Officers elected to Center for Youth
NORTHAMPTON — Kevin Day, chief financial officers of Florence Savings Bank has been named board president of the Northeast Center for Youth and Families.
Also elected were attorney David Lawless as clerk, certified public accountant David Pascucci as treasurer and accountant Keith Purcell as vice president.
Members newly elected to the board include retired bank administrator Robert Banspach, economist Richard Bauman and Brian Scanlon, vice president of Innovative Business Systems. Founded in 1972, the Northeast Center for Youth and Families serves more than 600 children and teens annually with services including foster care and residential programs, in-home therapy, arts therapy, after school programming and the Tri-County Schools for special-needs youth.
AMHERST — Fatemeh Giahi, of Amherst, a registered dietitian and founder of Valley Nutrition Counseling,recently passed the examination to become a certified LEAP therapist.
The LEAP (Lifestyle, Eating and Performance) Program is a strategic method of dealing with the dietary components of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraines, fibromyalgia, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, vomiting, chronic sinusitis and other symptoms caused by delayed food sensitivities.
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Vodka maker wins national award
HADLEY — Paul J. Kozub, owner and founder of V-One Vodka was one of three winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 2013 Nightclub & Bar show recently in Las Vegas.
In its inaugural year, the national awards program celebrates emerging small businesses producing innovative products for the nightlife industry.
V-One Vodka was started in 2005. It is now produced exclusively by Polmos Lublin in Poland. It is the only vodka made solely from 100 percent organic spelt wheat, the rarest and most expensive grain in the world. A small amount of the wheat is grown in Hadley.
Guilbault to lead Franklin County
GREENFIELD — Kenneth E. Guilbault of South Hadley has joined Community Health Center of Franklin County as chief executive officer.
Guilbault most served as vice president of clinical and professional services at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
Guilbault holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in business administration from Western New England University.
Community Health Center of Franklin County has locations in Greenfield, Orange and Turners Falls, providing primary and preventive medical, dental, nutrition and behavioral health services to residents in the underserved urban and rural communities of Franklin County and the North Quabbin areas.
Real estate firm adds new associate
SOUTH HADLEY — ERA Laplante Real Estate recently announced the addition of Madeline Flood to its team of real estate agents in the Hampshire and Hampden counties.
Food moved to this area from New York in 2010 and has 16 years’ experience in real estate. ERA Laplante Real Estate is an independently owned and operated member of the ERA Franchise Systems Inc.