Lampin Corp. production worker Dakota Bloodworth pulls steel rods from the company's stock. The company sources most of its steel from Canada, which has a newly-imposed 25-percent tariff.
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Manufacturers look to avoid layoffs as Trump's tariffs eat into their bottom line

Zachary Comeau |

The impacts of tariffs have been swift and immediate for Central Massachusetts manufacturers, who are seeing raw material costs spike while they remain locked in deals for goods.

 
Chef Anthony Bourdain, here accepting the 2014 Peabody Award for his TV show

Local mental health organizations struggle with spiking suicide rates

Grant Welker |

As mental health providers in Central Massachusetts have expanded services to meet a growing need, they bump up against a capacity strained by funding and staffing limits.

 
How To

101: Managing high performers

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

It isn't enough to just recruit high-performing employees onto your team and announce their hires. Managers must ensure they remain happy, challenged and rewarded in their work.

Five mistakes to avoid in retirement

PAUL LITCHFIELD |

From taking too much risk to increased spending, retirees have a lot to think about when beginning the next chapter.

10 Things I Know About ... Planning a fundraiser event

Melanie Bonsu |
 
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Murphy

Three healthcare leaders to leave their positions

Three women, all high-profile healthcare leaders in Central Massachusetts, will step down from their positions over the next several months, their respective organizations announced in July.

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Dave & Deb LeRiche, co-owners of Batch Ice Cream.

Their honeymoon startup

Two weeks after their wedding, Dave and Deb LeRiche bought Batch Ice Cream and moved the company from Boston to the LeRiches' New Braintree home.

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Jacobson

Movers & Shakers

Movers and shakers in Central Massachusetts from July 9 to July 23.

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Lists

Top tourist attractions

Ranked by 2017 annual attendance

RankAttraction2017 attendanceNo. of employees
1Great Wolf Lodge New England, Fitchburg500,000650
2Southwick's Zoo, Mendon500,000180
3Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton500,0001,000

Source: Each attraction via survey



 
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