Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

BusinessWest’s Difference Makers to Be Honored March 28

Contact: George O’Brien
(413) 781-8600, ext. 102

Feb. 5, 2019


SPRINGFIELDBusinessWest magazine, the bimonthly business journal covering Western Massachusetts, will honor its Difference Makers for 2019 on Thursday, March 28 at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke.

The Difference Makers program was established in 2009 to recognize individuals and groups that are, as the name suggests, making a difference in the Western Mass. region. Since the very beginning, this recognition program has shown conclusively that are a great many ways to make a difference. And the class of 2019, the program’s 11th, makes this even more abundantly clear. This year’s honorees are:

  • Carla Cosenzi, Co-president, TommyCar Auto Group
  • The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  • Peter Gagliardi, President and CEO, of Way Finders
  • Frederick and Marjorie Hurst
  • Joe Peters, Vice Chairman, Former President, Universal Plastics
  • The Springfield Museums

Honorees are profiled in the Feb. 4 issue of BusinessWest and are available on “. The Difference Makers Gala on March 28 will begin at 5 p.m. with networking and opportunities to meet this year’s honorees. There will be live entertainment, butlered hors d’oeuvres, a plated dinner, and more networking opportunities.

Tickets cost $75 each, with reserved tables of 10 available. The event is presented by Baystate Health/Health New England and sponsored by Burkhart Pizzanelli, P.C., Development Assocites, Royal P.C., and Viability, Inc.. For more information or to order tickets, call Bevin Peters at (413) 781-8600, ext. 100, or e-mail


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