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Big E’s 100th Is Cause for Celebration, Reflection

Marking a Milestone The Eastern States Exposition turns 100 this year. For organizers of the 17-day fair every fall and a host of other events during the year, planning such […]

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Features

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Ludlow Mills Projects Create Added Momentum

Community Spotlight Brian Mannix stood at the foot of Ludlow’s new riverwalk behind Ludlow Mills and talked about a future he could clearly picture. “Think of what it would be […]

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Ten Years of Excellence

Scenes from the Class of 2016 June Event The Log Cabin in Holyoke was once again bursting with energy and excitement as more than 700 people packed the house to […]

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Special Features

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New PeoplesBank President Looks to Set the Bar Even Higher

The Feeling’s Mutual Tom Senecal takes the helm at PeoplesBank at an intriguing time for the institution — and the industry. Competition is keen, and efforts to achieve growth are […]

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Tessier Associates Diversifies Its Portfolio

Blueprinting a Growth Pattern Tessier Associates has been in business since Warren Harding was in the White House and Prohibition was the law of the land. No architecture firm can […]

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Commercial Construction Work Steady, but Highly Competitive

Varied Landscape The building industry has travelled a tough road in its efforts to recover from the Great Recession, with mostly modest improvements in business volume amid ever-mounting competition for […]

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Nina Slovik

Mental-health Experts Grapple with Rise in Suicide Rates

Out of the Darkness For a decision of such finality, the choice to end one’s life has come easier over the past 15 years, according to both national and statewide […]

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That’s What Drives Continued Growth at Greenfield Savings Bank

Focus on the Fundamentals Blocking and tackling. Those are the fundamentals of winning football at any level, or so most coaches would say. But John Howland uses that phrase often […]

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CHARLIE EPSTEIN

The New Fiduciary Standard of Care

Proposed Rule Changes the Playing Field in Many Ways By Charlie Epstein After a five-month comment period, four days of public hearings, more than 3,000 comment letters, some 300,000 petitions, […]

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Steve Schwartz

Financing an ESOP

The Relationship Between Lender and Company Is a Key Factor By Steve J. Schwartz, Esq. and David K. Webber, Esq. In the May 13, 2013 issue of BusinessWest; we penned […]

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Dr. Christopher Keroack

Dr. Christopher Keroack Writes the Book on Functional Medicine

Thinking Outside the Pillbox Dr. Christopher Keroack, like so many who grew up in the Northeast, recalls a childhood visit to Riverside Park in Agawam, now known as Six Flags […]

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Steven Marcus

New England Geriatrics Helps Elders with Mental Illness

Merciful Mission Steven Marcus folds his hands and leans forward as he talks about his mission in life. It is profound, and centered on an issue few would attempt to […]

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Richard Fairbanks

Union Station Project Chugs Toward Its Destination

Finishing Work As he talked about the massive, $88.5 million Union Station redevelopment project, Richard Fairbanks made early and frequent references to its many stages, the critical sequencing of its […]

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Our Annual Guide to Warm-weather Fun in Western Mass.

What Summertime Blues? In the mood for some live music or theater? Or are art shows and antiques more your style? How about clambering through the trees or soaring on […]

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Due Diligence Required to Conduct Successful Job Interviews

Careful Culling Interviewing job candidates is an art and a science that many small and mid-size employers don’t have the time to perfect. But knowing what to ask job candidates […]

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Opinion

State Grants Are Money Well-spent

Editorial It’s one of those headlines that would probably get lost amid others on the business pages of the newspaper, or even this publication — about mergers, acquisitions, new CEOs, […]

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Progress, One Building at a Time

Editorial You won’t find it at or anywhere near the top of those oft-cited lists of all the economic-development activity happening in Springfield, a compilation dominated by MGM’s casino, CRRC […]

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