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This has been a truly trying time for Springfield.

Under former mayor Michael J. Albano, the city became a poster child for poor municipal management, economic malaise, and wide-spread corruption. It’s image has taken some serious hits as well from the recent headlines concerning murders, scandals, the homeless, and a control board, and some locally have started to wonder whether it’s a matter of ’if,’ and not ’when,’ things will get better for this proud community.

Here’s where we borrow Dave Glidden’s term to describe Springfield’s current state of affairs: temporary.

Glidden, regional president for Banknorth, believes Springfield has started to turn the corner, and we agree. There are certainly some painful times ahead as the city grapples to close its huge budget deficit and address its large block of poverty, but we can sense that there are better days ahead, and not merely from a public relations perspective.

Our optimism is grounded in leadership, specifically in the person of Mayor Charles Ryan. He is the type of leader Springfield needs at the moment — one who will confront the problems and not ignore them or leave them for someone else as the former mayor did. He won’t sugarcoat matters, and he won’t give up until the problem is solved. Our optimism is also fueled by a commitment on the part of many in the business community, led by the local chamber of commerce, to work with the administration to help Springfield conquer the myriad challenges it is facing.

Just what are those challenges?

At the top of the list is the budget crisis. The Albano administration spent more than it took in for years, and when state aid — the lifeblood of communities throughout the Commonwealth — was cut by the governor and Legislature due to budgetary shortfalls, the city paid a heavy price in terms of layoffs, canceled programs, and, ultimately, the loss of fiscal autonomy to a control board.

That panel will now run things in the city until June, 2007. The mayor can still sign contracts, but neither he nor the City Council has much influence over how and where money can be spent.

This is not necessarily a bad thing. While it is never good to lose local control of your budget — that’s what we elect people to do, don’t forget — we see a real opportunity in the years ahead to change the way this city functions and make it more efficient and responsive. At the very least, a large dose of politics will be removed from the budget-management equation, and this can only lead to more effective spending.

As the city tackles its budget woes, it must also address the social and demographic challenges — as well as the lack of economic development — that have contributed to the fiscal crisis.

Springfield has become a ward of the state because a large percentage of its residents live at or below the poverty line and are thus dependent on some (usually many) forms of government assistance. Breaking the cycle of poverty is a job that is truly national in scope, and it starts with a focus on young people and the education they receive, starting with pre-school.

Locally, there is a genuine desire to confront these issues, not walk away from them, through programs like the Davis Foundation’s Cherish Every Child and the Step-up Springfield initiative, which works to involve the entire community in the task of preparing children for the workplace of tomorrow.

As for economic development, the city needs tax revenue, and this means private, not public, development, which, with a few rare exceptions, is all Springfield has mustered in recent years.

The Economic Development Council of Western Mass. has adopted a truly regional focus to its task, with the thinking that development anywhere in the Pioneer Valley helps communities across the region. This mindset should continue, but we feel it is incumbent on development leaders to stretch their imaginations and their resources to bring new jobs and new tax dollars to Springfield.

This includes both new business development, which is happening in many neighborhoods in the city, and the attraction of employers from outside the region, which isn’t happening for reasons that remain the subject of much debate. Image may be part of the problem, which brings us full-circle.

Indeed, for Springfield to become healthy again — something that everyone agrees is critical for this region to thrive — it must fix its finances, improve its image, and attract new jobs. The assignments are all intertwined, and the relative success enjoyed with each one will go a long way toward determining how temporary temporary is.

Perhaps the most intriguing marketing story of the year comes in the form of a dancing, old (at least he looks old), bald man with oversized glasses wearing a black tuxedo. He’s Mr. Six, and while his true identity may be a mystery, his ability to capture the imagination certainly isn’t.

Debbie Nauser says it’s way too early to even think about quantifying the bottom-line impact of Six Flags’ new branding icon, a mysterious dancing sensation known only as Mr. Six. The character was introduced only a few months ago, she explained, and his influence on attendance and revenues cannot yet be gauged at parks that opened seven days a week on Memorial Day.

But if success can be measured in press clippings, appearances on network talk shows, sales of bobblehead dolls, look-alike contests, and home videos featuring 9-year-olds emulating their new hero, then Mr. Six, a character created by the ad agency Doner/Detroit, is an unqualified hit, said Nauser, vice president of public relations for Oklahoma-based Six Flags.

And she has another early measuring stick — the amount of her time spent answering reporters’ questions about who this guy is, what his message is, and what it all means for the corporation. "It seems as if that’s all I’ve been doing,"she said, adding quickly that she is certainly not complaining. "He is generating press that we could not have imagined, and that’s great for Six Flags."The success of the character and the promotional materials that involve him has been attributed to a number of factors, including Mr. Six’s ability to stir the imagination with his dancing routines, done to the strains of the Vengaboys’ "We Like to Party."But there’s also his clear message about the need for overworked people to get out and have some fun, and especially that all-important element of mystery.

Indeed, while no one seems to care who plays Ronald McDonald or who wears the Mickey Mouse costume, there is widespread conjecture about who is behind the man in the tux. The Internet has been alive with theories about who is behind the mask — guesses range from Martin Short to Paris Hilton — but the corporation has been reluctant, and apparently wise, to dance around those inquiries, no pun intended.

"He is Mr. Six,"said Nauser, using phrases that appear carefully scripted. "He’s the spirit of Six Flags; he’s our official ambassador of fun who shows the general public and, hopefully, our guests the fun and excitement they can enjoy at a Six Flags theme park. And he beckons them to join in a day of fun."Yeah, but who is he? And are we talking about a he?

"He is … Mr. Six. He’s the spirit of Six Flags; he’s our official ambassador of fun who shows the general public…"That’s all anyone, including David Letterman and the team at Good Morning America, is going to get. And that’s enough, said Nauser, who spoke with BusinessWest this month about the character, how he came to be, and what he means to the corporation and individual parks like Six Flags New England.

The Ride Stuff

Nauser said Doner/Detroit, a new agency for Six Flags, was given no specific charge when it was hired to be the corporation’s full-service advertising agency. The broad assignment, however, was to create a new message that would help propel the chain, which operates 30 theme parks and water parks across the country, out of the protracted slump that has engulfed the entire amusement industry since 9/11.

Instead of just a message, the corporation has an icon, something it never had before.

"This is a break from what we’ve done previously, because we have created a brand icon,"Nauser explained. "It’s also a departure from what our competition has done, be it other theme parks or other entertainment venues that we compete with for the time and interest of our guests."The new character complements other marketing vehicles used by the chain, including Looney Toons characters — several of which greet visitors to the individual parks — and DC Comics characters whose names and /images grace many of the rides at Six Flags parks, including Superman Ride of Steel and Batman the Dark Knight.

