New Members

Motel 6
Daniel Halle:  413-592-5141
www.motel6.com

NovaCare Rehabilitation
Kirstin Lane, PT, DPT:  413-788-6195
www.novacare.com
Referred by :  Jeffrey Shinners - Pioneer Packaging, Inc.

Menck Windows
Todd Bachelder:  866-296-3625
www.menckwindows.com
Referred by:  Carol Campbell - Chicopee Industrial Contractors

C. Valley Landscaping
Eric Czernich:  413-626-9068
www.cvalleylandscape.com

Hadley Farms Meeting House
Brenda Lee Korytko
www.hadleyfarmsmeetinghouse.com

Baystate Restoration Group
Nicole Ash:  413-532-3473
www.baystaterestorationgroup.com

All Events Realized
Mary Ann Dennis:  413-282-7526
www.alleventsrealized.com
Referred by:  Kurt Toegel - Pioneer Payroll Services

Chicopee Center Legion Post 452
Wayne Stec:  413-592-0370

Chicopee On-Time Accounting
Michael Margiotta:  413-789-2443
www.on-time-accounting.com
Referred by:  Kurt Toegel - Pioneer Payroll Services

McNamara Waste Services LLC
Harry Georgiades:  413-883-2560
www.mcwaste.com
Referred by:  Jeff Sattler - Nuvo Bank

Dale Johnston-The Multimedia Pros
Dale Johnston:  413-534-0507
www.themultimediapros.com

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P. C.
Susan Fentin:  413-737-4753
www.skoler-abbott.com

Baystate Health
Annamarie Golden:  413-794-1016
www.baystatehealth.org

Epstein Financial Services
Lorie Epstein:  413-539-2387
www.epsteinfinancial.com

Heartfelt Fine Gifts
Mischa Epstein:  413-729-4438
www.heartfeltfinegifts.com

Chicopee Country Club
Mike O'Neill:  413-594-9295
www.chicopeecountryclub.com

Bulldog Enterprises
Bill Bullock:  413-519-1478
www.bulldogenterprisesonline.com

Serenity Therapeutic Massage
Coreen Crogan:  413-313-2340
www.serenitytherapeuticmassage.net

Goodworks Insurance
Edward F. Ryan:  860-633-0241 X106
www.goodworksinsurance.com

Chemex Corporation
Jennifer Ketchum:  413-331-4460
www.chemexcoffeemaker.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Tara McDonagh:  800-262-2583
www.bcbsma.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


 

 

 





Legislative Corner

National, Regional, Local

ALERT Fromt he Employers Association of the Northeast: Massachusetts Maternity Leave Law Set to Become Parental Leave, effective April 7, 2015

Among many other final enactments by departing Governor Deval Patrick, was the signing into law of a bill that was originally filed in 2013; this bill will now expand the state's Massachusetts Maternity Leave law to male employees as well.  Click here to learn what you need to know for your business!

 

AIM BLOG

Economic Recovery Provides Opportunity to Address Long-Term Challenges

An economic recovery that finally feels like a recovery provides Massachusetts policymakers with a rare opportunity to address the long-tern structural issues that will shape the Bay State business climate for the next century, the president of Associated Industries of Massachusetts said today. click on the title link above for the entire article.

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Get the Facts about MASSACHUSETTS PAID SICK LEAVE from the law firm of Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn, LLC.  Click here for what EVERY business needs to know!

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MANDATORY SICK LEAVE INITIATIVE SET TO GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1, 2015

The Employers Association of the Northeast (EANE) will hold two informational sessions on what every employer needs to know about the Mandatory Paid Sick Leave ruling that passed in the November 4th elections. Read more

GREATER CHICOPEE CHAMBER CORPORATE LEADERS


Champion Partner

Benefactor Partner

Patron Partner

 

Chamber Advocates

Charter Business
Dave's Truck Repair
First American Insurance Agency, Inc.
Insurance Center of New England
United Bank
United Personnel

The Greater Chicopee Chamber thanks these companies for their extraordinary contribution.

Click here to learn more about the 
Corporate Leaders Program

News

Congratulations to STEVE JENDRYSIK for his appointment as 2015 Honorary Commander of the 439th Airlift Wing at Westover Air Reserve Base!

Ron Proulx, Chairman of the Board
General Manager, Dave's Truck Repair, Spfld., MA

English cleric Charles Caleb Colton wrote: “Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.”  Colton died in 1832, but his words are as true today as when he wrote them.

Economic uncertainty will always be a reality because no matter how strong the economy, there will always be a downshift and no matter how weak the economy, it will always find a way to bounce back.

Read more

Published Friday, November 30, 2012

A national survey of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community.

The study, conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm, found consumer perceptions of chamber members to be positive in many ways:
 
When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

To read the full article, click here.

Greater Chicopee Chamber

264 Exchange Street

Chicopee MA 01013

T: (413) 594-2101

F: (413) 594-2103


Members in Action

Wingate at South Hadley has a FT opening for a DIRECTOR of NURSING.
Click here for details and where to apply!

The Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee is collecting 'gently worn' footwear as part of their Energy Conservation & Protecting the Environment theme. Once the shoes, sneakers, pumps, boots, etc. are collected, they are recycled--sent overseas to developing countries-- where they are refurbished and given or sold to the local population. PLEASE dig through your closets, tell your friends and family members to do the same, and bring footwear you no longer want or need, by February 15th,  to the CHAMBER OFFICE at 264 Exchange St. or to the BOYS & GIRLS CLUB, 580 Meadow St. Questions? Call Eileen at the Chamber, 594-2101 or Jason Reed at the Club, 592-5606. Let your shoes help someone, rather than having them end up in a landfill.

Participate in WEAR RED DAY 2015! Everyone can support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red.  It's a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.  Join together with thousands of women, shcools, companies, organizations and cities across America to help the American Heart Association support ongoing reasearch about women and heart disease. To participate click here.
Chamber Member Business has employment opportunity for TECHNICAL SALES. Looking for someone with experience in Research or Health Care. FT or PT, flexible hours. For more information email recruiting@iomics.us
Check out what's happening at SALTER COLLEGE right here in Chicopee, MA at 645 Shawinigan Drive!  Click here for the Salter Spirit!
Are you prepared for infrastructure failure, natural and man-made disasters?  What will you do in the event of a pandemic?  Are you prepared?  Read more
As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, you can take advantage of a one-time $100 credit when you sign up for Charter Business communication services.  Read more