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Class of 2014 Cover Story Difference Makers
The Difference Makers Will Be Celebrated on March 20 at the Log Cabin

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When BusinessWest launched its Difference Makers program in 2009, it did so with the knowledge that there are, indeed, many different ways in which a group or individual can make a difference and impact quality of life in this region.

Each class has emphatically driven that point home, with honorees ranging from a Holyoke police chief to the founder of the Rays of Hope fund-raiser to battle breast cancer; from the president of Holyoke Community College to the director of the Regional Employment Board; from the man who kept hockey alive in Springfield for the past 30 years to some law-enforcement officials implementing counterintelligence tactics to confront gangs in Springfield’s North End.

This year’s class of Difference Makers is no exception, and it adds several new wrinkles to the contention that there is no shortage of ways that people can change others’ lives — and for the better.

Let’s start with Paula Moore. A schoolteacher — in fact, a substitute teacher at the time — she started a program to help keep young people off the streets and out of trouble. She would eventually call it the Youth Social Educational Training (YSET) program, and when the church that originally hosted these after-school sessions told Moore she would have to move it elsewhere, she used her own money and credit to acquire a dilapidated former school and renovate it into what is now known as YSET Academy.

She wasn’t going to take that drastic step, but felt compelled to by overwhelming need in the community and an unrelenting desire to do something about it.

And these were the same sentiments that drove five members of the Sisters of St. Joseph and a partnering layperson to scrape together $500 and prevail at the public auction of a long-vacant, seriously rundown gray Victorian on Sheldon Street in Springfield’s North End in 1982.

Two years later, the Gray House opened its doors, and ever since it has been providing food, clothing, adult-education programs, and its Kids Club to a ever-widening group of constituents.

Improving quality of life for low-income individuals has also been the mission of a nonprofit called Rebuilding Together, which provides assistance to help people stay in their homes when, because of illness, old age, or simply a lack of resources, they cannot undertake needed repairs and upkeep.

In its early years, the Springfield chapter of this agency provided support one day in April, and only to a few homeowners. Under the guidance of its first executive director, Colleen Loveless, the Springfield office has expanded its reach in every way imaginable, and has put in place an ambitious 10-year strategic plan that will change the face, and the fortunes, of a large section of the city’s Old Hill Neighborhood.

Meanwhile, Michael Moriarty has committed much of his time and energy to taking on another societal challenge — early literacy.
An attorney and now director of Olde Holyoke Development Corp., he has taken the lead in Holyoke’s Third Grade Literacy Initiative, helping to put in place an infrastructure and a battle plan to dramatically increase the number of young people able to read by the fourth grade — the time when people stop learning to read and begin reading to learn.
And then, there’s the Melha Shriners. The first fraternal organization named as a Difference Maker, it’s changing lives in many ways, but especially through its efforts to help fund the many Shriners Children’s Hospitals across the country — and now Mexico and Canada — and, perhaps more importantly, raise awareness of the incredible work being done at those facilities.

The Class of 2014 will be honored at the annual Difference Makers Gala on March 20 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke. The event will feature butlered hors d’oeuvres, lavish food stations, introductions of the Difference Makers, and remarks from the honorees. Tickets are $60 per person, with tables of 10 available.
For more information, or to order tickets, call (413) 781-8600, ext. 100.

Briefcase Departments

Route 5 Tunnel to Be Closed for Several Weeks
WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Mass. Department of Transportation announced recently that the tunnel that carries Route 5 under the Route 20 rotary adjacent to the North End Bridge in West Springfield will be closed in both directions for several weeks for repairs. Vehicles will be detoured off Route 5 and up the ramp to the rotary for Route 20 and the North End Bridge. Vehicles heading in either direction will travel through the rotary and rejoin Route 5 at the second rotary exit. The closure is required because of advanced deterioration in the tunnel’s concrete driving surface. Numerous attempts to make interim repairs have demonstrated that more extensive repair efforts are necessary. During the closure, the deteriorated portions of the roadway through the tunnel will be chipped to a solid base prior to filling with a rapid-setting concrete, which must be specially ordered. MassDOT encourages drivers to allow for extra time when traveling through the detour and to be mindful of the additional vehicles traveling through the rotary.

Made in the Berkshires Seeks Artistic Submissions
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group will begin accepting submissions on March 10 for the fourth annual Made in the Berkshires festival, which will take place Oct. 10 and 11 at both the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield and the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. The festival has featured cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories, and dance in a festival atmosphere. New and innovative pieces, as well as established work, will be presented by local Berkshire County playwrights, actors, directors, musicians, and performers. The festival will be curated once again by local artists Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims. Submitting artists must live and work at least part-time in the Berkshires. Submissions may include short and full-length plays, music, poetry, short stories, performance art/spoken word, film, and dance. All written material must include the artist’s name, address, and contact information, including phone number. Written material must be bound, with two copies submitted. Music, dance, film, and visual art must include two CDs or two DVDs with the artist’s name, address, and contact information, including phone number and e-mail address. Filmmakers must include the aspect ratio.

No online submissions will be accepted, and materials will not be returned. The deadline for submissions is May 15. Mail submissions to: Made in the Berkshires Submissions, 111 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

Holyoke Medical Center Helps Launch New Phase of Health Info Exchange
HOLYOKE — Gov. Deval Patrick and Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz recently witnessed the launch of phase two of the Mass HIway Health Information Exchange. Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) joined forces with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital (BIDMC), Tufts Medical Center, and Atrius Health to demonstrate, for the first time, how healthcare providers will have the ability to instantly locate, request, and retrieve medical records from other participating providers from across the Commonwealth on a secure, interconnected system. The event was broadcast live and joined all four healthcare providers via video link. “This technology is a win for all of us. It will help us reduce health costs, improve patient care, and save lives,” Patrick said. “Accurate health information is the fuel of our healthcare system, and these innovations will allow providers to treat patients with greater accuracy and speed.” At the simulation, Emergency Department (ED) clinicians at BIDMC simulated an encounter where a patient presented to the ED as combative, non-compliant, and unable to give a reliable past medical history. Using the Mass HIway, doctors were able to discover the patient had previously been treated at HMC, Atrius Health, and Tufts, and, using the Mass HIway, they were able to request and retrieve these records at the touch of a button. This provided the BIDMC clinicians to instantly have a comprehensive medical history on the patient and allowed the care team to avoid drug-to-drug and allergic reactions, unnecessary or duplicative testing, and delayed diagnosis. “Holyoke Medical Center continues to be a leader in the area of health-information exchange,” said HMC Vice President of Operations and chief information officer Carl Cameron. “The Holyoke Medical Center HealthConnect currently has 60 healthcare providers in its exchange, and when the Mass HIway is fully opened up, these 60 providers will also have the ability to exchange information through the highway.” The mission of the Mass HIway is to deploy a secure electronic health-information exchange that is accessible to all healthcare systems statewide regardless of affiliation, location, or differences in technology, and to and serve as a tool for the Commonwealth’s healthcare community to improve coordination, quality, patient satisfaction, and public-health reporting while containing costs. The Mass HIway is operated by the state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