The Mr. Six character — now used in print and television ads, as well as billboards and in-store displays — was one of several concepts created by Doner/Detroit, the largest independently owned ad agency in North America, with more than $1.5 billion in combined billings. The firm does work for companies in 30 countries, and its client list also includes Mazda, Minute Maid, Blockbuster, Dupont, and the May department stores.

Mr. Six was test-driven in several cities before a number of different audiences, Nauser explained, and it scored well across the board. "He appealed to children, he appealed to adults, he appealed to teens … everyone liked him."Despite those encouraging test scores, Mr. Six has easily surpassed even the most optimistic of projections, she said. "We expected it to be popular, but we had no how popular."For starters, television commercials he’s appeared in have soared near the top of Advertising Age’s most recent rankings of most-recognized ads (it was third in a mid-July poll, ranked just behind a KFC spot). Meanwhile, the press has attacked the story, yielding more of the so-called ’free’ press than Six Flags executives could have imagined.

Feature pieces on the character have appeared in USA Today, The Washington Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, and scores of other papers. Meanwhile, Mr. Six made an appearance on Good Morning America early in July and taped an appearance with Letterman (air date unknown) later in the month.

"The response he has gotten has simply blown us away,"said Nauser. "We’ve had calls and letters to corporate and all of our parks; we’ve been in papers across the country; when we went to do Good Morning America, there was paparazzi that came to take his picture outside the studio. It’s been incredible."Locally, Mr. Six has generated a good deal of attention, said Mary Ann Burns, marketing director for Six Flags New England in Agawam. She told BusinessWest that the park has received a number of calls and letters about the character and the ads in which he appears. At the same time, sales of merchandise bearing the character’s image — everything from T-shirts and watches to mugs and mousepads — have been strong sellers.

"He’s definitely created a buzz,"said Burns who, like Nauser, did not want to speculate on what the character has meant to attendance and revenue. "He’s given Six Flags a face."Mr. Six’s vintage bus started making personal appearances at Six Flags parks last month, and it made a week-long visit to Agawam at the end of July. Burns said the park marked the visit with dance contests and a look-alike contest that drew a number of contestants.

When asked why Mr. Six fascinates the public as he does, Nauser said the mystery surrounding his identity is part of it, as is the contrast between his appearance and his dancing ability.

But perhaps the biggest reason is his message — that people need to stop working so hard and instead find the time to enjoy themselves.

"His energy and his appetite for fun is contagious,"she said. "He makes people smile, and he gets their feet moving."But are those feet then propelling people to the chain’s theme parks? Nauser said she has no hard numbers yet, but she is confident that the campaign will translate into stronger attendance figures.

"I think Mr. Six has been very effective in showing people, young and old, that they need to put some fun in their lives,"she explained. "That’s his message — fun — and I think people are getting that message."Positive Steps

The Mr. Six campaign has done more than give Six Flags a new corporate image. It has put "We Like to Party"into the American consciousness.

Indeed, the song has been among the most-requested tunes at radio stations in several markets. Locally, Rock 102 plays it as DJs Bax and O’Brien deliver the sports in the morning. At ballparks in Atlanta and New York, the song is played after a member of the host team hits a round-tripper.

And while it remains to be seen whether Mr. Six will give Six Flags a home run at the gate, it appears that he has already become a pop-culture icon — one that can dance.

Ronald McDonald couldn’t dance.

George O’Brien can be reached at[email protected]

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Massachusetts does not use public elections to decide who holds judgeships. Some say it should — even though attorneys close to the system say that there’s no way the average citizen could understand all the complexities that go into sentencing decisions.

Earlier this summer, the proprietor of a Holyoke Dairy Mart was shot to death at his store. The assailant was the same man who had robbed the store only a week before.

"Let’s look at this individual more closely,"Holyoke Police Chief Anthony Scott told BusinessWest. "A year prior, he was arrested for armed robbery, and on a recommendation from the district attorney and the defense attorney, he was given three years probation for armed robbery and one year in a house of corrections for possession of stolen property — and a judge went along with that."And last September, Scott said, a man was arrested by Springfield police three times in one week, two of those for possession of firearms, and was released on his personal recognizance each time.

"Who gets the blame for that?"he asked. "The police — but they didn’t release him. The judge’s excuse is that ’I was just going along with recommendations,’ but whose court is it? It’s not the district attorney’s court or the defense attorney’s court — it’s the judge’s court."Alarmed by what he feels is a rash of leniency in the courts, Scott has been crusading to establish a certification system by which voters would affirm or deny a judge’s further service after a set term in office.

In doing so, he has shed a spotlight on the way that judges are now installed in Massachusetts — a system that does not involve elections or other public input, yet one that has seen a number of changes over the past several years.

Streamlining the Process

The significant difference between the current system of selecting judges and the one used prior to Gov. Mitt Romney’s administration is a more centralized, less regional approach, said Nancy Frankel Pelletier, a civil trial lawyer with Robinson Donovan in Springfield.

Under previous administrations, Pelletier served on a group of attorneys representing Western Mass.; other committees were appointed for other regions of the state.

"We were responsible for supplying names to the governor for the district court and any clerks or clerk magistrate positions, and the initial interviews were done by the regional committees,"she told BusinessWest. "There was a group based in Boston with attorneys from all over the state that would do the same thing on the superior court and appellate-level court; there was no regional committee for that."Each county bar also had a representative to review applicants, while other bar associations, such as the Women’s Bar Association, were allowed to weigh in during the process as well. Eventually, a slate was submitted to the governor’s chief legal counsel for final approval.

"Although it was an honor to serve on the committee, it took an inordinate amount of time,"Pelletier said. "We reviewed every application that came in ‚ literally hundreds of them — and we’d narrow it down multiple times until we got a slate together. And that’s after doing at least one round of live interviews at the regional level."When Romney took office, he wanted to streamline and centralize the process, so he dismantled the regional committees and established one statewide, 21-member Judicial Nominating Commission to perform the same task. Jeffrey McCormick, an attorney with Robinson Donovan, now serves on that committee as a Western Mass. representative.

According to the current system, the committee begins with an initial ’blind’ review of applicants, then invites a number of them for interviews, followed by deliberations about their strengths and weaknesses and whether they would adequately meet current judicial system needs. A candidate must receive 13 votes from the panel to have his or her name sent to the governor’s office for final review.

"They’ve cut a layer in terms of active participation at the district court level,"Pelletier said. "There’s also no more participation from the bars in the manner that used to exist.""I thought former Gov. Cellucci had an interesting way of managing the process,"John Sikorski, another Robinson Donovan attorney, said of the previous, regionalized approach. "Romney said he wanted to take politics further out of the process and set up one panel. And Jeff is the only person from the Pioneer Valley on that committee."In the Public Eye

Scott sees a flaw in that system — the fact that the public has no say over a judge’s activities once he or she ascends to the bench.

"Judges should be certified by the people,"Scott said, stressing, however, that this concept is much different than demanding that judges be elected.

