Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

Westfield Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Phillips as Senior Vice President, Human Resources Director. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources for Westfield Bank, including employee benefits, compensation, payroll, recruitment, employee relations, compliance, management development, and performance/talent management.

Bacon Wilson is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys have been promoted. Daniel McKellick and Christopher Pierson have both been named as shareholders in the firm as of January 1, 2021. Upon making the announcement, managing partner Kenneth J. Albano stated “The experience and work ethic Dan brings to our commercial/corporate practice, and that Chris has delivered to our litigation department, is immeasurable. I am gratified and honored to welcome them to Bacon Wilson’s team of partners.”


WESTFIELDWestfield State University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Education will offer a live online Human Resource Certification Preparation course starting March 4, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  

An intensive 36-hour course, the Human Resource Certification Preparation program prepares students seeking certification as a Certified Professional (CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SCP). It is also an excellent program for those wanting to broaden their knowledge of human resources as part of their continuing professional development.  


Westfield State University ranked among top 100 in U.S. News & World Report ’s
2021 Best Online Programs rankings  

WESTFIELDWestfield State University is among the top 100 colleges in the country offering online programs, according to U.S. News & World Report. In the publication’s “2021 Best Online Programs” ranking, released Jan. 26, 2021, the University is tied for #86 overall and is ranked fifth among all Massachusetts institutions. It is the only institution among its peer comprehensive Massachusetts state universities to appear on the list of more than 360 colleges nationwide.