Business Briefs: March 1, 2024



Published: 02-29-2024 12:10 PM

Bank appoints senior VP of strategy, implementation

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Cooperative Bank has appointed Jacqueline “Jackie” Charron as its new senior vice president of strategy and implementation.

With nearly 40 years of experience in the banking industry, Charron possesses a remarkable track record of leadership and innovation.

“Jackie’s extensive knowledge and proven ability to navigate complex transitions will make her an invaluable asset as we prepare for the upcoming regulatory changes to the Community Reinvestment Act,” Tony Worden, president and CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, said in a statement. “We welcome her insight as we continue to strengthen our commitment to our communities.”

Charron’s focus will be on navigating the evolving Community Reinvestment Act landscape and ensuring the bank thrives under the new regulations. She will also lend her support across various initiatives within the bank.

Garden Cinemas announces events lineup for holidays, anniversaries

GREENFIELD — The Garden Cinemas looks to transport people back in time with its March lineup of events and film screenings.

■Friday, March 1, through Thursday, March 7, Aliber’s Bridal has partnered with the theater to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the John Hughes classic “Sixteen Candles” (1984). Shows cost $5, but free tickets are available at Aliber’s Bridal at 18 Federal St. The show will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

■In celebration of Read Across America, the theater will offer a free show of the 1973 classic “Green Eggs and Ham” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. There will also be free “Kung Fu Panda 4” activity sheets for kids who bring their favorite book with them.

■In celebration of the Garden Cinemas’ 95th anniversary, the theater will offer a free 10 a.m. showing of the Marx Brothers’ comedic masterpiece “The Cocoanuts” (1929) on Sunday, March 10. The screening will be followed by a free lecture at 12:15 p.m. with Jonathan Boschen, who will recount the history of the Garden Cinemas. The celebration continues on Monday, March 11, with a 4 p.m. double feature of Ron Howard’s “Apollo 13” followed by “Billy Madison,” both of which came out in 1995. Attendees can get into one or both films for the price of a single regular ticket.

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■Heading into St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the theater will offer a free show of the 1987 leprechaun-themed episode of “Luck o’ the Ducks” on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. Then on Sunday, March 17, in partnership with Fitzgerald Real Estate, the theater is sponsoring a free 3:30 p.m. matinee of the 1996 Irish heritage triumph “Michael Collins.”

■On Easter weekend, the theater will offer a free 11 a.m. 40th anniversary showing of “It’s the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown” (1974) on Saturday, March 30. Then on Sunday, March 31, Liberty Tax Service has partnered with the Garden for a 65th anniversary showing of the Charlton Heston epic “Ben-Hur” (1959). There is only one screening, at 3:30 p.m., and tickets cost $5.