• The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue celebrating the great work of Chicopee's area hard-working businesses, non-profits, and citizens with the 2019 Shining Star Awards. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2018, the awards will be presented during the Annual Greater Chicopee Chamber Shining Stars Gala, April 5, 2019, at the Castle of Knights - Chicopee.

    Members are asked to submit their nomination forms electronically: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07eftzz3sejo7c00ly/start, drop off or mailed to Chicopee Chamber - 264 Exchange Street Chicopee, MA 01013 with supporting information of the nominee(s).


    2018 Recipients

    Interstate Towing, Inc. - Business of the Year ● Dawn Creighton - Citizens of the Year ● Valley Opportunity Council - Non-Profit Organization of the Year

  • Seminar - Authenticity in Leadership

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    Name: Seminar - Authenticity in Leadership
    Date: September 28, 2018
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Authentic Leadership presented by Westfield Bank. 
    Authenticity is a core leadership capacity.  We are compelled to trust leaders who are themselves. Join us for an exploration of your own authenticity as a leader and how you can strengthen this capacity.  We'll have an interactive session with exercises you can take back to the workplace. 

    About the Speaker Lora Wondolowski, Executive Director, Leadership Pioneer Valley
    Lora has been with Leadership Pioneer Valley as the founding director since 2011.  She served as the founding Executive Director of the Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV) for 5 1/2 years. Prior to her work with MLEV, she worked for the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and National Audubon Society in DC. While at LCVEF and Audubon, she launched and organized several successful programs and training programs. She has nearly 20 years of experience in grassroots organizing and community outreach.
    Lora holds a BS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MS from Bard College. She was one of the founders of the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turner’s Falls, was a volunteer and board member of Pride Zone Youth Center in Northampton, and was the founder of the Progressive Christian Voice at First Churches of Northampton. She serves on the Connecticut River Watershed Council, Partners for a Healthier Community, and United Way of Pioneer Valley boards.  She lives in Greenfield with her spouse and two young daughters.  

    Event Sponsors:
    Residence Inn - Chicopee
    500 Memorial Drive
    Chicopee, MA 01020
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, September 28, 2018
    9:00AM - 11:00AM
    Contact Information:
    Bobbi Mabb, Program Director
    The cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

    *All registrations made one week or more prior to an event date may be canceled and refunded up to 48 hours before event. Any changes and cancellations made after will not be refunded and still be billed.
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