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Avidia donates to Touchstone Furniture Depot

March 16th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Branch Yules, managing partner of Touchstone Furniture Depot; Keith Dwinells, Hudson branch manager of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Touchstone Furniture Depot, an organization that recycles donated furniture and housewares for people in need in the Hudson, Marlborough and North Attleboro areas. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and [...] launches new interactive website

March 12th, 2015

Shrewsbury –, part of Emerge Marketing, Inc., launched its new interactive website March 1. Designed to be a place where customers can go to read and write reviews, to view local event information, and to gain valuable insight about local businesses, will initially focus on locally-owned businesses in 11 towns: Worcester, Shrewsbury, Westborough, [...]

Former insurance adjusters now fight for accident victims

March 12th, 2015

Christopher Mason and Thomas Bodkin
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Worceste—A combined 20 years as insurance claim adjustors give the partners at the personal injury law firm Bodkin & Mason an unusual perspective for successfully pursuing insurance claims on behalf of their clients.

Both Christopher Mason and Thomas Bodkin worked for major insurance firms before going to law school and then setting up their own firm 12 years ago,

Post Road Art Center hosts new exhibit

March 12th, 2015

“Sequidille,” a mixed medium piece by Jodie Apeseche 

Marlborough – Randi Isaacson, the owner of the Post Road Art Center, had a vision to host a show where “the artists were to create works of art that showed the inspiration of a ‘Great or Famous’ artist.” She noted that she was not sure what the reaction would be, but decided to “put the idea out there.”

Marlborough chamber to hold snow and ice issues workshop

March 9th, 2015

Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) will be presenting a workshop on snow and ice issues Wednesday, March 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the MRCC Conference Room, 11 Florence St. Snow and ice dams can cause serious problems. At this event, a panel of experts will answer questions and discuss [...]

Companion Pet Sitting – K-9 Hydrotherapy

March 6th, 2015


Northborough – Barb Smith has made a career of making pets feel better and taking special care of them.

Her Northborough businesses, Companion Pet Sitting and K-9 Hydrotherapy, provide physical therapy for pets with mobility issues, whether from age, illness or surgery, and grooming services, as well as in-home pet care when owners are away.

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.  [...]

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