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Resource Guide 2020

Resource Guide 2020

For information on reserving space in the 2021 Resource Guide & print ad rates contact:
Kate Campiti 413.781.8600 (ext. 106) [email protected]
Kathleen Plante 413.781.8600 (ext. 108) [email protected]
Sponsorships also available.

BusinessWest Interactive Book of Lists

Click the cover image to view the entire BusinessWest Resource Guide 2020 flipbook. Click each image below to go to that section. Click each chart listed to view, download, or print the corresponding PDF.

Financial Services

Accounting Firms
Banks In Western Mass
Credit Unions
Financial Services/ Brokerage Firms
Insurance Agencies

Education

Colleges
Colleges With MBA Programs
Early Education & Child Care Facilities
Private Schools

Healthcare

Behavioral Health Services
Dental Services
Eye Care
Fitness Centers
Health & Dental Plans
Hearing Centers
Home Care Options
Hospitals (Acute Care)
Laboratories
Rehabilitation Facilities
Senior Living Communities

Business & Economic Development

Business & Economic 
Development Resources
Chambers Of Commerce
Largest Employers
Largest Manufacturers
New England’s Knowledge Corridor

Milestones

Balise Motor Sales
BusinessWest
Women’s Leadership Conference
Lexington Group
Peter Pan and Bridgestone
Whalley Computer Associates
bankESB

Technology

Audio-Visual/Multi-Media Cos.
Computer Network/IT Services
Office Equipment Dealers
Telecom/Voice/Data Providers
Web Developers
Western Mass Computer Hardware Distributors

Construction & Commercial Real Estate

Architecture Firms
Class A Office Buildings
Commercial Moving Companies
Commercial Real Estate Brokers
Commercial Real Estate Managers
Engineering Firms
General Contractors
Home Builders
HVAC Services
Industrial Parks
Landscape Design companies
Renewable Energy Firms
Security Companies

Professional Services

Advertising/Marketing Firms
Auto Dealers
Commercial Printers
Employment Agencies
Law Firms
Office Furniture Retailers

Tourism & Hospitality

Airlines Serving Bradley Airport
Banquet Facilities
Hotels
Meeting & Convention Facilities
Restaurants
Tourist Attractions
Transportation Companies

On the Cover

A composite photo offering a look through one of the windows within the foundation for the Eyrie House atop Mount Nonotuck in Holyoke. Actually, this was to be the second Eyrie House hotel and resort, a replacement for the original, built and operated by entrepreneur William Street. Unfortunately, the new Eyrie House never moved beyond the foundation stage because the site was destroyed by a massive fire that moved quickly up the mountain. Today, the ruins remain, giving hikers and other visitors a glimpse of an intriguing past while they absorb stunning views of the region around them.

Mike Nasuti photo illustration/ Getty Images (Donna Carpenter)

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From the Editor and Publisher

As always, the editors and designers at BusinessWest spent a good deal of time selecting a cover for the annual Resource Guide. Readers know that over the years we’ve had an eclectic mix of subjects, from new business and cultural developments (MGM Springfield was last year’s subject, for example), to iconic images (like the C-5 cargo plane from Westover Air Reserve Base a few years ago) to photos that simply celebrate the region and its heritage (like fireworks going up over the Memorial Bridge, from several years back).

For 2020, we did something a little different, an image that captures both the past and the present — as well as the imagination.

Indeed, one can’t look at this image, a composite photo of the ruins of the Eyrie House on Mount Nonotuck in Holyoke and the Oxbow beyond, without wondering, or asking, ‘what’s the story behind it.’

The story involves one William Street, who built the Eyrie House hotel and resort, one of many so-called ‘summit houses’ in the region, in the 1860s. As that grand facility got on in years, Street created a vision for a new Eyrie House, a magnificent four-story stone and concrete summit house, and began construction in 1893.

That vision never became reality as a fire raced up the mountain in 1901 and leveled the structure under construction. Underinsured, Street was never able to rebuild. All that remains today are the ruins of the foundation, which offer a glimpse into a different time in this region’s history — as well as intriguing photo ops, like this one.

That’s the story.

In a way, this picture is somewhat like the region’s business community. We look at it, we become intrigued, and we want to know more. We want to know the story behind it.

BusinessWest’s annual Resource Guide helps tell the story — or stories. The more than 200 pages to follow provide important information on thousands of businesses, nonprofits, and regional institutions. Together, these snapshots convey the size, strength, and diversity of this region’s business community and how, as a group, they contribute to a vibrant, always changing economy that revels in the past but is firmly focused on the future.

We urge you to make full use of the information this guide contains (it is also available online as a pdf flipbook at www.businesswest.com) to both grow your company and grasp the breadth and depth of the local business community.

Putting this publication together has been a months-long process that has required substantial amounts of patience and perseverance, and we thank all those involved in making it reality. High praise goes to Art Director Mike Nasuti, Graphic Designer Danielle Fox, researchers Joe Bednar, Kayla Ebner, Jhomary Ramirez, and Ashley Zecca, and our entire sales and marketing teams.

Special thanks to our sponsors and advertisers, whose support makes it possible to publish this great resource.

George O’Brien, Editor

John Gormally, Publisher

Kate Campiti, Associate Publisher

BusinessWest Resource 2020 Guide Lists

Accounting Firms
Advertising/Marketing Firms
Airlines Serving Bradley Airport
Architecture Firms
Audio-Visual/Multi-Media Cos.
Auto Dealers
Banks in Western Mass
Banquet Facilities
Behavioral Health services
Business & Economic 
Development Resources
Chambers of Commerce
Class A Office Buildings
Colleges
Colleges with MBA Programs
Commercial Moving Companies
Commercial Printers
Commercial Real Estate Brokers
Commercial Real Estate Managers

Company Milestones
Computer Network/IT Services
Credit Unions
Dental Services
Early Education & Child Care Facilities
Employment Agencies
Engineering Firms
Eye Care
Financial Services/Brokerage Firms
Fitness Centers
General Contractors
Health & Dental Plans
Hearing Centers
Home Builders
Home Care Options
Hospitals (Acute Care)
Hotels
HVAC Services
Insurance Agencies

Laboratories
Landscape Design Companies
Largest Employers
Largest Manufacturers
Law Firms
Meeting & Convention Facilities
New England’s Knowledge Corridor
Office Equipment Dealers
Office Furniture Retailers
Private Schools
Rehabilitation Services
Renewable Energy Firms
Restaurants
Security Companies
Senior Living Communities
Telecom/Voice/Data Providers
Tourist Attractions
Transportation Companies
Western Mass Computer Hardware Distributors