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Behavioral Health Network, Inc. (BHN) has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Country Bank, which will fund direct services for BHN’s domestic violence programs in Ware. Country Bank’s grant to BHN will be used for innovative support and advocacy services for domestic violence survivors, which includes partnering with Country Bank employees in offering the economic…

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Westfield Bank has announced the appointment of Brent B. Bean II as Assistant Vice President of Business & Government Deposit Services. He will be responsible for the development and support of municipal and government banking relationships. Additionally, he will facilitate commercial credit and small business referrals to the Bank’s team of commercial lenders. Previously, Bean…

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Holyoke Community College has received by far the largest donation in the college’s 74-year history – $7.5 million – and what could very well be the largest donation ever recorded by a community college in Massachusetts. The gift comes from a familiar source, the Elaine Nicpon Marieb Foundation, established by the late Elaine Marieb, a…

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Bacon Wilson is pleased to announce that in honor of their 125th anniversary year, the firm will donate $25,000 to various community organizations throughout the Pioneer Valley. Bacon Wilson will make five contributions of $1,250 for each quarter of 2020. Originally founded in 1895, Bacon Wilson’s community involvement and connections stretch back over a century.…

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Florence Bank has pledged $50,000 to the YMCA of Greater Springfield to help fund the new wellness and childcare center that opened at Springfield’s Tower Square on Dec. 5. The new, state-of-the-art facility at Tower Square includes a 15,000 square-foot education center that serves infants through elementary school students. Additionally, the facility includes a brand…

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The Bay Path University Board of Trustees is honored to announce that Sandra J. Doran, J.D., has been selected by unanimous vote to become the sixth president of Bay Path University effective June 30, 2020.  She will succeed Dr. Carol Leary, who retires in June following her 25-year presidency of Bay Path. President-elect Doran’s appointment…

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Way Finders, Inc. has named Laureen Borgatti Chief Operating Officer (COO). Borgatti  has been employed by the organization for 27 years, serving in various administrative capacities, most recently as the organization’s Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer. “Laureen has consistently demonstrated extraordinary leadership, and her institutional knowledge after so many years of service to…

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The Horace Smith Fund, now in its 122nd year, has scholarship and fellowship money available for residents of Hampden County graduating from eligible public and private high schools.  Scholarships awards of $12,000 are distributed as $3,000 annually and renewable each year until graduation.  Fellowship awards of $15,000 are distributed as $5,000 annually and renewable for…

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