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Making News in Business, August 11th

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Published: Aug 10, 2022 18:00:18

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 17:57:03

Florence Bank presents 2022 President’s Award to three employees

Florence — Bank of Florence recently awarded the 2022 President’s Award to three staff members for outstanding service.

Established in 1995, the President’s Award recognizes outstanding performance, customer service and overall contribution to Florence Bank. The nominated person is nominated by a bank colleague.

This year’s awardees are Tiffany Poiriercommercial loan support assistant manager in the commercial department. Shaina Snape, Customer Service Specialist in the Customer Service Center.When Nicholas Andrus, Customer Service Representative. All three employees work at Banco Florence’s headquarters in Florence.

Westfield’s Poirier was hired by the bank in March 2017. She has a BA in Business Administration from Westfield State University and 15 years of banking experience.

Originally from Huntington, Snape started working at Florence Bank in 2018 and has 12 years of banking experience.

Andras of East Hampton was also hired in 2018 and has eight years of experience in banking.

bankESB donates $5,000 to Hampshire YMCA

East Hampton — bankESB recently donated $5,000 to the Hampshire Area YMCA to fund ongoing wellness programs and family services in Hampshire County. This brings the bank’s total donations to organizations over the last two years to over $20,000.

The Hampshire Area YMCA aims to strengthen communities by promoting healthy living, youth development, social connection and responsibility in a welcoming environment for all. Each year, over 10,000 people are served by his HRYMCA through memberships and programs. Funds donated by bankESB provide scholarships to camps, child care, and other programs for those who would otherwise not be able to attend.

This donation was made as part of The Giving Tree, the bank’s charitable giving program. The program reflects the bank’s commitment to being community-based and making a real difference to the neighborhoods it serves, and its belief in improving the quality of life for all. It is strengthened when we work together to solve our community’s biggest problems.

Holyoke Health Center Dedicates Building to CEO

HOLYOKE — The Holyoke Health Center at 230 Maple Street erected a building in its CEO’s honor last week. Jay Brains I worked at a public health center for 28 years and retired.

The dedication ceremony included the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to Blaines for his outstanding leadership to the medical center’s staff, patients and community.

Breines began his career at Holyoke Health Center in 1994, when the organization occupied a single floor space in the basement of a community building on Center Street in Holyoke. Today Holyoke Health Center His campus consists of several multi-story historic buildings in the heart of downtown Holyoke, as well as additional satellite sites in western Massachusetts.

Junior Achievement Appoints Six New Board Members

SPRINGFIELD — Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts announced the addition of six new members to its board of directors.

New members of the Board of Directors are: Lisa Riley Senior Media, Digital and Sports Marketing Strategist at Saga Communications. Alexander Cervo of West Springfield; Anthony Lorenzano of Springfield; Mark Lorenzano of Westfield; Terrell Joyner Originally from Suffield, Connecticut.When Lena Buto of Hamden.

Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts was founded in 1919 in Springfield, the birthplace of JA. Today, more than 13,000 of his students from grade K through grade 12 in western Massachusetts participate in the JA program each year. For more information, visit

Northampton, HCC Land Grant from MGM

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) recently awarded over $10.6 million in Community Mitigation Fund grants to numerous local governments and other eligible entities throughout Massachusetts, including the City of Northampton and Holyoke Community College approved to do so.

Established by the Gambling Act, the fund assists hosts and surrounding communities, as well as other eligible applicants, to offset costs associated with building and operating casinos. Grants support a variety of community needs including education, transportation, infrastructure, housing, environmental issues, public safety and emergency services.

Northampton will use the $75,000 received to provide ongoing funding for the development and improvement of the website.

HCC Holyoke Community College received $500,000 for Work Ready 2022 Workforce Development Program.

The program is a joint effort of HCC, Springfield Technical Community College, and Springfield Public Schools to provide adult education, career preparation, and vocational training to educate and educate unemployed and underemployed residents. Connect to training and employment opportunities to meet the needs of MGM Springfield’s workforce. and region.