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    Results Found: 26
    Friday, September 21, 2018
      Bryley Information and TipsSeptember 2018Let Trusted Eyes Watch Over Your Network A firewall is a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. A firewall typically establishes a barrier between a trusted internal network and an untrusted external network, such as the Internet.  Firewalls block unauthorized access ...read more
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    Friday, September 21, 2018
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE The Small Business Pass-Through Deduction of section 199A is one of the biggest triumphs following the 2017 passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. According to Kenneth J. Kies, managing director of the Federal Policy Group, the Small Business Pass–Through Deduction is “incredibly simple.” But before running the math, it’s important to understand who the deduction impacts and ...read more
    Categories: Business Information, Community News, Chamber Member, Public Policy
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Water Filtration – the Solution to a Host of Water Problems  Water … when you want it, you simply turn on the tap. Most often, we are greeted with a nice, cool, clean drink – one which we have come to expect as normal. However, sometimes the water we drink doesn’t taste just right.  A variety of factors can affect how your water tastes and smells. An aging water distribution system ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Rollstone Bank & Trust (RBT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Kelly to the position of First Vice President Branch Administrator. In this position, Kelly will be responsible for planning, directing, and organizing the operational and management activities of RBT’s branches.   Ms. Kelly has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently with ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    Nancy L. Dube appointed to Leominster Credit Union Board of Directors  LEOMINSTER, MA – The Board of Directors of Leominster Credit Union (LCU) voted to appoint Nancy Dube as a director.Dube’s appointment results from the vacancy on the board due to the retirement of former Director, Andrew D. Cousins. Prior to her appointment to the board, Dube served on the LCU Advisory Committee. She also ...read more
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    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    PURPOSE AND PRIVILEGE - A 25 YEAR PERSPECTIVEby: BRENT MAUGEL, AIAFRI, SEP 07 , 2018    In 1993, President Bill Clinton was inaugurated for his first term, the Dow Jones Average was 3,200, mortgage interest rates were at 8%, gas was a little over $1 per gallon, and Meatloaf was a singer, not just a meal. That was also the year when I incorporated Maugel Architects.  Since then, a lot has ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
     Are you prepared for a hurricane?Don't wait until one is headed our way to think about it.    Hello,   If you've been following Hurricane Florence, you're aware of the preparations going on in the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic region in advance of this life-threatening storm. It's predicted to cause significant damage not just from the initial impact but extended periods of ...read more
    Categories: Chamber Member, Business Information, Community News
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    Tara Bartley will provide support to the firm’s government affairs and lobbying efforts. Tara’s comprehensive background in project management, community development, and strategic planning adds structural value to the organizations she serves. She has provided support to a diverse range of clients across industry sectors, including higher education and nonprofit development. Prior to joining ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Small Employer Health Reimbursement ArrangementsSmall employer HRAs allow small businesses without group health plans to set aside money, tax-free, for employees to use toward medical expenses--including the cost of buying health insurance.   Dube & Hazelwood, P.C.19 Water StreetLeominster, MA 01453www.dh-cpas.com 978-537-0716
    Categories: Business Information, Chamber Member, Community News
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Ft. Devens Museum Awarded Grant To Digitize Collection of WWI Diaries  Fort Devens Museum staff received notice in July that The Boston Foundation has awarded the Museum a $4,770 grant from its Bruce J., Anderson Fund to digitize, transcribe, and prepare a print copy of several diaries written by World War I soldiers.The announcement of the grant award especially excited the staff since this is ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Registration is Open for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s 7th Annual Hunger Run 5K and Walk, October 13, 2018  Ayer, MA – Registration is open for Nashoba Valley Medical Center’s (NVMC) 7th annual Hunger Run 5K road race on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. All proceeds from the event will benefit Loaves & Fishes, a non-profit organization that provides food and temporary support services to residents of ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    Ray Grande Memorial Scholarship   Ray Grande was the consummate volunteer, well known and respected throughout the community. In honor of Ray's commitment to the Library and his community-first attitude, the Trustees of the Reuben Hoar Library are proud to offer this annual scholarship to an in-coming high school senior and resident of Littleton.   Students interested in applying for the Ray ...read more
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    Monday, September 10, 2018
