Podcasts: The Western Mass. Business Show

The Western Mass. Business Show

The Western Mass Business Show with host, Ira Bryck, from the UMass Family Business Center. Each week Ira will talk to a ‘captain of industry’ from our Valley, and will offer insight and advice to small business owners. Listen every Saturday morning at 11 on WHMP.

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Western Mass Business Show 9.26.15

Ira talks with Terra Missildine from Beloved Earth Cleaning.

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Western Mass Business Show 9.19.15

9.19.15 Kevin Kervick, discussing how his company was put into workout by his bank, and what he learned from it

stan kowalski

Taking Care Of Business 9.5.15

Ira talks with Stan Kowalski III and Chris Lidel of Flo Design Sonics in Wilbraham in part two of his two week conversation.

jackie fallon

Western Mass Business Show 8.22.15

Ira talks with Jackie Fallon of FIT Staffing Solutions.

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Western Mass Business Show 8.15.15

Ira talks with Xanthi Scrimgeour

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Western Mass Business Show 8.8.15

Ira talks with sales trainer Sheldon Snodgrass.

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Western Mass Business Show 8.1.15

Ira speaks with Angela Lussier.


The Western Mass Business Show 7.25.15

Ira talks with Marcie Muehlke from Celia Grace, the Amherst-based fair trade wedding dress company.

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The Western Mass Business Show 7.18.15

Ira talks with Chris Araujo from Creative Machining & Molding.

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Over 6 thousand piled into Springfield's Mass Mutual Center to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon.