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Springfield Mayor Announces New Casino Liaison Office

March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno and the Office of Planning & Economic Development have officially announced the establishment of the Casino Liaison Office. In order to meet the requirements of the Gaming Act found under...

MassMutual Named NAFE Top 50 Company for Executive Women

March 4th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) announced today that it has been awarded a spot on the National Assoc. for Female Executives (NAFE) Top 50 Companies for Executive Women list, which honors American...

Patrick McCarthy Selected for Leadership Program

March 4th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY — Patrick McCarthy, Sodexo Dining Services general manager for the Loomis Communities, has been selected for the Sodexo National Emerging Leaders program, joining 29 of his peers who have been identified as leaders in their...

Royal LLP to Host Seminar on Employment-law Changes

March 4th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — Due to the high volume of interest, Royal LLP will present an encore of its seminar pertaining to three major changes in employment law that every employer needs to be aware of for 2015. The seminar will take place on April 9,...

Monson Savings Offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

March 4th, 2015
WARE — The Ware Branch of Monson Savings Bank is participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free tax preparation for those who qualify for this service. Monson Savings Bank volunteers will help people...

Royal Honored for Program Benefiting People with Mental Illness

March 3rd, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — The Royal Law Firm will receive an award from the state because of its demonstrated commitment to providing employment opportunities to individuals with mental illnesses. For several years, Royal has partnered with Human...

Lou Kornet Achieves Association Executive Certification

March 3rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Lou Kornet, vice president and chief of staff at the Markens Group Inc. (TMG), has been designated as a certified association executive (CAE). Conferred by the American Society of Association Executives, the certification is the...

DiGrigoli Honored for School Culture and Innovative Marketing

March 3rd, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD — MODERN SALON has named the 2014 class of Excellence in Education honorees in its fifth annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools. DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology in West Springfield...

BFMC Offers Writing Workshop for Those Touched by Cancer

March 3rd, 2015
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Oncology Department will offer a free writing workshop, Spirit of the Written Word, for Western Mass. residents touched by cancer. The 10-week workshop will take place on Thursdays from...

As MGM Closes Lots, Parking Changes Announced

March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD>/em> — The Springfield Business Improvement District (SBID) issued a reminder that changes are coming as MGM closes several downtown parking lots. These parking-lot closures, which monthly parkers were notified of six weeks...

ACCGS Releases Legislative Agenda for 2015

March 2nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Affiliated Chamber of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) has released its 2015 legislative agenda, addressing the major legislative issues intended to strengthen business competitiveness, lower business costs, and...

Monson Savings Names Charlene Prefontaine Mortgage Originator

March 2nd, 2015
MONSON — Monson Savings Bank has announced the appointment of Charlene Prefontaine as the bank’s newest mortgage loan originator. Prefontaine is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in banking and more than 12...

Noble Hospital to Host Guns Vs. Hoses Blood Drive on March 12

March 2nd, 2015
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital will hold the fourth Blood Wars: Guns Vs. Hoses Blood Drive on Thursday, March 12 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Westfield’s police and fire departments will help the Noble Hospital/Baystate Health Blood Donor Program,...

MassMutual Announces Record 2014 Financial Results

February 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced strong consolidated statutory financial results for 2014, including a substantial increase in earnings and net income, record sales in key businesses, and highest-ever levels of...

PeoplesBank Names Christine Phillips VP of Human Resources

February 27th, 2015
HOLYOKE — PeoplesBank announced the appointment of Christine Phillips as vice president, Human Resources. In her new position, Phillips will monitor and administer the bank’s human-resources policies and recruitment plan, oversee...