Entries by Ryan Murphy

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 […]

North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation Awarded Workforce Development Grant

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) was awarded an $8,000 matching AMP it up! grant from MassDevelopment to support its efforts to respond to the region’s shortage of skilled workers in the manufacturing industry.  Working in partnership with Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State University, the region’s public schools, and local manufacturers, the NCMDC […]

HOMETOWN BANK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $15,000 TO NORTH CENTRAL MA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION’S ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENT FUND

Michael Hewitt, President of Hometown Bank Community Foundation announced a contribution of $15,000 to North Central MA Development Corporation (NCMDC). NCMDC serves twenty six communities within Worcester, Middlesex and Franklin Counties focusing on micro-lending, creating jobs and operating small business workshops. Their recent efforts have helped create dozens of new businesses and helped dozens more […]

The Main Street Bank Charitable Foundation awarded The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation a $30,000 grant

The Main Street Bank Charitable Foundation awarded The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) a $30,000 grant for the Economic Advancement Fund to implement and expand the regional economic development program. The NCMDC is the principle resource for the region in terms of economic development; lending and financing; and implementing a multi-faceted regional economic development […]