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PeoplesBank Offers Support to Women Business Owners

September 2nd, 2014
HOLYOKE — In support of the growth and success of women business owners, PeoplesBank is partnering with WomenUpFront to host a monthly, ongoing roundtable for women who have ownership and leadership responsibility and want to grow toward $1...

Sarah Mazzaferro Joins ACCGS as Member Services Director

September 2nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) announced that Sarah Mazzaferro has joined the ACCGS team as its member services director, succeeding long-time director Cecile Larose, who retired in...

Isenberg’s Hossein Kazemi Named Distinguished Professor in Finance

September 2nd, 2014
AMHERST — Hossein Kazemi, professor of Finance at the UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management, has been named the Michael and Cheryl Philipp Distinguished Professor in Finance. The appointment was approved by the UMass board of...

Adam Brassard Returns to Williams Inn as Executive Chef

September 2nd, 2014
WILLIAMSTOWN — Main Street Hospitality Group (MSHG) announced that Adam Brassard has been appointed to the position of executive chef of the Williams Inn. His responsibilities include all kitchen operations and menu...

Columbia Gas Donates Equipment, Training to Rescue Team

September 2nd, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has donated three natural-gas combustible indicators (CGIs) to the Western Massachusetts Technical Rescue Team (WMTRT). Founded in January 2014, the WMTRT provides specialized skills and equipment...

Robert Belitz Joins Tighe & Bond as Chief Financial Officer

August 29th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Tighe & Bond, a civil and environmental engineering consultant, has appointed Robert Belitz its chief financial officer this week. In this role, he will direct Tighe & Bond’s financial operations and priorities, as...

North Adams Assistance Center Opens for Former Hospital Workers

August 29th, 2014
NORTH ADAMS — State Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rachel Kaprielian and state Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz recently joined legislators and local workforce-development officials at a ribbon-cutting...

Paul Fortin Joins Northeast IT Systems

August 29th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Northeast IT Systems Inc. announced the addition of Paul Fortin to its team. Fortin will be joining Joel Mollison and Brian Sullivan as a desktop support specialist. In that role, Fortin is able to implement cloud-based...

Berkshire Bank Raises $2,500 in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 29th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank and its foundation challenged bank employees to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 14. The Berkshire Bank Foundation donated $50 for each of the first 50 employees that took part in the challenge and...

Springfield College President Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper to Address Rotary

August 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper, president of Springfield College, will address the Springfield Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting on Friday, Sept. 5. Her topic will be “Getting to Know the College and the Community.” Cooper...

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...