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    1. Ringing True

      Ringing True
      “The employees here are some of the most amazing I’ve seen, and I’ve been in other places,” Johnson said, citing not only the strong work ethic and low absenteeism of her staff, but high ratings on employee-satisfaction surveys, all of which suggest that Liberty Mutual found the right marriage between jobs and job seekers in Springfield
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    2. Springfield posts more completed foreclosures than any other city in Massachusetts, for 2nd month in row

      He can take some comfort in the lessening pace of foreclosures, but he fears it’s a result of national lenders, including Bank of America, stopping in their tracks due to flaws in their process. “My real concern is that banks are holding back and reexamining their process,” Gagliardi said. “When it lets loose it could be another avalanche.”
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    3. Not Business as Usual

      Not Business as Usual
      Thomas Burton, president and CEO at Hampden Bank, says his residential mortgage department is holding its own due to refinancing. “Rates are below 5%, which is unheard of in the course of my 40 year career,” he said. “But one of the issues many people have is that the value of their home isn’t what they think it is, and they don’t have the equity to refinance because their home is worth less than what they owe.” As a result, Burton said Hampden has only been able to close about 50% of applications for refinancing.
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    4. MassMutual Helps Families Navigate Laws, Government Programs That Impact Care ...

      "We are so firmly committed to getting special needs families the life care planning help they need that we are underwriting the curriculum development of the CSNC designation with the American College," said Joanne Gruszkos, founder and director of MassMutual's SpecialCare program. "MassMutual is working with The American College because it is the unquestioned leader in financial education."
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    5. Greenfield Savings Bank Focuses on Economic Development

      Greenfield Savings Bank Focuses on Economic Development
      So the bank, working with institutions ranging from the Economic Development Council of Western Mass. to Greenfield Community College, spearheaded a unique development model that brought together about six property owners, representing more than a dozen buildings, who are using tax-credit financing, facilitated by GSB, to fund renovations of the vacant sites. “It wouldn’t have been cost-effective to do something like that on their own,” Caplice said.
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