Business briefs for 06/16/17



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Learn ways to boost your business

A free workshop, “Launching or Growing Your Business” is set for Tuesday, June 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Valley CDC.

Attendees will learn more about business planning and its role in expanding your business. Workshop is designed for new and existing business owners.

Valley CDC, at 30 Market St. in Northampton, provides business counseling, business lending and referrals to resources for small businesses. For more information or to register, visit: www.fccdc.org or call Anita Eliason at 413-774-7204, ext. 114.

Bank announces promotions

Michael Tucker, president and CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, recently announced a string of promotions.

Wolfgang A. Adametz of Northampton was elected vice president for credit administration. Adametz, based in Greenfield, is responsible for managing the bank’s collection activities. He has been with the bank since 2008.

Jane W. Trombi of Turners Falls was elected vice president for residential mortgage. Trombi has more than 19 years of experience with Greenfield Cooperative Bank, including 10 in residential lending. She is based in Greenfield and is responsible for the management of the residential and consumer lending department of the bank.

Three other employees out of the 67 King St., Northampton, location were also promoted.

Learn how to bring solar to your home

Homeowners will have an opportunity to learn more about residential solar energy at an information session June 27.

The session at New Salem Town Hall, South Main Street, is sponsored by the North Quabbin Energy Group and Energy Committees of New Salem, Orange, Petersham, Warwick, and Wendell. Attendees will learn about how solar works for a home, financial incentives for homeowners and about the state’s solar loan program.

Jim Barry, from the Massachusetts DOER Green Communities program, is scheduled to speak. Solar installers from the area will also be around to answer questions.

For more information, contact Zara Dowling, New Salem Energy Committee chair, at zara.dowling@gmail.com.