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STCC Diversity Council to Host Bonnie St. John

January 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Technical Community College Diversity Council will welcome Bonnie St. John to the STCC campus on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. in the gym in Building 2 (Scibelli Hall). Despite having her right leg amputated at...

Foreign Policy

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January 27th, 2015
Area Colleges Step Up Efforts to Recruit International Students Michelle Kowalsky’s business card declares that, among other things, she is the director of International Admissions at Western New England University. She’s the first...

Fueling Speculation

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January 27th, 2015
Will Falling Gas Prices Be Good for Business? The downward trend in fuel prices has delighted consumers, but businesses have mixed thoughts when assessing the long-term impact. In 2008, as gas prices hit $4 per gallon, the blame game heated up as...

Declaration of Inspiration

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January 27th, 2015
Recreation of Monticello Was A Project for the Ages S. Prestley Blake takes a photo of the replica of Monticello he had built in Somers. Bill Laplante remembers the phone call like it was yesterday. That’s because it seemingly came out of...

Dates with Destiny

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January 27th, 2015
Lanie Delphin Brings Couples Together with Mass Match Lanie Delphin Lanie Delphin met her husband, Bud, through a dating service 16 years ago. And that got her thinking about how lucky they were. Actually, that’s the wrong word; Delphin...

Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Project to Begin Construction

January 26th, 2015
LUDLOW — The Westmass Area Development Corp. announced that it will begin Phase I of its riverwalk project this month, part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Comprehensive Master Plan. Westmass will begin...

‘Change Heroes’ Needed for Baystate Children’s Hospital Radiothon

January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Children’s Hospital and 94.7 WMAS are looking for ‘Change Heroes’ to help kick off fund-raising efforts in advance of this year’s 14th annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon, which will be broadcast live...

Monson Savings Bank Announces Organizations to Receive Support

January 26th, 2015
MONSON — For the fifth year in a row, Monson Savings Bank asked the community to help plan the bank’s community-giving activities by inviting people to vote for the organizations they would like the bank to support during...

Deadline Approaching for 40 Under Forty Nominations

January 26th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Coming off a record haul of nominations last year, BusinessWest expects the momentum to continue as its 40 Under Forty program enters its ninth year. The magazine launched the program in 2007 as a way to spotlight the...

CDH Surgeon Holly Michaelson Earns Fellowship Credential

January 26th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — Dr. Holly Michaelson of Cooley Dickinson Medical Group General Surgical Care was among 1,640 initiates from around the world who recently became fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Michaelson received a medical...

UMassFive Opens New Branch at Mercy Medical Center

January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — UMassFive College Federal Credit Union introduced its newest branch location at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. As of January, the Credit Union of the Providence System (CUPS) has formally merged with UMassFive College...

WNEU School of Law to Host Cybersecurity Law Presentation

January 23rd, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University School of Law and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will present a cutting-edge program highlighting current legal issues in privacy, data security, and cybersecurity law on Tuesday,...

WSU to Offer Human Resource Certification Preparation Course

January 23rd, 2015
WESTFIELD — The Community Education Department at Westfield State University is offering a Human Resource Certification Preparation Program beginning Thursday, Feb. 26. This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource...

Anne Thomas Takes Leadership Role at Leavitt Family Jewish Home

January 23rd, 2015
LONGMEADOW — Jewish Geriatric Services has named Anne Thomas vice president of Residential Services and Administrator of the Leavitt Family Jewish Home. Thomas brings more than 25 years of diverse experience in elder healthcare to this...

Massachusetts adds 10,900 Jobs in December

January 23rd, 2015
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 10,900 jobs in December for a total preliminary estimate of 3,447,600. The...