• Introducing the Class 2014

    The Young Business and Community Leaders of Western Massachusetts In 2007, BusinessWest introduced a new ...

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Introducing the Class 2014

The Young Business and Community Leaders of Western Massachusetts In 2007, BusinessWest introduced a new recognition program called 40 Under Forty. It was intended as a vehicle to showcase young […]

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Features

What’s in Store?

J. Polep Distribution Services Evolves with the Times Stop by the Chicopee headquarters of J. Polep Distribution Services, and the first thing you’re greeted with is an old-fashioned cigar-store Indian […]

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Eric Fuller

Community Spotlight: Wilbraham

Wilbraham Carefully Crafts a Plan for Growth John Pearsall says Wilbraham residents appreciate the town’s New England charm and want it maintained. But they’re equally thankful for the plethora of […]

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Special Features

Making a Strong Case

MassMutual Steps Up Its Pro Bono Work in the Community Mark Roellig was adding up in his head the number of lawyers MassMutual has working for it in Western Mass., […]

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Swing Time

Six Flags New England Reaches Higher — Much Higher By JOSEPH BEDNAR and ROBERT GEBO Just cross the South End Bridge in Springfield and look south, and it’s easy to […]

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Above, the Gunn Block on State Street; below, 83 Maple

Building Blocks

DevelopSpringfield Targets ‘Impactful’ Projects Jay Minkarah says there’s a course of action, or series of steps, traditionally followed by developers as they are contemplating whether to acquire a piece of […]

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John S. Gannon

The Rules Have Changed

New Regulations Aim to Level Playing Field for Veterans, IWDs Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced new rules intended to promote […]

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Estate Planning for Second Marriages

Here Are 10 Important Points to Ponder — and Remember By MICHELE J. FEINSTEIN and ANN I. WEBER When you decide to get married for the first time, estate planning […]

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Annie E. Lajoie, Esq

When It’s Not Obvious

There Are Discrimination Issues That Can, and Do, Sneak Up on You By ANNIE L. LAJOIE, Esq. Not all discrimination is open or obvious. Sometimes it can sneak up on […]

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Philip Zea

Blast from the Past

Historic Deerfield Opens a Door to 18th-Century New England By KEVIN FLANDERS For Historic Deerfield President Philip Zea and his staff, the yearly mission is not simply to preserve the […]

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Rest and Relaxation

A chart of regional tourist attractions Click here to download the PDF

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For Sale, for Lease

A listing of available commercial properties Click here to download the PDF

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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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Opinion

Editorial

Some Steps in the Right Direction Jay Minkarah, director of DevelopSpringfield, is right when he says that most of the projects currently in the agency’s portfolio don’t make much sense […]

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Opinion

Rising Ocean Waters — and Rates By JACK CLARKE Bay State ocean waters and insurance rates are rising. Just ask those holding 25,000 federally subsidized coastal flood-insurance policies in Massachusetts. […]

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