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Gleason Johndrow Landscaping Makes Top 100 List for Snow Removal

August 14th, 2014
NORTHAMPTON — Gleason Johndrow Landscaping, a Northampton-based snow-removal and landscaping contractor, has landed a spot among the top 100 snow-removal contractors nationwide as determined by SNOW magazine, an industry publication that...

New Device at Noble Hospital Improves Treatment of Breast Cancer

August 14th, 2014
WESTFIELD — Noble Hospital has introduced a new device that improves the treatment of breast cancer. The BioZorb Tissue Marker helps physicians deliver more precise radiation treatment and keep track of the site after lumpectomy surgery to...

Freedom Credit Union Announces $2.2 Million Expansion

August 13th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Freedom Credit Union (FCU) President and CEO Barry Crosby announced a $2.2 million expansion of the company’s Springfield headquarters on Tuesday. Freedom will expand its facilities at 1976 Main St. to a building at 77...

Chicopee Chamber, Common Capital to Host Workshop Series

August 13th, 2014
CHICOPEE — The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Common Capital Inc., is presenting a six-part workshop series, “Taking Care of Business: How to Develop and Grow Your Business.” Sponsored by Common...

UMass Professor Brian Kane Honored with Education Award

August 13th, 2014
AMHERST — Brian Kane, a professor and researcher at the UMass Amherst, is this year’s co-recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA’s) prestigious Alex L. Shigo Award for Excellence in Arboricultural...

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...