Archive | August, 2012


Dream Weaver

Entrepreneur Matches People with Business Opportunities More than a decade ago, after the downsizing of his family’s business, Serv-U, Steve Rosenkrantz was trying to decide what to do next. He knew he wanted to run his own business, but didn’t know exactly which path to take. He enlisted the help of a company called Entrepreneur’s […]

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From left, Louis Moore, Tracie Kester, Cal Annino, Mark Draper, and Trant Campbell.

Making Their Case

Annino Draper & Moore Charts a Growth Strategy Cal Annino says most law firms, especially smaller boutique operations like his, don’t traditionally embrace those proverbial five-year operating plans. “Things change much too quickly in this business for that,” he explained, referencing all that’s happened over the past half-decade to get his point across. But this […]

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Raising the Stakes

MGM Unveils Plans for Casino in Springfield’s South End MGM Resorts International took the competition for a Springfield-based casino to the next stage recently, with the unveiling of an $800 million complex to be built in the city’s South End, between State and Union streets, Main Street, and East Columbus Avenue. Plans call for a […]

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Susan Stockman and Steven Markow

Getting Down to Business

South Hadley & Granby Chamber Relies on Support Steven Markow was talking about life as a small-business owner in a small community. And to make his point about what he liked most about that life, he recalled a recent episode at the supermarket. “A customer came up to me, called me by name, and said, […]

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