Construction Industry Rebounds in January, Gains 48,000 Jobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The construction industry gained 48,000 jobs in January, according to the Feb. 7 employment report by the U.S. Department of Labor. Non-residential construction gained 21,000 jobs, representing a significant rebound from the 14,100 jobs lost by the segment in December. Non-residential construction accounted for 47.7% of January’s total construction-industry job gain and 28.1% of the construction-industry job gain in the past year. The national construction unemployment rate expanded to 12.3% on a non-seasonally adjusted basis in January, compared with 11.4% in December. This was due to a combination of seasonal factors and may be impacted by the end of the government’s long-term unemployment benefits program, which may have induced people look for work in construction, an industry generally known to be in recovery.

DBA Certificates Departments

The following Business Certificates and Trade Names were issued or renewed during the month of and February 2014.

AGAWAM

Couture Wellness
46 Country Road
Barbara Couture

CRMG
46 Alice Lane
Stephen Cincotta

Filco Vending
61 Rugby Road
Philip Frogameni

Fitter, Faster, Stronger, LLC
8 Barry St.
Lauren Mendoza

L & D Home Solutions
322 Meadow St.
Ion Dracioc

Mary’s Party Favors
270 Main St.
Mary Mendoza

Smileynut Transportation
1810 Main St.
Sheri Nutbrown

Springfield Southern Hobbies
270 Main St.
John Kokolski

SV Colorist
833 Springfield St.
Sara Blackak

Towne Liquors
384 Walnut St.
Louis Bonavita

Wiggles & Giggles
313 Springfield St.
Sarah Messier

Wheeler Electrical
322 Meadow St.
David Wheeler

AMHERST

Amherst Welding Inc.
350 Aarkness Road
Darrin Brown

Capital Market Team
71 Country Corners Road
James Linfield

MFactor
78 Linden Ridge Road
Shalini B. Philne

Mystery Train Records
178 North Pleasant St.
Joshua Burkett

Northeast Construction Services
433 West St.
Ronald LaVerdiere

CHICOPEE

G. Boutique
212 Exchange St.
Amy Czerwiec

Mechanic Boutique
48 Walnut St.
Claudine Wega

Mike’s Bounce and Slide
664 Chicopee St.
Michael Rouleau

NP Cleaning
155 McKinstry St.
Nazar Pylypenko

Trend Sound Promoter
31 Swol St.
Vitaliy Dumanetskiy

HADLEY

Candy Stand
367 Russell St.
Candy Stand

Excel Builders
60 Chmura Road
Excel Builders

Off the Wall Games
41 Russell St.
Off the Wall Games

HOLYOKE

Best Price Mini Mart
753 Dwight St.
Saad Butt

Davans
245 Main St.
David J. Rodriguez

K. Cavagnac Painting
56 George St.
Kevin D. Cavagnac

Quisgueya Social
119 High St.
Carmen Rivera

Sei Mai, LLC
740 High St.
Charles A. Smithgall III

T & Y Enterprises Inc.
1530 Northampton St.
Tamer Mahdy

Taylor Rental
14 Shawmut Ave.
Richard A. Clark Jr.

NORTHAMPTON

Acadia Herbals
2 Conz St.
Jennifer Goodheart

Coles Meadow Music
470 Coles Meadow Road
William J. Hunt Jr.

Daily Hampshire Gazette
115 Conz St.
Dennis Skoglund

Greenwave Solutions
50 Union St.
Louis Franco

Groundings
7 Main St.
Lauren Pacosa

Owl’s Nest
11 Market St.
Laura Hoffman

PALMER

CKS
46 Wilbraham St.
Kevin Kolakowski

Country Corner Citgo
5 Springfield St.
Peter McKearney

Palmer Restaurant
1376 Main St.
Elias Poulopoulos

SPRINGFIELD

AD & T Property Preservation
81 Emerson St.
Adam H. Aiken

Al Nuwab, LLC
126 Osborne Terrace
Hussein A. Nuwab

Angel’s Party Plus
739 Liberty St.
Luz M. Colon

Assurance Investigations
84 Lyndale St.
Matthew D. Scott

Bay State Auto
720 Berkshire Ave.
Alberto Cordero

Blackout Pro
67 St. James Ave.
Michael D. Grant

Bobby’s HVAC Service
97 Groton St.
Robert A. Wilson

Bornfree Marketing
90 Cleveland St.
Charlie Holmes

Boston Road Auto Mall
712 Boston Road
Rafael Dominguez

Chelly Foreclosure Cleanup
30 Ronald Dr.
Michelle Rivera

Chester & Chester
1514 State St.
Inez Chester

City Zone Supermarket, LLC
770 Main St.
Raney Shabeneh

Collision Plus Auto Body
390 Main St.
Daniele A. DeCesare

Concentra
140 Carando Dr.
Joan D. Lenahan

Cummings Floor Covering
34 Front St.
James Cummings

D’Asti
55 State St.
Robert F. D’Agostino

D’Cache Barber Shop
28 Fort Pleasant Ave.
Derrick J. Hatwood Jr.

DiLaura Naturals
245 Roosevelt Ave.
Tunzala Eynula

EZ Services & Travel Agency
16 Longhill St.
Ricardo Valle

Egiks It Consultancy
17 Pineview Dr.
Maina Kiige

Entertainment Cuts
288 Worthington St.
Jose M. Torres

G’s Used Tires
62 Fremont St.
Craig O. Jones

Garcia’s Landscape
294 Quincy St.
Juan J. Garcia

J.R. Trucking
18 Chester St.
Jiovanni Rodriguez

Jazzii Apparel
37 Alice St.
Sheila Marshall

Joey’s Motors
105 Welland Road
Joel Cordero

Khi and Eli’s
754 Sumner Ave.
Stephanie Buggs

WESTFIELD

AK Promoting
476 Loomis St.
Alexander Kiforishin

County Barber Shop
61 School St.
David Monoz

Dintzner Electric
72 East Silver St.
Michael Dintzner

Dorsey Installations
25 State St.
Anthony Dorsey

Elite Training by Jennifer Amy Inc.
16 Union Ave.
Jennifer A. Pasterkiewicz

Florek Family Farm
840 Granville Road
Christopher Florek

Ivan Air Conditioning
18 Pumpkin Lane
Ivan Kulyak

M. Anthony Diamonds, LLC
461 East Main St.
Michael A. Rinaldi

Odd Job Doctor Inc.
8 Yale St.
Michael Banks

Troy St. Pierre
18 St. Pierre Lane
Troy St. Pierre

WEST SPRINGFIELD

AG Remodeling
45 Althea St.
Aleksander A. Glib

Cap and Hitch of New England
2001 Riverdale St.
Jeffrey S. Hanks

Double J Western
1472 Riverdale St.
Brenda T. Hodge

Good Dog University
167 River St.
Kimberly Balboni

JD Partner
67 Irving St.
John Huang

KPC Enterprises
35 Beverly Hills
Pedro Cuello

Bankruptcies Departments

The following bankruptcy petitions were recently filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Readers should confirm all information with the court.

