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LPV Refines Its Mission to Identify, Develop, and Connect Leaders

Confidence Builders Created in response to the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation and the leadership void this will create, Leadership Pioneer Valley continues to refine and build upon […]

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Features

Peter Bryanton

Enfield Attracts New Warehousing, Distribution

Community Spotlight Last spring, Enfield officials were notified that the Hallmark Cards distribution center was consolidating its operations and planned to move to Kansas City, Mo. within a year. Not […]

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Friendly’s CEO Says the Company Has Achieved Needed Momentum

Moving Beyond the Heavy Lifting As he talked with BusinessWest  roughly four years ago, soon after assuming the title of president and CEO, John Maguire said his assignment, while complex […]

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Special Features

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STCC’s Youthful New President Embraces His Stern Challenge

A New Test John Cook, who only recently became ineligible for BusinessWest’s Forty Under 40 program, took the reins at Springfield Technical Community College last month. Beyond youth — he’s […]

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ECG Engineers Answers to Workplace Injury Issues

Exercise in Problem Solving A quarter-century ago, Joe Kessler and Patrick Carley were working together to create cutting-edge solutions to problems with workplace injuries at East Longmeadow-based Hasbro (now Cartamundi). […]

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Millennials Are Committed to Building Retirement Savings

Taking a Long View Older generations hold quite a few negative stereotypes about the youngest cohort in the workforce. If surveys and statistics are to be believed, however, Millennials may […]

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Daniel Warwick

Charter-school Debate Heats Up as Election Nears

Unequal Rights? Todd Gazda stopped along the Riverwalk in Ludlow to admire the view a week ago and began talking with a senior citizen who was relaxing at the site. […]

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Open, Collaborative Office Spaces Are on the Rise

Tearing Down the Walls As Joe Hickson welcomed BusinessWest to Aegis Energy Services in Holyoke, he didn’t want to be the only one talking. So he called eight other team […]

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Survey: Children Expect Parents to Cover College Costs

Hard Lesson T. Rowe Price’s 2016 Parents, Kids & Money Survey, which sampled 1,086 parents nationally and their 8- to 14-year old children, found that many kids (62%) expect their […]

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Commercial Real Estate

A listing of available commercial properties for sale and for lease A chart of Industrial Parks in Western Mass.

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Women’s Chamber Helps Members Achieve Critical Balance

Bonding Agent The Women’s Professional Chamber of Commerce is like most of the organizations with those three words in their title. But it is different in one important respect — […]

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Region’s Competitive Commercial-loan Market Poses Plenty of Opportunity

Lending Optimism Banks and credit unions know all too well that the health of a commercial-loan portfolio is often dependent on the economic climate. Several years of improvement on that […]

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Telehealth: A New Way to Access Care After Hours

 Presented by Health New England By Dr. Laurie Gianturco Telehealth is the use of telecommunications and information technologies to deliver clinical care, preventative services, wellness services, patient education, and other […]

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STCC Project Is Historic on Many Levels

Centuries in the Making As Springfield Technical Community College commences a year-long 50th-anniversary celebration, a landmark historic restoration project is taking shape — with the accent on ‘landmark.’ So-called Building […]

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Elizabeth Barajas-Román

Equal-pay Measure Seen as Means to a More Level Playing Field

Another Step in the Right Direction On Aug. 1, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law something called “An Act to Establish Pay Equity.” And from the minute the ink […]

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Opinion

A Matter of Generations

Editorial “Do you get these Millennials?” This question, and others like it, are becoming almost cliché in today’s workplaces. You hear them in the elevator, at the chamber After 5s, […]

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Recognizing the Impact of Opioid Abuse

By Jim Goodwin Used properly, the prescription pain pills known as opioids can be highly effective. They are also highly addictive. Recently, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., sent a […]

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