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Covering All the Bases By Mark Morris When COVID-19 became a daily reality in March and working from home became the default for many businesses, Trish Vassallo had to scramble. […]

Michael Tucker

Uncharted Waters It’s safe to say 2020 has been an unpredictable year, testing the ability of all businesses to be nimble. Matt Sosik thinks banks are passing that test. “Community […]

Volume Business By Mark Morris When COVID-19 made its arrival in Western Mass., it was mid-March, just weeks before the start of the traditional home-selling season. Area mortgage professionals didn’t […]

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Course of Action By Gabriel J. Jacobson and Ian Coddington In addition to the obvious financial benefit to the employee, employer-funded advanced education can carry financial and soft benefits for […]

By All Accounts By Jim Moran CPA, MST The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has provided taxpayers affected by COVID-19 with some relief in the area of […]

A Primer on RMDs By Bob Suprenant, CPA, MST With all that’s happened in the world this year, the SECURE Act, signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, seems to […]

Rich Kump

Pandemic Lessons It’s the wave of the future, Rich Kump said — and the COVID-19 pandemic simply cast that wave in sharper relief. “We’ve had a goal of moving routine […]

More Relief from the CARES Act By Lisa White On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Since its inception, much of […]

Sticker Shock Business-interruption insurance should be a simple idea to explain. But in the era of COVID-19, it has become a thorny topic. “It is coverage that most businesses have […]

This Tax-relief Provision of the CARES Act Brings Advantages to Employers By Carolyn Bourgoin, CPA Businesses that either repaid in a timely fashion or did not receive a loan pursuant […]

Fight Back with Diligence, Communication, Monitoring, Education By Julie Quink, CPA, CFE In recent months, business owners have been faced with difficult business decisions and worries surrounding the financial and […]

Changes in Benefit Plans By Melissa English Audits of employee-benefit plans continue to evolve, and the pace of this evolution is unpredictable. Areas such as technology and skills continue to […]

Signs of the Times Hyman Darling says the calls started coming in several weeks ago. At first, there were a few, and then, as the news about the COVID-19 pandemic […]

A Pandemic Estate Plan By Gina M. Barry COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has arrived in our communities. While statistics show that many people will survive being infected, […]

Kevin Day

Natural Transition In some ways, Kevin Day is no stranger to running Florence Bank — he was already overseeing about 90% of its departments as executive vice president, a series […]