Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

Family Business Center of Pioneer Valley

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Aegis Energy Services In 1985, with a goal of reducing energy costs and a commitment to the environment, Aegis Energy Services began offering the most efficient process in energy production — cogeneration — most often referred to as Combined Heat and Power (CHP). With a proven track record, and a knowledgeable, experienced engineering and technical staff, you can count on Aegis Energy Services to provide heat and power to your facility like so many others have already done. Every Aegis CHP system is manufactured at the corporate headquarters in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Having our manufacturing operations and technical staff under the same roof allows for timely builds and provides single source accountability. The systems built are modular, scalable and compact, making them viable solutions for nearly all types of buildings. Aegis is a valued partner throughout the CHP experience and accountable for every part, process and economic projection. With that level of commitment, there is a clear advantage to working with us: the Aegis Advantage.

All States Materials Group We believe that a group's strength comes not from its size but rather from its ability to offer a stable environment that fosters teamwork focused on a common goal. Our name - All States Materials Group - represents the unified efforts of our family of companies and their employees to offer high-quality products and services at cost-effective prices. Headquartered in Sunderland, Massachusetts, we have over 50 years of experience in the heavy/highway construction industry. Our capabilities range from contracting to materials supply. With operations located throughout the Northeast, we provide a diverse range of services from road maintenance and construction to bridge rehabilitation. Among the products we offer are aggregates, bituminous concrete, and a full range of liquid asphalts.

Architectural Timber and Millwork in close association with design professionals and contractors, does the work of both a timber frame fabricator and an installation contractor.  Since its establishment in 1972, Architectural Timber has helped push the evolution of the heavy timber construction industry forward through the introduction of new design, fabrication & installation concepts.  In-house production of custom made flooring and other architectural millwork, such as paneling and stair parts, allows Architectural Timber the ability to address a full range of woodworking functions.  With over 13,000 square feet of heated shop space our facility provides a safe and comfortable work environment that encourages quality work.Design optimization, with a focus on precise execution of plans, provides for client satisfaction and outstanding end products.  This attention to  detail  makes us well suited for the highly complex and exacting projects presented here.  The images included in this website represent a partial collection of work completed by Architectural Timber and Millwork during our forty years in business.

Astro Chemicals provides a variety of chemical solutions for municipalities and manufacturers throughout New England. Specialties include water treatment, coatings, electronics, pharmeceuticals, cleaning product compounding, and adhesives. Based in Springfield, Astro has been in business for over 35 years and has 50 employees.

Barton's Angels Home Health Care Services in the Pioneer ValleyNancy Barton Whitley started Barton’s Angels in 1997 to provide individualized home care in the Pioneer Valley.  A descendant of Clara Barton, Nancy works with the passion she inherited from Clara to make the best Angel matches for each customer. Test your history knowledge by asking Nancy about Clara’s fascinating life. Our Clients Have Many Faces: People who need/want assistance for greater safety and comfort at home; Elders who need/want assistance or to enhance their lifestyles in their homes, assisted living or facilities; Those with temporary impairments who may have a rehabilitation plan; Families and caregivers who need/want respite; Home assessments; Home health care planning; Relocation planning & assistance; Finding ways to pay for services and equipment.

Bert Hill Moving and Storage has been Pioneer Valley's most trusted mover since 1915. Bert Hill Movers help make your move as painless as possible. From packing your boxes to relocating your family anywhere along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. We understand that moving can be stressful. Our staff is experienced, courteous and reliable. We use only the latest equipment to handle your move with precision. We wrap your furniture in thick blankets for extra care. We handle all size pianos, antiques, hot tubs, safes and your household furniture. We do it all with the same courteous, friendly service that has made us a favorite for over 90 years. We also have heated storage. Our warehouse is in Westfield, MA is a full service storage with month to month service for as long as you need it. We will move your belongings in and move them out for you. See our storage for pricing. Wherever you live, Connecticut - Delaware - Florida - Georgia - Massachusetts - Maine - Maryland - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New York - North Carolina - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South Carolina - Vermont - Virginia - W. Virginia - Washington DC, we have everything you need for your move.

