Worcester Chamber Names Skyscope Creative Entrepreneur of the Year

In an announcement heralding the “overnight success” of a rapidly growing central Massachusetts-based company, The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce recently named Skyscope Creative as its choice for Entrepreneur of the Year. Alex Dunn, Skyscope’s Chief Operating Officer and one of its three founding...

Worcester Chamber Lists Annual Business Award Winners

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced their list of local business award winners, all of whom will be honored at a special ceremony commencing at 4:00 p.m. on May 14, 2015, at The Haven Country Club in Boylston. The Richard B. Kennedy Business of the Year award goes to Imperial Distributors,...

Boston to Investigate Gender Wage Gap

On Tuesday, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh jumped head first into the bickering swirling around the issue of the gender wage gap. He did so by announcing that the city is getting set  to study the wages of male and female employees at dozens of  local companies. This is the first attempt by any major U.S....

Massachusetts adds 10,900 jobs in December

According to a January 22, 2015 statement from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD), there were 10,900 jobs added in Massachusetts in December. The EOLWD based these figures on early estimates provided by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The largest...

UMass Amherst Replacing Campus Bookstore with Amazon

Students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus will no longer be buying their textbooks at the campus bookstore. That familiar on-campus amenity is being replaced by online retail giant Amazon.com. The current textbook annex operated by Follett Corp. is being replaced by an Amazon distribution...

Boston’s Sapient Corp to be Sold in $3.7B deal

French advertising conglomerate Publicis Groupe has acquired independent Boston-based ad agency Sapient Corp. for $3.7 billion in a deal that was announced on Monday morning. Sapient’s current co-chairman and CEO Alan Herrick will be CEO of the new Publicis.Sapient group, which will add Razorfish Global and...

Are Massachusetts’ Medical Records Good Enough to Help Fight Ebola?

Electronic medical records are meant to be helpful for all medical professionals. However, if we look at the case of the first person to die from Ebola in America, some of these records are clearly not up to snuff . When Thomas Eric Duncan went into the hospital complaining of not feeling well, he noted...

Starting Salaries Projected to Rise 3.8 Percent in 2015

According to human resources firm Robert Half, it is expected that annual salaries for professionals in the USA will increase by 3.8 percent in 2015.  Those working in information technology (IT) and other technology fields are expected to benefit the most. New entrants in the information technology...

Ebola and the Economy

Unless you’ve been under quarantine for the past few weeks, you know that Ebola has once again reared its ugly head, causing widespread concern – bordering on panic in some quarters – about the possibility of a global pandemic. How realistic a possibility is this?  Could it actually happen? Frankly, it’s...

Massachusetts Receives $327,000 in AT&T Settlement

Class Action Case No. CV-09-1529 SI never went to court. The two sides – the Federal Trade Commission and AT&T – settled in October, 2014. AT&T, the largest mobile phone service provider in the nation, agreed to pay $105 million for unauthorized cell phone charges in a practice known as “mobile...

Worcester Pride Parade and Festival September 7th

Tim Murray, President and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce will be the first ever grand marshal at the annual Gay Pride Parade in Worcester. The parade in scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013. Worcester Pride is organizing the event which unifies the Central Massachusetts LGBTQ...

Creating Jobs in August

While August created a lower number of jobs than July, an addition of 176,000 is still a step in the right direction. According to payroll processor ADP, which measures employment using payroll data, jobs have been created largely in the goods producing and manufacturing industries. Yahoo Finance had...

The Importance of Online Marketing Partners

A key component for small businesses to grow its market share and bottom line is online marketing. Small businesses must decide whether to embark on online marketing internally or to have a partner take over. Many small businesses become frustrated with the process of online marketing even though they see...

Mass Business Blog Announces the Launch of their Website

Mass Business Blog announced the launch of their new website for Massachusetts Businesses and consumers. The website allows Massachusetts businesses to post guest blogs about the latest activities of their business, trends in their industry or other relevant news about their business or industry. Submitting...

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