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Introducing the Class of 2016

Announcing the 10th Annual Top Young Business and Community Leaders in Western Massachusetts You might call this a breakthrough year when it comes to the 40 Under Forty program. Indeed, […]

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Features

Holyoke’s ‘Homecoming’

Holyoke’s ‘Homecoming’ is a Year-round Labor of Love

Step by Step It was only a few days after the last marchers had passed the reviewing stand at the 65th annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but committee members […]

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Douglas Albertson

Belchertown Creates Cohesive Plan for Growth

Community Spotlight Douglas Albertson says Belchertown officials are in the midst of several major planning initiatives that have converged with the goal of addressing the community’s needs, setting the stage […]

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Special Features

Berkshires

The Berkshires Beckon Year-round Visitors Looking to Get Up, Out, and Away

The Great Escape By JACLYN C. STEVENSON The Berkshires have always been a haven for tourists and a region in many ways dependent on the dollars those tourists spend. And […]

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Landscape

Landscape Designers Ride Momentum from Early Spring

Going Yard After several lean years during the recession, followed by the slow revival of the home-building and commercial-construction sectors, landscape designers are finally feeling like their industry is surging, […]

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Brimfield Shows Attract Buyers, Sellers from Around the Globe

Treasure Trove Patricia Schultz’s New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die includes the Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show, and, as a result, the world-renowned event has been […]

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Flowers, Shrubs, Trees Can Bring Definition to a Property

Deep-rooted Concepts Bill St. Clair likes to compare the plantings around a home to a frame chosen for an expensive piece of artwork. It takes time and care to select […]

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Commercial Real Estate

For Sale, for Lease A listing of available commercial properties for April 2016 in Western Mass

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Courses Look to Take Full Advantage of an Early Start

Spring in Their Step The region’s beleaguered golf industry, which has been beset with challenges ranging from the recession to a dwindling number of players, to even stiffer competition in […]

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Dockit Creates Co-working Space for Springfield Lawyers

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen Co-working spaces — where solo practitioners ply their trade in a common area to share expenses and collaborate with other business owners — is not a […]

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ACT Group Makes a Name in the Realm of 3D Printing

Model Business 3D printing is hardly a new development, but its applications have rapidly expanded over the past decade as companies use it to produce both inexpensive design prototypes and […]

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Dave Fluery

Crestview Owners Add Elmcrest, Gain New Opportunities

Doubling Down Dave Fleury says it wasn’t long after he and business partner Greg Lindenmuth acquired Crestview Country Club in Agawam that they started thinking about the various benefits — […]

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David Brosseau

Area Clubs Respond Imaginatively to a New Normal

Private Conversations David Brosseau has been a member of Springfield Country Club for a quarter-century now, so he can speak from experience about how the landscape has changed over that […]

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Benjamin Quick

Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Expands Its Offerings

Communion with Nature Sunlight dances off sparkling water as Emily Quirk sits on a platform overlooking the Connecticut River. Her white socks are wet and muddy, but the 17-year-old pays […]

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Karina L. Schrengohst

Changes May Be Coming to White-collar Overtime Exemption Rules

Employers, Prepare Now By KARINA SCHRENGOHST This year, the Department of Labor (DOL) is making some significant changes to the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees (white-collar workers) […]

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Opinion

Class of 2016 Has Its Priorities in Order

Editorial When the judges chosen by BusinessWest to score the nominations for the 40 Under Forty program (roughly 150 or so annually in recent years) complete their assignment and e-mail […]

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Employers Oppose Marijuana Legalization

 By CHRISTOPHER GEEHERN Massachusetts employers oppose by a wide margin a pending ballot question that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the Commonwealth. Sixty-two percent of 180 employers […]

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