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Cartamundi’s East Longmeadow Plant Is Open for Business

Game On Since Cartamundi acquired the Hasbro plant in East Longmeadow in 2015, the two companies have been closely linked — in news accounts and everywhere else. And that’s understandable, […]

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Features

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Developers Find New Uses for Holyoke Properties

Community Spotlight Marco Luzuriaga and his brother Denis are betting on the future. To be precise, that’s the future of Holyoke, a city where years of disinvestment led to vacant […]

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BusinessWest, HCN to Launch Healthcare Heroes Program

Honoring Excellence, Innovation Healthcare Heroes. Over the past decade or so, those two words have become a national brand — a brand that symbolizes many things, including excellence, dedication, compassion, […]

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Special Features

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Moriarty & Primack Reflects on a Quarter-century of Growth

Taking Account The field of accounting is broad, diverse, and constantly changing, so the leaders of Moriarty & Primack are rightfully proud that their firm has weathered those changes with […]

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Colleges Work to Help Parents, Students Maximize Financial Aid

Dollars and Sense Attaining a college degree is a stern challenge. These days, paying for one is probably an even bigger challenge, for both students and their families. Area colleges […]

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Tree House Brewing Co. Expands Its Horizons

Pour Planning It’s one of the region’s most unlikely success stories — a brewery that doesn’t distribute its beers beyond the building where they’re crafted, yet has managed to amass […]

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Alden Credit Union Expands with New Financial-services Center

Seizing an Opportunity Adam Corcoran calls it the “Alden mystique.” And by about the third casual reference to it, he was hard-pressed by BusinessWest to elaborate and elucidate as to […]

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GSB Adds New Branches in Amherst and Northampton

Expanding the Profile Denise Coyne says one of the most important tenets of customer service is listening to the customers. And an even more critical one, she went on, is […]

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Cheryl M Fitzgerald

Tax-related Incidents Are the Most Common Form of Fraud

Avoiding Identity Theft By Cheryl M Fitzgerald, CPA, MST   Identity theft has become an increasing concern for all. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that as many as 9 […]

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Janet Williams

Elms, WNEU College of Pharmacy Forge Admissions Agreement

Close to Home   Students at Elms College tend to have local roots and want to remain in Western Mass. after graduation, Janet Williams said. Meanwhile, pharmacists are in demand […]

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Christine Adams

Through Vision, Daring, an Entrepreneurial Venture Took Root

Business Is Blooming   Christine Adams tells of a trip she and her husband, Chip, took to the White Mountains in New Hampshire many years ago, and a sign that […]

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Commercial Real Estate

For Sale, for Lease A listing of available commercial properties

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Main Street Hospitality Group Wants to Be Part of the Community Heartbeat

Everyone’s Living Room Sarah Eustis says the core mission of the Main Street Hospitality Group is to “create places that will enable people to connect in meaningful ways — not […]

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Springfield Central Cultural District Connects Downtown Through Art

Broad Strokes As director of the Springfield Central Cultural District, Morgan Drewniany doesn’t see the arts in a vacuum. Rather, they’re one of the connecting threads joining the realms of […]

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Mitchell Machine Builds on Nearly a Century of Providing Solutions

Making a Name for Itself Since it was launched by John Mitchell in 1920, Mitchell Machine has grown and diversified — shifting from producing parts and tools for the Springfield […]

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Opinion

Owning the Problem of Addiction

Editorial More than 600 people gathered at the MassMutual Center in Springfield earlier this month for a first-of-a-kind event in many ways. This was the Caritas Ball, staged by the […]

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Bruce Landon: A Cause for Celebration

Editorial The Springfield Thunderbirds didn’t win that contest against Lehigh Valley on March 3. But only real diehard fans could have been disappointed with the way the evening turned out. […]

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