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August Message from the President

Springfield Regional Chamber President Diana Szynal and Junior Achievement President Jennifer Connolly on a recent member visit. Exciting renovations are underway at Junior Achievement that will open up extensive avenues for career exploration among local students!

Good afternoon,  

As summer winds down and our event season begins, I am thrilled to share some remarkable updates and opportunities that lie ahead!  

The Springfield Regional Chamber has officially been voted the Best Chamber of Commerce in MassLive and the Republican’s Reader Raves competition, marking our 11th consecutive victory. This achievement is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our members and the steadfast support of our community. Your contributions have propelled us to new heights, and we are profoundly grateful for your role in this win!  

Our commitment to recognition and celebration continues with our reimagined Super 60 awards. Nominations are open until September 8, and this year’s competition brings fresh and expanded categories. We are eager to honor not only the established members of our business community but also the rising stars of our region. Additionally, we are seeking to recognize nonprofit organizations that have shown unwavering dedication to our community through their transformative programs.  

Join us in acknowledging the trailblazers and champions of the Greater Springfield region! Together, we can amplify their stories and inspire others to follow suit.  

The countdown to our first event of the season is on, with the Rise and Shine Business Breakfast taking place on September 21 at the MassMutual Center! This breakfast will delve into the captivating world of the business of sports. Speakers include Nate Costa of the Springfield Thunderbirds, Charles Evans of 413 Elite, John Doleva of the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Jeff Dooley of the Hartford Yard Goats. Registration is open, so secure your seat today!  

I encourage you to visit our website to view our comprehensive events calendar, where you can chart your course for engagement, growth, and networking. This is also the perfect moment to become a sponsor! Our 2023-2024 sponsorship packages offer not only access to our impactful gatherings but also a platform for your brand to shine in front of a diverse audience.  

Reach out to us with any questions, and let’s explore how we can elevate your company’s profile and expand your reach.  

I look forward to seeing you all again soon!  


Diana Szynal 

President, Springfield Regional Chamber