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Lynn Gray

Lynn Gray

Holyoke Mall recently welcomed Lynn Gray back to the shopping center as its new general manager. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the shopping-center industry. She has held various roles over her combined tenure with Pyramid Management Group, including customer service representative, receptionist, Marketing assistant, assistant Marketing director, Marketing director, and, most recently, general manager of Hampshire Mall. In addition to her numerous years of experience with Pyramid Management Group, Gray held various roles over the span of 10 years with General Growth Properties, now Brookfield Properties, including director of Field Marketing for the East Region. Gray is a graduate of Holyoke Community College with an associate degree in business administration. A lifelong resident of Western Mass., she is actively involved with several community and nonprofit organizations. She serves as president of the board of directors for the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the board of directors for the Amherst Boys and Girls Club. She is also a CDH International Massachusetts ambassador and volunteers for CHERUBS, the support division of CDHi. Bill Rogalski, outgoing general manager of Holyoke Mall, retired on June 30 after 19 years in the position.


Elizabeth Wambui

Elizabeth Wambui

Increasing diversity in the construction workforce is an important topic and has become a measure of each project’s success, just like schedule, budget, and safety. To that end, Fontaine Bros. Inc. has named Elizabeth Wambui to serve as the company’s director of Diversity, Inclusion & Impact. Wambui will play a critical role in leading the company’s projects and project teams to maximize opportunities for minority- and women-owned business enterprises as well as attracting a more diverse workforce. Fontaine Bros. will be partnering with unions, trade schools, and other community partners to more actively promote and provide opportunities for diverse and local residents. She will immediately step in and support Fontaine’s work across the Commonwealth, including the new $242 million Doherty Memorial High School project and the new $75 million DeBerry-Homer Elementary School in Springfield. Before joining Fontaine, Wambui served as director of Advancement at Nativity School of Worcester (a longtime Fontaine community partner). A graduate of North High School and the College of the Holy Cross, she is passionate about engaging with the community. She currently serves as a board member at the Bancroft School, Shine Initiative, Women in Development of Central Massachusetts, Worcester Historical Museum, and YWCA. She is also a Mechanics Hall Modern Mechanics Guild member, a Worcester Art Museum corporator, and has served as a Greater Worcester Community Foundation early childhood committee member and scholarship community reviewer. She was part of the Leadership Worcester class of 2016-17 and has been recognized in the Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty.


Dr. Ann Errichetti

Dr. Ann Errichetti

Bay Path University announced that Dr. Ann Errichetti has been appointed associate provost and dean of the School of Education, Human and Health Services, and will begin her role on Aug. 23. Errichetti returned to New England in the summer of 2018 after successful careers in healthcare management and in cardiology. Most recently, she served as the chief operations and academic officer at Presence Health, a $2.6 billion Catholic health system in Chicago with 12 acute-care hospitals, more than 25 senior-living facilities, and 16,000 employees. She was a core member of the turnaround team that improved operating performance by $200 million and led to a successful acquisition by Ascension Health in 2018. Prior to joining Presence Health, Errichetti served as CEO of St. Peter’s Hospital and Albany Memorial Hospital in Albany, N.Y.; president of Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill.; and president of Advocate South Suburban in Hazel Crest, Ill. In addition to her role as president, she held the position of chief academic officer for Advocate Health Care, serving as the liaison between three medical-school affiliates and more than 600 medical residents and fellows. She was also an associate dean at Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School. Errichetti graduated from Fordham University, received her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, and earned an MBA from Clark University. Her husband, Dr. Mark Keroack, was a medical-school classmate and currently serves as president and CEO of Baystate Health in Springfield.


Harmony Cross

Harmony Cross

Holyoke Community College has named Harmony Cross its first dean of Student Development, Engagement and Inclusion. This new position combines the responsibilities of two previous jobs at the college — dean of students and director of Retention and Student Success — with an increased emphasis on education equity. Before coming to HCC, Cross served as director of the New York State Education Department’s Higher Education Opportunity Program at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, where she managed and developed holistic services and high-impact practices for students who might not have considered attending college because of their academic and economic backgrounds. Prior to that, she worked as program director for the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in the Bronx and area coordinator for 15 coed residential facilities at Widener University in Chester, Pa. She has also taught college-level, first-year transition courses and leadership classes and coached students on conflict resolution and mediation techniques. Cross earned her master’s degree in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education at Temple University and holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from North Carolina Central University, where she was a Division I collegiate athlete in track and field. She is currently working on her Ed.D. in higher education administration at Bradley University.


