Berkshire Bank announced the promotion of Jason White to executive vice president and chief information officer. He previously served as senior vice president and chief technology officer at the bank. In his new role, White will lead all aspects of Berkshire’s information-technology program and oversee the teams responsible for ACH payroll, wire room, and electronic…

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Last week, bankESB celebrated the virtual grand opening of its newest branch location at 253 Triangle St., Amherst. The event was commemorated in a Facebook Live broadcast hosted by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. The full-service banking office, which opened in late August, marks bankESB’s first Amherst location and joins 11 other branch offices…

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Berkshire Bank announced enhanced protections that will provide its 1,500 employees with paid and protected leave to manage the consequences of intimate-partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Berkshire Bank has partnered with FreeFrom, a nonprofit creating pathways to financial security and long-term safety for survivors of gender-based violence, to increase its existing leave policies…

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Anna Zadworny has been promoted to assistant vice president and training and staffing manager at Greenfield Savings Bank. In her new position, she will be responsible for facilitating one-on-one and classroom training for employees with a focus on enhancing employee development, including product knowledge, internal systems training, and compliance course oversight. She will also be…

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MassMutual’s decision to sell its retirement plan business will impact 2,000 employees, most of them working at MassMutual’s offices in Enfield, Connecticut, the company said. The Springfield-based insurance giant and Colorado-based Empower Retirement announced Tuesday that Empower has agreed to buy MassMutual’s retirement business for $3.35 billion. Read the source article at masslive.com

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Empower Retirement and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Empower to acquire the MassMutual retirement-plan business. The acquisition will capitalize on both firms’ expertise, provide technological excellence and deep product capabilities, and create scale to the benefit of retirement-plan participants and their employers. Read the source…

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Berkshire Bank has chosen Boston-based Nexamp as its community solar provider to reduce costs and improve sustainability. Founded more than 170 years ago, Berkshire Bank operates 130 branches across seven northeastern states. By enrolling in the Nexamp community solar program, the bank is taking an active role in the advancement of clean energy. Corporations and…

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PeoplesBank plans to open its new Ludlow Banking Center at 450 Center St. on Oct. 15, the bank said Monday. Colvest is building a 1,500-square-foot branch and drive-thru next to the Starbucks as part of a redevelopment of the neighborhood near Ludlow’s Massachusetts Turnpike exit. Read the source article at masslive.com

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