BusinessWest & Healthcare News: Business & Health Talk Podcast

BusinessWest & Healthcare News: Business & Health Talk Podcast

BusinessWest & Healthcare News: Business & Health Talk Podcast

CATEGORY: Business
Interviews of local businesses and how they are faring in the face of Covid-19. How they've been able to survive and what they're doing to adjust to the local business conditions.
  1. June 30, 2022
    18 min
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    George Interviews Diana Szynal, the incoming president of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Diana Szynal, the incoming president of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce. The two discuss her new appointment, the business scene in Greater and Springf…
  2. June 30, 2022
    19 min
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    George Interviews Anthony Gleason II, president and co-founder of the Gleason-Johndrow Companies and winner of BusinessWest’s Alumni Achievement Award for 2022
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Anthony Gleason II, president and co-founder of the Gleason-Johndrow Companies and winner of BusinessWest’s Alumni Achievement Award for 2022. The two talk about th…
  3. June 30, 2022
    21 min
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    George talks with Amy Roberts, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer at PeoplesBank
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Amy Roberts, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer at PeoplesBank. The two discuss the ongoing workforce crisis and the adjustments area busine…
  4. June 30, 2022
    19 min
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    George Interviews John Regan, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Mass.
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with John Regan, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Mass.  The two discuss the state’s the economy and the headwinds facing it, especially the ongoing workfor…
  5. June 30, 2022
    22 min
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    George O’Brien talks with Charlie Epstein, senior vice president of HUB International and Epstein Financial
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Charlie Epstein, senior vice president of HUB International and Epstein Financial. The two discuss his upcoming show at Holyoke Community College — Yield of Dreams…
  6. June 30, 2022
    18 min
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    George O’Brien talks with Carla Cosenzi, president of TommyCar Auto Grou
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Carla Cosenzi, president of TommyCar Auto Group. A winner of several of BusinessWest’s awards, including Difference Maker, 40 Under Forty, and the Alumni Achievemen…
  7. June 30, 2022
    23 min
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    George talks with Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health, about the fifth COVID surge, what he and his team are seeing, and what they are projecting. The numbers are risi…
  8. June 30, 2022
    17 min
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    Editor George O’Brien talks with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal about the prospects for momentum on east-west rail in the Commonwealth
    Editor George O’Brien talks with U.S. Rep. Richard Neal about the prospects for momentum on east-west rail in the Commonwealth. The congressman believes the stars are aligned on this matter, and explains why Go…
  9. June 30, 2022
    19 min
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    George Talks Andrew Michael, manager of Dave DiRico’s Golf in West Springfield
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Andrew Michael, manager of Dave DiRico’s Golf in West Springfield. The two discuss the surge that the game — and business — of golf have seen since the start of the…
  10. June 30, 2022
    22 min
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    George O’Brien talks with Ted Mendoza, a capital projects manager at UMass Amherst
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Ted Mendoza, a capital projects manager at UMass Amherst about the school’s recently announced ‘carbon-zero’ project, a bold initiative to power the campus with 100…
  11. June 30, 2022
    21 min
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    George talks with State Rep. Joseph Wagner of Chicopee, who recently announced he will not seek re-election
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien engages in provocative discussion with State Rep. Joseph Wagner of Chicopee, who recently announced he will not seek re-election. Wagner looks back on more than 30 years in th…
  12. April 14, 2022
    20 min
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    George Interviews Darby O’Brien, founder and principal of Darby O’Brien Advertising
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien engages in provocative discussion with Darby O’Brien (no relation), founder and principal of Darby O’Brien Advertising. Speaking from 42 years of experience, Darby believes bu…
  13. April 14, 2022
    20 min
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    George Interviews Ira Helfand, a retired emergency room physician at Mercy Medical Center and co-chair of Physicians for Social Responsibilty’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien interviews Ira Helfand, a retired emergency room physician at Mercy Medical Center and co-chair of Physicians for Social Responsibilty’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee. T…
  14. April 14, 2022
    21 min
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    George Interviews Sandra Doran, president of Bay Path University
    On the this installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with Sandra Doran, president of Bay Path University. The two talk about the long-awaited return…
  15. April 14, 2022
    21 min
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    George Interviews Marc Joyce, chairman of the 69th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with Marc Joyce, chairman of the 69th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The two talk about the long, three-year wait for the 69th parade,…
  16. April 14, 2022
    20 min
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    George Interviews Tanzania (Tanzi) Cannon-Eckerle, Esq., an employment law specialist — and a brewer
    On this installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with Tanzania (Tanzi) Cannon-Eckerle, Esq., an employment law specialist — and a brewer. They talk a…
  17. April 14, 2022
    19 min
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    George Interviews Brian Houser, general manager of Balise Hyundai and Ready Credit Used Cars in Springfield
    On this installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with  Brian Houser, general manager of Balise Hyundai and Ready Credit Used Cars in Springfield. The…
  18. February 18, 2022
    18 min
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    George Interviews Beth Ward, director of Community Affairs at MGM Springfield
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with  Beth Ward, director of Community Affairs at MGM Springfield. The two talk everything from the Valentine’s Day menu (5-pound lobster…
  19. February 18, 2022
    18 min
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    George Interviews Barbara Trombley a financial advisor and CPA with Wilbraham-based Trombley Associates
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with Barbara Trombley a financial advisor and CPA with Wilbraham-based Trombley Associates. The two talk about the current volatility on…
  20. February 18, 2022
    20 min
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    George Interviews Tom Senecal, president and CEO of PeoplesBank
    BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with Tom Senecal, president and CEO of PeoplesBank. The two talk about everything from the regional economy and the forces that will dete…

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