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FogKicker

FogKicker Principals Have a Vision, and Like What They See

A Huge Opportunity — Clearly There’s no word yet on whether the creators of FogKicker will embrace Johnny Nash’s 1972 reggae hit ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ as their theme […]

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Features

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Rural Franklin County Is Making Strides Toward Becoming a Destination

‘Something’s Bubbling’ Franklin County, the state’s most rural county, and also its poorest, faces a host of challenges today — from a declining and aging population to poor broadband service […]

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Denise Menard

East Longmeadow Embraces Change, Progress

Community Spotlight   When East Longmeadow switched from a town-meeting style of government to a Town Council and town manager, Denise Menard said the change wasn’t meant to be simply […]

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Special Features

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Baystate’s Jane Albert Embraces Change in Many Ways

Market Shift From her early days in marketing, Jane Albert had a goal — to work in the field of healthcare, and specifically for Baystate Health, the region’s largest health […]

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KeyBank’s Courtney Jinjika and Jeff Hubbard

KeyBank Aims to Be a Broad Resource for Customers

Unlocking Financial Health KeyBank is fairly new to the Western Mass. financial marketplace, taking over eight Hampden County branches following its acquisition of First Niagara Bank last year. But its […]

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Steps Taken Now Can Reduce Your Tax Burden Later

A Time to Plan It’s never a bad time for companies to assess their tax situation and plan ahead, but with the end of 2017 approaching — and plenty of […]

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Jim Curran

Peoples United Relocates Office, Names New Manager

Moving Forward Jim Curran was asked about the heightened state of competition within the commercial-lending realm in Western Mass. and how People’s United Bank is responding to this changing landscape. […]

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Brandon Mitchell

Owners Need to Get Realistic — and Proactive

Business Valuation By Brandon Mitchell For business owners looking to sell in the near future, there is plenty to be optimistic about. Buyers have access to capital at low interest […]

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Brenden Healy, CPA

Capturing These Benefits Requires Knowing Where to Look

Tax Incentives for Business Owners By Brenden Healy, CPA Whether we like it or not, taxes are a part of any business strategy. From the federal level on down, tax […]

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Staffing Agencies Meeting Needs, but Challenges Are Mounting

Hire Degree of Difficulty The region’s staffing industry has always been a solid barometer of the overall economy, and that is certainly true in this economy. Firms report that demand […]

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Weinstein Story Provides an Important Wake-up Call

The Big Picture While large in scale and scope, the unfolding Harvey Weinstein story nonetheless offers invaluable lessons to employers in every sector about their responsibilities and the steps they […]

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Mobile Devices Find New Frontiers of Speed, Power, and Quality

Innovation at Hand An on-the-go society demands on-the-go technology, and the array of smartphones, tablets, wristband health sensors, and portable game systems only continues to expand as the major players […]

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Commercial Real Estate

For Sale, For Lease A listing of available commercial properties

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Anne Kandilis

Springfield WORKS Takes Collaborative Approach to Job Growth

Outside the Silos Anne Kandilis spends a lot of time talking with area employers, so she knows there are jobs to be had. How to connect those jobs to people […]

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Super 60 Honorees Are a Diverse, Dynamic Mix

Saluting Success A large technology company that has been a fixture in Western Mass. for decades and a craft-beer startup that has quickly shot from obscurity to a large cult […]

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Opinion

Perhaps the Tide Has Turned

Editorial In the days and weeks after the Harvey Weinstein story broke and new wrinkles were continually added, there was growing commentary that maybe some kind of milestone had been […]

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Declare Opioid Crisis a National Disaster

Opinion By Henry Dorkin, M.D. The opioid crisis, which is taking the lives of friends, neighbors, and family members across the country, should rightly be declared a public health emergency. […]

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