Archive | April, 2009

Dan Bessette

Age 35: Marketing Director, GetSet Marketing Everyone has a story of how they found their rhythm in life. Dan Bessette found his through music. In college and during the years after, he played drums with his brother in a blues band. The Wayfarers, as the band was called, played in venues all over Springfield, with […]

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Edward Cassell

Age 36: President, Owner, and Sales Manager, Park Square Realty Ted Cassell jumped right from college into his mother’s family business, joining Park Square Realty in 1994 as a sales agent. Apparently, he was a quick learner. “After about seven years,” he said, “I purchased the company from them with the idea of taking it […]

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Mychael Connelly Sr.

Age 27: Founder, Stinky Cakes Stinky Cakes, Stinky Cakes, Stinky Cakes a�� Ita��s a mantra that 18-month-old Aidan Connelly launches into when he sees a pile of disposable diapers rolled into the arms of a stuffed animal. Ita��s a mission for his father, Mychael Connelly Sr., who had long had entrepreneurial urges, and experienced the […]

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Michelle Sade

Age 32: Operations Manager, United Personnel Michelle Sade grew up in Ohio, near where that state borders West Virginia and Pennsylvania. “You could see all three states from the house where I grew up,” she said, adding, in a voice tinged with diplomacy, that people are “more neighborly” there than they are here in the […]

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