1. Seen@ AIM's Western Mass. Next Century Awards celebration at Museum of Springfield History

    Seen@ AIM's Western Mass. Next Century Awards celebration at Museum of Springfield History

    Receiving AIM Next Century Awards were Smith & Wesson, a firearms manufacturer; and Valley Venture Mentors, a business accelerator, both of Springfield. AIM Sustainability Awards went to PeoplesBank, a 131-year-old community bank based in Holyoke; and W.D. Cowls Inc. of North Amherst, a forestry, real estate and building-materials company. "All four recipients exemplify the transformative and lasting power of economic opportunity," said Richard C. Lord, president and CEO of AIM. "Their vision and leadership have allowed Western Massachusetts residents to work, support families and build lives for themselves while making the commonwealth a wonderful place to live."

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    1. All four recipients exemplify the transformative and lasting power of economic opportunity.
    2. We all too often take for granted the long days, sleepless nights, risks, challenges, new ideas and innovation you all put into building businesses that represent the best of our economy.
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