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Hollister Insurance Acquires J.F. Conlon and Associates

April 29th, 2015
AMHERST — Hollister Insurance of Clinton, Mass. has acquired J.F. Conlon and Associates of Amherst. J.F. Conlon has been a leading employee-benefits broker in Western Mass. for 20 years. Jim Conlon, president of J.F. Conlon and a former...

River Valley Counseling Center Announces Annual Run/Walk Event

April 29th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), an affiliate of Holyoke Medical Center and member of Valley Health Systems, will hold its fourth annual 5K Run/1-Mile Walk fund-raiser on Saturday, June 13. Funds raised will support RVCC...

Elms College Program Helps EMTs, Firefighters Plan for the Worst

April 29th, 2015
CHICOPEE — First responders are the ones who run into burning buildings and rush to help during natural disasters and other emergencies. Because they work in dangerous conditions, there’s a chance at the start of every shift that they...

Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Hires Kim Alli

April 28th, 2015
AMHERST — The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Kim Alli has been hired as the chamber’s new marketing and membership coordinator, effective May 1. Alli is a graduate of Westfield State University with a degree in...

East of the River Five Town Chamber to Host Feast of the East

April 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5) will host its annual Feast of the East on May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf Swamp Road, Longmeadow. From American to Italian, nearly a...

Leadership Pioneer Valley Offers Program on May 1

April 28th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — What is emotional intelligence? Why is it important to leadership? Can it be learned? These and other questions will be explored in an interactive workshop, “Work of Leaders Essentials,” sponsored by Leadership...

HASHPPAC Workshops Mark Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

April 28th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The HASHPPAC (Holyoke Adolescent Sexual Health Pregnancy Prevention Accountability Committee) community engagement subcommittee will host a series of positive engagement workshops called Project: CHOICES during Teen Pregnancy...

Grant Awarded for Façade Improvements for Glory Inc.

April 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — DevelopSpringfield announced it has awarded a $20,000 grant for facade improvements to 595 Main Street, the new location for Glory Inc., a family-owned South End department store. The grant is made possible under...

Creative Strategy Agency Presents Social-media Workshop on May 1

April 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Think you know everything about social media? Think again. Like all technology, social-media platforms are constantly updating and changing, and unless you change with it, your content could be going unnoticed. To ensure you are...

Ad Club Announces New Creative Awards Show on May 7

April 27th, 2015
HOLYOKE — On May 7, the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts will unveil its new Creative Awards show, formerly known as the ADDYs, recognizing the creative work of advertising agencies and marketing departments throughout the...

St. Michael’s Academy to Hold 5k and Carnival on May 2

April 27th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — St. Michael’s Academy, located at 153 Eddywood St. in Springfield, will hold its annual 5K run/walk, as well as its annual carnival, on Saturday, May 2. The 5K registration will begin at 9 a.m. on the school campus, and...

Valley Venture Mentors Names 12 Finalists Competing for $250,000 in Startup Funds

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) recently named the 12 finalists who will compete for their share of $250,000 in prize money at the organization’s first annual Accelerator Awards on April 30. During the awards ceremony, the...

Springfield College Announces Enhanced Brand Strategy

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April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College revealed a new brand and visual identity system designed to showcase its rich heritage, varied academic offerings, and commitment to community service. Created to help present a unified message and look, the...

Leadership Pioneer Valley Producing Positive Results for Careers and Community

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV), now in the recruitment process for the fifth year of its ten-month leadership development program, has seen positive results in careers and community as a result of participation in the program....

Beverly Scott to Kick off Transportation Equity Project

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — National transportation leader Beverly Scott will visit Springfield to help launch a local effort to achieve greater equity in federal transportation policy. Scott will speak on May 12 at 5 p.m. at the UMass Center at...