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 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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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

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Western Mass Business Show 6.20.15

Ira talks with Cheryl Rumley of Apex Healthcare.

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