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By Mark Morris

Paul Bockelman said he’s worked with chamber and BID leaders

Paul Bockelman said he’s worked with chamber and BID leaders to address the urgent needs of the business community during the pandemic.

 

Epictetus, the Greek philosopher, first made the observation, “it’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

While Epictetus did not live in Amherst, town officials and business leaders there have certainly adopted the philosopher’s adage in their robust efforts to return the town to vitality in the face of a pandemic.

Last March, when COVID-19 began to affect life in communities everywhere, Amherst took a broader hit than most because UMass Amherst, Hampshire College, and Amherst College all shut down earlier than other area institutions.

Gabrielle Gould, executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District (BID), said the suddenly empty campuses posed a shock to the system.

“We lost 40,000 people in a 48-hour period,” she recalled. “It was like turning off a light switch.”

With college closings and retail activity coming to a screeching halt, Amherst Town Manager Paul Bockelman said his town lost its two major industries because of the pandemic. Still, he noted, “despite all that, the town has been resilient, and we are prepared to emerge from the pandemic in a very strong way.”

Early on, Amherst quickly mobilized a COVID-19 response team as Bockelman and the department heads of the Police, Fire, Public Works, and other departments met daily to strategize, he explained. “We prioritized the health of our workforce because we wouldn’t be able to help residents if our fire, police, and DPW staff weren’t healthy.”

The next priority was to maintain continuity of government functions. Amherst migrated town staff to remote work and incorporated Zoom meetings to assure key bodies such as the Town Council and the School Committee could keep moving forward. Permit-granting committees soon followed.

“We prioritized the health of our workforce because we wouldn’t be able to help residents if our fire, police, and DPW staff weren’t healthy.”

As plans were coming together to allow outdoor dining, the Town Council passed a special bylaw to delegate simple zoning decisions to the building commissioner. This move sped up the permitting process and cut down on much of the bureaucratic red tape.

“For example, permits for serving alcohol outdoors or expanding the footprint of a restaurant could be done through one person instead of going through an often-lengthy permitting process,” Bockelman said.

To address the urgent needs of the local business community, he also met weekly with Gould and Claudia Pazmany, executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. The BID and chamber share office space on Pleasant Street, so Pazmany and Gould worked together to learn about the many grants available to local businesses impacted by COVID-19. The main goal was to help owners stay in business.

Claudia Pazmany

Claudia Pazmany says one of her most important roles has been helping business owners navigate the grant system.

“We knew that closing their doors would mean closing their doors forever,” Pazmany said. “That’s what we were trying to avoid.”

 

Granting a Reprieve

Before the pandemic, the chamber would host 56 events in a typical year. Pazmany said she quickly moved to digital events to keep everyone together. “We went from 56 events to 56,000 connections on Facebook and other social media.”

More importantly, in addition to helping local businesses apply for the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Gould and Pazmany have successfully secured grant programs at the state and federal level.

A number of Amherst businesses received grants through the state COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program, which provided a total of $668 million for Massachusetts businesses. Amherst also secured $140,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds for local businesses.

State Sen. Joan Comerford helped the Chamber and BID to fund the recently formed Relief and Resiliency Microgrant Program. Originally designed to provide $500 microgrants, Pazmany said they were able to secure matching dollars, so $1,000 grants will soon be awarded to 18 of Amherst’s small-business owners in the first round of the program.

“The microgrant money will help defray some costs and allow people to keep going,” she said. “Many of these business owners are not even paying themselves; they just want to pay their bills.”

One of the more important roles Pazmany and Gould have taken on involves helping business owners navigate the grant system. Whether it’s identifying eligible funding, helping to fill out forms, or solving technical issues, Pazmany said they are not limiting their support to just chamber members. “Right now, it makes no difference if you are a chamber member or not. If you need help and you cross our threshold, we will help you.”

While outdoor dining and takeout have enabled restaurants to keep their doors open, the BID launched an effort to do more, buying meals from local restaurants and giving them to families in need. The effort began two months ago with the moniker December Dinner Delights and recently received funding to continue through April. Gould sees this as a win-win.

