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Valley Gives Attracts Record Number of Nonprofits

December 8th, 2014
PIONEER VALLEY — This year, 463 nonprofit organizations serving Western Mass. — more than 100 above the total in 2013 — will be raising money on Dec. 10 during Valley Gives, an annual, 24-hour e-philanthropy event. This year, the...

John Garvey Wins National Social-media Award

December 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The social-media marketing work of James Garvey, social media analyst at Garvey Communication Associates Inc., was recognized with a Top 10 Social Media Standouts award at the recent 2014 Lift Brands Corporate Conference in Las...

Springfield Preservation Trust Announces Sale Of 77 Maple St.

December 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Preservation Trust (SPT) announced the sale of 77 Maple St. to DevelopSpringfield for $35,000. The property, built in 1832 as the Springfield Female Seminary, had fallen into a state of disrepair and...

Luso Federal Credit Union Makes Donation to Noble Hospital

December 8th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital recently received a donation of $8,600 from Luso Federal Credit Union, to go toward helping women at the hospital’s Center for Comprehensive Breast Health. During the month of October, Luso’s employees...

Hampshire Mall to Host Holiday Performance on Dec. 11

December 8th, 2014
HADLEY — Hampshire Mall announced that the West Mass Brass band will be performing its holiday-themed compositions on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. near the food court. West Mass Brass is a British-style, brass and percussion band that was...

ACCGS Business@Breakfast to Tout Region’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

December 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The entrepreneurial spirit of the region will take center stage at the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s Business@Breakfast on Jan. 7, from 7:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Ludlow Country Club, One Tony Lema...

Bay Path Announces Commitment to Expand College Access

December 5th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — On Thursday, Bay Path University President Carol Leary joined President Obama, the first lady, and Vice President Biden, along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher-education leaders, to announce new actions to...

WNEU Accepting Small Business Legal Clinic Applications

December 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Western New England University (WNEU) Small Business Legal Clinic is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs and small-business owners seeking legal assistance for the spring 2015 semester. Under faculty supervision,...

Junior Achievement Announces New Officers, Board Members

December 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Junior Achievement of Western Mass. recently elected new offices and welcomed new members to its board of directors. JA’s 2014-15 officers include chair Darlene Libiszewski of Chicopee Savings Bank; co-vice chairs John...

Baystate Franklin’s Clinical Notes to Present Free Holiday Concert

December 5th, 2014
GREENFIELD — Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s Clinical Notes, a hospital-based women’s a cappella chorus, will perform a free holiday concert, “Songs of Stars and Roses,” on Thursday, Dec. 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m....

Paragus Strategic IT Recognized as Model Employer

December 4th, 2014
HADLEY — Paragus Strategic IT was recently honored with an Employer of Choice award by the Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast at the organization’s Employment Law and HR Practices Conference in Sturbridge. Paragus CEO Delcie Bean was...

HMC Names Barry Waite Corporate Director of Human Resources

December 4th, 2014
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center welcomes Barry Waite as corporate director of Human Resources. Waite, a native of Holyoke, served five years as corporate director of Human Resources for the Loomis Communities in South Hadley and seven years...

WNEU School of Law Offers 
Five-week Mini-Law School

December 4th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Western New England University School of Law will open its doors to the community with a five-week program focused on demystifying the law. The Mini-Law School will be held from Feb. 10 to March 10 on Tuesday evenings from 6 to...

Farmington Bank Appoints Catherine Turowsky Vice President

December 4th, 2014
FARMINGTON, Conn. — Farmington Bank announced the appointment of Catherine Turowsky as vice president, cash management sales and services representative. Turowsky operates out of Farmington Bank’s Western Mass. Commercial Services...

Analysts: ‘Giving Tuesday’ Raised $46M for Charity

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December 3rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nonprofit experts say the national drive known as "Giving Tuesday" is having a growing impact, with nearly $46 million raised for charitable groups this week. Research from Indiana University's Lilly Family School of...