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Scaling Up

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September 9th, 2014
New Director Wants to Take the Women’s Fund Elizabeth Barajas-Román says there are a number of reasons why she actively pursued the position of CEO for the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM). For starters, there was the...

Shedding Light

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September 9th, 2014
Alan Robinson’s Second Book on Ideas Shows Organizations How to Get ‘There’ Alan Robinson says “The Idea-Driven Organization” is designed to be a road map for companies looking to glean ideas from frontline...

Widening the Horizon

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September 9th, 2014
Whittlesey & Hadley Expands into the Western Mass. Market Andrew (Drew) Andrews, managing partner of Whittlesey & Hadley Tom Terry started with the Holyoke-based accounting firm Lester Halpern & Co. back in 1976. And for as long as he...

Family Plan

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September 9th, 2014
T.P. Daley Insurance Navigates a Changing Industry From left, Tom, Kathy, Anne, and Jim Daley, second-generation principals at T.P. Daley Insurance Agency. Insurance is certainly in the Daley family’s blood. But their father wanted them to...

Making Ends Meet

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September 9th, 2014
Hospitals Challenged by New Era of Fiscal Efficiency Dr. Doug Salvador says the push toward more efficiency in healthcare is working. According to recent information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “healthcare...

Community Spotlight: West Springfield

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September 9th, 2014
West Springfield Takes Active Approach to Growth Mayor Edward Sullivan says the quality of life in West Springfield helps attract new businesses to the town. Mayor Edward Sullivan says the city of West Springfield has changed its tactics toward...

Beyond the Numbers

September 9th, 2014
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Beyond Technology

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September 9th, 2014
Baystate CIO Joel Vengco Says His Job Requires Wearing Many Hats Joel Vengco says healthcare IT now involves much more than technology. Increasingly, the focus is on taking data and transforming it into information — and then...

Fighting Back

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September 9th, 2014
Task Force Takes on State’s Daunting Addiction Problem Dr. Robert Roose says Massachusetts residents struggling with opiate addiction are also, in many cases, struggling with long waiting times for treatment. Tough problems require bold...

GE to Sell Appliance Division to Electrolux

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September 8th, 2014
(GENE J. PUSKAR | ASSOCIATED PRESS) By JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling...

Baystate Health Celebrates Acquisition of Wing

September 8th, 2014
PALMER — Team members and leaders from Baystate Health and Baystate Wing Hospital joined elected officials and members of the Palmer community Friday to celebrate Wing’s official entry into the Baystate Health community. Wing formally...

First Connecticut River Triathlon Welcomes Racers on Sept. 28

September 8th, 2014
NORTHFIELD — The only town in Massachusetts located on both sides of the fourth-largest river in the U.S., Northfield will be the scene of the first annual Great River Challenge Triathlon. The event will begin on Sunday, Sept. 28 at...

Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice to Host Golf Tournament Sept. 19

September 8th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice will host its fifth annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 19 at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield, to benefit the agency’s hospice program. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start...

Harpoon Brewery Co-founder to Speak at Old Sturbridge Village

September 8th, 2014
STURBRIDGE — Dan Kenary, co-founder and president of Harpoon Brewery, will speak about the history and success of New England’s largest craft brewery on Thursday, Sept. 25 at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV). His appearance is part of the...

Gov. Patrick Tapped as Breakfast Speaker at Business Expo

September 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick will be the breakfast speaker at the fourth annual Western Mass. Business Expo on Oct. 29. Tickets for the breakfast will be available through the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield....