New Members

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

Ludlow Printing & Copy Center
Dick Kelleher:  413-583-5220
www.ludlowprinting.com

International Metal Products, Inc.
Michael P. Dupuis:  413-532-2441
www.imp-co.org

 

Bridgeways Software, Inc.
Anna Kleeberg: 413-575-0159
www.bridgeways.com

Pioneer Valley Cruise Planners
Chuck Elias:  413-322-9092
www.theconfidenttraveler.com
Referred by:  Kurt Toegel - Pioneer Payroll Services

Alias Solutions
Paul Stallman:  413-364-6147
www.alias-solutions.com
Referred by:  Rick Rheault - TSYS Merchant Solutions

Anna Kleeberg Group
Anna Kleeberg:  413-575-0159
www.annakleeberg.com
Referred by:  Chris Maiwald - Renaissance Advisory Services LLC

Andrey's Family Chiropractic
Andrey Okhrimenko: 413-331-5023
www.chicopeechiropracticcare.com

Grogan & Speer, Inc.
Michael Grogan:  800-259-4877
www.groganspeer.com

Referred by:  Paul Stallman

HW Staffing Solutions
Dianne Labonte:  413-737-6464
www.hwstaffing.com

Junior Achievement of Western MA
Jennifer Connolly:  413-747-7670
www.jawm.org

American Heart Association
Traci Heath:  413-262-3223
www.heart.org

TD Bank
Denise Fleming:  413-858-2671
www.tdbank.com

Traction Business Coaching
Rick Drumm:  774-249-5131
www.tractionbusinesscoaching.com


 

 

 





Legislative Corner

National, Regional, Local

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

News

Please come out and support the arts and, not just the Novi Cantori Chamber Choir, but Chamber members St. Stanislaus and the Chicopee Boys & Girls Club, as well.  The cost of admission is a free will donation and Novi Cantori will share the proceeds with the Chicopee Boys and Girls Club!  Click here for details.

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

LifePoint Church in Chicopee is presenting a musical titled 'Guess Who Came to Dinner: A Christmas Musical' on December 11th, 12th and 13th. Admission is FREE and Nursery Care will be provided.  Please click here for times and more details!
The pleasure of your company is requested! Please come to the Industry Advisory Council Appreciation Open House, Sponsored by the Westover Job Corps Center's Community Relations Council.  The date is Thursday, December 4th from 11:30-1:30. Click here for details and RSVP info!
On Saturday December 6th and Sunday December 7th, from 10am - 6 pm each day, new Chamber member Serenity Therapeutic Massage will be hosting fifteen-minute chair massages to raise money for Horizons for Homeless Children. For more information please contact Coreen Crogan, Licensed Massage Therapist at 413-313-2340 or coreencrogan@gmail.com
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
The Epstein Finanical Group, LLC team would like to invite you to a special breakfast on 12/03/14 from 7:30-10am at the Delaney House.  The Special Guest Speaker will be Dr. Alan Robinson, author of 'The Idea-Driven Organization.'  Click here for more details!
'Tis the Season to say "Thank You" to your great employees and corporate clients! Come to the CHAMBER OFFICE on Friday November 14th and/or Monday, December 8th from 11am-4pm to find that perfect gift.  Chamber member Heartfelt Fine Gifts will have gifts on site and will be taking orders as well.  In fact, if you make an appointment and put a deposit down on one of their handmade items, you'll receive a 5% discount!  Go to www.heartfeltfinetgifts.com or call 413-218-1352.  Drop-ins on both dates are welcome and encouraged! Click here
The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive at Porchlight VNA/Homecare on November 3, 2014.  Donations are desperately needed!  Click here for details.
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