Archive | February, 2014


The Class of 2014

The Difference Makers Will Be Celebrated on March 20 at the Log Cabin Sponsored By: Baystate Medical Practices • First American Insurance • Health New England • Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. • Northwestern Mutual • Royal LLP • Sarat Ford Lincoln • 6 Pt. Creative Works When BusinessWest launched its Difference Makers program in 2009, […]

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Casting His Lot

Yasir Osman Has Taken a Long, Twisting Ride to Entrepreneurship When Yasir Osman arrived in New York from his homeland of Sudan in 1989, he had $100 in his pocket and very limited knowledge of English. “I knew ‘yes,’ ‘no,’ and had a good smile,” he said in a still-thick accent. “That was essentially it.” […]

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Bill Grinnell

Mind the Gap

At Webber & Grinnell, the Devil Is in the Details The sales pitch at Webber & Grinnell Insurance often comes down to one simple question: what are you not covered for? “That’s part of our renewal process, focusing on what coverage is lacking,” said William Grinnell, who, along with Richard Webber, has led this Northampton-based […]

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Fun with a Purpose

Partners at chikmedia Say Marketing Shouldn’t Be Stressful Meghan Rothschild was taken aback by how Bob Lowry, owner of Bueno y Sano, described her new marketing firm’s work: “zany things that make lasting impressions on people.” “I said, ‘wow … that’s the best endorsement I’ve ever heard of our company since we started,’” said Rothschild, […]

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