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July 09,2018 05:17

The Business Directory is distributed free to all 15,000 households in the 22 Hilltowns: Ashfield, Becket, Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Dalton, Goshen, Granville, Haydenville, Hinsdale, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Peru ...

First-timehomebuyers class
EASTHAMPTON — A first-time homebuyer series sponsored by Valley Community Development and bankESB will be held Wednesdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 6 to 9 p.m., at bankESB, 241 Northampton St, Easthampton.
Register online or contact Fern Selesnick, fs@valleycdc.com, 586-5855 Ext.160. Participants are eligible to receive special loan offers and access to down payment and closing cost money.
Greenfield Coop, parent company elects board
GREENFIELD — Greenfield Cooperative Bank and its parent company, Greenfield Bancorp, MHC released information about its board.
The following four directors were re-elected to three-year terms as directors of the bank and Greenfield Bancorp, MHC:
Robert L. Underhill, retired from Channing Bete Publishers; Martha S. Borawski, president of Pioneer Valley Travel Inc. in Northampton; Michael E. Tucker, president and CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, and William A. Dufraine, owner of Dufraine Group LLC.
The following individuals were elected to 10-year terms as corporators of Greenfield Bancorp, MHC:
Deborah J. Falcon of Shelburne Falls; and Martha S. Borawski, president of Pioneer Valley Travel, Inc. who was also re-elected as a director.
HCDC seeks listings for 2019 Business Directory
HILLTOWNS — The Hilltown Community Development Corporation is seeking businesses to showcase in its 2019 Business Directory.
Executive Director Dave Christopolis said it is offering a new online directory for 2019, as well as expanding resources provided to rural businesses through a new partnership with the Jacob’s Ladder Business Association.
Published by HCDC, the directory is in its 34th year of publication, and Christopolis said it is an icon of Hilltown life. He said businesses are being sought for the 2019 directory, the deadline for which is Oct. 1.
The Business Directory is distributed free to all 15,000 households in the 22 Hilltowns: Ashfield, Becket, Blandford, Chester, Chesterfield, Cummington, Dalton, Goshen, Granville, Haydenville, Hinsdale, Huntington, Middlefield, Montgomery, Peru, Plainfield, Russell, Washington, Westhampton, Williamsburg, Windsor and Worthington.
To purchase a listing, a business must have a location or mailing address in one of the Hilltowns; residents who live in one of the Hilltowns but operate their business elsewhere can be listed, using their Hilltown mailing address.
The cost of a listing in the print publication — or online directory at www.hilltowncdc.com — is $40, with prices increasing by word count and with display ad options.
For more information, contact Michele Kenney, economic development coordinator at 413-354-1055 or Michelek@hilltowncdc.org.
NEPR names new development, gifts executive
SPRINGFIELD — New England Public Radio has named A. Rima Dael as the station’s executive director of development and major gifts.
Dael has served in the role as interim director since November of 2017. She will supervise the station’s 10-person development team, including its underwriting and major gifts teams.
Prior to joining NEPR last fall, Rima was theJ executive director of institutional advancement and foundation at Springfield Technical Community College and the executive director at Country Dance & Song Society, an international arts service organization for North American traditional dance, music and song. She was also a founding faculty member of the Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy graduate program at Bay Path University. She continues as an adjunct professor in the program.
Rima received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and theatre arts from Mount Holyoke College. She attended Mount Holyoke as an international student and got her first job in the nonprofit arts sector on campus at Summer Theatre at Mount Holyoke College.
Rima’s master’s degree is in nonprofit management from the Milano School of Management & Urban Policy at the New School University where she was a Community Development Finance Fellow. Originally from the Philippines, Rima spent her childhood in several Southeast Asian countries, but home is now in the Pioneer Valley.
 

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