Columbia-Greene Community College announced this week the appointment of Jaclyn Stevenson to the position of Director of Public Relations. In her new role, Stevenson will be responsible for promoting the college and its diverse set of credit- and noncredit programs for students of all ages. “I’m very happy to have found myself in a place where collaborative learning is not just prized, but seen as essential to the college’s future,” said Stevenson, noting that moving...

  Florence Bank has promoted Kristen Lemoi of Southampton, MA to the position of Vice President, Marketing Manager.  Lemoi joined Florence Bank in June 2011. Prior to her recent promotion at Florence Bank, Lemoi had served as the Assistant Vice President, Digital and Merchandising Manager for Florence Bank and played an integral part in the 2014 launch of the Bank’s new brand. In her new role, Lemoi will help steer the strategic marketing decisions for the Bank.  Lemoi...

May 13 2016
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The Wall Street Journal, reported five of the biggest stars on the world champion U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a lawsuit on March 31 accusing the U.S. Soccer Federation of pay discrimination, claiming they earn as little as 38% of what their male counterparts make, despite better performance. This followed another high-profile incident last year, when Academy Award Winner Jennifer Lawrence complained of lower wages for actresses in Hollywood While these bold...

May 13 2016
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I just don’t get it.  As we prepare to head into summer, I find myself reflecting on the past 3-6 months…asking myself what worked and what didn’t. I always find that reflection throughout the year is so incredibly beneficial to my growth and development, especially when a situation arises that I can learn a lesson from. Knowledge is power, right!? Or so I thought. Time and time again, I see scenarios where customers provide feedback to companies in one way or another and...

May 13 2016
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Mine is! I hear from many of my clients how their cell phone bill increases year after year. Mobile companies offer so many different types of plans with minutes, data, texting, and other additional options, that it makes it even more important to review your family’s phone bill annually. You may be able to lower your costs and keep them to a minimum. Here are five ways to potentially cut down those cell phone bills: Who Is Your Top Ten? – Most companies offer a free...

May 12 2016
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Now that the weather is getting nicer, many people are starting to run outside again. Whether you are an experienced runner, a casual jogger, or someone who may be trying to get into a running routine for the first time, being properly prepared for you run is a must! A properly fitted pair of running shoes is a good start. Picking the right shoes can be tough but many athletic shoe stores can help you find the perfect fit for you. A proper 5 -10 minute dynamic warm-up before your...

May 12 2016
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Unique Burger Recipes
For the Perfect BBQ!

The weather is fine, the grill is smokin’ and your all set for the perfect bar-b-que with your perfect recipes. Make your friends, family and neighbors drool with envy when you serve them these fabulous burgers! SAVORY SALMON BURGERS These savory salmon burgers hold up well on the grill, especially if you use a nice fillet of wild king salmon. Serve on an onion roll with lettuce, tomato, mustard, and horseradish for a great barbeque main dish. 2 1/2 pounds king salmon...

May 12 2016
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What a relief to get through the ‘dark season’ and return to the light! As we step into spring, the wood element in ancient Chinese medicine, we see animals begin to nest and mate and the flora expresses itself with fresh colors and beautiful smells. So what can we do to be in harmony and participate in this glorious time of year? The wood element is associated with the liver and gallbladder to detoxify the blood, store the bile and help with the smooth movement of...

May 12 2016
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All parents want their children to grow up healthy and making sure that a child receives the right care in his or her early days is crucial, especially for children born prematurely or with medical problems. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely each year, equating to more than one in every 10 births. For babies born in Western Massachusetts, the Davis Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) unit is here. Located within Baystate...

May 12 2016
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Dr. Arlene Rodriguez
2016 Woman of the Year

The Professional Women’s Chamber (PWC) has announced that Dr. Arlene Rodriguez, vice president of academic affairs for Springfield Technical Community College has been named the PWC 2016 Woman of the Year. The Woman of the Year is presented to a woman in the western Massachusetts area who exemplifies outstanding leadership, professional accomplishment, and service to the community. This award has been given annually since 1954 and is publically recognized as one of the most...

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