BusinessWest & Healthcare News: Business & Health Talk Podcast

BusinessWest & Healthcare News: Business & Health Talk Podcast

BusinessWest & Healthcare News: Business & Health Talk Podcast

CATEGORY: Business
Interviews of local businesses and how they are faring in the face of Covid-19. How they've been able to survive and what they're doing to adjust to the local business conditions.
  1. Episode 44: George O’Brien talks with Sheila Coon, c…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Sheila Coon, co-owner, with her husband, Dan, of Hot Oven Cookies, one of the more intriguing stories of entrepreneurship playing out in the region.  The two discus…
  2. February 11, 2021
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    Episode 51: George O’Brien talks with Spiros Hatira…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center, recently honored as one oof the magazine’s Healthcare Heroes for 2020. The two discuss the state of the…
  3. February 11, 2021
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    Episode 50: George O’Brien talks with Carol Campbel…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Carol Campbell, president of  Chicopee Industrial Contractors, and one of the magazine’s Women of Impact for 2020. The two discuss the state of the economy and the…
  4. February 11, 2021
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    Episode 49: George O’Brien talks with State Sen. Eri…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with State Sen. Eric Lesser, co-chair of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. The two discuss the recently passed $600 million economic devel…
  5. January 12, 2021
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    Episode 47: George O’Brien talks with Andy Yee, pres…
    On the next installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Andy Yee, president of the Bean Restaurant Group. The two discuss the ongoing plight of area restaurants as they battle the…
  6. January 12, 2021
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    EPISODE 46: George O’Brien talks with Amy Royal, a p…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Amy Royal, a principal with The Royal Law Firm and an employment law specialist. The two discuss the pandemic, vaccines, what employers can mandate, and what they c…
  7. January 12, 2021
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    EPISODE 45: George O’Brien talks with Bob Nakosteen,…
    On the next installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Bob Nakosteen, a professor of Economics at the UMass Isenberg School of Management. The two discuss the economy, the outloo…
  8. December 15, 2020
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    Episode 43: George O’Brien talks with Paul Scully, p…
    George O’Brien talks with Paul Scully, president and CEO of Country Bank. The two have a lively discussion about everything from the bank’s sponsorship of the Worcester Red Sox and what it means for both instit…
  9. December 15, 2020
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    EPISODE 42: George talks with Nick Morin, founder an…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Nick Morin, founder and president of Iron Duke Brewing about the intriguing turn of events involving his brewery and landlord Westmass Development Corp. A year or s…
  10. December 15, 2020
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    EPISODE 41: George Interviews Nancy Creed, president…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Nancy Creed, president of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. The two discuss the pandemic, the recent surge in cases, its impact on the local business co…
  11. December 15, 2020
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    Episode 40: George Interviews Eugene Cassidy, presid…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Eugene Cassidy, president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition. The two discuss the pandemic and its impact not only on the Big E, but the region’s large and ve…
  12. December 04, 2020
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    Episode 39: George O’Brien talks with Tony Cignoli,…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Tony Cignoli, president of the A.L. Cignoli Company, a political consulting firm. The two discuss what happened at the national election earlier this month — and wh…
  13. November 09, 2020
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    EPISODE 38: George O'Brien Interviews Peter Rosskoth…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Peter Rosskothen, owner of the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House and other hospitality-related businesses. The two discuss the state of the local events industry, t…
  14. November 02, 2020
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    Episode 37: George O'Brien Interviews Tom Senecal, p…
    George talks with Tom Senecal, president and CEO of PeoplesBank. The two discuss the state of the local economy, how the pandemic is impacting the business community specific sectors of the economy, the short a…
  15. October 26, 2020
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    Episode 36 - George talks with Nate Costa, president…
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Nate Costa, president of the Springfield Thunderbirds. The two discuss the fate of the upcoming season and the factors that will determine if, when, and under what…
  16. October 19, 2020
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    Episode 35: George O’Brien talks with Meredith Wise,…
    On the next installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Meredith Wise, president of the Employers Association of the Northeast about the many issues and challenges facing employer…
  17. October 12, 2020
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    Episode 34: George O’Brien talks with Pam Victor, fo…
    George O’Brien talks with Pam Victor, founder of Happier Valley Comedy, about her unique business, which focuses on improvisation and resilience training to help with professional development, how she’s had to…
  18. October 07, 2020
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