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MGM Springfield Partners with Berkshire Brewing Co.

November 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — MGM Springfield announced that it has finalized a partnership agreement with Berkshire Brewing Co. (BBC). The agreement names BBC the premier regional brewing partner and craft beer provider for MGM Springfield. BBC, a regional...

Christopher Heights Development Project Breaks Ground

November 25th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Undersecretary Aaron Gornstein recently joined representatives of the Grantham Group, Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones, and...

Play Date Place Opens in South Hadley

November 25th, 2014
SOUTH HADLEY — Play Date Place, a creative and interactive play and party experience for children ages 6 and under, is open for business. The vision of founder Darlene Sattler is to bring a kid-sized, interactive town to Western Mass.,...

JGS Names Joelle Tedeschi Executive Director of Ruth’s House

November 25th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — Joelle Tedeschi, LPN, has been named executive director of Ruth’s House, an assisted-living facility of Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS). Tedeschi brings more than 25 years of diverse experience in elder care to this...

Funding Announced for Environmental Projects in Lenox, Pittsfield

November 25th, 2014
LENOX, PITTSFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick recently joined state environmental officials and local officials to announce $1.2 million in capital funding to support environmental projects at Baker’s Pond in Lenox and Berkshire Community...

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

November 24th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) announced the availability of $240,000 in grant funding for organizations that serve women and girls in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties. Grant...

Difference Makers Nominations Due by Dec. 15

November 24th, 2014
WESTERN MASS. — The clock is ticking, but there is still time to nominate an individual or group for BusinessWest’s Difference Makers program. Nominations must be received by the end of the business day (5 p.m.) on Dec. 15. Nominations...

ESB Names Karen DeMaio IRA Services and Special Projects Officer

November 24th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — Matthew Sosik, president and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank, announced that Karen DeMaio has been named IRA Services and Special Projects officer. DeMaio joined the bank in 2006 as a part-time IRA/Special Projects assistant....

World Affairs Council Dinner to Feature NPR Correspondent

November 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The World Affairs Council of Western Mass., in cooperation with New England Public Radio and National Public Radio, will present international correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on Thursday, Dec. 11 at a dinner event at the...

Monson Savings Bank to Conduct Financial-education Event

November 24th, 2014
MONSON — Monson Savings Bank will conduct a financial-education event for veterans, service members, and their families, in collaboration with Monson High School and the Veterans Task Force of the MassSaves Coalition. The event will be held...

PeoplesBank Again Named a “Top Place To Work”

November 21st, 2014
HOLYOKE — Recently, The Boston Globe recognized PeoplesBank as a Top Place To Work for the third year in a row. Massachusetts-based companies that are eligible for Top Place To Work consideration undergo a rigorous evaluation by survey firm...

Massachusetts Adds 1,200 Jobs in October

November 21st, 2014
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) reported this week that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 1,200 jobs in October for a total preliminary estimate...

Polish National Credit Union Donates $15,000 to Westfield Senior Center

November 21st, 2014
WESTFIELD — At a check presentation ceremony on November 13, the Polish National Credit Union made a $15,000 donation to the capital campaign of the Friends of the Westfield Senior Center Inc. The donation was made at the Westfield River...

STCC Professor Named 2014 Massachusetts Professor of the Year by Carnegie Foundation

November 21st, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Professor Beth McGinnis-Cavanaugh their 2014...

Yankee Ingenuity

November 20th, 2014
Springfield Developer Bucks Current Trends with Unique, Retro-inspired Project Leslie Clement has always had a creative mind. She graduated from Indiana University with a Liberal Arts degree, having studied dance, music, art, and culture for many...