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Bay Path Receives $3.5M Grant for Online Programming

October 1st, 2014
LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education First in the World grant for the support of innovative online programming for women. The $3.5 million grant will be awarded over four years, beginning Oct....

Tracey Gaylord Joins ESB as Commercial Lender

October 1st, 2014
EASTHAMPTON — Matthew Sosik, president and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank, announced that Tracey Gaylord has joined the bank as vice president, commercial lending. Gaylord has more than 25 years of banking experience, primarily in commercial...

Four Chambers to Host Legislative Symposium on Nov. 7

October 1st, 2014
PIONEER VALLEY — The Greater Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield, and South Hadley & Granby Chambers of Commerce have joined forces in successfully attracting the top leaders of the Massachusetts House and Senate, and every member of the...

Berkshire Wealth Management Adds Holly Lawson Kresiak to Team

October 1st, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced that Holly Lawson Kresiak has been hired as vice president, wealth advisor, joining its Wealth Management team. In this position, Kresiak will be responsible for developing and maintaining personalized...

Valley Vodka to Convert Former Church into World Headquarters

September 30th, 2014
HADLEY — Valley Vodka Inc., a Western Mass.-based company founded by Paul Kozub in 2005, announced the purchase of its new world headquarters on Route 9 (146 Russell St.) in Hadley, the former St. John’s Catholic Church. State Sen. Stan...

WNEU Poll Finds Candidates for Governor Locked in Tight Race

September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The latest survey from the Western New England University Polling Institute finds the race for governor of the Bay State to be a dead heat. Republican Charlie Baker leads Democrat Martha Coakley by one point among likely voters...

DevelopSpringfield Announces Grant for Fa├žade Improvements

September 30th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — DevelopSpringfield announced that it has awarded a $40,000 grant for facade improvements to 1525 Main St., the new downtown location for New England Public Radio (NEPR). The grant is made possible under...

Smith Graduate and Author to Speak About Florence Nightingale

September 30th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital will host a benefit tea and lecture for the Cooley Dickinson Nurse Development Program on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Smith College Conference Center, featuring author, historian, and...

Longmeadow Shops Alters Expansion Plan to Include More Parking

September 29th, 2014
LONGMEADOW — Grove Property Fund, owner of the Longmeadow Shops, announced that it has altered its concept plan for a proposed expansion of the Longmeadow Shops to incorporate more parking spaces and improve overall circulation of the...

Magazine Names Berkshire Bank a Top Charitable Contributor

September 29th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank was recently named by the Boston Business Journal as one of Massachusetts’ most charitable companies at the publication’s annual Corporate Citizenship Summit in Boston on Sept. 10. The Boston Business...

Borgatti Joins WGBY as Major and Planned Giving Officer

September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — WGBY announced that development professional and BusinessWest 40 Under Forty alumna Monica Borgatti has joined the public television station as major and planned giving officer. Borgatti, a Western Mass. native, has years of...

SIDS Race and Food-truck Festival Returns to Springfield

September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The 24th annual SIDS Race For Life, in memory of Barry Metayer Jr., is being held on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., with runner registration at 9:30 a.m. The five-mile road race and 3.5-mile fun walk will begin and end at the John...

BMC Recognized for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

September 29th, 2014
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (COEMIG) by the American Assoc. of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), the leading association of minimally...

Freedom Credit Union Project Among Seven Approved by State

September 26th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Economic Assistance Coordinating Council (EACC) approved seven projects for participation in the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), which are expected to create 433 new jobs and retain 460 existing jobs, in...

James Kurose to Head Directorate for National Science Foundation

September 26th, 2014
AMHERST — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected UMass Amherst Professor James Kurose to serve as assistant director for its directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). The three-year appointment...