5 Things You Need To Know Today in Worcester – October 10, 2019

by | Oct 10, 2019 | News, Headlines

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 — Thursday, Oct. 10 — the Worcester Fire Department announces its annual Firefighters Memorial program, Crompton Collective gets accolades from House Beautiful, input is wanted for the five-year community plan, well-known economics speaker shared his wisdom with Worcester and 18 graduated from an awesome Food Hub program. 

WFD Hosts a Firefighters Memorial 

The Worcester Fire Department is hosting the annual  Firefighters Memorial program on Sunday, Oct. 13. at 9 AM at the Firefighters Memorial Monument, WFD headquarters, 141 Grove St., Worcester. 

All firefighters and their families are invited to attend this memorial service, which honors the memory of all firefighters who have passed away.

The event includes a roll call of WFD members who have passed away during the past year: District Chief John F. Horgan; Captain George E. Hultberg; Lieutenant Julian Nosel; Lieutenant John R. Kennedy; Firefighter Edward F. Connole; Firefighter Joseph A. Ferraro; Firefighter Paul E. Giaquinto; Firefighter John Hovagimian; Firefighter John M. McNeil, Sr.; and Firefighter Christopher J. Roy.


House Beautiful Names Crompton Collective “Best Vintage Store in Massachusetts” 

The magazine is considered one of the top interior decorating publications in the country, focusing on decorating and domestic arts. Well, House Beautiful has decided that Crompton Collective, right here in Worcester, is the best vintage store in Massachusetts. 

With a 51-page gallery, the magazine put the spotlight on the best vintage store in each state and Washington D.C. 

“I was very surprised,” owner Amy Lynn Chase told This Week in Worcester. “A customer messaged me to tell me. We have never won this!” 

Crompton Collective is located at 138 Green St. and features creative antiques, handmade gifts and a whole lot of funky items that are so very Worcester. 


Five-Year Consolidated Plan Community Input Meeting 

Yawn! Yeah, it sounds boring, but this is important stuff. At this meeting, held on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 PM, the public has a chance to offer input about how to use federal funds for: assistance to homeowners; youth and senior programming, homeless prevention, support for people with HIV or AIDS, improvements to roads and sidewalks, improvements to community centers, housing improvements and new construction; job training, neighborhood revitalization, social services and food assistance; and health services. 

The meeting takes place at the National Grid Sustainability Hub Community Room, 912 Main St. Worcester. 

CEO at Raymond James Hit Worcester to Share Insight on U.S. Economy 

Elm Wealth Management Group held an exclusive event that featured speaker Larry Adam at the AC Hotel in downtown Worcester on Sept. 18. Adam, who is very well-known and respected in the financial sector, shared his insight regarding the future of the U.S. economy to a group of more than 100 guests. Adam has been featured prominently on CNBC and Bloomberg and is frequently quoted in well-known publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and the International Herald Tribune.

Adams invited guests to ask private questions prior to the event, at which he led the presentation called  “Market Overview: Being in the Right Place at the Right Time,” which discussed his thoughts on everything from the bond market to oil prices to volatility.


18 Locals Graduate From Food Hub’s “Launching Diverse Entrepreneurs in Worcester” Program

From mocktails to vegan cuisine, pre-Columbian dishes to banh mi, the smorgasbord set out this past Monday evening at the Worcester Regional Food Hub represented every corner of the Heart of Commonwealth and beyond, announced the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Families and friends were gathered at the Food Hub’s Greendale People’s Church headquarters to celebrate the 18 local residents – one man and 17 women – who graduated from the inaugural Launching Diverse Entrepreneurs in Worcester program.

During the ceremony’s opening remarks, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Timothy P. Murray called this group of food entrepreneurs “the next generation of the city’s food scene.”

Funded by a $65,000 Massachusetts Office of Housing and Economic Development Urban Agenda Grant, as well as monies from The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, the program director Shon Rainford led saw participants learn about business planning and sales, insurance, accounting, and branding among other subjects while also becoming ServSafe certified.

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