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A visitor to Art in the Orchard sculptural exhibit at Park Hill Orchard interacts with the Big Red Frame. Jean-Pierre Pasche renamed his framing business after the piece of art. PHOTO COURTESY JEAN-PIERRE PASCHE.

Eastmont Custom Framing in Easthampton changes name to Big Red Frame

Sunday, November 24, 2013

EASTHAMPTON — A framing business in the Old Town Hall that has been known as Eastmont Custom Framing for the last 12 years is now Big Red Frame. Owner Jean-Pierre Pasche announced last week that he was renaming his shop after a piece of art he created that was a big hit at this summer’s Art in the Orchard sculpture … 0

Shel Horowitz: Busting myths about the costs of going green

Sunday, November 24, 2013

You often hear going green is too expensive. Answer those critics with the ways going green is actually cheaper than staying brown. And there are many of those “low-hanging fruit” savings areas. So you can put those into place in your own business, start saving money to fund more expensive green improvements, and … 0

Area propety deed transfers

Sunday, November 24, 2013

For the week ending Nov. 15, 2013 Amherst Cheryl H. Cobb, Cheryl V. Cobb, George & Cheryl Cobb Living Trust, George W. Cobb to Cheryl V. Cobb Revocable Trust, Cheryl V. Cobb, trustee, George W. Cobb Revocable Trust, George W Cobb, trustee, 40 Harris Mountain Road, Amherst, $1. Deborah G. Kliegl, Timothy J. … 0

College graduates find new dynamics in job market

Sunday, February 10, 2013

News stories during the past few years have painted a grim picture of job prospects for recent college graduates. Blaring headlines have declared that across the nation as many as half of the members of class of 2012 … 0

Job growth in Valley most likely in health care, services and technology

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Job growth will continue to be very gradual in the Valley, analysts say, with fields such as health care, technology and financial services likely to offer the most new positions. Michael Truckey, executive director of the Franklin Hampshire … 0

Job seekers advised to evaluate available training as one piece of the puzzle

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The mantra about job training, repeated countless times during the Great Recession, is this: Going forward, workers — especially the unemployed and underemployed — will need to upgrade their skills if they want to get and keep sustainable, … 0

Liz Washer turns makeup hobby into full-time business

Sunday, February 10, 2013

On Dec. 20, 2012, Liz Washer spent her last day as a full-time employee at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. For three years, she had been director of external relations for the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, … 0

Job loss in mid-40s leads to fulfilling career change for Thom Burden

Sunday, February 10, 2013

In 2008, Thom Burden lost his job as operations director at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Fall. “It’s the hardest thing in the world to be unemployed, to have no idea what’s going to happen to … 0

Job hunting harder, more stressful when employer’s human decency is lacking

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Job hunting is stressful — more stressful than it needs to be when some simple human decency is missing. First, though, a couple of reminders. As a job hunter, keep telling yourself that your timetable isn’t the same as employers’ timetables. And remember that employers care about what … 0

How to connect with employees: Sincerity and consistency are key

Sunday, February 10, 2013

When I see a companywide email from the boss, I, like most employees, assume it’s an announcement of a promotion - me to senior vice president of awesomeness. If not that, then perhaps a salacious news release detailing how a co-worker I dislike has been let go over … 0

PeoplesBank culture engages employees and community

Sunday, February 10, 2013

HOLYOKE — Five years ago, PeoplesBank began developing a strategic plan that included creating a “high-performance culture” focusing on employee development, life-work balance and community service. At the time, the largest community bank in western Massachusetts was a … 0

Millions of middle-class jobs lost to recession, technology in developed countries worldwide

Sunday, February 10, 2013

NEW YORK — Five years after the start of the Great Recession, the toll is terrifyingly clear: Millions of middle-class jobs have been lost in developed countries the world over. And the situation is even worse than it … 0