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What’s in a Name?
The Loomis Communities recently held a grand reopening celebration at the former Reeds Landing campus to announce the new name of Springfield’s first continuing-care retirement community. Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, as it will be known, offers independent living, assisted living, nursing care, and rehabilitative care all on one campus. The Loomis Communities acquired the campus in 2009 and has invested $3.2 million in infrastructure improvements. Pictured, from left, are state Rep. Angelo Puppolo; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno; Nancy Godbout, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing administrator; Kay Sordillo, Loomis Communities board member; David Scruggs, Loomis Communities CEO; and state Sen. James Welch.
Eye on the Ball
The eyes of the sporting world were on downtown Springfield as the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame celebrated its 2013 Enshrinement Ceremony on Sept. 8 at Springfield Symphony Hall. This year’s inductees included coaches Rick Pitino (pictured), Guy Lewis, Jerry Tarkanian, and Sylvia Hatchell; players Gary Payton, Bernard King, Dawn Staley, Richard Guerin, Oscar Schmidt, and Roger Brown; and contributors Russ Granik and E.B. Henderson.
Kelly Services, a workforce-solutions provider serving the employment and staffing needs of Western Mass. since 1995, recently celebrated its move to 1550 Main St., Suite 108, in downtown Springfield with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured, left to right, are Jeff Ciuffreda, executive director of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield; Pamela Mendes, district manager for Kelly Services; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno; and, from Kelly Services, David Weeks, vice president of US Operations, Dawn Ford, regional vice president, and Vanessa Sitler, senior staffing supervisor.