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Fired Up By Elizabeth Sears   The Women’s Leadership Conference is turning up the heat this year. When Bay Path University’s signature annual conference returns to the MassMutual Center on […]

Aundrea Paulk

Learning Experience   Aundrea Paulk says many of her friends and colleagues call her a “sponge.” And she likes to use that phrase herself. She believes it conveys what she […]

Anne Kandilis (far left) and her team work to break systemic and racial barriers for local families.

Collaborating for the Community   Anne Kandilis likes to say Springfield WORKS serves as “a platform for change, innovation, and collaboration.” Elaborating, she said those three ingredients, and many others, […]

Home Sweet Home Make no mistake, Meredith Wise says — employers miss those bustling offices where all their employees used to come to work. And after almost three years of […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The construction industry registered 388,000 job openings in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job […]

Let the Buyer Beware By Alexander Marsh and Jeremy Saint Laurent, Esq.   Historically, non-competition agreements have been a useful tool for employers to protect their businesses, financials, and proprietary […]

team members at Big Y’s St. James Avenue location in Springfield

What’s in a Job? Michael Galat says Big Y has a story to tell, and its employees do, too. And sharing those stories goes a long way toward building and […]

Employers Should Look at Each Candidate as an Individual By Kelly Moulton and Mia McDonald   In the midst of the Great Resignation, employers are desperate to hire new staff. […]

Employers Are Still Laboring Meredith Wise, president of the Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast (EANE), has worked in the broad realm of human resources for decades. She’s seen a lot […]

SPRINGFIELD — Tiffany Appleton has been named president of the board of directors at Dakin Humane Society in Springfield. Appleton joined the board in 2017 and served as its secretary from […]

FLORENCE — Florence Bank announced that president and CEO Kevin Day will retire on Nov. 25, and a focused search is underway for a new leader. Day took over as […]

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Medical Center has announced the appointment of Lisa Wray-Schechterle, as the hospital’s director of Community Benefits. Wray-Schechterle joins the hospital from Pyramid Management Group where she served […]

SPRINGFIELD — The management of Big Y Foods Inc. has announced the following new appointments in Western Mass.: • Shane Lashway, store director, Amherst Big Y Supermarket; • Brian Cromack, […]

LEE — Evan Collins has joined Lee Bank as a mortgage originator and will be working out of the Pittsfield branch. Colins was previously employed as a sales associate at […]

HOLYOKE —  The Dowd Agencies announced the promotion of Jack Dowd from account executive to vice president of personal lines. Dowd has been with the agency since 2016 and represents […]