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.


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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The Western Mass Business Show 7.11.15

Ira talks with Laura Mazza Gonick from Soulful Empowered Business.

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Western Mass Business Show 6.27.15

Ira talks with Jim Putnam from Farm Credit East

cheryl rumley

Western Mass Business Show 6.20.15

Ira talks with Cheryl Rumley of Apex Healthcare.


Western Mass Business Show 6.13.15

Ira talks with Chris Thibault (or Teebo if it’s easier) about filmmaking for business.

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Western Mass Business Show 6.6.15

Ira talks toys with Mike Fischer from Grand Prix International.


The Western Mass Business Show 5.30.15

Part 2 of Ira’s talk with Bruce Tulgan about the challengers of being a manager.30


Western Mass Business Show 5.23.15

Ira talks with Bruce Tulgan about the 27 challenges that managers face.  This is part 1.

karen randall

The Western Mass Business Show 5.16.15

Ira talks with Karen Randall from Randall’s Farm.

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A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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