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College Try

Holyoke Blue Sox Reach for the (Future) Stars Hunter Golden is living the baseball dream. A dream that seemed unattainable when he actually, you know, played the game. “I was […]

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Features

Mayor Richard Kos

Community Spotlight: Chicopee

Chicopee Is Well-positioned for Economic Growth The city of Chicopee is known as “the crossroads of New England,” and Mayor Richard Kos says its transportation infrastructure, diverse mix of businesses, […]

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Priming the Pump

Wellspring Initiative Strives to Create a Steady Stream of New Jobs Bob Demerjian says he saw the ad last fall on a state website featuring job postings. It caught his […]

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Special Features

Recovery Shots

Cautious Optimism Prevails as a New Golf Season Gets Underway Dave DiRico hadn’t been in retail for very long — just over two years, actually — but that was long […]

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Volume Businesses

Noted Eye Surgeon Andrew Lam Shows He Has the Write Stuff China 1944: American lieutenant David Parker and Communist guerilla Lin Yuen have nothing in common except a common enemy […]

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Communion with Nature

Demand Grows for Low-maintenance Backyard Sanctuaries When Cathy Hartley attended the 20th annual Four Chamber Table Top Expo and Business Networking Event last month at the Log Cabin Banquet and […]

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The Evolutionary Workplace of the Social Age

The 5 C’s to Recruit, Engage, and Retain Quality Staff By KIM SEELING SMITH The war for talent is over, and talent has won. Over the past 20 to 30 […]

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Dave Fleury

On a Steady Course

Crestview’s Owners Say the Turnaround Effort Is on Schedule When Dave Fleury and several partners acquired Crestview Country Club in Agawam in early 2012, they did so with the expectation […]

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massive rock walls

On a Grand Scale

Indoor Rock Climbing Is Gaining a Foothold in the Region By KEVIN FLANDERS Hana Skirkey cites a number of reasons why a growing number of people are trying out — […]

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Fore!

A chart of the region’s public and semi-private golf courses   Click here to download the PDF

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Dr. Richard Wood

Cracking the Code

Genetically Modified Foods Are Ubiquitous — but Are They Safe? There’s a question Dr. Richard Wood likes to pose to students. “I will say, ‘how many of you know somebody […]

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It’s Not a Stretch

What’s Behind the Booming Popularity of Yoga? Armed with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology, Karoun Charkoudian took a good job with ExxonMobil in Houston. But a few years into […]

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Ladies Landscaping

The Great Outdoors

Ladies Landscaping Enjoys Steady Regional Growth Candice Demers worked in real estate, but craved a change. And she loved being outside. As it turned out, she was already helping two […]

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Earth Movers

A chart of area landscape design companies   Click here to download the PDF    

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How to Create a Positive Work Culture

Employees Want to Feel That They’re Making a Difference By BILL SIMS Jr. Creating a positive workplace culture is extremely important to cultivating a productive and profitable company. The quality […]

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Opinion

Editorial

Time to Think About Summer — and Jobs The calendar declares that it is only April. Spring is just beginning, and a brutal winter is thankfully in the past tense, […]

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Opinion

Early Education: a Worthy Investment By JOAN KAGAN The Benjamin Franklin adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as true today as it was […]

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