Thursday, December 28, 2017
Perkins part of Ruggeri Real Estate team

GREENFIELD — Tina Perkins has joined Ruggeri Real Estate.

“She is an experienced agent who prides herself on her ability to truly listen to clients’ needs and connect them with opportunities that best match those needs,” the agency stated in a press release announcing Perkins’ hiring.

Perkins started her real estate career on Cape Cod and then moved back to Franklin County to be closer to family. She lives in Greenfield with her three children, who attend Northfield Mount Hermon School, Four Rivers Charter School and the Greenfield Middle School.

United Arc gets $5,000 grant

The United Arc received a grant for $5,000 from the Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation.

The grant was presented during an awards ceremony Dec. 11.

The United Arc was nominated by Tony Worden, vice president of commercial lending for the Northampton Cooperative Bank Division of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, a member bank of The Massachusetts Bankers Association. The foundation, supported by the 150-member banks of the MBA throughout Massachusetts and New England, is distributing the grants over eight geographic regions in Massachusetts, giving awards to deserving social service agencies.

“We are thrilled to be able to give these gifts,” said William M. Parent, chairman of the MBA Charitable Foundation. “This foundation has done so much good work over the years, yet each gift-giving season we see more need. That’s why each year we rededicate ourselves to this effort to help in any way we can.”