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New England Public Media wins 3 prestigious Public Media Journalists Association awards

June 29, 2022, Springfield, Mass. — New England Public Media won three awards at the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) conference in Seattle, Washington, on June 24. The awards recognized the best in public media journalism produced in 2021 from across the country. Stations competed against others with similar-sized newsrooms and, thanks to the expansion…

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GRIT Program Welcomes Holyoke Mayor Joshua Garcia

HOLYOKE – The Mental Health Association’s GRIT-Yale Street Program that serves LGBTQ+ individuals in recovery with substance use and mental health conditions welcomed Mayor Joshua Garcia for a first-time visit June 28. Garcia expressed appreciation for MHA’s residential program serving those whom he called “one of our more vulnerable populations.” “Holyoke has always been a…

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The Dowd Agencies announces promotion of Jack Dowd

HOLYOKE, Mass. –The Dowd Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 120 years, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jack Dowd from account executive to vice president of personal lines. Dowd has been with the agency since 2016 and represents the fifth generation to join the family business. “I am happy…

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Monson Savings Bank Awards $28,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Graduates

Monson, MA – Monson Savings Bank frequently displays their commitment to supporting local community members. This includes supporting the up and coming generations of local high school students who will make a difference in surrounding communities for years to come. Monson Savings recently announced that the Bank awarded $28,000 in scholarships to 14 graduating seniors…

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Monson Savings Partners with I Found Light Against All Odds & the Springfield Housing Authority for Build-a-Bike Event

Monson, MA – In the spirit of their 150th Anniversary, Monson Savings Bank launched their 150 Build-a-Bike campaign this year, with more than $20,000 worth of bikes being purchased and donated to local children. The Bank continues to partner with various Western Massachusetts non-profits to host Build-a-Bike events throughout the year. Most recently, Monson Savings…

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Market Mentors welcomes three new team members

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Market Mentors, the region’s largest marketing, advertising and public relations agency, is proud to announce the addition of three new team members, adding to the depth and expertise of its staff. The hires span multiple departments including copywriting, account services and digital advertising. “As we continue to grow and expand our services,…

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Boilard Lumber in Indian Orchard merges with Koopman Lumber

INDIAN ORCHARD, Mass. – Boilard Lumber, a family-owned and -operated retail lumber yard providing quality building supplies since 1936, has been acquired by Koopman Lumber, another family-owned and -operated business with 10 locations in eastern Massachusetts. Founded by Peter T. Koopman in 1939, Koopman is now co-owned by its third generation: Dirk Koopman, CEO; his…

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Country Bank recognizes the President’s Platinum Recipient

June 27, 2022 – Country Bank, a full-service financial institution serving Central and Western Massachusetts, announced the recipient of the 2021 President’s Platinum Award. The Bank’s recognition program, “CB Shines”, encourages team members to look for coworkers who embody the Bank’s corporate values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork, Excellence, and Prosperity (iSTEP). Within this program, members…

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