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Dakin Collecting Supplies, Food for Orphaned Kittens, Puppies

May 15th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society is seeking donated items to assist with an influx of newborn kittens and puppies. The nonprofit organization has created a Baby Animal Wish List on Amazon (amzn.to/1L2Gyc6) that outlines the specific...

Nominations for Continued Excellence Award Due May 22

May 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Time is running out to nominate an individual for BusinessWest’s first annual Continued Excellence Award. The new award, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual, is an offshoot of BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty program,...

Champ Law to Hold Grand Opening at Holyoke Office on May 20

May 14th, 2015
HOLYOKE — On Wednesday, May 20, Champ Law will hold a grand-opening event at its office at 330 High St., Holyoke. Champ Law is a new law firm which focuses on personal injury, and its attorneys bring many years of experience to the table. The...

Greenfield Community College Student Honored Among ‘29 Who Shine’

May 14th, 2015
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College student Guinevere Arthur Vanhorne is one of “29 Who Shine,” a group of outstanding Massachusetts public college and university graduates honored by the Department of Higher Education at a...

Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase to Feature UMass, Ole Miss

May 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced a matchup between the UMass and University of Mississippi men’s basketball teams for its 2015 Holiday Showcase to be held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield on...

Paradise City Arts Festival Slated for May 23-25

May 13th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — The Paradise City Arts Festival opens to the public at the Three County Fairgrounds on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. Featuring fine craft, painting, and sculpture, the fair is lauded for its fresh, innovative approach. About...

Springfield Preservation Trust to Host Preservation Awards Reception

May 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Preservation Trust will host its annual Preservation Awards Reception to honor individuals and organizations that help restore and preserve historic places in Springfield. The event is open to the public and will...

Paragus Hosts Breakfast Series Event on IT Security on June 11

May 13th, 2015
HADLEY — You have heard the stories about Target, Home Depot and Sony, but could something like that really happen to a small business in Western Mass.? What are the biggest threats facing a small business when it comes to IT security?...

Annual Wistariahurst Gardeners’ Plant Sale Set for May 16

May 13th, 2015
HOLYOKE — Join the Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners and the Wistariahurst Gardeners at their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gardeners will be sharing the bounty of their gardens with the gardening...

Adam Quenneville Roofing, Siding & Windows Earns Top Honor

May 12th, 2015
SOUTH HADLEY — Adam Quenneville Roofing, Siding & Windows announced that GAF, North America’s largest roofing-materials manufacturer, recently recognized the company with a prestigious 2015 Presidents Club Award for high-quality...

Northeast IT Systems Welcomes Zachary Piper as Desktop Specialist

May 12th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Northeast IT Systems Inc. announced the hiring of Zachary Piper as a desktop specialist. Piper has a degree in computer engineering technology from Manchester Community College. While there, he served as head technician for...

East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center Earns Perfect Survey Score

May 12th, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW — East Longmeadow Skilled Nursing Center passed a recent state Department of Public Health (DPH) survey with no deficiencies, indicating perfect compliance with stringent state standards for skilled nursing care. A...

Skoler, Abbott & Presser Presents Briefing on Sick Leave Law May 13

May 12th, 2015
BOYLSTON — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., a leading labor and employment-law firm serving the Greater Springfield area, announced that Partner Kimberly Klimczuk will present a briefing focusing on the Massachusetts Earned Sick Leave Law...

State Awards $100,000 in Workplace-safety Grants

May 11th, 2015
BOSTON — Seven Massachusetts employers — including one in Western Mass. — were awarded grants, totaling more than $100,000, to train 552 workers to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths, Labor and Workforce Development...

AIC Breaks Ground for New Dining Commons

May 11th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — After a winter for the record books, American International College (AIC) recently celebrated spring and the future of dining in style with a groundbreaking ceremony in anticipation of the college’s $8 million renovation...