    ORIGINAL ARTICLE   Little Leaf Farms signs on to supply Springfield's 26,000 studentsPHOTO | GRANT WELKERPaul Sellew, co-founder and CEO of Little Leaf FarmsBY GRANT WELKER Little Leaf Farms, a Devens operation growing baby greens hydroponically, has signed an agreement to supply lettuce and arugula to one of the state's largest public school districts. Little Leaf Farms announced the deal ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    By Eli Sherman, Wicked LocalPosted Sep 3, 2018 at 1:17 PMUpdated Sep 3, 2018 at 9:02 PMORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE   The flashy copper awning of 110 Grill has become increasingly difficult to miss in Massachusetts, as the “upscale casual” restaurant chain continues to open new locations at a rapid pace. Since starting in 2014, 110 Grill – named after Route 110 where it first opened in Chelmsford – ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Businesses depend on the efficiency of their IT infrastructure. Monitoring the infrastructure and keeping everything up to date is a monumental task for any IT department. For smaller businesses with limited resources, this task can feel overwhelming. Patch management tools can provide relief. IT departments can handle complex software update and maintenance tasks efficiently with these ...read more
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    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Hometown Bank Community Foundation Contributes $1,000 to Southbridge Family Fun Day   Oxford, Massachusetts, August 31, 2018 – The Hometown Bank Community Foundation announced their contribution to the first Southbridge Family Fun Day that took place on August 25, 2018. As a major sponsor of the event, bankHometown worked closely with The Salvation Army, who put on the event, Southbridge ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    By Scott Shurtleff sshutleff@nashoba valleyvoice.com DEVENS -- Coming home is always a relief but for Loaves and Fishes it is a relief that extends beyond the home's occupants. For the 800 families who rely on the groceries and toiletries that the Devens-based food pantry offers, Loaves and Fishes' return to the neighborhood is welcome news. In front of a crowd of about 50 people Friday ...read more
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    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    According to Gallup, 51% of employees are looking for a new job, and 68% of employees believe they are overqualified for the job they have. Even engaged employees are job hunting at an alarming rate—37%. Employees who change jobs cite career growth opportunities, pay and benefits, management, company culture, and job fit as reasons for doing so. Employees surveyed said they want to do what they ...read more
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
    Mount Wachusett Community College, armed with a $3.2-million federal grant for the next five years, will help create pathways to a healthcare education and career for 85 local students. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will allocate $640,000 annually over the next five years beginning this coming school year. The Gardner-based community college is one of 21 ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    "Agency Automation 2018: Boston” Highlights Local Firm, 3 Media Web as Special GuestGrowing MetroWest Digital Agency has been to chosen spearhead new automation user-group for agencies.   September 22, 2018, BOSTON, MA -- Marc Avila, CEO and Founder of 3 Media Web in Hudson MA, has been chosen by Accelo to be it’s featured guest at “Agency Automation 2018: Boston”     The Accelo ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    MWCC Receives $3.2M to Create Health Career Opportunities for StudentsGARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College has received a $3.2 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) grant that will create pathways to a healthcare education and career for 85 local students each year for the next five ...read more
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    Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    As the kids head back to school, summer sends us one last reminder of its heat wave might this week!  To counter the oppressive heat and celebrate the Labor Day weekend, I'm thrilled to release a new vintage of our Stonewall White 2017!  We've got a full slate of farm markets this week and invite you to join us to raise a glass of Stonewall White in one last celebration of summer.  New ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Workers Credit Union Donates $32,000 to Area Nonprofits Workers Credit Union has donated more than $32,000 to three area nonprofit organizations as part of its annual GiveBack program. Members earn cash back through the Giveback program and have the choice to keep the cash or return the monies to the community. This year’s GiveBack donation is $9,000 more than last year’s, a 35 percent ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Nashoba Valley Medical Center Names Korry Dow as Interim President    Ayer, MA – Nashoba Valley Medical Center has named Korry Dow as interim president following the departure of Sal Perla, DrPH, who recently took a presidency position at Norwood Hospital, Nashoba’s sister hospital. Dow’s extensive background in health care finance has benefited the Nashoba Valley Medical Center community for ...read more
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    Monday, August 27, 2018
      Confused about best practices for passwords? You aren’t alone! As the marketing coordinator of an IT Managed Services Provider, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to step in as a guest writer of our bi-weekly blog.  My thought was that I would learn “best password practices”, and then I’d be able to pass those along to our readers.  It wasn’t as simple as I thought it ...read more
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    Thursday, August 23, 2018
    BY GRANT WELKER Mount Wachusett Community College has changed its criminal justice program for the fall semester to make it easier for students to transfer their credits to a four-year school. The Gardner school has long had a study path for those planning to directly enter the field. Now, it has another, which also leads to an associate degree, meant for students moving on to a four-year ...read more
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