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Pat Grenier

Saving Grace

Younger Generations Show Savvy and Spunk When It Comes to Money and Managing It On the whole, financial planners say younger investors are savvier and more willing to take charge of their own finances than any previous generation. This group, like those that came before it, will certainly face challenges. But it is in many […]

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Chicopee Comprehensive High School

Ground Game

For General Contractors, It’s a Tale of Two Sectors — Public and Private “Sluggish with a capital S.” That’s the phraseology Dave Fontaine summoned when asked to offer his view of the current construction market. His choice is understandable given the fact that his firm, Springfield-based Fontaine Bros., specializes in public sector work — and […]

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Kerry Dietz, Lynne Wallace, Marc Sternick

Diversity— by Design

Unique Niches Have Helped Dietz & Co. Draft a Blueprint for Success Kerry Dietz likes to refer to her team of architects and support staff as “interpreters.” They listen to what clients tell them, she says, and translate their wants and needs into facilities that carefully blend form with function. These talents have enabled the […]

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Hour Town

Time Management Is the Topic of the Day It’s called BuzzWhack. Created at the start of the new millennium, it’s a tongue-in-cheek Web site compiled by newspaper editor John Walston, devoted to defining corporate-speak in all its forms and calling attention to the human factor of any workplace. And sure enough, right there between ticker […]

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