Brican Incorporated is a Verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2007. As a General Contractor, we have successfully completed projects ranging from $5000 to $5,000,000. We specialize in Federal Contracts for several different agencies, most notably the Veterans Administration and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along with the GSA and Department of the Navy. This includes MATOC/IDIQ Contracts with the VAMC and GSA.We utilize 5 guiding principals in everything we do: Safety, Quality, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork. Brican, Inc. has been chosen as a Rigid Global Buildings Authorized Builder. Please check out our web page for more information as well as clicking the Rigid Logo to reach their web site directly. Rigid Global Buildings are the largest privately owned metal building manufacturer/supplier in America. Brican, Inc. is proud to represent this American Owned and Operated Metal Building Manufacturer.

Brigade We reject the notion that design should be one-dimensional. We emphasize aesthetics without losing sight of strategy. We partner with brands that are non-traditional in their thinking. We work as one to accomplish the tasks of many. We challenge. We solve. We forge ahead. We are BRIGADE. We are builders and guardians. We thoughtfully and consistently create striking work that builds brands from the ground up and grows existing ones. Through hands-on research, trial and mockups, our team creatively rethinks packaging to create stunning designs that stand out on shelf. We help brands develop a powerful presence in the digital landscape through user focused sites, digital campaigns and web graphics.

Castine Moving and Storage has been a family owned and operated company since 1923 and have one of the finest reputations in the moving industry. All of our moves are well planned, coordinated, and monitored by our office on a daily basis, thus enabling complete accountability to our customers. Our professional moving crews stay with you throughout your entire move. Our fleet of trucks are equipped with state of the art GPS technology which allows us to monitor the location of our trucks at all times.  This allows for step by step updates on the location and status of your belongings while in our care.   We take pride in each move!

The Centered Coach - IS YOUR BUSINESS IN TRANSITION? Of course It Is! Let Me Help You Connect the Dots -- The pace of the world today has your business changing all the time - new customers, new vendors, new employees, new leaders, and all sorts of new opportunities. It can be dizzying for decision-makers to manage transitions in leadership, operations, culture, and even ownership.  Throughout more than 20 years in business leadership roles I have dealt with those same issues and I know how hard it is. The toughest part is that senior leaders are faced with the double whammy of higher stakes decisions AND a lack of peer-level support. It's lonely at the top, right? As a seasoned business leader, mentor, consultant, and coach, I understand your challenges and can help you navigate the changes and decisions that will move your business successfully forward and through transition. 

Chandler Architectural Products started in 1954 when a man named John Chandler founded J.L. Chandler Company in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It was a modest company specializing in store fronts, glass & glazing and mirrors. Together with his foreman Alden Taylor, they created a company known for its fine workmanship and service. In 1956 the company was incorporated and Alden became part owner and in 1961, Alden’s youngest son Chick Taylor decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and joined the company as a glazier. The Chandler Company contined to grow and built a reputation based on impeccable workmanship, attention to detail and a dedication to service. In 1965, John decided it was time to retire and Chick Taylor purchased the company. Together, he and Alden put the company on track for the future. They grew the company to what is now known as Chandler Architectural Products and their projects grew larger and more complex. In 1993, Chick brought in the next generation by hiring his son-in-law Andy Mele as a Project Manager. Andy brought years of managerial experience with him and a great vision for bringing Chandler into the 21st century. In 2010, Chick semi-retired and Andy became President of the company. What began as a modest glass company is now one of the largest and most respected in the industry. We're proud to still be family owned and to be continuing the tradition of excellence that John, Alden and Chick started more than 60 years ago.

Common Media is a web development and consulting firm headquartered in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley. We specialize in open-source and custom-built content management solutions for startups, schools, universities, foundations, media and publishing companies. Our finest work is performed in conjunction with best-in-class design and branding partners, and we take special pride in matching our partner’s level of execution with intuitive and dependable back-end solutions. Our staff of fifteen in-house developers and consultants make a point of delivering outstanding results on time and on budget. Technically speaking, we specialize in two platforms: Ruby on Rails for full-custom builds, and Drupal for open-source solutions.