Tony Ieraci

Tony Ieraci

Excel Dryer Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer, has added a new director of Marketing to the team. A seasoned professional with 24 years of experience, Tony Ieraci will be responsible for helping Excel Dryer create and execute long-term marketing strategies that will help grow the brand. Ieraci has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in marketing from Western New England University. He has spent the last two decades working in marketing and communications for leading manufacturers like Scapa North America and Dymax Corp. Ieraci will now head up the marketing team at Excel Dryer to develop and implement effective global communication plans that advance the company’s business goals and objectives.


Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Arrha Credit Union announced the Adam Baldwin has been named Springfield branch manager. Baldwin has more than seven years of banking experience and been recognized throughout his banking-industry career as a rising star with superior service awards. He is also a Rotarian with the Springfield Rotary Club. “I am excited to be part of the Arrha Credit Union family and serving the Springfield community and its members,” Baldwin said. “I look forward to providing caring service, offering rewarding membership benefits to existing and new members, and growing these relationships.”


Bulkley Richardson recently welcomed Dr. Lisa Harty as an associate in the firm’s litigation and professional malpractice groups. Harty earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in 2001, an M.D. degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in 2009, and a juris doctor degree from Western New England University School of Law in 2020. “As an attorney who has earned degrees in both medicine and law, Lisa brings a unique perspective to our healthcare and medical professional clients,” said Mike Burke, chair of Bulkley Richardson’s professional malpractice group. “She will add tremendous value to our team.”


Sharale Mathis

Sharale Mathis

Holyoke Community College (HCC) recently welcomed Sharale Mathis as its vice president of Academic and Student Affairs. Mathis was most recently the dean of Academic and Student Affairs at Middlesex Community College in Connecticut, where she was previously a tenured professor of Biology, course coordinator, department chair, and STEM Division director. At Middlesex, she taught both lab and non-lab science classes on campus, online, and in hybrid formats. She was an early adopter of open educational resources, utilizing online resources for supplemental instruction, designating that course as no cost to students. Mathis earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Connecticut State University, a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Quinnipiac University, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Hartford.


The Hitchcock Center for the Environment announced William “Billy” Spitzer as its new executive director. He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience in the areas of science education, climate communication, and network building along with a vast network of national and international connections. Spitzer will be influential in the continued growth and impact that the center has seen in recent years as it continues on its mission to educate and inspire action for a healthy planet. Spitzer comes to the center as the former vice president for Learning and Community at the New England Aquarium, where he was responsible for applying learning and social-science research across education programs, exhibits, visitor experience, and community outreach for more than 20 years. Working with organizations such as the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network, and North American Assoc. for Environmental Education, he has been involved in many successful collaborative projects with a focus on environmental education and awareness along with the promotion of public engagement in climate change. In 2014, Spitzer was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders. In 2016, he received a Visionary Award from the Gulf of Maine Council for innovation, creativity, and commitment to marine protection. He holds a Ph.D. in oceanography from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


Matthew Sosik

Matthew Sosik

Matthew Sosik was recently elected to the 20-member board of directors of the Massachusetts Bankers Assoc., the only association representing FDIC-insured community, regional, and nationwide banks serving consumer and business clients across the Commonwealth. Sosik is the CEO of Hometown Financial Group Inc., a $3.4 billion mutual multi-bank holding company based in Easthampton. He also serves as president and CEO of bankESB, a subsidiary of Hometown Financial Group. Sosik joined Hometown Bank, now bankHometown, in 1996 after five years as a bank examiner with the FDIC. In 2013, he became the president and CEO at bankESB and began to build Hometown Financial Group through a combination of organic growth strategies and merger-and-acquisition transactions. He is also a board member for the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, whose mission is to work with communities to create innovative policy and financing solutions that provide affordable homes and better lives for the people of Massachusetts. He also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and is a member of the board of directors of COCC Inc., a technology company headquartered in Southington, Conn., that serves the financial industry.


Daniel Burger

Daniel Burger

Christina Gonzalez

Christina Gonzalez

Daniel Burger has joined OMG Roofing Products as a product engineer for the company’s solar business. In his newly created position, Burger is responsible for creating and managing technical support for rooftop solar and pipe-support products, including product design, testing, and voice-of-customer feedback. He will also support product-certification efforts with the International Code Council, Factory Mutual Global, and others, as well as support application engineering at engineering, procurement, and construction firms. Burger brings solid environmental-related engineering experience to OMG. For the past few years, he was with the Dennis Group as a site civil engineer. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Hartford. Meanwhile, OMG Roofing Products also announced it has hired Christina Gonzalez as a product manager. She is responsible for developing sales and marketing opportunities for new and existing OMG discretionary products throughout the company’s extensive network of independent roofing distributors across the U.S. For the past four years, Gonzalez has been an associate product manager with the FastenMaster Division of OMG Inc., where she led cross-functional teams to help commercialize several new products annually. Earlier, she was in a management-training program with Sherwin Williams. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Connecticut State University.


