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.


Western Mass Business Show 1.31.15

Ira talks with Charlie Kittredge from Crane Paper.

kristen leutz

Western Mass Business Show 1.24.15

Ira talks with Kristin Leutz from the Community Foundation of Western Mass.


Western Mass Business Show 1.17.15

Ira talks with Mark Borsari from Sanderson Macleod

kevin vann

Western Mass Business Show 1.10.15

Ira speaks with Kevin Vann of the Vann Group

cj diamond

The Western Mass Business Show 12.20.14

Ira talks with C.J. Diamond from Astro Chemicals.

mike tremble

Western Mass Business Show 12.13.14

Ira talks with Mike Tremble about his family owned business, Valley Communications.


The Western Mass Business Show 12.6.14

Ira speaks with Vana Nespor from Bay Path University.

brian houle

The Western Mass Business Show 11.22.14

Ira talks with Brian Houle from Spherion Employment in West Springfield.

frank nataloni

The Western Mass Business Show 11.15.14

Ira talks with Frank Nataloni from Curio Kitchens & Baths.

tim brennan

The Western Mass Business Show 11.8.14

Tim Brennan, from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, fills Ira in on when the first┬áNorth/South trains in over 20 years…

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