Alicea, Rosa I.
194 Prospect St.
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/31/2014

All In One Cleaning
Johnson, Robert
554 Somers Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

Almeida, David L.
183 Bridge St., Apt. 1L
Northampton, MA 01060
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

Bedson, Christine E.
a/k/a Auld, Christine E.
7 Silva St.
Monson, MA 01057
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

Bezkulov, Andrey
16 Franklin Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/22/2014

Booth, Sarah L.
24 Taylor St., Apt. G1
Springfield, MA 01103
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/17/2014

Bourgeois, Marc A.
3B Maple Crest Circle
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/31/2014

Briggs, Mathew L.
Briggs, Catherine L.
a/k/a Caffelle, Catherine C.
4 Standish Court Apt. B
Greenfield, MA 01301
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Bussanick, Garett Paul
42 Walnut St. 2L
Northampton, MA 01060
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Cariddi, Virginia M.
73 North St.
North Adams, MA 01247
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Chartier, Michael A.
40 Sterling St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/24/2014

Compact Masonry
Dupuis, Keith G.
Roth, Mary M.
a/k/a Roth-Dupuis, Mary M.
41 Ella St.
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/27/2014

Conklin, Michael T.
Conklin, Ilene D.
66 Crescent Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

Corrow, Cynthia A.
a/k/a Majka, Cynthia A.
P.O. Box 522
Gilbertville, MA 01031
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Coulombe, Shawn D.
Coulombe, Shannon M.
a/k/a Casey, Shannon M.
26 Dana St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/17/2014

Czarniecki, Michael G.
Czarniecki, Louise C.
55 Woodhill Road
Monson, MA 01057
Chapter: 13
Filing Date: 01/23/2014

Devenitch, John L.
Deblok-Devenitch, Marcia M.
34 Brynmawr Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/27/2014

Dunn, Timothy M.
98 Reservoir Road
Easthampton, MA 01027
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/29/2014

Faria, Edwin
a/k/a Faria-Gutierrez, Edwin
29 Lexington St., 2nd Fl.
Springfield, MA 01107
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/27/2014

Foy, Ann L.
a/k/a Foy-Harris, Ann
84 Edgewood St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/27/2014

Gagnon, Cynthia M.
82 Debra Dr., Apt. 2A
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/29/2014

Greenfield Furniture
Michel, William Harry
Michel, Janice Ann
25 Plum Tree Lane
Greenfield, MA 01301
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/28/2014

Griswold, Alan H.
21 Stebbins St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/20/2014

Gurley, Victoria M.
19 Kellogg St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/28/2014

Hannigan, Joseph R.
Hannigan, Denise M.
52 Wilkin Dr.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/22/2014

Heffernan, Robert Henry
161 Federal St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Hopkins, Maria D.
PO Box 512
Lee, MA 01238
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/23/2014

Janchuk, Philip
Noto, Lena C.
65 Gamwell Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Maagero, Leonor
a/k/a Machado, Leonor
23 Cedar St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/28/2014

Martin, Sandra D.
485 Notch Road
Cheshire, MA 01225
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Mass Express
Gauthier, Allen C.
1794 White Pond Road
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/27/2014

Matt, Kimberlee A.
26 Kellog Ave.
Feedings Hills, MA 01030
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

McDonald, Geoffrey Richard
93 Motyka St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

McKemmie, John E.
191 Thompson St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/29/2014

Norman, Erich J.
33 Broad St., Apt. 10
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/23/2014

Owens, Robert F.
314 Page Blvd.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/21/2014

Pagios, Rosemary A.
a/k/a Pagios, Rosemary Ann
302 Rogers Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/27/2014

Paquin, Jane P.
419 Montcalm St., Apt. 31
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/29/2014

Perez, Juan R.
71 West Alvord St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 13
Filing Date: 01/31/2014

Price, Michael G.
311 Elm St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/29/2014

Quinn, Mary J.
67 Hawley St.
Northampton, MA 01060
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/27/2014

Reddicks, William J.
Reddicks, Heather A.
a/k/a Corso, Heather A.
13 Central Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/17/2014

Ritchott, Barbara Jean
490 McKinstry Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/17/2014

Rule, Earl R.
223 Allen St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

Rule, Wanda
1430 Russell Road #8
Westfield, MA 01085
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/30/2014

Soffen, Francis J.
Soffen, Sandra L.
83 Pleasant St.
Ware, MA 01082
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/31/2014

Sprague, Mark P.
39 Mohawk Forest Blvd.
North Adams, MA 01247
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/23/2014

Tucker, Mildred C.
116 Flynt St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/17/2014

Veney-Rivera, Tally Emmanuel
15 Strong St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 01/31/2014

Chamber Corners Departments

AFFILIATED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF GREATER SPRINGFIELD
www.myonlinechamber.com
(413) 787-1555
• Feb. 24: ACCGS Outlook 2014, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the MassMutual Center, 1277 Main St., Springfield. The annual event will feature Ed Henry, chief White House correspondent for Fox News. Reservations are $50 for members, $70 for general admission. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 17. Presented by Health New England and sponsored by Eastern States Exposition, MassMutual Financial Group, PeoplesBank, United Personnel, and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com or by contacting Cecile Larose at [email protected]
• March 5: ACCGS [email protected], 7:15-9 a.m., at La Quinta Inns and Suites, 100 Congress St., Springfield. The breakfast will feature the program The Economic Engine Called Tourism — a panel discussion with some of our region’s top contributors: Gene Cassidy, Eastern States Exposition, and Judy Matt, Spirit of Springfield. Reservations are $20 for members, $30 for general admission.  Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com or by contacting Cecile Larose at [email protected]
• March 12: ACCGS After 5, 5-7 p.m., at Crestview Country Club, 281 Shoemaker Lane, Agawam. “Get in the Swing of Things!” is the event’s theme. Reservations are $5 for members, $10 for general admission. Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com or by contacting Cecile Larose at [email protected]
• March 25: ACCGS Pastries, Politics and Policy, 8-9 a.m., at the TD Bank Conference Center, 1441 Main St., Springfield. This event is designed for the political and policy junkie, featuring a policy expert and member of the Patrick administration. Reservations are $15 for members, $25 for general admission. Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com or by contacting Cecile Larose at [email protected]

