Making News: Cummington Fair wins awards, marketing, new gym, more

Sunday, December 29, 2013
Cummington Fair 
wins awards

CUMMINGTON — The Cummington Fair was recognized at the 2013 Massachusetts Agricultural Fair’s Association Media Awards competition last month.

According to fair spokesman Cliff Thayer, Cummington Fair won five awards including first place awards in both the radio and television categories, second place in overall advertising and two third-place awards in the website and fair premium book categories. The fair competed in the medium fair designation competition.

Agency recognized 
in marketing contest

NORTHAMPTON — LogicTrail won gold awards in the newspaper advertising series and internal advertising campaign categories at the 2013 Aster Awards.

An annual competition, the Aster Awards recognize health care marketing professionals.

LogicTrail, in partnership with client Noble Hospital of Westfield, won gold for their “Did You Know” newspaper advertising series in addition to their internal “Yes, Noble” campaign.

Founded in 2009, LogicTrail has worked with companies including Keurig, Samsung, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Loews Hotels and Stephen Starr Restaurants.

Workshop focuses 
on communication

HOLYOKE — Izzy Gesell, a certified speaking professional, will hold a workshop Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at Holyoke Community College on improving personal and professional creativity, communication and relationship skills.

“Practiced Spontaneity: Applying Improv Theater Principles to Enhance Personal and Professional Success” will be held at the college’s Kittredge Center, 303 Homestead Ave. The cost is $129.

The workshop is aimed at people in the areas of sales, marketing, business development, advertising, product development, problem solving, management, leadership and entrepreneurship.

For more information, contact Gesell at 413-586-2634 or email him at izzy@izzyg.com. To register, visit www.practicedspontaneity.eventbrite.com.

Coolidge is secretary 
of law library association

BELCHERTOWN — Katherine K. Coolidge, law librarian at Bulkley, Richardson and Gelina LLP in Springfield, has been elected secretary of the American Association of Law Libraries. Her three-year term will begin in July.

Coolidge, who lives in Belchertown, has a master’s degree in library and information science from the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston. She also has a law degree from the Western New England University School of Law in Springfield and a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in Minnesota.

Advocacy Center receives $10K donation

NORTHAMPTON — The Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation has awarded $10,000 to the Northwestern Children’s Advocacy Center, where local children who have been physically or sexually abused are interviewed and medically examined.

The Children’s Advocacy Center offers a private, comfortable setting where children receive the services they need to heal. Its mission is providing safety, healing and justice for children.

In 2012, 325 children from Hampshire and Franklin counties and Athol received services from the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Child Abuse Unit of Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan’s office.

Kathy Mullin, vice president at PeoplesBank of Holyoke, nominated the center to foundation board members.

New gym opens 
in Florence

NORTHAMPTON — The Steel Horse Gym recently opened in the Florence Community Center, 140 Pine St.

The gym is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Membership is $20 per month. People must be 18 or older to lift weights. For more information call 413-320-1107.