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Peter Rosskothen Steps to the Plate — Again

An Appetite for Entrepreneurship Peter Rosskothen has compiled a quarter-century-long track record of entrepreneurial energy and daring — all of it in the broad realms of food and hospitality. He […]

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Features

John Flynn

Community Pride Plays into Hampden’s Growth

Community Spotlight John Flynn is extremely proud of Hampden — so proud he can’t help talking at length about the close-knit atmosphere he claims pervades every section of town. “The […]

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Ludlow Mills Projects Create Added Momentum

Community Spotlight Brian Mannix stood at the foot of Ludlow’s new riverwalk behind Ludlow Mills and talked about a future he could clearly picture. “Think of what it would be […]

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Special Features

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New Westfield State Leader Is Focused on Student Success

Study in Strategic Thinking Ramon Torrecilha took the helm at Westfield State University in late January. Well before he arrived, he understood that the school and its many constituencies were […]

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New Spin on Bowling Helps Keep Sport Alive

Strike Force Those who haven’t been in a bowling alley in decades probably wouldn’t recognize today’s centers. There are strobe lights and black lights, disc jockeys, and fine food. These […]

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Eric Nelson Takes the Helm at Westmass

Developing Interest As Eric Nelson takes the reins at Westmass Area Development Corp., the agency’s ambitious Ludlow Mills project, which features economic-development opportunities on several levels, is entering an intriguing […]

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Center for EcoTechnology Marks 40 Years of Green Innovation

Sustaining Success From its inception in 1976, the Center for EcoTechnology has always responded to the needs of businesses when it comes to being more energy-efficient and reducing waste. But […]

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Nancy Davis

Elms Unveils Its Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Building a Launchpad Isiah Odunlami is an accountant by trade, currently handling audit and tax work for Springfield-based Moriarty & Primack. He enjoys the work, and, like most in this […]

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Ramblewild Offers Adventures, Education Deep in the Forest

Return to Nature Few people ever get the opportunity to play high in the treetops. But at Ramblewild LLC in Lanesborough, children and adults of all ages and abilities can […]

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New PeoplesBank President Looks to Set the Bar Even Higher

The Feeling’s Mutual Tom Senecal takes the helm at PeoplesBank at an intriguing time for the institution — and the industry. Competition is keen, and efforts to achieve growth are […]

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Tessier Associates Diversifies Its Portfolio

Blueprinting a Growth Pattern Tessier Associates has been in business since Warren Harding was in the White House and Prohibition was the law of the land. No architecture firm can […]

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Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive

Varied Landscape The building industry has travelled a tough road in its efforts to recover from the Great Recession, with mostly modest improvements in business volume amid ever-mounting competition for […]

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Nina Slovik

Mental-health Experts Grapple with Rise in Suicide Rates

Out of the Darkness For a decision of such finality, the choice to end one’s life has come easier over the past 15 years, according to both national and statewide […]

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That’s What Drives Continued Growth at Greenfield Savings Bank

Focus on the Fundamentals Blocking and tackling. Those are the fundamentals of winning football at any level, or so most coaches would say. But John Howland uses that phrase often […]

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CHARLIE EPSTEIN

The New Fiduciary Standard of Care

Proposed Rule Changes the Playing Field in Many Ways By Charlie Epstein After a five-month comment period, four days of public hearings, more than 3,000 comment letters, some 300,000 petitions, […]

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Opinion

An Inspiring Public-private Partnership

Editorial There are a number of intriguing economic-development projects underway across the Pioneer Valley, but perhaps none more compelling — and for a number of reasons — than the initiative […]

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Taking a Step Backward

Opinion By Brad MacDougall The Massachusetts Senate took a dramatic step backward recently on non-compete agreements, passing Draconian restrictions that would effectively end of the use of the documents in […]

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