Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Kate Phelon has joined the board as the new Executive Director. While the Executive Director is in charge of day-to-day operations, Kate’s plans for the Westfield Chamber revolve around bringing it to the next level as a highly valued resource for the Greater Westfield business community. She is looking forward to developing a new strategic plan with the Chamber’s leadership team. In addition, Kate is committed to improving the commercial, industrial, and civic life throughout the Greater Westfield area. The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce encompasses ten communities and Kate intends to embrace each one in an effort to create a dynamic business environment in each community.

HOLYOKE, MA - PeoplesBank has announced the appointment of Heidi Nowak Leonard as a Mortgage Consultant. Ms. Leonard joins PeoplesBank with over 10 years of mortgage banking experience.

Easthampton, MA- William S. Hogan, Jr., President and CEO of Easthampton Savings Bank, announced that Bozena Dabek has joined Easthampton Savings Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

WESTFIELD, MA– Noble Hospital is pleased to announce a new partnership with Jefferson Radiology of East Hartford, Conn., expanding the advanced imaging services already available for patients across western Massachusetts.

Westfield, Mass. – January 4, 2011 – Appledore Engineering – a 23 year old civil engineering firm located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire – has joined forces with Tighe & Bond, a New England leader in engineering and environmental consulting services that celebrates 100 years in business this year. This move will enable Appledore Engineering to expand its service offerings and will also provide Tighe & Bond greater opportunities for expansion into New Hampshire and Maine markets. Appledore Engineering will remain at its Portsmouth location and do business as Appledore Engineering, a division of Tighe & Bond.

The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Sparkplugs held their Annual Carol Sing and Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 15th. Christmas Cheer was spread to the residents of The Governor’s House and Westfield Care and Rehabilitation led by our “Favorite Veteran Caroler” Armand Brochu.

The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce held its 2010 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Tekoa Country Club and featured a presentation from Mayor Knapik about the future of the city, an introduction to the new 2011 Chamber Officers and Board Members and the 2010 Business Awards presentation.

There are several Chamber events scheduled for the next few months. We have a WestNet at the Holiday Inn Express in Westfield on November 10th.

The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce WestNet event was held at the East Mountain Country Club in Westfield. The event provided a wonderful dinner, raffle prizes, and a chance to mingle with local businesses.

The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce breakfast was held on September 24, 2010 at the Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing base at Barnes Municipal Airport.