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40 Under 40 Cover Story The Class of 2014
The Young Business and Community Leaders of Western Massachusetts


In 2007, BusinessWest introduced a new recognition program called 40 Under Forty. It was intended as a vehicle to showcase young talent in the four counties of Western Mass. and, in turn, inspire others to reach higher and do more in their community.

Seven years later, it has accomplished all that and much more. The program has become a brand, the awards gala has become one of the most anticipated events of the year, and the 40 Under Forty plaque that sits on one’s desk has become both a coveted prize and symbol of excellence, recognized by all.

On June 19 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke, 40 more plaques will be handed out, to members of a class that is both distinguished and diverse. It includes bankers, lawyers, and accountants, but also a Holyoke city councilor, a contractor who specializes in blitz building, and Springfield’s senior project manager. And it represents virtually every business sector, from healthcare to education; from technology to the nonprofit realm.

With that, we introduce the Class of 2014 with words (enough to explain why they’re an honoree) and pictures that tell a big part of each story, whether the winner is captured with his or her children, dog, or even boxing gloves or a giant candle. The stories are all different, but the common denominator is that these young individuals possess that most important of qualities: leadership.

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2014 40 Under Forty Winners:

Tamara Blake
Sandy Cassanelli
Robert Chateauneuf
Nick Colgin
Izabela Collier
G. David Condon IV
Jose Delgado
Justin Dion
Garett DiStefano
Patricia Faginski
Sean Gouvin
Nicole Griffin
Lee Hagon
Denise Hurst
Justin Hurst
Sean Jeffords
Danielle Klein-Williams
Dr. Andrew Lam
Angela Lussier
Ruby Maddox
Kevin Maltby
Andrew McMahon
Geoff Medeiros
Alex Morse
Meghan Parnell-Gregoire
Orlando Ramos
Jason Randall
Liz Rappaport
Robert Raynor
Alfonso Santaniello
Michael Schneider
Paul Silva
Michael Simolo
Noah Smith
Seth Stratton
Geoff Sullivan
Kyle Sullivan
Anthony Surrette
Jessica Wales
Francia Wisnewski

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Photography for this special section by Denise Smith Photography

Company Notebook Departments

Rick’s Auto Body Supports Link to Libraries
SPRINGFIELD — Rick’s Auto Body in Springfield recently became the latest Link to Libraries Business Book Link sponsor, with its support and contribution of more than 300 new books each year to the Baystate Academy Charter School on Franklin Street in Springfield. “Rick’s Auto Body has stepped up to offer much-needed resources and support to this school,” said Susan Landry, director of Business Book Link. “We’re honored by their support and advocacy to the Link to Libraries program. These students will be supplied with books of all genres for their school library and for their own home library throughout the next three years.” Since its inception in 2008, Link to Libraries has donated more than 225,000 new books to Western Mass. schools, nonprofits, and individuals. For more information on Link to Libraries and its childhood-literacy programs, contact (413) 224-1031 or visit www.linktolibraries.org.

ESB Gives $10,000 to Center for Health Education at HCC
EASTHAMPTON — Matthew Sosik, president and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank, announced that the bank has made a $10,000 contribution to the Holyoke Community College Foundation for the Center for Health Education. When it opens, the facility will be equipped with sophisticated patient simulators, ranging from maternity and newborn to pediatric and geriatric, in support of nursing education. “The center will significantly expand the college’s nursing and radiologic technology programs, further allowing us to better serve the community,” said Erica Broman, vice president of institutional development and executive director of the Holyoke Community College Foundation. “It will also support the educational needs of the region through partnerships with other community colleges, local agencies, medical facilities, and K-12 schools in the region.” Added Sosik, “building healthy communities starts with education and reliable resources. An investment in this facility is an investment in our communities’ future.” Holyoke Community College will also use the classrooms in the center for outreach programs that will provide free and low-cost health-education programs for residents of Holyoke, Easthampton, and surrounding communities.

HealthSouth Opens Facility at Ludlow Mills
LUDLOW — HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Mass. recently celebrated its grand opening at Ludlow Mills. The $28.5 million facility consists of 53 beds and offers all private rooms. It provides rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, amputation, and orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary conditions. At 74,500 square feet, HealthSouth used more than 100,000 recycled bricks and planed wooden beams from old mill buildings. The facility is part of the Ludlow Mills redevelopment project being undertaken by the Westmass Area Redevelopment Corp. The new HealthSouth is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver-certified hospital, signifying that it meets and exceeds established green-building criteria.

Bankruptcies Departments

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

Albrecht, Susan A.
79 Talbot Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Andrews, Sandra E.
3 Field Dr.
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Berthiaume, Nathan
413 Belchertown Road
Ware, MA 01082
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/12/14

Bourgeois, Michael
15 1/2 North St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Butler, James M.
70 Ruthven St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/11/14

Celestial Visions Inc.
Kopec, Celeste A.
61 Parallel St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Cronin, John M.
22 Carol Lane
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/12/14

Dockum, Thelma G.
Phins Hill Manor
50 West State St., AP
Granby, MA 01033
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Dubois, Holly Beth
76 Monroe St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/15/14

Fondon, Tommy L.
Fondon, Janine
189 Braeburn Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/11/14

Fontaine, Gregory J.
37 Steuben St.
Indian Orchard, MA 01151
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/15/14

Gay, Albert T.
Gay, Tanya L.
94 Jacob St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Goff, Jeffrey M.
Goff, Amy R.
64 Biddle St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Hamade, Yasser M.
127 Woodcrest Circle
Springfield, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Hojnowski, Krista A.
17 Adams St., Apt. 6
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Kronoff, Charles R.
Kronoff, Mary Beth
577 Suffield St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/11/14

