1. Articles in category: Financial Services

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    1. Westfield Bank announces earnings, dividend

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 24 2013)

      Westfield Bank announces earnings, dividend

      Westfield Financial, Inc., the holding company for Westfield Bank, reported net income of $1.6 million, or 8 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, compared to $974,000, or 4 cents per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Westfield Bank

    2. Matthew S. Sosik named president of Easthampton Savings Bank

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 22 2013)

      Matthew S. Sosik named president of Easthampton Savings Bank

      Easthampton Savings Bank faces stiff competition and, like all banks, is challenged by low interest rates, but Matthew S. Sosik, the bank’s new president, says he sees a lot of potential.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton Savings Bank   Easthampton

    3. MassMutual holds first Scholars Conference, awards 2013 scholarships

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 18 2013)

      MassMutual holds first Scholars Conference, awards 2013 scholarships

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. held its first MassMutual Scholars Conference recently, bringing together more than 145 of its MassMutual Scholars, participants in the company's annual college scholarship program.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Chicopee

    4. Making Change

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 16 2013)

      Making Change

      But when Bill Hogan initiated discussions with him several months ago about possibly joining the competition that would identify his successor as president of Easthampton Savings Bank, Sosik’s imagination took him to where he never thought it would.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Westfield   Easthampton Savings Bank

    5. EDC, Springfield and Commonwealth Take Pitch to New York

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 12 2013)

      EDC, Springfield and Commonwealth Take Pitch to New York

      Yesterday, Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic
      Development Greg Bialecki presented the Western Mass value proposition for Shared
      Service Center projects to New York-based site selectors at a luncheon organized
      by the EDC.

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      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   MassMutual

    6. Berkshire Bank awards $45,000 in scholarships to 30 students

      Explore masslive.com (May 29 2013)

      Berkshire Bank awards $45,000 in scholarships to 30 students

      Berkshire Bank recently selected 30 high school seniors to receive a total of $45,000 in scholarships through its Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program. Each of the recipients will receive $1,500. A total of 134 employee volunteers reviewed nearly 200 applications to select the winners. The winners all live in the regions served by Berkshire Bank, including communities in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Springfield   Greenfield

    7. Hampden Bank under pressure to sell from Dallas-based hedgefund Clover Partners | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 21 2013)

      Hampden Bank under pressure to sell from Dallas-based hedgefund Clover Partners | masslive.com

      A Texas hedge fund firm is stepping up its efforts to put Hampden Bancorp on the block by trying to get two of its representatives on the Springfield banking company’s board of directors.  With 6.5 percent of the company’s shares, Dallas-based hedge fund Clover Partners is the biggest institutional shareholder on Hampden’s roster, which also includes Boston-based Wellington Management and other industry heavyweights. Johnny Guerry, Clover’s managing partner, and Garold Base, CEO of Dallas-based Viewpoint Bank, were recently nominated for board membership by MHC Mutual Conversion Fund, a Clover general partner.

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    8. Nuvo Bank & Trust raises nearly $4.4 million in stock sale, poised to fund growth

      Explore masslive.com (May 20 2013)

      Nuvo Bank & Trust raises nearly $4.4 million in stock sale, poised to fund growth

      Five-year-old start-up bank Nuvo Bank & Trust Co. raised $4.385 million with its third and most recent stock sale. The money is enough to fund the Nuvo's growth for the next two to three years. That growth would include the addition of three more employees to the bank's current 16-member staff.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Dale Janes

    9. Easthampton Savings Bank gives $50,000 to Holyoke Public Library restoration, expansion project

      Explore masslive.com (May 15 2013)

      Easthampton Savings Bank gives $50,000 to Holyoke Public Library restoration, expansion project

      Hogan said, "The natural boundary of Mount Tom between Holyoke and Easthampton has not kept the two cities from sharing many important values. Easthampton Savings has had a long-standing relationship with Holyoke. Our contribution to the Holyoke Public Library is a small part of the bright future we see for Holyoke."

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   Easthampton Savings Bank   William S Hogan Jr.

    10. MassMutual Financial Group of Springfield back in the Fortune 100

      Explore masslive.com (May 13 2013)

      MassMutual Financial Group of Springfield back in the Fortune 100

      MassMutual clocked in at No. 94 on the Fortune 500 list, marking the insurer's return to the exclusive Fortune 100, where it last was in 2010 when it was No. 93 based on 2009 performance.  MassMutual Financial Group was 101 in 2011 based on 2010 performance and 121 on the list in 2012 based on 2011 performance.

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   Northeast Utilities   Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

    11. Hampden Bank announces results with an increase in income | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (May 10 2013)

      Hampden Bank announces results with an increase in income | masslive.com

      In the nine months ending March 31, Hampden Bank originated $31.9 million and sold $24.8 million in residential mortgage loans, compared to originations of $27.0 million and $12.9 million in sold loans for the nine months ending March 31, 2012.