“We pay the restaurants $1,500 twice a week to help them sustain business, and we provide meals for families in our community,” she noted.

Another effort to support local business involves a gift-card program run by the chamber. Launched at the beginning of the holiday season, the gift cards can be redeemed at more than two dozen local businesses, from restaurants to a cat groomer. Pazmany said she has had to reorder cards to keep up with demand. “It works because you are able to give someone a gift and, at the same time, support a small business; it’s the best type of reinvestment in our community.”

As for town-run programs, last spring, municipal leaders had to figure out what to do about the farmers’ market it runs every Saturday from April through November. In the past, it was held in a cramped parking lot that would not conform to social-distancing protocols. Because the town common had no activities scheduled, the farmers’ market set up there — and had its most successful year ever.

“Right now, it makes no difference if you are a chamber member or not. If you need help and you cross our threshold, we will help you.”

“Our town common is a bucolic setting, and people who were cooped up all week could safely come and buy things,” Bockelman said. The manager of the farmers’ market reported the average sales week in 2020 equaled the best sales week in 2019, and the booths sold out of their products every week.

The farmers’ market was a highly visible way to revitalize interest in Amherst, as are continuing “quality-of-life developments,” as Bockelman called them, such as the newly opened Groff Park and the building of a new playground at Kendrick Park.

But smaller acts, like making picnic tables available in parks and other public places, were popular as well, he added. “As soon as we put out the tables, people were immediately using them. It was awesome.”

 

Forward Thinking

Looking to the future, Amherst is making decisions on four major capital projects slated for construction in 2022. On the drawing board are a new elementary school, a new library, a new Public Works facility, and a new fire station.

“We are trying to incorporate these projects into our ongoing budget so the taxpayer does not have to take on too much of a burden,” Bockelman said.

The desirability of Amherst as a place to live keeps housing prices high, which he calls a two-edged sword because it hurts the town’s ability to build a diverse socioeconomic community.

“People value diversity in Amherst,” he said. Still, he added, “it’s much more diverse than most people realize, especially our school district.”

To deepen that diverse profile, Amherst is looking to invest in property to develop more affordable housing. Bockelman pointed to a recently approved development on Northampton Road and a potential land purchase on Belchertown Road as additional projects in the works. “The town is willing to make the investment to develop and retain affordable-housing units in Amherst.”

To better address diversity in business, the chamber makes available an open-source document for proprietors who want to identify their business as being run by a woman, minority, or LGBTQ individual.

Pazmany said it’s simply good for business, noting that “we are getting steady requests from people who want to do business with various self-identifying businesses.”

Amherst at a Glance

Year Incorporated: 1759
Population: 39,482
Area: 27.7 square miles
County: Hampshire
Residential Tax Rate: $21.82
Commercial Tax Rate: $21.82
Median Household Income: $48,059
Median Family Income: $96,005
Type of Government: Town Council, Town Manager
Largest Employers: UMass Amherst; Amherst College; Hampshire College
* Latest information available

One element in the town’s strategy emphasizes Amherst’s potential as a tourist destination. Several national news articles have suggested that this decade may become a second “roaring 20s” with a renewed emphasis on cultural attractions. If that’s so, Pazmany pointed out, Amherst has plenty to offer, such as Museums10, a collaborative of 10 area museums, of which seven are located in town. Together, the museums cover various aspects of history, art, literature, and the natural world.

“In a normal year, Museums10 will bring more than a half-million people to the area,” she said. “The Emily Dickinson Poetry Festival itself is a global event.”

For the more immediate future, the plan is to have outdoor dining up and running by April 1. The BID was able to supply enough table umbrellas and heaters during the summer to boost last year’s effort. Because there are so many barriers in place to ensure safe outdoor dining, the BID also paid 35 artists to turn the plain concrete into a medium to express themselves.

“The barriers became nice displays of public art, and they give downtown a bit of an art-walk feel,” Gould said.

