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Transforming Cancer Care — the Capital Campaign for the Sister Caritas Cancer Center — gained some additional momentum recently with two donations — one of $500,000 from Balise Motor Sales, and $5,000 from the International Assoc. of Iron Workers Local 7. The cancer center is in the midst of a $15 million expansion that will bring all cancer services together in one location and meet increasing demand for outpatient cancer services. At top (from left), Philip Glynn, MD, director of Oncology, Mercy Medical Center; Mohamed P. Hamdani, MD, chair of the Cancer Center Capital Campaign; Jeb Balise, CEO of Balise Motor Sales; Mike Balise, Vice President of Balise Motor Sales; and Daniel P. Moen, President and CEO, SPHS. Bottom, Moen thanks Fiore Grassetti (second from right) for the local’s donation. Also pictured are Diane Dukette, vice president of Fund Development for the SPHS, and Daniel Keenan, senior vice president of Government and Community Service.
Celebrating Community Day
The accounting firm Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C., hosted its 7th annual Community Day on July 10. This year, employees of the firm and its subsidiary, The Technology Group LLC, reached out in the Greater Hartford area and Springfield, and devoted their time and talents to community-based organizations primarily focused on providing academic, behavioral, and human services to the disabled and families and children. Here, employees are seen at the Boys & Girls Club Family Center on Acorn Street in Springfield, where they painted the boys and girls locker rooms. Seen here are: (front row, from left), Linda Wosko, O’Rita Swan, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club, Amy Richards, Danielle Dupont, and Lisa Zunis. (Second row, from left): Drew Andrews, managing partner of Whittlesey & Hadley, Michael Flaherty, Tim Gaines, and Peter Kravetz.
Coming to Springfield
The City of Springfield and Falvey Linen Supply Inc. recently announced a plan for the Rhode Island company to open a new Springfield facility at 100 Brookdale Dr. in the East Springfield neighborhood, with an expected investment of $7 million and the creation of more than 100 new jobs. Falvey Linen Supply is based in Cranston, R.I., with facilities in the Hartford area as well as Eastern Massachusetts. The family owned and operated company was founded in 1929. Seen here at a press conference to announce the expansion are, from left, Springfield City Councilor Orlando Ramos; Ernesto Cruz, aide to State Rep. Jose Tosado; Kathy Brown, East Springfield Neighborhood Council; Mayor Domenic J. Sarno; James O’Hara, president of Falvey Linen; Kait O’Hara, manager of Falvey Linen; and Kevin Kennedy, Springfield’s chief development officer.
Raymond James Open House
On July 16, Raymond James staged an open house for clients and local dignitaries at its offices in Tower Square in downtown Springfield. Speakers included Tash Elwyn, president of Raymond James & Associates (RJA) Private Client Group, Jay Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield, and Vincent Petrangelo, Raymond James’ Springfield branch manager. Here, from left, Elwyn, Petrangelo, and Minkarah cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The Tom Cosenzi Scholarship recently announced the three students that each received the $1,000 scholarship for demonstrating excellence in the classroom. The winners of the award, established in memory of Thomas E. Cosenzi, are (from left, as seen with Thomas Cosenzi’s daughter, Carla): Cienna Harris, a senior at Hopkins Academy who will be attending Salve Regina University; Justyna Sudyka, a senior at Shepard Hill Regional High School, who will attend the University of Connecticut; and Francois Venne, a senior at Northampton high School, who will attend Holy Cross.