The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce is hosting a press conference on October 20th at 4:30 p.m. at the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club to view the premiere of a newly created video about Holyoke’s Manufacturers and Innovators that was produced by local youth in partnership with the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club and the Holyoke High School’s Media Program.  The Chamber engaged both the High School and the Boys and Girls Club students to promote the great products and services Holyoke manufacturers have to offer and to learn more about what is actually made in Holyoke.

    Students interviewed, filmed, edited and produced the 3 minute video that will be able to be viewed on the Chamber’s website.

    The video can bee seen on our video page here

    At the press conference, you will learn how the initiative took place and hear from the teams that produced the film.  Mayor Alex Morse and Holyoke Public Schools’ Superintendent Sergio Paez support the partnership and will help unveil the two 3 minute videos about Holyoke Machine and Universal Plastics.

    Holyoke Machine Inc.’s owner, James Sagalyn, had promoted the initiative through the Chamber with a desire to increase awareness of the great products and services that the manufacturers of Holyoke have to offer.  The students will be working with Sealed Air and Westside Finishing for their next video.  Kathleen Anderson, President of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce stated, “We are so excited to be working with Holyoke students on this project that will help showcase our local manufacturers and innovators to the public.  This ongoing project will take time, but will provide many students the professional experience that goes into the making of a film and understanding what our local manufacturers produce.  We greatly appreciate the help and support of the Holyoke Public Schools and the Holyoke Boys and Girls Club and we cannot thank enough, Victor Rojas from the Club and Mike Hines from the High School, who worked with the students to produce these great videos to show to the public.”