East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Grace Barone as its executive director. Barone is an experienced business-development leader in senior living as well as a past small business owner of a successful bridal boutique for 17 years. She said she is always struck by the power of community and what can be achieved when working together, and she looks forward to unlocking opportunities to bring people together, share ideas, and learn from one another to promote business environments that foster economic growth. The chamber serves the communities of East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, and Wilbraham.


Country Bank recently announced the recipients of the 2020 President’s Platinum Award. The bank’s recognition program, CB Shines, encourages staff members to be on the lookout for co-workers who embody the bank’s corporate values of integrity, service, teamwork, excellence, and prosperity. Within this program, an employee can receive different levels of recognition: Silver Spotlight (awarded anytime), Gold Star (awarded quarterly), and President’s Platinum (awarded annually). The 2020 President’s Platinum award was presented to both Dianna Lussier, Risk Management officer, and Nicholas Thompson, assistant manager, Customer Care Center.

DBA Certificates

The following business certificates and/or trade names were issued or renewed during the month of July 2021. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).


Café Design Interiors
137 Columbia Dr.
Eva Palacios

Emerson Properties
151 Barefoot Cove
Gary Cook

Jack Watson
85 Montague Road
Jack Watson

MedZu Inc.
29C Cottage St.
Paul Killinger

29C Cottage St.
Paul Killinger

VIP Nails
181 University Dr., Suite B
Minh Lang

ZIK Management
26 Brookside Court
Zahava Koren


Bitcoin Depot
577 East St.
Lux Vending, LLC

Bitcoin Depot
659 Grattan St.
Lux Vending, LLC

Jaffa’s Photography
33 Chapin St.
Joshua Cochran

Prestige Builders 413
20 Ward St.
Jason LaBeau

Stop and Chill
400 East Main St.
Iffat Ruby


B & N Industries
124 North Main St.
Stephen Barrett

Baranowski Cleaners & Tailors
7 Elm St.
Jerzy Bielski, Theresa Bielski

The Bars Farm
146 Mill Village Road
Dean Landale

BiPolar Lives Matter Inc.
5A Adams Court
Joseph Arshawsky

Country Roads
18 Upper Road
Joseph Kostiuk Jr.

Energy Works Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine
265 Greenfield Road, Suite A
Gabrielle Freels

Gauthier Enterprises
38 Elm Circle
Kelly Gauthier

Gauthier Investigations Services
38 Elm Circle
Kelly Gauthier

Howard Pest Control
36 Hillside Road
Richie Ackerman

Z & E Property, LLC
43 Conway St.
Jessica Petersen



Go Progress Media
201 Gates Ave.
Dannia Guzman

Louis & Clark Medical Supply
436 North Main St.
Clark Matthews

Perron’s Automotive
197 Shaker Road
Brian Perron

Pretty Pineapple Beauty Bar
42 Harkness Ave.
Eliana Espejo

Quilts & Treasures
56-58 Shaker Road
Valerie Morton

SammyC Photography
5 Murray Court
Samuel Conroy

Stephanie Barry
51 Prospect St.
Stephanie Barry

Yejide Bell
40 Crane Ave.
Yejide Bell


Athleta #6320
339 Russell St.
Jared Heuer

Galvin & Sons Masonry and Construction, LLC
95 North Maple St.
Jason Galvin

Gomes Home Health Care
248 Russell St., #2
Ester Gomes

Hadley Triad
46 Middle St.
Hadley Senior Center

John Noreika LMT
185 Russell St.
John Noreika

Little Heaven
229 Russell St.
Dorjee Dolma

Lynette’s Got It
138 Russell St.
Haley Shipman

PRH Construction
115 Mt. Warner Road
Peter Heronemus

Riverside Fencing Club
162 Russell St.
Taro Yamashida


3M Consulting
8 Ross Road
Willie Spradley, Patricia Spradley

AKB Stonework
22 Florida Dr.
Andrew Braunschweig

Cape Cod CAD Concepts
203 Huron Ave.
Ted Wojcik

E-Z Storage
623 South Summer St.
Javier Gonzalez, Evelyn Gonzalez

K & B Market
4 Adams St.
Rigoberto Lantigua

Mambo Café & Nightclub
497 Main St.
Cruz Rosario

Open Square, LLC
1 Open Square Way
John Aubin

Spradley Deluxe Coffee
8 Ross Road
Willie Spradley, Patricia Spradley

Star Dancers’ Unity
172 High St.
Alexcelin Saldana

Team Vado
39 View St.
Kevin Singh


The Center for Feldenkrais and Movement Arts
35 Rust Ave.
Fritha Pengelly

Coin Cloud
150 Main St., Suite 8
Christopher McAlary

Emerald Oak Wellness
46 Evergreen Road, Apt. 204
Donna Whyte

Hampshire Cardiovascular Associates
22 Atwood Dr.
Hampden & Franklin County Cardiovascular Associates, P.C.

