Entries by Matt Myers

North Central Mass Development Corp Lends to Two New Local Businesses

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) granted a $19,000 micro-loan to Charles Simmons, owner of Simmons & Sinclair Logistics located in Leominster, to assist with the purchase of a tractor.  Simmons & Sinclair Logistics will offer local and long-distance transportation for a variety of products to include wood and metals.  Ray Belanger, Director of […]

North Central Mass Development Corp Provides  Financing to Native Joe’s Farmstand in Westminster

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) recently approved a $75,000 loan to Joe Serio, owner of Native Joe’s located at 134 Main Street in Westminster adjacent to Westminster Pharmacy, also owed by Mr. Serio. Joe purchased the old barn, built in 1825, just next to the pharmacy and renovated it to open Native Joe’s […]

October Leads Awareness of Manufacturing in North Central Massachusetts

Chamber to spotlight manufacturers with special events As  part  of  national  manufacturing  month,  the  Chamber  and  our  economic  development  arm,  the  North  Central  Massachusetts  Development  Corporation  will  host  a  series  of  events  and  programs  to  promote  manufacturing  and  highlight  the  importance  of  the  industry  to  the  economy  of  the  region. “Manufacturing  is  alive  and  well  […]

STARTING OR EXPANDING A SMALL BUSINESS 101 SEMINAR SCHEDULED FOR MAY

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation and Avidia Bank are holding two business workshops on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs. These free workshops are approximately two and a half hours each and are being held in partnership with the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Small Business Development […]

North Central Massachusetts Development Corp Grants a Micro-Loan to Small Business in Worcester

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) recently granted a $20,000 micro-loan to Lauren and Zack Rohacik, owners of Steel Strength and Nutrition.   Steel Strength and Nutrition is a retail supplement store located at 458 Park Avenue in Worcester.  This business provides its customers affordable, high quality vitamins and minerals, herbal supplements, clean sports nutrition, […]

North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation Approved as SBA Community Advantage Lender

T he North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) has been designated as a “SBA Community Advantage Lender,” according to an announcement made today by Robert H. Nelson, Massachusetts District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  New England SBA Regional Administrator Wendell Davis and SBA MA District Director Nelson co-presented the designation to NCMDC President […]

North Central Massachusetts Development Corp Grants an Express Loan to Small Business in Acton

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) recently granted a $5,000 Express Loan to Jennifer Morales, owner of Genesis Coaching and Consulting located in Acton.  Genesis is a coaching and consulting private practice for educational, career, and wellness goals with a special focus on those living with a mental illness, their family member, and first […]

North Central Mass Development Corp Grants Micro Loan to Hailey’s Takeout

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) recently granted a loan to Henry Genao for $15,000 to assist with startup costs associated with opening Hailey’s Takeout.  Hailey’s Takeout, named after Henry’s daughter, is a fast-casual Spanish-American Restaurant located at 301 Lancaster Street in Leominster.  The new restaurant will offer a variety of lunch and dinner […]