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Valley Venture Mentors Names 12 Finalists Competing for $250,000 in Startup Funds

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) recently named the 12 finalists who will compete for their share of $250,000 in prize money at the organization’s first annual Accelerator Awards on April 30. During the awards ceremony, the...

Springfield College Announces Enhanced Brand Strategy

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April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College revealed a new brand and visual identity system designed to showcase its rich heritage, varied academic offerings, and commitment to community service. Created to help present a unified message and look, the...

Leadership Pioneer Valley Producing Positive Results for Careers and Community

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV), now in the recruitment process for the fifth year of its ten-month leadership development program, has seen positive results in careers and community as a result of participation in the program....

Beverly Scott to Kick off Transportation Equity Project

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — National transportation leader Beverly Scott will visit Springfield to help launch a local effort to achieve greater equity in federal transportation policy. Scott will speak on May 12 at 5 p.m. at the UMass Center at...

Springfield Museums to Spotlight Students’ Creations

April 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Museums will host a community art show featuring creations by local students in grades 5 through 12. Life’s Impressions will be on view in the Special Exhibit Gallery of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts...

Grant to Enhance Latino Studies at HCC

April 22nd, 2015
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will enable the college to incorporate Latino Studies material into humanities classes, a step faculty and administrators hope...

Poll: Warren’s Constituents Cool to Presidential Run

April 22nd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — While progressive political organizations dream of convincing Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016, a majority of Warren’s constituents think a presidential candidacy is a bad idea, according to the latest...

Berkshire Community College to Combine Downtown Pittsfield Locations

April 22nd, 2015
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...

Leykia Brill Named Assistant Provost for Diversity at UMass Amherst

April 22nd, 2015
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...

Construction Industry “Hits Soft Patch”

April 22nd, 2015
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...

Unemployment Rates Decline Across the State

April 22nd, 2015
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...

United Financial Announces Record Revenue, 20% Increase in Dividend

April 22nd, 2015
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 —...

Amy Royal Honored by Clubhouse Coalition

April 21st, 2015
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...

Mary Wallachy to be Honored with Humanics Achievement Award

April 21st, 2015
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...

Vann Group, ROCG Announce Affiliation

April 21st, 2015
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....