The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce is honored to continue celebrating the amazing work of greater Holyoke's most dedicated citizens and business people with our 2019 Business Person of the Year Award. We are currently accepting nominations now through April 1, 2019. The 2019 recipient will be announced in the spring of 2019. We ask that you submit your nomination right here electronically. To view past recipients, please click here.
Congratulations to our 2018 Business Person of the Year: Barry J. Farrell, Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home & our 2018 Henry A. Fifield Volunteer of the Year: Maria Ferrer, MD Beauty Salon
History, culture, industry, and recreation all come together in Downtown Holyoke. Within the four neighborhood of downtown Holyoke, enjoyable experiences for the whole family can be found at all times of the year. Whether visiting or relocating, Holyoke has something for everyone. Located in the heart of the Pioneer Valley, Holyoke is rich in natural and cultural assets, including the Connecticut River, hundreds of acres of parkland, two museums, and a historic dense urban fabric. It is all here, along with the great businesses and industries that have made Holyoke a major employment center since 1850 when it was developed as the first planned industrial city in the nation. (read more)