SideChannel HQ Now Open in Worcester, Massachusetts

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On Thursday, May 12th, 2022, we celebrated the opening of our company headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at 146 Main Street in downtown Worcester, Massachusetts.

“I am thrilled to call Worcester home,“ said CEO Brian Haugli. “Cybersecurity is a high-growth industry, with a huge need for talent. It’s gratifying to lead a company finding tech talent outside of the usual places people think to look.”

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Worcester Mayor Petty, Regional Chamber of Commerce President Tim Murray & SideChannel CEO Brian Haugli open SideChannel’s offices in Worcester Massachusetts

Haugli welcomed the crowd on a beautifully sunny day in May. The historic Armsby Building provided a perfectly juxtaposed backdrop. Our home base may be historic but our business looks toward the future.

Also in attendance were: Joseph Petty, Mayor of the City of Worcester, and Tim Murray, President & CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Mayor read a proclamation welcoming SideChannel to Worcester’s business community and addressed the crowd. Mayor Petty emphasized the importance of SideChannel’s mission to make cybersecurity simple and accessible to enable businesses to transact. The Regional Chamber of Commerce also celebrated online with a tweet from the event.

The office opening is the latest occasion in a string of events transforming Massachusetts’ second-largest city into a leader in the knowledge economy. Worcester has recently been ranked #2 in New England by Wallet Hub in Best Places to Start a Business, #2 on Thumbtack’s Friendliest US Cities for Small Businesses, and #14 on Best Cities for STEM Jobs.

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The ribbon-cutting ceremony was a historic moment for our firm which recently celebrated its third year in business. We look forward to becoming a valued member of the local and global business community.