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Beyond Technology

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September 9th, 2014
Baystate CIO Joel Vengco Says His Job Requires Wearing Many Hats Joel Vengco says healthcare IT now involves much more than technology. Increasingly, the focus is on taking data and transforming it into information — and then...

Fighting Back

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September 9th, 2014
Task Force Takes on State’s Daunting Addiction Problem Dr. Robert Roose says Massachusetts residents struggling with opiate addiction are also, in many cases, struggling with long waiting times for treatment. Tough problems require bold...

GE to Sell Appliance Division to Electrolux

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September 8th, 2014
(GENE J. PUSKAR | ASSOCIATED PRESS) By JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling...

Baystate Health Celebrates Acquisition of Wing

September 8th, 2014
PALMER — Team members and leaders from Baystate Health and Baystate Wing Hospital joined elected officials and members of the Palmer community Friday to celebrate Wing’s official entry into the Baystate Health community. Wing formally...

First Connecticut River Triathlon Welcomes Racers on Sept. 28

September 8th, 2014
NORTHFIELD — The only town in Massachusetts located on both sides of the fourth-largest river in the U.S., Northfield will be the scene of the first annual Great River Challenge Triathlon. The event will begin on Sunday, Sept. 28 at...

Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice to Host Golf Tournament Sept. 19

September 8th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Noble Visiting Nurse & Hospice will host its fifth annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 19 at Tekoa Country Club in Westfield, to benefit the agency’s hospice program. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun start...

Harpoon Brewery Co-founder to Speak at Old Sturbridge Village

September 8th, 2014
STURBRIDGE — Dan Kenary, co-founder and president of Harpoon Brewery, will speak about the history and success of New England’s largest craft brewery on Thursday, Sept. 25 at Old Sturbridge Village (OSV). His appearance is part of the...

Gov. Patrick Tapped as Breakfast Speaker at Business Expo

September 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Deval Patrick will be the breakfast speaker at the fourth annual Western Mass. Business Expo on Oct. 29. Tickets for the breakfast will be available through the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield....

Menck Windows Chairman to Keynote ACCGS Breakfast

September 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Menck Windows Chairman Bodo Liesenfeld will be the keynote speaker at the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield’s October Business@Breakfast on Oct. 1, at 7:15 a.m. at Twin Hills Country Club, 700 Wolf...

Cumberland Farms Celebrates Renovated Concept Store in Agawam

September 5th, 2014
AGAWAM — Cumberland Farms announced the opening event of its store at 837 Suffield St. in Agawam. Featuring a modernized design and architectural features, the newly remodeled store will now offer a range of hot food items, from pizza to...

Spots Still Open for Free Manufacturing Training Program

September 5th, 2014
HOLYOKE — There are still spots open for a free manufacturing production technician training program that begins Sept. 15. The 10-week accelerated program is a joint effort between Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community...

Dawn Leaks Joins Leadership Pioneer Valley as Program Manager

September 5th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) announced that Dawn Leaks has joined the LPV team in the newly created position of program manager. In this role, Leaks will be responsible for managing LPV’s signature 10-month regional...

Dadanco Opens New Facility in Westfield

September 4th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Dadanco, a manufacturer of commercial hydronic-based heating and cooling products, including active chilled beams, induction units, and induction diffusers, announced the grand opening of its Luxton-Reed Center, with an open house...

Local Companies, Volunteers Gear Up for Day of Caring

September 4th, 2014
PIONEER VALLEY — A sea of royal-blue “Live United” T-shirts will sweep over Western Mass. on Friday as volunteers for the United Way of Pioneer Valley’s 21st annual Day of Caring will head out for their assignments. Close to...

Leadership Holyoke Program Set to Commence

September 4th, 2014
HOLYOKE — The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, Holyoke Community College, and PeoplesBank announced that the Leadership Holyoke program will commence this month. Leadership Holyoke is a training program that fosters and promotes...