MassHire hosts first career fair in 2 years

MassHire Career Center held their first in-person fair since January of 2020 on Monday. The event was held at the Center Court of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Over 50 companies were looking to fill hundreds of positions, from entry-level openings to Chief Financial Officer. Beth Cardillo, the Executive Director of Armbrook Village Senior Living…

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BusinessTalk with Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health

 BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Mark Keroack, president and CEO of Baystate Health, about the fifth COVID surge, what he and his team are seeing, and what they are projecting. The numbers are rising, he said, but this surge won’t be like those that preceded it, and for many reasons. It’s all must listening, so…

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MassHire Career Center to host annual job fair

MassHire Career Center will be hosting its annual job expo Monday at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield. Over 50 companies will be taking part in this event offering a wide variety of positions. MassHire event organizers are hoping this expo will attract people to come and fill out some applications as local businesses…

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Greenfield Court Square seasonal setup to return

Starting Monday, May 16, Greenfield will be closing off Court Square to traffic to make way for a seasonal pedestrian plaza. According to the city, the configuration will be similar to last year with more handicapped parking available behind the city hall. Planters will be used to block off traffic to court square between main…

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Local organizations receive $75K grant to support substance abuse treatment

$75,000 is going towards the local fight against the opioid epidemic thanks to a legislative earmark from the state. The opioid epidemic didn’t go away during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s why Friday’s speakers said these funds are so important. 22News was at the check presentation at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield with State Senator…

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Executive Leadership Breakfast June 3, 2022 – Elms College

Jay Ash is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(4) public policy group comprised of the CEOs of 18 of the Commonwealth’s largest businesses. His work there to focus on policies and initiatives that make the Massachusetts economy stronger and more competitive comes after serving as the Commonwealth’s…

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‘Together HCC’ Raises $192,000 for Scholarships, Student Aid

Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of Holyoke Community College led a historic day of giving last month, raising more than $192,000 for student support programs during its one-day “Together HCC: Drive to Change Lives” campaign.  Organizers had set a goal of 300 donors for the 24-hour, April 26, fund drive. The final tally was 418,…

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Women’s Leadership Council deliver purses to women in need

Some five hundred struggling women Thursday received purses filled with gifts from the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Pioneer Valley. Working with volunteers from the Westfield Woman’s Club, Leadership Council members fanned out across Westfield delivering these gifts to women in need. It’s a spin-off from the highly successful purse giveaway in…

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Main Street in Springfield closed due to World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast

Main Street in Springfield will be closed to traffic beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday as crews prepare for the World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast event held Saturday morning. The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast returns to Main Street in Springfield on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. marking the City’s 386th birthday. Main Street from State Street…

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