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MGM’s Leadership Group Is Diverse in Every Sense

Team-building Exercise Mike Mathis said he doesn’t use any of those ‘gotcha’ questions, as he calls them, when he’s interviewing job candidates. He said he’s been on the other end […]

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Features

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A Region Comes Together to Support Evacuees from Puerto Rico

Storm Surge What happens when a family arrives in the Springfield area from far away, with no job, transportation, or living arrangements? What happens when hundreds come? That was the […]

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Linda Leduc and Charlie Blanchard stand beside one of Palmer’s two new charging stations for electric cars.

New Projects Energize Palmer’s Neighborhoods

Community Spotlight In a neighborhood struggling to regain some momentum, any new development matters — no matter how humble. Literally, in the case of Humble Pie, a restaurant with a […]

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Special Features

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MGM’s Leadership Group Is Diverse in Every Sense

Team-building Exercise Mike Mathis said he doesn’t use any of those ‘gotcha’ questions, as he calls them, when he’s interviewing job candidates. He said he’s been on the other end […]

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Courtney Wenleder says she can see a number of parallels between the MGM Springfield development and the work to rebuild in Biloxi, Miss. after Hurricane Katrina.

MGM’s CFO Has, Well, a Wealth of Experience

Sidebar Courtney Wenleder was working in Las Vegas, as financial controller for the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, in the summer of 2005 when she was asked to step in and […]

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Area Car Dealers Expect the Good Times to Roll

Driving Forces The auto market has been in high gear for the past several years, and area dealers expect that pattern to continue, and for several reasons. These range from […]

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‘Partners’ Becomes Public Health Institute of Western Mass.

New Name, Evolving Mission Partners for a Healthier Community recently initiates a rebrand, and is now known as the Public Health Institute of Western Mass., a name that officials say […]

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With July 1 Just Around the Corner, Employers Must Be Ready

The New Pay-equity Law By John S. Gannon, Esq. and Amelia J. Holstrom, Esq. This summer, Massachusetts will enact what many believe to be the most stringent pay-equity legislation in […]

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The Nissan dealership on Riverdale Street now carries the Balise name. It’s the latest of the company’s dealerships to undergo extensive renovations or new construction.

Balise Continues to Expand Its Portfolio of Facilities

On the Move — Always As he talked about the very latest addition to the already-expansive portfolio for the Balise Auto Group, a car wash just off Riverdale Street in […]

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Technology Expands to Help Seniors Age in Place

Secure Connections The Baby Boom generation isn’t just marching into retirement — they’re positively surging into their senior years, with some 10,000 Americans reaching age 65 each day. Yet, despite […]

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Plenty of Options Available for Home-monitoring Technology

Left to Their Own Devices While residential care services have broadened in recent years for seniors unable to live independently, technology has emerged as well to help older people stay […]

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Construction Industry Struggles to Attract Young Talent

Building Concern The good news for area contractors is that construction is humming along in Western Mass. The bad news? A limited talent pool has been stretched even thinner, and […]

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Careers in Health Law Are Diverse and Often Surprising

Positive Prognosis The field of law that focuses specifically on healthcare is diverse, challenging, and constantly changing, and that presents growth opportunities at a time when some fields of law […]

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Look for These Construction Tech Trends in 2018 and Beyond

On the Horizon In the construction industry, many firms, general contractors, and individual construction workers have done their job a certain way for decades. They learned a certain technique, process, or […]

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Top Entrepreneur 2017

T-Birds’ Owners and Managers Continue to Push the Envelope An Exercise in Teamwork Back in the spring of 2016, a consortium of owners came together, bought the Portland Pirates AHL […]

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Opinion

MassMutual Makes a Bold Statement

Editorial It wasn’t so long ago when people were questioning MassMutual’s commitment to Springfield. In fact, by last summer, the drumbeat that the financial-services giant was in some ways turning […]

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Career Services Are Everyone’s Business

Opinion By Steven Kravetz and Patricia Crosby The news will tell you the unemployment rate is down just about everywhere, and Massachusetts is no exception. Currently, the official rate in […]

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