day […]

Chamber Welcomes Timothy Hartigan

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of Timothy Hartigan to its professional staff in the position of Membership Sales Manager.  In this position, Mr. Hartigan will be responsible for managing the Chamber’s membership recruitment and retention efforts.  His mission will be to raise the Chamber’s visibility and educate […]

Congressional Luncheon Scheduled for October 10, 2019

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual North Central Massachusetts Congressional Luncheon on Thursday, October 10, 2019 featuring the Honorable Jim McGovern, United States Representative for the Second Congressional District and the Honorable Lori Trahan, United States Representative for the Third Congressional District of Massachusetts.  The program, sponsored by Fitchburg State […]