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Area Leaders to Speak at GHCC Economic Development Breakfast

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

Participating economic-development leaders will include Marcos Marrero, director of Economic Development for the city of Holyoke; Mike Sullivan, South Hadley town administrator; and Mike Vedovelli, director of Economic Development for the city of Chicopee.

Chamber board chair Margaret Mantoni of Loomis Communities will kick off the Breakfast with a welcome and then turn it over to emcee Spiros Hatiras, chamber board member and president and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center. The chamber will roll out the welcome mat to new members, including the United Arc, Score, the Jamrog Group, ArteSana Inc., KnoxworX Multimedia, and Applebee’s.

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

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

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