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    1. Thomas Senecal to Succeed Douglas Bowen as PeoplesBank President

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      Thomas Senecal to Succeed Douglas Bowen as PeoplesBank President

      The PeoplesBank board of directors announced that bank President and CEO Douglas Bowen will retire in July 2016, to be succeeded by Thomas Senecal, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer.  The board’s leadership-succession plan calls for Senecal to become president at the bank’s annual meeting in February 2016. Bowen will become chairman and CEO at that time. Senecal will be named president and CEO in July 2016 upon Bowen’s retirement. During this transition period, Bowen will remain active in his position and the bank’s management and strategy implementation.

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      Mentions:   Douglas A Bowen

    2. REB Receives Grant from PeoplesBank to Support Talk/Read/Succeed

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      REB Receives Grant from PeoplesBank to Support Talk/Read/Succeed

      The Regional Employment Board of Hampden County (REB) received a $2,500 grant award from PeoplesBank to support the work of the Talk/Read/ Succeed (TRS) program. Talk/Read/Succeed is a place-based holistic program and currently serves 150 low- to moderate-income families at two Springfield Housing Authority (SHA) developments in Springfield. The goal of TRS is to have all children enter kindergarten ready to learn and go on to read proficiently by fourth grade. The $2,500 grant award is part of PeoplesBank’s Community Care Program and will be used to support parent-education programs at the SHA sites ...

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    3. MassMutual brings 'Girls Who Code' to Springfield, offering girls chance to excel at computer technology | masslive.com

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      MassMutual brings 'Girls Who Code' to Springfield, offering girls chance to excel at computer technology | masslive.com

      MassMutual is hosting this summer session of Girls Who Code at its massive State Street office headquarters. Girls Who Code's national mission is to get more high-school girls interested in computer and engineering careers and majoring in computer science and similar fields in college.  The Girls Who Code participants hail mostly from Springfield, Enfield and surrounding towns, although a few commute from Amherst, said Yasmine Laurent, Girls Who Code program manger for Greater Boston.  This is the first Girls Who Code summer immersion program in Western Massachusetts, Laurent said. There are programs in eastern Massachusetts, but most centered literally ...

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    4. Westfield Bank reports quarterly net income of $1.4 million | masslive.com

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      Westfield Bank reports quarterly net income of $1.4 million | masslive.com

      Westfield Financial, Inc. the holding company for Westfield Bank reported net income of $1.4 million, or 8 cents per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to $1.3 million, or 7 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30.  For the six months ended June 30, 2015, net income was $2.7 million, or15 cents per share, compared with $3 million, or 16 cents per share, for the same period in 2014, according to a news release issued Thursday.

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    5. Common Threads

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      Common Threads

      As the bank celebrates its milestone anniversary this year, it is not marking that number or another figure ($2 billion in assets, which the institution just passed), as much as it is highlighting those traits it still has in common with Skinner, he explained.  “If William Skinner were to look at the bank today, he would see that, in some ways, nothing has changed, and in another way, everything has changed,” said Bowen, now in his 10th year at the helm of the Holyoke-based institution.  Certainly, the figures on the ledger sheet have changed. The bank, which opened on St ...

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    6. United Way of Pioneer Valley Honors Community Leaders Today | BusinessWest

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      United Way of Pioneer Valley Honors Community Leaders Today | BusinessWest

      United Way of Pioneer Valley will present eight awards to local community leaders during its annual meeting and celebration today, starting at 5:15 p.m. at Chez Josef in Agawam.  The event is hosted by MassMutual Financial Group, Health New England, Excel Dryer, the Springfield Department of Health & Human Services, and Jennifer Endicott. Azell Cavaan, chief communications officer for Springfield Public Schools, and Waleska Lugo-DeJesus, director of the Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley, will serve as emcees.

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    7. Santander Bank branch at MassLive Building in downtown Springfield closing July 10 | masslive.com

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      Santander Bank branch at MassLive Building in downtown Springfield closing July 10 | masslive.com

      The Santander Bank branch at 1350 Main St. is shutting down.  The location inside One Financial Plaza, where MassLive also has its offices, is closing its doors effective Friday, July 10.  Customers are being directed to the branch at 590 Sumner Ave. Hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Nuvo Bank, last Springfield-based bank, acquired by Merchants Bank of Vermont | masslive

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      Nuvo Bank, last Springfield-based bank, acquired by Merchants Bank of Vermont | masslive

