Business Briefs: July 31, 2020


Published: 7/30/2020 12:35:31 PM
TommyCar Auto Group holding golf tournament

SOUTH DEERFIELD — TommyCar Auto Group, which operates five dealerships in Western Massachusetts including Volvo Cars Pioneer Valley in South Deerfield, has announced that its 12th annual Tom Cosenzi “Driving for the Cure” Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Aug. 17, at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow.

Money raised supports neuro-oncology research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, according to a TommyCar Auto Group press release. Since its inception, the golf tournament has raised more than $1 million.

“My brother, Tom, and I started this charity golf tournament to honor the legacy of our dad,” said TommyCar co-owner Carla Cosenzi. “He passed away from brain cancer in 2009, still dreaming of a cure. We’re proud to be able to keep his dream alive by supporting the world-class research that is ongoing at Dana-Farber.”

The scramble-style tournament features a “Tee Off Against Cancer” shotgun start, the press release states. Players enjoy 18 holes of golf and on-course activities. Sponsorship packages range from $50 to $15,000, and foursomes start at $1,250.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register, visit Volunteers and sponsors can also contact Gayle Bover at 413-341-1917 or

GSB promotes Prudence Blond

GREENFIELD — Prudence D. Blond has been promoted to vice president and trust officer at Greenfield Savings Bank.

In her new position, Blond, as a client service officer, oversees the administration and tax departments and also works with the bank’s internal and external auditors, according to a Greenfield Savings Bank press release.

Blond, a Greenfield resident, joined the bank as a teller in 1997 after graduating from Greenfield Community College, the release states. Since then she has risen through the ranks, working as a trust operations associate, assistant trust officer, trust officer and most recently as assistant vice president and trust officer. She also earned a personal trust diploma through the American Bankers Association, a general financial services diploma through the Center for Financial Training and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation through the Institute of Certified Bankers.

Outside of her work with Greenfield Savings Bank, Blond serves on the board of directors, Personnel Committee and Nominating Committee at LifePath, and is a member of the annual campaign team at GCC, the release states. She previously served on the board of trustees, as treasurer and as the Sunday School superintendent at the Robbins Memorial Church.

Ninety Nine offering free children’s meals

GREENFIELD — As the family restaurant of the Boston Red Sox for 16 years and counting, Ninety Nine Restaurants across New England are offering for children ages 10 and under to eat for free each time the Red Sox win a game, either home or away, throughout the team’s regular season.

According to a notice from the restaurant chain, the offer is valid at Ninety Nine Restaurants in Massachusetts (including the one at 17 Colrain Road in Greenfield), Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and most of Connecticut (excluding the Danbury and Stratford locations). The free children’s meals are available on the day after a Red Sox win, with the purchase of an adult entree, either for dining in or takeout.

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