Sep 01 2017
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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...

What is a Playspace? Playspaces are child-friendly rooms that Horizons has installed in more than 90 partner shelters across the state of Massachusetts. Our Playspaces are designed – and play resources are carefully selected – to reflect the needs of children ages 0-6 experiencing trauma. Horizons’ Playspaces are created to give children a dedicated place to play and grow, and build connections with other caring adults who are committed to their success. No matter the...

By; KERRY WEKELO, Contributing Writer Leaders in companies and organizations often face enormous demands on their time, but the best leaders realize they can’t let those demands become so overwhelming that their health suffers as a result. “Successful leaders prioritize personal wellness, both at home and at work,” says Kerry Alison Wekelo, author of Culture Infusion: 9 Principles to Create and Maintain a Thriving Organizational Culture (www.kerryalison.com). And those...

In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month local business leaders and industry groups recently announced the formation of Western Massachusetts Businesses against Human Trafficking, a coalition dedicated to addressing the nationwide scourge of human trafficking. Members formalized the coalition by endorsing a pledge to increase awareness of and protect against human trafficking in their places of business, and to collaborate broadly across the community and region to address...

By; Linda Adams, contributing writer, Leadership Development expert and co-founder of the Trispective Group. Just like the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, great teams do not happen by accident. There has to be deliberate intention in investing in the team and a shared goal that is bigger than any one team member. This week, sports fans, columnists, and analysts will debate the strengths and weakness of each team every minute of every day until Super Bowl LII...

One play was a drama about an abused woman trying to rebuild her life after getting out of prison. The other was a comedic parable about the dangers of conformity. Both Holyoke Community College Theater Department productions won ensemble acting awards earlier this month at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. HCC’s production of “Getting Out,” by playwright Marsha Norman, received the award for “Outstanding Ensemble Performance”...

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...

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