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Baystate Mary Lane Hospital to Offer EMT Basic Training in September

July 10th, 2014
WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will partner with Quality EMS Educators Inc. to offer a basic emergency medical technical program at the hospital this fall. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m. beginning...

Christopher Sikes of Common Capital to Address Rotary July 18

July 10th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — 
Christopher Sikes, executive director and founder of Common Capital (formerly the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund) will address the Springfield Rotary Club’s luncheon meeting on Friday, July 18. His topic will...

Safe Sitter Class to Train Babysitters

July 10th, 2014
HOLYOKE — The Greater Holyoke YMCA will offer a Safe Sitter class for girls and boys age 11 to 14 on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Greater Holyoke YMCA. Registration for the program, sponsored by the Greater Holyoke YMCA,...

UMass President Awards $270,000 for Creative-economy Initiatives

July 9th, 2014
BOSTON — President Robert Caret announced $270,000 in grants from the President’s Creative Economy Initiatives Fund to support eight projects by UMass faculty members in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that will bring new...

Berkshire Bank Provides Grant to MSBDC

July 9th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank has announced that its foundation has provided a $1,500 grant to support the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC). The grant funds will go directly to support the MSBDC’s business-advisory...

Log Cabin Breaks Ground on Upper Vista

July 9th, 2014
HOLYOKE — The Log Cabin has long been one of the region’s most popular outdoor wedding venues, due in large part to the panoramic mountain views from its Mt. Tom location. Last year, the facility made plans to expand its outdoor...

UMassFive College Federal Credit Union Launches New Website

July 9th, 2014
HADLEY — UMassFive College Federal Credit Union announce the launch of its updated website, www.umassfive.coop — the same address, with a refreshed look and content. As more members conduct their transactions online, UMassFive...

Mary Dougherty Named Director of University of Massachusetts Press

July 9th, 2014
AMHERST — Mary Dougherty, publisher for history at Bedford/St. Martin’s, has been named director of University of Massachusetts Press. She will assume her new duties on July 21. As publisher for history since 2006, Dougherty devised and...

Hogan Technology Announces Breakthrough in Data Protection

July 8th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — Hogan Technology, an industry leader in unified communications, announced that the company has launched its cloud disaster-recovery program in order to better protect customer data in event of natural disasters, power outages,...

Hampden Zimmerman Partners with Energize Connecticut on Rebate

July 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Hampden Zimmerman, a provider of lighting design, announced a partnership with Energize Connecticut to offer commercial customers in Connecticut a rebate to save money by reducing energy and electricity costs through the...

North Brookfield Savings Bank Announces Promotions

July 8th, 2014
NORTH BROOKFIELD — North Brookfield Savings Bank (NBSB) announced several promotions in its branches and corporate offices. Vice President Patty Ostrout has been promoted to senior vice president of Retail Banking, Operations Manager Laurie...

Yidstock 2014 Slated for July 17-20 in Amherst

July 8th, 2014
AMHERST — Boasting an array of films, concerts, lectures, and workshops, Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is set to land in Amherst for four days. The third annual festival will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music...

Rotary Club of Springfield Inducts Rick Lee as President

July 8th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — At its recent meeting, the Rotary Club honored 11 new members inducted into the club during the 2013-14 Rotary year and also inducted its new president, Rick Lee, and the board of directors for the 2014-15 Rotary year. According...

Construction Industry Adds 6,000 Jobs in June

July 7th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. construction industry added 6,000 jobs in June, according to the July 3 report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, non-residential construction added only 700 of those jobs, and the heavy and civil...

Hampden Bank Names Robert Massey COO, Tara Corthell CFO

July 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The board of directors of Hampden Bancorp Inc. unanimously elected Robert Massey chief operations officer and Tara Corthell chief financial officer and treasurer of the company and the bank, effective July 1. Massey and Corthell...