Dairy Queen to open first Worcester location

Dairy Queen will open by early next year on Grafton Street in Worcester, making it the chain's first location in the city.

Framingham's MCR Labs on tap for final marijuana testing license

Zachary Comeau |

Two marijuana testing labs - including one in Framingham - are set to get their final licenses from the Cannabis Control Commission in what is another huge milestone for the industry.

CycleBar to open in Milford Crossing next month

Zachary Comeau |

A new indoor cycling franchise is expected to open Nov. 1 in the Milford Crossing plaza on Route 109 in Milford.

Sears in Natick Mall only Mass. store to close in bankruptcy

Zachary Comeau |

The Sears store in the Natick Mall is the only of the troubled retail giant's stores to close in Massachusetts after it filed for bankruptcy Monday.

DBR Group in Framingham acquired by Virginia firm

Framingham employee benefit and consulting firm DBR Group has been acquired by a Virginia insurance company.

MetroWest Medical Center has new CEO

MetroWest Medical Center has a new CEO in Andrew Harding, who began his first day on the job Monday.

Sears, with 11 Central Mass. stores, files for bankruptcy; CEO resigns

Grant Welker |

Sears Holdings, the troubled department stores with 11 Sears and Kmart locations in Central Massachusetts, filed for bankruptcy Monday.

Central Mass. nonprofits share $383K of state small-business grants

Seven nonprofits in Central Massachusetts will share $383,000 among more than $2 million statewide given by the Baker Administration to help small businesses.

Stephanie Ramey is transforming $900K into heads in beds

In April, Stephanie Ramey was promoted from corporate and events sales manager to executive director of Discover Central Massachusetts.

Businesses should set their own staffing levels

On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be tasked with deciding three ballot questions, but the one with the most reverberating impact on the Central Massachusetts economy is – by far – Question 1.

Movers & Shakers

Thirteen professionals were on the move recently in Central Massachusetts.

Manufacturing has become the most targeted industry by cyber criminals

Zachary Comeau |

As the manufacturing industry becomes more technological, with more connected devices than ever, hackers have more opportunities to break into those networks.

Millis prepares for years of housing growth as 324-unit development hits former golf course

Grant Welker |

A luxury housing development in Millis once derailed by the Great Recession is now poised to kick off a slate of new homebuilding in the small MetroWest community

Labor vs. Administration: Ballot pits nurses against hospitals

Grant Welker |

Labor-versus-management fights usually take place in a meeting room, or maybe on the picket lines. This one will take place at the polls.

Restaurants, brewery among those interested in Union Station space

Zachary Comeau |

Four entities - largely food and beverage-based establishments - are expressing interest in Worcester's Union Station.

Boston Scientific sees success in incontinence product testing

Boston Scientific said Wednesday that testing of a new urinary incontinence product has been successful.

Framingham MBTA diner to close permanently, available for lease

The former Deluxe Depot Diner at the Framingham MBTA station is now available for lease.

SeaChange makes top 50 list

Acton software company SeaChange International has been named a top 50 most influential company in streaming media.

Commuter rail ending at Littleton/495 station for work

Some commuter rail trains on the Fitchburg line will stop at the Littleton/495 station starting Oct. 15 to allow crews to replace 30,000 railroad ties along the track.

Brew Coffee Bean opens in Marlborough

Grant Welker |

Frank Peace once served as a director of operations across New England for Starbucks, so he knows the coffee giant's strengths and weaknesses. Now he's a competitor.

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