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Worcester Police in Search of Man Who Robbed Grafton Street Walgreens—Worcester Police in Search of Man Who Robbed…

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Worcester Community Action Council Holds 11th Annual Action Hero Celebration—Worcester Community Action Council Holds 11th Annual Action…

Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss to Cleveland—Celtics Eliminated From Playoffs Following Game 5 Loss…

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Red Sox Beat Texas 6-2 to Complete Series Sweep—Red Sox Beat Texas 6-2 to Complete Series…

Worcester Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspect in Metro PCS Armed Robbery—Worcester Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspect in…

McGovern Calls Trump’s Proposed Budget “Heartless”—McGovern Calls Trump's Proposed Budget "Heartless"

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Friday Financial Five – May 26, 2017

The first full budget proposal from the Trump administration came out this week and was received mostly as an unrealistic first offer. Reviews...

Kaplan & Dand: Converting Emerging Tech Into Next Practices

To appreciate the full breadth of possibility created by emerging technologies is to feel like a kid in a candy store. Our candy store is...

Smart Benefits: Small Businesses May Hold the Key to Employee Happiness

According to the 2017 Aflac Happiness Report, 75 percent of employees surveyed reported being very or extremely satisfied working for a small employer.

Best Cities to Start a Career - See Where Worcester Ranks

Is Worcester a good place to start a career?  According to a recent study completed by WalletHub, Worcester ranks 72nd in the country...

Smart Benefits: The I-9 & Seasonal Employees

Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired to work in the US. With the hiring of summer...

Auburn Chamber of Commerce to Award $17,000 in Scholarships

The Auburn Chamber of Commerce is set to award a total of $17,000 in scholarships during its award breakfast at the Auburn-Webster Elks Lodge....

Worcester Unemployment Rate Rises to 4% in March

Worcester’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 4.0% in the month of March, according to the latest Worcester Economic Index.  Overall the...

Smart Benefits: IRS Announces Higher HSA Limits for 2018

Last week, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for HSAs for calendar year 2018 in Revenue Procedure 2017-37, and they&rsquo...

Boston Mutual Names Worcester’s Sullivan to Executive Vice President

Joseph Sullivan

Worcester’s Joseph W. Sullivan, J. D. has been promoted to Executive Vice President - Chief Risk Officer of Boston Mutual, the company announced...

Kaplan: Innovation Lessons From Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Michelangelo wasn’t a one-trick pony or a one-hit wonder. He was the archetype Renaissance artist, accomplished as a sculpture, painter, architect, and poet....

Smart Benefits: Beware the Taxable Fringe Benefit

While it’s clear that employee pay is taxable, many employers aren’t aware that other benefits they provide worker are, too.  ...

Treasurer Goldberg Launches New Financial Education Website

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg is launching a new website, MyFinanciaLifema.org, to provide digital financial education, addressing all the stages throughout a person’s life....

Friday Financial Five – April 28, 2017

The components of the Trump tax plan resemble what was promised during his campaign, including specifics on how it would be paid for. There would...

Boston Public Radio’s Eagan to be Keynote Speaker at Communicators Club Meeting

Margery Eagan

Boston Public Radio’s Margery Eagan will be the keynote speaker at the Communicators Club’s annual meeting. 

Worcester Chamber to Announce Winners of StartUp Worcester 2017

The Worcester Chamber of Commerce is set to announce the 12 winners of StartUp Worcester 2017. 

Rockland Trust’s Nadeau Named Financial Services Champion of Year for MA & New England

Gerard Nadeau  PHOTO: Rockland Trust

Rockland Trust President Gerard Nadeau has been named the 2017 Financial Services Champion of the Year for Massachusetts and New England by the Small...

Smart Benefits: Health Plan ERISA Reporting - 5 Tips to Avoid Costly Penalties

Rob Calise

Designed to protect plan participants and beneficiaries, the annual Form 5500 is required for most employee benefit plans. To ensure you file correctly, be sure to...

Smart Benefits: Stopping the Exodus - Tips to Improve Employee Retention

Although a certain amount of turnover is to be expected, high levels can undermine the success of a department – and even the entire organization....

Introducing BIF’s Design Methodology for Next Practices and New Business Models

BIF Methodology

A successful business model is like a shark that has to keep moving to stay alive. But how do you make sure you’re...

Smart Benefits: Boost Employee Engagement in Five Steps

Engaged employees are key to a company’s performance but how can organizations drive a culture of happy, motivated and loyal workers? There are...

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