Archive | August, 2011

Tim Brennan

Programming the Future

For Holyoke, the High- performance Computing Center Is Only the Beginning The high-performance computing center soon to take shape in downtown Holyoke is a large project creating a good deal of excitement. Two things it won’t create directly, however, are large numbers of jobs and tax revenue. So area planning officials are hard at work […]

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The lobby at 1550 Main

Activating the Downtown

Arts Initiative Strives to Breathe New Life into Springfield’s Central Business District Evan Plotkin is a firm believer in the power of the arts as an economic driver. He says he’s utilized the creative economy to improve the ‘quality of life and experience’ for the tenants in two downtown office buildings — One Financial Plaza […]

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Jack Dill, President and Principal, Colebrook Realty Services

Profile in Business

Jack Dill Successfully Manages Time and Space Jack Dill was asked about the currently slumping commercial real estate market, and, more specifically, how this prolonged downturn compares to the one from two decades ago, and if this sector has finally hit bottom and started back up. He paused and offered a few facial contortions that […]

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Finding Ways to Engage Young People Diane Garcia will tell you that she didn’t enter the General Business program at Western New England University with the intention of pursuing a career in the nonprofit realm. By her junior year, when people said the word ‘boardroom,’ she was thinking about Corporate America, multi-national corporations, and money. […]

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