Author Archive | Joseph Bednar

Opening the Coffers

Nonprofits Learn How to Make Their Case to Boston As David Magnani stood before about 200 key players within Western Mass. nonprofit organizations, he had one overriding message: legislators, believe it or not, are human. “The first lesson is that legislators are people,” said Magnani, a former state lawmaker and now executive director of the […]

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January 21, 2008 Cover

Cornering the Market

Area banks continue to branch out It wasn’t too long ago that financial analysts were predicting a serious decline in the number of bank branches nationwide. But electronic banking, while popular, has done little to deter banks from sprouting branches on seemingly every thoroughfare in Western Mass. It’s a national trend, and one that shows […]

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The photovoltaic roof on the new Food Bank of Western Mass. is already producing significant energy savings over a traditional roof.

Save the Earth— and Some Cash

Green Building Can Benefit the Environment and the Bottom Line It’s called ‘green,’ or ‘sustainable,’ building, the practice of incorporating environmentally friendly concepts into design and materials. It’s not exactly a recent phenomenon, but it’s gaining greater acceptance as home and business owners and developers realize that the practice is not simply the right thing […]

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Holly Leonard

Training Champion

Holly Leonard Inspires Others to Be Fit Holly Leonard decided to take charge of her health and body image as a teenager, but she knows it’s tough for many people to make the same commitment. As a personal trainer and owner of BeFit Health and Wellness Solutions, today she combines her training in exercise science […]

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