Business Briefs: Richardson inducted into Worcester business hall

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Richardson inducted into Worcester business hall

Blackstone Valley Wealth Management advisors James Valis (left) and Gregg Manis received the Five Star Wealth Manager Award from Boston Magazine for the sixth time.

Scott Richardson, president of Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects in Hopkinton, was inducted into the Worcester Business Journal Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the Central Massachusetts community and economy over their lifetimes.

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Richardson serves as chair of the United Way of Tri-County board, and his firm has done pro bono work for a variety of area nonprofits. He also is the immediate past president of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and recently has put an increased focus on climate issues, becoming a trained presenter for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

“He sets an example by his actions, not just by his words,” United Way of Tri-County president/CEO Paul Mina told the Worcester Business Journal for a March 2 article on Richardson’s induction. “It makes a big difference.”

Blackstone Valley Wealth advisors recognized

Blackstone Valley Wealth Management advisors James Valis and Gregg Manis were recognized for the sixth year in a row with the 2020 Five Star Wealth Manager Award from Boston Magazine.

“We are humbled to be able to continue to receive this award each year since founding our wealth management practice here in Hopkinton,” said Manis, the firm’s managing partner. “Our dedication to our clients remains at the heart of our business, which is what this award is really about.”

Award candidates were evaluated against 10 objective criteria and resulted in the Greater Boston area’s top 3 percent of wealth managers who provide quality services to their clients.

MRMC opens Center for Pain Medicine

A new clinic has opened at Milford Regional Medical Center offering a comprehensive approach to pain management focused on alleviating symptoms, restoring function and encouraging emotional health.

Brigham and Women’s Center for Pain Medicine at Milford is located in the Hill Health Center, and is led by Medical Director Victor Wang, M.D., Ph.D.  

Dr. Wang is a neurologist who specializes in pain medicine — including chronic issues such as low back, neck and joint pain — with a “whole person approach” to treating his patients. Under his direction, the Center for Pain Medicine offers a multidisciplinary team approach that works with primary care physicians, spine surgeons and other specialists to provide a thorough and individually tailored program for patients to manage their pain.

At the Center for Pain Medicine, the team offers services that include anesthesiology, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, neurology and physical therapy to treat a variety of conditions including back pain, abdominal pain, vascular pain, headaches, neuropathic pain, neck pain, pancreatitis, pelvic pain, cancer pain, peripheral neuropathy and chronic post-surgical pain.

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