Archive | October, 2013


Grass Roots Effort

Medical Marijuana Poses Business Opportunities — and Concerns One year ago, marijuana use was illegal in Massachusetts. Now, it falls under the category of economic development. “It’s a business opportunity,” said Dr. Ronald Dunlap, president of the Mass. Medical Society. “In Maine, this is a more than $300 million industry, and that’s a small state.” […]

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The Super 60

Depth, Diversity Define the 2013 List of Top-performing Companies Jeffrey Ciuffreda says there are a number of encouraging signs to take from this year’s roster of Super 60 companies — the 24th compilation of the region’s top-performing businesses. For starters, there are the numbers — for both revenue and revenue growth — posted by the […]

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Back to Work?

Region’s Construction Activity Is a Mixed Bag In the post-recession world of construction, when jobs are few and far between, diversity is a good thing. “We’re on the upswing. It was a pretty solid year, a lot of phone calls,” said A.J. Crane, operations manager at A. Crane Construction in Chicopee. “It’s nice for us […]

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Connecting Points

How Anne Paradis Put a Charge into MicroTek When Anne Paradis took the helm at MicroTek in 1987 — thus making an abrupt and significant career change, moving from human-services work to running a nonprofit manufacturing outfit — she ventured back to some of the exercises from her MBA program at UMass Amherst for help […]

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