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Matters of Interest     Mike Ostrowski remembers signing for his first mortgage. The year was 1982. The 30-year adjustable rate was … wait for it … 16.37%. “You could […]

Monson Savings Bank’s birthday celebration

Pedal to the Mettle Monson Savings Bank has been commemorating its 150th birthday in many different ways, from a time capsule to assembling and donating $15,000 worth of bicycles to […]

Jeff Sullivan

Making Contact When BusinessWest spoke to Jeff Sullivan in late 2019, about six months after New Valley Bank & Trust opened in downtown Springfield — the first Springfield-based bank to […]

On the Rise By Lisa Johnson   You have probably noticed higher prices in many areas of your life. From gas to groceries, prices are going up, with the U.S […]

Changing Rules of the Road LexisNexis Risk Solutions recently released its 2022 U.S. Auto Insurance Trends Report, which aggregates annual market data about driving behaviors, auto-insurance shopping, underwriting, and claims […]

SPRINGFIELD — In the spring of 2017, Healthcare News and its sister publication, BusinessWest, created a new and exciting recognition program called Healthcare Heroes. It was launched with the theory […]

FLORENCE — Florence Bank announced that president and CEO Kevin Day will retire on Nov. 25, and a focused search is underway for a new leader. Day took over as […]

A Policy of Purpose After a long career growing FieldEddy (later HUB International New England) into one of the region’s most notable insurance success stories, Sam Hanmer called it quits, […]

And Why Does it Matter to My Business? By Colleen Berndt, CPA   State tax nexus refers to the amount and type of business activity that must be present before […]

It’s Always Important to Know the Rules of the Road By Garrett Kelly, CPA   ‘Can I deduct vehicle expenses on my tax return?’ This is one of the most […]

Strategic Decisions Now Can Benefit You in the Long Run It’s late June — time for, among things, thinking about your taxes. Actually, it’s time to do more than think […]

Landmark Decision Country Bank recently introduced a new marketing slogan — ‘Made to Make a Difference.’ There have been myriad examples of that mindset over the bank’s 172-year history, but […]

Questions and Answers   Increasingly, third-party sites like Airbnb and VRBO have made it easier for individuals to rent out their homes and condos and generate revenue. Given these trends, […]

Cryptocurrency Taxation By Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca, CPA, MSA and Tyler Pickunka   Cryptocurrency has become ever more popular over the past few years, so much so that there are athletes being […]

Matt Sosik

Branching Out — Again A “survival tactic.” That’s one of the phrases Matt Sosik, CEO of Hometown Financial Group Inc., the parent of bankESB, used to describe Hometown’s announced plans […]