Community Services Institute (CSI) is a “community-based teaching clinic” offering outpatient and in-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring, neurofeedback treatment, and psychological assessments to our clients. Our staff training programs and strong clinical supervision range from Master’s Social Work and Counseling practicums and internships, Doctoral Psychology internships, and Post-Doctoral Psychology training.

Development Associates provides a full range of development, brokerage, leasing, management and consulting services for all types of industrial and commercial properties. We specialize in turnkey build- to- suit projects, completing projects in as little as 90 days. Our market knowledge provides our clients with unmatched site selection services to find the right location for your business to thrive.

Dietz Construction For over 50 years we have been a local excavation contractor in Western Massachusetts specializing in heavy construction services. We take care of all the sitework details to make the project come together smoothly. Dietz Construction's team offers fast-paced production, quality workmanship and competitive prices. We offer a complete range of site work service: Land Clearing, Site Demolition, Earthwork, Storm Drainage, Sewer and Septic Systems, Water Systems, Utilities, Paving, Landscaping, Retaining Walls, Soil and Quarry Products and Materials Recycling

Digrigoli Salon/ School / Seminars Let the DiGrigoli Artist Team tailor a custom look just for you! By combining their knowledge of current trends and timeless techniques, the talented and experienced stylists have mastered the art of transformation and will leave you feeling renewed! Looking for a change? Do you have a passion for art and beauty? Experience the culture of fun, comradery and excitement at DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology and start yourself on the path to a new career today! Discover the secrets of peak performers by attending or scheduling a seminar with Paul DiGrigoli! With his 35+ years of experience in the industry as a salon and school owner, Paul speaks on a variety of topics for business owners, students and professionals. Tap into your personal power and take yourself to the next level!

Dion Label Printing is a flexographic company with both digital and conventional printing capabilities specializing in pressure sensitive labels, tags, and tickets.

duMont Company LLC has always held three basic principles as key to both our historic and future success. First, provide our customers with not only the best product possible, but unparalleled customer service as well. The goal is to deliver products and services that meet or exceed the client’s requirements and expectations. Second, work to continually develop products and manufacturing processes in order to increase efficiencies. Share gains in efficiency to provide the highest value to the marketplace. Third, strive to cultivate meaningful partnerships with clients, vendors and all stakeholders of The duMONT Company, LLC promoting relationships which will better serve all parties. By keeping these principles in mind and putting our many years of experience in customer service, engineering and manufacturing to the task we will excel at providing our distributor partners and end users the service and Broaching Tool they are looking for every time.

eRPortal Software provides high performance, web-enabled, Enterprise Asset Management, Maintenance Management, and Materials Tracking software solutions for managing strategic assets and operations. Our success is built on our proven experience and our ability to understand and respond to the broad range of challenges that our customers face. We deploy technology that maximizes operations efficiencies and asset utilization levels. Our customers succeed because eRPortal software is architected for flexibility, interoperability, and user interface adaptability. Our suite of Enterprise Asset Management software solutions has been deployed in many industries and markets, including Manufacturing, Higher Education, and Municipalities. Regardless of which market place our solutions serve, our company is 100% focused on creating world-class software that manages assets and track materials. eRPortal is committed to our vision of Enterprise Asset Management software designed for the agile organization. Software that is flexible, interoperates with existing systems or supply chain partners, and can be implemented either on-premise or via Software as a Service. And, we are committed to offering the easiest to use, most rapidly deployable software product in the industry.

Farm Credit East No other lender works for agriculture like Farm Credit East. Agriculture is all we do, so along with the expertise, the financial products and services to earn your business, we have the commitment to keep it – through tough times as well as the good. Discover the advantage of working with a lender that works for you. We offer a full range of highly competitive credit services for agriculture. Prompt, local decisions and on-farm service from knowledgeable loan officers and financial service experts. Ownership allowing you to share in our earnings through our patronage dividends program. Competitive interest rates and flexible terms to match your seasonal income or other specific needs. Exceptional service on the farm, online or over the phone. The financial capacity and commitment to meet the needs of an evolving agriculture. A leader in helping small, young, beginning and veteran farmers get started in agriculture. Proud sponsor of dozens of agricultural, community and civic activities throughout the Northeast. Committed to supporting all aspects of Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest productsCustomer-owned financial cooperative, governed by a farmer-elected Board of Directors. Part of the national Farm Credit System, founded in 1916 to promote the growth and prosperity of agriculture. If you are in the business of agriculture, you should do business with Farm Credit East. We look forward to working with you.