"When you say elected, that means a judge has to go out and campaign, raise money, put up signs, shake hands, all that,"he said.

Under his idea, judges would still initially be appointed by the governor to a set term — perhaps six years, he said.

At the end of that term, on Election Day, the judge’s name would automatically appear on a ballot in the county in which he or she serves. In addition, the judge’s sentencing record for major crimes, as well as his or her bail-setting record for those offenses, would be published in newspapers and distributed via public-access television using public funds.

"Then the people will make a decision when they go into the voting booth — should this judge be retained, yes or no?"Scott said. "If more than 50% of the voters say yes, they retain their job. If more than 50% say no, they’ll have to get another job.

"They would be running against themselves — their record and their service to the community,"he continued. "At the present time, judges are not accountable to anyone, which violates Article 5, Part 1 of the Massachusetts constitution, which states that elected officials and judges are accountable to the people — that means us. And right now, they’re not accountable to anyone."Pelletier disagrees, saying the present appointment system provides plenty of checks and balances, and subjecting judges to what amounts to a politicized process would not result in the best candidates serving on the bench.

"There’s a distinct difference between the understanding of a judge and that of a layperson or even a chief of police,"she told BusinessWest. "A judge may be forced, because of legal problems, to release people. We see it all the time, and it’s not the judge’s fault. It’s easy to attack that judge if there are problems that result in an appearance to the outside world of being ’soft’ on crime, but it’s much more complex than that."Pelletier said that, during the Cellucci administration, four vacancies arose on the Supreme Judicial Court. Because it was impossible to seat four judges quickly within the confines of the system, the governor created, by executive order, a committee to facilitate the process, one that Pelletier was called to serve on.

"We interviewed every individual who applied, and the level of legal sophistication was extraordinary,"she said. "Many of these people were brilliant attorneys or jurists, or appellate judges seeking to go to the top level, but they were not political beings. We would not have been fortunate enough to have the four judges that were appointed had the process not been apolitical."Doing Their Duty?

Such talk doesn’t appease Scott, who had legislation filed last year to get the state to conform to his interpretation of its Constitution. But he said the bill was reworded in a Senate committee to the point that nothing would change; he’s now working with local lawmakers to file an amendment.

"People rely on judges to protect them, along with police and the district attorney. Judges have failed in their responsibilities,"he said, returning to the convenience-store murderer. "The perpetrator should have been sentenced to a minimum of three years in prison (for the original robbery), and the guy wouldn’t have lost his life.

"I’ve got many stories like that, and it all boils down to accountability. Some of the judges’ defenders say I’m using anecdotal examples, but it isn’t anecdotal to those people who are the victims, is it? The bottom line is that judges are not accountable."Pelletier said that opinion would not be widely held in the legal community, and that it’s easier for an outsider to attack a judge without knowing the complexities of the system. Even though Scott is not calling for a system that requires judges to campaign, she still worries about anything that would politicize the process.

"I certainly would not favor it,"she said. "Doing that would not allow a person without a political personality — but who has a great legal mind — to get on the bench."For some, however, what constitutes a great legal mind — and what process should be used to determine that — remains an open case.

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Several buildings are under construction and more are planned for an industrial park in East Longmeadow, which is filling quickly thanks to a combination of factors ranging from a more favorable economy to low property taxes in the rapidly growing community. The pace of progress has a downside, however, as it demonstrates just how little buildable land is available in Western Mass.

Veritech Corp. owner Steve Graziano says he started thinking years ago about taking the facilities that were spaced over three floors in an office on Prospect Street in East Longmeadow and moving them into a more efficient, more professional-looking one-story structure.

He told BusinessWest he would often get such thoughts while driving past the new buildings going up in the East Longmeadow Industrial Park on his way to and from the post office.

"We’ve been looking at that industrial park for a while … but it seemed that we always got distracted by the business at hand or the recession at hand, one or the other,"said Graziano, founder of the interactive multimedia and video solutions company. "But this year, we got serious about it."Thus, he’s part of an ongoing building boom in this community, and his new, expandable, 16,000-square-foot facility, to be built at the corner of Benton Drive and Denslow Road, will be part of a growing commercial and industrial base that is providing much-needed balance to a surge in residential building here.

And he’s helping to give Westmass Area Development Corp., the Chicopee-based, non-profit industrial park developer that is affiliated with the Economic Development Council of Western Mass. (EDC), a quick return on its investment on the purchase of more than 100 acres of former tobacco fields on the southwest corner of the town.

Two projects are already underway — construction of a 12,000-square-foot building for a company specializing in design and installation of trade show displays, and a 30,000-square-foot facility that will be subdivided for industrial tenants. And more building is planned, including Graziano’s facility (groundbreaking is set for this fall); a new, 41,000-square-foot home for Maybury Material Handling that will be located just down the street from its current location; and a 100,000-square-foot plant that will be built by the German-owned papermaker Suddekor LLC in the nearby Deer Park Business Center.

EDC President Allan Blair said the spate of new building is the product of several converging factors, including an improving economy, interest rates that remain favorable (although they’re rising), and the town’s very attractive commercial tax rate — $20.73, which is much lower than surrounding communities such as Springfield ($34.54), Chicopee ($33.16), and Westfield ($29.58). Also, there’s East Longmeadow’s location, with easy access to I-91 to the south. "This is a great place to do business if you don’t need to be in an urban setting."But the primary reason people are building in East Longmeadow, said Blair, is because that’s where much of the permitted commercial property happens to be at the moment.

And that’s the only downside to an otherwise positive story, he said, noting that the East Longmeadow property is on pace to be absorbed much faster than originally projected, which means that while developing this parcel, Westmass is also scouring the area looking for new business park sites.

"We’re filling this park quickly — that’s the good news, and I guess it’s the bad news as well,"said Blair, adding that as the inventory of buildable land dwindles, Westmass will have to become more imaginative and look toward revitalization of brownfield sites as well as raw, undeveloped land.

"That’s the next big challenge — where do we go next?"he said. "Where do you go where you already have road access, utilities, the right infrastructure, and a community that’s receptive? It gets harder to find locations, but we have to if we want to bring more jobs here."Right Place, Right Time

As he stood at the entrance to what will soon be a road into the 60-acre Deer Park site, Blair, the long-time president of Westmass, said there are inherent risks with the acquisition and assembly of any industrial site.

One need look no further than Westmass’ purchase of farmland in Westfield for the Summit Lock Industrial Park in 1988 (see related story, page 18) to see what can go wrong. The purchase came just as the region was going into a deep recession, and the economic tailspin, which brought new building to a virtual standstill, precipitated the corporation’s fall into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Additional evidence can be found with the creation of the Chicopee River Business Park, a facility that straddles the Chicopee- Springfield line. More than two decades in the making, the park came on line in 2001, just as the technology sector was crashing to earth. Only one parcel has been sold in the park, which has yet to capture the attention or imagination of the high-tech businesses it was created to host.

