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.

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…

business west

The Western Mass Business Show 11.1.14

Ira talks with George O’Brien, editor of Business West Magazine.

pialtes studio

The Western Mass Business Show 10.25.14

Ira talks with Laurie Johnson and Katrina Hawley from the Pilates Studio in Hadley


Western Mass Business Show 10.18.14

Kristen and Debbie Maier from Peerless Precision

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The Western Mass Business Show 10.11.14

Ira talks with Michael Camerota from Touchstone Advisors.

John Dion Oct 4th

Western Mass Business Show 10.4.14

Ira speaks with John Dion from Dion Label.

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