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Construction Industry “Hits Soft Patch”

April 22nd, 2015
Even as construction firms added jobs in 41 states between March 2014 and March 2015, construction employment declined in 29 states and the District of Columbia between February and March, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by...

Unemployment Rates Decline Across the State

April 22nd, 2015
BOSTON — The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for March were down in all 24 labor market areas over the month and over the year, according to the...

United Financial Announces Record Revenue, 20% Increase in Dividend

April 22nd, 2015
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Financial Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for United Bank, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31. These results represent the third full fiscal quarter as the combined United Financial —...

Amy Royal Honored by Clubhouse Coalition

April 21st, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — Amy Royal, principal and founding partner of Royal LLP, the boutique woman-owned, women-managed labor and employment law firm, was honored recently by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC) at a ceremony at the State House...

Mary Wallachy to be Honored with Humanics Achievement Award

April 21st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation Executive Director Mary Walachy will be the recipient of the 2015 Springfield College Humanics Achievement Award as part of the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 17 at the...

Vann Group, ROCG Announce Affiliation

April 21st, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Vann Group, providers of strategic consulting and transactional advisory services, announced its recently formed affiliation with ROCG Americas, the leading business exit and transition planning specialists in North America....

Elms College, Greenfield Community College Establish Unique Bachelor’s Degree in Business Program

April 21st, 2015
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...

Investments for the Future

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April 21st, 2015
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...

Tracking Progress

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April 21st, 2015
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...

Expanding Horizons

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April 21st, 2015
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...

Floor to Sealing

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April 21st, 2015
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...

Business is Booming

April 21st, 2015
A chart of area landscape design companies Click HERE to download the PDF...

Introducing the Class 2015

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April 20th, 2015
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...

Jim Angelos

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April 20th, 2015
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...

Elizabeth Barajas-Román

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April 20th, 2015
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...