Simple touches like the artwork and adding planters around town generated positive comments from visitors and business owners alike. Pazmany appreciated the boost of confidence. “In this next phase, we just want our businesses to be up and running so they can take a paycheck and start to rehire people.”

Most Amherst leaders, in fact, look to the coming year with great anticipation. Bockelman noted that the town has several fundamental strengths, including the university and colleges. Pazmany added that UMass has already reported an increase in enrollment for the coming fall.

Gould admits that pushing forward on grants and other relief efforts helped Amherst through the worst of the pandemic. “Despite how hard everyone was hit, we’ve created a resiliency that kept our businesses here.”

Bockelman agreed. “Everyone’s efforts worked because they were sequential and were patiently done. We just kept moving forward.”

Epictetus would be proud.

Incorporations

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

Becket

Becket Village Kitchen Inc., 30 Washington St., Becket, MA 01223. Jill Weinberg, same. Restaurant.

BELCHERTOWN

Heavy Timber Craft Co., 325 Gold St., Belchertown, MA 01107. Christina Gudmand, same. Timber frame construction.

TeeTee Press Corp., 203 Packardville Road, Belchertown, MA 01007. Michael Weisser, same. Publishing books.

EASTHAMPTON

Furs’ A Flyin’ Inc., 69 Ferry St., Suite 19, Easthampton, MA 01027. Mary-Kate E. Murray, same. Pet grooming and pet day care business.

Overlord Inc., 122 Pleasant St., Suite 234, Easthampton, MA 01027. James R. Witmer II., 3 Franklin St. Easthampton, MA 01027. Property management.

EAST LONGMEADOW

Golden Years Staffing Inc., 46 Center Square, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Cesar Ruiz Jr., 96 Windham Dr. East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Medical staffing agency.

FLORENCE

Hatfield Construction Inc., 35 Main St. Florence, MA 01062. Jill Keiter, same. Construction.

PITTSFIELD

Nathan Cintron Inc., 100 North St., Suite 317, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Nathan Cintron, same. Holdings.

QCS Staffing Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Stephen Trigg, same. Recruitment services.

Today’s Limousine Inc., 703 West Housatonic St., Suite 21 Pittsfield, MA 01201. Michael Rosenthal, 16 Hiawatha Dr. Clifton Park, NY 10265. Sedan service, limousine service, van service, bus service — transportation service.

WR Investments Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Wander Rodriguez, same. Investments.

SPRINGFIELD

Move Athletics Inc., 573 Plumbtree Road, Springfield, MA 01118. Roger St. Onge Jr., same. Physical therapy, wellness, and performance training.

Teamwork Painting Corp., 1 Federal St., Building 103, Springfield, MA 01105. Lewis Boynton, 110 Preston St. Windsor, CT 06095. Painting contractor.

US IT Consultant, Inc., 78 Silver St., 3rd Floor, Springfield, MA 01107. Victor Aguayo, same. IT consultant services and software reseller.

Y & J Transportation Inc., 127 Spring St., Apt. 3B, Springfield, MA 01105. Yamarko A Villa, 77 Moore St. Providence, RI 02907. Delivery transportation.

TOLLAND

Littlefield Landscaping Inc., 1437 Burthill Road, Tolland, MA 01034. Kevin David Littlefield, same. To provide landscaping services.

WESTFIELD

Simply Electrifying Inc., 85 Skyline Dr., Westfield, MA 01085. William Poehlman, same. Lighting supplies.

Slavik Transportation Inc., 85 Otis St., Westfield, MA 01085. Vyacheslav Sidoryuk, same. Trucking.

Incorporations

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

ASHFIELD

Springhouse Foundation Inc., 245 Main St., Ashfield, MA 01330. Sally G. Sasso, same. Support of causes such as feminism, anti-racism, arts, literature, education, social justice, LGBT rights, animal welfare.

CHICOPEE

Pledge 2 Patriots Inc., 1628 Westover Road, Chicopee, MA 01020. Carlos L. Nunez, 307 Chicopee St., Granby, MA 01033. Maintaining an active non-profit board of trustees interested in furthering the development of the activities and offerings of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home.

