Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce Shining Stars event

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – It was the night of shining stars in Chicopee Friday night. Hundreds of people filled the Castle of Knights where The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to some of the business community’s “Shining Stars.”

PeoplesBank was chosen as the 2014 Business of the Year, for its commitment to helping their community.

Executive Vice President Michael Oleksak of PeoplesBank told 22News, “We’ve done some special projects with the high schools here. We’ve done some special projects with Habitat for Humanity in this area, and we’ve been a good corporate citizen for a number of years.”

Also honored as Shining Stars, recently retired chamber President Gail Sherman as citizen of the year and Corey Briere was named Chicopee Chamber Volunteer of the year.

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