The Hamptons Self Storage
547 Easthampton St.
Dick Berry

The Hamptons Self Storage
547 Easthampton St.
Sharie Tweedy

J & B Construction
43 Fair St.
Joseph Jasinski

50 Prince St.
Michael Kemp

Little Wren Farm
35 Rust Ave.
Pamela MacEwan

Rose Hill Farm
1367 Westhampton Road
Rose Marie Damon

Scotti’s Drive-In & Meadowcrest Golf Range
90 Haydenville Road
Amanda Ashton

Wool & Dye Works
52 Maple St., Suite 101
Christine Bielak

Zest Bags
58 Belmont Ave.
Maria Holguin, Brian Foote


Angelo’s Barber Shop
513 College Highway
Andrew Daley

It’s Sew U.S.
21 Matthews Road
Lauri Scott-Smith

Trufit Health
5 Mallard Lane
Shane Dowd


Capo’s Landscaping
33 Harper St.
Thomas Capobianco

Carol Clothing
51 Merwin St.
Carol Coombs

Casa Vallarta Mexican Restaurant
302 Cooley St.
Casa Vallarta

Changework Financial Coaching
43 Harvard St.
Kimberly Miner

Fade Studio
835 Belmont Ave.
Jaime Correa

Family First Family, LLC
143 Main St.
Andre Hickson

Firestone Complete Auto Care
1666 Boston Road
Firestone Complete Auto Care

Firetean Co.
143 Main St.
Anthony Valderrama

Foodies House, LLC
623 Parker St.
Asia Kenney

Fortune Infinite Republic Enterprise, LLC
30 Merrick Ave.
Timothy Baymon Jr.

Johnny V’s Handyman Service
13 Onondaga St.
John Verducci

Jonathan Encarnacion
25 Churchill St.
Jonathan Encarnacion

KC Cabinet
38 Cherrelyn St.
Carlos Cruz-Cedres

Kell Nails
31 Robert Dryer Circle
Keishla Melendez

Kozy Kidz Center
59 Blake St.
Sharonda Faye

Lead Guard Academy
798 Belmont Ave.
Ruben Del Rosario

Oak Contemplations
97 Olmsted Dr.
Christine Mary

Oceans Productions
31 Undine Circle
Juan Dominicci

Peña Roofing & Remodeling
348 White St.
Nancy Ureña-Peña

Premier Choice Realty
916 Belmont St.
Premier Management

Pretty & Perfect
90 Newland St.
Viviannette Torres

This Close Productions
6 Kenway Dr.
Gavin Ulias

Three Point Stop
427 State St.
Burrenton Crowley

Tilted Hair Studio
143 Main St.
Talasia Flowers

Try Me Too Seafood
427 State St.
Damin Mullen

Unique Detailing
1304 Worcester St.
Samuel Lozada

Wandell & Co.
66 Montrose St.
Monica Waddell

Whitley’s Home Improvement
160 Woodwin St.
Donovan Whitney

Yazz Crafts
132 West Alvord St.
Yazmin Santiago


Apex Dent Repair
72 Kane Brothers Circle
Thomas Cutler

Christina Rosario Photo
13 Noble St.
Christina Rosario

G & G General Contracting
18 Grandview Dr.
Geraldine Hui

Paws Up Pet Sitting
6 Madison St.
Katherine Cartagena

Perfect Care Inc.
26 Hampden St.
Kevin Allen

Persistence Investigations
11 Lozier Ave.
Peggy Meyer-Ducheney

PJ Trucking
12 Madison St.
Eric Perrier

Racelyn Cole Venturing, LLC
50 Lowell Ave.
Ruth Aborjaily

Ryna Zia Force, LLC
50 Lowell Ave.
Ruth Aborjaily


75 Hanover St.
Oleg Gladysh

AJ Logistics
279 Belmont Ave.
Ashley Gomes

Ascension Energy Spa
1399 Westfield St.
Christine Sgambati

Associated Home Care
138 Memorial Ave.
Associated Home Care, LLC

DA Heat Station
865 Memorial Ave.
Samuel English

DX2 Fitness
1452 Memorial Ave.
Daniela Fernandez

Entre Technologies
138 Memorial Ave.
Norman Fiedler

Gena L. Dube MSW, LICSW
117 Park Ave.
Gena Dube

Northern Security Services
203 Circuit Ave.
Damion Cameron

O’Brien’s Lawn Care
145 Western Ave.
Joshua O’Brien

One Stop Mart
636 Kings Highway
Muhammad Awan

Rapidox Logistics, LLC
1095 Westfield St.
Emanuel Lopez-Muncz


The following bankruptcy petitions were recently filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Readers should confirm all information with the court.