EASTHAMPTON

Oxbow Design Build Co-Operative Inc., 122 Pleasant St., Suite 109, Easthampton, MA 01027. Carl Woodruff, 30 Pine St., Easthampton, MA 01027. Full-service design, construction, and fabrication company.

HADLEY

SGNA Corp., 8 Lawrence Plain Road, Hadley, MA 01035. Trang D. Le, same. Restaurant development, marketing and training.

HOLYOKE

Sparkling Crowns Pageant Inc., 21 Barrett Ave., Holyoke, MA 01040. Carlos Enrique Batlle, same. Community service organization that promotes community service, leadership skills and strong academic performance.

MONSON

The Dorcas Society Leonora Stiles Thomas Education Trust Inc., 5 High St., The First Church of Monson Inc., Monson, MA 01057. Crystal L. Kofke, 121 Silver St., Monson, MA 01057. A trust that contributes financially to the continuing education of any current high school graduate or the equivalent who has been affiliated with and has provided some type of meaningful assistance to the program of The First Church of Monson Inc.

NEW MARLBOROUGH

Schmeizl Strategic Services Inc., 69 Corser Hill Road, New Marlborough, MA 01230. Mark A. Schmeizl, same. Executive search and recruitment.

PITTSFIELD

Portco Partners Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Ste 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Brian McDonald, same. Financial and operational consulting services.

Rabco Inc., 137 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Lucas Marion, 54 Oxford St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Restaurant and delicatessen.

RDR Funeral Homes Inc., 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Robert E. Dwyer, same. Funeral home.

Sparkboro Corp., 180 Elm St., Suite I #340, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Stephen Pennisi, 7 Birchbrook Road, Ossining, NY 10562. Seek final license as a marijuana establishment.

SPRINGFIELD

Seven Thirty-Two Cottage Street Inc., 732 Cottage St., Springfield, MA 01104. Steven Mrowzinski, 1 James Way, Middle Island, NY11953. Property management.

Square Deal Inc., 29 Groover, Springfield, MA 01104. Pauline Ekajulo, same. Transportation.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Outdoor Amusement Business Association Inc., 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089. Gregory B. Chiecko, 884 East Main St., Chicopee, MA 01020. To promote and encourage the development of the carnival industry, consisting of persons and firms engaged in providing family entertainment and outdoor recreation.

WESTFIELD

Stufam Inc., 53 Old Quarry Road, Westfield, MA 01085. Mykola Stuzhuk, same. Financial management.

WILBRAHAM

Palmer Pro Bike Corp., 11 Pineywoods Ave., Wilbraham, MA 01095. Jeffrey J. Soja, same. Sales, rentals, and services of bicycles, and all things related.

Incorporations

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

AGAWAM

Iki Iki Inc., 1325 Springfield St., Unit 5, Agawam, MA 01030. Louis Ryu, 170 East Hadley Road #36, Amherst, MA 01002. Full-service restaurant.

EASTHAMPTON

Lock and Key Realty Inc., 218 East St., Easthampton, MA 01027. Jordan Healy, same. Real estate brokerage.

HOLYOKE

Pay4education Inc., 28 Stanford St., Holyoke, MA 01040. Patrick Kandianis, same. Marketing and development of software.

HOUSATONIC

JMP Carpentry Inc., 8 Meadow St., Housatonic, MA 01236. Derk Potoski, same. Carpentry and construction services.

LEE

Lee Softworks Inc., 71 Main St., Lee, MA 01238. Patrick H. Consolati, 145 Via Maria, Lee, MA 01238. Software development and sales.

MONSON

Let’s Bee Kids Playcenter Inc., 238 Silver St., Monson, MA 01057. Tuanny Arruda Chase, same. Entertainment center.

NORTH ADAMS

Notch Ventures Inc., 385 Notch Road, North Adams, MA 01247. Mark Meehan, same. Full-service restaurant.

NORTHAMPTON

New England Hydrofarm Inc., 12 Lawn Ave., Northampton, MA 01060. Peter Alan Curran, same. Provide experience, education, and training with greenhouses and hydroponics, as well as innovative tech in food production and other related activities.