Fleming Industries / Iron Duck is an American-owned, family business that manufactures spineboards, immobilization products, trauma bags, oxygen bags, backpacks, midwife bags and custom sewn products for emergency services, fire, military and law enforcement markets world wide. We proudly build our products in our 55,000 square foot facility in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Collaborating with industry leaders and customers, we apply their feedback to develop innovative, durable, top of the line products that are built to make the end user’s job easier while helping to improve patient care and safety.The Iron Duck brand name was created by combining two materials synonymous with durability: Iron: great strength, hardness + Duck: strong tight weave canvas fabric = Products made with quality materials for solid construction and long life.Iron Duck can also create customs bags for your specialized needs or for a product that requires a custom carry case. 

FLN MAR Rubber & Plastics has been a full-line distributor and fabricator of quality industrial products in Holyoke, Massachusetts since its incorporation in 1969. Our commitment has been and continues to be "Commitment to Excellence in Service. We want to be "Your Source for Solutions". More at

Forish Construction performs design/build and plan and spec commercial and industrial construction within Western Mass and Ct. Project size is tytpically in the $500,000-$5,000,000+ range.

42 | design fab At 42 | design fab, we offer fresh, innovative answers for out-of-the-ordinary challenges. We're a diverse team of artists, designers and craftsmen who create stunning museum exhibits, special environments, and unique creations. 
From simply elegant to whimsical and fascinating, we've transformed spaces and created elements that inspire, educate and entertain. Extensive experience in the museum industry has enabled us to hone our skills to a very high level, and develop innovative approaches to design/build. Whether you're a homeowner, institution, business or organization, we can help create a one-of-a-kind experience for you, your people and your guests. Have a look around. Let the imagination wheels turn. Smile.

Governors America Corp.(GAC) is a leading provider of engine governing and system controls to a worldwide list of equipment manufacturers and power providers. From isochronous governors and fuel controls to sophisticated multi-engine load sharing/power control systems, GAC has innovative solutions to meet and exceed all of your needs. GAC also provides practical solutions for custom applications with complete design, development, production and marketing capabilities. Manufactured in the USA, GAC products are sold and supported by GAC’s established worldwide network of representatives and distributors. 

Gravity Switch For the better part of two decades, Gravity Switch has used a common sense approach to developing websites, mobile apps, database-driven web applications, user experiences, brands, visuals for digital and print, and more. Our award-winning team combines time-tested, industry-accepted best practices with a broad skill set and an open mind to tackle projects of all shapes and sizes. Is a problem keeping you up at night? Tell us about it.

H.L. Dempsey Company carries the top line of office equipment : Canon copiers and fax machines This name is immediately recognized in the business community and is synonymous with quality.

Hampden Village Inc. is a community created and designed for independent adults aged 55 and over. The park was built by the owner, Jeffrey W. Glaze, and his late father, John W. Glaze, in 1974. Jeff and two of his children, Justin Glaze and Jocelyn Glaze, took over the management of Hampden Village in January 2014 after the passing of John Glaze. The park is comprised of more than 250 manufactured homes in Westfield, Massachusetts. In addition to Hampden Village, the Glazes own four other businesses in Western Massachusetts including EpiCenter ERP, Warfield Arch LLC, G4 Graphics, and The Warfield House Inn.

Hot Table a family owned business that is dedicated to bringing you the freshest, tastiest panini you've ever had. We only use the best ingredients that are prepared daily and served to you quickly with a smile. We are dedicated to our employees, vendors, communities, and all that come in contact with our company. Our Purpose: To be thankful and good stewards of all the graces that God has entrusted to us. Our Vision: To enrich each and every community that we do business in. Our Mission: To provide a memorable dining experience, by serving delicious food with exceptional service. Our Guiding Principles: To honor God every day and reserve Sunday as a day of rest. Generously give back to the communities we serve. Take care of and mentor our employees. Build meaningful relationships with all that come in contact with our company.