McCann, Shawn P.
3 Oakwood Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Murray, Erin N.
68 Knollwood Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Pashko, Joseph M.
53 West School St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Penoyer, Curtis J.
Penoyer, Sonya C.
P.O. Box 528
Bondsville, MA 01009
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Raffloer, Evelyn
417 Springfield St., #140
Agawam, MA 01001
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Rivera, Albert
Murphy-Rivera, Kimberly A.
245 Allen Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Chapter: 13
Filing Date: 03/14/14

DBA Certificates Departments

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

AMHERST

Amherst Survival Center
138 Sunderland Road
Mindy Domb

Head Games Beauty Supply
67 North Pleasant St.
Erica Wilson-Perkins

The Homestead
500 Sunderland Ave.
Peter Emmet

Woodland Associates
67 Hulst Road
Michael Hutton-Woodland

CHICOPEE

4 Quality Home Construction
116 Hampden St.
Denis Borisov

Bottle in the Smoke
76 Meadow St.
Jonathan Fannin

Greenski Contracting
188 Irene St.
Jeremy Greene

R & J Transport, LLC
106 Fletcher Circle
Robert Craig

LUDLOW

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment
151 Carmelina’s Circle
Mining, Rock Excavation & Construction, LLC

Liberty Tax Service
61 East St.
Steven Kowalski

Massachusetts Refrigerant Abatement
100 State St.
Thomas Washer

Monark Complementary Health
110 Clearwater Circle
Monica Gagnon

Moonlight Café
387 East St.
Ten-Go, Inc.

NORTHAMPTON

Ann Xtra Hand
33 Roe Ave.
Patricia A. Rick

Couples Center of the Pioneer Valley
182 Main St.
Katherine Waddell

Greg’s Auto Repair
376 Easthampton Road
Jeffrey Tenczar

Leading The Way Doggie Daycare
18 Chestnut St.
Melissa Mehlman

Mike’s Along For The Ride
157 Prospect Ave.
Michael Cahill

R & L Healthcare Consulting
35 New South St.
Robin Lango

Room 6 Salon
140 Pine St.
Melanie Burnett

Steady Pine Publishing
8 Hockanon Road
Kerim May

System Technology RX
19 Whittier St.
John Celentano

SOUTHWICK

Diversified Technical Products
6 Pearl Brook Road
David Thompson

G.J. Battles Remodeling
49 Point Grove Road
Gregory Battles

LJ’s Unlimited Landscaping
10 Lexington Circle
Leonard Allen III

Ming House
648 College Highway
Shuming Chen

Our Community Food Pantry Inc.
220 College Highway
Pauline Cebula

SPRINGFIELD

K & S Wholesaler
258 Main St.
Warren Costa

Kevin Conway Auto Sales
200 Orange St.
William McCarthy

Kimi, LLC
38 Kingoke Lane
Kimberly K. Weaver

Maidpro
527 Belmont St.
Heewon Yang

Majestic Barber Shop 2
322 St. James Ave.
Misael Colon

Mi Antojito Bakery
126 Walnut St.
Marilyn Gali

Mobile Welding
74 Joan St.
Michael Skrabely

My Sister’s Stuff
143 Main St.
Angela M. Enos

Mylrose Lawn Care
9 Flint St.
Anthony Brown

NEFW Pro Wrestling
61 Starling Road
Shileen L. Gallerani

No B.S. Property Maintenance
261 Oakland St.
Corey J. Scott

North End Pizzeria
2550 Main St.
Daniel E. Ojeda

One Stop Mart
477 Boston Road
Ramchandra Parekh

Pioneer Valley Industries
16 Esther St.
William J. Kern II

Protemp
24 Hiawatha St.
Sean Gould

Red’s Variety, LLC
1196 St. James Ave.
Natalie A. Henry

Rhino Linings of Springfield
50 Verge St.
Michael T. Dancy

Rumba Music Shop
2633 Main St.
Felix Perez

S & K Distribution, LLC
165 Avocado St.
Ray Steele

United States Veterans
1350 Main St.
Luann Beaulieu

Uno Chicago Grill
1722 Boston Road
Uno Restaurants, LLC

Unstoppable Auto Club
511 East Columbus Ave.
Zenita Roman

WESTFIELD

Big Big Box, LLC
66 Industrial Park Road
Anthony Gleason

CZ Power Body Work
31 Elm St.
Hong Zhang

John Guagliardo’s American Dream
100 Steiger Dr.
John Guagliardo

Millrite Machine Inc.
587 Southampton Road
Robert F. Valcourt

Noble Medical Group
115 West Silver St.
Ronald Bryant

Step by Step Cooking
21 Sunflower Lane
Patrice Mercier

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Allied Heating & Air Conditioning
101 Circuit Ave.
Gary Giordano

Bathcrest of Western Mass.
176 Labelle St.
James E. Belle-Isle

BBC Trucking
58 Amherst St.
William C. Della

Drollett Plumbing & Heating
1 High St.
Jamie L. Drollett

ER Portal Software Group
59 Interstate Dr.
Edward Garibian

Father & Son Home Improvement
65 Verdugo St.
Peter Dzhenzherukha

J.I.S. Roofing Company
103 Ashley Ave.
Justin Grimm

Safaribudget.com
71 Craig Dr.
Aloyce C. Assenga

Sam’s
96 Southworth St.
Ivan Banari

Spartan Auto Care Center
865 Memorial Ave.
Nicholas Katsoulis

Thistle Security Products
78 Mercury Court
Angus Rushlow

Trinity Fitness Options
50 Thomas Dr.
Jessica Benchin

BANKRUPTCIES

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

Albrecht, Susan A.
79 Talbot Road
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Andrews, Sandra E.
3 Field Dr.
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Berthiaume, Nathan
413 Belchertown Road
Ware, MA 01082
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/12/14

Bourgeois, Michael
15 1/2 North St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Butler, James M.
70 Ruthven St.
Springfield, MA 01128
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/11/14

Celestial Visions Inc.
Kopec, Celeste A.
61 Parallel St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Cronin, John M.
22 Carol Lane
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/12/14

