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James Ayres Joins Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Board of Directors

July 25th, 2014
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), the statewide organization that unites and strengthens the nonprofit sector through advocacy, public awareness, and capacity building, announced that it has appointed James Ayres, CEO and...

Freedom Credit Union Announces Promotions, Addition

July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Barry Crosby, president and CEO of Freedom Credit Union (FCU), announced the promotion of three officers within the credit union and the appointment of a new mortgage loan originator. • Karen Chauvin Katsanos has been...

Freedom Credit Union Announces Promotions, Addition

July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Barry Crosby, president and CEO of Freedom Credit Union (FCU), announced the promotion of three officers within the credit union and the appointment of a new mortgage loan originator. • Karen Chauvin Katsanos has been...

Berkshire Bank Expands Wealth Management Team

July 25th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced that Thaddeus Welch III has been hired as portfolio research analyst and trader, joining its Wealth Management team. In this position, Welch will be responsible for managing all trading activities and...

Dakin Humane Society Awarded Grant from License-plate Funds

July 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Dakin Humane Society has received a 2014 grant from the Massachusetts “I’m Animal Friendly” license-plate program. Funds will be used towards Dakin’s low-cost spay and neuter services. According to Dakin...

Cooley Dickinson Receives Gynecologic Excellence Award

July 25th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital was named among the top 10% of the hospitals evaluated as providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information...

HCC Gateway to College Program Number One in U.S.

July 24th, 2014
HOLYOKE — The HCC Gateway to College program, which takes high-school dropouts and puts them in college classes, leads the nation in both retention and graduation rates. The Spring 2014 report from the National Network of Gateway to College...

United Financial Bancorp Announces Second-quarter Results

July 24th, 2014
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Financial Bancorp Inc., the holding company for United Bank, announced results for the quarter ended June 30. These results include one month of the pre-merger Rockville Financial Inc. net income, and net income of...

Retail Trade Group Lowers Annual Sales Forecast

July 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation’s largest retail trade group has lowered its annual sales forecast because of slower-than-expected growth during the first half of the year tied to winter storms and some lingering economic woes. The...

Baystate Begins Registration for Mini-Medical School

July 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Medical Center’s Mini-Medical School, which begins its fall session on Sept. 18, is now accepting registrations for the eight-week health-education series. Offered in a relaxed atmosphere in the hospital’s...

Dr. Harbir Sawhney Joins BMLH Gastroenterology Staff

July 24th, 2014
WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital welcomes Dr. Harbir Sawhney to its medical staff. A gastroenterologist, he specializes in the diagnoses, treatment, and management of digestive-system disorders in men and women. “We are pleased to...

United Bank Promotes Four from West Springfield, Worcester Markets

July 23rd, 2014
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — United Bank announced the promotions of four individuals who work for the bank in their West Springfield and Worcester markets: • Jennifer Boyle, who currently holds the title of marketing information officer, has...

Michael Roy Named Governor of Rotary International District 7890

July 23rd, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — Michael Roy, vice president and compliance officer at Easthampton Savings Bank, has been named governor of Rotary International District 7890. His term began July 1 and ends June 30, 2015. Roy is responsible for providing...

UMass Geologist Named Chair of National Polar Research Board

July 23rd, 2014
AMHERST — UMass Amherst geoscientist Julie Brigham-Grette has been named the new chair of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Polar Research Board (PRB), with the responsibility of promoting excellence in polar science and providing...

Community Foundation Grants More Than $1.2M to Area Nonprofits

July 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is awarding more than $1.2 million in competitive grants to local nonprofit organizations. A total of 99 Pioneer Valley projects will receive funding, with awards ranging from...