      - Nuvo Bank & Trust Co. will be sold to Merchants Bancshares, Inc. of South Burlington, Vermont for $21.8 million or $7.15 cents a share.  Nuvo opened in April 2008 just as the worldwide banking crisis hit hard and was the first new bank company founded in Springfield in two decades.  Nuvo had only one office in the retail area of Tower Square to be close to the city's legal and accounting offices. The company isfocused on business, commercial and industrial loans, rather than retail banking like household checking accounts, although those types of accounts are available.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Berkshire Bank   Springfield

    9. United Bank reports $13 million net income, 12-cent dividend | masslive.com

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      United Bank reports $13 million net income, 12-cent dividend | masslive.com

      United Bank of West Springfield, Massachusetts, and Rockville Bank of Connecticut announced a $369 million merger in November 2013, and the merger became final on April 30, 2014. That's why earnings for the combined banks are being compared with Rockville's 2014 results.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   United Bank

    10. Florence Bank Names Henry Downey VP of Commercial Lending | BusinessWest

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      Florence Bank, a mutually owned savings bank serving the Pioneer Valley through nine branch locations, announced the appointment of Henry Downey to the position of vice-president of Commercial Lending.  Downey comes to Florence Bank with more than a decade’s banking experience, most recently at Chicopee Savings Bank, where he served as senior vice president and team leader in the Commercial Lending department. His duties there included managing a commercial-lending team and an extensive loan portfolio. His experience also includes serving as assistant vice president and commercial and loan officer at TD Bank in Springfield, and as an analyst at ...

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      Mentions:   TD Bank   Springfield   Chicopee

    11. MassMutual to Provide More Than $100,000 to Junior Achievement to Expand Financial Literacy Programs | masslive

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      MassMutual to Provide More Than $100,000 to Junior Achievement to Expand Financial Literacy Programs | masslive

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today announced that for the third straight year it will provide more than $100,000 to Junior Achievement USA (JA) to provide financial literacy programs to young people in 12 communities across the United States.  'Learning how to make smart money and education decisions at a young age is one of the biggest influences on future financial success,' said Nick Fyntrilakis, Vice President, Community Responsibility, MassMutual. 'We are proud to support Junior Achievement to empower students to take control of their financial future.'

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Nick Fyntrilakis

    12. Hampden Bancorp Stockholders Approve Berkshire Hills Merger | BusinessWest

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      Hampden Bancorp Stockholders Approve Berkshire Hills Merger | BusinessWest

      Hampden Bancorp Inc. announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the previously announced merger of Hampden with Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc. The companies expect to complete the merger in April 2015, although there can be no assurance that the closing will occur then. Consummation of the merger is subject to approval by state and federal regulatory agencies.  On Nov. 4, Hampden and Berkshire announced that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Berkshire will acquire Hampden and its subsidiary, Hampden Bank, in an all-stock transaction. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each outstanding share of ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. MassMutual exec: 2014 earnings result of customer focus | masslive

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      MassMutual exec: 2014 earnings result of customer focus | masslive

      The success MassMutual experienced in 2014 and announced Thursday resulted from a focus on the customer, said Michael Rollings, executive vice president and chief financial officer.  'Like anything, success has a lot of drivers here,' Rollings said. 'We've got a diverse book of business.'  MassMutual said Thursday that its net gain from operations before policy owner dividends and taxes – the company's primary earnings measure as a mutual company – was up 27 percent to $2.2 billion.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    14. MassMutual Financial Group announces 27 percent earnings jump for 2014 | masslive

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      MassMutual Financial Group announces 27 percent earnings jump for 2014 | masslive

      MassMutual Financial Group announced year-end results for 2014 Thursday.  Net gain from operations before policyowner dividends and taxes – the company's primary earnings measure as a mutual company – was up 27 percent to $2.2 billion, MassMutual said in a news release. In 2013, this primary earnings measure was $1.8 billion, down from $2.1 billion in 2012.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

    15. MassMutual partners with Mount Holyoke College, Smith College on data science initiative for women | masslive

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      MassMutual partners with Mount Holyoke College, Smith College on data science initiative for women | masslive

      Data science, the emerging field of statistics that uses high-tech tools to crunch numbers and analyze everything from health care outcomes to Shakespeare's plays, got a boost Thursday at nearby women's schools Smith College and Mount Holyoke College from MassMutual Financial Group.  Smith College Provost Katherine Rowe said that data science is stretching across all areas of study and at Smith, data science allows scholars to apply computing power and modeling software to data sets.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   MassMutual   Mount Holyoke College

