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Baystate Announces Leadership Appointments, New Name for Wing

August 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — With the change of Wing Memorial Hospital’s parent company from UMass Memorial Health Care to Baystate Health expected to take place on Sept. 1, Baystate Health announced leadership appointments for its Eastern Region and...

Women’s Fund Announces $240,000 in Grant Commitments

August 28th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Mass. announced a total of $240,000 in grant commitments in Berkshire, Franklin, Hamden, and Hampshire counties. Working within its focus areas of educational access and success, economic...

Hampden Bank Raises $2,000 with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Hampden Bank President and CEO Glenn Welch accepted the challenge presented by Bill Trudeau of the Insurance Center of New England to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the Hampden Bank parking lot, and instead of nominating...

Construction Employment Increases in 223 Metro Areas

August 28th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction employment expanded in 223 metro areas, declined in 72, and was stagnant in 44 between July 2013 and July 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by Associated General Contractors...

Former HMC President Pays Back $860,000 for Overcompensation

August 27th, 2014
HOLYOKE — Hank Porten, former president of Holyoke Medical Center, paid back $860,000 to the hospital this week to cover overpayment for consultant services and other errors over the past three years, hospital officials told the...

‘Taking Care of Business’ Workshop Series Slated

August 27th, 2014
CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital Inc., is presenting a six-part part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business.” This series addresses...

NBSB Cuts Ribbons in Ware, East Brookfield, and Three Rivers Village

August 27th, 2014
NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Savings Bank recently held ribbon-cutting events at its Ware, West Brookfield, and Three Rivers Village of Palmer branches. The events took place following the bank’s merger with FamilyFirst Bank in...

Advance Welding Relocates to Springfield

August 27th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — After more than 36 years of doing business in West Springfield, Advance Welding will relocate to Brookdale Drive in Springfield on Sept. 2. “As our capabilities and customer base continue to grow, this move will...

Burger King Buys Out Tim Hortons

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August 26th, 2014
  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan) MIAMI (AP) -- Burger King is buying Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, creating the world's third-largest fast-food company. The corporate...

Springfield College Identified as College of Distinction

August 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has again been identified as a 2014-15 College of Distinction for providing an innovative, teacher-centered undergraduate education with a strong record of preparing its graduates for real-world...

Amherst Area Chamber to Host Annual Awards Dinner

August 26th, 2014
AMHERST — The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce announced the upcoming Farm to Table Annual Awards Dinner, to be held Oct. 2 at Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley. The dinner, a yearly celebration that is a highlight of area...

Country Bank Contributes $14,500 to Local Schools

August 26th, 2014
WARE — Country Bank surprised 29 local schools that participate in the bank’s Savings Makes Sense School Banking Program with $500 gift cards to Staples. Each school received the donation to help cover the cost of back-to-school...

Patrick Administration Reaches Solar-installation Milestone

August 26th, 2014
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick announced another major clean-energy milestone, surpassing 15,000 solar installations in the Commonwealth. There are now 15,762 systems installed across Massachusetts, a 20-fold increase from 2008. “This...

At the Crossroads

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August 26th, 2014
At a Time of Change in Retail, Holyoke Mall Marks 35 Years Holyoke Mall General Manager William Rogalski When the Holyoke Mall opened in the Ingleside section of the city in 1979, shopping malls were the hottest trend in retail. These days, as...

Community Spotlight: Southwick

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August 26th, 2014
Community Spirit Fuels Growth in Southwick Russell Fox grew up in Southwick and remembers when it was primarily a farming town. Although that has changed, farming still plays a significant role in the town’s economy, and the close-knit...