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Top Entrepreneur 2016

Paul Kozub Tackles the Hard Stuff to Take V-One National Proof Positive When he launched the V-One brand more than 11 years ago, Paul Kozub had a good product and […]

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Features

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Dennis Duquette Rejoins MassMutual in Corporate Responsibility Role

Making a Solid Return   Dennis Duquette left MassMutual nearly 30 years ago for what would become a variety of roles at Fidelity Investments in Boston, most all of them […]

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Sarah LaCour

Amherst Charts Growth, Retains Small-town Feel

Community Spotlight When Jerry Guidera decided to join Barry Roberts, Dave Williams, and Kyle Wilson to create a new co-working space in Amherst, their objective was clear. “We wanted to […]

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Special Features

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Top Entrepreneur 2016

Paul Kozub Tackles the Hard Stuff to Take V-One National Proof Positive When he launched the V-One brand more than 11 years ago, Paul Kozub had a good product and […]

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Area Hospitality Venues Prepare for the Arrival of MGM

Betting on Opportunity As the most significant development in Springfield’s recent history, the MGM casino set to open in 2018 is sure to be a tantalizing attraction for meeting and […]

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Pioneer Training President Don Lesser

Pioneer Training Makes Clients’ Lives Easier

Data Delivery Don Lesser wasn’t planning on a career in computers, but the field found him through a series of opportunities that arose during the 1980s. Those became the basis […]

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Amy Woolf

WBOA Offers Support, Help, and Inspiration

Invaluable Connections Members of the Women Business Owners Alliance of Pioneer Valley say the organization has proven beneficial on many levels, offering inspiration and knowledge from other women’s experiences in […]

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Old Meets New at the Red Barn at Hampshire College

Rustic Retreat   The first thing guests of the Red Barn at Hampshire College notice is that, well, they’re in a barn. It’s what the college has done with that […]

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Women’s Fund Leaders Attend White House Forum

Opening Doors Expanding opportunities for women is not just a regional issue. As an example, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Román and Program Officer Ellen Moorhouse recently joined […]

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The Sensation of Flight Continues to Captivate People of All Ages

Plane and Simple Attaining a pilot’s license involves a deep commitment — of time, money, and energy. But for those who persevere, the rewards are many, and include freedom, convenience, […]

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Meyers Brothers Kalicka Adds Two New Partners

A Matter of Addition As part of a strategic plan to generate new opportunities and more profound growth for the company, and also to ensure a steady flow of new […]

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Holyoke Facility Serves as a Unique Safety Net for Veterans

On the Home Front Opened in 1952 to provide long-term care to those who served in the war to end all wars, the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke has continued to […]

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Jerome and Jay Gagliarducci

Commercial Construction Companies Forecast a Very Good Year

Building Expectations The construction sector has always been a good barometer when it comes to the economy and what may happen with it in the foreseeable future. And this historical […]

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Pat Grenier

BRP/Grenier Takes Clients Beyond the Bottom Line

Family Matters   As one of eight children, Patricia Grenier says she really doesn’t need any more family. Yet, as principal at BRP/Grenier, her growing financial-services practice, she treats clients […]

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Greg Stutsman and George Myers

The Quarters Celebrates the Pleasures of an ’80s Arcade

Level Best George Myers and Greg Stutsman didn’t spend the early ’80s in arcades; they were toddlers when the arcade craze peaked in 1982 and 1983 before collapsing alongside the […]

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Opinion

Continuing a Legacy of Entrepreneurship

Editorial Milton Bradley. Horace Smith. Daniel Wesson. Curtis and Prestley Blake. Paul and Gerry D’Amour. Everett Barney. Theodor Geisel. Paul Kozub? OK, maybe it’s too soon to place the founder […]

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2016 Was Many Things, but Not Surreal

Editorial Surreal. In case you missed it — and that would have been hard to do, although the news broke over the holidays — this was Merriam-Webster’s ‘word of the […]

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