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ACCGS Super 60 Lunch Set for Nov. 14

November 11th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) will stage its 25th annual Super 60 recognition celebration on Nov. 14 at Chez Josef in Agawam. The event’s keynote speaker will be John Maguire, president...

Eye and LASIK Center Announces Gift of Sight Program

November 11th, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — Just in time for the holidays, and in celebration of the eighth anniversary of the practice’s West Springfield location, the surgeons and staff at Eye and LASIK Center will perform free LASIK for 10 individuals during...

Country Bank Offers Congratulations to Baystate VNA & Hospice

November 11th, 2014
WARE — In 1914, the Ford Motor Co. announced an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for that day’s labor, baseball legend Babe Ruth made his major-league debut with the Boston Red Sox, and the Baystate Visiting Nurse Assoc. was...

Construction Unemployment Falls to Lowest Rate Since 2006

November 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction employers added 12,000 jobs in October and the sector’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4%, the lowest rate for October since 2006, according to an analysis by Associated General Contractors of America....

Bay Bath to Show Documentary ‘What is Philanthropy?’ Tonight

November 10th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — A detailed documentary that focuses on the seemingly simple act of giving will be screened at Bay Path University tonight, Nov. 10, at Mills Theatre on the Longmeadow campus. The event is free and open to the public. The...

Tattoo Afterlife Celebrates Grand Opening in Northampton

November 10th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — On Nov. 8, Tattoo Afterlife, located in the former car-dealership space on the corner of Pleasant and Pearl streets, celebrated its grand opening with guest artists and an afterparty at One Bar & Grill. Matt Olivieri and...

Baystate Dental Receives 2014 Westfield Preservation Award

November 10th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Baystate Dental P.C., with 13 locations in the Greater Springfield region, recently received the 2014 Westfield Preservation Award from the Westfield Historical Commission for the renovation and repurposing of its former...

DevelopSpringfield to Create Downtown Innovation Center

November 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick’s recent announcement of $2 million in MassWorks Infrastructure Program funding to MassDevelopment marks a critical step toward the creation of the Springfield Innovation Center. The project is a...

Morrison Mahoney Elects Jennifer Rymarski Partner

November 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Morrison Mahoney LLP announced that attorney Jennifer Rymarski has been elected a partner. Rymarski, who practices in the Boston-based firm’s Springfield office, serves a wide base of clients in the arenas of medical...

MGM Resorts International Accepts Massachusetts Casino License

November 7th, 2014
BOSTON — MGM Resorts International received a unanimous vote from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) on Thursday, officially granting MGM Springfield a license to operate a resort casino in downtown Springfield. In June, the MGC...

Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin Named to ‘Best Law Firms’ 2015

November 7th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Local law firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C., serving Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York, has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm has been...

Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home Celebrates 30 Years

November 7th, 2014
SOUTHWICK – Forastiere Family Funeral & Cremation announced the 30th anniversary of Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, which opened on College Highway in Southwick in 1984. “For three decades, we have had a professional and...

Tighe & Bond Appoints Two to Board of Directors

November 6th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Tighe & Bond, a leading civil and environmental engineering firm, recently appointed two new members to its board of directors, Patrick McCann and Robert Herchert. “Pat and Bob each bring substantial industry experience...

Skoler, Abbott & Presser Named to ‘Best Law Firms’

November 6th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Skoler, Abbott & Presser, a labor- and employment-law firm serving the Greater Springfield area, has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm has been...

Living Local Tasting and Silent Auction to Benefit Dress for Success

November 6th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Tonight, Nov. 6, Dress for Success Western Massachusetts will hold its annual Living Local Tasting and Silent Auction. The event will be held at Studio 9, One Financial Plaza, 9th floor, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The public is...