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New Products Give Callaway Plant a Needed Bounce

A New Spin Over the past century or so, golf balls — and golf-ball history — have been made in Chicopee. Indeed, the sprawling plant on Meadow Street that once […]

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Features

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Thunderbirds Continue to Build All-important Momentum

Soaring Expectations David Ortiz is coming to the MassMutual Center this fall, and that’s only one of many ways in which the AHL’s Thunderbirds continue to build momentum — and […]

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Big E Wants to Write More Chapters in History of 4-H Beef Program

Raising the Steaks It is one of the most iconic photos taken during the 101-year history of the Big E. Captured in 1953, it depicts President Dwight Eisenhower (the only […]

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Special Features

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New Products Give Callaway Plant a Needed Bounce

A New Spin Over the past century or so, golf balls — and golf-ball history — have been made in Chicopee. Indeed, the sprawling plant on Meadow Street that once […]

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Armbrook Village Helps Seniors Build Independence, Confidence

Re-connecting the Dots of Life By Alta J. Stark Helen S. is in her 80s. She’s lived at Armbrook Village Senior Living Residence in the northwest corner of Westfield since […]

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Vista Home Improvement Builds on a Decade of Growth

On the House Brian Rudd parlayed 14 years of experience with his father’s large home-improvement company into his own small firm in 2008 — one he has grown into one […]

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Commercial Real Estate

For Sale, for Lease A listing of available commercial properties

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CIC Celebrates 25 Years of Uplifting Moments

Moving Experience When Chicopee Industrial Contractors (CIC) officially marked a quarter-century in business a few months back, it did so with an elaborate open house at its headquarters in Chicopee. […]

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Web Services Take End-of-life Planning into the Smartphone Age

Passing Interest It’s hardly news that America’s Internet and smartphone culture has transformed the way people live. But not everyone knows they’re also changing the way people die — or, […]

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MGM Puts Team, Strategies in Place for Staffing Up

Hire Power The final countdown has begun at MGM Springfield; the $950 million casino will be open for business in just over a year. That means roughly 3,000 people must […]

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At Encharter Insurance, No Two Customers Are the Same

Risk and Reward Tracey Benison, president of Encharter Insurance in Amherst, says she deals in what some people may consider a dry topic, or ‘white noise.’ But to her and […]

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Turning Managers into Leaders

The Process Begins with an Important Shift in Focus By Brian Braudis Senior leadership at the corporate headquarters of a large retail chain was entertaining succession planning. What started out […]

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United Bank Reports Success of PATH Plus Program

GLASTONBURY, Conn. — After introducing its innovative homeownership and financial education program in the Connecticut and Massachusetts markets 24 months ago, United Bank reported that it enrolled 92 participants in […]

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ERC5 Welcomes Ed Zemba as President

HAMPDEN — The ERC5-East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce inaugurated President Edward Zemba of Robert Charles Photography at its recent annual meeting at The Starting Gate at […]

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Swan Named Winner of Museums’ Ubora Award

SPRINGFIELD — Former state Rep. Benjamin Swan has been named the recipient of the 26th annual Ubora Award conferred by the African Hall Subcommittee of the Springfield Science Museum. In […]

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Opinion

Amazon Bid: It’s Good Practice

Editorial Richard Sullivan, president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Mass., was no doubt channeling his inner Mavis — as in Mavis Wanczyk, winner last month of […]

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Preventing Suicide: Lives in the Balance

Opinion By Kimberley Lee It’s hardly news that growing up can be stressful. What may be news is that your son or daughter is likely more interested in talking things […]

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