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Tech Foundry Starts Recruiting for Class of 2015 with Open House

March 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Following a successful inaugural year, Tech Foundry has turned its focus to filling this year’s class of students, beginning with an open house on Wednesday, April 8 at its headquarters on the ninth floor of 1391 Main St.,...

Carl Cameron Named COO at Holyoke Medical Center

March 17th, 2015
HOLYOKE — Spiros Hatiras, president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center, announced the promotion of Carl Cameron to chief operating officer of Holyoke Medical Center (HMC). In his new role, Cameron will lead implementation of important changes...

UMass Economist’s Lecture Ponders ‘When Big Is Too Big’

March 17th, 2015
AMHERST — UMass economist Gerald Epstein will offer a new take on restructuring the financial sector as part of his Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Tuesday, March 24, titled “When Big Is Too Big: Do the Financial System’s Social...

PVPC Receives Award from PolicyLink to Advance Equity Agenda

March 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), on behalf of LiveWell Springfield, is one of just six organizations across the country to receive an award from the Leadership Conference Education Fund and PolicyLink to advance...

Western Mass. Home & Garden Show Slated for March 26-29

March 16th, 2015
WEST SPRINGFIELD — The original Western Massachusetts Home & Garden Show will take place March 26-29 at the Eastern States Exposition, in the Better Living Center and the Young Building, showcasing the latest trends from local...

Waterdog Technologies Secures More Than $500,000 in Funding

March 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — When Delcie Bean started Waterdog Technologies, his goal was to disrupt the traditional IT distribution model by offering the best products and backing them up with the strongest support. In a field saddled with overseas call...

Red Cross Seeking Local Volunteers at March 26 Open House

March 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts will host a recruitment event and open house on Thursday, March 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at its new location at 150 Brookdale Dr., Springfield. The goal of the event is to showcase all...

AIC Offers Master of Science in Leadership Program

March 16th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — In the Master of Science in Leadership (MSL) program at American International College (AIC), students learn the concepts and theories of leadership, qualities that effective leaders possess, and the impact leaders have on their...

Hampden Bancorp Stockholders Approve Berkshire Hills Merger

March 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Hampden Bancorp Inc. announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the previously announced merger of Hampden with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. The companies expect to complete the merger in April 2015, although there...

Unemployment Rises Slightly in Massachusetts in January

March 13th, 2015
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for January were up in all 24 labor market areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), compared to...

Hampden Bancorp Stockholders Approve Berkshire Hills Merger

March 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Hampden Bancorp Inc. announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the previously announced merger of Hampden with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. The companies expect to complete the merger in April 2015, although there...

Unemployment Rises Slightly in Massachusetts in January

March 13th, 2015
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates for January were up in all 24 labor market areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), compared to...

Nicole Griffin Earns Urban League Community Builder Award

March 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Nicole Griffin, president of Griffin Staffing Network, LLC in Springfield, has been selected as the recipient of the Urban League Community Builder Award for 2015. Griffin began her career in the financial industry, but after 12...

Nicole Griffin Earns Urban League Community Builder Award

March 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Nicole Griffin, president of Griffin Staffing Network, LLC in Springfield, has been selected as the recipient of the Urban League Community Builder Award for 2015. Griffin began her career in the financial industry, but after 12...

Blue Heron Restaurant to Host Clown Shoes Beer Dinner

March 13th, 2015
SUNDERLAND — Blue Heron Restaurant is teaming up with Clown Shoes Beer of Ipswich to present a Beer Dinner on Thursday, March 19. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner service will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Each of the five courses is...