Anderson, Mary P.
36 Edward Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/29/2021

Bailey, Richard D.
Bailey, Susan E.
P.O. Box 160
Warren, MA 01083
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/21/2021

Brown, Jeanette
205 Tyler St.
Springfield, MA 01109
Chapter: 13
Date: 06/30/2021

D’Arcy, Kenneth N.
26 Springfield St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/30/2021

Davis, Frederick G.
a/k/a Christmas, Frederick G.
a/k/a Davis, Fred
a/k/a Davis, Frederick Garland
a/k/a Christmas, Frederick Garland
34 Oxford St., Apt. #3
Chicopee, MA 01020
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/17/2021

Dejesus, Erasmo
414 Chestnut St., Apt. 325
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/24/2021

Greenwald, Igor
64 Boylston St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/28/2021

Hawley, Andrea L.
Boyden, Andrea L.
1183 Westfield St., Apt. 19
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/18/2021

Hurd, Nicole M.
332 Wallingford Ave., Apt. 1
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/30/2021

Irwin, Kate E.
5 Olney Ave.
Springfield, MA 01119
Chapter: 13
Date: 06/22/2021

J.F. Griffin Publishing, LLC
33 Main St., Fl. 2
North Adams, MA 01247
Chapter: 11
Date: 06/21/2021

Jacobs, Linda J.
241 Wilbraham St., Apt. C
Palmer, MA 01069
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/21/2021

Mathieu, Terri L.
6 Whiteman Way #2
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/16/2021

Moriarty, Michael P.
32 Deerfoot Dr.
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/25/2021

O’Brien, George W.
106 Wait St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/22/2021

Perkins, Darlene L.
Perkins, William T.
112 East Acres Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/20/2021

Perkins, David A.
140 Appleton Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/26/2021

Pirrello, James C.
192 Hillside Road
Southwick, MA 01077
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/22/2021

Regan, Ann-Marie
a/k/a Hamm-Regan, Ann-Marie
PO Box 136
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/29/2021

Reid, Vernita D.
241 Nottingham St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/24/2021

Rodwell, Eric
1356 Main St.
Athol, MA 01331
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/28/2021

Shafer, Kelsey Emily
29 Pleasant St.
Orange, MA 01364
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/18/2021

The Frederick, LLC
Kemble Inn
2 Kemble St.
Lenox, MA 01240
Chapter: 11
Date: 06/28/2021

Tower, Brittany A.
57 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/22/2021

Vogue Techniques
DiPietro, Lynn M.
361 Dresser Hill Road
Southbridge, MA 01550
Chapter: 13
Date: 06/23/2021

Walker, William A.
16 Ramah St.
Springfield, MA 01104
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/22/2021

Wells, Kimberly A.
11 Normandy Road
South Hadley, MA 01075
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/16/2021

Zytkiewicz, Linda A.
10 Farnum Dr.
Holyoke, MA 01040
Chapter: 7
Date: 06/18/2021

Building Permits

The following building permits were issued during the month of July 2021. (Filings are limited due to closures or reduced staffing hours at municipal offices due to COVID-19 restrictions).


Amherst College
220 South Pleasant St.
$4,000 — Repair existing stairs at Barrett Hall

Amherst College
82 Lessey St.
$32,000 — Replace exterior stair, repair portion of existing stair

Amherst College
32 Northampton Road
$16,000 — Repair existing stairs

Amherst College
155 South Pleasant St.
$10,000 — Repair existing stairs

Amherst College
220 South Pleasant St.
$53,000 — Repair existing stairs at Octagon

Amherst College
12 Walnut St.
$26,000 — Repair existing stairs


Rodney Clark, Christine Clark
189 Water St.
$5,600 — Roofing

South Lee Assoc., LLC
501 Pleasant St.
$11,374 — Install new exhaust fan and associated duct work


Aspinwall Acquisition, LLC
293 Main St.
$5,000 — Selective investigative demolition

Chu Chen, LLC
506 Pittsfield Road
$15,000 — Repair building damaged by automobile strike

Trinity United Methodist Church
6 Holmes Road
$9,000 — New entry door with concrete pad


