Archive | September, 2011

After the Storm

After the Storm

Why Area Businesses Need a Disaster Recovery Plan There’s no doubt that the summer of the tornado, hurricane, and earthquake in Western Mass. got more businesses thinking about the importance of a disaster-recovery plan. But the truth is, it doesn’t take a natural disaster to suddenly shut a company down; a freak fire or flood […]

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RestoreBuilding

Greener Pastures

In Its New Home, EcoBuilding Bargains Models Its Mission For the past decade, the ReStore has been an increasingly popular source of recycled building materials, saving money for professional contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike, all while easing the burden on landfills. The store, now renamed EcoBuilding Bargains, has outgrown that space and will soon move into […]

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Nick Riley, president of N. Riley Construction

Extreme Challenge

Nick Riley Builds His First House — in One Week Nick Riley launched his construction company about five years ago, focusing on residential remodels but eager to move into total home builds. He’s not likely to forget the first house he finished from the ground up, because he — and a large crew of volunteer […]

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Opal Real Estate Group and city officials want to turn a neglected space into a vibrant, mixed-use facility.

The Court is Now in Session

Historic Building Has a New Lease on Life For the partners at Opal Real Estate Group, the historic block in Springfield known as Court Square is more than just another real-estate redevelopment opportunity. Before the passage of years, they say the building and its surroundings were one of the most vibrant developments in the city. […]

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