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Westfield State University Names Presidential Search Committee

December 17th, 2014
WESTFIELD — The Westfield State University board of trustees formally approved a motion at its Dec. 15 meeting naming campus and community leaders to serve as members of WSU’s presidential search advisory committee. The committee will...

Florence Bank Customers Urged to Vote on Community Grants

December 17th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Which nonprofit organizations in the Pioneer Valley will be the lucky recipients of funds from the $100,000 set aside by Florence Bank in its annual Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program? Bank customers have until...

G.M. Morisi Insurance Agency Relocates to Longmeadow

December 17th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — The G.W. Morisi Insurance Agency has moved to a new address after being in Springfield for 65 years. The current address is 175 Dwight Road, Suite 309, in Longmeadow. G.W. Morisi Insurance Agency is a full-service insurance...

MassBenchmarks Report Optimistic About Area’s Economic Prospects

December 17th, 2014
HADLEY — The state’s workforce and job seekers have reason for optimism, according to the economists behind MassBenchmarks, a study of the state’s economy prepared by the UMass Donahue Institute. “State gross product growth...

Cathedral High School Supporters Rally at City Hall

December 17th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of students, parents, staff, faculty, and other supporters of Cathedral High School took to the steps of City Hall yesterday in an effort to persuade the Diocese of Springfield to rebuild the tornado-damaged school on...

State Funding to Strengthen Advanced-manufacturing Industry

December 16th, 2014
AMHERST — Building on the Patrick administration’s historic commitment to strengthening the advanced-manufacturing industry in Massachusetts, Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki on Monday joined Labor and Workforce...

Springfield College Honored for Community-service Efforts

December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College was named a finalist for the President’s Award for Community Service by the Corp. for National and Community Service (CNCS). The college was one of four finalists in the education category and also was...

Springfield Park and Recreation Investments
 Celebrated

December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, state Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno celebrated Camp STAR Angelina, Mary Troy Park, and Balliet Park, all park projects reflecting the more...

RFP Issued for Indian Orchard Property

December 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The city of Springfield and the Springfield Redevelopment Authority have released a request for proposals (RFP) for more than 17 acres of land located on Pinevale Street in the Indian Orchard neighborhood of Springfield. The RFP...

Economic Outlook 2015 — Positively Charged

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December 16th, 2014
Region’s Economy Gets a Jolt of Vibrancy Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, economic expansion in Western Mass. — and many other parts of the country as well — has been, in a word, limited. And these limits have...

Off to a Roaring Start

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December 16th, 2014
White Lion Brewing Is Making a Name for Itself Ray Berry Jr., seen here at a display of White Lion at Table & Vine, says his company’s mission is to build a great brand and help revitalize a great city. Not long after graduating from...

Easthampton Savings Bank to Acquire Citizens National Bank

December 15th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — Easthampton Savings Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of ESB Bancorp Inc., announced that ESB Bancorp has signed a definitive merger agreement with Citizens National Bancorp Inc., under which ESB Bancorp will acquire Citizens...

Today Is Final Day for Difference Makers Nominations

December 15th, 2014
WESTERN MASS. — Today is the final day to nominate an individual or group for BusinessWest’s Difference Makers program. Nominations must be received by the end of the business day (5 p.m.). Nominations can be completed online by...

United Personnel Names Dave Malloy Client Services Manager

December 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — United Personnel announced that Dave Malloy has been named client services manager. Malloy will plan, direct, and implement business development, account retention, community relations, and marketing activities for United...

Greta Kipp, Pam Knisley, Tim Hajduk Join Team at Williams Inn

December 15th, 2014
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams Inn has announced several appointments to its leadership team. Greta Kipp, the inn’s new general manager, arrives from Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vt., where she held several positions, including director of...