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40 Under Forty Class of 2015 Gala

The Class of 2015 Has Its Day in the Sun The ninth annual 40 Under Forty class of 2015 celebrated their big night on June 18 with style, class, and Flair — as in wrestling legend Ric Flair, a guest of presenting sponsor Paragus Strategic IT, who delivered brief, heartfelt words to this year’s assembly […]

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Introducing the Class 2015

The Top Young Business and Community Leaders in Western Massachusetts Diverse. That’s a word that could be used to describe any of BusinessWest’s classes of 40 Under Forty winners. But with the class of 2015 (see the list below), an adverb like ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ would sem to be necessary. That’s because this group of […]

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Jim Angelos

Jim Angelos

Owner and Executive Director, InspireWorks Enrichment Inc.; Age 32 Remembering the learning opportunities he had as a kid, Jim Angelos worried that today’s students are missing out. So he decided to do something about it. Armed with a degree in business and sports management from Elms College, Angelos launched InspireWorks Enrichment in 2007, partnering with […]

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Elizabeth Barajas-Román

Elizabeth Barajas-Román

CEO, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts; Age 38 Elizabeth Barajas-Román has lived in many places — she was born in Lincoln, Neb., attended college in Ohio (Oberlin) and Cambridge (Harvard), and spent many years in Washington, D.C. But in many respects, home has always been the public library. “When I was young, my mother essentially […]

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