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Into the Unknown

All Bets Are Off on the State’s Casino Referendum Paul Robbins calls it “casino fatigue.” He describes this condition as being burned out by the long, drawn-out, often controversial process […]

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Features

Paul Federici

Community Spotlight: East Longmeadow

Balanced Growth Continues in East Longmeadow Paul Federici says East Longmeadow has undergone a growth spurt over the past several years, and the trend is continuing. “The town has been […]

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40 Under Forty 2014 Gala

The Class of 2014 Has Its Day in the Sun The population of 40 Under Forty winners in Western Mass. officially reached 320 on June 19, as BusinessWest’s Class of […]

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Special Features

Change Agent

Dena Hall Takes Regional President’s Role at United Bank Dena Hall was talking about some of the many things that have changed since she was promoted to Western Mass. regional […]

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Fine Lines

Kuhn Riddle Continues to Build on a Solid Foundation By KEVIN FLANDERS When local architects John Kuhn and Chris Riddle began their first project together in 1978, they never imagined […]

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Meeting Expectations

Hotel Northampton Blends Location, History, and Amenities The recipe for success at the Hotel Northampton, which hosts about 1,000 meetings and conventions every year, contains ingredients that are difficult to […]

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Meghan Lynch

Beyond the Brochure

Six-Point Creative Works Is Doggedly Determined to Help Clients Grow If there was ever a time when effective marketing meant a snazzy brochure and not much else, Meghan Lynch said, […]

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Stronger Together

Greenfield, Northampton Cooperative Banks Agree to Merge Citing mutually beneficial strengths that will benefit customers, two of the region’s cooperative banks have agreed to merge in a deal expected to […]

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Gary G. Breton

Financing Your Business

Look Beyond Interest Rates and Consider the Global Picture Obtaining commercial business financing from any financial institution can be complicated. It requires substantial consideration of a variety of factors. A […]

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Money Managers

A chart of area financial services and brokerage firms Click here to download the PDF

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Clifford A. Phaneuf Environental Center at Forest Park

Urban Renewal

Jablonski DeVriese Architects Strives to Preserve the Past Their business cards read ‘preserve, adapt, renew.’ That’s the philosophy Stephen Jablonski and Brian DeVriese bring to each of their architectural projects […]

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Eat and Greet

A chart of the region’s meeting and convention facilities Click here to download the PDF

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Tina Stevens

The Original Inbox

Today’s Direct Mail Offers Great Opportunities I often write about digital marketing technologies, but it is a great time for your business to take a fresh look at the direct-mail […]

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Management

Is Coach Class Really Cheaper Than Business Class? By FRANC JEFFREY Most business owners are acutely aware that every penny they spend on what might be considered non-essentials is one […]

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Moving Forward

Westfield State Works to Put the Dobelle Controversy Behind It Elizabeth Preston acknowledged that, in the vast majority of cases, when someone in academia has the title ‘interim president’ in […]

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Opinion

Editorial

Maybe the Legislature Finally Gets It The adjectives used in the comments made in reaction to the state Legislature’s recent approval of a major funding increase for the University of […]

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Opinion

A New Framework for Medical Care By KERRY ANN HAYON Whether practices have gone through the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) rigorous process or have unofficially structured themselves as […]

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