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The Mill District Builds on the Cowls Family’s Legacy

Planting New Seeds It’s said to be a place “where history and opportunity meet.” That’s one of the marketing slogans being used for the Mill District in North Amherst. Over […]

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Features

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Chicopee’s New Development Czar, Mike Vedovelli, Gets Down to Business

Arriving at a Crossroads In April, Mike Vedovelli found himself in a place he wasn’t expected to be — the market for a new job. But just as the Baker […]

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Community Spotlight: Agawam Builds on its Family Friendly Character

When you ask Mayor Richard Cohen to talk about Agawam, the city that still likes to be called a town, be prepared for a non-stop, enthusiastic, 30-minute sales pitch for […]

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Special Features

Cover Cowls Mill District

The Mill District Builds on the Cowls Family’s Legacy

Planting New Seeds It’s said to be a place “where history and opportunity meet.” That’s one of the marketing slogans being used for the Mill District in North Amherst. Over […]

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Pope Francis High School

Springfield Diocese Looks to Create Momentum for Catholic Education

Many of the decisions hanging over Cathedral High School — and Catholic education in this region — since the tornado ripped through Springfield in 2011 have been answered. The diocese […]

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Easthampton Electrical Diversifies into Untapped Markets

Staying Plugged in to Opportunity Easthampton Electrical Services, launched 60 years ago by Henry Mitowski, has always been entrepreneurial in nature, expanding from its roots in residential work to commercial […]

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Vincent Maniaci

AIC Puts a Unique Focus on First-generation Students

Life Lessons American International College President Vincent Maniaci has been studying the booklet for weeks. It contains quick snapshots of each member of the incoming freshmen class. His goal is […]

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A List of Early Education and Child Care Facilities

Click HERE to download the PDF chart of Early Education and Child Care Facilities in Western Mass.

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List of Area General Contractors

Click HERE to download the PDF chart of General Contractors in Western Mass.

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List of Commercial Real Estate for Sale and Lease, July 27, 2015

Click HERE to download the PDF chart of available commercial real estate in Western Mass.

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Olga Serafimova

ADA Observes 25 Years, Employers Face Increased Litigation

Business Law: Marking a Milestone By OLGA M. SERAFIMOVA, Esq. July 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) — landmark legislation that […]

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Sales & Marketing: Misreading Customers Means Missed Sales

To Avoid That Fate, Do Battle with Your Assumptions By JOHN GRAHAM Selling is never easy. Never. But salespeople often make it even tougher for themselves by letting customers get […]

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Hitting Its Stride

GreatHorse Moves Strongly Out of the Gate More than three years — and $45 million — after what started off as a basic renovation of the Hampden Country Club golf […]

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Common Threads

130 Years Later, PeoplesBank Still Reflects the Character of Its First President William Skinner, Holyoke’s most noted industrialist and philanthropist, was known as an innovator, someone who cared about his […]

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Facing a Talent Crisis

IT Industry Confronts a Perplexing Shortage of Workers Around the turn of the millennium, when dot-com startups were riding high, computer science was an attractive career option for college students […]

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Opinion

Editorial: BusinessWest July 27, 2015

A Character Test for Springfield Looking at the matter objectively, this would seem like a strange time to be voicing anything approaching concern when it comes to the city of […]

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Opinion: BusinessWest July, 27, 2015

Consumers are Entitled to the Facts By JIM McGOVERN and CHELLIE PINGREE America has a proud tradition of empowering consumers. You can walk into any grocery store in the country, […]

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