There were and still are risks with the East Longmeadow acquisition as well, said Blair, adding quickly that the agency felt very good about that transaction, negotiated with the Wetstone family, which had been farming the property for more than a century. Westmass eventually acquired about 40 acres off Denslow Road that abut an industrial park that has developed over the past 30 years, as well as another 70 acres adjacent to the Deer Park Business Center, a small cluster of office buildings developed by the Wetstones.

"We were confident that this was going to be a sound investment for us,"said Blair. "All the right conditions were in place — an improving economy, companies looking for places in which to expand, the zoning, the tax rate … it was all there."
Blair’s confidence in the East Longmeadow property has proven well-founded. Within months of the acquisition in late 2002, there was building underway and the promise of several other deals.

The RTH Group, a British-based trade show display-design company, has moved into its facility, which represents an effort to expand and consolidate operations that had been run out of leased offices in East Longmeadow and warehouse facilities in Connecticut.

Expansion and consolidation are also what Graziano and Maybury President John Maybury have in mind.

Graziano said his company, which specializes in the production of educational CDs, was looking to build a new facility that was more efficient, but that would also reflect the changing nature of the company’s client list.

"Our patient-education business, which involves work with many of the nation’s largest health care providers, is growing rapidly,"he explained. "We will be hosting some of the top Fortune 500 health care provider companies, and we want to be more conducive to their expectations from an image point of view.

"That’s why we’re making this move now,"he continued. "Our business has taken a big step on a national strategic alliance basis, and as their executives come to visit us and talk about relationships and expansion of alliances, we want them to feel that we’re in their league."Meanwhile, Maybury Material Hand-ling, which distributes fork trucks, shelving, catwalks, and other products for moving and storing materials, will break ground later this month on a 41,000-square-foot facility that will house all its operations. The company has been cramped in its present, 28,000-square-foot facility, said Maybury, and it has seen enough encouraging news from the nation’s still-struggling manufacturing sector to act on expansion plans.

"We need to expand again … we’re limited in terms of growth by our current building,"he said, noting that while the existing facility is expandable, the company opted to build a new plant and lease out the present site.

Maybury will build on a 15-acre site, adjacent to its current location, that includes a small pond. "We really like this parcel,"said Maybury, "as opposed to an open field."That open field is the 70 acres Westmass acquired from Wetstone behind the Deer Park Business Center, and it will soon become the home of Suddekor’s new $15 million paper-treating facility.

The company, which located its first area plant at the Westmass park built on the site of the former Bowles Airport in Agawam, plans to break ground later this month. The plant, expandable to 300,000 square feet, will be built on a 22-acre parcel.

There have been other inquiries about the Deer Park parcel, said Blair, who expects that real estate and the 10 acres remaining off Benton Drive and Denslow Road to be absorbed over the next three to five years, well ahead of the original timetable of seven years or more.

That’s good for East Longmeadow, he said, which needs to balance its residential growth with new industrial and commercial development, and, in many ways, good for the EDC and Westmass. But the pace of building also underscores the need to bring more property on line.

Westmass will stick to its guns on the Chicopee River Business Park, Blair said, and continue to pursue high-tech companies for that site rather than merely filling space with local companies looking to expand.

"We’ve been stubborn in our dedication to the original design principles there — that this park, because of its location, should be reserved for the highest-value companies that we can attract to the market,"he said. "So we have turned away opportunities that would otherwise be appropriate in a light-industrial setting.

"That’s frustrating for Chicopee,"he continued, "but in the end, I think our patience will be rewarded."
Fielding Inquiries

Maybury told BusinessWest that back in 1981, when his family built the company’s current home, it was one of the few businesses on Denslow Road.

"Benton Drive didn’t even exist then,"he said, referring to the street running perpendicular to Denslow that has seen widespread development. "There’s been a lot of change here that has been very good for the community."And more changes to the landscape are in the works, development that promises more jobs, more tax revenue, and new opportunities for the companies engaged in expansion. The rapid absorption of the real estate might be a problem, said Blair, but for now, it’s a good problem to have.

George O’Brien can be reached at[email protected]


The following building permits were issued during the months of June and July 2004.


Agawam Silver
630 Silver St.
$110,000 — Convert warehouse to clean-component assembly

40 Springfield St.
$40,000 — Renovate interior

Microtest Lab
630 Silver St.
$110,000 — Renovate interior

Palatium Realty
1359 Springfield St.
$400,000 — Bank with drive-thru

Palatium Realty
1349 Springfield St.
$100,000 — Construct building

Raymond Lucia
777 Silver St.
$100,000 — Build showroom


Amherst College Trustees
Jenkins Dormitory
$150,000 — Demolish south section and rebuild south wall

Amherst College Trustees
Chapin Hall
$288,494 — Renovate Room 101 creating two classrooms, renovate Room 210

Amherst College Trustees
Chiller Plant
$500,000 — Construct addition to existing plant. Phase 3 expansion

Amherst College Trustees
James Dormitory
$7,850,500 — Construct new dormitory

Amherst College Trustees
Stearns Dormitory
$7,850,500 — Construct new dormitory

Amherst College Trustees
New Geology
$18,000,000 — Construct New Geology, academic building and museum

Cooley Dickinson Hospital
170 University Dr.
$112,000 — Renovate existing rooms

Filion Leasing Inc.
150 College St.
$22,330 — Replace roof

Jeffrey Eisman
650 Main St.
$90,000 — Construct addition to dental office

Trustees Hampshire College
Enfield House 63 & 64
$175,780 — Renovations

Trustees Hampshire College
Dakin House
$14,000 — Renovations


Chicopee Falls Lodge 1849
244 Fuller Road
$20,000 — Build enclosed pavilion with storage

Chicopee Savings Bank
229 Exchange St.
$30,000 — Construct three offices

City of Chicopee/Telecom Facility
816 James St.
$112,600 — Re-roof

Diocese of Springfield
30 College St.
$10,400 — Exterior repairs

Litwin Elementary/City of Chicopee
165 Litwin St.
$350,00 — Re-roof

Stefanik Elementary/City of Chicopee
720 Meadow St.
$300,000 — Re-roof

Streiber Elementary/City of Chicopee
40 Streiber Dr.
$239,000 — Re-roof

The Westmoreland Co.
140 Lonczak Dr.
$2,482,000 — Build Fedex facility


Peoples Bank
201 North Main St.
$603,000 — Erect building


Cruz Rosario
497-499 High St.
$9,000 — Install handicap bathrooms in tavern

O’Crossroads LLC
600 Kelly Way
$1,390,000 — Erect office building

Pyramid Co. of Holyoke
50 Holyoke St.
$42,000 — Alterations to security offices

Pyramid Co. of Holyoke
50 Holyoke St.
$20,000 — Remodel Nailque

West Holyoke Plaza LLC
250-274 Westfield Road
$33,500 — Construct office partitions

