Greater Chicopee Chamber
264 Exchange Street
Chicopee MA 01013
T: (413) 594-2101
F: (413) 594-2103

Welcome New Members:

HW Staffing Solutions
Dianne Labonte:  413-737-6464

Junior Achievement of Western MA
Jennifer Connolly:  413-747-7670

American Heart Association
Traci Heath:  413-262-3223

TD Bank
Denise Fleming:  413-858-2671

Traction Business Coaching
Rick Drumm:  774-249-5131

Mary Kay
Lisa Lopuk:  860-690-5967

The Perfect Fit/Custom Fitted Bras & Wellness Products
Gail Bogdanovich:  413-244-4870

Clean Flow Energy
Anthony Porter:  813-438-0045

Referred by:  Roberto Nieves - Common Capital, Inc.

99 Restaurant
Holly Carroll: 413-593-9909

Referred by:  Jason Reed - Chicopee Boys & Girls Club

River Valley Counseling Center, Inc.
Anne Marie Martineau:  413-540-1160

NJ's Custom Embroidery
Nancy Perman:  413-265-5070
Referred by:  Kurt Toegel - Pioneer Payroll Services

Valley Blue Sox
Hunter Golden:  413-533-1100

Buffalo Wild Wings
Martti Matheson:  802-399-2798

Renaissance Manor on Cabot
Joel Camp:  413-536-3435

Live Smart 360
Mark Dinoia:  413-219-8312

Chiderah Okoye:  617-999-0301

Aida Ruiz-Batiste/Century 21
Aida Ruiz-Batiste:  413-262-4977
Referred by:  Mayor Richard Kos


Legislative Corner

National, Regional, Local

Top Business Stories from AIM (Associated Industries of Massachusetts)

Senate Limits Employer Access to Social Media Passwords

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill last week that would forbid employers from requesting social media user names and passwords from employees or prospective employees. The measure now goes to the House of Representatives. AIM is working to ensure that the bill contains exemptions for workplace investigations.


AIM Urges Lawmakers to Delay Minimum Wage Increase, Reform Unemployment Insurance System

AIM will urge a legislative conference committee today to delay any increase in the state minimum wage until January 1, 2015 and to push forward with structural reforms to the Unemployment Insurance system. In a letter to conferees, AIM says an immediate minimum-wage hike will disrupt employers midway through the fiscal year.  Read more

Boston City Council Backs Non-Compete Ban

Why does the Boston City Council support a ban on non-compete agreements that could harm the innovation economy upon which the city depends? Good question. That's why AIM is asking the council to reconsider its vote. Read more