Business Briefs: Adams Bank employees complete New England School for Financial Studies



Employees complete N.E. School for Financial Studies

Adams Community Bank employees Dawn Canales and Patricia Carpenter recently graduated from the New England School for Financial Studies in Wellesley, according to President and CEO Charles P. O'Brien.

Canales is assistant vice president, systems analyst, while Carpenter is a retail loan officer.

The New England School for Financial Studies is an intensive two-year program to broaden skills in the areas of strategic thinking, leadership and decision making.

Bank employees Rebecca Crouse, Amanda Denault, Jamie Leach, Lisa Odvar, Melanie Rowland and Judy Sayers were honored recently at a graduation and awards ceremony for receiving certificates and/or diplomas from the nationally recognized Center for Financial Training.


MassDevelopment launches crowdfunded initiative

MassDevelopment and Patronicity, a Michigan-based civic crowdfunding platform, have launched Commonwealth Places, a collaborative effort where local residents can use crowdfunding to help develop strategic projects in their communities.

They include art installations, parks, bike trails, markets and more that revitalize downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. Information:

United Personnel offering field staff scholarship for education

Springfield-based United Personnel, which has an office in Pittsfield, is offering a scholarship to support the educational pursuits of field staff working on assignment.

The scholarship offers the recipient $500 towards college expenses, tuition or loan repayment. Applications are available at United Personnel's website at


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