Archive | July, 2011


What’s in Store for the Westinghouse Site?

O’Connell Development Envisions Mix of Uses for Sprawling Complex The former Westinghouse Electronics complex in East Springfield was slated for redevelopment into a large retail Mall, with perhaps two dozen stores, but then the recession sent that sector into a deep tailspin and eventually scuttled those plans. The O’Connell Development Group, creator of Holyoke Crossing […]

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Damon Cartelli President and General Manager, Fathers & Sons Collection

Profiles in Business

This Family Business Owner Is Driven to Succeed Damon Cartelli was clicking his way to the Boston College football Web site to see which opponents would be coming to the Heights, as the Chestnut Hill campus is called, for games this fall. Years ago, he probably would have known the schedule by heart, and the […]

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Mike Matty’s recent view from the summit.

A Profile Update

Reaching Everest’s Summit Was a Physical and Mental Test Editor’s Note: In March, BusinessWest profiled St. Germain Investments President Mike Matty, focusing mostly on his upcoming attempt to summit Mount Everest and thus join a very exclusive club — the one consisting of individuals who have scaled the highest peak on each of the seven […]

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Lois Brooke

Doing Business in: Longmeadow

Small Specialty Shops Thrive in This Affluent Town Fifteen years ago, Lois Brooke started a business named Floral Fantasies and erected a building on Memorial Drive in West Springfield to house the fresh and silk flower arrangements and gift items she carries. Although the shop was doing well, when she heard that florist William Burrows […]

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