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 Celebrating the Difference Makers
For more than a dozen years now, BusinessWest has been recognizing the work of individuals, groups, businesses, and institutions through a program called Difference Makers.
Since the inception of this initiative, one of the goals in select- ing our honorees has been to show the many ways one can, in fact, make a difference within their community, and over the years, we have been quite successful in that mission.
And this pattern continues with the class of 2021. The stories are all different, but the common thread is a passion exhibited by each honoree to improve quality of life for those in this region and make it a better place to live, work, and conduct business.
The stories that begin on page 22 are sure to enlighten and also inspire others to find their own ways to make a difference.
The 13th annual Difference Makers celebration will be a virtual event taking place on April 1 starting at 6 p.m. This event, to be pre- sented using the REMO platform, will feature networking, videos of the event sponsors, introductions of the honorees, and comments from the Difference Makers themselves.
The sponsors for this year’s program are Burkhart Pizzanelli, the Royal Law Firm, TommyCar Auto Group, and United Way of Pioneer Valley. The Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tourna- ment is a non-profit partner.
Kristin Carlson
President, Peerless Precision — PAGE 22
EforAll Holyoke — PAGE 29 Janine Fondon
Founder,; Professor, Bay Path University — PAGE 32 Harold Grinspoon
Philanthropist; Founder, Aspen Square Management — PAGE 35 Chad Moir
Founder and Owner, DopaFit Parkinson’s Movement Center — PAGE 39 Bill Parks
CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield — PAGE 42 Pete Westover
Founder and Partner, Conservation Works, LLC— PAGE 45
Balise would like to congratulate all of the 2021 BusinessWest Difference Makers. Thank you for all that you do for our Western Massachusetts community!
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                                                    Kristin Carlson
President, Peerless Precision
Janine Fondon
Professor, Bay Path University; Founder,
Chad Moir
Founder and Owner, DopaFit Parkinson’s Movement Center
Pete Westover
EforAll Holyoke
Harold Grinspoon
Philanthropist; Founder of Aspen Square Management
Bill Parks
President, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
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