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Grasping the Big Picture

Video Specialist Chris Thibault is Focused on Growth Chris Thibault was asked to pinpoint why he believes his work — everything from television commercials to instructional videos on deck screws […]

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Features

Dan Koval

A Real Kick Start

WNEU Students Tackle Crowd-funding Project for Russian Robotics Firm John Garvey is in the business of making connections, which is how a small team of marketing students at Western New […]

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John Musante

Community Spotlight: Amherst

In Amherst, Public, Private Investments Bear Fruit Town Manager John Musante says a plan to position downtown Amherst as a center for innovation is gaining momentum. “One of the keys […]

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Special Features

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Grasping the Big Picture

Video Specialist Chris Thibault is Focused on Growth Chris Thibault was asked to pinpoint why he believes his work — everything from television commercials to instructional videos on deck screws […]

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Getting the Jobs Done

TWO Program Is Honored for Closing Workforce Skills Gaps “The economic imperative for aligning the workforce needs of Massachusetts with the needs of students attending community colleges is powerful and […]

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Danger from Above

Insurance Companies Enlist Help from Homeowners to Prevent Losses When recalling the bizarre weather that descended on Western Mass. in 2011 — tornadoes in June, midsummer flooding, the freak pre-Halloween […]

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Model Metamorphosis

Former Auto Dealership Is Transformed into a Unique Retail Facility The Balise Ford dealership on Route 20 in Westfield closed its doors in 2007, and as the years went by, […]

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Danielle Lord

Where the Heart Is

O’Connell Care at Home Tries to Keep Up with Soaring Demand Growing up in Holyoke, Fran O’Connell lived with an extended family, including an elderly aunt and grandfather. In those […]

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Apply Yourself

A chart of area employment agencies Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Peter Vickery

Statute with Limitations?

NLRB’s Joint-employer Campaign Provides Some Food for Thought By PETER VICKERY Is a franchisor liable for the labor practices of a franchisee? Are they joint employers? No, not according to […]

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Greg Pellerin

Dollars-and-sense Strategy

The Best Way to Contain Costs Is to Spend More Money By GREG PELLERIN A little boy sits down at the table next to his father and says, “hey, Dad, would […]

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Making Connections

A chart of the region’s computer network/IT services Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Jody Gross

Cost Control

High-deductible Health Plans Find Fertile Soil Pay now or pay later? Employers and consumers shopping for health insurance have to ask themselves a version of this question when considering the […]

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Serve and Protect

A chart of area insurance companies Click HERE to download the PDF chart

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Jonathan Weaver, Zach Greene, and Richard Henderson

Project with a Purpose

Renovation of Former Federal Building Creates Momentum Downtown In 2006, prospects for the federal building at 1550 Main St. in Springfield were grim. A new federal courthouse was under construction […]

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Opinion

Editorial

TWO Is One Solid Strategy for Region When the Boston Foundation issued a report in 2011 that came down hard on the state’s community colleges, including those in the four […]

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Editorial

Hopefully, the Economy Will Thaw Out Gov. Charlie Baker recently took a rather unusual — some might call it desperate — step in this state’s battle against what Mother Nature […]

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