5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - November 16

 by Tom MarinoNovember 16, 2022
Last Updated November 16, 2022 7:49 AM

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today's edition - Wednesday, November 16  - tickets are on sale for the Harlem Globetrotters at the DCU Center, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau releases an interactive portal on food insecurity in Worcester, the WPI Business School launches an ROI calculator for business degrees, Canal District Wines launches a new experience for corporate team building and the Worcester Regional Environmental Council is hiring.

Harlem Globetrotters Coming to Worcester for One Night

The DCU Center will host the Harlem Globetrotters for one night only on Friday, Dec. 30 at 7 PM.

The Globetrotters are a family friendly non-stop basketball action that includes trick shots to long shots to how-did-they-do-that shots, jaw-dropping ball handling, fastest-dribbling, crazy crossovers and high flying and sometimes backboard-breaking dunks. Some fans may get pulled onto the court during the game.

All tickets include access to the 5th quarter, an after-game, all-access meet-and-greet with players.

Tickets are on sale now

Worcester Regional Research Bureau Map on Food Insecurity

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau have released a story map that investigates food insecurity in Worcester.

The maps investigate food access, SNAP use, SNAP gap, Food Resources, and demographics. The analysis and these maps can be a valuable tool for policymakers, advocates, or any organization working on Food Insecurity, as it provides spatial insights to inform their planning and actions.

The interactive portal is available here.

WPI Business School Launches ROI Calculator for Business Degree

The Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is launching a new outcomes transparency initiative that will leverage data science and labor market insights to forecast the long-term value of an MBA.

To help provide students with greater transparency around post-graduation job placement and salary outcomes, WPI will deploy the ReadySet career advising platform from AstrumU. The platform will models match course-level outcomes, academic performance and extracurricular experiences with salary and job placement outcomes from data drawn directly from employers.

The Business School at WPI joins more than 30 business schools that are leveraging AstrumU's technology to serve prospective students.

Canal District Wines Adds Corporate Team Building Experiences

Canal District Wines, located inside the Worcester Public Market at 160 Green St., is launching new service targeting local professionals.

The bottle shop and tasting room is now offering curated experiences for corporate team building, staff and client appreciation and recruitment, VIP events, board meetings, and networking events. Experiences can be hosted onsite in the shop’s fun, approachable atmosphere or at an offsite location.

Groups will be led through a curated tasting experience by CDW’s trained staff. Each party will work with CDW staff directly to personalize their event according to group interests and budget.

Book an experience here.

The Worcester Regional Environmental Council is Hiring

The Worcester Regional Environmental Council is hiring a farmers market assistant.

Interested candidates should have a driver's license and clean driving record.

Learn more and apply here.

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