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Auto Industry Poised for Another Solid Year of Sales

Turbo Charged Last year was nearly one for the record books when it came to new-car sales, with more than 17 million transactions recorded nationwide. There were a host of […]

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Features

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How a Baker and Gov. Baker Came to Be a Team

Flour Power It all started innocently enough, during Massachusetts Day at the Big E in 2014. Charlie Baker, then candidate for governor, took a bite of one of Dino Facente’s […]

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Ben Craft

Meet the Judges for 40 Under Forty 2016

Editor’s Note: Again this year, five individuals have been chosen to score the nominations submitted for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2016. In keeping with past practice, BusinessWest has […]

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Special Features

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Auto Industry Poised for Another Solid Year of Sales

Turbo Charged Last year was nearly one for the record books when it came to new-car sales, with more than 17 million transactions recorded nationwide. There were a host of […]

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Hampden DA Plans a Multi-front Battle Against Opioids

Mapping Out a Strategy Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni says the ongoing opioid crisis is a function of supply and demand. In short, there is no shortage of either. […]

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Jet-travel-related Businesses Are Hitting New Heights

Expectations Are Soaring Westfield Barnes Airport is home to a number of businesses that provide a wide array of services, ranging from fixed-base operators, the equivalent of a commercial terminal […]

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Katherine E. McCarthy

The Law Struggles to Keep Pace with Advancing Technology

Two Steps Behind By KATHERINE E. McCARTHY While not a new development, it is clear that the law can rarely keep up with rapidly changing technology. Increased surveillance technology, a […]

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Talia K. Landry

Thoughtful Steps Can Spare Families These Emotional Battles

Avoiding Probate Litigation By TALIA K. LANDRY, Esq.   Many of our parents and grandparents are members of generations that value hard work and family above and beyond possessions. When […]

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Barbara Spear

Tenacity, Talent Help Women Navigate the Road of Auto Sales

A Subtle Edge When Carol Buker started selling Fords 42 years ago, it wasn’t unusual for her to encounter blatant sexism. Some male customers refused to talk to her, while […]

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Andrew Anderlonis

Rediker Software Helps Schools Run More Efficiently

Class Act As a chemistry teacher in the late ’70s, Rich Rediker was simply seeking a way to generate tardy notices more efficiently, using a computer which, by today’s standards, […]

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Steven Omartian

Tastes Change Quickly in the World of Flooring

Fancy Footwork Flooring products aren’t cheap, for the most part, which is why Best Tile recently opened an outlet store that caters to customers on a budget. “We have a […]

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CyberSecurity

Demand Soars for Cybersecurity Experts Across Many Industry Sectors

A Critical Skills Gap American employers have realized the vital importance of cybersecurity — but that realization has created a near-term shortage of workers that may require long-term solutions. Cybersecurity […]

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Elms College Programs Keep Pace with Community Needs

In Perfect Alignment When Sr. Mary Reap took the helm at Elms College in 2009, she arrived with a reputation for identifying needs and building the partnerships necessary to meet […]

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Developers Ramp Up Plans at Historic Court Square Building

A Changing Vision Long touted as the potential site of a boutique hotel, the historic building at 13-31 Elm St., bordering Springfield’s Court Square, is now the focus of a […]

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Robert LePage

HCC, STCC Begin Training Programs for Casino Careers

A Winning Hand Robert LePage has lost track of how many times someone has told him, ‘I want to become a dealer.’ The pronouncements began long before MGM and Springfield […]

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Opinion

Bringing Good Things to Light

Editorial The high-stakes battle to land General Electric’s corporate offices is over. But the debates concerning this move certainly are not. Well, some of them are. There is no debating […]

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Paul Doherty: An Appreciation

Editorial Where does one begin when talking about the accomplishments and legacy of Paul Doherty, who passed away recently after a lengthy battle with lung cancer? Is it with his […]

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