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LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University announced the appointment of Elizabeth Cardona as executive director for Multicultural Affairs, International Student Life, and assistant to the provost for Diversity and Inclusion. Cardona, the former senior… Read more

NORTHAMPTON — American Benefits Group (ABG) of Northampton has been recognized as the 2015 Customer Service Champion by Alegeus Technologies, the industry’s largest healthcare provider of account-based, pre-tax benefits. ABG uses the… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, more than 100 people with a variety of computer-technology skills are expected to participate in the Hack for Western Mass. (H4WMA) being held at the UMass Center at Springfield on… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Time is just about up to nominate an individual for BusinessWest’s first annual Continued Excellence Award, with the deadline set for tomorrow, May 22, at 5 p.m. The new award, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, is an… Read more

HOLYOKE — The Log Cabin has long been one of the region’s most popular outdoor wedding venues, due in large part to the panoramic mountain views from its Mt. Tom location. Over the past year, the facility has expanded its outdoor… Read more

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ total unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% in April, a 0.1% decrease from the previous month, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced. The new preliminary job estimates from the Bureau of… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — American International College (AIC) celebrated the groundbreaking for its new dining commons in April, marking the first full-scale renovation of the facility in 50 years. This week, the College took time to recognize the… Read more

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced that it will hold the Hall of Fame Women’s Holiday Showcase on Friday, Dec. 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Three-time defending national champion… Read more

TAUNTON — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., a leading labor and employment law firm, announced that partner Susan Fentin will host a seminar for employers regarding the new Earned Sick Leave Law and other leaves of absence. The event,… Read more

HAMPDEN — Monson Savings Bank is holding a complimentary workshop titled “Social Security: The Choice of a Lifetime.” It will be presented by Kevin Flynn, regional vice president of Nationwide Financial, and an expert on… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Dress for Success Western Massachusetts announced that Dawn Creighton, Western Mass. regional director for the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, has been named board president. Dress for Success is a not-for-profit… Read more

CHICOPEE — Willimansett Center West, at 546 Chicopee St., Chicopee, will host a “Mornings with the Mayor” event on Thursday, June 11 from 8 to 9 a.m. This is a change in date from the original date of June 18. Coffee and light… Read more

MONSON — Monson Savings Bank (MSB) announced the promotion of Dodie Carpentier to assistant vice president of Human Resources. Carpentier joined MSB in 2006 as assistant branch manager and was promoted to branch manager in 2008. In 2012, she… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Calvin Hill has been named vice president for inclusion and community engagement at Springfield College, following a national search. With more than 20 years of experience as a faculty member in higher education, Hill most… Read more

LEE — Amie Miarecki has been hired as Marketing and Development manager for Porchlight VNA/Home Care. Miarecki will focus on customer service, business development, and brand awareness for the free-standing, not-for-profit organization. In… Read more