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MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis recently visited the Link to Libraries warehouse in Hampden to see what the literacy program is doing and how effective it is in the Western Mass. community. Pictured, from left, are Mathis; Susan Jaye-Kaplan, Link to Libraries president; and Andrew Anderlonis, president of Rediker Software and Link to Libraries executive board member. “Having Michael come to view our organization and learn what we do in this community was an honor,” Jaye-Kaplan said. “We know the children in our community will benefit from having more corporate partners in their schools, and MGM is already vested throughout the Valley in community endeavors. We were honored to have this meeting.”
The 2016 94.7 WMAS Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon to benefit Baystate Children’s Hospital broke an all-time record last month, raising $343,377 over the three-day event. “I’m so proud of the team,” said Cumulus Springfield Vice President Craig Swimm. “We’ve been doing the Radiothon since 2002, and since then have raised $3,096,424. The entire community came together to make sure local kids in the Springfield area have top-notch medical care. 94.7 WMAS would like to thank the entire community for their gracious support.”
About 700 people attended last week’s Outlook 2016 luncheon at the MassMutual Center, presented by the Springfield Regional Chamber in partnership with the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce. Among the speakers were Gov. Charlie Baker (top), whose keynote address touched on economic development, the potential for east-west rail service in Massachusetts, and strategies for tackling the state’s opioid epidemic, among other topics, and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (middle), who discussed a number of issues facing Congress.