A Note From The Executive Director

The WRC focuses on the dedication to being an advocate and resource for business. We do this by delivering value to our members and the communities they serve, work to maintain and improve the area's quality of life, work to maintain strong support for existing industries, and continue to promote and support economic development.

We work hard to make Western Mass a place where businesses want to start, stay, and prosper. I encourage members to take advantage of all of the opportunities the WRC has to offer, and I look forward to meeting you to discuss all of the benefits of a WRC membership has if you are not a member!

Executive Board


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Ryan McLane, Chairman
McLane & McLane

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Scott Haselkorn,Vice Chairman
Haselkorn, Inc.

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Frank Palange, Past Chairman
V&F Auto

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Dan D'Angelo, Treasurer
West Springfield Boys & Girls Club

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Jaime Smith, Clerk
Westfield Bank

Board of Directors


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Brian Houle
Spherion

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Anne Hassin
OMG, Inc.

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Jennifer Romero
Six Flags New England

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Bonnie Massoia
Canary Blomstrom Insurance

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Noreen Tassinari
Eastern States Exposition

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Ken Ritucci
Horizons Services

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Andrew Sullivan
Freedom Credit Union


WRC Committees

WRC is always looking for volunteers to help on our committees. If you're interested in volunteering, click here to contact our office. In the comment area of the contact us form, let us know the committee you're interested in joining.

Economic Development &
Government Affairs

Purpose – To promote economic development in the communities we serve, and to be the voice of our local businesses to our local legislators. This Committee meets the Third Wednesday of every month at 7:30 AM at V&F Automotive - Springfield Street, Agawam

Education

Purpose - Provide a forum of discussion of educational issues and actively support education in Agawam and West Springfield. (This committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 8 AM- at Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative - West Springfield

Membership/Marketing Committee

Purpose - Promote the WRC and its members through traditional and modern marketing strategies and to wlecome new members to the chamber. (This committee meets the Fourth Wednesday of every month at 12 PM at Cal's -1068 Riverdale St. West Spfld, MA)

Program Committee

Purpose - Plan and Execute Breakfast Events and the Annual Food Fest West event. This committee meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 AM at V&F Auto - Agawam, MA)

Finance Committee

The WRC Finance Committee is responsible for:

  • Overseeing business accounts.
  • Reviewing CD rates and making recommendations.
  • Ensuring timely tax filings
  • Maintaining oversight of all WRC Financial policies and procedures including but not limited to donations, and check writing.
  • Making recommendations for WRC reserve holdings.
  • Preparing annual operating budget for Board review and approval.
  • Initiating a semiannual audit (optional)

Lets Grow Your Business Together!

The WRC has extensive marketing and networking opportunities for its members to take advantage of. These opportunities help their businesses grow and strengthen the local business economy for future generations.

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