AMHERST AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.amherstarea.com
(413) 253-0700

• Feb. 26: Chamber After 5, 5-7 p.m., at Cowls Building Supply, 125 Sunderland Road, Amherst. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
• March 19: Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Jones Library (Woodbury Room). Nationally renowned green architect Mary Kraus will give a presentation called “Net Zero: At Home with No Energy Bills.” Learn how to reduce your home’s energy usage so that all of the building’s energy needs — heat, hot water, ventilation, lighting, and appliances — can be served by a solar array on the roof. Outlining a practical, step-by-step approach to reaching net zero — a building which produces as much energy as it consumes over the course of the year — she will also show how this is a compelling opportunity with a strong return on investment. She will share many images illustrating examples from her practice, including both renovations and new homes. This lively presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Admission is free and open to the public
• March 27: Taste a variety of margaritas and vote for your favorites, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road Amherst. Step into the tropics and pretend you’re on a Caribbean island. This is a Division One competition between restaurant and business margaritas. Your votes will determine who will take home the coveted AACC trophies. Restaurant margaritas presented by  Hadley Farms Meeting House and Bridgeside Grille. Business Margaritas presented by Amherst Laser and Skin Care, New England Promotional Marketing, Scandihoovians, and Applewood at Amherst. Admission is $20 pre-paid, $25 at the door.

CHICOPEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.chicopeechamber.org
(413) 594-2101

• Feb. 26: February Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., at Elms College, 291 Springfield St. Chicopee. Tickets are $5 for members, $15 for non-members. Reservations may be made online at www.chicopeechamber.org.
• March 7: Shining Stars Banquet 2014, 6 p.m., at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Dr., Chicopee. Honoring the Business of the Year, PeoplesBank; Citizen of the Year, Gail A. Sherman; and Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Corey Briere of Complete IT Solutions. Tickets are $60. Reservations may be made online at www.chicopeechamber.org.
• March 19: March Salute Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m., at La Quinta Inns & Suites. Tickets are $20 for members, $26 for non-members.
• March 25: 20th Annual Table Top Expo and Business Networking Event, 4:30-7 p.m., at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke. Exhibitor cost: $125 for a table. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. To register, contact the chamber at (413) 594-2101.

GREATER EASTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.easthamptonchamber.org
(413) 527-9414

• March 13: March 2014 Networking by Night, 5 p.m. Stay tuned for more details on the March Networking by Night. If you are interested in sponsoring or hosting a networking event, call (413) 527-9414 or e-mail [email protected] Admission is $5 for members, $15 for non-members.
• March 14: St. Patrick’s Day Annual Luncheon, noon at Southampton Country Club. Guest speaker: Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux. Honored guest: the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman of Greater Easthampton. Call (413) 527-9414 for more information. Additional details to follow.

GREATER HOLYOKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.holycham.com
(413) 534-3376

• Feb. 26: Holyoke Chamber Economic Development Breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Location to be determined. Cost is $26 for members, $35 for non-members. A buffet breakfast is included in the price. Call the chamber at (413) 543-3376 to register or visit holychamber.com to sign up. Hear about local projects and how they will affect local businesses.
• March 6: Chamber Table Top Workshop (postponed from Feb. 13), 8:30-10 a.m, at the chamber office, 177 High St. A no-nonsense informational session on how to set up your booth, how to add visual interest, and what to do to keep potential customers engaged. Admission: $10 for members, $20 for non-members.
• March 12: St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. Event sponsors: PeoplesBank and the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside.

GREATER NORTHAMPTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.explorenorthampton.com
(413) 584-1900

• March 5: [email protected], 5-7 p.m., at Riverside Industries, One Cottage St., Easthampton. Arrive when you can, stay as long as you can. A casual mix and mingle with colleagues and friends. Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
• March 7: 2014 Annual Meeting and Luncheon, noon to 2 p.m., at the Hotel Northampton. A fun wrap-up of 2013 and preview of 2014. Tickets: $25 for members, $30 for guests/non-members. RSVP to the chamber at (413) 584-1900 or e-mail [email protected]
• March 18: 2014 Workshop: “Your Multi-channel Marketing Plan,” 8:30-9:30 a.m. Presented by Tina Stevens, principal of Stevens 470. Business growth requires an intelligent marketing plan that you can successfully execute. We will start this series by discussing marketing plans and how to best use them to reach your business goals. Utilizing a comprehensive plan will provide your business with the best return on your marketing investments. Your marketing plan should incorporate offline and online channels and include a detailed calendar of events and activities. We will go over the steps to create your plan and discuss how to build out your working calendar. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required, and space is limited. To register, visit [email protected]
• March 21: 2014 HIBU Marketing Seminar, 8-10:30 a.m., at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, One Atwood Drive, Northampton. Presented by HIBU in partnership with the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce. Full breakfast will be served. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Topics include local online visibility, websites, search-engine optimization, social-media marketing and reputation management, local listings and maps, pay-per-click advertising, and mobile search. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required, and space is limited. To register, call (413) 584-1900 or e-mail [email protected]
• March 25: 20th Annual Table Top Expo and Business Networking Event, 4:30 -7 p.m., at the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke. Exhibitor cost: $125 for a table. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. To register, call (413) 584-1900 or e-mail [email protected]

GREATER WESTFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.westfieldbiz.org
(413) 568-1618

• March 3: Mayor’s Coffee Hour, 8-9 a.m., at Genesis Health Center, 60 East Silver St., Westfield. For more information, contact the chamber at (413) 568-1618, or e-mail [email protected]
• March 12: After 5 Connection, 5-7 p.m., at Nora’s Restaurant, 106 Point Grove Road, Southwick. Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members; cash at the door. Your first After 5 is free. For more information, contact the chamber at (413) 568-1618, or e-mail [email protected]
• March 14: St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m., at Scanlon Hall at Westfield State University. Platinum sponsor: Noble Hospital; gold sponsor, Westfield Gas & Electric; silver sponsor, FieldEddy; coffee bar, Sunshine Village. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for non-members in advance. To register, contact Pam at the chamber office at (413) 568-1618, or e-mail [email protected] More information to follow as event draws nearer.

