Archive | December, 2010

Economic Outlook 2011

Economic Outlook 2011

Searching for Answers to an Uncertain Future While uncertainty is the one word most experts are using to frame their opinions about 2011, something approaching consensus is taking shape. It appears the region and nation are due for more slow, unremarkable growth, and probably insignificant gains in terms of employment. In other words, it looks […]

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Westover Road in Chicopee

Signs of Improvement

For Many Locally, There Is Room for Cautious Optimism Kent Pecoy says he can always tell when a recession is coming to an end, not from a technical, economics-textbook definition, but from real-life experience. And he should know; he’s been through enough of them over a 30-year career. He told BusinessWest that the evidence comes […]

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Rick Recor, owner, Rick’s Auto Body

Profiles in Business

Success in His Chosen Field Was No Accident Rick Recor was recalling his early days as an entrepreneur, more than 35 years ago, when he hung out his shingle in the highly competitive world of auto-body work. When asked if that venture, like the current operation on Pasco Road, put his first name over the […]

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