Atelier, LLC
20 Ladd Ave.
$2,720,000 — Renovation for cultivation and processing of adult-use marijuana

Atwood Drive, LLC
15 Atwood Dr.
$250,000 — Interior buildout for dental office

Paul D’Amour
162 North King St.
$19,000 — Demolish Jiffy Lube building

Paul D’Amour
162 North King St.
$279,000 — Construct new retail motor-vehicle fueling depot

Spero Phillips
100-102 Main St.
$53,000 — Renovate storefront

Smith College
44 College Lane
$45,000 — Updates to Room 216 of Sabin Reed Hall

Southern New England Conference
354 Elm St.
$123,000 — Interior renovation of Blessed Sacrament Church


Blue Chair Properties
0 Tamarack Road
$5,000 — Demolish concrete building

Blue Chair Properties
0 Tamarack Road
$5,000 — Demolish metal garage

Forty One Wendell Road, LLC
41 Wendell Ave.
$51,550 — Install fire-protection sprinklers in entire building

JJ Sweeney Properties, LLC
77 Park St.
$22,170 — Roofing

KO Resources, LLC
495 Dalton Ave.
$125,000 — Demolish existing building

Reginald, LLC
549 North St.
$6,891 — Install new fire-warning system

Seven Oh Three Nominee Trust
703 West Housatonic St.
$21,604 — Replace existing fire-alarm system with addressable system


Astro Logistics, LLC
126 Memorial Dr.
$26,300 — Add fire-alarm devices to existing system, add security devices to existing system

52 Mulberry St.
$68,000 — Alter space to be used as a mixed-use property, with first-floor offices and second and third floors combined and utilized as one dwelling unit

City of Springfield
732 Chestnut St.
$543,000 — Alter existing room at Lincoln Elementary School into new kitchen, including new doors, floors, ceilings, walk-in refrigerator, and utility connections to new food-service equipment; remove selected corridor doors and install new draft curtains; modify central stair handrails and guardrails

Drama Studio Inc.
41 Oakland St.
$29,000 — Install new and replacement fire-separation doors along egress paths and stairs

Lingo Associates, LLC
20 Carando Dr.
$347,518 — Alter interior space for freezer upgrades at Smithfield Foods

Mercy Medical Center
271 Carew St.
$1,177,177 — Alter interior space, including relocation of chapel to atrium area and expansion of Emergency Department to accommodate six more behavioral-health beds

MGM Springfield Redevelopment, LLC
95 State St.
$30,000 — Remove and replace three antennas, swap three associated radios, and add three hybrid lines on existing roof-mounted T-Mobile wireless facility at MGM Springfield casino

Mittas Hospitality, LLC; DD Development, LLC; Rudra Realty, LLC
2 Boland Way
$150,000 — Install new fire-alarm system in Tower Square Hotel

T-Mobile, LLC
375 Pasco Road
$25,000 — Install 12 antennas and eight remote radio units on existing tower, install new equipment cabinets and generator on concrete pad

Western New England College
1215 Wilbraham Road
$11,550 — Alter interior office space and relocate vestibule door in Deliso Hall


1997 Boston Road Wilbraham Eat, LLC
1997 Boston Road
$525,000 — Construct new building for Valvoline Instant Oil Change

1997 Boston Road Wilbraham Eat, LLC
1997 Boston Road
$40,000 — Install complete HVAC system

1997 Boston Road Wilbraham Eat, LLC
1997 Boston Road
$5,000 — Wall sign and ground sign for O’Reilly Auto Parts

Wilbraham & Monson Academy
40 Faculty St.
$64,000 — Replace outdated gym bleachers with new, power-operated bleachers


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Supporting the Kids


Smith & Wesson recently committed $20,000 in corporate giving to Square One, in addition to funds donated by employees as part of their commitment to social responsibility. The company has previously supported the agency’s early-education and care initiatives and programs to support victims of domestic violence. It was also among the first businesses in the region to fund Square One’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Pictured: Smith & Wesson’s Caitlin Roman (top) and Mark Smith (above) meet some preschool children from Square One’s Main Street classroom before the check presentation.



New Housing in Amherst


Gov. Charlie Baker (second from right) joined other state and economic-development officials on July 7 to cut the ribbon at the new apartment complex at North Square in Amherst. The 130-unit building at 75 and 85 Cowls Road, part of the Mill District, offers a mix of market-rate, affordable and low-income apartments with one, two and three bedrooms, and is more than 90% occupied. The Mill District development — a project of W.D. Cowls Inc., which is led by ninth-generation owner Cinda Jones (seventh from right) — also includes 22,000 square feet of retail space.