Julia Mines Leadership & Communications Coach For nearly two decades I’ve helped leaders in the non-profit and for-profit sectors successfully compete in the marketplace, find their "voice" in leadership, and strategize around crafting their brands. I worked in advertising, writing and producing ads that were honest, earnest, and quite possibly funny. On many days, I felt like the Robinhood of marketing, helping small- and medium-sized businesses succeed on Main Street while the big box stores loomed nearby. For many years, I was a program developer and workshop presenter in wellness, creativity, and personal growth at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the largest holistic health center in the U.S. I compete in story slams, and sometimes get my funny on by way of comedy improv. My voice can still sometimes be heard on terrestrial radio on some of those ads I made. I'm a student of Positive Psychology, aka, "the science of happiness," which is not an accident. They say we teach what it is we want to learn: I wanted more of the good stuff of life. There was work burnout. There was life distress.  So I began digging in, drilling down, and studying with some of the best minds in the field: Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD., prolific author and educator of Harvard's most popular class (on happiness); Robert Biswas-Diener, PhD., author, instigator, and brilliant mind behind Positive Psychology coaching; and Rick Hanson, PhD., author and neuropsychologist, whose work in meditation and neuroscience teaches how we can rewire our brains for well-being.  I practice what I preach: I turned my life upside down in the best possible way through research-based"happiness interventions." It's now my mission to help others also get happier: find more meaning,  more pleasure, more appreciation for what goes well. But it's not just about feeling good--though that's pretty wonderful. Research shows that happier people also make better workers, leaders, and have more positive relationships. I can get behind that. I hold certificates in Positive Psychology and Positive Psychology Coaching through the International Coach Federation (ICF). That's a wee bit about me.

Kitchens By Curio proudly serves Springfield, MA and the surrounding areas. Through our quality workmanship, attention to detail and prompt service, we have built a solid reputation of customer satisfaction.

Knight Associates Real Estate was founded in 1989 to invest in Multifamily, Office and Retail properties. Since then, we've evolved into a respected industry leader known for managing investment assets with integrity and an ongoing commitment to providing honest, personal and exceptional service. Today, we are a privately held company that is proud to maintain a long list of satisfied customers. We attribute our legacy of success to the highly talented members of our team - friendly, loyal people who are experts in their field and truly care about providing the absolute best to our clients. To our residents, this means we are committed to creating and maintaining communities that they are proud to call home. We will consistently provide prompt, professional service with attention to even the smallest detail. As a full-service real estate investment management firm, Knight Associates Realty Inc. focuses on the acquisition of multifamily residential and commercial real estate with a broad scope of Realty services, including the acquisition, disposition, rehabilitation, financing and repositioning of real estate assets.

Log Cabin / Delaney House THE LOG CABIN Our New England-style facility provides the area's most beautiful setting - atop the Mount Tom Rangewith breathtaking views of the Easthampton Valley, privacy, and relaxing yet elegant ambience. Our banquet rooms, accommodating from 50 to 450 guests, open onto private terraces and the spacious grounds are ideal for outdoor ceremonies and parties. THE DELANEY HOUSE Originally a residence until 1966, The Delaney House has a reputation as being one of the finest restaurants and banquet facilities in the Valley. Thirteen elegant rooms, each with their own theme, are available to you to celebrate your special occasion. Old World charm, attention to detail, exclusive service, and unrivaled menus...all wrapped up in one. The Delaney House welcomes you!

Louis & Clark Drug & Medical Equipment is an independent, locally owned group of 11 locations providing comprehensive pharmacy and medical equipment services to western Massachusetts. We provide extraordinary healthcare solutions by caring a little more.

LT Consulting Helping companies save time and money by improving the way the way they do business through Process Improvements. Step beyond the status quo, leverage the people of your workforce, their skills and the organizational investments of your business to reach the next level. A change agent that can facilitate and lead an organization's culture shift. Let's see how far your business can grow.

