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Corridor 9 Chamber to Change Name to Corridor 9/495

Corridor 9 Board of Directors Unveiling New Name & Logo  Photo by:  Andy Weigl of Andy Weigl Photography

The Board of Directors of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce voted to rebrand and change its name to the Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of...

Fidelity Bank Makes $10K Gift to Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg & Leominster

Fidelity Bank makes $10K gift to Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg & Leominster

Fidelity Bank made a $10,000 gift to the Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster for the holiday season.

Smart Benefits: Updated ACA Reporting Forms Available for 2019

Annual employer reporting under the Affordable Care Act is due in early 2019. And the IRS recently released updated versions of the necessary forms along with...

Kaplan: Amazon - The Elephant In The Room

Saul Kaplan

As an innovation junkie, Amazon is the elephant in a whole lot of rooms I find myself in these days. The number and variety of...

Fidelity Bank Adds 5 New Staff Members

Alexandra Vazquez

Fidelity Bank has announced the appointment of five new staff members.

Smart Benefits: New Retirement Plan Limits Set for 2019

Earlier this month, the IRS announced inflation-adjusted figures for pension plans and other retirement-related items for 2019. Highlights of the changes include:

Smart Benefits: How to Answer Employees’ Call for Personalized Benefits

To boost employee satisfaction, employers are increasingly moving to more personalized benefits. By offering options that allow employees to tailor a plan that’s...

MA Adds 4,400 Jobs in October

MA adds 4,400 jobs in October

Massachusetts added 4,400 jobs in the month of October, while the unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5%, the Executive Office of Labor...

Former MA Gov. Dukakis to Speak at Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce’Meeting

Michael Dukakis

Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis will be the keynote speaker at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 40th annual meeting. The meeting will...

Worcester Research Bureau Releases Immigration Report

The Worcester Research Bureau has released its latest report “The Immigrant Entrepreneur in Worcester.”

Smart Benefits: Certain Wellness Program Incentive Limits Eliminated Jan 1

In 2016, the EEOC issued final rules describing how ADA and GINA apply to employer-sponsored wellness programs.

BBB Warns Military Veterans & Families of Scams

With Veterans Day approaching, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is pointing out the top five riskiest scams for veterans and their families. &ldquo...

List of 95 Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Closings as Company Goes Into Bankruptcy

The parent company of Papa Gino's and D'Angelo restaurants is closing 95 locations and is going into bankruptcy.  PGHC has reached an &ldquo...

Smart Benefits: With Holidays Underway, Keep Mental Health Top of Mind

As the holidays approach, it can be a challenging time for employees who struggle with depression. And the illness poses difficulties for employers as well,...

U.S. Adds 250K Jobs in October, Unemployment Stays at 3.7%

The United States added 250,000 jobs in October, while unemployment is at 3.7%, according to the Labor Department hiring and unemployment report released on Friday.

CVS Tests Membership Program —  Mega Business Rivalry with Amazon is Exploding

Emerging rivals - battling over retail, healthcare and pharmacy

CVS and Amazon are emerging to be two of the biggest rivals in business in America today. This week alone has been punch...

Small Businesses Feel “Underappreciated” by Their Banks, Says J.D. Power

The satisfaction level of small businesses with their respective banks is going up, but is still at a lackluster level.

Smart Benefits: 5 Ways to Boost Flu Shots Among Employees

With a deadly flu season last year, many HR departments are stepping up their efforts to encourage employee vaccination. That’s because the flu...

Eastern Bank Ranked Top Small Business Lender in Massachusetts

Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank was the number one Small Business lender in Massachusetts for the tenth straight year with 565 loans totaling $43.29 million, according to U.S....

Smart Benefits: Help Employees Maximize the Benefits of HSAs

Rob Calise

Health savings accounts (HSAs), coupled with a high-deductible health plan, are on the rise, with enrollment growing steadily since their introduction in 2004.

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