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Business – worcester.ma https://worcester.ma The Worcester Sun, local news worth supporting Wed, 22 May 2019 17:31:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Do cannabis regulators need to rein in focus? Concerns grow at State House https://worcester.ma/2018/02/do-cannabis-regulators-need-to-rein-in-focus-concerns-grow-at-state-house/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/do-cannabis-regulators-need-to-rein-in-focus-concerns-grow-at-state-house/#comments Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:40:56 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227250 House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he agrees with many of the concerns Gov. Charlie Baker and his administration have raised with the Cannabis Control Commission's draft industry regulations, including the worry that regulators have bitten off more than they can chew by trying to simultaneously launch several different categories of marijuana businesses.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/do-cannabis-regulators-need-to-rein-in-focus-concerns-grow-at-state-house/feed/ 1 Baker eyes $200M for roads, Warren nets endorsement https://worcester.ma/2018/02/baker-eyes-200m-for-roads-warren-nets-endorsement/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/baker-eyes-200m-for-roads-warren-nets-endorsement/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:39:42 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227245 It's pothole season in Massachusetts, and Gov. Charlie Baker said he'll soon be filing legislation to fix the winter-battered pavement. Also, Setti Warren's gubernatorial campaign accepted the backing of the firefighters’ association in Newton.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/baker-eyes-200m-for-roads-warren-nets-endorsement/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 14]: News and notes about Action! Worcester and Behavioral Concepts https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-14-news-and-notes-about-action-worcester-and-behavioral-concepts/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-14-news-and-notes-about-action-worcester-and-behavioral-concepts/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:38:32 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=227204 info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-14-news-and-notes-about-action-worcester-and-behavioral-concepts/feed/ 0 With Blue Shades, Park Ave. is hot on the waffle trend https://worcester.ma/2018/02/with-blue-shades-park-ave-is-hot-on-the-waffle-trend/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/with-blue-shades-park-ave-is-hot-on-the-waffle-trend/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:10:11 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226431 It could be argued that Worcester lacked one main foodie attraction: an Instagram-worthy restaurant with a cult-like following specializing in a single, signature dish.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/with-blue-shades-park-ave-is-hot-on-the-waffle-trend/feed/ 0 Love and the machine: Invasive algorithms help make ‘perfect’ match https://worcester.ma/2018/02/what-if-worcester-love-and-the-machine-invasive-algorithms-help-make-perfect-match/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/what-if-worcester-love-and-the-machine-invasive-algorithms-help-make-perfect-match/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:09:43 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226499  “L.T.R.’s programming has regularly evolved to identify users’ best dating experience. As breakthroughs are made in Artificial Intelligence and data-mining techniques, we’re ready to perfect those advances and pass them on to our users.” ]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/what-if-worcester-love-and-the-machine-invasive-algorithms-help-make-perfect-match/feed/ 0 Ed Hyder, the shopkeeper who won Worcester’s heart https://worcester.ma/2018/02/ed-hyder-the-shopkeeper-who-won-worcesters-heart/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/ed-hyder-the-shopkeeper-who-won-worcesters-heart/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:09:19 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226446 https://worcester.ma/2018/02/ed-hyder-the-shopkeeper-who-won-worcesters-heart/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 10-17]: News and notes from Bravehearts, Fallon Health, Webster Five and more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-10-17-news-and-notes-from-bravehearts-fallon-health-webster-five-and-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-10-17-news-and-notes-from-bravehearts-fallon-health-webster-five-and-more/#respond Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:06:34 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=226457 Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-10-17-news-and-notes-from-bravehearts-fallon-health-webster-five-and-more/feed/ 0 The Balancing Act: Owning your place among entrepreneurs https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-balancing-act-owning-your-place-among-entrepreneurs/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-balancing-act-owning-your-place-among-entrepreneurs/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:25:20 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225793 'An entrepreneur is someone who rarely wants things to stay the same. Entrepreneurs want to disrupt the market, while small business owners tend to adopt the business styles and structures of pre-existing businesses.']]