Dockum, Thelma G.
Phins Hill Manor
50 West State St., AP
Granby, MA 01033
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Dubois, Holly Beth
76 Monroe St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/15/14

Fondon, Tommy L.
Fondon, Janine
189 Braeburn Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/11/14

Fontaine, Gregory J.
37 Steuben St.
Indian Orchard, MA 01151
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/15/14

Gay, Albert T.
Gay, Tanya L.
94 Jacob St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Goff, Jeffrey M.
Goff, Amy R.
64 Biddle St.
Springfield, MA 01129
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Hamade, Yasser M.
127 Woodcrest Circle
Springfield, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Hojnowski, Krista A.
17 Adams St., Apt. 6
Chicopee, MA 01013
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Kronoff, Charles R.
Kronoff, Mary Beth
577 Suffield St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/11/14

McCann, Shawn P.
3 Oakwood Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Murray, Erin N.
68 Knollwood Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Pashko, Joseph M.
53 West School St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Penoyer, Curtis J.
Penoyer, Sonya C.
P.O. Box 528
Bondsville, MA 01009
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/13/14

Raffloer, Evelyn
417 Springfield St., #140
Agawam, MA 01001
Chapter: 7
Filing Date: 03/14/14

Rivera, Albert
Murphy-Rivera, Kimberly A.
245 Allen Road
Belchertown, MA 01007
Chapter: 13
Filing Date: 03/14/14

40 Under 40 The Class of 2014
Director of Psychology, Bay Path College; President and Founder, Angels Take Flight, age 31

Tamara-Blake-01As a licensed clinician working with children who have experienced loss and trauma, Tamara Blake knows about the big needs in troubled kids’ lives. But one day, she recognized a smaller, but still significant, need that she could help fill — literally.

In September 2010, while working at a transitional children’s home in Springfield, Blake saw kids getting picked up, and one had his belongings in a trash bag. “I said, ‘hey, wait a minute, I have a piece of luggage in my car.’ So I ran out, and we switched all the items from the trash bag to the piece of luggage. The face of the child was elated. You could see the posture change, the smile. I thought, that’s really, really easy to do.”

And she immediately wanted to do it on a larger scale. “That day, I created an e-mail, a flyer, and the name Angels Take Flight.” Within two months, she had gathered enough luggage for every child in the house for one year. With kids transitioning in and out every 14 to 45 days, that amounted to hundreds of pieces.

The nonprofit enterprise has been steadily growing ever since. “It became my goal to reach out to other homes, and now whoever has a need, whoever asks us, gets the luggage,” Blake said. “We give away thousands of pieces of luggage for multiple agencies, multiple families.”

In addition to soliciting donations and grants, Angels Take Flight conducts two major fund-raisers each year, a 5K run in the spring and a comedy show in the winter. Having connected with people across the country interested in the program, Blake believes her enterprise could go national. “I think it’s going to happen rather quickly — within the course of a couple of years.”

In addition to her other roles, Blake is an educator, starting out as a part-time teacher at Bay Path College, which hired her as director of Psychology for its one-day program in 2012. She’s also working to develop another nonprofit, Girls Will Shine, which will empower girls through the performing arts and media.

“I always knew I wanted to help people,” Blake said of the many facets of her professional life. “I just wanted to be that guide for people, to help them out any way I could.”

— Joseph Bednar

Agenda Departments

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day
April 26: Breast-cancer survivors, their families, and friends are invited to celebrate life together at the 17th annual Rays of Hope Breast Cancer Survivors’ Day on Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. Former WNBA player and breast-cancer survivor Edna Campbell will deliver the keynote address, titled “Bouncing Back,” at the popular event sponsored by Rays of Hope. Campbell was diagnosed with breast cancer during her second season. After retiring from the WNBA four years later, Campbell became a nurse and now travels across the country sharing her story of survival while encouraging women to have regular breast exams and inspiring those who’ve been diagnosed. In addition to the keynote address, participants will be able to select two workshops from a number of topics, including “Breast Reconstruction,” “Coping Strategies for Caregivers,” “Personal Safety Tips,” “Let Your Yoga Dance,” “Advances in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer,” “Mindful Eating,” “Unclutter Your Life and Start Living,” and “The Joy of Card Making.” Two sessions will be offered in Spanish only: “Recomendaciones Sobre Seguridad Personal” and “Promoviendo la Caminata de Rays of Hope.” As part of this year’s Survivors’ Day, there will be a special art exhibit made up of artwork completed by participants in the Rays of Hope-sponsored “Art from the Heart” program facilitated by art therapist and silk artist Pat Hayes. The program — a series of art-therapy workshops offered twice a year — provides a creative outlet for women to work in watercolor, precious metal, clay, and other media. A continental breakfast and buffet luncheon will be served. The cost is $35 per person, with the remaining cost underwritten by Rays of Hope. Parking will be validated for the Civic Center Parking Garage only. For more information or to request a registration form, call (413) 794-9556.

Journey Around the World for Literacy
April 30: Link to Libraries invites you to travel to India, Asia, Latin America, France, Ireland, and Italy — all within the Delaney House and D. Hotel and Suites. A selection of ballrooms and suites will be transformed into different global destinations, complete with costumes, cuisine, décor, and local flavor. The event, which runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Delaney House on Route 5 in Holyoke, costs $25 per person, which includes multiple food stations.
An optional $10 buys unlimited sampling at specialty drink stations.
There will also be a cash bar. Funds will benefit literacy programs through Link to Libraries. To register, send a check,
payable to Link to Libraries Inc., to the following address: Link to Libraries, Attn. Karen Blinderman, Registrar, P.O. Box 958,
West Springfield, MA 01090. Your check is your reservation.

