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Martini Event to Benefit Melanoma Foundation of New England

August 19th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) announced a fund-raising event, “Martinis for Melanoma,” to take place on Sept. 9 in Springfield. “We’re really excited for this event,” said Meghan...

Robert Martin Named to Westfield State Board of Trustees

August 18th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Westfield State University President Elizabeth Preston announced that Robert Martin has been named the newest member of the Westfield State University board of trustees. Martin was appointed to the board by Gov. Deval Patrick and...

Momentum Building for 21st Annual Rays of Hope

August 18th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — This year’s 21st annual Rays of Hope – A Walk Toward the Cure of Breast Cancer may still be two months away on Oct. 19, but walker Phyllis Dupre is already out there pounding the pavement for her team. “I have...

Radius Financial Group Welcomes Jessica DiPietro

August 18th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Radius Financial Group Inc., a leading private mortgage lender in New England, has announced the addition of Jessica DiPietro as a loan officer in its West Springfield branch. DiPietro brings 15 years of experience in...

State Adds 13,800 Jobs in July; Unemployment Rate at 5.6%

August 15th, 2014
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 13,800 jobs in July for a total of 3,422,100 jobs, and the total...

ERC5, ACCGS Team Up for Millfest After 5

August 15th, 2014
LUDLOW — Ludlow Mills on State Street in Ludlow will be the site of Millfest, the first After 5 of the chamber season, on Sept. 10 from 5 p.m. to dusk. The event will be presented by the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce (ERC5),...

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill Promoting Economic Growth

August 15th, 2014
BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed H.4377, “An Act to Promote Economic Growth in the Commonwealth,” building on his administration’s economic-development strategy of investing in education, innovation, and...

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Offer Grieving Support Group

August 15th, 2014
WARE — Healing after a loss is often a long and difficult journey. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will offer a support group for people experiencing the grief that follows the death of a loved one. “It takes...

Baystate Health Wins Approval for Determination-of-need Requests

August 14th, 2014
BOSTON — The Mass. Public Health Council approved three determination-of-need (DON) requests to support Baystate Health’s efforts to modernize its facilities and improve access to, and quality and value of, healthcare for patients in...

Maggie Pereiras Joins New England Promotional Marketing

August 14th, 2014
WILBRAHAM — New England Promotional Marketing announced that former abc40 anchor Maggie Pereiras has joined its team. She will be contributing to the NEPM sales force and creating a cohesive social-media platform for the company while...

Gleason Johndrow Landscaping Makes Top 100 List for Snow Removal

August 14th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Gleason Johndrow Landscaping, a Northampton-based snow-removal and landscaping contractor, has landed a spot among the top 100 snow-removal contractors nationwide as determined by SNOW magazine, an industry publication that...

New Device at Noble Hospital Improves Treatment of Breast Cancer

August 14th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has introduced a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancer. The BioZorb Tissue Marker helps physicians deliver more precise radiation treatment and keep track of the site after lumpectomy surgery to...

Freedom Credit Union Announces $2.2 Million Expansion

August 13th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union (FCU) President and CEO Barry Crosby announced a $2.2 million expansion of the company’s Springfield headquarters on Tuesday. Freedom will expand its facilities at 1976 Main St. to a building at 77...

Chicopee Chamber, Common Capital to Host Workshop Series

August 13th, 2014
CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital Inc., is presenting a six-part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business.” Sponsored by Common...

UMass Professor Brian Kane Honored with Education Award

August 13th, 2014
AMHERST — Brian Kane, a professor and researcher at the UMass Amherst, is this year’s co-recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA’s) prestigious Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural...