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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...

Attorney Michael Gove Adds Ludlow Office

September 11th, 2014
LUDLOW — Attorney Michael Gove, of Gove Law Office LLC in Northampton, recently announced that he has purchased a law practice in Ludlow and will open a second office in that community, his hometown. Gove’s 10-year-old practice...

SkinCatering Announces Launch of Men’s Skin-care Line

September 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — SkinCatering day spa announced that the company is launching a men’s skin-care line, SkinCatering for Men, to be kicked off with a launch party on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. The party will be held at the SkinCatering...

Paperboard Packaging Council Landscapes Playground for Day of Caring

September 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — On Friday, Sept. 5, on behalf of the United Way of Pioneer Valley’s 21st annual Day of Caring, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) staff helped landscape and beautify the playground of the Peck-Lawrence Full Service...

Berkshire Bank Offers Free Online Security Software for Customers


September 11th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced that it has partnered with IBM Security Trusteer Rapport to offer online banking fraud-protection software for bank customers at no charge. Trusteer Rapport works with customers’ current antivirus...

Craig Johnsen Named Administrator at Loomis Lakeside

September 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Loomis Communities announced the appointment of Craig Johnsen as administrator at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. In this role, Johnsen is responsible for administering and overseeing the day-to-day operation of the retirement...

Dr. Thomas Cleary Sr. Named Volunteer Hero by Mass. Dental Society

September 10th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — Dr. Thomas Cleary Sr. was recently recognized as a William McKenna Volunteer Hero by the Mass. Dental Society (MDS), a statewide organization serving nearly 5,000 member dentists. He was acknowledged by his peers for substantial...

State Unveils One-stop Web Portal for Municipal Grants

September 10th, 2014
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration has unveiled a new web portal for cities and towns to easily identify grant opportunities that could benefit their communities. The Municipal Grant Finder (mass.gov/municipalgrants) is a...

Monson Savings Bank to Hold Mortgage Pre-qualification Event

September 10th, 2014
WILBRAHAM — Monson Savings Bank is holding a complimentary pre-qualification night at which people from the community can get pre-qualified for a mortgage on the spot and see new home listings in their price range. The event is designed to...

Trump Casinos File Chapter 11; Taj Threatened

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September 9th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Entertainment Resorts has filed for bankruptcy and threatened to close the Taj Mahal Casino resort in November if it can't get concessions from its...

Women’s Professional Chamber Names Carol Campbell Woman of Year

September 9th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Professional Women’s Chamber, a division of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, recently honored Carol Campbell, president of Chicopee Industrial Contractors, as its 2014 Woman of the...

Freedom Credit Union Unveils New Logo, Website, Social Media

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September 9th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union recently unveiled its updated look with a new logo and a redesigned website. At the same time, the credit union launched its presence on social media with new Facebook and LinkedIn pages. “This rebrand...

Holyoke Medical Center’s ‘Golf Fore Health’ Slated for Sept. 22

September 9th, 2014
HOLYOKE — If you’re looking to stay in the swing of things this fall, check out the 26th annual “Golf Fore Health” tournament sponsored by Holyoke Medical Center. The event will take place Monday, Sept. 22 at the Springfield...

Insurance Center of New England Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

September 9th, 2014
AGAWAM — When an employee challenged her company to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Insurance Center of New England Inc. (ICNE), one of the largest locally owned, independent insurance agencies in New England, cheerfully...

Scaling Up

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September 9th, 2014
New Director Wants to Take the Women’s Fund Elizabeth Barajas-Román says there are a number of reasons why she actively pursued the position of CEO for the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM). For starters, there was the...