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Father, Son Innovators Put the Pedal to the Mettle

Entrepreneurial Drive It was born out of a blend of need and desire. Nevin Murrary wanted something that would get him to high school in a manner that would by […]

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Features

Alex Morse

Presenting the Second Annual Continued Excellence Award Finalists

Elite Eight It’s a crowded field of nominees for this year’s Continued Excellence Award. After a panel of independent judges considered dozens of submitted nominations and scored each one, a […]

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Mayor Richard Alcombright

Cultural Investments Spark North Adams

Community Spotlight Mayor Richard Alcombright says North Adams used to be a little mill town that people had to drive through to get to Stockbridge, Williamstown, or popular spots in […]

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Special Features

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MGM, Surging Downtown Boost Prospects for Meetings, Conventions

Meeting Expectations As news circulates concerning construction of MGM’s $950 million casino in Springfield’s South End, the region is finding itself a player in many more of the spirited competitions […]

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Development Associates Broadens Its Portfolio

Building Momentum Over the years, Agawam-based Development Associates has steadily grown its portfolio to more than 2 million square feet of space under management. Behind those numbers are some intriguing […]

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Boat Dealers Navigate Challenges to Post Strong Sales

Rising Tide A boat is, for most buyers, a true luxury item, and price tags can get high. Yet, boat sales have remained steady over the decades, and even the […]

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Brenda Lee

Hadley Farms Meeting House Aims to Create Memorable Events

Thinking Outside the Box After-5 events, those ubiquitous get-togethers sponsored by area chambers of commerce, can get a little stale, Brenda Lee said. “You go, and everyone eats, drinks, and […]

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Canyon Ranch in Lenox

Luxury Retreats Tout the Benefits of Workforce Wellness

Healthy Meetings By Jaclyn C. Stevenson There’s a new movement afoot in resorts across the country. Meditation techniques are offered alongside manicures. Lessons in stretching appropriate for the workplace precede […]

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Jesus Pereira

Vet Air Takes Flight in a Meaningful Way

Giving a Lift to Those Who Served Dave Shields remembers that first flight being more than a little bumpy. And the plane’s cabin was even smaller than he’d imagined, and […]

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Restaurant Guide 2016

Plenty to Chew On This Year’s Restaurant Guide Reflects a Diverse Dining Scene By all accounts, restaurant are flourishing across Western Mass., a region that offers nearly endless choices when […]

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Square One Advocates for Access, Opportunities in Early Education

For more than 130 years, Square One has met the challenge of providing quality early-childhood education, thus serving not only young people, but also their families and the community. Today, […]

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Pelican Products Looks to Become a True Household Name

Making a Strong Case For decades now, the names Pelican and Hardigg (which came together through a merger in 2008) have been well-known in the commercial, government, and public-safety realms, […]

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Ross Giombetti

Giombetti Associates Builds Stronger Companies, One Person at a Time

Getting to Know You Thirty years ago, Rick Giombetti developed a concept, called Performance Dynamics, that links personality with business productivity and potential. His Hampden-based company, Giombetti Associates, has grown […]

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Monica Perez

Initiative Strives to Boost Enrollment, Cut Cost of College

New-school Thinking Carlos Santiago says it would be one of those proverbial ‘good problems to have.’ He was referring to the possibility that so many individuals will seek to take […]

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David Cruise

Series of Key Partnerships Will Help Develop a Rail-car Workforce

On Schedule When a company from across the globe sets up shop in Springfield, it can’t exactly bring its workforce with it. “We need 100% new employees,” said Bobby Doyle, […]

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Opinion

Time Is Now for Economic Strategy

Editorial It’s called FutureCity 2026. It used to be called FutureCity 2025, and, according to some of those who helped put it together, the first number on the title was […]

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Buying Local Matters

Opinion By Nancy Urbschat Several weeks ago, I received notification that my agency had not been selected for final consideration for a rebranding project for this region. I knew that […]

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