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Western Mass. Sports Commission Delivers ‘Fan in a Can’

October 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Western Mass. Sports Commission (WMSC), a division of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB), recently put together a memorable direct-mail campaign called “Fan in a Can,” providing rights...

Springfield College Hosts Sport, Recreation Leaders from Azerbaijan

October 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield College Sport Management and Recreation Department recently hosted 17 sport and recreation professionals from the Republic of Azerbaijan, who came to learn about different sport and recreation programs for...

BMC HealthNet Plan, Holyoke Medical Center Agree on Contract

October 28th, 2014
BOSTON — BMC HealthNet Plan (BMCHP) and Holyoke Medical Center (HMC), with its affiliate, Western Mass. Physician Associates, announced agreement on a renewed one-year contract. Holyoke Medical Center first joined BMCHP’s Western Mass....

Decision Reduces Electric Transmission Profits, Benefits Consumers

October 27th, 2014
LUDLOW — New England electricity consumers will get a roughly $60 million refund and pay less for transmission service in the future due to a federal ruling reducing the profit that power-grid owners are allowed to earn on their investments....

Checkpoint 2014 Legislative Symposium Set for Nov. 7

October 27th, 2014
HOLYOKE — The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield, and South Hadley/Granby chambers of commerce have joined forces in attracting the top leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate, and every member of the Massachusetts House and Senate...

Pioneer Valley Christian Academy to Break Ground on Expansion

October 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. for the expansion of the Pioneer Valley Christian Academy’s present facilities at 965 Plumtree Road, with construction of new physical-education and...

United Way, Stay in School to Host Community Summit on Nov. 6

October 27th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — United Way of Pioneer Valley and Stay in School, a community initiative launched by United Way designed to increase student attendance in Springfield schools, will host the Springfield GradNation Community Summit 2014, a...

Bacon Wilson Attorneys Named Super Lawyers

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield-based regional law firm Bacon Wilson, P.C. announced that six attorneys have been named to the 2014 New England Super Lawyers list, and four attorneys have been named to the 2014 New England Rising Stars...

Heartfelt Fine Gifts Celebrates One Year in Business

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Heartfelt Fine Gifts, which carries the work of local artisans, is celebrating its one-year anniversary in Tower Square with a birthday party on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from noon to 6 p.m. The event will include a free gift for the...

Dakin Humane Society Announces Matching Challenge Campaign

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has announced the launch of a matching challenge campaign to run through Nov. 15. Until then, every monetary donation to Dakin will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor up to a total of...

Freedom Launches ATMs in Rite Aid Pharmacies in Western Mass.

October 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union and Welch ATM announced that Freedom Credit Union-branded ATMs are now available in Rite Aid pharmacies in Agawam, Chicopee, Easthampton, Holyoke, Lee, Monson, Pittsfield, Southwick, Springfield, West...

O’Connell Care at Home to Host Open House, Job Fair on Oct. 25

October 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE — O’Connell Care at Home, a home healthcare provider with offices in Holyoke and South Deerfield, announced it will host an open house and job fair on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holyoke office, located at 14...

United Financial Bancorp Posts Solid Third Quarter

October 23rd, 2014
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Financial Bancorp Inc., the holding company for United Bank, announced results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. These results represent the first full fiscal quarter as the combined United Financial (merger of...

PeoplesBank Appoints Donna George-Ebbeling First Vice President

October 23rd, 2014
HOLYOKE — PeoplesBank has announced the appointment of Donna George-Ebbeling as first vice president and credit risk manager. She brings more than 32 years of banking experience to her new position. George-Ebbeling’s responsibilities...

Berkshire Community College Receives 2014 Trendsetter Award

October 23rd, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College (BCC) has received the 2014 Trendsetter Award for Growing and Advancing the Berkshire Economy by 1Berkshire, an independent not-for-profit corporation charged with strengthening and growing the economy...