Westfield Bank
1642-1650 Northampton St.
$19,000 — Repairs to drive-up


Chamisa Corporation
29 Main St.
$82,000 — Interior renovation for restaurant

City of Northampton
178 Florence Road
$83,600 — New roof

City of Northampton
212 Main St.
$6,000 — Renovations

City of Northampton
274 Main St.
$473,847 — Install new heating system and upgrade sprinkler system

Continental Cablevision
790 Florence Road
$65,000 — Erect pre-fab building, remove dishes

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc.
30 Locust St.
$16,000 — Convert shower area to office

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc.
30 Locust St.
$70,115 — Relocate switchboard & volunteer space, create new offices

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc.
30 Locust St.
$20,000 — Install 3 temporary above-ground seated trailers

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc.
30 Locust St.
$607,243 — Renovate lab, first-floor buildings C&D

Cooley Dickinson Hospital Inc.
30 Locust St.
$1,191,883 — Install two generators

Easthampton Savings Bank
297 King St.
$14,000 — New roof

First Congregational Church
129 Main St.
$37,350 — Renovations

Florence Savings Bank
81 Main St.
$21,000 — Canopy revisions

The Fugo Group
32 Industrial Dr.
$83,007 — Interior and exterior renovations

Hampshire Regional YMCA
286 Prospect St.
$75,000 — Renovate first and second floors

Hess Realty Corporation
215 King St.
$21,700 — Renovate interior for Blimpie Sub Shop

James and Maureen Cahillane
375 South St.
$260,320 — Renovate showroom and office areas

Laurel Ridge Realty Associates
312 Hatfield St.
$22,000 — New roof, buildings 2 & 3

Norma Lee Realty Trust
90 King St.
$30,500 — Sheetrock and replace ceiling tiles

Northampton Co-operative Bank
67 King St.
$12,000 — Install footing drain

Northampton Co-operative Bank
67 King St.
$35,000 — Install replacement windows

Northampton Housing Authority
96 Bridge St.
$18,800 — New roof

Northampton Terminal Associate
Old South St.
$10,865 — Interior partitions

Pramukh Corp.
117 Conz St.
$57,560 — Construct indoor pool and spa

Service Properties Inc.
82 Conz St.
$54,889 — Expand showroom

Smith College
College Lane
$25,000 — Demolish walls, new interior windows

Smith College
33 Prospect St.
$765,741 — HVAC replacement and upgrade

Star Northampton Inc.
36 King St.
$12,000 — Repair front stairs

State Street Twenty-Five Inc.
31 State St.
$53,500 — Replace existing roof, renovate

State Street Twenty—Five Inc.
31 State St.
$50,000 — Complete repairs and alterations

Stephen Cahilland and W. Wood
267 Locust St.
$154,101 — New walls for medical offices

Trident Realty Corp.
76 Main St.
$105,000 — Interior renovations for
ice cream parlor

Valley CDC
3 North Main St.
$1,298,000 — Renovate structure


Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
$39,060 — Renovations

Clark & Demosthenais
490 Page Blvd.
$48,500 — Remodel for office and bathroom

Cobalt Realty Trust
155 Maple St.
$53,900 — Expand office, renovate

Final Markdown Inc.
88 Birnie Ave.
$90,725 — Renovate

Greater New Life Christian Center
1323 Worcester St.
$49,800 — Interior renovations

Keystone Seniors LLC
942 Grayson Dr.
$185,000 — Foundation for three-story residential building

Laundry Capital LLC
315 Boston Road
$135,000 — Renovate, new washers and dryers

Maria Ricardo
906 Carew St.
$17,000 — Repair sagging foundation

Mark Simonds
1219 Parker St.
$92,400 — Interior and exterior renovations

Mass Mutual
1500 Main St.
$20,000 — Alterations

Mass Mutual
1500 Main St.
$98,811 — Alterations

P & P Realty
235 Chestnut St.
$72,000 — Demolish and build out first and second floors

Pearson Liberty Dev. Co.
95 Liberty St.
$25,000 — Renovate office space

Picknelly Family LLC
1 Monarch Place
$55,470 — Renovate for new tenant

Praise & Glory Church of God in Christ Inc.
145 State St.
$63,800 — Renovations

Realty Income
65 Sumner Ave.
$69,500 — Interior and exterior renovations

Sprint Spectrum L.P.
1060 Wilbraham Road
$50,000 — Ad antenna

WP Realty
1377 Liberty St.
$32,000 — Install handicap bathroom, split space

Warren Smith
90 Memorial Dr.
$57,000 — Renovations


C’Jack Realty Assoc.
1053 Riverdale St.
$50,000 — Renovate facade of commercial property

Fountain Prospect Realty Corp.
492 Prospect St.
$943,597 — Addition

Kam Mistri
1329 Riverdale St.
$30,000 — Renovate interior of Subway

Louise Noel
87 Norman St.
$325,000 — Erect building for dance studio

McDonald’s Corp.
352 Riverdale St.
$325,000 — Construct restaurant

Pearson Group
138 Memorial Ave.
$22,000 — Renovate office space

West Springfield Council on Aging
128 Park St.
$12,000 — Addition


Bargain Outlet ’B’
101—103 East Main St.
$209,994 — New store interior renovations

Daniel B. Peters
131 Servistar Lane
$146,000 — Building renovations

Dollar Tree Space ’C’
101-103 East Main St.
$85,196 — New store interior renovations


The following Business Certificates and Trade Names were issued or renewed during the month of June and July 2004.


A & J Drywall
583 Springfield St.
Andre and Jean Turgeon

AAA Signs & Rentals Div. of
Advertising Products
33 Tom St.
Inge Henderson

Aardvark Tent Rentals
96 Strawberry Road
Mark Thomas

Advance Telemessage Service Inc.
850 Springfield St.
Morando DeFronzo

Agawam Landscaping
396 Main St.
Walter Meisser III

American Classics Restaurant
740 Springfield St.
Carlos Silva

Annalees’s Sweet Creations
339 North Westfield St.
Laurie Fountain

Bambi Nursery School
22 Vernon St.
Sylvia Molta

Blackwells Beds & Borders
10 Stillbrook Lane
Robyn Kononitz

Bob Lareau Remodeling
115 South West St.
Bob Lareau

426 North Westfield St.
William Rivers

Business Promotional Ideas
390 North St.
William Gowdy

Chicago Hair Company Inc.
674 Springfield St.
David Strange

E. Wayne Smith Used Cars
1016 Springfield St.
Wayne Smith

312 Springfield St.
Dang VanHuynk

Five Star Transportation Inc.
384 Shoemaker Lane
Theresa Lacrenski

Gail’s Cleaning Service
221 Regency Park Dr.
Gail Richard

The Homeowner’s Handyman
6 Hope Farms Dr.
Patrick Devine

J.R. Sweeping Service
28 Moylan Lane
James Rico

Jay Morin Liner Replacements
258 North West St.
Jason Morin

Joslad & Associates
15 Marlene Dr.
Joseph Aimua

Kit and Kaboddle Inc.
152 South Westfield St.
Lyle Pearsons

Leaflitter of New England Inc.
1325 Springfield St.
Robert Bushey Jr.