Grant Announcement


On July 13, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and Bay Path University President Sandra Doran jointly announced that two health-focused graduate programs at the university have recently received two federal grants. The master of science in physician assistant studies program has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Primary Care Training & Enhancement Program; and the master of science in clinical mental health counseling program is the recipient of a grant from the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program totaling $1.43 million over four years, funded through the American Rescue Plan. At top, Doran addresses those gathered at a press conference at the university’s Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center in East Longmeadow. Above, Neal, with Bay Path physician assistant studies students behind him, addresses the audience.




People on the Move
Nadzeya Shkoda

Nadzeya Shkoda

Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca

Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca

Melanson announced the promotion of two of its newest managers: Nadzeya Shkoda, CPA, and Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca, CPA. Shkoda has been in the accounting profession for almost a decade and is a part of the Governmental Services team out of the Greenfield office. She joined Melanson in 2014 and works on approximately 15 municipal audits annually. She enjoys participating in the Governmental Accounting Standards Board group and how auditing presents new challenges each day. She received a master of science in accountancy degree at Westfield State University in 2011. She holds memberships with the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Cohen-Gorczyca has been working at Melanson for more than nine years. As part of its Commercial Services team in Greenfield, he advises businesses and individuals on tax, management, compliance, and other accounting and planning matters. Over the last year, he has been particularly focused on helping clients with their Paycheck Protection Program loans. He received his master of science in accountancy degree from Western New England University in 2013 and is a member of MSCPA and AICPA. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Greenfield Public Library as well as his condo association.


Alan Tabin

Alan Tabin

Local home builder and developer Alan Tabin, announced he has joined B & B Real Estate in Holyoke as a licensed real-estate agent. Tabin has been active in the real-estate industry throughout his adult life. As co-owner of Home Improvement Associates, LLC, he grew a successful construction business over three decades. His expertise as a builder includes custom homes, investment property, rehabbing, and residential and commercial renovations. His experience in real-estate development includes a residential subdivision of new homes and a 25-unit condominium project in South Hadley known as Jacob’s Edge. “I am excited to offer my unique expertise as a builder to home buyers, sellers, and potential investors,” Tabin said. “My knowledge of construction, local building resources and contacts, and the real-estate market can be valuable to anyone wanting to buy, sell, or invest in real estate.”


Nicole Stuart

Nicole Stuart

Deliso Financial and Insurance Services announced that Nicole Stuart has joined the firm as practice coordinator. She will be responsible for providing service to Deliso’s clients as well as performing day-to-day administration and operational functions for the firm. “I am excited and proud to join the Deliso Financial & Insurance Services team,” Stuart said. “Their reputation demonstrates the level of quality resources and service standards that align with my goals to execute the most advantageous and expedient financial solutions for our clients’ needs.” Stuart attended Bay Path University, where she received an MBA in entrepreneurship and innovative practices. She brings more than 20 years of professional experience in finance, banking, and bookkeeping. “Nicole’s background and experience will complement our core service offerings,” said Jean Deliso, CFP, president and owner of Deliso Financial and Insurance Services. “She is client-focused, and her enthusiastic personality and strong organizational skills are a perfect fit with the rest of our team. We look forward to her support in our efforts to expand our capabilities and becoming an integral part of Deliso Financial & Insurance Services.”


Josh Kelly

Josh Kelly

Brent Fournier

Brent Fournier

Elli-Ann Oskar

Elli-Ann Oskar

OMG Inc. recently promoted Josh Kelly to senior vice president for Business Development and Brent Fournier to director of Procurement. Meanwhile, OMG Roofing Products hired Elli-Ann Oskar as Sales and Marketing assistant. In his new role, Kelly will focus on strategic growth opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, product development, licensing, as well as strategies to expand OMG’s business. He started with OMG in 1991 as a project coordinator and has held several positions within the roofing division, including key account manager, vice president of Marketing, general manager, and, most recently, vice president of Product Development and Innovation. Kelly is a member of the Single Ply Roofing Industry trade association, a past president of the Roofing Industry Alliance, and a current member of the board of directors for the National Roofing Contractors Assoc. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst and an MBA from Western New England University. In his new role, Fournier will develop and implement procurement strategies that meet OMG’s customer demands by focusing on customer service, reduced supply-chain risk, as well as stronger supply partnerships across the value chain. Fournier started with OMG as part of the Tiger Claw acquisition in 2011, as a service delivery manager, and was promoted to manager of Purchasing in January 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. In her new role, Oskar is responsible for a wide assortment of administrative functions to support the sales and marketing teams, as well as the company’s key account managers and Customer Service department. Prior to joining OMG, she was a Business Development assistant at Teracode. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Westfield State University.