NORTHAMPTON AREA YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY
www.thenayp.com
(413) 584-1900
• March 1: Springfield Symphony Orchestra “Bond and Beyond” Concert, 7:30 p.m., at Springfield Symphony Hall. Enjoy classic Bond music that spans generations. The SSO is offering NAYP members a deep discount on ticket prices. Visit the SSO website for more information. To redeem this discount, purchase through the SSO Box Office (in person or over the phone) and mention the discount code, BOND-NAYP.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CHAMBER
www.professionalwomenschamber.com
(413) 755-1310

• March 19: Professional Women’s Chamber Headline Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Carriage House, Storrowton Tavern, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. The program will be “Three Professional Women: Three Lessons Learned,” featuring Maura McCaffrey of Health New England; Andrea Luppi of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts; and Anne Bruce of Smith & Wesson. Reservations are $25 for PWC members, $35 general admission. Reservations may be made online at www.myonlinechamber.com or by contacting Cecile Larose at [email protected]

WEST OF THE RIVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
www.ourwrc.com
(413) 426-3880

• Feb. 26: West of the River Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., at Storrowton Tavern’s Carriage House, West Springfield. Cost: $25 for chamber members, $30 for non-members. For more information, contact the chamber office at (413) 426-3880 or e-mail [email protected]

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY OF GREATER SPRINGFIELD
www.springfieldyps.com
• March 15: 2014 Young Professionals Cup Dodgeball Tournament, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Springfield College, Dana Gymnasium, 263 Alden St., Springfield. For more information, visit springfieldyps.com/2014-young-professionals-cup-dodgeball-tournament.

Departments Incorporations

The following business incorporations were recorded in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties and are the latest available. They are listed by community.

Amherst

Survivor Support Inc., 150 Fearing St., Suite 16, Amherst, MA 01102. Laura Williams Manzi, 36 Knoll Wood Dr., Longmeadow, MA 01106. Victim Support.

Chicopee

Teleios Ministries Inc., 110 Edward St., Chicopee, MA 01020. Eric T. Peloquin, same. Provide training and instruction on subjects of interest to the Christian community.

East Longmeadow

Talbot Health & Wellness Inc., 38 Baldwin St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Henry R. Talbot, same. Addiction support services.

Hadley

Tech Foundry Inc., 84 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035. Delcie D. Bean IV, same. Computer science education for high school and college-aged students.

Longmeadow

White Hut Longmeadow Inc., 791 Williams St., Longmeadow, MA 01106. Robert E. Barkett, 35 Plymouth Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Restaurant.

Ludlow

Superior Networking Solutions Inc., 476 East St., Ludlow, MA 01056. Michael Richter, 33 Cedar Lane, Westfield, MA 01085. Computer repair and maintenance.

Springfield

Strong U Program Inc., 67 Tremby St., Springfield, MA 01119. Aretha Simmons, same. Community development using charitable, educational, and scientific means.

Sunderland

Sundry House Inc., 28 School St., Sunderland, MA 01375. Timothy Hall, same. Non-profit organization designed to provide support and care to individuals in the human service field.

West Springfield

West Springfield Environmental Committee Inc., 26 Russell St., West Springfield, MA 01089. Diane Crowell, same.

Departments Real Estate

The following real estate transactions (latest avail­able) were compiled by Banker & Tradesman and are published as they were received. Only transactions exceeding $115,000 are listed. Buyer and seller fields contain only the first name listed on the deed.

FRANKLIN COUNTY

BERNARDSTON

37 Depot St.
Bernardston, MA 01337
Amount: $205,500
Buyer: Brian Scully
Seller: Donald F. Freeman
Date: 01/24/14

BUCKLAND

65 Avery Road
Buckland, MA 01339
Amount: $600,000
Buyer: G. L. Langford
Seller: James M. Georgantas
Date: 01/24/14

27 Williams St.
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Rebecca B. Debeauport
Seller: Scott M. Doneilo
Date: 01/17/14

COLRAIN

82 Christian Hill Road
Colrain, MA 01340
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Diane E. Donnell
Seller: Patrick M. Shippee
Date: 01/21/14

DEERFIELD

219 Upper Road
Deerfield, MA 01342
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: Evan H. Grant
Seller: Nancy C. Wrisley
Date: 01/16/14

ERVING

13 East Prospect St.
Erving, MA 01344
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Cheryl Johnson
Seller: Norma Charbonneau
Date: 01/24/14

GILL

195 West Gill Road
Gill, MA 01354
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Samuel J. Parker
Seller: Bruce E. Krejmas
Date: 01/24/14

GREENFIELD

111 Beacon St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Brian Abramson
Seller: Marc J. Bernier
Date: 01/17/14

45 Congress St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Kathleen M. Niedbala
Seller: Freehigh LLC
Date: 01/23/14

110 Harrison Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $154,000
Buyer: Patricia A. Gillespie
Seller: United Arc. Of Franklin
Date: 01/24/14

11 Jefferson Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Fred H. Field
Seller: Mark S. Bennett
Date: 01/21/14

23 Linden Ave.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $180,274
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Bruce A. Mooney
Date: 01/21/14

ORANGE

130 Tully Road
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Tammi L. Nell
Seller: Philip L. Briand
Date: 01/15/14

SHELBURNE

115 Main St.
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $182,000
Buyer: Generation Mortgage Co.
Seller: Mary A. Hancock
Date: 01/22/14

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

176 Forest Hill Road
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $196,000
Buyer: Crystal Colson
Seller: Beneficial Mass. Inc.
Date: 01/15/14

22 Kathy Terrace
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $188,500
Buyer: Timothy D. Pelletier
Seller: Robert J. Wierdo
Date: 01/21/14

75 Letendre Ave.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Pamela A. Perry
Seller: Sudie Marcuse-Blatz
Date: 01/17/14

235 Maple St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $127,000
Buyer: Exelis Realty LLC
Seller: Richard, Theodore E., (Estate)
Date: 01/16/14

31 Rowley St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $159,000
Seller: Reynaldo Mendez
Date: 01/17/14

944 Springfield St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Frank & Luigi Realty Inc.
Seller: KD Realty Inc.
Date: 01/21/14

1649 Suffield St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $151,500
Buyer: Fatima Bubuza
Seller: Robert P. Ugolini
Date: 01/17/14

99 Wagon Wheel Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Robert J. Wierdo
Seller: Mukesh Agarwal
Date: 01/21/14

BLANDFORD

5 Russell Stage Road
Blandford, MA 01008
Amount: $187,500
Buyer: Michael J. Lafrance
Seller: Russell Land Co. LLP
Date: 01/13/14

BRIMFIELD

390 Brookfield Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $161,000
Buyer: Nathanial W. Croke
Seller: Ast, Donald, (Estate)
Date: 01/17/14

66 Old Palmer Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $222,000
Buyer: Eugene Tucceri
Seller: Paul E. Sullivan
Date: 01/13/14

CHICOPEE

21 Charbonneau Terrace
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Jessica L. Aitken
Seller: David B. Williams
Date: 01/24/14

31 Christopher St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $130,900
Buyer: Ryan M. Wilson
Seller: Jeanne C. Latour
Date: 01/24/14

46 Emmett St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Timothy M. Hurley
Seller: Michael J. Hurley
Date: 01/22/14

