Business in brief: July 14, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Campbell gets job promotion at bank

Barbara Campbell has been promoted to assistant vice president commercial loans at Greenfield Cooperative Bank. Michael Tucker, president & CEO, made the announcement.

Campbell has been with the bank since 2010, first as a credit analyst and for the past two years, as a commercial loan officer. Before joining the GCB, Barbara worked at TD Bank/ Bank of Western Mass/Peoples United Bank in various mortgage lending roles. She is a graduate of Greenfield Community College with a degree in Business Management and lives in Northfield.

Lundgren Honda of Greenfield receives CarGurus’ award

CAMBRIDGE — CarGurus, a leading consumer car shopping website, today announced it has named Lundgren Honda of Greenfield a “2017 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer.”

The annual CarGurus Top Rated Dealer awards are presented to a select group of car dealerships that have received the highest average ratings from shoppers who have submitted dealership reviews on the CarGurus platform. CarGurus uses shoppers’ dealership ratings as well as comprehensive valuation analytics to help shoppers search their local marketplace and find great car deals from top-rated dealers.

“We are thrilled to recognize Lundgren Honda of Greenfield as a Top Rater Dealer,” said Bill Connelly, director of customer success. “Based on CarGurus’ shoppers’ ratings, it is clear that the team at Lundgren Honda of Greenfield is delivering a superior car shopping experience for their customers, and we applaud their high standards for excellence.”

Skillicorn joins Grow Food Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — Local food and farm-focused nonprofit Grow Food Northampton recently hired Michael Skillicorn as director of programs.

He will manage the organization’s food access programs, and supervise others who are responsible for its community garden, Tuesday Market, and youth education programs. The director of programs is a new position and is Grow Food’s second full-time staff position.

Skillicorn worked most recently with Nuestras Raíces as the manager of the Go Fresh! Mobile Market in Springfield and Holyoke, and has a strong background in food, business and social justice.

He serves on the board of the Greenfield Center School, and previously served on the boards of the Fair Trade Federation and the Quabbin Harvest Food Cooperative. Earlier this month, he completed his course work toward a master’s degree in management through the Harvard Extension School.

Health New England hires CFO

SPRINGFIELD — Steven Sigal has been named chief financial officer for Health New England. In this role, states a press release, Sigal will lead all aspects of financial strategy for the organization, ensuring the ability to provide cost-effective health care coverage while maintaining high-quality member care.

“Steve’s broad leadership and financial roles in the health care industry make him a great asset to the company and valuable addition to our executive team. We’re thrilled to welcome him to our organization,” President and CEO Maura McCaffrey said.

Before joining Health New England, Sigal was Chief Financial Officer at Access Health CT in Hartford, Conn.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Baystate Health, Health New England offers a range of health care plans in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets.