February 20, 2017

On the cover

WBJ names the 2017 Business Leaders of the Year

This year, WBJ rethought its oldest and most established awards issue and added a new category: the WBJ Business Leader Hall of...

features

Businesses bristle at reform, but MassHealth changes go deep

With the U.S. healthcare system in limbo, political leaders are facing a stark certainty: The state Medicaid budget is...

Worcester County rising wages create complications

Wages in Worcester County have been slowly ticking up. Between the rising minimum wage and increasing competition, employers are...

This edition's focus

'Grave concerns' from building inspectors on state reorganization plan

Building inspectors told state officials that a proposed reorganization creating a new Office of Public Safety and Inspections...

Howard turned Shirley manufacturer into global firm

Under Steve Howard's leadership, Bemis Associates has grown from a single facility in Shirley to an adhesive maker with a global...

Strully grows NECC by running it like a traditional business

Vincent Strully Jr. could have never predicted that the nonprofit he founded would eventually become one of the leading autism...

Colosi builds E.T.&L. by never saying no

Jennie Lee Colosi runs the largest woman-owned company in Central Massachusetts, which is consistent with the company's history...

Hanlon creates innovative business by focusing on employees

In 2004, seven years after Paul Hanlon sold his first company Folio Exhibits, his former employees asked him to start a new...