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...

Organized by the Springfield Museums, the exhibition Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House (December 8, 2017–March 25, 2018) celebrates America’s 35th President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy by highlighting their White House years, 1961-1963. The exhibition also honors the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth, May 29, 1917; he was the first president born in the 20th century. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the John...

Now that the election is over, it’s time to consider who is going to lead our City Council and actually work with our new council members, incumbents, and our new Mayor…in harmony. I for one, and others that I know in this town have been extremely happy with the experience, professionalism and the knowledge of Cecilia Calabrese. Cecilia Calabrese has served on the Agawam city council for several terms. She is very much aware of the guidance, leadership and the “Get...

Students can earn bachelor’s degrees from Northeastern on STCC campus A new educational and workforce development partnership between Springfield Technical Community College and Northeastern University creates an opportunity for current STCC students, graduates and the general public to earn bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering technology and advanced manufacturing systems onsite at STCC. In a ceremony on Nov. 1 at STCC, leaders from both institutions officially signed...

The season of giving is often times a feel good season but also one that reminds us that there are some, if not many among us who still struggle daily. For North Brookfield Savings Bank, it is a priority to help those in our local communities and that is exactly why for 10 years they have proudly hosted the Fall Food Drive in their branches during October. North Brookfield Savings Bank proudly donated $3,500 to local food pantry organizations to support those who are in need and...

Oct 26 2017
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North Brookfield Savings Bank recently hosted their Annual Employee Appreciation event at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. At the event, North Brookfield Savings Bank honored employees who reached special anniversaries with the Bank by presenting them with Years of Service awards and a gift. Employees ranged from having 5 to 30 years of service, and over 110 years of service total. Every year, North Brookfield Savings Bank recognizes and rewards employees for their dedication...

Oct 25 2017
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Florence Bank (www.florencebank.com ), a mutually-owned savings bank serving the Pioneer Valley through ten branch locations, has hired Michelle Cayo of Granby, MA to the position of Vice President, Credit Administration Manager. Cayo joined Florence Bank in July 2017 with nearly twenty years of commercial credit experience. Cayo studied at Bay Path University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Finance. Additionally, she received...

An anonymous family member of Margaret R. Fitzgerald donated $10,000 in her memory to Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts. The donation will be used to fund a one-on-one mentoring program to support women on their path to career and personal success. “It is only fitting to name our mentoring program after Margaret R Fitzgerald,” says Margaret Tantillo, Executive Director, Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts. “Our mission is to empower women to set goals and...

The Red Thread Network for the arts will join Balise Toyota to sponsor a Christmas Tree display at 1399 Riverdale Street in West Springfield. Your company or organization still has time to get involved by donating a decorated tree. The event begins on Friday, November 24 and runs through Sunday, December 10 when the raffle tickets will be drawn at 2 pm. The hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00-8:00, Saturday from 10:00-5:00, and Sunday 12:00-5:00. There is no admission fee. ...

The holiday season is just about here and North Brookfield Savings Bank is already preparing with a plan to help make sure every child gets a gift this year. The Bank is hosting their Annual Toy Drive once again in all branch locations, collecting toys from generous community members, and in addition is providing financial support for numerous local toy drive organizations. During NBSB’s Annual Toy Drive, held November 1st through December 11th, the bank will accept donations...

Springfield Technical Community College will recognize National Domestic Violence Awareness and Action Month with a series of on-campus events starting Monday, Oct. 16. The Be Empowered Project, a new campus initiative focused on violence prevention and counseling/advocacy services for those affected by violence, invites the public to participate in any of the schedule events, including the “Clothesline Project,” a powerful display from local survivors. STCC is working in...

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