Archive | March, 2006

Building Block

Last fall, as the MassMutual Center was getting set to open its doors, there were more than a few skeptics who doubted whether the $70 million facility would succeed in drawing events to Springfield and bringing people downtown. Today, such doubters remain, but they’re considerably harder to find. Granted, it’s only been a few months, […]

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Missing Link

In the past four years Massachusetts has lost more than 200,000 jobs. If the state wants to keep its share of technology-based industries, such as biotech, it has a lot to learn from places like North Carolina, which does a better job of incubating a skilled workforce. Two proposed programs under the Workforce Solutions Act, […]

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Heart Ball 2006 Below, Red drapes decorated the banquet room at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House in Holyoke, site of Heart Ball 2006, staged by the American Heart Assoc. At right, Allison Belanger (left), account executive for the Healthcare News, BusinessWest’s sister publication, and Jaclyn Stevenson, senior writer for BusinessWest and The Healthcare […]

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We Want You

Rob Parslow was getting pretty frustrated in his search last spring for an internship within the financial services sector, a step he considered critical to his pursuit of a new career in accounting. He had sent out more than 40 resumes, including many to Fortune 500 companies that had active internship programs, and heard nothing […]

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