The 2018 Worcester Business Journal 40 Under Forty class photographed at The Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing Arts in Worcester.

WBJ announces the 40 Under Forty for 2018

With this year's WBJ 40 Under Forty, you see the people who could turn the cultural renaissance from a well-started idea to a full-blown reality.

Good Chemistry opened Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary Aug. 2 on Harrison Street and has applied to sell recreational marijuana out of the same location.

Pot businesses line up to open up shop in Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

The number of recreational cannabis retail stores in Worcester could eventually surpass its number of Dunkin' Donuts stores.

Michelle Moran has grown her skincare clothing line into a national competitor.

Sudbury skincare company founder goes nationwide through force of will

Grant Welker |

Michelle Moran is not a likely master of the skincare and beauty industry, but the Maynard resident got a hang of it about as quickly as anyone could have.

This six-bed, eight-bathroom home in Paxton is listed for sale at $1.4 million.

More high-end homes sold in Central Massachusetts

Zachary Comeau |

Even as rising real estate prices are pushing more homes into the realm of luxury pricing, the surging economy is creating more wealth in Massachusetts and would-be buyers are eschewing the...

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Valentin Gapontsev was able to move his name from Forbes' Russian billionaires list to its American billionaires list, but he still is listed by the U.S. Treasury as a Russian oligarch.

Oxford manufacturing CEO listed for possible Russian sanctions

IPG Photonics' Chairman and CEO Valentin Gapontsev, a Worcester resident and an American citizen, has been listed as a Russian oligarch by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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Avra Hoffman, Co-owner, BirchTree Bread Co., Worcester

BirchTree owners have perfected the couples dynamic

Avra Hoffman and her husband Robert Fecteau started BirchTree Bread Co. in Worcester's Canal District after initially selling homemade bread out of their car at farmers markets.

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Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

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Top NIH grant recipients in Central Mass.

Ranked by FY 2018 total amount funded

RankGrant recipientNo. of awardsTotal funding
1UMass Medical School, Worcester345$160,982,250
2Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester13$4,680,702
3Embera Neurotherapeutics Inc., Sudbury1$3,762,556

Source: National Institutes of Health

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