PITTSFIELD

Lumiere Eye Care Associates, PC, 82 Wendell Ave, Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Laroushna Witty, same. Optometry services.

SHUTESBURY

Moran & MacCartney Inc., 20 Schoolhouse Road, Shutesbury, MA 01072. Rachael L. Moran, same. Full-service restaurant with alcohol service.

SPRINGFIELD

KLK Distribution Corporation, 1396 Parker St., Springfield, MA 01129. Jose M. Gautreaux, same. Distribution.

Ministry of Restoration Community Development Inc., 82 Tilton St., Springfield, MA 01109. India I. Kyles, same. Faith-based organization serving community by engaging in a broad range of strategies that promote health, education, and development.

Paula’s Barn Inc., 48 Burdette St., Springfield, MA 01108. Paula A. Echeverri Durango, same. Own and operate childcare facilities.

WARE

Mak-8-Mass Inc., 54 West Main St., Ware, MA 01082. Ho M. Mak, same. Restaurant.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

JVA Transportation Inc., 16 Amostown Road, West Springfield, MA 01089. Alla Rossoshanskiy, same. Trucking.

MR Siding Inc., 96 New Bridge St., West Springfield, MA 01089. Maksim Reznichenko, same. Construction.

WESTFIELD

Opik Corp., 53 Orange St., first Floor, Westfield, MA 01085. Oleh Pikulskyi, same. Construction.

WILBRAHAM

Innovative Mobile Electronics Inc., 11 Ridgewood Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095. Nicholas B. Frazier, same. Automotive and marine electronics and accessories.

DOING BUSINESS
AS CERTIFICATES

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the months of May and June 2020. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).

BELCHERTOWN

Palette to Page
74 Bay Road
Paige Chiarette

EAST LONGMEADOW

Hazel the Salon
634 North Main St.
Dianne Caron

Murphy Plumbing and Heating
P.O. Box 564
David Grimaldi

Petco #3783
440 North Main St.
Petco

Rage Worldwide Photography
29 5th St.
Morgan Belanger

Sons of the Desert
19 North St.
Scott Davis

Sweat Power Yoga
219 Shaker Road
Krystal Say

Well Being Therapeutic Massage
143C Shaker Road
Vivian Bresnitz

LONGMEADOW

The Chili Station
98 Longview Dr.
Jeffrey Belkin

Dream Nail & Spa
927 Shaker Road
Guanghao Han

Fibrenew Springfield
82 Canterbury Lane
Brian Newburn

PawsCalls
75 Rugby Road
Kara Ryczek

Pressure Point Washing
113 Chiswick St.
Anthony Heim

WESTFIELD

413 Auto Repair
128 Meadow St.
128 Meadow Street, LLC

All-Stars Dance Center
209 Root Road
Kimberlee Starsiak

DB Tractor Works
177 Bates Road
Don Bienvenue

Good Choice Home Improvement
21 Paper St.
Igot Khomichuk, Vitaly Khomichuk

The House Doctor
Chris Black
40 Crane Ave.

Igor’s Construction & Remodeling
134 Little River Road
Igor Kravchuk

Lux & Linen
132 Northridge Road
Yelizaveta Tverdokhlebov

The Maple Leaf
11 Arnold St.
Arnold St. Enterprises, LLC

Sweet JJs
38 Orange St.
Sweet JJS

Thermal Control
110 Park River Dr.
David Amedeo

Incorporations

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

ALFORD

Berkshires Bounty Inc., 248 East Road, Alford, MA 01266. Melvin Greenberg, same. Raise money through donations to purchase food, diapers, and necessary items for the homeless.

CHICOPEE

Chicopee For Teachers Inc., 126 Mountainview St., Chicopee, MA 01020. Rachael Kaplan, same. Provides support to full time teachers and teaching aides in the Chicopee, MA school system.

