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).
Interstate Towing, Inc. - Business of the Year ● Dawn Creighton - Citizens of the Year ● Valley Opportunity Council - Non-Profit Organization of the Year
River Valley Counseling Center, Inc. (RVCC) is a multifaceted mental health agency with a 65 year history of changing lives and empowering our community throughout the Pioneer Valley. RVCC is a member of Valley Health Systems in Holyoke which also includes the affiliates Holyoke Medical Center, Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Life Care, and Western Mass Physician Associates. RVCC ‘s outpatient mental health clinics, located in Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield, and Easthampton serve thousands of individuals each year. We work with each client to determine the course of treatment and offer compassionate, respectful, community-based care, and rehabilitative services for children, individuals, couples and families.
Working collaboratively with local school districts, RVCC provides mental health counseling in schools throughout Hampden and Hampshire Counties. In the fall of 2017, we began offering mental health counseling on the campus of Springfield Technical Community College. Since the early 1980’s, RVCC has been operating three school-based health centers (Teen Clinics) providing health services to students at Holyoke High School, Dean Technical Vocational High School, and Peck Middle School. Our team of caring professionals also deliver the following services: an Adult Psychiatric Day Treatment Program, the HIV/AIDS Project, CONCERN: Employee Assistance Program, and CBHI (Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative) services. RVCC is also the mental health provider for the clients of WestMass Elder Care Inc., LifePath, ROCA and Womanshelter/Compañeras.