Low Temp Refrigeration
332 Regency Park Dr.
Michael Robertson

M & S Painting
23 Katherine Dr.
Jeff O’Keefe

Malkoon Motors
1039 Springfield St.
Paul Malkoon

Maria’s Pizza & Restaurant
605 Silver St.
Maria Cuccovia

Nemil’s Subway
840 Suffield St.
Navin Patel

Park Place Realty
545 School St.
Carl Breyer Jr.

Patriot Marketing Services
21 Patriot Lane
Suzanne Schutt

Poolman Pools
297 Springfield St.
Kelly Peucker

R C Construction
80 Howard St.
Ryan Kane

Royal Air/Rainbow Vacuum
46 Suffield St.
Peter Moskvitch

S.G.M. Quality Products
103 Valentine St.
Sherrie McKinnon

Shear Illusions
497 Springfield St.
Valerie Mulka

Silver Leasing Associates
325 Silver St.
Philip Chmura

Six Flags New England
1623 Main St.
Riverside Park Enterprises Inc.

Six Flags New England
1477 Main St.
Riverside Park Food Services Inc.

Southgate Liquors
842 Suffield St.
Agawam Liquors

Suff Telephone &
195 Clover Hill Dr.
James Safarik

Super Models Unlimited
1 South End Bridge Circle
Kim Lawrence

Top Shelf Entertainment
112 Monroe St.
Jeffrey Schumann

Yankee Mattress Factory
314 Springfield St.
Joseph Noblit


Amherst Nails
9 Pleasant St.
Hang Le Thi Nguyen

Amherst Nutrition Center
800 Main St.
Lorraine Chavinard

Amherst Office Park
463 West St.
Donald Verdiere

Atlas Computer
22 Harlow Dr.
Brian Sloffer

Atticus Glass
211 Grantwood Dr.
Atticus Robbins

Christine Enterprises
Village Park Road #109
Christine LaFountain

Direct Financial Aid Professional Services
19 Jason Court
Paul Baker

The Early Childhood Center for Teaching & Learning
867 North Pleasant St.
Dotty Meyer

Fat Lady Productions
38 Trillium Way
Loren Christiansen

Hair East
103 North Pleasant St.
Dawn Eichorn

Hawkins Meadow Apartments
370E Northampton Road
Amherst Association

Helping Hands
120 Pulpit Hill Road
John Porcino

Law Office of Patricia A. McChesney
22 Ussey St. #37D
Patricia McChesney

Market America
95F Southpoint Dr.
Chunlung Zhu

Mary Miller Baskets
84 Chestnut St.
Mary Miller

Massachusetts Space Exploration Systems
15 Blue Hills Road
Robert Hyers, Abhijit Deshmukh

Middle Ridge Design
902 North Pleasant St.
Diane Russell

Old Friends Farm
416 Bay Road
Melissa Bahret

Random Element Music
488 South East St.
Gregory Aldrich

Roy Young Interior/Garden
998 East Pleasant St.
Roy Young

Smart Cat Media
1040 North Pleasant St. #248
Gordon Morehouse

Twinkle Import & Export
153 Village Park Road
Xiauchuan Hu

ZX Inc.
135 Belchertown Road
Xiasda Xias, Xiasyang Tang


A-1 Pizza
486 Springfield St.
Ugur Kus

Bee Happy Homes
175 Beauregard Terrace
Kurt William Pressey

Berkshire County Enterprises
269D College St.
Colleen Coyte

C & C Lamination
34 Pajak St.
Carol Cataldo

Chicopee Food Saver
505 Front St.
Muhammad Sabir

Chicopee Wireless
245 Tolpe Circle
Scott Kerkhoff

Cruise Genies.com
52 Wheatland Ave.
Anne-Marie Williams

I.D. Gourmet Coffee House
137 Wheatland Ave.
Louise Ingram, Jodi Delude

Interstate Towing
1745 Donahue Road
Jeremy Procon

10 Atwater St.
Kieth Lussier, Jason Knightly

Lavender Nails Salon
196 East St.
Giang Thai

Lidiya’s Floral Creations
21 Grove St.
Lidiya Ionkin

Lukasik Construction
63 Goodhue St.
Timothy Lukasik

Marty’s Real Estate
23 White Birch Plaza
Martin Dietter

Multiline Warehousing & Transportation Inc.
181 Kendall St.
Agnes Ruszczyk

On Route Services
48 Rimmon Ave.
Kelly Conroy

PJT Productions
125 Chateaugay St.
Patrick Tobin

71 Mary St.
Chanah Wizenberg

Print & Packaging Recruiting
295 Toplar Circle
Myron Sanford

Rivervalley Woodworking
253 Fairview Ave.
Karl Nawskon

974 Chicopee St.
Nicholas Diaz

98 Doverbrook Road
Scott Haselkorn

98 Doverbrook Road
Scott Haselkorn


A&L Holistic Health Spa
280 North Main St.
Alice Shabunin

Bosworth Landscaping
6 Maynard St.
Richard Bosworth

Civil Engineering Association
10 Crane Ave.
Robert Cafarilli

Ferrero Property Management
333 North Main St.
Joseph Ferrero

Lussier & Sons Construction
43 Breezyknoll Road
Steven Lussier

White Stone Marketing Group
246 Canterbury Circle
James White, Gary Stone


Dwight Home Improvements
27 Maple Ave.
Thomas Dwight

Fancy Nails
Hampshire Mall
Buu Van Trinh

48 Russell St.
David Faytell

Old American Antiques and Renovation
36 Lawrence Plain Road
Glenn Paquette


Al’s Daily Grind Cafe
415 Main St.
Nathaniel Davis

Commercial Auto Sale
52 Commercial St.
Antonio Espiritu Santo

Contemporary Auto Sales
63 Shawmut Ave.
Stephen Stathis

D & M Painting
42 St. James Ave.
Douglas Riel

Dean’s Mini Mart
848 Main St.
Majid Nizam Din

Fashion Nails
223 Maple St.
Kieu Dao

Greenfield Stamp & Coin
1 Martin St.
T. David Heffron

Ingleside Gift Baskets
1781 Northampton St.
Jane Lefebvre

JMC Auto Detailing
184 Suffolk St.
Claudio Perez, Joshua Acevedo

50 Holyoke St.
KirklandÌs Inc.

Lechonera Bavamon
107 High St.
Luis Perez

Lucky Footwear Inc.
354 High St.
Han Kang

Manny’s Auto Sales
736 High St.
Elisandro Cuevas

MA Career Development Institute Inc.
100 Front St.
Gaetano DeNardo

Mr. Bill’s Parts & Cycle Service
2 Cabot St.
William Wohlers

T & T Variety
362 High St.
Margarita Herrera

Tony’s Radiator Shop
84 North Bridge St.
Alan and Carol Barthelette


Accurate Dispersions
312 King St.
The Sherwin-Williams Co.

