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Friday Financial Five – June 23, 2017—Friday Financial Five – June 23, 2017

Celtics Select Duke’s Tatum With #3 Overall Pick in NBA Draft—Celtics Select Duke's Tatum With #3 Overall Pick…

MassFiscal Poll Shows Legislative Pay Raise Unpopular With Voters—MassFiscal Poll Shows Legislative Pay Raise Unpopular With…

Bronx Man Arrested for Trafficking Heroin in Worcester—Bronx Man Arrested for Trafficking Heroin in Worcester

Worcester Ranked Among Worst Cities to Raise a Family in MA—Worcester Ranked Among Worst Cities to Raise a…

Fecteau: Democrats Lose Again—Fecteau: Democrats Lose Again

Worcester County Food Bank Working to Grow Breakfast in Classroom Programs—Worcester County Food Bank Working to Grow Breakfast…

Where Will You WOO? - Week of June 22, 2017—Where Will You WOO? - Week of June…

Red Sox Bullpen Can’t Hold Lead, Fall 6-4 to Kansas City—Red Sox Bullpen Can't Hold Lead, Fall 6-4…

 
 
 

Seven MA Communities Awarded Clean Energy Grants

Seven communities in the Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire, & Middlesex were awarded grant funding through the Green Communities Competitive Grant Program administered by the Department of...

Worcester Chamber to Hold Seminar on Business Reporting Requirements

Tim Murray, Worcester Chamber President and CEO

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on business reporting requirements.  The seminar will take place on Thursday, June 22...

Smart Benefits: Reminder to Self-Insured Plans - PCORI Fee Due July 31

For specified health insurance policies and self-insured health plans, the annual filing and fee payment to help fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is...

Smart Benefits: Individual Market Premiums Double in 4 Years

Rob Calise

A recent report issued by HHS reveals that premiums for individual market coverage have increased significantly since the ACA’s key provisions have...

slides: Is Providence’s Green Airport The New Logan?

Norwegian direct to Europe

T.F. Green in its history has gone through a number of major changes, but now it is in the midst of its most transformative...

The Healthiest Housing Markets in the U.S. - See Where Worcester Ranks

The City of Worcester is ranked among big cities with the healthiest housing markets.  According to a study done by Smartasset, Worcester...

Norwegian Air Makes Announcement of Additional International Flights from Green

Now, more direct flights from Green internationally

Officials at Green Airport have done it again. Today, the airport announced that Norwegian Air will launch nonstop service to Guadeloupe and Martinique from T...

Smart Benefits: OSHA Delays July 1 Electronic Reporting Requirement

The DOL recently announced delayed enforcement of its electronic reporting requirement for injury and illness logs. 

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...

Worcester’s Commerce Bank Sold to Berkshire Hills Bank for $209 Million

David

Worcester-based Commerce Bank has been sold to Berkshire Bank in a stock deal that is value at $209 million. 

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.  ...

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