Archive | February, 2013

Peter Rosskothen

Hire Anxiety

Employers Brace for a Possible Casino-fueled Talent Flight When New York Times bestselling author Erma Bombeck wrote her book The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank in 1976, Vogue called it “the exposé to end all exposés — the truth about the suburbs.” It offered humorous stories, based on real research, enlightening readers […]

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Marcos Marrero

‘Challenge Accepted’

Holyoke’s Planning Leader Welcomes Sky-high Expectations for the City     Marcos Marrero remembers that there was about a month between when he received the phone call from Mayor Alex Morse telling him he was being offered the job of planning and economic development director for Holyoke (which he quickly accepted) and when he actually […]

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Bonnie Galant

Community Profile

Pittsfield Remakes Itself as Center for Arts, Sciences Mayor Daniel Bianchi has a vision for the future. Itai??i??s decidedly ambitious, but coupled with a strategic plan designed to make Pittsfield the center for life sciences in Western Mass. ai???Gov. Deval Patrick is adamant about making Massachusetts the life-science capital of the world, and I want […]

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Myra Smith

The Nominations Are In

And Five Judges Will Now Score the 40 Under Forty Hopefuls A flurry of last-minute nominations has produced a near-record number of entries for BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty program. A total of 99 individuals have been nominated for the honor of joining the class of 2013, the seventh since the program was initiated in 2007. […]

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