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Defuzzifying Dangerous Silicon Valley Company Cultures by Rex Conner- contributing writer   Google’s recent events have called into question its company culture, and the cultures of others in Silicon Valley. The questions swirling around the company culture will continue long after the current situation is resolved. With that news and other high-profile company cultures in the spotlight, it’s strange that no one is talking about the roots of company cultures. What is...

Mary Bonzagni, who recently joined Bulkley Richardson as a Partner, has an established reputation as a skilled Intellectual Property attorney. Her work involves prosecuting, defending and licensing patents for a wide variety of inventions, as well as challenging the patentability of both pre-grant and post-grant patents in a number of countries and regions throughout the world. In-depth experience as a chemist has equipped her with a unique perspective and allows her to provide...

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual On the Move Forum. Organized by Bay Path University, the Forum will explore the timeline of women’s history and the women’s rights movement, sparking community conversation about gaps in that history, including the contributions of underrepresented groups of women from western Massachusetts. The forum will use history, literature and philosophy to engage the audience in exploring the status of women regarding race, ethnicity, culture,...

Christina Royal, President Holyoke Community College Holyoke Community College president Christina Royal will be the first featured speaker in a monthly Women’s Leadership Luncheon Series hosted this spring by the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. The four-part series kicks off Wed., March 7, with Royal’s talk, “Managing Up.” All the events will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the new HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute, 164 Race St. The lunches will be prepared...

By: Alexander Joyce, Contributing Writer – America is consumed with higher education – going to college and earning a degree as the necessary means to a well-paying job. Yet with parents emphasizing the importance of academic excellence, and their children graduating and going on to successful employment, why do many still remain uneducated in fundamental financial matters? Numerous statistics show financial illiteracy is a major problem in the U.S., reflected in enormous...

MGM Springfield is now offering a tuition reimbursement plan for students entering classes at the Massachusetts Casino Career Training Institute (MCCTI) Gaming School in Springfield, MA. Students who successfully complete two or more courses at the new Gaming School, and obtain a job with MGM Springfield will be eligible for the tuition reimbursement if they remain employed with MGM Springfield for one year after the property’s grand opening. “This tuition reimbursement program...

By; Andrew Simon – Contributing Writer In the 2015 movie The Intern, Robert DeNiro starred as a 70-year-old widower who returns to the workforce as an under-appreciated and seemingly out-of-step intern working for a young boss played by Anne Hathaway. Initially, Hathaway’s character can’t quite relate to this baby boomer who ditched retirement out of boredom, but by the film’s finale she comes to appreciate his skills and experience. In real life you’re unlikely...

By Keith Martino, Contributing Writer Companies that train their employees in what are commonly referred to as “soft skills” are finding those efforts pay off in productivity and retention. People with soft skills are adept in areas such as interpersonal communication, leadership, problem solving and adaptability. But often still missing in the soft-skills department, some corporate analysts say, is the willingness to show an even softer side – specifically, saying “thank...

Sudha N. Setty has been named the next Dean of Western New England University School of Law. University President Anthony S. Caprio announced the appointment, effective July 1, 2018. “Professor Setty is a fine teacher and scholar who understands fully the challenges we currently face in higher education and those which we will continue to confront in these times of unprecedented change in legal education,” said President Caprio. “Her wisdom, intellect, training, experience,...

The 21st annual HCC Jazz Festival opens Friday, March 9, with a concert featuring renowned musician and composer Jeff Holmes as the festival’s guest artist, playing drums, piano and trumpet with the Amherst Jazz Orchestra under the direction of David Sporny. Holmes’s wife, jazz vocalist Dawning Holmes, will join performers on stage for the Friday night concert. The two-day festival of musical workshops and performances begins at 8 p.m. in the Leslie Phillips Theater...

Fall of 2018, STCC is planning to offer a new degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology, which addresses a demand for workers trained to repair, maintain and manufacture medical equipment. The program – the only two-year, associate degree program of its kind in the region – will prepare students for a variety of in-demand healthcare jobs, including biomedical equipment and biomedical device manufacturing technicians and medical sales representatives. Students who receive...

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