The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) elected eight new members to board of directors at its virtual annual meeting on June 23. The new board members, all of whom will serve a two-year term, include Carla Carten, executive director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy for Mass General Brigham Health Care; Ella Grant, senior Girl Scout and student at Tantasqua Regional High School; Lisa Greene, director of Patient Accounts/HIM for AdCare Hospital of Worcester; Kate Kane, Wealth Management advisor for Northwestern Mutual; Shirley Konneh, assistant director at the Center for Career Development at the College of the Holy Cross; Laura Marotta, co-founder and executive director of Creative Hub Worcester; Roberta McCullough-Dews, director of Administrative Services within the Office of the Pittsfield Mayor and Public Information officer for the City of Pittsfield; and Addison Witkes, senior Girl Scout and student at Wachusett Regional High School. “I am pleased to welcome, and thrilled to have the privilege to serve on the board with, these new members,” said Joan Bertrand, GSCWM board president. “They are dynamic individuals with diverse talents and experiences to help oversee the operations of the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts and further our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”


Lisa Cohen

Lisa Cohen

Health New England announced the recent appointment of Lisa Cohen to the role of vice president of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. In this position, Cohen is responsible for leading Health New England’s financial strategy, accounting, actuarial, underwriting, and financial reporting, ensuring its ability to provide cost-effective healthcare coverage while maintaining high-quality member care. Cohen joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to Richard Swift, president and CEO. Cohen comes to Health New England from Fallon Health in Worcester, where she was vice president of Financial Planning and Accounting Operations, and served as interim chief financial officer in 2019. Prior to Fallon Health, Cohen was chief financial officer for Ascentria Care Alliance. She also served as chief financial officer at the PACE Organization of Rhode Island. Cohen earned her bachelor of science in accounting and MBA degrees from the UMass Dartmouth. She has been a member of the American Institute of CPAs for more than 20 years, and maintains active certification as a certified public accountant and certified global management accountant.


Lara Sharp

Lara Sharp

Lara Sharp has been named dean of the School of STEM at Springfield Technical Community College. Sharp’s professional experience includes six years at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Fla., as the program director for Engineering, Manufacturing and Building Arts, and also serving as the acting dean of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Building Arts. From 2013 to 2015, she was at the Corporate College of Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla., managing National Science Foundation and Department of Labor grants in advanced manufacturing and engineering technology. Sharp spent more than 11 years teaching chemistry, natural science, and engineering to high-school students at various locations. Sharp also brings industry experience, having worked at Specialty Minerals Inc. as a process engineer and an operator technician as well as an educational consultant for PASCO Scientific. She has been recognized for her outstanding teaching as well as her community engagement, including a STEM Woman of the Year Award from Girls Inc. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.


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


JMAC Realty, Corp., 20 Chadwyck Lane, East Longmeadow, MA 01028. Joseph McLaughlin, same. Holding, selling, leasing real estate.

Midac Corp Inc., 1094 Suffield St., Agawam, MA 01001. Gerald Auth, same. Production of scientific instruments.


A Golden Star Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Suite 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Brianna Donna Kyc, 100 Gaslight Drive Apt. 7 Weymouth, MA 02190. Driving school.

Boston Injury & Rehab Inc., 82 Wendell Ave. Ste. 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Anthony Maugere, same. Chiropractor professional services.

Oasis WeCare Inc., 82 Wendell Ave., Ste. 100, Pittsfield, MA 01201. Nicolette Asselin, same. Consultant in senior home living.

Yarmey’s Window Cleaning Inc., 21 Pond Street, 1st Fl., Pittsfield, MA 01201. Miguel Portillo, same. Window cleaning.


Ambidextrous Studios Inc., 24 Bangor St., Springfield, MA 01118. Andrae Green, same. The business engages in creating original artwork.

Arcangel Transport Inc., 103 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield, MA 01108. Arcangel Gonzalez, same. Trucking Company.

Forest Park Restaurant Corporation, 52 Eldridge St., Springfield, MA 01108. Guillermo R Regron, same. Restaurant, food and soft alcohol beverages.


EMI Trucking Inc., 284 Main St. West Springfield, MA 01089. Nadjib Osmanli, same. Trucking.

Giro Technology Inc., 131 Ashley Ave., Unit G5, West Springfield, M 01089. Raymond Frimpond, same. Custom Computer Programming Services.


Easy Home Remodeling Inc., 115 Main St., Apt. 3, Westfield, MA 01085. Vitalii Korets, same. Remodeling.

Western Windows Inc., 324 Russell Road, Unit 213, Westfield, MA 01085. Yehor Kovaliuk, same. Construction.