    16. Berkshire Bank announces $1.5 million in grants | masslive

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      Berkshire Bank announces $1.5 million in grants | masslive

      Berkshire Bank Foundation awarded a total of $1,518,133 in grants to non-profit organizations in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont during 2014, the bank said Thursday in a news release.  The grants supported important education and community development initiatives as well as health and human service and cultural programs. In addition, Berkshire Bank provided $500,622 in community sponsorships, raising Berkshire's total contributions in the community to over $2 million.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    17. Springfield on the rise: Freedom Credit Union moves into new downtown operations center | masslive

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      Springfield on the rise: Freedom Credit Union moves into new downtown operations center | masslive

      Freedom Credit Union is moving employees into its new 12,000-square-foot operations center at 77 Boylston St., behind its main offices on Main Street as it grows in a changing marketplace for loans and saving and checking accounts.  The new office space, located in a former Hampden County Physician Associates location, cost $2.1 million including purchase of the property, Freedom Credit Union President and CEO Barry F. Crosby said.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield

    18. United Bank announces earnings of 3 cents per share with merger expense; stock takes tumble | masslive

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      United Bank announces earnings of 3 cents per share with merger expense; stock takes tumble | masslive

      United Bank announced financial results Tuesday reflecting its expenses from merging with Rockville Bank and from the planned closure of branches both in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  United Bank, which kept United's name but has Rockville's corporate structure, had net income of $1.4 million, or 3 cents per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. This is compared to Rockville’s net income of $1.8 million, or 7 cents per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2013

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Northampton   United Bank

    19. UMass Five College Credit Union opens branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield | masslive

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      UMass Five College Credit Union opens branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield | masslive

      UMassFive College Federal Credit Union has opened a branch at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield following the credit union's merger with the Credit Union of the Providence System.  The branch is at the Mercy Medical Center at the Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital in Springfield, at 233 Carew Street in Room 110.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    20. Girls Who Code comes to Springfield to get young women interested in technology careers | masslive

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      Girls Who Code comes to Springfield to get young women interested in technology careers | masslive

      MassMutual is bringing Girls Who Code, a national group aiming to bring more young women into lucrative tech careers, to Springfield this summer.  It is the first time Girls Who Code will be in Springfield. The program is expanding 19 seven-week summer immersion programs that served 375 girls in 2014 to 60 programs reaching 1,200 girls in 2015.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    21. Berkshire Bank announces 30 scholarships | masslive

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      Berkshire Bank announces 30 scholarships | masslive

      Berkshire Bank has announced it will honor 30 high school seniors in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont through its annual Scholarship Awards Program.
      The Program will award $45,000 in total scholarship dollars to students who have demonstrated community service through their volunteer efforts, have been successful academically and have a financial need. Additionally, students must attend a high school that is located in a community with a Berkshire Bank office or in a community primarily served by a Berkshire Bank office.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    22. PeoplesBank named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe | masslive.com

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      PeoplesBank named a Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe | masslive.com

      The Boston Globe recognized PeoplesBank as a Top Place To Work for the third year in a row. Massachusetts-based companies that are eligible for Top Place To Work consideration undergo a rigorous evaluation by survey firm WorkplaceDynamics.

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    23. Florence Bank opens new Hadley office at 377 Russell Street | masslive

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      Florence Bank opens new Hadley office at 377 Russell Street | masslive

      Florence Bank CEO John F. Heaps, Jr. and Bank officials were joined by Massachusetts State Senator Majority Leader Stan Rosenberg, State Representative John Scibak, Town of Hadley Town Administrator David Nixon, and Amherst Chamber Executive Director Don Courtemanche, along with customers, friends and supporters who turned out to welcome the Bank to its new home

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      Mentions:   Amherst   The Republican   Don Courtemanche

    24. Berkshire Bank, soon to take over Hampden Bank, thinks of itself as a bigger hometown bank, not the dreaded "big bank" | masslive

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      Berkshire Bank, soon to take over Hampden Bank, thinks of itself as a bigger hometown bank, not the dreaded "big bank" | masslive

      With $7.1 billion in assets, Pittsfield-based Berkshire Bank sounds pretty big, especially to someone used to dealing with Hampden Bank and its $700 million in assets.  But as, Michael P. Daly, president and chief executive officer of Berkshire Bank said, Berkshire regularly competes in the Greater Springfield market with banks that have $100 billion in assets.  'Many of them don't even have headquarters in the United States,' he said. 'We are a regional bank. But we are still a local bank.'

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Springfield   Northampton

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