Not Just Business as Usual
May 1: The Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Foundation’s Not Just Business as Usual event is a key networking event for business leaders in Western Mass. This annual celebration, in its fifth year, is a celebration of innovative thinking which gives participants the opportunity to learn from business experts while raising significant funding for the STCC WORKS scholarship program. It will be held at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. A cocktail and networking reception will be run from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with dinner and keynote speaker to follow from 7 to 9 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Alan Robinson, award-winning author and associate dean of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Robinson will discuss his latest book, The Idea-Driven Organization: Unlocking the Power in Bottom-Up Ideas. Tickets are $175 each or $1,500 for a table of 10. For additional information contact Christina Tuohey, STCC’s director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, at (413) 755-4475 or [email protected] To purchase tickets online, visit www.stcc.edu/njbau.

40 Under Forty
June 19: The eighth annual 40 Under Forty award program, staged by BusinessWest, will be held at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, honoring 40 of the region’s rising stars under 40 years old. Tickets to the gala cost $65, and they typically sell out quickly. For more information or to order tickets, call (413) 781-8600.

Western Mass.Business Expo
Oct. 29: BusinessWest Magazine will present the Fourth Annual Western Mass. Business Expo at the MassMutual Center in downmtown Springfield. The business-to-business show, which last year drew more than 2,000 visitors, will feature more than 100 booths, seminars and Show Floor Theater presentations, breakfast and lunch programs, and a day-capping Expo Social. Details about specific events, programs, and featured speakers will be printed in future issues of BusinessWest. Comcast Business will again be Presenting Sponsor, while the social will be sponsored by Northwestern Mutual. Current Silver Sponsors are Health New England and DIF Design, and additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on sponsorships or booth purchase, call (413) 781-8600.

Departments Incorporations

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

Agawam

Wicked in Pink Run Inc., 53 Fairview St., Agawam, MA 01001. Robert Alves, same. Raise money for the Sr. Caritas Cancer Center patient fund.

Lenox

House of Playa Inc., 170 Housatonic St., Lenox, MA 01240. Kelley M. Keefner, same. Clothing sales.

Milton Silverstein, PH.D., P.C., 347 East St., Lenox, MA 01240. Milton Silverstein, same. Psychological care and services.

Longmeadow

L2 Lacrosse Inc., 68 Robin Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Ryan Thomas Liebel, same. Lacrosse coaching services.

Media Preservation Foundation Inc., 541 Laurel St., Longmeadow, MA 01106. Tracy E. Carman, same. Media archival and community educational services.

Ludlow

Ham Communications Inc., 58 Jackie Dr., Ludlow, MA 01056. Bethany McLaughlin-Maynard, same. Telecommunications consulting.

Montague

Stone’s Equipment Repair Inc., 484 Federal St., Montague, MA 01351. Jason A. Stone, 477 Federal St., Montague, MA 01351. Equipment repair.

Northampton

Jessica Saravia Inc., 122 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060. Oscar A Saravia, 17 Queen Circle, South Hadley, MA 01075. Fast food restaurant.

Northampton Pedal Cabs Inc., 351 Pleasant St., Suite B #139, Northampton, MA 01060. Carlos E. Marti, 140 Langevin St., Chicopee, MA 01020. Pedal cabs.

Pittsfield

Furlano & Arace P.C., 386 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Nelson E. Furlano, same. Public accountancy.

Kiwk Food Mart Inc., 8 Bull Hill Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Rakeshkumar Vyas, same. Convenience and gas station.

Lifetime Vacation Consultants Inc., 770 Williams St. Plaza, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Philip J. Constantino, 146 Karen Dr., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Points club memberships for vacations.

South Hadley

Edge Tree Service Inc., 336 Hadley St., South Hadley, MA 01075. Peter Edge, same. Tree removal and landscaping services.

Southwick

P & H Distribution Inc., 30 Woodland Ridge Road, Southwick, MA 01077. Arsen Hoxha, same. Parcel and document delivery.

Springfield

Engaging for Action in Burundi (EFAB) Inc., 82 Maple St., Apt. 101, Springfield, MA 01105. Pascal Akimana, 17 Old Jarvis Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040. To advocate for good governance in Burundi.

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

BUCKLAND

9 Crittenden Hill Road
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $216,000
Buyer: James E. Eagan
Seller: William Yenner
Date: 03/10/14

6 Homestead Ave.
Buckland, MA 01338
Amount: $178,500
Buyer: Jason M. Jarvis
Seller: Luigi Ottaviani
Date: 03/20/14

CHARLEMONT

South River Road
Charlemont, MA 01339
Amount: $216,000
Buyer: Berkshire East Ski Resort
Seller: J. R. Dumouchel
Date: 03/14/14

CONWAY

3325 Shelburne Falls Road
Conway, MA 01341
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Mark A. Benjamin
Seller: Lively, Irene L., (Estate)
Date: 03/10/14

GREENFIELD

170 Davis St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $212,000
Buyer: Pamela Lerch
Seller: Edward H. Foster
Date: 03/17/14

32 Union St.
Greenfield, MA 01301
Amount: $154,500
Buyer: Shirley B. Russell
Seller: Brightman IRT
Date: 03/17/14

LEVERETT

14 North Leverett Road
Leverett, MA 01054
Amount: $130,000
Buyer: Peoples United Bank
Seller: David W. Biddle
Date: 03/10/14

NEW SALEM

14 East Eagleville Lane
New Salem, MA 01364
Amount: $184,500
Buyer: Franklin J. Forton
Seller: Sarah E. Mazzarella
Date: 03/13/14

ORANGE

32 Pleasant St.
Orange, MA 01364
Amount: $118,450
Buyer: John Dunphy
Seller: David Cloutier
Date: 03/21/14

SHELBURNE

111 Bridge St.
Shelburne, MA 01370
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Stefan A. Topolski
Seller: H&T Gerry NT
Date: 03/21/14

SUNDERLAND

153 Amherst Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $155,900
Buyer: Valley Building Co. Inc.
Seller: RBS Citizens
Date: 03/11/14

