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North Oxford Mills flooring solutions—old and new

By Magda Dakin

Trading on its unusual historical building and history, North Oxford Mills Carpet and Flooring inhabits the 165-year-old mill building at 3 Clara Barton Rd. in North Oxford. Take a walk through this well-kept mill building and you’ll see a combination of its history as a cotton mill in the mid-1800s and a carpet mill in the early 1900s.

The machines used to make braided rugs are still operating today... Read More

CW Medical of Worcester supplies a recipe for success

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

CW Medical Supply on Chandler Street in Worcester is a small business with big priorities. Founded in 1982 by Chicopee West Medical Supply, the business moved to Worcester in 2008 and was sold in January this year to Patrick and Alex Beret, French-American brothers who have managed a partnership peppered with ingredients taken straight from Le Marais Ste. Catherine, Paris, the fine dining... Read More

Auburn Chamber’s ʽBest Ofʼ bask in the glow

By Rod Lee

The words “they came, they saw, they conquered” were left unspoken but still very much on the minds of those present as winners of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s “Best Of” business awards for 2016 came forward to accept their framed certificates during a breakfast meeting at Pakachoag Community Church on October 12.

In doing the honors, Kristen Pappas, chair of the Chamber’s “Best of Auburn” committee,... Read More

A perfect picture on the wall

By Ed Londergan

Linda Sbrogna was inspired to begin her business as a result of something she overheard. While working as an administrative assistant at UMass Medical School, her manager asked if she would be interested in organizing an art gallery for one of the floors as part of a larger reception. An artist by hobby, she was very interested.

The day of the reception, a patient walked up to one of the art pieces a... Read More

Chronicle’s Ted Reinstein scheduled to speak at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce 38th Annual Meeting

Sutton, MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its 38th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club located on 95 Armsby Road in Sutton, MA on Thursday, November 17th from 7:00am to 10:00am. 

This annual event presents a ‘year in review’, which showcases the Blackstone Valley Chamber’s achievements over the past year.  The incoming B... Read More

Webster Dudley Business Alliance celebrates 10 years on October 25

The Webster Dudley Business Alliance is celebrating their 10 year milestone at their Annual Meeting and Elections to be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-8 p.m. at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster, MA. Guest presenter will be motivational speaker Tom Ingrassia of MotivAct with a program called "Making a Difference Begins with You", focusing on how to clarify, set and achieve your goals, both personal and professional, mana... Read More

Advanced Automotive Performance: The Malo brothers mark 10 years in business

By Magda Dakin

When is an auto repair place not just a place to have your car fixed? When it’s Advanced Auto Performance in Uxbridge. For the last ten years Luke and Jason Malo have been providing their customers with high quality, fairly priced, efficient automotive services that meets and often exceeds their clients demands. 

Recently re-located a thousand feet down Route 16, Advanced Automotive Performance moved... Read More

Nature's ways to work: Food from Chockalog Farm

Nature's ways to work: Food from Chockalog Farm

By Magda Dakin

It’s amazing what one person’s dream can accomplish with lots of help from family and friends, a lot of persistence, and amazing daily efforts. Chockalog Farm in Uxbridge is the picture of what a self-sustaining farm, practicing regenerative agriculture, looks like. In other words, Wenona Boucher has created a beautiful blend of animals and plants that for... Read More

Disaster Restoration Services fires up for Hopedale grand opening

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Disaster Restoration Services (DRS) – a full service mitigation and restoration company – held a fiery Grand Opening on Thursday, September 22, in celebration of their new location at 9 Rosenfeld Drive in Hopedale.  A proud row of DRS employees posed for photographs while President Dan Strong cut the ceremonial ribbon beside his sister, Vice President Tammy Strong, to initiate a ga... Read More

NCTV’s Berkowitz, Ampagoomian: Roll the cameras

By Rod Lee

Despite what you might think, recently introduced live streaming is not the greatest strength of NCTV-11 in administering to the public-access needs of residents of the town of Northbridge. Neither is the variety of programming, rich as it is. Or the studio on Church Avenue, although the retrofitted former home of the local American Legion Post is a vast improvement over the station’s previous space in downtown... Read More