Archive | May, 2011

James Reidy, operations manager of B-G Mechanical Services

Taking the Heat

The B-G Companies Continue to Make Degrees of Progress The B-G Companies, launched as a small plumbing outfit more than 80 years ago by a German immigrant, remained a small family shop for decades afterward. But the past 30 years have seen significant expansion of the HVAC venture, which now boasts an impressive footprint across […]

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Tom Burton, President and CEO of Hampden Bank

Profiles in Business

He’s a Driving Force in the Business Community Tom Burton calls it “the Beauty.” That’s the name he gave to a 1953 Buick Super he acquired more than 20 years ago and now displays at several car shows each summer. As he talked about it, Burton said it is most definitely not the kind of […]

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Editorial

The Importance of Summer Jobs It is mid-May. The last of the area college commencement ceremonies are taking place, and the region’s high schools will be saluting the classes of 2011 in a few weeks. Classes are long over for a few thousand area college undergraduates, and all those high schools will soon be shutting […]

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I made It to the Top! Now What?

Remember That People Work with You, Not for You It’s been said that it’s lonely at the top. But it doesn’t have to be. Even the Lone Ranger wasn’t alone. He had Tonto. Alexander Graham Bell had Watson. And Thomas Edison had William Hammer. So why is it that so many executives today feel so […]

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