On the Job/Business Briefs, March 9, 2018


Thursday, March 08, 2018
Weiss joins International Language Institute board

Brittany Weiss, associate director of international admissions at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, has joined the all-volunteer board of directors for the International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) based in Northampton.

“We are very pleased to have Brittany as part of the ILI family,” said ILI board President Eric Wirth. “Her extensive academic and professional background around the world and here at home will go far in supporting our work, including high-quality language instruction and teacher training, free English classes for immigrants and refugees, and volunteer opportunities throughout the Pioneer Valley.”

Weiss has considerable experience abroad in Asia, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and western and central Europe. Before joining Stoneleigh-Burnham, she was admissions associate at the American International School of Budapest in Budapest, Hungary, where she worked with students and families from more than 60 nationalities.

She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Siena College and an M.S. in educational administration and policy studies from University at Albany.

110 Grill held event for opening of its new Athol location

ATHOL — The 110 Grill celebrated the opening of its newest location with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.

Attendees enjoyed a reception that followed the ceremony.

Those in attendance on March 1 were: Athol Town Manager Shaun A. Suhoski, Athol Selectman Steve Raymond and Fire Chief John Duguay.

Also attending were North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Mark Wright, 110 Grill Athol General Manager Michael Boulgere, 110 Grill Chief Operating Officer Ryan Dion and Missi Eaton from state Rep. Susannah Whipps’ office.

Moving company receives Angie’s List Super Service Award​​​​​​

AMHERST — Jimmy Burgoff Moving & Hauling has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award, which honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Jimmy Burgoff Moving & Hauling has been listed on Angie’s List since 2010. This is the fourth year in a row that the business has received this honor.

UMass employees, retirees donate to nonprofits

AMHERST — UMass Amherst employees and retirees donated $451,000 to local, national and global nonprofit organizations through UMACC, the UMass Amherst Community Campaign. This amount surpassed the campaign goal of $435,000 and beat last year’s total by 4 percent.

“Nonprofits are vital to our community, here in the Pioneer Valley and across the country and the world. These organizations work hard to protect our rights, serve the needy and preserve our natural resources,” said Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. “I am proud that the UMass Amherst community contributes so generously to serve the greater good.”

Each individual decides where their donation goes, and can donate to any charitable organization through UMACC. This year the top 10 nonprofits in dollars designated were the following: Amherst Survival Center, Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, United Way of Hampshire County, Doctors Without Borders, Dakin Humane Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Oxfam America, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, and the United Way of Franklin County.

Freedom Credit Union part of area home shows

Freedom Credit Union (FCU), headquartered on Main Street in Springfield and serving members throughout western Massachusetts through nine additional branches, announced that they will be offering loan benefits and special deposit incentives for new members at three western Massachusetts home shows this March.

Freedom Credit Union representatives will be at the following home shows:

Valley Home Expo, Booth No. 29, Saturday and Sunday, at Smith Vocational High School in Northampton.

North West New England Home Show, Booth No. 4, March 17-18, at Franklin County Technical School in Turners Falls.

Original Western Mass Home & Garden Show, Booth No. 303, March 22-25, at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.