Business Briefs: Sept. 25, 2020

  • Manager Tom Dillon and Dealer Jay Dillon of Dillon Chevrolet on Main Street in Greenfield are having some fun with their dealership’s vehicles, decking them out with masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributed photo



Published: 9/24/2020 12:10:20 PM
Bank employees graduate from New England School for Financial Studies

GREENFIELD — Two Greenfield Cooperative Bank employees — Jeremy Lajoie, assistant vice president/mortgage operations manager, and Lisa Granger, assistant vice president/branch manager — have graduated with the New England School for Financial Studies’ Class of 2020.

According to a Greenfield Cooperative Bank press release, Granger has been with the bank for 13 years. She has lived in Franklin County for 15 years and currently resides in Orange with her husband and son. She said she is looking forward to attending Greenfield Community College in the spring, and working toward a degree in business administration.

Lajoie has been with Greenfield Cooperative Bank for the past five years, and he holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the release states. He lives in Greenfield with his wife.

The New England School for Financial Studies’ intensive two-year program provides banking professionals with the tools they need to manage effectively in a changing industry, the release states. To complete the program, students enroll in a one-year course of study, including a one-week residential session held at the Babson Executive Conference Center. This year, the second week, which includes a bank management simulation, was held online due to the pandemic.

MassHire offering virtual job fair

GREENFIELD — The MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center is holding a Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair from Monday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m.

According to a MassHire newsletter, some of the nearly 100 jobs available include: assembler, assembly assistant, collections analyst, customer service representative, UPS/FedEx processor, foam fabricator, mechanical technician, order processor, packer, process engineer, quality technician, receiver, stock handler and supervisor.

For more information or to join this virtual event, visit

Additionally, training opportunities may be available for qualified candidates. Contact Andrew Baker at 413-774-4361, ext. 375 or to learn more.

Dunkin’ launches initiative to honor local educators

Through Nov. 5, Dunkin’ is celebrating local educators with its new “Raise a Cup to Teachers” sweepstakes.

The promotion asks residents of Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties who are at least 18 years old to nominate deserving teachers who run on Dunkin’ for a chance to win prizes, including Dunkin’ gift cards, money for the teacher and school, and free coffee for a year, according to a Dunkin’ press release. Nominees must be accredited teachers of preschool through 12th grade who are legal U.S. residents of the same eligibility area and who are at least 18 years old.

“Teachers deserve our thanks and support every year, but the start of the 2020 school year is obviously particularly challenging,” said local Dunkin’ business owner Peter Martins. “We hope our promotion will give our local educators a little something extra to look forward to, while shining a spotlight on the invaluable role they play in our children’s lives both in and out of the classroom.”

Residents of the three counties can nominate a deserving teacher who runs on Dunkin’ by visiting Each week in a random drawing, Dunkin’ will award both winning nominators and teacher nominees with a $50 Dunkin’ gift card, the release states. The nominees will be automatically entered into a grand prize drawing for the chance to win $5,000, a new computer, free coffee for a year, $10 Dunkin’ gift cards for students and $5,000 for their school.

Dunkin’ will also award 10 teachers with free coffee for a year on Oct. 5, which is World Teachers’ Day. According to the release, this prize is fulfilled in Dunkin’ gift cards in the amount of $598.

Free coffee available Tuesday

Dunkin’ plans to celebrate National Coffee Day on Tuesday, Sept. 29, by offering guests one free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase at participating Dunkin’ restaurants.

This offer excludes nitro cold brew and cold brew, and excludes gift card purchases, according to a Dunkin’ press release. Espresso shots, flavors and dairy alternatives may be an additional charge. The offer isn’t available on delivery platforms or with guest checkout on the mobile app.

Greenfield attorney honored

GREENFIELD — Attorney Mark Berson has been recognized in the 27th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in family law.

According to a letter announcing the honor, inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey that involves more than 9.4 million confidential evaluations by attorneys. Best Lawyers honorees are able to participate in the voting process for next year’s edition.

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