AkiAnn LLC
46 Columbus Ave.
Camille Nelson

Baboon Productions & Chaffee Weddings
96 Coles Meadow
Rufus Chaffee

Bobbie Turnbull
204 Fairway Village
Barbara Turnbull

Carla A Bernier, MA, CCC-SLP and Abigail B. Jaffee, MA, CCC-SLP
1 Roundhouse
Carla Bernier and Abigail Jaffee

Century Message
16 Center St.
Tora Swinchatt

Conco Paints
312 King St.
The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Cornerstone Builders
25 Phillips Place
Colin Hoffmeister

Correctional Billing Services
Hampshire Jail, 205 Rocky Hill Road
Evercon Systems Inc.

Delong Construction
76 Bancroft Road
Edmund Lennihan

88 Main Street
Jin-Kyoo Inc.

Glidden Drywall
23 Plymouth Ave.
Mark Glidden, Sr.

Graphic Leesign
14 Strong Ave.
Sidney Lee

In Home Handyman Services
137A Damon Road
Ink Black Inc.

JB Auto
605 North King St.
Joseph Barker Jr.

Lia Honda
171 King St.
Lia Northampton Inc.

Luna Pizza
88 Pleasant St.
Luna Pizza Corp.

LV Style
1361 Westhampton Road
Lilian Valiunas

Nature’s Creations
176 Turkey Hill Road
David McCaflin

Northampton Home Improvement
61 Kensington Ave.
Henry Souza

Northampton Marketing
108 Main St.
Jonathan Podolsky

Northampton Oriental Rugs
92 King St.
Sweta Asghar

Northampton Veterinary Clinic LLC
227 South
Eleanor Shelburne, Lori Paporello

Nuva Medi Spa
163 Conz St.
Roger Allcroft

Quezno’s Sub
235 Main St.
Northampton Quez LLC

Pioneer Therapeutics
39 Main St.
Andrew Arneson

Roger Menard Insurance Agency
241 King St.
Rober Menard

Sew Good Tailoring
137D Damon Road
Sug and Soome Oh

Student Initiative Gallery of Hampshire College
114 Main St.
Lauren Van Haaeften-Schick, Christopher Madok, Cory Sahifi

T.W.C. Towing
52 Main St.
Juan Figueroa

The Townhomes at Hathaway Farms
73 Barrett St.
Hampton Associates Nominee Trust

Valley Fabrics
271 Pleasant St.
Francesca McClellan

VIA Development
87A Prospect St.
Joseph Brescia

Yankee Matress Factory
104A Damon Road
Thomas Parnell

49 Williams St.
Cory Barnes


NBP Roofing, Siding & Windows
77 Hildreth Ave.
Nick Peters

Superior Shed Works
4 Doane Terrace
John Mielnikowski


A & P Computer Design
30 Scott St.
Ernest Audet Jr.

Abrantes Remodeling Kitchens & Baths
82 Lyons St.
Antonio Abrantes

AC Siding
88 Biltmore St.
Alecsei Cherkashin

Accurate Despersions
67 Boston Road
The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Acres Dental Care
1954 Wilbraham Road
James Maslowski, D.M.D.

Adam’s New Age Construction &
Home Remodeling
101 Samuel St.
Adam Bousquet

Advanced Nutrition
451 Dickinson St.
Sean Mulka

Affordable Home Improvements
21 Eloise St.
Mike Wilson, Greg Flechsig

American Construction Co.
14 Mazarin St.
Jennifer Bradley

Arzola Cleaning Co.
52 Wait St.
Jose Arzola

Balance Massage Therapy
1739 Allen St.
LeeAnn Williams

Bass Pond Press
1305 South Branch Parkway
P. Ann Pieroway

Bella’s Massage
1039 Worcester St.
Anabela Canvalito

Bongos Studio
140 Chestnut St.
Ilan Amouyal

Branch Security Co.
48 Parallel St.
Calvin Branch, John Muise

250 Albany St.
Emilio Sibilia Jr.

Chestnut Park Dairy
135 Dwight St.
Farman Elahi

The Church of Jesus Christ Inc.
24 Eastern Ave.
Donovan and Marcia Hart

Cindy’s Modern Style
90 Parker St.
Cynthia Diaz

Conco Paints
670 Boston Road
The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Cost Less Electronics & Machinery
20 Florence St.
Marcel Smith

Crown Fried Chicken
1208 Main St.
Mohammed Asif

D. Melody Records
62 Bacon Road
Dulee Gumlow

Dad’s Variety Store
1081 State St.
Earl Watson

Dallas & Sons Automotive Center
118 Armory St.
Anthony Dallas

Devon Farrell Association
154 Westford Circle
Devon Farrell

Drive USA
510-520 Boston Road
Drive USA2 Inc.

El Campo Market
288 Locust St.
Aris Planco

First Time Hospitality
137 Albemarle St.
Kristie Hosey, Brenda Clark

Forest Park Mini Flea Market
451 Dickinson St.
Bridget Finn

Freedom Wireless
83C Mill St.
Scott Lubarsky

G & J Home Improvements
32 Palmyra St.
Jose Colon

Gold Coast Market
253 Bay St.
Nana Dark LLC

Have Not Entertainment
170 Buckingham St.
Kalord Lee, Lamont Stuckey,
Richard Henry, Chris LeValle

Hong Kong Garden Restaurant
475 Breckwood Blvd.
Zhou Hua Ni

Hummingbird Restaurant
347 Orange St.
Errol Campbell

Industrial Control Solutions
48 Olmstead Dr.
Daniel Mattoon

J & B Woodcrafters
15 West Laramee Green
James Brown

Jan Reynolds Design
1 Greenleaf St.
Jan Reynolds Ziter

Jantize of Springfield
69 Andrew St.
Michael Lambert

Joy’s Creations Lawncare
24 Moebeth St.
Miguel Franqui

Just B.
878 Sumner Ave.
Banca Jackson

K.C.’s Vac All
93 Grochmal Ave.
Kenneth Cross

Law Offices of Jonathan R. Goldsmith, Esq.
1350 Main St.
Jonathan Goldsmith

Lee Nails
8 Orange St.
Chuong Nguyen

Line Up Barbershop
72 Bankcroft St.
Hairol Tejada

Little Angels Child Enrichment
153 Savoy Ave.
Melissa Petreshock

Lopez Multiservice
247 Central St.
Jose Lopez

Los Monchys
906 Carew St.
Angelique and Bienvenido Lopez

Martinez Towing
279 Main St.
Agapito Martinez

Meadowbrook Lane Capital
250 Albany St.
Emilio Sebilia Jr.

