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CHICOPEE — The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Greenfield Community College (GCC) have signed an agreement to expand baccalaureate opportunities for GCC students with a new full-time business degree program with established moderate… Read more

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Common Capital Program Helps Individuals Fuel Small Businesses Beverly Weeks spent close to two decades as a librarian at West Springfield High School, so she understands the importance of researching matters thoroughly. And that’s exactly… Read more

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Union Station Project Moves to Critical Next Phase Bob Aquadro stands inside the gutted central concourse at Union Station. Inset: an architect’s rendering of the planned new concourse. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno had probably been… Read more

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Landscapers Transform Backyards, Public Spaces into Recreational Areas Stephen Roberts shows off a gas firepit that Elms College recently installed in a courtyard. Last summer, a successful businessman asked Stephen Roberts to construct an edible… Read more

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Safco Foam Insulation Helps Homeowners Fill In the Gaps Stuart Fearn (center, with certified sprayers Todd Kinney, left, and Tyler Jenson) says customers see spray-foam insulation as an investment that pays off in lower heating and cooling… Read more

A chart of area landscape design companies Click HERE to download the PDF… Read more

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The Top Young Business and Community Leaders in Western Massachusetts Diverse. That’s a word that could be used to describe any of BusinessWest’s classes of 40 Under Forty winners. But with the class of 2015 (see the list below), an… Read more

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Owner and Executive Director, InspireWorks Enrichment Inc.; Age 32 Jim Angelos Remembering the learning opportunities he had as a kid, Jim Angelos worried that today’s students are missing out. So he decided to do something about it. Armed… Read more

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CEO, Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts; Age 38 Elizabeth Barajas-Román Elizabeth Barajas-Román has lived in many places — she was born in Lincoln, Neb., attended college in Ohio (Oberlin) and Cambridge (Harvard), and… Read more

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Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies, Western New England University School of Law; Age 38 Erin Buzuvis Erin Buzuvis says that, when most people hear the phrase ‘Title IX’ — which… Read more

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Co-owner and Partner, A. Crane Construction; Age 32 Andrew Crane Andy Crane says he doesn’t have much downtime between work and family, but he devotes a decent chunk of what he does have to “old-man softball” and especially… Read more

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Operations Manager, CRD Metalworks LLC; Age 36 Patrick Davis Patrick Davis says his Williamsburg-based company, CRD Metalworks LLC, flies under the radar. “We’re not trying to be too big for our britches; we’re very earnest,… Read more

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President, Pride Stations and Stores, LLC; Age 39 Marsha Del Monte Marsha Del Monte was hired by Pride Stations and Stores roughly 13 years ago to be office manager. But she didn’t actually make it all the way through the month-long… Read more

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Clinical Ethicist, Baystate Medical Center; Professor, Elms College; Age 29 Peter DePergola II Peter DePergola remembers, during his school years, doing his homework inside Baystate Medical Center’s intensive care unit, which his single… Read more

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President, Hadley Printing Co.; Age 38 Chris Desrosiers Chris Desrosiers remembers Hadley Printing — the small, one-man shop started by his grandfather, Alexander, and then acquired by his his father, Mark, and uncle, Dean — being a… Read more