18 South Main St.
Sunderland, MA 01375
Amount: $346,500
Buyer: R. A. Hoff
Seller: Gordon Tripp
Date: 03/21/14

WHATELY

48 State Road
Whately, MA 01373
Amount: $201,016
Buyer: MHFA
Seller: Kathleen A. Richard
Date: 03/18/14

HAMPDEN COUNTY

AGAWAM

113 Channell Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $115,200
Buyer: Saw Construction LLC
Seller: Household Finance Corp. 2
Date: 03/14/14

34 Harvey Johnson Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $179,000
Buyer: Raymond Lapointe
Seller: Richard L. Begin
Date: 03/21/14

92 Herbert P. Almgren Dr.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $1,500,000
Buyer: Atlantic Fasteners Co Inc.
Seller: Renz LLC
Date: 03/14/14

69 Lealand Ave.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $217,000
Buyer: Joan M. Linnehan
Seller: Thomas H. Casiello
Date: 03/14/14

24 Mill St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Laura G. Roe
Seller: Catchepaugh, Phyllis L., (Estate)
Date: 03/20/14

121 Parkedge Dr.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Jeffrey E. Twining
Seller: Edmund S. Salva
Date: 03/10/14

12 Rising St.
Agawam, MA 01030
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Christopher J. Foti
Seller: Ralph C. Gates
Date: 03/12/14

BRIMFIELD

122 Haynes Hill Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $240,000
Buyer: Sandra J. Miller-Leblanc
Seller: Joseph M. Renaud
Date: 03/14/14

144 Paige Hill Road
Brimfield, MA 01010
Amount: $226,500
Buyer: Jon Fagerstrom
Seller: FHLM
Date: 03/20/14

CHICOPEE

9 Canal St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $120,000
Buyer: Thomas E. McMahon
Seller: Charles S. Szczur
Date: 03/12/14

35 Dorrance St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: Susan M. Gagnon
Seller: Robert R. Baran
Date: 03/13/14

102 Edward St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $249,900
Buyer: Ian S. Mercer
Seller: Premier Home Builders Inc.
Date: 03/11/14

364 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $166,500
Buyer: Milena S. Sebastiao
Seller: Nicholas M. Butman
Date: 03/17/14

25 Hafey St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $154,900
Buyer: Amanda J. Nowak
Seller: Marcelle M. Rudek
Date: 03/21/14

114 Hendrick St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $120,000
Seller: Joyce E. Morissette
Date: 03/14/14

38 Hyde Ave.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Amount: $185,000
Buyer: Frank A. Germain
Seller: John F. Ciesla
Date: 03/21/14

3 Sherwood St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $151,000
Buyer: Sarah D. Chivas
Seller: David J. Beaudry
Date: 03/14/14

447 Springfield St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Amount: $560,000
Buyer: Aura LLC
Seller: Carol A. Balakier
Date: 03/11/14

EAST LONGMEADOW

76 Admiral St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Daniel Kurowski
Seller: Mazza, Antonette J., (Estate)
Date: 03/21/14

Lee St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $270,000
Buyer: Tennessee Jed RT
Seller: Goldstein, Marie L., (Estate)
Date: 03/19/14

267 Parker St.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Marada LLC
Seller: Falvo, Daniel D., (Estate)
Date: 03/13/14

HOLLAND

8 Collette Dr.
Holland, MA 01521
Amount: $285,000
Buyer: Robert C. St.Jacques
Seller: Walter H. Gedney
Date: 03/14/14

HOLYOKE

25 Fenton St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Logan M. Greaney
Seller: Lisa Little-Jennings
Date: 03/21/14

366 High St.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Angelo Della Ripa
Seller: Bayview Loan Service LLC
Date: 03/17/14

61 Norwood Terrace
Holyoke, MA 01040
Amount: $174,000
Buyer: Sandra E. Blaney
Seller: Robert W. Greaves
Date: 03/21/14

LONGMEADOW

178 Bliss Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $185,450
Buyer: Christine E. Callahan
Seller: John F. Staszko
Date: 03/17/14

1657 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Kristen S. Shejen
Seller: Richard J. Kane
Date: 03/14/14

734 Longmeadow St.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $920,000
Buyer: JP Morgan Chase Bank
Seller: Linda J. Polep
Date: 03/10/14

75 Rugby Road
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $535,000
Buyer: Kara M. Ryczek
Seller: Thomas J. Haller
Date: 03/12/14

52 South Park Ave.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $280,000
Buyer: Penny E. Dugan
Seller: Fritz R. Schmidt
Date: 03/18/14

120 Warren Terrace
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Amount: $232,000
Buyer: Christine E. Anglehart
Seller: Roxann W. Sale
Date: 03/21/14

LUDLOW

37 White St.
Ludlow, MA 01056
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Nickolas Linna
Seller: Carole A. Devine
Date: 03/10/14

MONSON

26 Childs Road
Monson, MA 01057
Amount: $374,900
Buyer: Grant W. Hamilton
Seller: Justin Haggerty
Date: 03/18/14

PALMER

2230 Main St.
Palmer, MA 01080
Amount: $275,000
Buyer: Crossway Christian Church
Seller: Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield
Date: 03/21/14

3027 Thorndike St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Sean D. Genereux
Seller: Mark Jackson
Date: 03/13/14

SPRINGFIELD

18 Claremont St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $115,000
Buyer: Jose I. Toledo
Seller: Devon Boreland
Date: 03/19/14

72 East Allen Ridge Road
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $126,000
Buyer: Terese M. Chenier
Seller: Roland R. Menard
Date: 03/21/14

63 Eleanor Road
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $143,000
Buyer: Damaris D. Marmolejo
Seller: City Joe LLC
Date: 03/12/14

204 Forest Park Ave.
Springfield, MA 01108
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Trevor H. Agnitti
Seller: George J. Kelly
Date: 03/21/14

