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Baystate Partners with VertitechIT on IT Infrastructure Project

October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Looking to maintain its role as one of the largest and most technically advanced health systems in New England, Baystate Health has launched a new IT infrastructure-redevelopment effort to be managed by Holyoke-based...

Greater Chicopee Chamber Urges Rejection of Paid Sick Leave

October 20th, 2014
CHICOPEE — After deliberation by its government affairs committee, executive committee, and board of directors, the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce has taken the position of ‘no’ on Question 4 — mandatory paid sick...

Two Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn Attorneys Named ‘Rising Stars’

October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Attorneys Layla Taylor and Alice Pizzi, both with Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, have been selected to the 2014 Massachusetts Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research...

Holyoke Medical Center Fully Accredited for Oncology Services

October 20th, 2014
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center’s Oncology Department Cancer Program recently received a full three-year accreditation with special commendations by the American College of Surgeons. HMC has been accredited by the American College of...

Markens Group Brings Association-management Services to Springfield

October 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Markens Group Inc. (TMG) recently became accredited under the AMC Institute’s standard, a strict set of best practices for outstanding association-management companies (AMCs). Among the 500-plus AMCs worldwide, only 79...

Proposals Sought to Assist Hospital Coalition

October 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Coalition of Western Massachusetts Hospitals has issued a request for proposals to select an organization to assist the coalition in its implementation of a regional strategy to address mental-health and substance-abuse...

GCC Receives Grant to Support Sustainable-agriculture Education

October 17th, 2014
GREENFIELD — Thanks to almost $50,000 of funding from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, Greenfield Community College will develop new courses and professional-development workshops in sustainable agriculture. The ENGAGE (Educational...

Executech Sold to Dan Serrenho and Partners

October 17th, 2014
AGAWAM — Executech, one of the area’s leading providers of office supplies and equipment, recently announced the sale of its business to Vice President of Sales Dan Serrenho. Serrenho and employees Hilary Leclair, William Walsh, and...

Tickets Selling Fast for Habitat for Humanity Fall Feastival on Nov. 6

October 17th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — A limited number of tickets are available for the 14th annual Fall Feastival benefiting Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity. The event takes place Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Springfield Country Club, 1375 Elm...

Licensing Course for Real-estate Sales Starts Nov. 3

October 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Beginning Monday, Nov. 3, the REALTOR Assoc. of Pioneer Valley will sponsor a 40-hour, 14-class sales-licensing course to help individuals prepare for the Massachusetts real-estate-salesperson license exam. The course will be...

First Connecticut Bancorp Announces Plans to Enter Massachusetts

October 16th, 2014
FARMINGTON, Conn. — First Connecticut Bancorp Inc., the publicly owned holding company of Farmington Bank, announced plans to enter Massachusetts with the establishment of a commercial-lending office and two de novo hub branches, subject to...

Paragus IT Hosts Grand-opening Party at New Hadley Headquarters

October 16th, 2014
HADLEY — After two years of planning and construction, Paragus IT will cut the ribbon today, Oct. 16, on its new headquarters. The new commercial office building is located at 112 Russell St., just down the road from its previous location....

ACCGS to Host Speed-networking Breakfast on Nov. 5

October 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Back by popular demand, the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s (ACCGS) Business@Breakfast will feature a speed-networking concept on Nov. 5 at the Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern in West...

Massachusetts Employment Up 9,400 in September

October 16th, 2014
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 9,400 jobs in September, for a total preliminary estimate of 3,425,000....

Florence Bank Awards Team Jessica $5,000

October 15th, 2014
BELCHERTOWN — Team Jessica Inc. has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Florence Bank, and will use the funds to support the building of Jessica’s Boundless Playground (JBP), an effort that has been ongoing for the past four years. Once...