159 Joy St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $198,500
Buyer: Gerson Carrasquillo
Seller: Ronald E. Swiderski
Date: 01/24/14

14 Milton St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: N. Riley Realty LLC
Seller: Sharon M. Collins
Date: 01/14/14

87 Olea St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $216,000
Buyer: KRV Realty LLC
Seller: CDM Properties LLC
Date: 01/24/14

24 Stearns Terrace
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $173,777
Buyer: Antonio F. Tereso
Seller: Ann D. Konicki
Date: 01/17/14

11 Walnut St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $162,400
Buyer: Daniel Branco
Seller: William D. Morris
Date: 01/17/14

EAST LONGMEADOW

10 Crescent Hill
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Kermuel RT
Seller: Wells Fargo Bank
Date: 01/15/14

3 Harwich Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Richard H. Remillard
Seller: Judith G. Butler
Date: 01/24/14

Judy Lane
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $182,771
Buyer: PNC Bank
Seller: Leslie N. Rivera
Date: 01/16/14

254 Kibbe Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $235,000
Buyer: Vincenzo Calabrese
Seller: Audrey L. Bonacker
Date: 01/16/14

171 Porter Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $417,000
Buyer: Keith J. Fitzgerald
Seller: Dorothy M. Joseph
Date: 01/17/14

58 Speight Arden
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Timothy W. Gallagher
Seller: John L. Moodie
Date: 01/13/14

GRANVILLE

768 Beech Hill Road
Granville, MA 01034
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Shawn M. Bliss
Seller: Jodine L. Bliss
Date: 01/15/14

HOLYOKE

20 Bray Park Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Robert J. Shaw
Seller: Ethan A. Ledoux
Date: 01/13/14

4 George St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: George B. Bennett
Seller: Robert P. Lout
Date: 01/15/14

1532 Northampton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $500,000
Buyer: Pyraced LLC
Seller: Pratt RT
Date: 01/17/14

Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $188,500
Buyer: Shannon M. Naumowicz
Seller: Laufer, Estelle E., (Estate)
Date: 01/15/14

LONGMEADOW

129 Belleclaire Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $224,000
Buyer: Anna Gelinas
Seller: Michael F. Gelinas
Date: 01/16/14

197 Crestview Circle
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $360,000
Buyer: Christopher B. Myhrum
Seller: Gary Hochman
Date: 01/15/14

878 Frank Smith Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $288,000
Buyer: Binaya Shrestha
Seller: William J. Fagin
Date: 01/13/14

LUDLOW

18 Chapin St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $214,900
Buyer: Marco M. Vieira
Seller: Batista, Bernice, (Estate)
Date: 01/22/14

15 Crest St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $156,000
Buyer: Michelle V. Mei
Seller: Karen M. Putnam
Date: 01/24/14

31 Daisy Lane
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Maureen C. Carneiro
Seller: Sergio J. Freitas
Date: 01/21/14

40 Focosi Lane
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $315,000
Buyer: Monique Coates
Seller: Horacio Freitas
Date: 01/14/14

147 Ridgeview Circle
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: John J. Kania
Seller: Eric T. Hillmann
Date: 01/23/14

393 State St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Antonio D. Palatino
Seller: Antonio Goncalves
Date: 01/23/14

128 Swan Ave.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $175,000
Buyer: Jakub Kopec
Seller: Frederick J. Shields
Date: 01/15/14

PALMER

1040 Circle Dr.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Nancy M. Kresco
Seller: Steven R. Durham
Date: 01/17/14

SPRINGFIELD

314 Bay St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Nathilda Ramirez
Seller: Jose L. Rosario
Date: 01/15/14

15 Bridle Path Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $215,000
Buyer: Armand R. Impionbato
Seller: Richard E. Holmes
Date: 01/15/14

41 Copeland St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $127,500
Buyer: Brian F. Szmigiel
Seller: FHLM
Date: 01/13/14

49 East Hooker St.
Springfield, MA 01107
Amount: $180,250
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Charles Serrano
Date: 01/17/14

19 Elizabeth St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $150,884
Buyer: US Bank
Seller: Brett Berchin
Date: 01/23/14

73 Ellsworth Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $149,217
Buyer: M&T Bank
Seller: Andrea S. Ferguson
Date: 01/15/14

8 Johnson St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Lan Oak Realty LLC
Seller: Vince LLC
Date: 01/22/14

165 Keddy St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $134,900
Buyer: May B. Williams
Seller: Hernando J. Salcedo
Date: 01/24/14

432 Longhill St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Mary J. Allen
Seller: Jean P. Blair
Date: 01/21/14

173 Mallowhill Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $149,900
Buyer: Rasheen J. Brown
Seller: My T. Nguyen
Date: 01/24/14

87 Methuen St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $117,000
Buyer: Justin A. Etting
Seller: Alex Alvarez
Date: 01/17/14

403 Orange St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Scott Morrissette
Seller: 652 Chicopee Street LLC
Date: 01/24/14

86 Randolph St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $125,000
Buyer: Timothy P. Trainor
Seller: Theodore Fantl
Date: 01/17/14

SOUTHWICK

128 North Lake Ave.
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $138,000
Buyer: Melissa Goyette
Seller: Marci M. Cooley
Date: 01/24/14

TOLLAND

1652 Colebrook River Road
Tolland, MA 01034
Amount: $332,500
Buyer: Kevin G. Hawes
Seller: Patrick Landry
Date: 01/15/14

WALES

104 Stafford Road
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $226,000
Buyer: Patricia Dombek
Seller: Alberta S. George
Date: 01/24/14

WEST SPRINGFIELD

34 Beech Hill Road
West Springfield, MA 01030
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Joan F. Spadoni
Seller: Beech Hill Construction
Date: 01/16/14

798 Birnie Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Maroun Ghossein
Seller: George A. Hannoush
Date: 01/22/14

232 Great Plains Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $207,000
Buyer: David Braska
Seller: Michael P. Shea
Date: 01/24/14

501 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $1,500,000
Buyer: James P. Demetri
Seller: Anthony J. Spano Inc.
Date: 01/13/14

125 Monastery Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Benjamin D. Berchulski
Seller: Dorene A. Archambault
Date: 01/14/14

224 Rogers Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Sardor Usmonov
Seller: Szumowski, Margaret C., (Estate)
Date: 01/17/14

1201 Westfield St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $181,494
Buyer: Green Mountain Realty Corp.
Seller: Victor Drouin
Date: 01/16/14

WESTFIELD

40 Bristol St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $117,000
Buyer: Nicolette Morin
Seller: FNMA
Date: 01/15/14

33 Cedar Lane
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $205,000
Buyer: Paul L. Bradley
Date: 01/16/14

5 Clark St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $153,000
Buyer: Remington RT
Seller: Nathaniel Zajac
Date: 01/13/14

