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Monson Savings Announces Three Recent Promotions

February 19th, 2015
MONSON — Monson Savings Bank announced the following promotions: • Nancy Dahlen has been promoted to senior vice president, residential lending and servicing officer. She joined the bank in 1996 as a commercial loan processor and was...

New Book Highlights History of Baystate Medical Center

February 19th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The roots of Baystate Medical Center date back to the formative years of the modern American hospital, when, under the name of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, it was one of only 178 acute-care hospitals in the country. Today,...

Cupcake Maven to Keynote Professional Women’s Chamber Luncheon

February 19th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Tracy Noonan, co-owner of Wicked Good Cupcakes, will keynote the Headline Luncheon of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s affiliate, the Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC), on Wednesday,...

Not Just Business as Usual Event to Host Google’s Steve Vitner

February 19th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Foundation’s Not Just Business as Usual (NJBAU) event is one of the premiere networking events for business leaders in Western Mass. This annual celebration, in its sixth...

Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce to Honor Shining Stars

February 18th, 2015
CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will pay tribute to the recipients of the prestigious Shining Stars Awards on Friday, March 6, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Dr., Chicopee. Starting,...

HCC, STCC Offer Manufacturing Production Technician Training Program

February 18th, 2015
HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College, in collaboration with Springfield Technical Community College, is offering a free manufacturing production technician training program beginning Monday, March 16. The 10-week, accelerated manufacturing...

WSU, UMass Libraries Honor Civil Rights Leader W.E.B. Du Bois

February 18th, 2015
WESTFIELD — In honor of Black History Month, Westfield State University will collaborate with UMass Libraries, St. John’s Congregational Church, Beta Sigma Boule, and Springfield Public Schools to hold a tribute for W.E.B. Du Bois at...

Mary Akers Joins Team at Work Opportunity Center

February 18th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Work Opportunity Center Inc. (WOC) announced that Mary Akers has joined the company in the newly created position of assistant executive director. She will oversee all programmatic and business operations for the company. Work...

Jessica Collins Takes Reins at Partners for a Healthier Community

February 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Jessica Collins has been appointed interim executive director of Partners for a Healthier Community (PHC). Collins is an eight-year veteran of the Springfield-based public-health institute, where she has been serving as deputy...

Five College Consortium Agrees to Purchase Library Annex Land

February 17th, 2015
HADLEY — The Five College Consortium has signed an agreement to purchase 46 acres of land in Hadley as the site of a 2.5 million-volume Library Annex that will provide shelving to supplement the capacities of the collaboration’s...

DevelopSpringfield to Host Celebrate Springfield Dinner on March 12

February 17th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — DevelopSpringfield will host its fourth annual dinner event in celebration of Springfield and the many accomplishments the community has achieved over the past year, along with exciting new initiatives underway. The event will...

Linda Manor Assisted Living Open House Rescheduled to Feb. 21

February 17th, 2015
LEEDS — An open house at Linda Manor Assisted Living in Leeds has been postponed to Saturday, Feb. 21 due to weather concerns. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 345 Haydenville Road (Route 9). Those wishing to attend are asked...

MassMutual Partners with Colleges on Women in Data Science Program

February 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — In an effort to create a strong pipeline of qualified women professionals in the rapidly growing field of data science and related subjects, MassMutual announced it is partnering with Mount Holyoke College and Smith College to...

Amherst Chamber Calls for Nominations for A+ Awards

February 13th, 2015
AMHERST — The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce announced its call for nominations of individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the Amherst area that have made a positive difference. The Annual A+ Awards are set to be given at the...

Mark Goggins Joins Ostberg & Associates

February 13th, 2015
NORTHAMPTON — Mark Goggins has joined Ostberg & Associates, the Northampton-based financial-services and insurance firm. Goggins brings more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage business with Mortgage Master and Applied Mortgage...