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Westborough accounting firm appoints new CFO

AAFCPAs of Westborough, one of the region’s top accounting firms, has hired a new chief financial officer.

UniBank appoints new president and CEO

Sam Pepper, a 30-year veteran of the banking industry, is the new president and CEO of Whitinsville-based UniBank, the bank announced Monday.

Avidia Bank opening Framingham location

Avidia Bank plans to open a full-service location in Framingham this summer, and on Wednesday announced the new branch’s leadership team.

Create better retail spaces

The days of people shopping for certain goods in physical locations may be on the way out, but smart developers still can attract a robust retail customer base.

In digital age, bank branches hit all-time high

Grant Welker |

Even if there are fewer reasons than ever to walk into a bank, that hasn't meant branches are closing. Instead, banks are renovating their spaces, going smaller and more informal, and training branch...

Pitcher leaving chamber for Fidelity

Sherri Pitcher, senior director of business development at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, is leaving the chamber later this month to take a job with Fidelity Bank.

Biostage failed to meet NASDAQ requirements

Laura Finaldi |

Biostage will be delisted from the NASDAQ stock market if it loses an upcoming appeal, after the company failed to raise its bid price to $1 within a given 180-day period.

10 things I know about... Small business lending


If you are thinking about starting a business or obtaining capital for your small business, many organizations in Central Mass. can help.

Provo stays strong during transitional times

In the past 18 months, Provo has acquired two competing financial services practices, begun work on a 3,000-square-foot expansion of its property with an environmental friendly mindset and maintained...

South County banks to merge fully, rebrand

Laura Finaldi |

SpencerBANK and Southbridge Savings Bank have taken the merger of their holding companies one step further. Last month, the banks announced they would merge as one institution and rebrand as...

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