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Hampshire College Takes an Aggressive Course on ‘Green’

Learning Environment Not long after arriving on the Hampshire College campus in 2011, President Jonathan Lash asked students how long they believed it would be before the school could accurately […]

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Features

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Agency Fuels Entrepreneurship in Greater Holyoke

Providing a SPARK Since its launch nearly two years ago, SPARK Holyoke has become an important addition to the region’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem, providing a learning-and-nurturing environment for a variety […]

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Mayor William Reichelt

West Side Balances Private, Public Projects

Community Spotlight By Kathleen Mitchell Mayor William Reichelt says West Springfield is a small town that in many ways assumes the character of a city, due in part to the […]

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Special Features

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Hampshire College Takes an Aggressive Course on ‘Green’

Learning Environment Not long after arriving on the Hampshire College campus in 2011, President Jonathan Lash asked students how long they believed it would be before the school could accurately […]

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The Value of Health-Plan-Sponsored Wellness Programs

Presented by Health New England By Katie Bruno Health plan sponsored wellness programs – designed to help employees become more active, eat healthier, and take better care of their bodies […]

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Local Employment Agencies See Surge in Demand for Full-time Employees

Hire Expectations Employment agencies, by nature of the work they carry out, can take an accurate read of the economy, the confidence exhibited by area employers, and the trends developing […]

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Paragus Founder Gives Employees an Ownership Stake

Anatomy of an ESOP Delcie Bean recalls that he was advised — by more than one individual and on more than one occasion — that it might not be wise […]

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Adrianna Iacobucci

Homeschooling Presents Challenges, Unique Opportunities

Life Lessons Jean Pao Wilson will never forget the moment she decided to homeschool her children. “I can still see the picture in my head; my children were sitting on […]

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Peter Vickery

MCAD Gets Entrusted with ‘Sex,’ ‘Gender,’ and Other Key Issues

Defining Issues By Peter Vickery At the end of June, the Mass. Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) was the subject of a report by the state auditor that criticized the agency’s […]

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Karina L. Schrengohst

Ailes Case Reinforces the Need to Have Policies in Place

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace By Karina L. Schrengohst Esq. “I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago . . . sometimes problems […]

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John S. Gannon

State’s Pay-equity Legislation Requires Some Planning

Pay Attention to This Measure By John S. Gannon, Esq. Earlier this month, Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new law aimed at strengthening pay equity for women in the […]

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Commercial Real Estate August Listings

For Sale, for Lease Go here for the August 22, 2016 listings

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Judy Davis Joins The Gaudreau Group

WILBRAHAM — The Gaudreau Group Insurance and Financial Services Agency announced that Judy Davis has joined its Employee Benefits team. Davis has more than 25 years of experience in the corporate […]

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SSO Takes Steps to Broaden Its Reach, Audience

Instruments of Progress As it enters its 73rd year, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra does so knowing that, to remain relevant, it must be creative and willing to assume risks as […]

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Aer Lingus Flights Seen as Boost for Airline, Bradley, Region

Ready to Take Off As they talked about the Aer Lingus flights set to begin at Bradley International Airport late next month, Kevin Dillon and Keith Butler used strikingly similar […]

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Opinion

Cocchi: The Clear Choice for Sheriff

As a general rule, BusinessWest does not routinely endorse candidates for political office like daily newspapers do. We do so when we think a race is so consequential that our […]

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Gun Violence Is a Public-health Crisis

By JAMES S. GESSNER, M.D. A number of mass shootings this summer, including the one at a night club in Orlando in June that left 49 dead and another 50 […]

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