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Tom Ingrassia (left) and Jared Chrudimsky, with their book, 'One Door Closes'
Dec 1, 2013

Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, as Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tom Ingrassia and Jared

Ed White, vice president of energy products for National Grid
Nov 24, 2013

Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, as Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Ed White, vice president of energy produc

Claire Donegan (left) and John Dick are organizers of Halt MA Smart Meters
Nov 17, 2013

Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, as Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of 

Dave Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways
Nov 10, 2013

Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Dave Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue Airways

John Creedon Jr. (left), with Dave Peterson, in Worcester Baseball jerseys
Nov 3, 2013

Listen now to an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Creedon Jr.

(L-R)  Jon Gustafson, John Tortora and Joe Will of  Sharks Sports & Entertainme
Oct 13, 2013

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Tortora (shown, center) of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, parent of the

Neil Martin, COO of Mass. Growth Capital Corp.
Oct 6, 2013

In an all-new episode of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Neil Martin, COO of Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp.

Tim Murray, the new president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Comme
Sep 29, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tim Murray, the new president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Jack Calareso, chairman of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium
Sep 8, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Anna Maria College President Jack Calareso, who is also chair of the Bo

Paul Richard (left) and Edward Manzi (right) of The SHINE Initiative
Aug 18, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Executive Director Paul Richard (shown, left) and Advisory Board Chair Edward Manzi (shown, right) of The SHINE Initiative

John Sugden Jr. and Sue McQuaid of Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston
Jul 28, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews John Sugden Jr., senior director of public and community relations, and Sue McQuaid, director of professional relations, at

Paul Adler, owner-operator of Southern New England Solar
Jun 30, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Paul Adler, owner-operator of Southern New England Solar, which is based in Chilmark on Cape Cod and is the exclusive distributor o

Karen Washington of Just Food
Jun 16, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Karen Washington of Just Food and the queen of urban growing. They talk about the business of food justice for all.

Douglas Sherwood (right) and Michael Guigli (left) of CloudConnect
Jun 2, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, chief pilot of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Douglas Sherwood (shown left) and M

Gary Pfeil, president of Roche Brothers
Apr 28, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino of Best Rate of Climb interviews Gary Pfeil, president of Roche Brothers, a chain of supermarkets based in Wellesley, MA.

(L-R) Dr. Dr. David Fredette, Sister Hilda Ponte and Paul Jourcin
Apr 14, 2013

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino of Best Rate of Climb interviews Sister Hilda Ponte (shown, center), president of the Board of Trustees, Dr.

George Charles Allen of Worcester Regional Flight Academy
Dec 16, 2012

Worcester Regional Flight Academy, established in May 2010, is a family-owned and -operated Part 61 flight school located at the Worcester Regional Airport.

Douglas Sherwood (right) and Michael Guigli (left) of CloudConnect
Dec 2, 2012

In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Douglas Sherwood (shown, right) and Michael Guigli (shown, left), co-principals of CloudConnect.They talk about the challenges and opportunities of storing your valuable, confidential data in the "cloud.

Gary Pfeil has been president of Roche Bros. since 2009.
Nov 25, 2012

In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino, principal of Best Rate of Climb, interviews Gary Pfeil, president of Roche Bros.

Craig Blais, president and CEO of the Worcester Business Development Corp.
Nov 4, 2012

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Craig Blais of the Worcester Business Development Corp. They talk about leveraging Worcester's abundant assets to create significant amounts of new wealth and jobs.

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