• BusinessWest’s Difference Makers to Be Honored April 1

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    March 19, 2021

    BusinessWest magazine, the biweekly business journal covering Western Massachusetts, will honor its Difference Makers for 2021 on Thursday, April 1 with a virtual ceremony hosted on the Remo virtual event platform. The Difference Makers program was established in 2009 to recognize individuals and groups that are, as the name suggests, making a difference in the Western Mass. region. Since the very beginning, this recognition program has shown conclusively that there are a great many ways to make a difference. And the class of 2021, the program’s 13th, makes this even more abundantly clear. This year’s honorees are:
    • Kristin Carlson, President, Peerless Precision
    • EforAll Holyoke
    • Janine Fondon, Founder, UnityFirst.com; Professor, Bay Path University
    • Harold Grinspoon, Philanthropist; Founder, Aspen Square Management
    • Chad Moir, Founder and Owner, DopaFit Parkinson’s Movement Center
    • Bill Parks, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
    • Pete Westover, Founder and Partner, Conservation Works, LLC
    Honorees are profiled in the Feb. 17 issue of BusinessWest and on www.businesswest.com. The Difference Makers Gala on April 1 will begin at 6 p.m. with virtual networking and opportunities to meet this year’s honorees. Following the hour of networking, there will be an hour-long presentation featuring remarks from our sponsors, videos from our #EverydayDifferenceMakers social-media campaign, and overviews of — and remarks from — our seven amazing honorees.
    This event is free! Please RSVP by visting live.remo.co/e/difference-makers-2021. The event is sponsored by Burkhart Pizzanelli, P.C., the Royal Law Firm, TommyCar Auto Group, and United Way of Pioneer Valley. Our nonprofit partner is Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure, and our media partner is WWLP/22 News and the CW Springfield. For more information, contact Jennifer Godaire at (413) 781-8600, ext. 100, godaire@businesswest.com; or visit www.businesswest.com.

    Jennifer Godaire, Marketing & Events Director
    godaire@businesswest.com, (413) 781-8600, ext. 100