Entries by Ryan Murphy

Update on Recent Legislation Expanding Room Occupancy Excise

CHANGES TO ROOM OCCUPANCY EXCISE  The new law expands the room occupancy excise to include short-term rentals. Aside from taxing short-term rentals, there are some aspects of the law that impact traditional lodging establishments already charging room occupancy excise, like bed and breakfast establishments, hotels, lodging houses and motels. The following lists are meant only […]

Paid Family & Medical Leave Act Updates

Here are updates to the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act:   Private Plan Exemption Process Now Available at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/exemptions-from-paid-family-and-medical-leave-for-private-plans The Department of Family and Medical Leave’s private plan exemption process is now available for businesses in the Commonwealth with Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) plans offering benefits that meet or exceed those provided by the Commonwealth’s […]

Business and Civic Leaders Sign Letter to Governor, Senate President and House Speaker Insisting Any Deal on School Funding Include Measures that Lead to Better Outcomes

The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, alongside the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE) and over 100 business and community leaders from across the Commonwealth, signed a letter to Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka and House Speaker DeLeo earlier this month. Seeking a legislative solution to the state’s longstanding achievement, opportunity, and skills gaps; […]

North Central Development Corporation Publishes 2019 Manufacturers Directory

Expansive guide highlights the region’s vast manufacturing firms and industrial space The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce and the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) announce the publication of the 2019 edition of the Manufacturers Directory and Industrial Parks Guide for North Central Massachusetts. The publication is designed to promote and connect manufacturers with […]

Visit North Central Massachusetts hosting Annual Tourism Update Breakfast

Forum to bring together tourism related businesses and organizations in the region Visit North Central Massachusetts (VNCM) and the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the fourth annual Tourism Update Breakfast being held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Double Tree by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA. This exciting […]

Leominster Credit Union Endowed Scholarship at Worcester State University

Leominster, MA–  To mark the 65th Anniversary of its founding, Leominster Credit Union (LCU) has established an endowed scholarship at Worcester State University to help LCU employees, members of the Board of Directors, and LCU members—or their children or grandchildren—pay for college. “Leominster Credit Union is proud to participate in the scholarship program at Worcester […]