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    12. MassMutual, Just The Beginning Foundation offer Springfield Summer Legal Institute for teens

      Explore masslive.com (May 8 2013)

      MassMutual, Just The Beginning Foundation offer Springfield Summer Legal Institute for teens

      Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. and Just The Beginning Foundation are teaming up to offer a new free summer program called the Springfield Summer Legal Institute for city high school students July 8 through 12. The program aims to provide students with a week full of hands-on experience exploring the legal system and what it takes to become a top-notch lawyer.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Western New England University   Springfield

    13. Berkshire Bank announces an increase in first-quarter earnings | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (May 2 2013)

      Berkshire Bank announces an increase in first-quarter earnings | masslive

      Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc., parent company of Berkshire Bank, reported first quarter core earnings of 54 cents -- a 20 percent increase over 54 cents per share in the first quarter of 2012.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    14. Rockland Trust tops state's list of largest insider lenders ... again | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 8 2013)

      Rockland Trust tops state's list of largest insider lenders ... again | masslive.com

      The bank that increased inside loan volume the most between 2011 and 2012 was Florence Savings Bank, which originated $9.3 million in insider loans last year, or about 1.3 percent of all its loans, after writing slightly less than $2 million in inside loans the year before.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Florence Savings Bank

    15. Common Capital looking for local investors for Community First Fund to spur business in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 1 2013)

      Common Capital looking for local investors for Community First Fund to spur business in Pioneer Valley

      Common Capital helped James S. Kahle start Jim’s Auto Trim on State Street in Springfield back in 2009.  Without Common Capital, he wouldn’t have five employees plus himself working in the business. He wouldn’t be able to give discounts to customers who help out Open Pantry. He wouldn’t have collected more than 15,000 pounds of food for the needy.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Common Capital   Springfield

    16. MassMutual gets Massachusetts tax incentive to move jobs to Springfield; Crane gets tax incentive to add jobs in North Adams

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 1 2013)

      MassMutual gets Massachusetts tax incentive to move jobs to Springfield; Crane gets tax incentive to add jobs in North Adams

      MassMutual Financial Group received a $3.75 million state tax credit to relocate 250 jobs to its State Street headquarters, supporting a $59.4 million investment by MassMutual. The workers are moving as a result of MassMutual’s purchase in September of The Hartford’s Retirement Plans business for $400 million. That deal became official on Jan. 1

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    17. Berkshire Hills to repurchase 500K shares

      Explore bizjournals (Mar 28 2013)

      Berkshire Hills to repurchase 500K shares

      Pittsfield-based Berkshire has about $5.3 billion in assets and more than 70 branches in western Massachusetts, Upstate New York, Connecticut and Vermont.

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank

    18. MassMutual leads finger-popping music buyout | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Mar 27 2013)

      MassMutual leads finger-popping music buyout | HartfordBusiness.com

      Springfield insurer MassMutual and other investors are buying the music labels of ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney, smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G and others, along with a rich catalog of classic songs, including ones from soul singer Otis Redding and crooner Tony Bennett.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    19. Premier Source Credit Union plans to close Hasbro Games branch in East Longmeadow | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 19 2013)

      The Premier Source Credit Union is petitioning the Massachusetts Division of Banks for permission to close its branch office at Hasbro Games because of the dwindling number of people who are using the bank.

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      Mentions:   Hasbro, Inc.

    20. BofA stock up 4% premarket after Fed approves capital plan - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (Mar 18 2013)

      Bank of America Corp.’s board has approved the repurchase of up to $5 billion worth of common stock and the redemption of $5.5 billion in preferred stock following the Federal Reserve’s approval of Charlotte-based BofA's 2013 capital plan.  Bank of America's stock (NYSE: BAC) was up by more than 4 percent in premarket trading, following the Federal Reserve Board's announcement.

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      Mentions:   Bank of America

    21. Northwestern Mutual hiring 152 in CT, Mass. | HartfordBusiness.com

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Mar 18 2013)

      Wisconsin insurer Northwestern Mutual is ramping up to hire 152 financial-services representatives for its three Connecticut offices and one in Springfield -- 54 alone in its West Hartford depot, authorities say.


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      Mentions:   Springfield

    22. EDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Collaborate on Shared Service Center Initiative

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2013)

      EDC and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Collaborate on Shared Service Center Initiative

      The EDC and state officials including Secretary of Housing
      and Economic Development Greg Bialecki, supported by Governor Deval Patrick,
      are touting western Mass advantages for Shared Service Centers, Call Centers
      and other back office space. The EDC organized a roundtable in Boston on March
      12 when Secretary Bialecki made his pitch to regional site selectors and
      brokers. We can present a general pitch or one tailored to a firm’s specific
      needs at your request. Senior public and private sector officials will be
      available to host any prospect.

      Our primary corporate targets are Financial Services firms,
      but our assets are ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Knowledge Corridor

    23. The EDC and the Commonwealth Host Financial Services Roundtable

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 13 2013)

      The EDC worked with the Mass Office of Business Development
      to hone the value proposition for our region and Secretary Bialecki made a
      cogent presentation to the consultants yesterday. Boston and New York are our
      top target markets because we add the advantage of management proximity to our
      core upside of a productive workforce at substantial cost savings compared to
      those markets

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Springfield   Michael Graney

    24. Westfield Bank gets a foothold for Connecticut expansion

      Explore bizjournals (Mar 6 2013)

      Westfield Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: WFD) says it will push its bank subsidiary, Westfield Bank, into Connecticut. Within the next couple of months, the bank plans to open a full-service branch, its 12th, in Granby, Conn., a rural town on the Massachusetts border just south of Westfield. The bank is waiting for local and state regulatory approval. The branch will be in the Granby Village Shops shopping center.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Westfield Bank

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