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Berkshire Bank Announces 2015 Scholarship Awards Program

January 15th, 2015
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank has announced it will honor 30 high-school seniors in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont through its annual scholarship awards program. The bank will award $45,000 in total scholarship dollars to...

Doctors Express Forges Partnership with Large Practice Group

January 14th, 2015
WORCESTER — Doctors Express, the largest independent urgent-care provider in the Commonwealth, announced a partnership with one of the largest independent cooperative physician groups, the Central Massachusetts Independent Physicians Assoc....

UMass Amherst, Amazon.com Create Virtual Bookstore

January 14th, 2015
AMHERST — UMass Amherst has contracted with Amazon.com to replace its traditional on-campus textbook store with a virtual bookstore expected to save students about 30% compared with current prices on course materials and provide free, one-day...

Springfield Museums’ New Exhibit Honors Big Y

January 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — A new exhibit at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History traces the journey of Big Y Supermarkets from a small neighborhood grocery store to one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New...

Springfield College Recognized for Community Engagement

January 14th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of a select group of colleges and universities throughout the country to earn its community-engagement classification. This classification recognizes...

United Adds Four Commercial Bankers in Western Mass.

January 13th, 2015
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — William Crawford IV, CEO of United Financial Bancorp Inc. and United Bank of Glastonbury, Conn., announced that United Bank has added four more senior-level commercial bankers to join the bank, this time strategic hires...

Springfield College Names Christopher Neronha General Counsel

January 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Christopher Neronha, an attorney with extensive experience in higher education, has been named general counsel at Springfield College, effective Jan. 20, President Mary-Beth Cooper announced. Neronha will provide legal counsel...

FieldEddy Insurance Announces New Hire and Promotions

January 13th, 2015
EAST LONGMEADOW — FieldEddy Insurance Inc., which recently became a division of HUB International New England, LLC, a leading global insurance broker, has announced several appointments. Olga Tracy has rejoined the agency as the newest...

Rebuilding Together Has New Name, Broader Roster of Services

January 13th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Assoc. of CDCs recently certified Rebuilding Together as a community-development corporation. In addition, the organization has officially changed its name to Revitalize...

Top Entrepreneur 2014: Delcie Bean

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January 13th, 2015
Paragus Founder Reflects on Life in the Very Fast Lane You know you’re getting somewhere in life when your first name is all anyone really needs to make an identification. That was the case with people named Elvis, Ringo, and Tiger (OK, his...

Body of Work

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January 13th, 2015
Tattoo Shops Thrive as Industry Gains Acceptance Tattoo Afterlife co-ownersTimmy Barnes and Matt Olivieri When Timmy Barnes was busy drawing on his friends in high school, he never considered making a career out of tattoos. But it wasn’t...

Under Attack

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January 13th, 2015
Companies Need to Stay Vigilant Against Hackers Charlie Christianson says small companies should not assume their size protects them from hacker attacks. It turns out Target wasn’t the only … well, target. A year ago, Target...

Stated Intentions

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January 13th, 2015
Farmington Bank Makes Its Move into Massachusetts John Patrick Jr., president and CEO of Farmington Bank John Patrick Jr. says Connecticut-based Farmington Bank’s foray into the Western Mass. market, starting with a commercial-lending...

Growing Clientele

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January 13th, 2015
Pediatricians Adjust to a Changing Landscape Dr. John O’Reilly says communicating with parents about their concerns is one of the most important parts of his job. Years ago, pediatricians were authority figures, and new parents reverently...

Left to Their Own Devices

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January 13th, 2015
Child-development Experts Worry About the Effects of Screen Time Dr. Jack Fanton says the increasing time kids are spending in front of screens may be coming at the expense of real-world social skills. Television, computer, and smartphone screens...