Category: Entrepreneurship

WBI’s ‘Are We Here Yet?’ Podcast


The Wachusett Business Incubator is pleased to announce the launch of our long awaited podcast.  The ‘Are We Here Yet?’ Podcast seeks to bring vibrant storytelling from the entrepreneurs, creative-class warriors and dynamic citizens that collectively tell the story of modern-day America.

Add to that special tidbits like our EssaysMillennial Music Challenge, our Town Hall Mastermind Sessions and more.  We hope you find enlightenment and entertainment in each episode we present.

Listen to Episode #18 ‘Reconnect o Your Humanity’ w/ writer and artist Levi Baruch

Listen to Episode #17 ‘Business, Education and the Disappearing Island w/Elmer Eubanks

Listen to Episode #16 ‘Break Every String’ feat: Poet Joshua Michael Stewart

Listen to Episode #15 ‘From the Presidents Office’ Interview w/ Jen Benson, President of Alliance for Business Leadership

Listen to Episode #14 ‘This Soft Serve Sure isCreamy!’ with creators of the Soft Serve Podcast, Sawtooth Frank & Stomping Jenn

Listen to Episode #13 ‘Why Business Triage feat. Dave Lubelczyk, Meagan Donoghue, Alex Wade

Listen to Episode #12: Smart Banking with Courtney Fifield & Luis Cisneros

Listen to Episode #11 ‘Let the Land Speak’ w/ Anna Wilkins

Listen to Episode #10: The State of Women in Business w/ Michelle Miller

Listen to Episode #9: Visionaries Represent! w/ Alyssa Rizzo 

Listen Now to Episode #8: Building a Town for a New Era: Alec Wade

Listen Now to Episode #7: Mayoral Candidate Scott Cordeiro

Listen Now to Episode #6: Playin’ Catch Up With Scott and Cam 

Listen Now to Episode #5: Decision 2020 Gardner Mayoral Candidate Christine Johnson

Listen Now to Episode #4: What’s Next for North Central w/ Glenn Eaton, Brianna Drohen and Alec McLeod

Listen Now to Episode #3: Decision 2020 Gardner Mayoral Candidate Scott J. Graves

Listen Now to Episode #2: Lost in Providence w/ Dave Lubelczyk

Listen Now to Episode #1 My Father’s Legacy


About our Host:

Scott M. Graves is the former executive director of the Wachusett Business Incubator. He is known for a steadfast resolve for intellectual rigor and business strategy.  Nothing makes Scott feel more fulfilled then to help other develop their own unique creativity which leads to fulfillment in work and life.   An entrepreneur in his own right, Scott previously operated the former Smash Music.  He is currently playing lead in developing a multi-disciplinary arts curriculum known as New England Playhouse while spearheading the various initiatives that make up the Wachusett Business Incubator.

Cameron McLeod is the Producer of the “Are We Here Yet?” Podcast. Since his high school days he has been behind the scenes of multiple productions ranging from directing live football games to filming short movies. Using his musical prowess and his technical skills gained from working as an IT professional, Cameron taught himself what it takes to mix and produce music of his own creation. To this day, he strives to better these skills whenever he can.

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Register Now! Accounting for Entrepreneurs Class

The Wachusett Business Incubator, a Gardner-based non-profit economic development program dedicated to what comes next for North Central Massachusetts announces the re-start of our popular Accounting for Entrepreneurs Class.

Moving forward this and all classes can be accessed at our facility 35 Sanborn St. Gardner or by Zoom.  Future sessions will also be fee-based and made available by download.

For a current schedule of class being offered click here.  Classes are from 6:00PM-7:30PM.

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WBI Hosts Town Hall Mastermind Sessions

The WBI is concerned for our business community. In the very real crisis that is unfolding all around us, the instability and the effects to humanity and to people’s livelihoods is significant.

As part of our Covid response known as WBI’s Business Triage Program, we’re implementing Town Hall Mastermind Sessions.  The first open to the public will take place July 15, 2020 at 12:00PM.  Registration is required. The cost is $10.00 to participate.

Hosted by Senior mentor Dave Lubelczyk of ImageIdentity, LTD, these sessions are open to the public and often attended by small business owners from various parts of the country.  This is a regular opportunity for business owners to voice their concerns and desires, share solutions to the issues that are effecting their business and receive valuable information from WBI senior staff.

We will also host a variety of regional and national experts.  You’ll have the opportunity to weigh in on who you’d like to see us feature and what subject matter can be discussed in future sessions.

Click Here for a current schedule.

Register for August 5 Session       Register for August 12 Session     Register for August 19 Session     Register for August 26 Session



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Wachusett Business Incubator Begins Phased Opening

Podcasting Service
Sewing Class Results
Event Space
Come Learn with Us
Meeting space in several Configurations
Classes & Presentations with experts


The Wachusett Business Incubator will be phasing in use of it’s 35 Sanborn St. Gardner facility beginning week of July 20.  Our main office area, with 8 individual desk environments, the entirety of our presentation area complete with A/V equipment, our kitchenette, meeting spaces and our training room will be made available to the public beginning July 20, 2020.  Contact us today to book with us!

We are taking every precaution to properly adhere to social distancing requirements.  All protocols are posted throughout the facility for clients reference and a multiplicity of licensing supplies are available throughout the facility for client usage.

We will be phasing in classes including sewing projects with Erin Kiewel.  The first project day will be hosted on July 25, 2020 in our presentation area..  This class will be restricted to 6 participants.  The second class will take place on August 15, 2020.  Stay abreast our on-going class and event schedule here.

Moving forward, we are working to design and promote custom concierge service packages for large corporations who will, moving forward allow their employees to work from home.  ‘The hub and spoke model for co-working services, we believe, will be a significant factor fro economic development in our region,’ said executive director Scott M. Graves.  ‘We are in a unique position to provide meeting, desk and presentation space which, coupled with child care, food service, equipment rental, car repair and other high-end services will be attractive to corporate clients with large employee populations close by. Contact us today to book with us!

Every workday the North Central Massachusetts region looses ~79,000 professionals who commute, largely to the east, for jobs outside the territory.  This translates to a net loss during workdays of ~39,700 professional class people not eating in our restaurants, not making purchases in our local retailers, not meeting in our coffee shops, not joining our Rotary clubs and other service organizations because they leave during the work day.