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“The Sunday Political Brunch”—December 4, 2016—“The Sunday Political Brunch” -- December 4, 2016

Weather Update: Snow Expected to Hit Worcester’s Monday Morning Commute—Weather Update: Up to 2 Inches of Snow…

10 Experience Gifts That Anyone Would Love—10 Experience Gifts That Anyone Would Love

Parent Pleads to Have Memes Using Son’s Image Taken Down from Internet—Parent Pleads to Have Memes Using Son’s Image…

Leonard Moorehead the Urban Gardener: “Scent, First and Last”—Crisp cool mornings tighten their grip.

CUPS Exhibit on Display at Worcester Center for Crafts—CUPS Exhibit on Display at Worcester Center for…

Monfredo: Discussion On A Solution to Pcb Plan Addressed at Burncoat—Monfredo: Discussion On A Solution to Pcb Plan…

Fit For Life: Everything’s Changing – How Are You Doing?—Fit For Life: Everything’s Changing – How Are…

18-Year-Old Girl and Man Stabbed During Fight Inside Worcester Apartment—18-Year-Old Girl Stabbed During Fight Inside Worcester Apartment

Finneran: Kanye and Company—Finneran: Kanye and Company

 
 
 

Smart Benefits: IRS Sets PCORI Fees for 2017

The IRS recently announced that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) fee, imposed on health insurers and plan sponsors of self-insured group health plans, will...

slides: 20 Ways To Support Small Businesses in Central MA

Small Business Saturday is November 26 and small businesses have been around to support you and your community day in and day out - so...

How much Has the Stock Market Soared - See this Graph

Call it the Obama economy, the Trump boost or just excitement that the election is over, but whatever you call it it is a true...

101 Million Expected to Shop on Black Friday

More than 101 million Americans are expected to shop this Friday -- Black Friday.

Kaplan: Next Practices vs. Best Practices

Everyone bows down to the all, important benchmark. How many times have you heard someone say, “You only get what you measure”? Most...

Smart Benefits: New Limits for Tax-Favored Health Plans

The IRS has set new contribution limits for FSAs and HSAs for 2017. FSAs. Last month, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure, in which it...

Hanover Insurance Group Names Keim Executive Vice President

Mark Keim

The Hanover Insurance Group has named Mark Keim executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy. 

Worcester Chamber Promotes Three, Adds Business Development Professional

Timothy P. Murray, president and CEO of the Chamber.

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the promotion of three staffers and the addition of a business development professional on Friday. 

MA Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate Since April 2001

Massachusetts total unemployment rate dropped to 3.3% in October, marking the lowest rate since April 2001, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. 

Smart Benefits: IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limits for 2017

The IRS recently announced costofliving adjustments affecting dollar limitations for retirement plans for tax year 2017. Following are some of the highlights of the announcement.

Friday Financial Five – November 11, 2016

As with Brexit earlier in the year, Donald Trump’s seemingly improbable path to victory was roiling markets even before the election results were...

Charter Communications & Nomorobo Team up to Block Telemarketers, Robocalls

Charter Communications’ Spectrum Voice customers will now have the ability to stop telemarketing and robocalls with Nomorobo, a third party call...

Clark U. to Host Film Screening & Discussion of “Farewell to Factory Towns?”

Clark University will host a film screening and discussion featuring Maynard Seider, director of "Farewell to Factory Towns?" in the...

Becker College’s MassDiGI Program Develops Game Addressing Income Inequality

Lotto Boxes

Becker College and MassDiGI teamed up with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in order to build the free, social impact game, Lotto...

Smart Benefits: FLSA Changes Effective Dec. 1 – Are Your Employees Ready?

With the FLSA overtime changes looming, it’s time to make sure you – and your employees – are in compliance. That means newly...

Worcester Economy Grows at 3.5% Rate in Third Quarter of 2016

The Worcester economy grew at a 3.5% annualized rate during the third quarter of 2016, according to the Worcester Economic Index authored by Assumption College Professor of...

US Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.9% in October

The United States unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent during the month of October as US employers added 161,000 jobs.  GoLocal teams with Graphiq for more....

Friday Financial Five – November 4, 2016

While it’s tough to prove that a president directly affects market returns, looking at individual presidencies does provide some interesting details....

Smart Benefits: 5 Steps to a Better Employee Handbook

An employee handbook sets forth expectations for employees, and describes what they can expect from the company. While a well-written handbook is an important tool...

Friday Financial Five – October 28, 2016

The next president will inherit a mixed bag when it comes to the economy. The index of leading economic indicators was up in September and...

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