1. Kathy Anderson leaving as Holyoke Chamber president for job at Holyoke Medical Center

    Kathy Anderson leaving as Holyoke Chamber president for job at Holyoke Medical Center

    Kathleen G. Anderson will leave after six years as president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce July 31 for a job at Holyoke Medical Center, she said Monday. "The chamber has been probably the most rewarding job of my life. It has been so good to watch businesses grow," said Anderson, 60. At the hospital, at 575 Beech St., Anderson will be manager of community benefits, she said. "It's going out in the community, understanding the needs of the different parts of  your community. Like going into different senior centers and asking what their needs are. I'll ...

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    1. The chamber has been probably the most rewarding job of my life. It has been so good to watch businesses grow.
    2. It's going out in the community, understanding the needs of the different parts of  your community. Like going into different senior centers and asking what their needs are. I'll also be working in the Holyoke public schools, having students talk about their interests and needs
    3. Kathy is one of the most professional and effective individuals I have had the pleasure of working with over the last seven years.
    4. Her work to help launch and grow SPARK into a strong local entrepreneurship development program has been vital. I will deeply miss working with her in her chamber role but am very happy for her career progression.
    5. She's been absolutely wonderful for the chamber.
    6. We would be thrilled if we could have somebody in place before she leaves, to help with the transition.
    7. She fought a lot of battles. You know, Holyoke's not the easiest place to get permits.
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