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  • Welcome to the Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce!

  • Legislative Corner

    National, Regional, Local

    Comprehensive Economic Development Bill Signed By Governor - Focuses on job growth, workforce development and infrastructure investments Read more here

                             

    State to Mark Manufacturing Month in October Massachusetts will celebrate Manufacturing Month throughout October.  Why not host a tour, panel discussion, speaker or Open house?

     

    Lawmakers OK Energy, Economic Bills: Non-Competes Remain Unchanged Read more here

     

    Gov. Bakers Warms to Pet Protection Bill Read more here

     

     

     

                         

     

     

     

  • Members In Action

    Summer is coming!  Join us Saturday, August 13, 2016 for Foundation for TJO Animals 8th Annual Ride Like an Animal Motorcycle run and Car Show to benefit homeless animals in shelter at Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Come for the pre-ride festivities at TJO Adoption Center and then enjoy a ride through scenic western MA. After party at Agawam Polish American Club with live music from the band Tough Customer, a BBQ, and great raffles! 

    CheckWriters Payroll is running a promotion right now for companies 25 employees or greater ($100 GC to Dunkin) that are kind enough to meet with David Malloy for a 20-30 minute discovery meeting.  Valid until the end of September info.checkwriterspayroll.com/100Dunkin

     

    Now is a great time to visit Six Flags. We’re having a ticket sale!

     

    ·         $36 single-day admission tickets (NO additional processing fee!)

     

    ·         Tickets valid for admission on these days: August 12 – September 5

     

    ·         Use promo code JLEN3. Simply type the promo code into the top right corner of the Six Flags New England website.

     

    THIS WEEKEND – Northern Lights Laser Spectacular – August 10-14

    ·         Each night, thirty minutes before park closing, we will launch a dazzling laser effect show integrating the latest in technology in lights, brought to you by Berkshire Bank. INSIDER TIP: The best place to watch is the North End games section, near the entrance to Looney Tunes Movie Town.

     

    Holly Chaffee, RN, BSN, MSN who serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for Porchlight VNA/Home Care based in Lee and Chicopee was recently elevated to President of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts’ Board of Directors. Chaffee will help lead the nonprofit trade organization that represents more than 200 home care and home health agencies across the state.

    “Holly’s extensive experience as a nurse and leader of a high-quality home health agency will be an asset to the board and our member agencies,” said Home Care Alliance Executive Director Patricia Kelleher. “Just as Porchlight has gained recognition as a model home health agency, we know that Holly will help do the same for us as an organization.”

    A registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, Chaffee has distinguished herself as an innovator in enhancing the quality of patient care industry-wide. This includes her advocacy and work to set strong clinical standards to address the home care industry’s challenges of lower reimbursements and a lack of state-based oversight. Porchlight is also one of the few agencies in the state that has achieved a five-star quality and patient satisfaction rating from Medicare.

    “After serving as a member and vice president on the Alliance board, I have seen home care grow as a solution for keeping healthcare costs down and keeping people independent where they prefer to be,” said Chaffee. “Even with the many challenges we face, I am excited for the future of in-home care.”

     

     

     

     

     


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