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Workshop to Help Entrepreneurs Leverage Their Personality Type

August 13th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — A local entrepreneur who also offers business coaching will offer a free workshop geared toward the small-business owner or freelancer who wants to learn how to take his or her business to the next level. Terra Missildine, the...

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Offers Support Group

August 13th, 2014
AGAWAM — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers a family support group to bring together patients, family members, friends, and survivors undergoing similar challenges of living with a blood cancer. The next meeting is Thursday,...

Labor Secretary Visits Inaugural Class at Tech Foundry

August 12th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian recently sat in on the first class of students at Tech Foundry, a new workforce-development program that will recruit, train, and place urban high-school students,...

Berkshire Museum Receives Energy-incentive Grants

August 12th, 2014
PITTSFIELD ― Berkshire Museum has been awarded energy-incentive grants totaling $83,600 from Berkshire Gas and Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECo) in partial funding for a project to incorporate energy-efficiency measures into the...

Dr. M. Shafeeq Ahmed Recognized by Becker Hospital Review

August 12th, 2014
WARE — Dr. M. Shafeeq Ahmed, acting president and chief operating officer at Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, was recently named by Becker Hospital Review as one of the top 500 “People to Know in Healthcare” in the nation. He is...

Mauria Sirum Named to Leadership Role at Lathrop Communities

August 12th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Lathrop Communities recently announced the appointment of Mauria Sirum, RN, as the new director of Wellness and Home Care. Sirum is a graduate of Vermont Technical College and Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y., and has a broad...

Communty Spotlight: Westfield

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August 12th, 2014
New Developments Send Westfield’s Spirits Soaring Kate Phelon says a host of new restaurants and other new businesses are bringing a renewed sense of vibrancy to Westfield’s downtown area. This summer, Westfield was ranked as a...

Coming to Terms

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August 12th, 2014
EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination Act By SUSAN G. FENTIN, Esq. Employers’ obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act made news in July when the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new...

Strong Suits

August 12th, 2014
A chart of area law firms Click here to download the...

Fallon Leads GCAi Effort To Become A Certified Google Partner

August 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Google has awarded Garvey Communication Associates Inc. (GCAi) with a Google Partner designation, a unique certification that designates a company as an experienced and trusted online advertising expert. Under the direction of...

Caring Health Center Expands

August 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Caring Health Center (CHC) has opened a satellite medical facility at 860 Boston Road. The CHC is utilizing a $650,000 Health Resources and Services Administration federal grant to expand medical treatment for residents in...

Brewer Joins Burke Chevrolet Sales Staff

August 11th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Burke Chevrolet announced that Ryan Brewer has joined the staff as a sales associate. “When we switched to Chevrolet from GMC last year, we expanded the number of vehicle models to include a full range of cars trucks, SUVs...

Attorney General Files Suit Against Evan Dobelle

August 8th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit against former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle on Thursday, alleging that he improperly spent nearly $100,000 in university resources on personal...

Elizabeth Barajas-Román Named CEO of Women’s Fund

August 8th, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) has named Elizabeth Barajas-Román the foundation’s new CEO. Barajas-Román has been a leader in progressive movements, including advocating at the...

Facebook Executive to Keynote Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit

August 8th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — Jennifer Lesser Henley, director of Security Operations for the social-media giant Facebook, will be the keynote speaker at Bay Path University’s second annual Cybersecurity Summit, “Security: Changing the...