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-balancing-act-owning-your-place-among-entrepreneurs/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 7]: News and notes about Worcester Economic Index and Massachusetts Small Business Development Center https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-7-news-and-notes-about-worcester-economic-index-and-massachusetts-small-business-development-center/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-7-news-and-notes-about-worcester-economic-index-and-massachusetts-small-business-development-center/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:22:14 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225841 Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-7-news-and-notes-about-worcester-economic-index-and-massachusetts-small-business-development-center/feed/ 0 Worcester Sun, Feb. 7: Rosenberg on the hot seat, Hitch on a worthy crusade, owning your place in the business world + more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-7-rosenberg-on-the-hot-seat-hitch-on-a-worthy-crusade-owning-your-place-in-the-business-world-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-7-rosenberg-on-the-hot-seat-hitch-on-a-worthy-crusade-owning-your-place-in-the-business-world-more/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:09:37 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=225819 Subscribe now to our new full-color, locally produced print edition, on newsstands (or in your mailbox) Saturday mornings.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/worcester-sun-feb-7-rosenberg-on-the-hot-seat-hitch-on-a-worthy-crusade-owning-your-place-in-the-business-world-more/feed/ 0 Worcester’s Power Players, a more definitive list https://worcester.ma/2018/02/jane-jacobs-woo-worcesters-power-players-a-more-definitive-list/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/jane-jacobs-woo-worcesters-power-players-a-more-definitive-list/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:55:18 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224807 If we are going to honor the developers, we also have to acknowledge the role of those who create the crucial infrastructure of a vital built environment – the artists, the preservationists, the tree huggers and the tree planters. … They too are the “power players.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/jane-jacobs-woo-worcesters-power-players-a-more-definitive-list/feed/ 0 Man suspected of hurling girl off bridge indicted for attempted murder https://worcester.ma/2018/02/man-suspected-of-hurling-girl-off-bridge-indicted-for-attempted-murder/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/man-suspected-of-hurling-girl-off-bridge-indicted-for-attempted-murder/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:54:30 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224801 Law & Order features information released by the office of Attorney General Maura Healey, Massachusetts State Police, Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., and the police departments of Worcester, Auburn, Boylston, Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Paxton, Shrewsbury and West Boylston. (Sourced from municipal websites, social media and press releases.)]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/man-suspected-of-hurling-girl-off-bridge-indicted-for-attempted-murder/feed/ 0 The Quad [Feb. 3-10]: Four things to know from Holy Cross, WPI, Becker and Clark https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-3-10-four-things-to-know-from-holy-cross-wpi-becker-and-clark/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-3-10-four-things-to-know-from-holy-cross-wpi-becker-and-clark/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:51:46 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224793 Have campus news you or your college or university organization would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to send a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and point Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/the-quad-feb-3-10-four-things-to-know-from-holy-cross-wpi-becker-and-clark/feed/ 0 Inbox [Feb. 3-10]: News and notes from Worcester Historical Museum, Chamber of Commerce, Fallon Health, CABI + more https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-3-10-news-and-notes-from-worcester-historical-museum-chamber-of-commerce-fallon-health-cabi-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-3-10-news-and-notes-from-worcester-historical-museum-chamber-of-commerce-fallon-health-cabi-more/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 13:50:34 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224790 Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/02/inbox-feb-3-10-news-and-notes-from-worcester-historical-museum-chamber-of-commerce-fallon-health-cabi-more/feed/ 0 Casino magnate Wynn faces Bay State scrutiny amid sex assault allegations https://worcester.ma/2018/01/casino-magnate-wynn-faces-bay-state-scrutiny-amid-sex-assault-allegations/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/casino-magnate-wynn-faces-bay-state-scrutiny-amid-sex-assault-allegations/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:23:18 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224146 The state Gaming Commission launched an investigation following a Jan. 26 Wall Street Journal report on what the newspaper called "a decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct" by Steve Wynn -- whose firm is building a $2.4 billion Everett gaming resort -- including instances of pressuring employees to perform sex acts.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/casino-magnate-wynn-faces-bay-state-scrutiny-amid-sex-assault-allegations/feed/ 0 Craft beer is becoming the wine of New England by redefining ‘terroir’ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/craft-beer-is-becoming-the-wine-of-new-england-by-redefining-terroir/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/craft-beer-is-becoming-the-wine-of-new-england-by-redefining-terroir/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:22:47 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224091 https://worcester.ma/2018/01/craft-beer-is-becoming-the-wine-of-new-england-by-redefining-terroir/feed/ 0 Marijuana black market could yield common ground for Baker, U.S. attorney https://worcester.ma/2018/01/marijuana-black-market-could-yield-common-ground-for-baker-u-s-attorney/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/marijuana-black-market-could-yield-common-ground-for-baker-u-s-attorney/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:21:27 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224126 At the state level, where marijuana has been legalized for medical and other uses, stamping out the black market trade could bolster the regulated sale of the intoxicant, the governor said recently, and by extension sharpen the focus on efforts to beat back the fentanyl-charged opioid crisis.