Author Archive | George O'Brien

Picture of Health

‘Craig Melin, who orchestrated a stunning turnaround at Cooley Dickinson Hospital more than a decade ago, and is currently leading the facility through a period of expansion and innovation, has been chosen as BusinessWest’s ‘Top Entrepreneur for 2004.’ Craig Melin says that if a hospital does what’s right, and not necessarily what’s expected, it can […]

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In Good Company

Nan Langowitz says the latest study on women-led businesses in the Commonwealth shows that nearly half the 100 companies at the top of the revenue chart grew by more than 5% over the course of the past year, far exceeding the national expansion rate. But it wasn’t just the numbers that stood out in the […]

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Down-to-Earth Design

A modern, environmentally friendly architectural trend is shaping the construction of new buildings across the region. These ’green buildings’ offer a contrast to the conservative, classic designs that dominate Western Mass. — and they provide comfortable work environments, as well. It’s called green architecture: the practice of using energy conservation as the cornerstone of a […]

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Positive Signs for Springfield

MassMutual Chairman Robert O’Connell wasn’t sure he needed a large, formal press conference to announce the company’s $40 million expansion. As he told the large group assembled for the event late last month, MassMutual’s support for, and confidence in, the city of Springfield isn’t exactly news. After all, the company has long been one of […]

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