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Baystate Health Appoints Leaders of Regional Community Hospitals

June 25th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health announced three leadership appointments for its regional community hospitals. Effective July 1, Steven Bradley will succeed Chuck Gijanto as president of Baystate Franklin Medical Center and the Baystate Northern...

Holiday Inn Express Ludlow Receives Service Recognition

June 25th, 2014
LUDLOW — Pioneer Valley Hotel Group announced that its Holiday Inn Express Ludlow received recognition from InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) for service excellence among the 47 Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Expresses in the Greater Boston...

Local Independent Agent Selected to Offer Popular Insurance Program

June 25th, 2014
CHICOPEE — For the first time, AARP members in Massachusetts can save on auto and home insurance through the AARP Massachusetts Auto and Home Insurance Program from Plymouth Rock Assurance and Bunker Hill Insurance. First American Insurance...

Britney Archambault-Jackson Named GM at Comfort Inn Hadley

June 25th, 2014
HADLEY — Pioneer Valley Hotel Group announced that Britney Archambault-Jackson has been appointed general manager of the Comfort Inn Hadley hotel. As general manager, Archambault-Jackson will direct all areas of the hotel’s operations,...

Melanoma Foundation Ad Campaign Honored with Bronze Telly Award

June 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Telly Awards has named the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) a two-time Bronze winner in the 35th annual Telly Awards for its piece titled “The Annoying Mole.” The MFNE launched the public-awareness...

Student Prince to Close, Expected to Reopen Under New Ownership

June 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Student Prince Cafe and the Fort Dining Room will close on Monday, June 30, and is expected to reopen in about a month, most likely under new ownership. Managing Partner Rudi Scherff told the Republican that he and his...

James Russell Honored as Springfield Rotarian of the Year

June 24th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — The Rotary Club of Springfield recently honored James Russell as Rotarian of the Year. Russell has been a member of the Springfield Rotary Club for almost 50 years. He is a past president of the club, a Paul Harris Award...

Kelli Barry Joins Baystate Franklin as Philanthropy Officer

June 24th, 2014
GREENFIELD — Kelli Barry has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center as a philanthropy officer with the Baystate Health Foundation. She brings a variety of fund-raising experiences to her new role, most recently as the vice president of...

Home Sales Post Largest Gain Nationally Since 2011

June 24th, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sales of previously owned homes posted the best gain in nearly three years in May, the National Assoc. of Realtors reported, rising 4.9% to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.89 million. That gain was the fastest since August...

Greenfield Launches Technology Master Plan

June 23rd, 2014
GREENFIELD — The town of Greenfield announced recently that implementation of the town’s technology master plan is underway. The master plan, an initiative started by Mayor William Martin in the fall of 2010, is another step in the...

Scuderi Group and AHIS of Mexico Sign Power-purchasing Agreement

June 23rd, 2014
WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Scuderi Group announced the signing of a power-purchasing agreement (PPA) with Mexico City-based developer and gaming company AHIS in an effort to lower electrical costs by up to 20% at 13 of its properties. This...

Dr. Lewis Cohen Wins Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial Award

June 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Lewis Cohen of the Psychiatric Consultation Service at Baystate Medical Center has been chosen from among a highly competitive roster of nominations to receive the prestigious 2014 Eleanor and Thomas P. Hackett Memorial...

Kathy Bowler Honored for Outstanding Service to Older Adults

June 23rd, 2014
HOLYOKE — Kathy Bowler, executive director of the Holyoke Council on Aging, was recently honored with the Loomis Communities Elvira Whiting Ball award for outstanding service to older adults. More than 150 people celebrated with Bowler, and...

40 Under Forty 2014 Event

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June 20th, 2014
Scenes From the Eighth Annual 40 Under Forty Gala More than 600 people were on hand at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke on June 19 to salute BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2014. Chosen by a panel of judges last...

DevelopSpringfield Announces Grant for State Street Improvements

June 20th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD — DevelopSpringfield announced that it has awarded a $25,321 grant for facade improvements to the 886-892 State St. property owned by Lorilee I, LLC. Building tenants include the new restaurant Q Smokin’ Good Food. The grant...