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Top Entrepreneur 2017

T-Birds’ Owners and Managers Continue to Push the Envelope An Exercise in Teamwork Back in the spring of 2016, a consortium of owners came together, bought the Portland Pirates AHL franchise, and relocated it to Springfield. It was said that this group brought hockey back to the City of Homes 10 days after it left. […]

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Top Entrepreneur 2016

Paul Kozub Tackles the Hard Stuff to Take V-One National Proof Positive When he launched the V-One brand more than 11 years ago, Paul Kozub had a good product and a great story — the one about a commercial lender who quit banking to make vodka in his basement. As he prepares to take the […]

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Top Entrepreneurs 2015

Big Y Marks 80 Years of Ideas and Innovation Roughly 80 years ago, Paul D’Amour, a delivery man for Wonder Bread, was told in fairly uncertain terms that he couldn’t advance in that company because of his name and religion. With this knowledge that doors would not open for him, he made his own door […]

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Previous Top Entrepreneurs

BusinessWest Top Entrepreneurs since 1996 • 2014: Delcie Bean, president of Paragus Strategic IT • 2013: Tim Van Epps, president and CEO of Sandri LLC • 2012: Rick Crews and Jim Brennan, franchisees of Doctors Express • 2011: Heriberto Flores, director of the New England Farm Workers’ Council and Partners for Community • 2010: Bob […]

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