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Hub International Limited Acquires Assets of FieldEddy Insurance

October 7th, 2014
CHICAGO — Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, announced that it has acquired the assets of FieldEddy Insurance and Your Choice Insurance Agency, servicing the Central and Western Mass. region. Terms of the...

Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Most Part-Timers

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October 7th, 2014
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for most of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest...

Employment-law Expert to Host Human Services Forum Event

October 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., an employment-law firm serving the Greater Springfield area, announced that partner Susan Fentin will host a presentation regarding recent developments in the area of labor and employment law...

Goodman Vein and Laser Center Accredited in Vascular Testing

October 7th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Goodman Vein and Laser Center, located at 66 Morgan Road in West Springfield, has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing in the areas of extra-cranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral...

Brian Beauchemin Earns Title of GM World Class Technician

October 7th, 2014
CHICOPEE — Brian Beauchemin, a technician with Bob Pion Buick GMC, has earned the coveted title of GM World Class Technician. He joins fellow Pion technician Powel Lisek in this elite class. When asked why he challenged himself to earn this...

Eastworks Announces Third Annual Holiday Shop

October 7th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — The Eastworks Holiday Shop is a pop-up shop that showcases the work and wares of Eastworks artists and entrepreneurs. Last year, sales increased over the first year, and this year a continued increase in traffic is expected. The...

It’s All Relative

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October 7th, 2014
Family Business Center Marks 20 Years of Dispensing Insight Director Ira Bryck There’s a small sign in front of a parking space near the front door of Notch Mechanical Constructors in Chicopee declaring that it is reserved for Roger Neveu,...

Eye-Opening Experiences

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October 7th, 2014
The World Is Our Classroom Makes Learning Meaningful Sue Towers, left, and Nora Patton say The World Is Our Classroom helps expose students to a wide variety of careers. Sarah Topey never used to think twice about the water that came from the...

Reaching the Masses

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October 7th, 2014
Law Firms Raise Their Profile Through Blogs, Social Media Jeff Fialky says consumers of all types of goods and services look for them on the Internet, and savvy law firms are taking advantage of that. Kevin Maltby says few people buy anything...

Non-compete Agreements

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October 7th, 2014
It Appears That These Contracts May Be Here to Stay By PETER VICKERY, Esq. Peter Vickery There have been no TV specials, live re-enactments, or commemorative stamps, but the fact is, this year marks the 600th anniversary of Dyer’s Case, the...

Matters of Course

October 7th, 2014
A chart of area colleges and universities Click here to download the...

The Sibling Divorce

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October 7th, 2014
How Individuals Can Avoid Conflicts Over a Parent’s Estate By MIKE SIMOLO, Esq. and KATHERINE McCARTHY, Esq. What will happen when my parents pass away? It is a question most of us who have not yet faced the situation would rather...

Mandate for Change

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October 7th, 2014
New Law Requires Employers to Provide Domestic-violence Leave By KARINA L. SCHRENGOHST, Esq. Massachusetts recently enacted new legislation related to domestic violence. The new law, which was effective immediately when signed by Gov. Deval Patrick...

Advice — on the House

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October 7th, 2014
Check Your Homestead Protection Now to Prevent Problems Later By DAVID K. WEBBER, Esq. David Webber If you own a small business, you should carefully choose a business entity and buy good insurance. But a properly prepared homestead declaration...

Get It in Writing

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October 7th, 2014
Things to Know When Your Child Is Also Your Caregiver By GINA M. BARRY, Esq. It is very common for a child to provide care to an aging parent in order to allow the parent to continue to live at home. A child is most commonly the caregiver because...