MGM Springfield has been readying for an Aug. 24 opening, when it will become the state's first full-service casino.
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New casinos bring challenges to Central Mass. tourism

Grant Welker |

The fight for entertainment dollars is not getting easier for Central Massachusetts venues and attractions, even if leaders aren't sure how casino competition will play out.

 
The SeaChange International Booth at the Cable Show 2012 event in Boston. The company is shifting its focus away from cable toward video streaming.

SeaChange hopes to rebound with Netflix

Grant Welker |

In the fast-changing world of streaming video, Acton software company SeaChange International was for a while not predicting correctly where the market was leading.

Ron Ernenwein, owner of AA Transportation, will immediately fire any employee testing positive for marijuana, as his company follows federal guidelines for drivers.

Weed & the workplace

Zachary Comeau |

With cannabis legal to use in Massachusetts since December 2016, a worker could go home and toke up, akin to stopping by a pub for a beer. Well, not really.

 
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10 things I know about ... Conflict resolution

Danielle Clark |

There is healthy conflict, and then there is toxic conflict.

101: Tech transitions

SUSAN SHALHOUB |

Cycles of transitions to new workplace technology is inevitable. With changes in industries, innovation and individual companies – or all three at the same time – teams can expect to have...

Internet sales tax law changing

MICHAEL P. DUFFY |
 
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SJC Drums plans to retail its kits at its new facility, like it did at its July 30 grand opening of the new space.

SJC Drums nearly quadruples space with expansion

The main entrance of the company's new digs in Southbridge is highlighted by displays of kits used by some of the company's most famous clients, including drummers from Slipknot, Green Day and Imagine Dragons.

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Emily Rosenbaum, executive director, Worcester JCC

New JCC director focuses on community building

Since she replaced Emily Holdstein as Worcester JCC executive director on Jan. 1, Emily Rosenbaum has sought to use the organization's prestige to help other nonprofits and enhance the JCC's role in the community.

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Movers & Shakers

Twelve Central Mass. businesspersons have landed new roles at organizations like Reliant Medical Group, the Worcester County Bar Association and Rollstone Bank & Trust.

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Lists

Top IT service providers

Ranked by number of employees and then revenue

RankProviderNo. of local employeesTotal revenue*
1Advans IT Services Inc., Marlborough106$23.2 million
2Apps Associates LLC, Acton100$70 million
3Zensar Technologies, Westborough99$460 million

Source: Each provider via survey, *Revenue figure is worldwide



 
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