Our First Annual Meeting 2023

by | Jun 4, 2023 | President's Blog

Living Local 413 Hosts First Annual Meeting

Springfield, MA – June 1, 2023 – Living Local 413, a non-profit business community organization dedicated to helping the Western MA business community become stronger and more self-sustaining hosted its first Annual Meeting on May 31, 2023. The meeting was held at Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow, MA. The event marked the introduction of Mr. Robert Barkett, the newly appointed Executive Director, and featured a ceremonial presentation to thank State Representative Brian Ashe for securing a $100,000 grant awarded to Living Local 413.

Attendees included Living Local 413 members, partners, volunteers, and supporters who share a common vision of building a vibrant and sustainable local business ecosystem.

“Mr. Barkett’s impressive background in community development and his strong leadership skills make him an invaluable addition to the Living Local 413 team,” said Living Local 413 president, Bill Cole. “His appointment as Executive Director positions the organization for continued growth and the effective execution of its mission.”

The gathering also featured a special ceremony to express sincere appreciation to State Representative Brian Ashe for his instrumental role in securing a remarkable $100,000 grant for Living Local 413. “This substantial contribution will empower the organization to expand its impact and implement essential initiatives that benefit the local community,” said Cole.

During the event, Bill Cole addressed attendees and reflected upon the organization’s recent achievements and milestones. Cole also shared valuable insights into the strategic direction of Living Local 413, as well as critical initiatives for the upcoming year.

Living Local 413 extends its gratitude to all members of the press, community leaders, partners, and supporters who attended the Annual Meeting and contributed to its success. The organization is committed to ongoing collaboration and invites all interested parties to connect and engage in the collective effort to create a thriving local community.

For media inquiries or further information, please contact:
Robert Barkett
Executive Director
Living Local 413
Phone: 413-504-2723
Email: rbarkett@livinglocal413.org




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