Author Archive | George O'Brien

Steve ·Dusty· Hoyt

Windows of Opportunity

Businesses Pitch in to Help Habitat for Humanity Steve ‘Dusty’ Hoyt says his company endured a good deal of hardship over the years on the way to its current robust health. A distributor of Marvin windows and doors, Enfield-based A.W. Hastings was hard hit by the long recession of the early ’90s and its profound […]

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Community Profile:

DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Year Founded: 1669 Type of Government: Mayor/City Council County: Hampden Area: 47.33 square miles Population: 38,372 Population Density: 824 per sq. mile Median Household Income: $40,144 Labor Force: 19,413 Households: 14,797 Owner-occupied Housing Units: 67.8% Registered Voters: 9,596 Commercial Tax Rate: $30.79 Residential Tax Rate: $15.66 Avg. Residential Tax Bill: $2,728 Residential Tax […]

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A Passion for the Job · and the Community

Rick Sullivan Takes the Long View as Westfield’s CEO Westfield Mayor Richard Sullivan, with a dozen years at the helm and a seventh two-year term set to start in January, is among the longest-serving municipal CEOs in the Commonwealth. He told BusinessWest that he owes his longevity — and his track record for success — […]

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Bill Heisner

Looking Sharp

American Saw Sinks its Teeth into Aggressive Growth Strategies American Saw & Mfg. Co in East Longmeadow is marking its 90th birthday this year. While that milestone — and the company’s proud history — are cause for celebration, new president Bob Heisner has his focus on the future, which promises continued new-product development, expansion into […]

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