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Steve Corbin to Head Up Employee Benefits Division at Ross Insurance

September 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE — Ross Insurance Agency has tapped Steve Corbin, a 14-year veteran of the health-insurance industry, to head up its Employee Benefits Division. He spent the last seven years as an account executive for Blue Cross Blue Shield of...

Hunting for a Cure 5K Run/Walk Slated for Oct. 18

September 16th, 2014
HOLYOKE — The Hunting for a Cure 5K Run/Walk, to benefit the fight against Huntington’s disease, will take place at the Holyoke Lodge of Elks on Saturday, Oct. 18. The course stretches 3.1 miles around Ashley Reservoir. The event begins...

UPS Expects to Hire Up to 95,000 Seasonal Workers

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September 16th, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season. The Atlanta company said Tuesday that the positions will include package sorters, loaders, delivery helpers and...

Supermarkets Launch Anti-Bottle Deposit Campaign

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Supermarket chains are launching a television ad to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question to expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law. The ballot question would change the current nickel deposit to include bottled...

GM Expert says 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

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September 15th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims...

Apple iPhone 6 Pre-Order Demand Overwhelms Supply

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September 15th, 2014
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple says it had more than 4 million pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 24 hours, exceeding its initial pre-order supply. The company says the phones will be delivered to...

Food for Thought Program to Address Opioid Epidemic

September 15th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — The Healthcare News has announced the next installment of Food for Thought, a monthly lecture series designed to inform, enlighten, and entertain. The next Food for Thought event will take place on Friday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 8...

Wingate at East Longmeadow Receives National Quality Award

September 15th, 2014
EAST LONGMEADOW — Wingate at East Longmeadow, a skilled-nursing and rehabilitation center, has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through...

Royal LLP Launches New Website

September 15th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Royal LLP, the woman-owned, boutique, management-side labor and employment law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.royalllp.com, boasting a fresh look and user-friendly navigation, and updated with...

Holyoke Medical Center to Hold Hearing-aid Program

September 15th, 2014
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center will present “What Everyone Should Know Before Buying a Hearing Aid” on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fran Como Conference Room of the main hospital. The purchase of a hearing aid can...

Anticipation Builds for Western Mass. Business Expo

September 12th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Western Mass. Business Expo continues to add to its extensive roster of speakers and events. The fourth annual event will be held on Oct. 29 at the MassMutual Center. Gov. Deval Patrick will be the speaker at the ACCGS...

Bauzá & Associates Joins Worldwide Partners

September 12th, 2014
ENFIELD, Conn. — Worldwide Partners Inc. (WPI) has added another partner to the world’s 8th-largest full-service ad-agency network and the world’s largest network of independent ad agencies, according to Al Moffatt, president and...

Maria Burke Named Associate Director of JERICHO

September 12th, 2014
HOLYOKE — JERICHO, the Bureau for Exceptional Children & Adults, has announced the appointment of Maria Burke as associate director. JERICHO is well-known for its programs and services, begun by Fr. Robert Wagner and continued by Sr. Joan...

Holyoke Mall Announces ‘Magical Night of Giving’ Fund-raiser

September 12th, 2014
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Mall at Ingleside will be hosting its ninth annual “Magical Night of Giving” event to help local nonprofit groups and schools raise funds for their organizations. The event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 6...

CDH to Host Oct. 2 Lecture on Stroke Prevention, Treatment

September 12th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S. Stroke occurs when a blood vessel that brings blood and oxygen to the brain gets blocked or ruptures. When this happens, brain cells don’t get the blood they...