16 Haumont Terrace
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $131,869
Buyer: FNMA
Seller: Maurice Polite
Date: 03/14/14

35 Healey St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $163,000
Buyer: Thomas J. Gerrity
Seller: Peter S. Slivka
Date: 03/18/14

19 Leroy Place
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $117,500
Buyer: Jose Rodriguez
Seller: Theresa Kwatowski
Date: 03/19/14

357 Liberty St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $650,000
Buyer: 401 Liberty Street LLC
Seller: Gleason Siterly LLC
Date: 03/11/14

60 Martone Place
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $430,000
Buyer: Martone Place LLC
Seller: Ryanne Realty LLC
Date: 03/17/14

182 Mazarin St.
Springfield, MA 01151
Amount: $204,900
Buyer: James Mugwanja
Seller: Joseph A. Cretella
Date: 03/13/14

N/A
Springfield, MA 01109
Amount: $139,900
Buyer: Crystal D. Hudson
Seller: Russell A. Thompson
Date: 03/12/14

65 Peekskill Ave.
Springfield, MA 01129
Amount: $147,000
Buyer: Carolyn M. Burke
Seller: Judith A. Brown
Date: 03/12/14

34 Redden St.
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $142,000
Buyer: Cynthia L. Anderson
Seller: Mitchell T. Taylor
Date: 03/20/14

116 Roosevelt Ave.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $137,500
Buyer: Caroline Keady
Seller: Jessica L. Rivers
Date: 03/13/14

100 Savoy Ave.
Springfield, MA 01104
Amount: $147,000
Buyer: Manuel Mantilla
Seller: John P. Bechard
Date: 03/14/14

130 Timothy Circle
Springfield, MA 01119
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Michael A. Johnson
Seller: Marcel Daigle
Date: 03/21/14

80 Vail St.
Springfield, MA 01118
Amount: $171,900
Buyer: Edgar A. Gonzalez
Seller: Lauralee Routier
Date: 03/21/14

SOUTHWICK

198 Hillside Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $357,500
Buyer: Hector E. Garcia
Seller: Stephen Iczkowski
Date: 03/21/14

96 Mort Vining Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Amount: $375,000
Buyer: Peter M. Gallant
Seller: Joseph A. Gallant
Date: 03/14/14

WALES

8 Sizer Dr.
Wales, MA 01081
Amount: $181,000
Buyer: Erica T. Enos
Seller: Gerald F. Hebert
Date: 03/11/14

WESTFIELD

33 Bates Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $227,000
Buyer: Gladys M. Szenda
Seller: Brian P. Shea
Date: 03/10/14

48 Broad St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $165,000
Buyer: Domus Inc.
Seller: American National Red Cross
Date: 03/10/14

183 Dry Bridge Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $178,000
Buyer: City Of Westfield
Seller: Albert J. Szenda
Date: 03/10/14

139 Fowler Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $310,000
Buyer: Roxanne N. Cryankowski
Seller: L. C. Rhodes
Date: 03/14/14

68 Governor Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $183,000
Buyer: Svetlana Chernoyvan
Seller: Robert T. Strong
Date: 03/14/14

55 Loomis Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $155,000
Buyer: Anthony V. Ascolillo
Seller: Anthony J. Andrews
Date: 03/12/14

14 Lowell Ave.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $228,000
Buyer: Peter A. Dehey
Seller: Dana Kiendzior
Date: 03/14/14

32 Mill St.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $195,000
Buyer: Daniel P. Valeri
Seller: Michael J. Cyrankowski
Date: 03/14/14

284 Paper Mill Road
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $160,000
Buyer: Jack R. Davis
Seller: Niranjan Sampat
Date: 03/14/14

28 Riverside Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $116,666
Buyer: Elaine M. Chrzanowski
Seller: Chrzanowski, Katharina, (Estate)
Date: 03/19/14

66 Westfield Industrial Park
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $223,020
Buyer: Tomar Sales LLC
Seller: Ashland Inc.
Date: 03/13/14

74 Woodcliff Dr.
Westfield, MA 01085
Amount: $282,000
Buyer: Sean P. Ritter
Seller: Deborah Miles
Date: 03/18/14

WILBRAHAM

3096 Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $183,500
Buyer: Christian B. Colon
Seller: Edwin Bones
Date: 03/21/14

5 Carla Lane
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $389,000
Buyer: Justin D. Newman
Seller: AC Homebuilding LLC
Date: 03/17/14

36 Old Boston Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Amount: $159,000
Buyer: Karen L. Madden
Seller: Deborah A. Ordynowicz
Date: 03/14/14

WEST SPRINGFIELD

89 Circle Dr.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $199,900
Buyer: Joyce L. Korona
Seller: Jonathan E. Sady
Date: 03/18/14

557 Dewey St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $205,500
Buyer: Nathaniel A. Martin
Seller: Joseph R. Cotton
Date: 03/14/14

17 Fabyan St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $152,500
Buyer: Lori J. Lusnia
Seller: Maureen A. Sullivan
Date: 03/17/14

86 Forest Ridge Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $425,000
Buyer: Demetrios N. Panteleakis
Seller: Hector E. Garcia
Date: 03/21/14

91 Garden St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $152,000
Buyer: Carol Maki
Seller: Park St. Development LLC
Date: 03/12/14

36 Maple Terrace
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $135,000
Buyer: MRMM TR
Seller: Patricia A. Conway
Date: 03/14/14

60 Piper Cross Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $137,900
Buyer: Michael P. Czechowski
Seller: Nicholas W. Vooys
Date: 03/14/14

104 West Calvin St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Amount: $188,000
Buyer: Pamela J. Callahan
Seller: Donald E. Wright
Date: 03/14/14

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY

AMHERST

73 Cherry Lane
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $308,000
Buyer: Ryan Morley
Seller: Myung-Ro Lee
Date: 03/14/14

