Archive | January, 2014


Study in Diversity

Amherst’s ‘Biddy’ Martin Puts the Focus on Inclusion It’s called the ‘Committee of Six.’ That’s the name attached to an elected — and quite powerful — group of professors at Amherst College, who continue a tradition that is said to be as old (193 years) as the institution itself. Tasked primarily with making recommendations on […]

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In the Same Boat Together

Riverfront Club’s Mission Blends Fitness, Teamwork, Access to a ‘Jewel’ Jonathon Moss says he found the item on eBay. It’s a framed copy of an engraving and short story in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper that chronicles the International Regatta, which took place on a stretch of the Connecticut River in Springfield on Sept. 11, 1867 […]

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Generating Interest

Planned United, Rockville Merger Has the Industry’s Attention They’re called MOEs, or mergers of equals. And while neither the phrase nor the acronym is new to the banking industry, they have become far more prevalent in this sector’s lexicon in recent months as institutions of like size and character have come together to take advantage […]

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Raising the Barr

Integrity and Accountability Are Central to Barr & Barr’s Business Philosophy Stephen Killian was asked to put the Great Recession and its many — and still-lingering — consequences into perspective, with regard to both his company, New York-based Barr & Barr, which has had a presence in Western Mass. for a decade now, and the […]

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