Archive | November, 2013

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Creating a Community

Honors College is Changing the Landscape at UMass Amherst Dan Gordon says UMass Amherst has had an honors program since the early ’60s, and an honors college since 1999. What it didn’t have — at least to the degree that he and others would like — is what he called “an honors community.” But now, […]

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Climate Change

Chambers Respond to a Challenging New Environment Roy Nascimento told BusinessWest that there’s a saying of sorts used within his industry, one that goes something like this: “when you’ve seen one chamber of commerce … you’ve seen one chamber of commerce.” The president and CEO of the New Bedford Area Chamber and the incoming president […]

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President and CEO Glenn Welch

Margin Calls

Hampden Bank Keeps Growing Amid Challenges The financial collapse of 2008 chased plenty of investors out of the investment markets and into the safety of their hometown banks, and Hampden Bank is no exception. “Deposit growth has been really strong for several years running now,” said Glenn Welch, the bank’s president and CEO. “Part of […]

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Start the Presses

Commercial Printers Emerge Strong from Recession Years While many industries are still feeling the aftereffects of the Great Recession, commercial printers are telling a different story. “It’s been very strong,” said Greg Desrosiers, vice president of sales at Hadley Printing in Holyoke. “When the economy first started to tank, printers, as a whole, were among […]

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