Archive | December, 2016

PeoplesBank Announces Key Promotions

HOLYOKE — PeoplesBank has announced the promotions and appointments of several key associates. Matthew Bannister was promoted to first vice president of Marketing and Innovation. He previously served as vice president of Corporate Responsibility. He possesses more than 30 years of brand management and corporate social responsibility experience. A resident of Hadley, Bannister holds a bachelor […]

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Unemployment Applications Continue to Fall

The Labor Department reported Thursday that fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits the previous week, continuing a nearly two-year trend that suggests a solid job market. The department reported that weekly requests for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000. The four-week average for claims was 263,000. Claims have stayed below 300,000 — […]

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BusinessWest to Name Top Entrepreneur in January

SPRINGFIELD — Continuing a tradition that began more than 20 years ago, BusinessWest will profile the winner of its ‘Top Entrepreneur’ award in its next issue, to be released Jan. 9. The award pays homage to the region’s more-than-250-yeard-old tradition of entrepreneurship, said Associate Publisher Kate Campiti, and honors individuals, families, and companies that are […]

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