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The Class of 2014

The Difference Makers Will Be Celebrated on March 20 at the Log Cabin Sponsored By: Baystate Medical Practices • First American Insurance • Health New England • Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. • Northwestern Mutual • Royal LLP • Sarat Ford Lincoln • 6 Pt. Creative Works When BusinessWest launched its Difference Makers program in 2009, […]

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Gray House Executive Director Dena Calvanese.

The Gray House

From the Beginning, This Nonprofit Has Been a Neighborhood Enterprise The Gray House turns 30 this year. The specific anniversary date comes sometime in October, said Dena Calvanese, the long-time director of the facility (yes, a house painted gray) on Sheldon Street in Springfield’s North End, who admitted that she didn’t know it offhand. Nor […]

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Tyler Street

Colleen Loveless

Executive Director of the Springfield Chapter of Rebuilding Together This Administrator Is Certainly a Momentum Builder The large whiteboards in the conference room/kitchen of the Springfield office of Rebuilding Together are mostly clear at the moment. The period from the holidays through the first few weeks of the new year are comparatively quiet at this […]

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The Shriner clowns

The Melha Shriners

Their Investments in the Lives of Children Are Paying Huge Dividends Howard Newman was relating the story of how he and his wife, Cindy, ultimately decided to adopt a 2-year-old Russian boy suffering from what’s known as ‘limb deficiency’ — the child was born missing part of his thigh bone and fibula, and had a […]

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