Area business announcements


Applications are now being accepted for the nationally recognized American Red Cross "Nurse Assistant Training" course. Several classes will be held in the coming months.

Day Classes: 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday

Location: Geriatric Authority of Holyoke, 34 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke.

Dates: January 30-February 22

Night Classes: 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Location: Geriatric Authority of Holyoke, 34 Lower Westfield Rd., Holyoke

Dates: Feb. 5-March 30 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Candidates will learn principles required to take the MA State Certified Nurse Assistant exam. Class sessions include instruction, skills practice, and clinical exposure. Course fees range from $675 (includes book, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope). Payment plans are available. A limited number of scholarships available.


Suddekor LLC has announced that Dennis Connor has been promoted to Inside Sales Manaer. With the company for two years, Connor will manage the sales relationships between the company's Agawam printing plant and East Longmeadow treating plant. Prior to Joins Suddekor, Connor worked for 12 years in project management in the retail business. He also worked for a few years as Director of Sales for a wholesale company. He graduated from UMass/Amherst with a BA degree and is also a graduate of the Dale Carnegie program. Suddekor LLC in Agawam is a wholly owned subsidiary of Suddekor Printer GmbH & Co. KG, headquartered in Laichingen Germany. The company supplies printed decorative paper to the North American laminate industry and is the only company to offer North American laminate manufacturers a complete design service from scanning and separations to cylinder engraving and proofing. Suddekor's second plant in East Longmeadow treats and markets decor papers in the North American market, offering for the first time a single source supplier for finished, treated papers. For more info, go to or call 821-9000.