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Construction Employment Increases in 39 States Over Past Year

October 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction firms added jobs in 39 states between September 2013 and September 2014 while construction employment increased in 34 states and the District of Columbia between August and September, according to an analysis...

Gov. Patrick to Unveil $1.5B MBTA Project Coming to Springfield

October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick will be in Springfield today to make an announcement regarding a $1.5 billion MBTA project coming to the city. The outgoing governor will be at 655 Page Blvd., the site of the former Westinghouse plant, the...

Paragus Among ICIC and Fortune’s Inner City 100 Winners

October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune announced that Paragus Strategic IT was selected for the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner-city businesses in the U.S. This year, for the...

Meghan Sullivan Named to New England Super Lawyers

October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Meghan Sullivan, managing partner with Springfield-based Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 New England Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service...

State Senate Debate Slated for Oct. 23 in Holyoke

October 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Taxpayers Assoc. and the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce are hosting a debate on Oct. 23 between State Sen. Donald Humason (R-Westfield) and Democrat Patrick Leahy of Holyoke in anticipation of the Nov. 4 election....

GZA GeoEnvironmental Promotes Paul Davis to Principal

October 21st, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., a leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, announced that Paul Davis has been promoted to principal. Davis is a professional wetlands scientist, certified soils scientist, and aquatic...

WMBExpo 2014

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October 21st, 2014
Your complete guide to the 2014 show Click here to download a PDF flip book of the entire guide Click here for the latest show information Click here to download a PDF of the show...

Comeback Stories

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October 21st, 2014
Hadley Fire Victims Maintain an Entrepreneurial Spirit Chuong Son, left, and Jorge Sosa and his wife, Dora Saravia, are among those who have overcome myriad challenges and gotten back in business. A year later, Chuong Son remembers each of the...

Soar Subject

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October 21st, 2014
Hot-air Balloon Pilot Rises to the Occasion Pioneer Valley Balloons owner and chief pilot Lisa Fusco gets ‘Teddy Bear’ ready for takeoff. As Lisa Fusco’s pickup truck approaches an elevated, wide-open space in Hadley called...

Party Platforms

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October 21st, 2014
Restaurants, Banquet Facilities Anticipate Busy Holiday Season Ruby Meng says many companies pulled back on holiday parties during the recession, but they’re coming back now. It was clear to Erin Corriveau that the corporate holiday party...

Capturing the ‘Paragus Vibe’

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October 21st, 2014
New Headquarters Facility Promotes Fun, Professionalism Paragus Strategic IT founder Delcie Bean in ‘Beantown.’ Sherwin Williams calls it “outrageous green.” That’s the exceedingly bright, neon-like shade that has...

Community Spotlight: Hampden

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October 21st, 2014
Hampden Strives to Increase Revenue, Cut Costs John Flynn says Hampden is a town rich in community spirit, where many municipal officials are following in the footsteps of family members who served before them. John Flynn says many people want to...

Main Attraction

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October 21st, 2014
Eclectic Community of Businesses Populates Monkey Wrench Building The Monkey Wrench Building was famously the longtime home of toolmaker Bemis & Call, then fine-funiture retailer Bottaro & Skolnick. No one knows for sure how the monkey...

Mass Appeal

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October 21st, 2014
Vodka Maker Has a New Home in an Old Hadley Church Paul Kozub, the proud new owner of the former St. John’s Church in Hadley, wants to be in this location for the next 50 years. Paul Kozub says he can draw a number of parallels between his...

2014 Resource Guide Addendum

October 21st, 2014
In September, BusinessWest presented its 2014-15 Resource Guide. What follows are needed additions and corrections to the charts that appeared in that issue: • Changes to Accounting Firms:Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. Services:...