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Elizabeth Barajas-Román Named CEO of Women’s Fund

August 8th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) has named Elizabeth Barajas-Román the foundation’s new CEO. Barajas-Román has been a leader in progressive movements, including advocating at the...

Facebook Executive to Keynote Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit

August 8th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — Jennifer Lesser Henley, director of Security Operations for the social-media giant Facebook, will be the keynote speaker at Bay Path University’s second annual Cybersecurity Summit, “Security: Changing the...

Ride Like an Animal Poker Run to Benefit TJO Shelter Animals

August 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Motorcycle and sports-bike enthusiasts from around the region are gearing up for this year’s Ride Like an Animal (RLAA) Poker Run and Party on Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event raises funds to benefit homeless...

Kim Goulette Takes Helm at Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter

August 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The American Red Cross of Massachusetts announced the selection of Kim Goulette as the new executive director of the Pioneer Valley Chapter. With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration, she replaces Rick...

Jeffrey LaValley Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity

August 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Jeffrey LaValley was recently appointed community outreach manager at Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity. LaValley’s primary responsibility is the development and execution of strategies to increase awareness and...

Fallon Health Appoints
 Jack Dill to Board of Directors

August 7th, 2014
WORCESTER — Fallon Health, a nationally recognized healthcare-services organization, announced the appointment of B. John “Jack” Dill to its board of directors. Dill is president and CEO of Colebrook Realty Services Inc., a...

United Financial Shareholders Approve Executive Compensation

August 7th, 2014
GLASTONBURY — United Financial Bancorp Inc., the holding company for United Bank, announced that an overwhelming majority of its shareholders voted in favor of key proposals presented at its 2014 annual meeting held on Aug. 5, including the...

SCORE Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Small Businesses Succeed

August 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — SCORE, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting emerging and existing small businesses to succeed by providing free counseling, low-cost workshops, and other resources, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in...

UMass Amherst Ranked Second-best in Campus Food

August 6th, 2014
AMHERST — The UMass Amherst Dining Services, profiled in a cover piece in BusinessWest in May, has moved up one notch in the ranking of campus food nationwide, according to the Princeton Review. UMass, which had ranked third in the...

Business Confidence Index Climbs in July

August 6th, 2014
BOSTON — The Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Business Confidence Index showed further strength in July, adding 2.5 points to 56.2. “Business confidence in Massachusetts, after sliding into the neutral range for more than a...

Elizabeth Hart Named to Gray House Board

August 6th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Gray House inducted Elizabeth Hart to a three-year term on its board of directors at a recent board meeting. Hart has been a cash-management associate at PeoplesBank since 2012. She was previously a neuroscience Ph.D....

Elizabeth Hart Named to Gray House Board

August 6th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Gray House inducted Elizabeth Hart to a three-year term on its board of directors at a recent board meeting. Hart has been a cash-management associate at PeoplesBank since 2012. She was previously a neuroscience Ph.D....

Roundtable Seminar Slated on Affordable Care Act

August 6th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — With changes coming to the Affordable Care Act in 2015, business owners and managers need to ensure that their companies are up to speed on the newest developments, including the employer mandate, which will go into effect next...

Roundtable Seminar Slated on Affordable Care Act

August 6th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — With changes coming to the Affordable Care Act in 2015, business owners and managers need to ensure that their companies are up to speed on the newest developments, including the employer mandate, which will go into effect next...

Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Project Moves Forward

August 5th, 2014
LUDLOW — The Westmass Area Development Corp. has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project, part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan, and has advertised for bids from...