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United Bank Names Moyah Smith Community Outreach Officer

March 11th, 2015
GLASTONBURY, Conn. — William Crawford IV, CEO of United Financial Bancorp Inc. and United Bank of Glastonbury, Conn., announced the hiring of Moyah Smith, who has taken on the primary role of United’s community outreach officer,...

Seminar on March 31 to Tackle Transitioning Business Ownership

March 11th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — One of the largest challenges facing business owners today is how to solve the question, “how do I get out of my business?” If you are like 2.7 million American business owners over the age of 55, the answer carries...

ACCGS April Business@Breakfast to Feature Mayors’ Forum

March 11th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) April Business@Breakfast will feature a Mayors’ Forum as the highlight of the event on Wednesday, April 1 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Delaney House, 3 Country...

MassMutual Recognized for Ethical Business Practices

March 10th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. announced that it has again been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s...

Holyoke Chamber’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Set for March 18

March 10th, 2015
HOLYOKE — The St. Patrick’s Business Breakfast of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will be held Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House. Event sponsors are PeoplesBank and Holyoke Mall at...

Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin Lawyers to Speak at REBA Seminar

March 10th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield-based law firm Shatz, Schwartz and Fentin, P.C. announced that attorneys James Sheils and Steven Weiss were invited to speak to the Real Estate Bar Assoc. (REBA) of Massachusetts today, March 10, regarding a...

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Announces Interim Leadership

March 10th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) announced that Peter Salerno will return to the post of executive director for an interim period as the board of trustees begins a nationwide search for permanent leadership. Salerno, a...

No Holds Barred

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March 10th, 2015
Roca Is Relentless in Efforts to Give Young People a Fresh Start Christine Judd, director of Roca’s Springfield facility, with Kadeem Batchelor, one of the “young people” now in phase 1 of the agency’s intense intervention...

Herd It Through the Grapevine

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March 10th, 2015
The Goat Girls Offer a Green Solution to Invasive Plants Hope Crolius, seen here with Dan, says the goat business came with a steep learning curve. Hope Crolius remembers that it all started … well, quite organically. She had left a career...

Herd It Through the Grapevine

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March 10th, 2015
The Goat Girls Offer a Green Solution to Invasive Plants Hope Crolius, seen here with Dan, says the goat business came with a steep learning curve. Hope Crolius remembers that it all started … well, quite organically. She had left a career...

Grounds for Optimism

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March 10th, 2015
Chemex, Maker of Iconic Coffeemaker, Is Expanding Its Horizons Eliza Jane Grassy shows off the famous Chemex coffeemaker. The conference room in the Chemex manufacturing and distribution facility in Chicopee isn’t really serving the company...

Grounds for Optimism

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March 10th, 2015
Chemex, Maker of Iconic Coffeemaker, Is Expanding Its Horizons Eliza Jane Grassy shows off the famous Chemex coffeemaker. The conference room in the Chemex manufacturing and distribution facility in Chicopee isn’t really serving the company...

Over the Dotted Line

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March 10th, 2015
Westfield Bank Continues to Grow After Connecticut Expansion Westfield Bank President and CEO James Hagan Westfield Bank recorded an especially strong year in 2014, thanks partly to the success of two new branches in Connecticut. At a time when...

Over the Dotted Line

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March 10th, 2015
Westfield Bank Continues to Grow After Connecticut Expansion Westfield Bank President and CEO James Hagan Westfield Bank recorded an especially strong year in 2014, thanks partly to the success of two new branches in Connecticut. At a time when...

Thinking Outside the Box

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March 10th, 2015
Innovative Method Helps Caregivers Engage with Clients with Dementia Christina Vernon shows off just a few of the items she may include in ‘engagement boxes.’ As the over-65 generation is set to dramatically expand, so will the number...