Lyon Aviation Lyon Aviation, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Lynn Lyon and his wife Shirley. Ideally located in Berkshire County, at the Pittsfield Massachusetts airport, Lyon Aviation began as a fixed base operator (FBO) providing fuel, maintenance, hangar services, charter and flight instruction. The early fleet consisted of a Cessna 172 and a Cessna 310. Employees were, in large part, family. Today, Lyon Aviation is one of the Northeast’s most established jet operators. The Lyon fleet of charter airplanes consists of a Piper Navajo, five Hawker 800xp/800s and a Gulfstream IV. Lyon Aviation can accommodate a quick shuttle to Nantucket, a one way trip to Florida, a last-minute ski trip to Aspen or excursions to Europe and Asia. The objective of Lyon Aviation is to achieve 100% customer satisfaction by providing the safest, most reliable air transportation services at a competitive price.

Market Mentors LLC is a full-service marketing agency located in Western Massachusetts and serving all of New England. Our highly experienced and creative team allows us to provide a wide variety of services that include: advertising, branding, media buying, graphic design, public relations, and event planning. We are all about creative, promotional solutions that fit your business needs.

Mountain View Landscapes and Lawncare has been enhancing landscapes for over 30 years. We specialize in the following areas: commercial site development and improvements, irrigation, commercial and residential landscape development and improvements, commercial grounds maintenance and snow removal. Contact us at 413-536 7555 or to learn more about how Mountain View Landscaping can help you with all your landscape design and development needs.Founded in 1976, Mountain View Landscapes and Lawncare has spent the last 35 years offering exemplary landscape maintenance and construction services throughout Massachusetts and the surrounding states. Through our highly-talented and extremely reliable team of landscape-construction professionals, we are dedicated to continually making the world a more beautiful and rewarding place. The final result on any project, no matter scope and size, is customer satisfaction, and at the end of the day that is what matters most to us.

Norpin Manufacturing Company is an industry leader in manufacturing deep drawn cans and cases. We have a 60 year history of manufacturing competitive and dependable deep drawn enclosures, cans, cases, lids, shells, and housings for industries world wide where quality, cost and on time deliveries are critical. Norpin Manufacturing services food, aviation, medical, automotive, electronics, aerospace industries, and many more with custom and standard ZERO style deep drawn metal enclosures, boxes, cases, cups, caps, canisters, instrument housings and shells. Norpin Mfg. can customize your deep drawn enclosure requirements utilizing on site design, powder coating, machining, PEM stud insertion, nut plates, seals, handles, hinges, and assembly facilities. Also available are paint, anodize, irridite, alodine, welding, metal stamping, and fabrication services. 

Northeast IT, we tailor a solution for your specific needs. Our certified technicians leverage the latest technology to create unique solutions. Whether you are a business owner struggling with productivity because of computer downtime or the President of a company who is moving and needs networking solutions – you can count on us to deliver solutions that go above and beyond!

Notch Mechanical Constructors is a mechanical contractor specializing in the installation and maintenance of piping systems for process, utility, and building service applications. We provide services to industrial and institutional facilities throughout southern New England. Notch was founded in 1972 and is currently in its second generation of family ownership.

Olive Street Development We are experienced, caring, and responsive property managers and look forward to meeting you.  Our properties are all conveniently located near Interstate 91 and Route 2 as well as public transportation.  We specialize in well lit, clean, quiet, and historic properties in the downtown Greenfield, MA area.

Palmer Paving raw materials, hot mix asphalt and road construction services to Central and Western Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut

Quabbin Inc is an ISO 9001-certified equipment manufacturing company, located in the western Massachusetts town of Orange, and focused on providing gate and valve repair components.  We are housed in a 110,000-square foot building and currently have 20 employees.   We are proudly veteran-owned and committed to providing employment and supporting the local economy in this rural area of Massachusetts. Back in the early 1980s, when he was an engineering student at UMass Amherst, Mark LeBoeuf, now Quabbin, Inc.'s Owner and President, already knew that after graduation he wanted to come back to the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts and, ever since the Marco’s Tacos project in 6th grade, that he wanted to be an entrepreneur.   He earned his mechanical engineering degree in 1984 and then served in the U.S. Navy, 6 years active duty and 8 years in the Reserves, earning the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  Following his tour of service, he worked at Pulsafeeder, Chemcon, Rodney Hunt and Neles-Jamesbury, and earned his M.B.A. at W.P.I. before realizing his goal of owning his own business.  In 1996 he bought out one of two partners in a small manual die cutting company, and Quabbin, Inc. was born!  His pump, gate and valve product knowledge, combined with his engineering background, helped grow the company's capabilities to include CNC machining, die cutting and water jet cutting, as well as powder coating and welding, and to become a trusted supplier for water control OEMs. 

