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CHD Slates Annual Cammer Cup for March 28

March 23rd, 2015
WESTFIELD — The Western Mass. Knights, the Center for Human Development (CHD) Disability Resources junior and adult sled-hockey teams will host the annual Cammer Cup at Amelia Park in Westfield on Saturday, March 28. Members of CHD’s...

Teresa Petit de Mange Recognized as 2015 Power Broker

March 23rd, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW — Hub International Limited, a leading insurance brokerage, risk-advisory, and employee-benefits firm, announced that Teresa Petit de Mange, producer, was selected as a recipient of the 2015 Power Broker Awards distributed by...

Braman Termite and Pest Elimination Earns Angie’s List Award

March 23rd, 2015
AGAWAM — Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, a provider of pest-management services in Southern New England since 1890, has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of...

Westfield State University to Host Second Annual Relay for Life

March 20th, 2015
WESTFIELD — Following up last year’s successful event, Westfield State University will host its second annual Relay for Life on Friday, April 17 in Woodward Center’s indoor track. The event begins at 6 p.m. on the April 17 and...

February Unemployment Rate in Massachusetts Drops to 4.9%

March 20th, 2015
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) released preliminary February 2015 estimates that show the Massachusetts total unemployment rate dropped to 4.9% from the January rate of 5.1%, a 0.2% decrease. Over the...

Monson Savings Bank Elects New Corporators

March 20th, 2015
MONSON — Monson Savings Bank recently announced the election of five new corporators who are advisors to the bank, representing the communities the bank serves. They also possess certain governing functions, including the election of the...

Baystate Rug & Flooring Touts Safety on Formaldehyde Emissions

March 20th, 2015
CHICOPEE — Baystate Rug & Flooring, a local, family-owned provider of flooring, announced that it complies with all emissions standards regarding formaldehyde often used by manufacturers of flooring adhesives, unlike some big-box...

Summer Beer Festival Coming to Downtown Springfield Aug. 29

March 18th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — White Lion Brewing Co. announced that it will host its inaugural beer festival, called Valley Fest, at Court Square in downtown Springfield on August 29. MGM Springfield will be the presenting sponsor. The festival is poised to...

NiSource Receives Ethics Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

March 18th, 2015
WESTBOROUGH — NiSource Inc. has been designated as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year. The designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on...

Vining Sparks Chief Economist Speaks at MSB Annual Meeting

March 18th, 2015
MONSON — Craig Dismuke, senior vice president and chief economist for Vining Sparks IBG, was the guest speaker at Monson Savings Bank’s recent annual meeting. Dismuke, who is responsible for the projection and publication of Vining...

Loomis House Nursing Center Recognized for Excellence

March 18th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The Loomis Communities announced that the Loomis House Nursing Center has received perfect scores on surveys from the Mass. Department of Public Health (DPH) for the third year running. The DPH reviews all areas of care practices to...

Last Chance to Purchase Tickets to Difference Makers Gala

March 18th, 2015
HOLYOKE — Time is running out to purchase tickets to the seventh annual Difference Makers award program, staged by BusinessWest, to be held tomorrow, March 19, at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke. Difference Makers is a...

WomenUpFront Accelerates Women Business Owners’ Growth

March 18th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — In support of the growth and success of Pioneer Valley women presidents and the businesses they own, WomenUpFront is launching a new monthly roundtable for women business owners whose annual revenues have passed the $200,000...

Pioneer Valley USO to Present Military Ball & Gala on April 25

March 18th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The Pioneer Valley USO announced that the fifth annual Military Ball & Gala Honoring Our Troops will be held Saturday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. Presenting sponsors include Steve Lewis Subaru and 1812...

Dave Griffin Jr. Earns Certified Insurance Counselors Designation

March 18th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The Dowd Agencies announced that Account Executive David Griffin Jr. has received the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation. This accomplishment is not mandated for the insurance industry, but provides an extensive...