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PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced that the institution will consolidate its downtown Pittsfield facilities beginning July 1. In an effort to streamline efficiencies, BCC will shift its operations from the Intermodal… Read more

AMHERST — Leykia D. Brill has been named to the newly created post of assistant provost for diversity at the UMass Amherst, effective May 6. Brill will play a leadership role in the university’s ongoing efforts to make the undergraduate… Read more

Even as construction firms added jobs in 41 states between March 2014 and March 2015, construction employment declined in 29 states and the District of Columbia between February and March, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by… Read more

BOSTON — The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for March were down in all 24 labor market areas over the month and over the year, according to the… Read more

GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Financial Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for United Bank, today announced results for the quarter ended March 31. These results represent the third full fiscal quarter as the combined United Financial —… Read more

NORTHAMPTON — Amy Royal, principal and founding partner of Royal LLP, the boutique woman-owned, women-managed labor and employment law firm, was honored recently by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC) at a ceremony at the State House… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation Executive Director Mary Walachy will be the recipient of the 2015 Springfield College Humanics Achievement Award as part of the undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 17 at the… Read more

SPRINGFIELD — The Vann Group, providers of strategic consulting and transactional advisory services, announced its recently formed affiliation with ROCG Americas, the leading business exit and transition planning specialists in North America…. Read more

CHICOPEE — The College of Our Lady of the Elms and Greenfield Community College (GCC) have signed an agreement to expand baccalaureate opportunities for GCC students with a new full-time business degree program with established moderate… Read more

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Common Capital Program Helps Individuals Fuel Small Businesses Beverly Weeks spent close to two decades as a librarian at West Springfield High School, so she understands the importance of researching matters thoroughly. And that’s exactly… Read more

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Union Station Project Moves to Critical Next Phase Bob Aquadro stands inside the gutted central concourse at Union Station. Inset: an architect’s rendering of the planned new concourse. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno had probably been… Read more

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Landscapers Transform Backyards, Public Spaces into Recreational Areas Stephen Roberts shows off a gas firepit that Elms College recently installed in a courtyard. Last summer, a successful businessman asked Stephen Roberts to construct an edible… Read more

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Safco Foam Insulation Helps Homeowners Fill In the Gaps Stuart Fearn (center, with certified sprayers Todd Kinney, left, and Tyler Jenson) says customers see spray-foam insulation as an investment that pays off in lower heating and cooling… Read more

A chart of area landscape design companies Click HERE to download the PDF… Read more

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The Top Young Business and Community Leaders in Western Massachusetts Diverse. That’s a word that could be used to describe any of BusinessWest’s classes of 40 Under Forty winners. But with the class of 2015 (see the list below), an… Read more