Archive | April, 2013

Introducing the Class 2013

Introducing the Class 2013

The Young Business and Community Leaders of Western Massachusetts In 2007, BusinessWest introduced a new recognition program called 40 Under Forty. It was intended as a vehicle for showcasing young talent in the four counties of Western Mass. and, in turn, inspire others to reach higher and do more in their community. Six years later, […]

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Andrew Sum

Running Out of Options

Older Unemployed Individuals Find Themselves in the Fight of Their Lives When Cheryl Adamson found herself unemployed after the Hampden House retirement community closed its doors in September, 2011, she never believed that 20 months later she would be crossing her fingers and literally praying for a second part-time job she’s interviewed for, which coupled […]

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ACCGS Executive Director Jeff Ciuffreda

Community Profile: Springfield

Springfield Eyes Bright Future, Casino or Not Domenic Sarno has been talking about a potential Springfield casino for a long time. But that’s not all he wants to talk about. “We’ve handled the casino as a potentially $1 billion economic-development project with a gaming component,” the Springfield mayor said of the dual proposals put forth […]

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Patrick Goggins

In a Class by Itself

Northampton Commercial Real Estate Market Remains Resilient John Williamson says Northampton has a magnetic quality that draws a broad spectrum of people to its businesses, restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment venues. And that quality has allowed commercial real estate not only to weather the economic downturn, but register unprecedented growth over the past two years. […]

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