Tom Anderson, co-founder of Seven Saws Brewing in Holden, pours a beer at the new brewery. The brewery is now one of 160 in the state.

Craft beer is shifting to focus on intimate community connections

Zachary Comeau |

Craft beer is still booming, but breweries are scaling back their plans as dozens of new brewers come on line each year.

The former Draper mill site takes up 100 acres of Hopedale's downtown.

Old mill presents opportunity & obstacle to the new Hopedale

Zachary Comeau |

Town officials push for new commercial development and weigh eminent domain as they look to remake economy.

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10 THINGS I know about… Creating a truly diverse workplace

AiVi Nguyen |

Understand why it's important. Inclusion is not just the right thing to do, it's a strategic business move. The most successful businesses are the ones with a workforce with different experiences and...

101: Discipline at work


In a perfect world, all employees exhibit exceptional time management, judgment and diligence. But even if that were the case, definitions of those concepts can still vary greatly from cubicle to...

Harnessing the power of point-of-purchase signage

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TJX owns TJ Maxx, with locations like this in Worcester's Greendale Mall.

TJX CEO earns 1,500 times more than median employee

Three Central Massachusetts companies have reported CEO pay at least 100 times that of respective companies' median employees.

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Jody Staruk is a project executive with Milford-based Consigli Construction.

Staruk blazing new paths in construction

In January, Jody Staruk was promoted to project executive at Milford general contractor Consigli Construction, the first woman to hold the position at the 113-year-old company.

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Movers & Shakers

Twenty-one Central Mass. workers and their organizations reported to the WBJ that they have landed new jobs this month.

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Top SBA Lenders

Ranked by total number of loans issued in Massachusetts, fiscal year 2018

RankLenderNo. of loansAmount of loans
1Eastern Bank, Natick565$43,285,500
2TD Bank, Worcester227$14,203,100
3Citizens Bank, Natick144$21,142,500

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration and lender websites

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