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bankESB Makes $25,000 Donation to The Chamber of Greater Easthampton’s WorkHub on Union

Easthampton, Massachusetts — March 15, 2024

The Chamber of Greater Easthampton is pleased to announce a significant contribution of $25,000 from bankESB towards its ambitious co-workspace project, WorkHub on Union. The donation will support the development of a vibrant and collaborative co-working space, providing valuable resources for entrepreneurs and businesses in the Greater Easthampton region.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to support entrepreneurship and economic development in Easthampton,” said Matthew Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB. “We are thrilled to do our part in supporting small businesses any way we can, and we know this project will help unlock the potential of our community in so many ways.”

WorkHub on Union aims to create an innovative and inspiring environment where entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners can converge and thrive. Through this partnership with bankESB, The Chamber of Greater Easthampton will be able to enhance the support and services offered to local professionals, fostering growth, and stimulating economic development in the community.

“We are immensely grateful for bankESB’s generous contribution towards our WorkHub on Union initiative and for their continued commitment to our local community,” said Moe Belliveau, Executive Director, The Chamber of Greater Easthampton. “This donation is a significant step towards the needed funding that will enable us to provide professional workspace, as well as essential resources and entrepreneurial training to individuals and small businesses, empowering them to succeed in today’s competitive market.”

Easthampton’s local community bank, bankESB, shares The Chamber’s vision of supporting local businesses and driving economic growth in the Greater Easthampton area. “With this donation, bankESB demonstrates its support for the Chamber’s mission to create an ecosystem that nurtures talent, fosters collaboration, and offers an array of valuable services to aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals alike,” Sosik added.

In addition to offering a dynamic and flexible workspace, the WorkHub on Union will provide access to mentorship programs, networking events, educational programming, and other support services designed to accelerate the growth of startups and small business. Through this collaboration, The Chamber of Greater Easthampton and bankESB aim to empower entrepreneurs, foster innovation, and establish the Greater Easthampton region as a hub for business excellence.

Construction is underway at WorkHub on Union located at 33 Union Street, Easthampton, and is slated to open this fall.

Easthampton Chamber donation

In the photo:
bankESB’s Main Street, Easthampton office Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer, Jessica West
The Chamber of Greater Easthampton. Executive Director, Moe Belliveau

The Chamber of Greater Easthampton is fulfilling its purpose-driven mission of economic development through professional development, leadership education, The WorkHub on Union, Blueprint Easthampton, relationship building, resource navigation and connection, technical assistance, marketing and promotion and entrepreneurial support. For more information visit www.easthamptonchamber.org.

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