Archive | April, 2014

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Introducing the Class 2014

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 to showcase young talent in the four counties of Western Mass. and, in turn, inspire others to reach higher and do more in their community. Seven years later, […]

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What’s in Store?

J. Polep Distribution Services Evolves with the Times Stop by the Chicopee headquarters of J. Polep Distribution Services, and the first thing you’re greeted with is an old-fashioned cigar-store Indian standing beside the front door. The adjoining office of Jeff Polep, fourth-generation president of this 116-year-old family business, is also strewn with kitschy memorabilia from […]

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Making a Strong Case

MassMutual Steps Up Its Pro Bono Work in the Community Mark Roellig was adding up in his head the number of lawyers MassMutual has working for it in Western Mass., Northern Conn., and elsewhere. He didn’t have an exact figure, but by doing some quick math, Roellig, the Fortune 100 company’s executive vice president and […]

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Swing Time

Six Flags New England Reaches Higher — Much Higher By JOSEPH BEDNAR and ROBERT GEBO Just cross the South End Bridge in Springfield and look south, and it’s easy to see how Six Flags New England already towers over the Connecticut River. On a clear day, Bizarro, Scream, Goliath, and the Cyclone are clearly visible […]

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