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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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Tamara Blake

Director of Psychology, Bay Path College; President and Founder, Angels Take Flight, age 31 As a licensed clinician working with children who have experienced loss and trauma, Tamara Blake knows about the big needs in troubled kids’ lives. But one day, she recognized a smaller, but still significant, need that she could help fill — […]

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Sandy Cassanelli

CEO and Co-owner, Greenough Packaging, age 38 May 30, 2013. Sandy Cassanelli says you always remember the day you were diagnosed with cancer. You don’t circle the date on the calendar, and you certainly don’t celebrate it, but you don’t ever forget. That’s because that date marks the beginning of a journey in which every […]

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Robert Chateauneuf

Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending, Monson Savings Bank, age 35 In almost 15 years in banking, Rob Chateauneuf has seen plenty of change — literally and figuratively. He started out as a teller at Woronoco Savings Bank, later acquired by Berkshire Bank, while finishing his degree at UMass Amherst. “From there, I got my management […]

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