15 Fisher St.
Amherst, MA 01002
Amount: $291,000
Buyer: Scott M. Paul
Seller: Benjamin D. Wells-Tolley
Date: 03/11/14

BELCHERTOWN

12 Ledgewood Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $261,500
Buyer: Thomas R. Scott
Seller: Property Enhancement LLC
Date: 03/18/14

75 Mountain View Dr.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $364,000
Buyer: Corey Loranger
Seller: John E. Taras
Date: 03/21/14

51 North Main St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $144,500
Buyer: Nelson Z. Eusebio
Seller: Fred J. Wang
Date: 03/10/14

85 North Main St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $181,000
Buyer: Mary L. Macintyre
Seller: DAG Real Estate Dev. Inc.
Date: 03/21/14

36 Oasis St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $800,000
Buyer: Brian Hampson
Seller: Gregory E. Pyles
Date: 03/11/14

15 Pine St.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Amount: $299,900
Buyer: Brendan M. Sullivan
Seller: David E. Cote
Date: 03/18/14

EASTHAMPTON

26 Gula Dr.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $210,000
Buyer: Kevin K. Blinn
Seller: Russell H. Phillips
Date: 03/21/14

27 Holyoke St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $193,000
Buyer: Nationstar Mortgage LLC
Seller: Linda S. Payson
Date: 03/18/14

2 Jessie Lane
Easthampton, MA 01027
Amount: $150,000
Buyer: Rainbow Properties LLC
Seller: Kelly I. Savoie
Date: 03/14/14

GOSHEN

32 Fuller Road
Goshen, MA 01032
Amount: $173,000
Buyer: Micharl R. Secor
Seller: Bryan L. Clark
Date: 03/11/14

GRANBY

508 East State St.
Granby, MA 01033
Amount: $192,500
Buyer: Matthew Loomis
Seller: Michael J. Konetzny
Date: 03/21/14

HATFIELD

91 Cronin Hill Road
Hatfield, MA 01038
Amount: $382,500
Buyer: Benjamin H. Heckscher
Seller: Amy S. Johnson
Date: 03/13/14

HUNTINGTON

3 Harlow Clark Road
Huntington, MA 01050
Amount: $292,500
Buyer: Laurel A. Raffetto
Seller: Sean P. Ritter
Date: 03/18/14

NORTHAMPTON

Audubon Road
Northampton, MA 01060
Amount: $200,000
Buyer: Elizabeth Vizentin
Seller: Jane Hill
Date: 03/14/14

71 Forest Glen Dr.
Northampton, MA 01062
Amount: $180,000
Buyer: Christopher A. Haynes
Seller: John P. Tobin
Date: 03/14/14

SOUTH HADLEY

24 Kimberly Dr.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Amount: $249,900
Buyer: Todd X. Tobin
Seller: US Bank NA
Date: 03/21/14

SOUTHAMPTON

8 Bluemer Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $169,000
Buyer: Anne E. Chapdelaine
Seller: FNMA
Date: 03/21/14

156 East St.
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $396,000
Buyer: Brendan P. Fuller
Seller: Bellinger Construction Inc.
Date: 03/21/14

147 Russellville Road
Southampton, MA 01073
Amount: $327,000
Buyer: Michael S. Ingraham
Seller: Pioneer Valley Redevelopment LLC
Date: 03/18/14

WARE

53 Babcock Tavern Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $238,960
Buyer: Zachary Czaplicki
Seller: Mark A. Dicaire
Date: 03/20/14

34 Greenwich Plains Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $172,000
Buyer: Gregory Foucher
Seller: Benjamin Mazzei
Date: 03/11/14

277 Old Belchertown Road
Ware, MA 01082
Amount: $273,000
Buyer: Michael J. Konetzny
Seller: Marylynne Macintyre
Date: 03/21/14

WESTHAMPTON

46 Main Road
Westhampton, MA 01027
Amount: $190,000
Buyer: Robert W. Fondakowski
Seller: Patricia E. Patenaude
Date: 03/21/14

WILLIAMSBURG

21 Village Hill Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096
Amount: $230,263
Buyer: Mario Cohn-Haft
Date: 03/20/14

Departments People on the Move

Holyoke-based PeoplesBankDonna Bliznak Donna Bliznak[/caption]• Donna Bliznak has been promoted to First Vice President, Commercial Lending. Bliznak possesses more than 40 years of financial and banking experience. She joined the bank in 1990 as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending, and was later promoted to Vice President, Lending. She holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst, as well as an associate’s degree from Holyoke Community College. She serves on the board of directors for the Stavros Center for Independent Living and the Northampton Chamber of Commerce;



Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson has been promoted to First Vice President, Corporate Responsibility. Wilson joined the bank in 1998 as Marketing Manager. Most recently, she served as Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, where she was the liaison between the bank and the community. She holds an MBA from Western New England University, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bryant University, and an associate’s degree from Bay Path College. She is a co-chair of the Western Massachusetts Funders Group and a member of the Capital Campaign Planning Committee, Associated Grant Makers, and the Grant Managers Network;
Donna Charette has been promoted to Vice President, Finance. Charette possesses more than 25 years of financial and banking experience. She joined the bank in 1989 and has served in several positions throughout her career, including most recently as Assistant Vice President, Finance. Charette is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Financial Studies at Babson College. She also holds an asset liability certification;
Jeffry Kerr has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing. In this role, he will direct Retail Division marketing programs. Kerr possesses more than 25 years of banking and financial experience. He is instrumental in driving consumer acquisition and retention strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts;
Katherine St. Mary has been promoted to Vice President, Consumer Lending. St. Mary possesses more than 30 years of banking and financial experience. She joined the bank in 2005 as a Residential Mortgage Underwriter. St. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American International College and an associate’s degree from Holyoke Community College. She also graduated from the Massachusetts School for Financial Studies at Babson College;
Xiaolei Hua has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Credit Officer. Hua joined the bank in 2006 as a Management Development Trainee and has served as Commercial Credit Officer and Project Management Officer. Hua holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UMass Amherst and is currently working toward a master’s degree from the university’s Isenberg School of Management. He is a board member at the Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity;
Erinn Young has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of the Longmeadow office. She possesses more than 17 years of financial and banking experience. Young holds a bachelor of administration degree in business executive management from Bay Path College. She is the director of Cancer Free Kids Inc. and a board member of the professional advisory board for Rachel’s Table. Young also serves as a committee member at the Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield and the East of the River Chamber of Commerce;
Annmarie Hurley has been promoted to Accounting Officer. Hurley possesses more than 20 years of banking and financial experience. Hurley joined the bank in 1993 and most recently held the position of Senior Staff Accountant. Hurley holds a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University; and
David Williams