HADLEY

1126 Records Inc., 67 Lyman St., South Hadley, MA01075. Scott B. Lee, same. Music record label.

NORTHAMPTON

Collect for Hope Inc., 589 Coles Meadow Road, Northampton, MA 01060. Mark David Harrison, same. Provide money, collected through donations, to organizations that provide care to animals.

PITTSFIELD

94g Holdings Corporation, 392 Merrill Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Matthew Adam Hatt, same. Real estate.

Cgdande Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Gregory Gerard, same. Insurance agency.

SANDISFIELD

Common Ground Production Inc., 18 S. Beech Plain Road. Sandisfield, MA 01255. George Miscamble, same. Production company, photography, arts.

SOUTH HADLEY

Bloyd Inc., 3 Spring Meadows, South Hadley, MA 01075. Jay A. Hambley, same. Management consulting for processing.

SOUTHAMPTON

Dave Haughey Music Inc., 5 Hawthorne Dr., Southampton, MA 01073. David W. Haughey, same. Music education and entertainment.

SPRINGFIELD

All Farmers Inc., 140 Belmont Ave., Springfield, MA 01108. Adam Adi, same. Nonprofit supporting new area farmers in accessing land, training, resources, and research methods of effective delivery of services and support to recent immigrant farmers.

Andy and Jassi Inc., 711 Boston Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Jasvinder Arora, 191 Elm St., East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Package/liquor store.

Breath Health Inc., 1500 Main St., Suite 2700, Springfield, MA 01115. Ronny Priefer, same. Design and development of diabetes monitoring and screening devise.

Building Officials of Western Massachusetts Inc., 54 Weymouth St., Springfield, MA 01108. Donald R. Torrico, 186 Egremont Plain Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230. To promote cooperation, understanding and conformity between members; compile and disseminate building code and zoning information through education useful to the membership in the performance of their duties and responsibilities.

WALES

DM Design/Marketing Inc., 74 McBride Road, Wales, MA 01081. David Patrick Maloney, same. Graphic design, signs, marketing consulting.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Dana Home Improvement Inc., 119 Humphry Lane, West Springfield, MA 01085. Vadim Buguta, same. Remodeling residential dwellings.

Incorporations

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

CHICOPEE

O.F. Bright Enterprise Inc., 411 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01013. Osvaldo Paulo Moura, same. Cleaning services.

EASTHAMPTON

Per MGMT Inc., 123 East St., Easthampton, MA 01027. Chris Lachapelle, 128 Central Park Dr., Holyoke, MA 01040. Bar/café.

GREENFIELD

Mighty Clean Mutt, Corp., 52 French King Highway, Greenfield, MA 01301. Megan Edson, same. Pet and animal grooming services and associated products.

LONGMEADOW

Northstar Imaging Inc., 66 Dwight Rd., #4, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Craig A. Saltman, same. Mobile imaging company.

Peoplesdental Holdings, P.C., 66 Dwight Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Craig A. Saltzman, 266 Ardsley Road, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Dentistry and related specialties.

Positive Spin Real Estate Investments Inc., 785 Williams Street #206, Longmeadow, MA 01106. Jarrett Thomas, same. Asset management.

MONTGOMERY

Prophit Insight Inc., 78 Pomeroy Road, Montgomery, MA 01085. Michael Arian, same. Data analysis.

PITTSFIELD

Scarci & Costa Cleaning Services Inc., 137 Onota St, — 2nd Floor, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Sergio L. Costa, same. Cleaning services.

SPRINGFIELD

Mountainview Home Evaluations Inc., 112 Washington Road, Springfield, MA 01108. Roger Peterson, same. Home and building inspections.

Nacion De Fe Massachusetts Corp, 41 Sullivan St., Springfield, MA 01104. Melvin Arroyo, 118 Maynard St., Springfield, MA 01109. Provide spiritual counseling and teach theology through a Bible college to any individual, and other religious organizations. To prepare and ordain ministers and pastors here and international.

WEST SPRINGFIELD

No More Silence Massachusetts Non – Profit Corporation, 23 Queen Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089. Terri McNulty, same. Purpose is to raise awareness to suicide and support for loss survivors through various fundraising efforts throughout the year.