STCC earns marketing awards
The prizes included golds in three categories: excellence in writing-long form, outdoor media, and video shorts. The college’s marketing team also won three silver and four bronze awards.
“We were thrilled to receive recognition from our marketing and communications peers,” said Shai Butler, vice president of advancement and external affairs, who oversees the college’s marketing and communications team. “The awards reflect the superb work of our team who focus every day on creating compelling and strategic messages to let the community know about the quality and value of STCC and its mission.”
The team members who worked on the projects include assistant director of communications Jim Danko, who wrote two award-winning articles, events coordinator John Reynolds, who created award-winning video shorts, and graphics designer Sherry Hanks, who created designs that won medals in five categories.
The awards included the following:
Excellence in Writing – Long Form, gold award for “After years of hardship, student finds support, hope and inspiration at STCC” and silver for “STCC student joins steampunk wheelchair design project;”
Outdoor Media, Gold for billboard titled “100% on your terms;”
Video Shorts (series), Gold for “STCC With It;”
Brochure, silver for “STCC and Bones;”
Poster, silver for “STIK Poster;”
E-Newsletter, bronze for “STCC (stick) Together;”
Microsite-landing page, bronze for “STCC Virtual Tour;”
Digital advertisement, bronze for “100% On Your Terms;” and
Novelty, bronze for “Ram Pride Card.”
Butler and Danko attended the conference. The district includes Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, and United Kingdom.
Westfield chamber plans awards dinner
The Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce will present its annual awards at the Nov. 16 annual meeting and banquet.
VIVID hair salon and spa will be recognized as business of the year, and the United Way of Pioneer Valley honored as nonprofit of the year. William “Bill” Parks, recently retired executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield, will be recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Cathy Langlois, of ServiceMaster of Greater Springfield, will receive the Member of the Year Award.
The event will be held at Tekoa Country Club, 458 Russell Road, Westfield, with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by a program at 6:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Daniel Marini, senior vice president of retail banking and marketing for Westfield Bank, the event sponsor.
Tickets are $75, $65 for members. To register or for more information, call the chamber, 413-568-1618, or go online to westfieldbiz.org.
Monson Savings celebrates 150 years at gala
For Monson Savings Bank, 2022 has been a year filled with momentous celebrations surrounding the bank’s 150th anniversary. The “grandest celebratory event” took place on Oct. 1 at the bank’s black-tie gala.
“Reaching 150 years is a huge accomplishment that all of us at Monson Savings Bank are very proud of,” said Dan Moriarty, president and CEO. “This event was planned to celebrate and thank our team members for continuing the legacy of being a successful 150-year-old community bank.”
The event, held at Monson Memorial Hall, was attended by employees, board members and guests. Memorial Hall, a historic landmark, was “decorated to the nines for the special occasion, including outdoor skylights, a red-carpet entrance, special interior lighting, and a larger-than-life Monson Savings Bank cake on the stage of the venue.”
Photographers from Robert Charles Photography were onsite to capture moments from the occasion, while Main Street Tavern served dinner, drinks and dessert. A jazz trio from Falcetti Music played music during the cocktail hour and disc jockey Bobby Roast Beef kept the music playing and guests dancing throughout the evening.
Geriatric wellness center opens
Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, recently opened a new 15-bed geriatric wellness unit.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing were held late last month to celebrate the opening of the Lillian “Dolly” Santilli Geriatric Wellness Pavilion.
“With a significant increase in the number of older adults anticipated in our service area in the coming years, the need for this new unit is undeniable,” said Dr. Edna N. Rodríguez, director of behavioral health. “If left untreated, behavioral health disorders in older adults can lead to diminished functioning, substance use disorder, poor quality of life, and increased mortality, as well as slower healing from physical ailments. The new unit will not only serve this vulnerable patient population, it will also provide respite for their loved ones who want the best possible care for their seniors.”
The 15-bed acute care unit includes private and semi-private rooms with private showers. Designed to provide a “homelike” environment, the unit features pod-style housing and community areas with large windows throughout that allow for plenty of natural light and scenic views of the rural hospital’s hilltop setting.
This unit will provide care to appropriate patients from throughout the Trinity Health Of New England region, including Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.
“The opening of the new Lillian “Dolly” Santilli Geriatric Wellness Pavilion is representative of Johnson Memorial Hospital’s commitment to serve as a transforming, healing presence in the local community,” said Stuart Rosenberg, president of Johnson Memorial “We are grateful to our Johnson colleagues who worked tirelessly to support our vision for this unit, and we are confident that their clinical expertise and caring attitude will truly benefit this vulnerable patient population.”