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BusinessWest 2017 Restaurant Guide

Your Annual Guide to Eating Out The Western Mass. region is well-known for its culinary diversity, offering nearly endless choices when it comes to cuisine, atmosphere, price range, and overall […]

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Springfield Armory Is Once Again Changing the Landscape

Reclaiming the Past While steeped in history, the Springfield Armory property — now a National Historic Site managed by the National Park Service, has become somewhat of a forgotten, or […]

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Kerry Dietz says her company’s move into Union Station makes sense on many levels.

Dietz & Co. Makes an Historic Move into Union Station

Designs on New Digs Kerry Dietz was asked about the circumstances that will bring the architecture firm she put her name on 32 years ago to the second floor of […]

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Special Features

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BusinessWest 2017 Restaurant Guide

Your Annual Guide to Eating Out The Western Mass. region is well-known for its culinary diversity, offering nearly endless choices when it comes to cuisine, atmosphere, price range, and overall […]

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At Burkhart Pizzanelli, Relationships Are Paramount

Beyond the Numbers The two youngest partners at Burkhart Pizzanelli say they’ve learned well from the accounting firm’s founders, who have long cultivated a relationship-driven culture that builds not only […]

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Risk Management Is Key to Avoiding Insurance Claims

Culture of Safety Mention insurance to someone, and chances are they’ll think of buying a certain level of coverage against loss, damage, or other adverse events. But when it comes […]

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The dining room at Sierra Grille

At Sierra Grille, They’re Not Fixing What Isn’t Broken

‘Accommodating Cuisine’ By Kathleen Mellen We’ve all been out to dinner with that person: you know, the one who pores over a restaurant’s menu and then tries to reinvent it […]

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The dining room at Cima can seat close to 100 people.

Cima Is Making More History at a Long-time Dining Destination

Upwardly Mobile Mindy Sullivan says she and partner Tony Dimaio didn’t realize that, when they chose the name Cima for their restaurant venture in Wilbraham, it would turn into such […]

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David Williams

Judie’s Continues to Draw a Crowd 40 Years After Its Opening

Pop On Over David Williams worked in architecture, not food service, when he was inspired, 40 years ago, to open a restaurant. His inspiration was a young woman named Judie […]

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The view is just part of the package at the Alvah Stone.

The Alvah Stone Offers a View — and Much, Much More

Taking a Simple Approach By Kathleen Mellen Tucked away in the tiny Franklin County town of Montague (population 8,437), is the Alvah Stone, a small-burg restaurant with a big-world sensibility […]

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Kristina Drzal-Houghton

Who Benefits from Trump’s Plan?

At This Early Juncture, We Honestly Cannot Tell By Kristina Drzal-Houghton, CPA MST President Trump’s skeletal outline of a tax package, unveiled at the White House late last month in […]

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Angela Lussier Finds Her Purpose in Helping Women Find Theirs

Words to Live By It took just nine words to change Angela Lussier’s life: “you’ll never be ready; you just have to start.” That’s good advice for entrepreneurs of all […]

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Technology Allows Women to View Breast-surgery Results in Advance

Virtual Breakthrough Dr. Glen Brooks, who runs a cosmetic-surgery practice in Longmeadow, says he was initially “awed” by a virtual-reality device that allows breast-surgery patients, using 3D goggles, to view […]

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Tree-service Companies Branch Out into Specialty Work

Weighty Business Trees serve both practical and aesthetic functions, and people can become quite attached to them. But work to maintain, trim, and even remove trees should be left to […]

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New England Orthopedic Surgeons Offers Specialized Care

Skeletal System Rehabilitation is a very broad term in the medical community, encompassing a range of services — ambulatory, cardiac, developmental, the list goes on — with one basic aim: […]

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Opinion

The Many Benefits of Summer Jobs

Editorial The calendar has turned to mid-May. Winter is a distant memory, and those with events to plan (and that’s most people in business) are already writing e-mails about dates […]

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Unite Against Bullying and Harassment

Opinion By Jane Roulier In schools, on the streets, in relationships, and online, girls in communities across the country are experiencing bullying and harassment. In addition to sexual harassment, many […]

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