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Podcast: Local Business Confidence Up, But Finding Workers Remains a Challenge

Podcast: Local Business Confidence Up, But Finding Workers Remains a Challenge
Local businesses, recently surveyed by the Haverhill-based Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, are reporting confidence levels back to pre-pandemic levels, but note challenges to overcome. Community and Economic Development Planner Nate Robertson, a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program, said there is still some wobbling. “We see that, though labor force participation is up, we have historic job openings. We also …

Sections: Business Bulletin, Haverhill, Region, What's On?

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Regional News

Rep. Vargas Backs Lawrence City Councilor Payano’s Run for Senate in District that Includes Haverhill

Rep. Vargas Backs Lawrence City Councilor Payano’s Run for Senate in District that Includes Haverhill
Haverhill Rep. Andy X. Vargas Wednesday endorsed Lawrence City Councilor Pavel Payano’s bid for state senate in the newly redrawn district that includes Lawrence, Methuen and part of Haverhill. Vargas, who considered running for the seat himself before the district was substantially changed by the Senate Committee on Redistricting, joins former Rep. Brian S. Dempsey and former Mayor James A. …

Sections: Election Central, Haverhill, Region

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Education

Whittier Tech Students Accept Challenge of Turning Military Rations into Tasty Meals

Whittier Tech Students Accept Challenge of Turning Military Rations into Tasty Meals
Turning military Meals Ready-to-Eat rations into tasty, full-course lunches and dinners was a challenge accepted by culinary arts seniors at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. Whittier Tech seniors Olivia Delisle, Nora Broadrick and Haley Miller were awarded silver and bronze medals during the “MRE Challenge” promoted by SkillsUSA and held in January at the Massachusetts Army National Guard Readiness …

Sections: Education, Haverhill, Region

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Exchange Club’s Hometown Heroes Banners Order Deadline is April 1

Haverhill Exchange Club’s Hometown Heroes Banners Order Deadline is April 1
A month before the deadline, the Haverhill Exchange Club has booked half of its Hometown Heroes banners, honoring the city’s military heroes. Inaugurated last year, the two feet wide by four-feet tall banners are hung on poles throughout downtown. Businesses and residents may sponsor a banner featuring a family member or loved one who lives in the city and has …

Sections: Haverhill

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Business Bulletin

National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents Elects Rosa as President

National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents Elects Rosa as President
Haverhill resident Richard J. Rosa recently took over as president of the nonprofit National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, an organization dedicated to protecting the interests of home-buying consumers. In 2005, Rosa co-founded Haverhill-based Buyers Brokers Only, which has helped consumers buy more than 2,000 properties and $1 billion in real estate. The company exclusively represents homebuyers, avoiding potential conflicts …

Sections: Business Bulletin, Haverhill

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