David Williams

David Williams has been appointed Mortgage Consultant. He will focus primarily on communities west of the Connecticut River, including Agawam, West Springfield, and Westfield. In his role, he will have a variety of mortgage options to offer customers, including refinancing and special first-time homebuyers’ programs. Williams brings more than 20 years of mortgage-lending experience to his new position, including serving as a Mortgage Origination Manager and Regional Mortgage Sales Manager at other financial institutions. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University. He is an active member of the Realtor Assoc. of the Pioneer Valley.
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Health New England announced that Susan O’Connor has been promoted to Director of Government Programs. O’Connor joined HNE in 2008 as a staff attorney. She was promoted to Assistant General Council in 2009 and in 2012 to the Director of Legal Services and Assistant General Counsel for Health New England. In her new role, she is responsible for directing the Medicare and Medicaid operations for Health New England. This includes the development of the Medicare and Medicaid business strategies, ensuring alignment with the strategic goals of the company. She will be also be responsible for leading the growth of both lines of business and overseeing operations related to the government programs. Prior to joining HNE in 2008, O’Connor was Director of Legal Affairs for the Pioneer Health Group. Before establishing her career in law, she served as Program Director for Families in Crisis, an organization dedicated to meeting the needs of offenders and their families. O’Connor graduated from Clark University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut, and received her law degree from Western New England University. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Assoc. and the American Health Lawyers Assoc.
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Rose Gage

Rose Gage

The Gray House announced that Rose Gage has joined the agency as its new Food Pantry and Thrift Store Program Director. Gage is responsible for all aspects of the food pantry and thrift store, including client services, volunteer management, donation/inventory coordination, quality control, and documentation. She will continue to build and maintain relationships with the Food Bank, Rachel’s Table, and numerous groups and organizations that host donation drives, along with individual donors. Gage worked at Western New England University from 2005 to 2011 and at Bridgewater State University as the Assistant Director for the Community Service Center since then. She earned her bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, Penn. in 1997. In 1999, she earned a master’s degree in Agency Counseling from the same institution. For 13 years, she worked in higher education, in the areas of residence life and civic engagement. The Gray House is a small, neighborhood human-service agency located at 22 Sheldon St. in the North End of Springfield. Its mission is to help neighbors facing hardships to meet their immediate and transitional needs by providing food, clothing, and educational services in a safe, positive environment.
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Mariana Bolivar, an Assistant Professor of modern language at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), has been elected to a three-year term as a regional delegate of the Modern Language Assoc. of America’s (MLA) delegate assembly. Founded in 1883 to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature, the MLA serves as a platform for English and foreign-language teachers to share scholarly findings and teaching experiences. The association holds a yearly convention to discuss issues that are critical to these academic fields.

Building Permits Departments

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

AMHERST

Amherst College
196 North Pleasant St.
$15,000 — 9 upgraded antenna panels

CHICOPEE

Chicopee Partners, LLP
47 Veterans Dr.
$31,000 — Re-roof

Pride Convenience Inc.
177 Chicopee St.
$27,000 — Store expansion

HOLYOKE

Weld Partners
95 Chestnut St.
$3,656,000 — Convert existing school into 21 residential units — Building D

LUDLOW

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

NORTHAMPTON

Bermor Limited Partnership
182 Main St.
$37,000 — Interior renovations

D A Sullivan and Sons
84 North St.
$37,500 — Install replacement windows

Northampton Veterinary Clinic
227 South St.
$17,000 — Interior renovations

Ryan Road School
498 Ryan Road
$138,500 — Install new roof

Smith College
79 Elm St.
$9,751,000 — Phase two of renovations

SOUTH HADLEY

Mount Holyoke College
50 College St.
$26,000 — Install new roof

Loomis Village
246 North Main St.
$35,000 — Porch repairs

Verizon Wireless
274 Amherst Road
$12,000 — Install new upgraded antennas

SOUTHWICK

Town of Southwick
20 Juniper Road
$161,500 — Install new water tank

SPRINGFIELD

Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St.
$439,000 — Renovate 20 patient rooms

City of Springfield
50 Elm St.
$100,000 — Remove and replace 2nd floor ceiling at Old First Church

Gulmohar Hospitality, LLC
100 Congress St.
$300,000 — Construct a single story building

MPJ Realty Truct Industry Ave. Holding
112 Industry Ave.
$1,590,000 — Interior renovations to the Department of Children and Family Services

Stavros Center
227 Berkshire Ave.
$391,000 — Renovations to existing for new offices

WESTFIELD

71 Franklin St., LLC
71 Franklin St.
$5,000 — Repairs to building

Barnes Airport Commission
110 Airport Road
$86,000 — Remodel 1,400-square-foot restaurant

L & R Market
35 North Elm St.
$111,000 — New walk-in cooler

Peabody-Westfield Limited
126 Union St.
$400,000 — Renovations

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Bella Napoli
185 Elm St.
$3,000 — Construct foundation and new masonry openings

Carriage House
1029 Elm St.
$24,000 — Replace 120 windows