Economic-development Leaders to Address Holyoke Chamber Breakfast

HOLYOKE — The Economic Development Business Breakfast of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 a.m. at Wyckoff Country Club.

Attendees will learn about community-development updates and initiatives straight from local economic-development leaders, including Marcos Marrero, director of Holyoke Economic Development; Mike Sullivan, South Hadley town administrator; and Mike Vedovelli, Chicopee Director of Economic Development.

Chamber board chair Margaret Mantoni of Loomis Communities will kick off the breakfast with a welcome and then turn it over to emcee Spiros Hatiras, chamber board member and president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center. The chamber will roll out the welcome mat to new members Expert Staffing, the United Arc, Score, the Jamrog Group, Skoler, Abbott, & Presser, P.C., the Munich Haus, Neari School, ArteSana Inc., KnoxworX Multimedia, Golden Heart Home Healthcare, LLC; and Applebee’s.

Also recognized at the breakfast will be the new superintendent of the Soldier’s Home of Holyoke, Marine Lt. Col. Bennett Walsh; General Cleaners on its 90th anniversary; the United Way campaign kickoff; McDonald’s on its new business on Whiting Farms Road; Applebee’s on its new restaurant on Whiting Farms Road, and former state Sen. and state Rep. from Westfield, Michael Knapik, the new director of the Western Massachusetts Governor’s Office.

The breakfast is presented by PeoplesBank and sponsored by Holyoke Medical Center, Hadley Printing, and United Bank. Admission is $23 with advance registration for chamber members and $28 for all other guests. Register early at holyokechamber.com/events or by calling (413) 534-3376.

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