Media Copiers
43 Flower St.
Scott Noyes

Media Group International
26 Hanson Dr.
Vadim Valnikov

Merit Security
155 Woodland Road
Robert Martin

Millennium Nails
1655 Boston Road
Rhung Cao

Monique Heavenly Braid Shop
344 Bay St.
Delia Brown

Mortgage Services
671 Dickinson St.
Reuben Hudson

Nancy’s Transportation
26 Huntington St.
Wanda Figueroa

One Shrimp
889 Carew St.
Thomas Bertz, Tom Grassetti

PD Auto Sales
26 Redden Road
Pierre Dovesius

Palm Tech
23 Cindy Circle
Jason Palmeira

Paradise Pizza
30 Ft. Pleasant St.
Ilyas Koc

Professional Handyman Service
25 Barnet St.
Robert Tyler Jr.

RYJ Enterprises
197 Florida St.
Rosemary Sandlin, Yasir Osman,
Jody Wright

Rapid Locksmith
433 White St.
Morris Reid

Reggae Vibes
8 Parker St.
Alfraido Wray

SK Stores
145 Manchester Terrace
Svetlana Korobkov

Smile Hair Plus Beauty Supplies
1232 Main St.
Young Man Kim

Smily’s Handy Variety Store
477 Boston Road
Darshak Convenience Inc.

TLC Vending
108 Carol Ann St.
Robert and Christine Cooley

Timmak Clothing Company
140 Chestnut St.
Timothy Thomas

Tom James of Springfield
191 Chestnut St.
Lewis and Thomas Saltz Inc.

Traveling Hands Massage
116 Westminster St.
Susan Cadwell

The Underground
172 Main St.
Tonya Claiborne, Deadrea Williams

Uniquely Gifted
439 White St.< R>Betel Arnold, Joy Quinn-Mavredakis

Victor Carpet Cleaning
537 Main St.
Victor Carmenatty

357 Roosevelt Ave.
Suzanne Wayner

Zhen Bo House
762 Boston Road
Gao Fei Lin


AJ Kendall
49 River St.
Andrea Ruest

Able Caning
15 Highland Park Dr.
Alice Zuvers

Abound Inc.
34 Fox St.
Joseph Werner

All About Va
1096 Memorial Ave.
Tania Neff

Andrey’s Home Painting
40 Windor St.
Andrey Gut

Beautiful Rooms
42 Myron St.
Gary Okun

Breast Care of Western
371 Park St.
Nancy Weiss

The Car Place
47 Bradford Dr.
Anthony Ricco

Champ Computers
96 Garden St.
Tony Champagne

Countrywide Home Loans Inc.
138 Memorial Ave.
Countrywide Home Loans Inc.

The Cozy Cricket
148 River St.
Linda Vigliano

Dana’s Cleaning Service
1230 Morgan Road
Svetlana Zhuk

Di’s Daycare
39 Bonnie Brae Dr.
Diane Bonneville

East Coast Tooling
283 Elm St.
Michelle McCarthy

First Emmanuel Assembly of God Church
664 Union St.
Cicero DeSantiago, Albertina DaPenna

2001 Riverdale St.
Edward Pecord

Flower Design
100 New Bridge St.
Irina Lapik

Game Hunters II
683 Riverdale St.
Tuyet Diep

Hair East Inc.
8 Chestnut St.
Jennifer Gamelli

Hiland Group Inc. of
23 New Bridge St.
Anthony Hill, David Saenz

Katrina’s Flowers and More
62 Union St.
Katrina Vasilchenko

The Loft
201 Westfield St.
Ann Marie Walts

Mama Mias Pizzeria
60 Park St.
Mama Mias Pizzeria Inc.

Mike Gentile Auto Sales
74-80 Baldwin St.
Michael Gentile

Murphy’s Carpentry
22 Worcester St.
Michael Murphy

Murphy Construction
22 Worcester St.
Michael Murphy

Northern Granite
380 Union St.
Vgachesav Katko

Patriot Towing and Recovery
77 Windsor St.
Rosalee Williams

Paul’s Auto Repair
17 Bosworth St.
Paul Traska

Quality Inn
1150 Riverdale St.
Shubham LLC

R. Hudson Painting
84 Day St.
Raymond Hudson Jr.

St. Jean’s Plumbing & Heating
28 Squassick Road
Arthur Jean

Town Line Flea Market
260 Westfield St.
Town Line Flea Market LLC

Venckai Consulting
43 Russell St.
Genevieve Saxton

Western Mass. Compounding Center & Palliative Care
138 Memorial Ave.
Janina Cirillo

Zykan Distribution
1596 Memorial Ave.
Kelly Doull, Arsen Dzhavadyn


Affordable Flooring
66 Montgomery St.
David Minchuk

Belleview Billing Services
55 Belleview St.
Deborah Beaudry

Brian S. Whitehall
42 Loomis Ave.
Brian Whitehall

Century 21 Home Town Associates
350 Elm St.
Victoria Minella

Colors Galore
416 North St.
Timothy Morin

Colors of the Future
93 South Maple St.
Daniel Dionne, Diana Cruz

Cummings & Cioch Home Inspection Inc.
559 Montgomery Road
Daniel Cioch

Electronics to the Max Corp.
30 Schumann Dr.
Brian Plante

European Headlines
190 East Main St.
Heli Withrow

G & E Seafood
241 East Main St.
Gregory Ramos

Hartwell Concrete & Masonry Systems
38 Ridgecrest Dr.
Bill Hartwell

Ken’s General Repair
1198 East Mountain Road
Kenneth Gamelli

King’s Cleaners
282 Southampton Road
Sook Kyung Kim

L & L Pools
26 East Glen Dr.
Terrence Lamb

L.J. Electric
1198 East Mountain Road
Louis Ganelli

Linda Nails
205 Elm St.
Nguyet Nguyen

MA Career Development Institutes Inc.
102 Elm St.
Gaetano Demardo

Musical Beginnings
16 High St.
Donna Omega Liese

Nu-Style Records
81 Main St.
Jose Bergollo

Professional Freight Carrier
43 Apple Orchard Height
Joseph McCarthy

Sara’s Organizing Solutions
41 Maple Terrace
Sara Hampton

Sneakel Jam
51 Union St.
German Flex

Specials Inc.
103 Mainline Dr.
Robert Silver

Useful Things
205 Elm St.
James Valentine, Armand Beaumier

White Services
404 Granville Road
Leslie White II

190 East Main St.
Z3W Inc.