SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The BusinessWest Magazine is spotlighting several individuals and groups for its Difference Makers program.

The following honorees will each have a profile in the February 20th edition of BusinessWest as well as at the Difference Makers Gala on April 27th being held at the Log Cabin.

  • Nathan Costa, president, Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Steven and Jean Graham, owners, Toner Plastics Group
  • Helix Human Services, formerly the Children’s Study Home
  • Burns Maxey, board president, CitySpace
  • Claudia Pazmany, executive director, Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce; and Gabrielle Gould, executive director, Amherst Business Improvement District
  • Gary Rome, president and CEO, Gary Rome Auto Group
  • Springfield Ballers
  • Henry Thomas, president and CEO, Urban League of Springfield

BusinessWest has been presenting the Difference Makers Award for well over a decade and looks for diverse nominees who leave a lasting impact on others.