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Meyers Brothers Kalicka Hires Three New Associates

February 24th, 2015
HOLYOKE — Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C. announced the hiring of three new associates — Kayla Helitzer, MSA, Joseph Vreedenburgh, MSA, and Brandon Mitchell, MSA, CPA. Helitzer began her career at MBK as an intern before acquiring her...

AdClub of Western Mass. to Screen CLIO Awards on March 3

February 24th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD — The AdClub of Western Mass. will bring awards season home on Tuesday, March 3, with a screening and celebration of the 2015 CLIO Awards at the Majestic Theatre. The CLIO Awards are an annual award program that recognizes...

Country Nissan Wins DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award

February 24th, 2015
HADLEY — Country Nissan has been awarded a 2015 DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award, a recognition auto dealerships can earn by delivering outstanding customer service as rated by online consumer reviews. DealerRater, the car-dealer...

Grasping the Big Picture

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February 24th, 2015
Video Specialist Chris Thibault is Focused on Growth Chris Thibault was asked to pinpoint why he believes his work — everything from television commercials to instructional videos on deck screws — stands out in a field crowded with...

A Real Kick Start

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February 24th, 2015
WNEU Students Tackle Crowd-funding Project for Russian Robotics Firm From left, John Garvey, Harlan Spotts, Mark Manolakis, Matt O’Connor, and Dan Koval discuss online marketing. John Garvey is in the business of making connections, which...

Getting the Jobs Done

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February 24th, 2015
TWO Program Is Honored for Closing Workforce Skills Gaps “The economic imperative for aligning the workforce needs of Massachusetts with the needs of students attending community colleges is powerful and growing. Massachusetts is at a...

Danger from Above

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February 24th, 2015
Insurance Companies Enlist Help from Homeowners to Prevent Losses When recalling the bizarre weather that descended on Western Mass. in 2011 — tornadoes in June, midsummer flooding, the freak pre-Halloween snowstorm — it’s easy...

Model Metamorphosis

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February 24th, 2015
Former Auto Dealership Is Transformed into a Unique Retail Facility This architect’s rendering shows current initiatives as well as future plans for the former Balise Ford dealership on Route 20 in Westfield. The Balise Ford dealership on...

Dr. Elizabeth Hukowicz Named Dean of New Elms College School

February 23rd, 2015
CHICOPEE — Elms College President Mary Reap has appointed Dr. Elizabeth Hukowicz dean of the newly established School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Hukowicz has been the associate academic dean of the Division of Graduate Studies and...

Governor Announces New Panel on Opioids

February 23rd, 2015
BOSTON — As the number of deaths from opioid-related overdoses rises, Gov. Charlie Baker is taking is appointing a 16-member working group assigned the task of putting together “specific, targeted, and tangible recommendations” by...

GCC Names Luis Santamaria Director of Campus Public Safety

February 23rd, 2015
GREENFIELD — Luis Santamaria has been chosen as Greenfield Community College’s new director of Campus Public Safety. He will oversee GCC’s Campus Public Safety department and serve as GCC’s chief of police. Santamaria leaves...

CDH Expands Pharmacy as Part of Cancer Center Project

February 23rd, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently went live with the operation of its expanded pharmacy, which is the first visible and tangible part of the Massachusetts General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. “Renovations...

Economic Leaders, Employers, Students Converge for Career Jam

February 20th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY — The region’s premier economic luminaries, employers, and Mount Holyoke students will converge at Mount Holyoke College today, not for a career fair, but for a meeting of the minds. Among the planned attendees at Career...

Mark Your Calendar for Difference Makers Gala on March 19

February 20th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The seventh annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, will be held at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House. Difference Makers is a program, launched in 2009, that recognizes groups and individuals that...

The Spa Opens for Business in Westfield

February 20th, 2015
WESTFIELD — New England Dermatology & Laser Center announced the opening of the Spa, a med spa located at 57 Union St. The new med spa at New England Dermatology & Laser Center boasts a peaceful, rejuvenating atmosphere and a complete...