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Menkiti Group to acquire pawn shop building on Main Street from MassDevelopment

Zachary Comeau |

The Menkiti family is making yet another move to purchase property downtown, as the Menkiti Group has agreed to a purchase and sale agreement to buy the former Pawn Shop building in Worcester.

Becker adds e-sports scholarships

Grant Welker |

Becker College has begun offering scholarships to students studying e-sports management, making it what Becker says is the first program to do so in the country.

Let’s get creative

In the last decade, Central Massachusetts has become a hot spot for creative restaurateurs, brewers and distillers growing their locally owned establishments. Who knew that's where we'd...

The new Mass. non-compete law


This new and complex law, which took effect Oct. 1, permits the continued use of such non-compete agreements in limited circumstances, but imposes safeguards to help level the playing field and...

Worcester entrepreneurship mentoring program gets $80K state grant

Worcester Roots, an organization that helps with economic and other opportunities, has received an $80,000 state grant as part of an entrepreneurship mentoring program.

Funding a startup begins with the basics


Long before a startup gets its first customer, the founders are thinking about solving a problem and dominating their market by releasing their disruptive product into the world.

Marijuana growers threaten lawsuit against CCC

State House News Service |

An organization representing Massachusetts marijuana growers is considering a lawsuit to compel the Cannabis Control Commission to review the statutorily-required agreements between marijuana...

Frustrated lawmakers urge CCC to review municipal agreements with marijuana companies

State House News Service |

As the Cannabis Control Commission weighs asking legislators to revisit the marijuana law to clarify requirements related to the agreements marijuana businesses are required to enter into with their...

CCC hung up over authority on host community agreements

State House News Service |

The Cannabis Control Commission is weighing whether it will return to the Legislature to ask lawmakers who rewrote the 2016 law legalizing marijuana to clarify requirements related to the agreements...

Entrepreneurship isn't wonderful all the time

In almost seven years total of business, I have seen my afternoon hobby blossom into a flourishing company.

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