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First Connecticut Bancorp Announces Plans to Enter Massachusetts

October 16th, 2014
FARMINGTON, Conn. — First Connecticut Bancorp Inc., the publicly owned holding company of Farmington Bank, announced plans to enter Massachusetts with the establishment of a commercial-lending office and two de novo hub branches, subject to...

Paragus IT Hosts Grand-opening Party at New Hadley Headquarters

October 16th, 2014
HADLEY — After two years of planning and construction, Paragus IT will cut the ribbon today, Oct. 16, on its new headquarters. The new commercial office building is located at 112 Russell St., just down the road from its previous location....

ACCGS to Host Speed-networking Breakfast on Nov. 5

October 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Back by popular demand, the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s (ACCGS) Business@Breakfast will feature a speed-networking concept on Nov. 5 at the Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern in West...

Massachusetts Employment Up 9,400 in September

October 16th, 2014
BOSTON — The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported that preliminary estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show Massachusetts added 9,400 jobs in September, for a total preliminary estimate of 3,425,000....

Florence Bank Awards Team Jessica $5,000

October 15th, 2014
BELCHERTOWN — Team Jessica Inc. has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Florence Bank, and will use the funds to support the building of Jessica’s Boundless Playground (JBP), an effort that has been ongoing for the past four years. Once...

Economists to Present Real-estate and Economic Forecast on Oct. 23

October 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Nationally recognized economists Dr. Lawrence Yun and Dr. Elliot Eisenberg will present a real-estate and economic forecast on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Western New England University, 
Rivers Memorial...

Mindful-eating and Exercise Workshop Slated for Oct. 30

October 15th, 2014
WARE — Area women are invited to attend “The Picture of Health” a women’s-health lecture, to be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8:30 pm at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in the Main Conference Room, located on the second...

Springfield Falcons, Pride Stores Announce ‘Pump for Pride’

October 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Falcons and Pride Stores have partnered for the second annual “Pump for Pride” on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Falcons players will be at the Pride store on 618 North Main St. in Longmeadow pumping gas for...

Lord Jeffery Inn Wins Sustainability Champion Award

October 14th, 2014
AMHERST — The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst has received the 2014 Sustainability Champion Award from Historic Hotels of America at the 2014 Awards of Excellence. The 2014 Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner took place at the Hotel Hershey in...

Hyundai Rotem Seeks to Build Subway Cars in Springfield

October 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Hyundai Rotem is competing for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s procurement to build more than 200 new subway cars. Should it win, the company has committed to locate its manufacturing facility on Progress...

Karina Schrengohst Named Partner at Royal LLP

October 14th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Royal LLP, a woman-owned, boutique, management-side labor and employment law firm, announced that Karina Schrengohst, Esq. has been made a partner of the firm. Schrengohst, the law firm’s managing attorney, will continue...

SC’s Jasmin Hutchinson Wins Grant for Running Psychology Team

October 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies Jasmin Hutchinson, Ph.D., received a $2,275 grant from the Assoc. for Applied Sport Psychology to continue the second year of a Springfield College...

PVCU Sponsors Springfield Falcons’ Goals for Groceries Campaign

October 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Falcons announced that Pioneer Valley Credit Union (PVCU) will return as the sponsor for the Goals for Groceries campaign, benefiting the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. For every goal the Falcons score at...

Kathleen Krisak Named Outstanding Technologist of the Year

October 10th, 2014
HOLYOKE — Kathleen Krisak, a nuclear-medicine technologist at Holyoke Medical Center (HMC), was named Outstanding Technologist of the Year by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging during a national conference in St. Louis. The...

State Officials Promote Local Workforce-development Initiatives

October 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — State officials joined U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week at Springfield Technical Community College to recognize the Commonwealth’s leadership in developing a robust...