Gerard Beirne, owner of Berlin Orchards, picks apples at the orchard. Thanks to the abundance of rain, they're much larger than last year.

Apple crop expected to reach 10-year high

Zachary Comeau |

Following a dreadful 2016, local farms hope a better a better apple crop leads to increased business.

Paul Hanlon, the founder of BlueHive, and Lisa Woodford, who started Paris Marketing, found quickly that their companies' styles matched.

BlueHive merges with boutique marketing firm

Grant Welker |

BlueHive and Paris Marketing will keep their separate names and books but under the BlueHive parent company will share resources and complement each other's specialties.

How To

101: Offering workplace flexibility

Emily Micucci |

Technology has enabled workplaces to offer more flexibility to employees, with the Internet being the essential tool for communication and production in today's business world.

Making sense of Instagram Stories


Last summer, Instagram introduced Instagram Stories, a very Snapchat-like feature allowing brands and people to share personal, temporary, moments outside of those carefully curated images we all...

10 Things I Know About ... Worcester real estate

Justin Dufresne |

Six considerations when seeking angel investors

Ken Cook |
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Quinsigamond Community College joined the other state community colleges in calling for immigrant protections.

Worcester officials push for immigrant protections

State and local organizations and institutions are calling for protections to thousands of young undocumented immigrants who were previously safe from deportation thanks to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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Steven Carter, director of operations, The Grid District

Grid District building out for explosive year

The Grid District development has 400 residential units and eateries Brew on the Grid and Techni. Much more is still to come.

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Movers & Shakers

Main Street Bank, Women in Business, Inc., and Southbridge Credit Union are among the six companies announcing recent hires and promotions.

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Highest-paid executives in Central Mass.

Ranked by total compensation in fiscal 2017 for public companies headquartered in Central Mass.

RankExecutiveTotal compensationCEO pay ratio
1Ernie Herrman, The TJX Cos., Inc., president & CEO$16,880,1711,501:1
2Carol M. Meyrowitz, The TJX Cos. Inc., exec. chairman$13,355,2281,501:1
3Michael F. Mahoney, Boston Scientific Corp., president & CEO$13,084,452205:1

Source: SEC proxy statements

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