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/marijuana-black-market-could-yield-common-ground-for-baker-u-s-attorney/feed/ 0 Inbox [Jan. 31]: News and notes from Sen. Chandler, Worcester Chamber, Temescal Wellness, ArtsWorcester https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-31-news-and-notes-from-sen-chandler-worcester-chamber-temescal-wellness-artsworcester/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-31-news-and-notes-from-sen-chandler-worcester-chamber-temescal-wellness-artsworcester/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:20:31 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=224116 Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-31-news-and-notes-from-sen-chandler-worcester-chamber-temescal-wellness-artsworcester/feed/ 0 Touches of Spag’s at Whole Foods a classy move https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-touches-of-spags-at-whole-foods-a-classy-move/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-touches-of-spags-at-whole-foods-a-classy-move/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:40:20 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=223253 https://worcester.ma/2018/01/editorial-touches-of-spags-at-whole-foods-a-classy-move/feed/ 0 Inbox [Jan. 28-Feb. 3]: News and notes from Worcester Fire Department, St. Peter-Marian, the Research Bureau + more https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-28-feb-3-news-and-notes-from-worcester-fire-department-st-peter-marian-the-research-bureau-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-28-feb-3-news-and-notes-from-worcester-fire-department-st-peter-marian-the-research-bureau-more/#respond Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:38:03 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=223117 Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-28-feb-3-news-and-notes-from-worcester-fire-department-st-peter-marian-the-research-bureau-more/feed/ 0 Top Mass. earners to see $3B in relief from GOP tax bill, MassBudget says https://worcester.ma/2018/01/top-mass-earners-to-see-3b-in-relief-from-gop-tax-bill-massbudget-says/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/top-mass-earners-to-see-3b-in-relief-from-gop-tax-bill-massbudget-says/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:56:10 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=222424 The new federal tax law will reduce the taxes paid by the Bay State's top 1 percent of income earners by more than $2.96 billion in 2019, according to the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/top-mass-earners-to-see-3b-in-relief-from-gop-tax-bill-massbudget-says/feed/ 0 Sina-cism: Bitcoin may be as good as gold https://worcester.ma/2018/01/sina-cism-bitcoin-may-be-as-good-as-gold/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/sina-cism-bitcoin-may-be-as-good-as-gold/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:39:06 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221558 “To critics who say that Bitcoin is speculation in something whose ‘real value’ is less than tangible, I ask, ‘Isn’t cash much the same thing?’ ”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/sina-cism-bitcoin-may-be-as-good-as-gold/feed/ 0 The Balancing Act: The disconnect https://worcester.ma/2018/01/the-balancing-act-the-disconnect/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/the-balancing-act-the-disconnect/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:37:46 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221573 “Social movements are the case studies most entrepreneurs are not reading. While their eyes are rampantly skimming through business books in search of the Golden Rule of success, they have overlooked the possibilities made through social movements and have failed to adopt some of their practices.”]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/the-balancing-act-the-disconnect/feed/ 0 Inbox [Jan. 20-27]: News and notes from WCAC, St. Peter-Marian, Primetals, Worcester Roots Project + more https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-20-27-news-and-notes-from-wcac-st-peter-marian-primetals-worcester-roots-project-more/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-20-27-news-and-notes-from-wcac-st-peter-marian-primetals-worcester-roots-project-more/#respond Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:37:19 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221516 Have news you or your group would like to share? Let us know by emailing it to info@worcester.ma. Be sure to include a link to the full release on your site or Facebook page so we can include it and send Sun members your way.]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/inbox-jan-20-27-news-and-notes-from-wcac-st-peter-marian-primetals-worcester-roots-project-more/feed/ 0 Fed threats could be boon to early, steadfast Mass. pot investors https://worcester.ma/2018/01/fed-threats-could-be-boon-to-early-steadfast-mass-pot-investors/ https://worcester.ma/2018/01/fed-threats-could-be-boon-to-early-steadfast-mass-pot-investors/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:34:07 +0000 https://worcester.ma/?p=221037 "There's a different calculation in terms of what the risks are, no question. But there's also a different calculation in terms of what the returns are because fewer people potentially will enter the business, therefore the potential returns are greater," Steven Hoffman, chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission, recently told WGBH's "Greater Boston."]]> https://worcester.ma/2018/01/fed-threats-could-be-boon-to-early-steadfast-mass-pot-investors/feed/ 0