7 Grand St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Elzbieta Chmiel
Seller: Peter Anipko
Date: 01/15/14

38 Greenwood St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Alexsandr P. Vasilchenko
Seller: Jean H. Blair
Date: 01/14/14

2 Locust St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Godfrey FT
Seller: James V. White
Date: 01/17/14

13 Madison St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Olga Misiruk
Seller: Alexander Kiforishin
Date: 01/17/14

125 Montgomery St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $154,100
Buyer: Derik E. Gallis
Seller: US Bank
Date: 01/13/14

52 Pequot Point Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $170,000
Buyer: Vincent A. Rizzo
Seller: Darren E. Gilmet
Date: 01/14/14

65 Woodcliff Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $295,000
Buyer: Ian C. Plakias
Seller: Ruth I. Deacon
Date: 01/24/14

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

73 Curtis Place
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $265,000
Buyer: Naitian Wang
Seller: Kevin H. Vanderleeden
Date: 01/16/14

925 South East St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $438,000
Buyer: Kevin H. Vanderleeden
Seller: Myron L. Stein
Date: 01/16/14

BELCHERTOWN

84 Allen Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $192,000
Buyer: PNC Bank
Seller: Elaine P. Laporte
Date: 01/23/14

445 East St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $243,000
Buyer: Jeremy S. Hill
Seller: James E. Thompson
Date: 01/15/14

137 Mill Valley Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Daniel J. Murphy
Seller: Deborah A. Bell
Date: 01/17/14

CUMMINGTON

19 Harlow Road
Cummington, MA 01026
Amount: $272,500
Buyer: Amanda J. Savoie
Seller: David L. Bergeron
Date: 01/15/14

EASTHAMPTON

24 Chapman Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $190,146
Buyer: FHLM
Seller: Summer L. Anderson-Beach
Date: 01/23/14

30 Chapman Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $410,000
Buyer: Budlia LLC
Seller: Mason F. Rapaport
Date: 01/15/14

311 East St. #22
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $305,000
Buyer: Richard W. Lindequist
Seller: Tom Development Corp.
Date: 01/16/14

21 Fairfield Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $192,000
Buyer: Lauren G. Simonds
Seller: E. G. Campaniello IRT
Date: 01/21/14

6 Lovell St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $380,000
Buyer: John A. Knybel
Seller: Mason F. Rapaport
Date: 01/15/14

5 River Valley Way
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $377,491
Buyer: Stephen M. Linsky
Seller: EH Homeownership LLC
Date: 01/24/14

GRANBY

268 Batchelor St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $266,583
Buyer: Jeffrey D. Mislak
Seller: Lafleur & Son Inc.
Date: 01/17/14

1 Dian St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Kendra L. Kwasnik
Seller: Revampit LLC
Date: 01/22/14

HADLEY

18 Rocky Hill Road
Hadley, MA 01035
Amount: $140,000
Buyer: Western Development Corp.
Seller: Susan M. Norris
Date: 01/24/14

HATFIELD

85 Elm St.
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $250,000
Buyer: Brian S. Paterson
Seller: Audrey G. Walker
Date: 01/17/14

MIDDLEFIELD

51 Skyline Trail
Middlefield, MA 01243
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Susan G. Sala
Seller: Doktor, Anna M., (Estate)
Date: 01/21/14

NORTHAMPTON

781 Bridge Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $254,000
Buyer: Nicole Vaget
Seller: Gerald E. Boulanger
Date: 01/17/14

85 Cahillane Terrace
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $219,900
Buyer: Deborah L. Cohen
Seller: Ashtons Acquisitions LLC
Date: 01/24/14

4 Claire Ave.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $258,000
Buyer: Lynn Newdome
Seller: Kathleen A. Hutchins
Date: 01/21/14

39 Lyman Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $499,000
Buyer: Quiet Corner Property Acquisitions
Seller: Timothy V. Parsons
Date: 01/22/14

2 Matthew Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $140,800
Buyer: Susan J. Loehn
Seller: Cindy Johnson-Maclam
Date: 01/23/14

Sylvester Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $232,864
Buyer: City Of Northampton
Seller: Szymanski, S. S. Jr., (Estate)
Date: 01/21/14

SOUTH HADLEY

3 Pheasant Run
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Matthew C. Spaulding
Seller: John K. O’Connor
Date: 01/23/14

SOUTHAMPTON

5 Bissonnette Circle
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $377,500
Buyer: Jeffrey E. Schwenk
Seller: Aube Homes LLC
Date: 01/15/14

177 Brickyard Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: David Garstka Builders LLC
Seller: Michael Wojtowicz
Date: 01/21/14

25 Helen Dr.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $625,000
Buyer: Alan L. Maycock
Seller: Paul H. Cooke
Date: 01/23/14

WARE

50 Coffey Hill Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $189,900
Buyer: Aaron L. Baxter
Seller: Tammy Neil-Walker
Date: 01/16/14

92 Shoreline Dr.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $351,000
Buyer: James G. Omara
Seller: Gabriel Moskovitz
Date: 01/15/14

17 Wildflower Dr.
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $262,500
Buyer: Jeremy J. Donnelly
Seller: Rama Development LLC
Date: 01/17/14

WILLIAMSBURG

11 East Main St.
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: CDM Properties LLC
Seller: Bank New York Mellon
Date: 01/22/14

Departments People on the Move

Michaelene Cronin

Michaelene Cronin

Michaelene Cronin has been named Executive Director of the Curtis Blake Center at American International College. Cronin will play a pivotal role in developing, solidifying, and expanding center services; serve as the liaison between the center and the college; and oversee the Curtis Blake Day School, Tutorial Services, AIC Supportive Learning Services, Diagnostic Services, and a summer instructional clinic. She will be responsible for designing and implementing new initiatives in order to broaden the center’s reach and enhance and strengthen its current programming. Cronin comes to AIC from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., where she served as the Associate Academic Dean for Undergraduate Studies. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law. Cronin has been a member of the National Academic Advising Assoc., the Autism Society of America, and the Aspergers Assoc. of New England.
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Easthampton Savings Bank announced the following promotions and additions:
Emily Drapeau

Emily Drapeau

Emily Drapeau has been promoted to Deposit Operations Officer. Drapeau joined the bank as a Teller in 1995 and was promoted to Customer Service Representative in 1997, Senior Teller in 2000, Deposit Operations Specialist in 2001, and Deposit Operations Supervisor in 2004 before being promoted to Deposit Operations Manager in 2011. She graduated from the New England School for Financial Studies in June 2012;






Stacey Laliberte

Stacey Laliberte

Stacey Laliberte has been promoted to Project Management Officer. Laliberte joined the bank as a Teller in 2001 and held the positions of Customer Service Assistant, Deposit Operations Assistant, Teller CSR, and Project Coordinator before being promoted to Project Manager in April 2011. She graduated with an associate’s degree from Holyoke Community College and with honors from the New England School for Financial Studies in June 2012;






Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald has been promoted to IT Officer. Fitzgerald started with the bank in 2004 as a Systems Administrator and was promoted to IT Manager in November 2011. He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking’s Bank Technology Management School in April 2013; and





Jeffrey Hutchins

Jeffrey Hutchins

Jeffrey Hutchins, who boasts more than 25 years of local banking and real-estate experience, has been hired as a mortgage originator. Hutchins opened Hutchins Realty in 1991, which later merged with Jones Town & Country to form Jones Group Realtors. Hutchins graduated from Babson College with a degree in Business Marketing. He also completed a Center for Financial Training Mortgage Training class. Hutchins is a member of the Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley and Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.
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MassMutual’s Retirement Services Division recently announced the following additions to its sales and client management organization:
Jason Bouldin, based in Atlanta, joined MassMutual as Managing Director covering Alabama and Georgia. Bouldin brings more than 15 years of industry experience to the company and previously served with Great-West Financial and the Hartford;
John Cunningham

John Cunningham

John Cunningham, an 18-year veteran of MassMutual, has been appointed Regional Sales Director covering Western Mass., Vermont, and Eastern Upstate New York. Cunningham previously served the past nine years as Regional Sales Director focused on strengthening career agency sales across the Northeast;






Lauren Drapeau

Lauren Drapeau

Lauren Drapeau rejoined MassMutual as Regional Sales Director covering Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County). Drapeau has more than 13 years of industry experience and previously served as an Annuity Wholesaler with MassMutual before her most recent role with MetLife;




Jon Ogren

Jon Ogren

Jon Ogren has been named Regional Sales Director covering Kansas, Nebraska, and Western Missouri. Based in Overland Park, Kan., Ogren has more than 15 years of experience in the retirement-services industry, previously serveing with the Standard and Northwestern Mutual; and





Mary Kay Zoulek

Mary Kay Zoulek

Mary Kay Zoulek joined MassMutual as Regional Sales Director for Western Michigan. Based in Grand Rapids, Mich., Zoulek brings more than 12 years of industry experience to her new role, all of which was built serving advisors across Western Michigan. Before joining MassMutual, Zoulek served with John Hancock and Principal Financial Group.
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Janice Mazzallo

Janice Mazzallo

PeoplesBank has announced the promotion of Janice Mazzallo to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Mazzallo previously served the bank as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and has more than 30 years of human-capital-management experience, including serving as Second Vice President, Human Resources, at the Phoenix Companies in Hartford. Since joining PeoplesBank in 2005, she has partnered with management to drive change and develop strategies that achieve strong business results. She planned and directed the bank’s three-year strategic-planning process, developed human-resource programs that support a high-performance culture, and implemented a best-in-class Leadership Development Program that benchmarked Ritz Carlton Business Practices, as well as a Management Development Program. During Mazzallo’s tenure, PeoplesBank has been named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe on two occasions and was selected as an Employer of Choice by the Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.
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Dmitriy Mayboroda

Dmitriy Mayboroda

Dmitriy Mayboroda recently joined the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission as a Transportation Planner. Mayboroda holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from UMass Amherst. Previously, he was a transportation intern at PVPC, working on traffic-data collection and various projects for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. Mayboroda will focus on assisting transportation staff with a variety of transportation-related congestion and safety-improvement projects.
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Marc Richards

Marc Richards

Marc Richards has rejoined Tighe & Bond Inc. as the engineering firm’s newly appointed Vice President of Environmental Services. A Licensed Site Professional (LSP), Richards has more than 20 years of brownfields redevelopment, environmental assessment and cleanup, hazardous-building materials abatement and demolition design, and construction management experience. He offers both public- and private-sector clients tailored expertise and solutions for complex environmental challenges. Besides LSP and Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) services, Richards’ expertise includes oversight of environmental permitting, as well as above- and below-ground site cleanup, throughout the Northeast. His portfolio includes a wide variety of land-development projects where he has worked with stakeholders to advance improvements while protecting the environment and its natural resources. Richards earned his MS in environmental engineering from Tufts University and his BS in civil engineering from UMass Amherst. Richards is a licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Licensed Site Professional Assoc., the Environmental Business Council, the National Assoc. for Industrial and Office Parks, and the National Demolition Assoc. Richards will work primarily out of Tighe & Bond’s Worcester office, but his involvement will be region-wide.

Building Permits Departments

The following building permits were issued during the month of February 2014.

AMHERST

Barry Roberts
103 North Pleasant St.
$17,500 — Conversion of a candy store to a restaurant with seating for 16

James David Marley, et al
100 University Dr.
$60,000 — Reduction of existing second floor for tenant space

Oliver Allyn
42 Amity Place
$24,000 — Bathroom remodel

Shumway Limited Partnership
168 North Pleasant St.
$3,400 — New roof

CHICOPEE

City of Chicopee
816 James St.
$5,000 — Office and storage renovation

JGT Property
229 Grattan St.
$15,000 — Remodel first floor

JMDH Real Estate of Chicopee
123 1st Ave.
$4,300 — Construction of foundation for proposed addition

Riverbend Medical
444 Montgomery Road
$250,000 — Renovate Adult Medicine East

HADLEY

CBR Realty Corporation
195 Russell St.
$30,500 — Interior renovations

Lawrence Tuttle
195 Russell St.
$15,000 — Tenant fit-out for a martial arts studio

R.P. Masiello, Inc.
20 North Maple St.
$172,000 — Interior fit-out of first floor

LUDLOW

Iron Duke Brewery
100 State St.
$4,500 — Alterations

NORTHAMPTON

Florence Savings Bank
85 Main St.
$16,000 — Renovations on second floor

Oxbow Professional Park, LLC
22 Atwood Dr.
$3,800,000 — Interior build-out of medical office space

Peter Whalen
49 Gothic St.
$11,000 — Renovations for office space

SPRINGFIELD

Charles D’Amar
90 Memorial Dr.
$10,500 — New diesel generator

McDonald’s
1361 Liberty St.
$54,000 — New duct work

S. Herly Gleason, LLC
401 Liberty St.
$276,000 — Modifications for a rehabilitation facility

WESTFIELD

Beaver Lake Realty, LLC
47 Westfield Industrial Park
$300,000 — Install solar panels

Advance Associates
8 Turnpike Industrial Road
$284,000 — Construction of a new storage facility

Mheid-Kobeiss Inc.
21 Southwick Road
$36,000 — Interior renovation

Streamfield, LLC
303 East Main St.
$7,500 — Fix building struck by vehicle

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Ly Hai Long
366 Memorial Ave.
$25,000 — Renovate 2,000 square feet for a nail salon

Western MA Endodontics
306 Westfield St.
$25,000 — Office renovations