Author Archive | Joseph Bednar

Alexander Jarrett

Age 32: Founder and Treasurer, Pedal People Cooperative Alex Jarrett likes bicycling. About five years ago, he and his partner, Ruthy Woodring, wondered whether they could turn that passion into a business. “We saw that there were no city services for the recycling of trash, and we thought, ‘what if we could go around and […]

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Andrea Hill-Cataldo

Age 39: President, Johnson & Hill Staffing Services One career was beginning while another was ending. And a local success story was born. Andrea Hill-Cataldo was pursuing her graduate degree at the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst at the same time Kelly Services, a chain of employment agencies, was taking back its privately […]

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Amy Davis

Age 32: President, New City Scenic & Display Amy Davis grew up in Oregon, but as a third-grader, she wrote a report about Vermont — and New England has never lost its appeal. She wound up studying Theater and Sociology at Marlboro College in Vermont — “I knew little about the area, but it sounded […]

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William Collins

Age 28: Director of Operations, Spoleto Restaurant Group When Bill Collins was 13 years old, visiting Northampton for the first time, he ate at Spoleto — and was impressed. “At that point, I already wanted to follow in the family business, which was hotels and restaurants,” he said. “I was with my uncle, and I […]

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