Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

PeoplesBank has announced the promotion of Dina L. Mead to Branch Manager of the South Hadley office. Ms. Mead had previously served as the Assistant Branch Manager.

Heather Lashway, formerly the bank’s New York regional manager has been selected to fill the vice president position.

Beginning January 2, 2013, the Westfield Athenaeum will begin “Links of Love” for the community of Newtown, Connecticut.

This month, Tighe & Bond promoted ten employees who have demonstrated exceptional performance, client service and leadership. This includes four who have been promoted to Associate.

Noble Hospital announces the upcoming 2013 Smoking Cessation class dates. This two-part program uses hypnosis to eliminate the desire for smoking and allows the participant to forget cigarettes forever. The sessions are scheduled Monday and Thursday evenings in Conference Room A on the ground floor of Noble Hospital, 115 West Silver Street, Westfield, MA. Classes are held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. both evenings.

To celebrate the bank’s transfer from NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange, Michael Daly, CEO of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB), the parent company of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting BankSM, rang the NYSE Opening Bell on Thursday, November 29th at 9:30 am. Transfer to NYSE is a significant step in the growth and success of the company.

Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting BankSM is excited to announce their first annual “Season of Service” holiday giving back campaign.

Berkshire Bank Foundation announced today that it has awarded a $5,000 grant to the American Red Cross to support ongoing relief efforts in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The funds will be used to assist individuals meet basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter as the recovery process continues.

PeoplesBank has been named a Globe Top Places to Work by The Boston Globe. The bank received the recognition after a comprehensive survey of its employees was performed by an independent research organization selected by the publication.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) today presented Representative Richard Neal (D-MA) the Health Care Champion Award for his outstanding contributions to health care public policy.