1. Pioneer Valley merchants seeing light at the end of the recession tunnel

    Pioneer Valley merchants seeing light at the end of the recession tunnel
    Rick Fitzgerald, who owns the contracting business and retail store Fitzgerald Fences in Northampton, said that by expanding his coverage area and increasing his advertising budget, he did twice the business in 2010 that he did in 2009. “We hired four additional people this year to keep up with the rush,” he said.
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    1. We hired four additional people this year to keep up with the rush.
    2. We had a great retail season (in 2010). I think it's going to continue.
    3. Business has been up since June, and that's definitely a good feeling, because it's not just seasonal.
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