Business briefs, Nov. 9 edition


Marlborough Knights of Columbus donates to Cancer Pavilion


Marlborough – Inspired by the desire to keep cancer care close to home, the Knights of Columbus, Council 81 of Marlborough, recently donated $1,000 to the Cancer Pavilion now under construction at Marlborough Hospital. The Cancer Pavilion, in partnership with the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will house medical oncology and radiation oncology services; highly trained, skilled cancer specialists; and will include a special space for a meditative Healing Garden. The completed center is slated to open in 2013. For more information about Marlborough Hospital, visit



Rotmans announces special offer

Worcester – Rotmans, located at 725 Southbridge St. in Worcester, is running a special offer of a bonus TV or gift card with a specific purchase. Look for their ad in this week's Community Advocate or visit their website at for details.


Learn about benefits of pet massage at Pets Gone Healthy

Marlborough – Sandie and Ken Wheeler of Pets Gone Healthy, along with their store mascot, Tori, invite you to join them Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m., when Sue Alden, canine massage practitioner and owner of “Here's The Rub” pet massage in Milford, will be visiting. Alden will demonstrate pet massage techniques and explain the benefits, some of which include improved circulation, relaxing and energizing your pet, increased flexibility and mobility, and speeding up your pet's recovery after illness or surgery. Registration is required. Pets Gone Healthy is located at 505 Boston Post Road West (Route 20) on the Northborough/Marlborough line. Visit to find out more.


Home Instead Senior Care holds education workshop

Northborough – Monday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., join Home Instead Senior Care for a free education workshop for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. The workshop will cover types of dementias and symptoms; medications, behaviors, other health concerns; caring for yourself while caring for a loved one; and resources for safety, behavior management and techniques, encouraging engagement and engagement techniques. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 15. Contact Felicia Cardone? at 508-393-8338 or [email protected] to register or for information. Home Instead is located at 386 West Main St., Suite 14, in Northborough.


Mirick O”Connell sponsors Business Innovation Summit

Marlborough – The 3rd Annual Business Innovation Summit was held Oct. 26 in Marlborough. The Summit was sponsored by the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and law firm Mirick O”Connell, and centered on business growth and employee recruitment and retention in the Metrowest area and “the Boroughs.” At the event, Mirick O”Connell presented Optos plc, a medical retinal imaging company, with the 2012 Mirick O”Connell Business Innovation Award.? The company, based in Marlborough, was honored for “creating a work culture that encourages employees to achieve their personal and professional goals.” To find out about Mirick O”Connell, with offices in Westborough, Worcester and Boston, visit