Rocky's Ace Hardware is a family-owned business that has been supporting local communities for over 80 years.From one modest store to over 32 convenient locations throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Florida, Rocky′s is now one of the nation's largest Ace dealers, known for expertise and great product selection in paint, hardware and lawn & garden.

Sanderson MacLeod We are the twisted wire brush experts. We will meet your need for the highest quality twisted wire brushes available—from design to delivery—on time, to specification and at competitive prices. As one of the oldest and largest manufacturers specializing in twisted wirebrushes and the inventor of the mascara brush, we are the twisted wire industry leader. We stand ready to help you with your twisted wire brush application. Call us today to begin understanding the Sanderson MacLeod difference.

Six Point Creative Creating a branding and marketing agency that empowers our clients – a place where great brands find fulfillment – didn't happen by accident. Everything, from our leadership to our relationship structure to our creative process, is designed to meet client demands. We always allow direct access to the creative team. No reps, no AEs, no middlemen. We offer specialized approaches for industrial/B-to-B, nonprofits and consumer product manufacturers, not cookie-cutter creative. Plus, the Six-Point "creategic" partners (yes, creative and strategic thinking can exist together) are regularly involved in all accounts, ensuring that we concentrate on our clients and their potential, not ourselves.

Sullivan Metals manufactures a wide range of custom lead products, from piano weights to lead radiation and x-ray shielding. We are a JIT supplier to many OEM manufacturing operations. Sullivan Metals also works on a number of Government contracted projects.

VCA has worked alongside architects and designers for over two decades, creating exceptional handcrafted furniture and architectural millwork for high-end commercial and residential interiors. We bring extraordinary designs to life. We value collaboration, commitment to craft and high quality results. We respect the input and efforts of everyone involved in the creative process. We focus great attention on every aspect of production and strive for excellence in each project we complete.

Webber & Grinnell Insurance Serving the insurance needs of residents and businesses throughout the Pioneer Valley is a long-standing tradition at Webber and Grinnell. Their roots can be traced back to 1849, when A.W. Thayer opened an insurance agency on Pleasant Street in Northampton. In 1973, after a long history of mergers and acquisitions, Fred Grinnell and Gordon Woodward combined their agencies to form Woodward and Grinnell. The agency moved to its current location on North King Street. When Fred retired in 1998, he sold the business to his son, Bill, and long-time employee Rich Webber. With Rich and Bill at the helm, Webber and Grinnell grew to become one of the largest and most respected insurance agencies in Western Massachusetts. In September of 2013, Bill became sole owner of the agency. Webber and Grinnell currently serves over 5,000 automobile and homeowner policyholders, and insures nearly 900 businesses throughout Western Massachusetts. Their friendly and experienced staff provides personalized service tailored to meet the needs of every client they insure.

Whip City Tool & Die Corp. has been specializing in precision metal stamping manufacturing since 1957. Our history with Fourslide, Multislide and Vertislide machines speaks volumes of our knowledge in the industry. Our tool and die designers combine 50+ years of hands-on knowledge of machine and shop operations with today's latest computer-aided design (CAD) software to design machine tools, parts and stamping dies in a cost effective method for our customers. In addition to developing and producing new tools and dies, tool & die makers also repair worn and/or damaged tools, dies, gauges, jigs and fixtures.

Woodstar Café is a family-owned bakery, sandwich shop and full-service espresso bar located in downtown Northampton, MA. Best coffee, cookies, and cupcakes in town. We bake from scratch using traditional techniques and pure ingredients. No preservatives. No trans-fats. And if we can go local and organic, boy, do we ever, including an ever-increasing quantity of free-range eggs, fruits, berries, and vegetables from our own nearby farm.



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