Holyoke Chamber chooses “Business Person of the Year”

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – On Tuesday night the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce recognized their “Business Person of the Year”.

The Chamber chose Barbara Baran, business development officer for the Holyoke Credit Union. Baran was chosen because of her leadership, mentoring of businesses, and her commitment to community involvement.

“I do believe firmly in volunteerism; that people should give back to their community,” said Baran. “I’m fortunate that I have the business, the Holyoke Credit Union, that allows me to do that.”

Baran is active in the Chamber, and has served on the boards of Girls Inc., the Greater Holyoke YMCA, and the Boys & Girls Club of Holyoke.

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