Member Updates

Graduate of First RiseUp Springfield Cohort Plans Business Expansion

The Springfield Regional Chamber is always proud to share the news of regional small businesses that take advantage of the various programs and resources designed to help them get to the next level. Congratulations to Sheila Coon, owner of Hot Oven Cookies and a graduate of the first cohort of RiseUp Springfield in 2018, on…

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PeoplesBank Announces Key Appointments

Tom Senecal, President and CEO of PeoplesBank, has announced the appointment of Amy M. Roberts to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Roberts oversees all human resources and employee engagement activities for 325 employees spread over 21 banking centers and three additional locations under development…

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Thunderbirds Score Awards

American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced recently that Springfield Thunderbirds President Nathan Costa was selected as the winner of the James C. Hendy Memorial Award, given to the outstanding executive in the American Hockey League for 2018-2019. Costa was recognized at a gala reception during the Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting at…

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Local Banks Winners in New England Banking Choice Awards

Springfield Regional Chamber members Florence Bank, bankESB, Country Bank, PeoplesBank, and TD Bank were among the winners in the 2019 New England Banking Choice Awards. The awards were presented on June 28, at the Bank Best Expo at MGM Springfield. Florence Bank received two first-place awards for customer service and overall quality, and a second…

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Doug Cheppo Joins Tighe & Bond as CFO

Tighe & Bond, Inc., of Westfield, has appointed Doug Cheppo as its Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, Cheppo will lead Tighe & Bond’s finance and information technology functions and aid the firm in its ongoing strategy to expand its presence throughout the Northeast, be recognized as a great place to work, and help clients…

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