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It’s slow when it snows

February 28th, 2015

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Region – February 2015 will long be remembered as a month filled with endless snow, arctic temperatures and frayed nerves. Although we’ve all had our share of struggles with ice dams and clogged driveways it has also had a huge impact on the economy with decreased local spending and diminished sales and meals tax revenues. [...]


February 26th, 2015

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Marlborough—“We make your car more fun to drive” is the way Rick Pare, owner of Mega-Watt describes the business he has operated since 1993.

Mega-Watt can add audio and video systems, remote starters, security systems, navigation, drive cams – just about any electronic option available to just about any automobile.

Central One spreads random acts of kindness

February 24th, 2015

Anthony Monger (l) gets his breakfast paid for at the 7-11, thanks to Kaiser and Central One.

Westborough – On Feb. 20, a cold, blustery Friday morning, several people out and about in downtown Westborough got a warm and unexpected surprise, courtesy of Central One Federal Credit Union. That morning, the bank’s Westborough branch manager, David Kaiser and assistant branch manager, Rajani Kodun, visited several local establishments and paid for such things as breakfast, haircuts and groceries.

St. Mary’s Credit Union named SBA Preferred Lender

February 23rd, 2015

(l to r): Sarah Day, SMCU commercial loan officer; Nabil Farooq, SMCU senior vice president, commercial lending; and Armand Fernandez, SMCU vice president, small business lending, accepts a plaque from Bob Nelson, SBA district director; Anne Hunt, SBA deputy director; and Carlos Hernandez, SBA lender relations. 

Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union (SMCU) has been named a Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Lender.  The announcement was made recently during a meeting at the credit union’s Marlborough headquarters. As a Preferred Lender, SMCU can now offer small businesses the full range of SBA loan products through a streamlined, faster loan approval process.  [...]

Swedish Bakery specializes in wedding cakes

February 20th, 2015

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Crown Bakery has made wedding cakes from the beginning?

“Yes. Wedding cakes are a special niche,” said Jon Lundstrom, owner of the Worcester bakery his father started in 1960. Crown is a full-service bakery, offering a wide range of pastries, breads, Swedish specialty items and cakes for all occasions, as well as deli and breakfast sandwiches.

Keamy to present photography exhibit at Westborough Public Library

February 20th, 2015

“Bodie Firehouse,” a photo taken by Dr. Jean Keamy , MD

Westborough – Dr. Jean Keamy , MD of Keamy Eye & Laser Centre in Westborough, is also an accomplished photographer. Starting Wednesday, Feb. 25 the Westborough Public Library will be hosting an exhibit of her work featuring photographs taken at night, from her practice and of her office’s mascots, Morgan and Colby.

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Rise Above Foundation

February 20th, 2015

(l to r):  Jimmie Ames, assistant vice president and market manager, Avidia Bank; Sarah Baldiga, co-founder of Rise Above Foundation; and Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Rise Above Foundation, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing Massachusetts children in foster care with enriching activities, opportunities and experiences.

Local liquor store wins National Whisky Retailer of the Year award

February 19th, 2015

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Westborough – The hottest new trend in liquor? Whisky. If you haven’t jumped on the band wagon yet, you are missing out. Westborough-based liquor superstore Julio’s Liquors has been on top of this trend for years now, so much so that it has won the award for “Whisky Retailer of the Year – Single Outlet” [...]

Grafton Suburban is now Homefield Credit Union

February 15th, 2015

(l to r) Kelly Benoit, assistant vice president of marketing, products and customer service; Lloyd Hamm Jr., president and CEO; and associates Carol Bagdis, Estelle Peters and Maureen Wojnar
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Grafton – For nearly 50 years, the Grafton Suburban Credit Union has served the banking needs of thousands of local residents as well as businesses. On Feb. 11, the bank started a new chapter, as it officially changed its name to Homefield Credit Union (HCU).

Christopher Heights – the next best thing to being home

February 10th, 2015

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Marlborough – Maintaining independence and dignity are very important to those who are aging and can no longer remain in their own homes. Many seniors and their families consider assisted living to be available only to those with significant assets and high incomes.

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