When I walked down the aisle and saw my future husband waiting for me, it was an emotional moment. It finally hit me that I was going to be his wife – it was surreal and perfect.
-Stephanie, Belchertown

My favorite part was getting to run to 1st base!
-Lauren, Easthampton

I’ll forever cherish and remember the incredible people I met at Smith Academy.
-Izzy, Hatfield

That experience empowered me to keep challenging myself to do things I think I don’t have the guts to do.
-Lauren, Westfield

Despite all the self-doubt and fear, performing at Carnegie and achieving this goal has encouraged me to keep going, dreaming, and trying my best.
-Samantha, Worthington

The success of our business today is because of the supportive atmosphere of the community.
-Nate, Florence

What sets a dog apart from a human is that the dog provides ‘quiet companionship.’
-Cynthia Hinckley, Executive Director, Bright Spot Therapy Dogs

To learn more about the details behind each of these stories visit our Valley Beat Blog.

Our Moments

Many of our employees establish relationships with our customers, and share big news such as becoming a grandparent or showing photos of their new pet. That's why we want to highlight our employees' favorite moments, because just like you, they're family.

Hi! My name is Abby. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is the birth of my niece.

Hi! My name is Alex. I’m from Granby and my Milestone Moment is my first time in the Dominican Republic.

Hi! My name is Alicia. I’m from Hampden and my Milestone Moment is my engagement!

Hi! My name is Allie. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is getting my puppy Rocco.

Hi! My name is Amanda. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is surprising my son with his first concert!

Hi! My name is Amanda. I’m from Westfield and my Milestone Moment is when my daughter celebrated her 1st birthday.

Hi! My name is Amanda. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is watching my son speak at his kindergarten graduation.

Hi! My name is Angela. I’m from Ludlow and my Milestone Moment is hiking the Mount Hollywood trail near Los Angeles, CA.

Hi! My name is Angela. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is getting my daughter ready for her Senior Prom and High School graduation.

Hi! My name is Anita. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is closing on our retirement home in Wilmington, NC!

Hi! My name is April. I’m from Turners Falls and my Milestone Moment is my son graduating from the Police Academy.

Hi! My name is Arlene. I’m from Greenfield and my Milestone Moment is my Mom’s 90th birthday.

Hi! My name is Ashley. I’m from Ware and my Milestone Moment is riding “The Wilds” in New Hampshire.

Hi! My name is Barbara-Jean. I’m from South Hadley and my Milestone Moment is when my youngest son had his senior hockey night.

Hi! My name is Bea. I’m from Florence and my Milestone Moment is my brothers and I traveling to Ireland with our father.

Hi! My name is Becky. I’m from Southwick and my Milestone Moment is marrying my husband on May 5th, 2018.

Hi! My name is Beth. I’m from Florence and my Milestone Moment is selling my home to prepare for retirement!

Hi! My name is Bethany. I’m from Shutesbury and my Milestone Moment is watching my son watch whales for the first time.

Hi! My name is Bianca. I’m from Springfield and my Milestone Moment is buying my first home!

Hi! My name is Brenna. I’m from Granby and my Milestone Moment is graduating from High School!

Hi! My name is Bridget. I’m from South Hadley and my Milestone Moment is my son proposing to my future daughter-in-law.

Hi! My name is Bruce. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is being with my daughters watching the U.S. women’s soccer team!

Hi! My name is Caitlin. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is spending time with my daughter on our family vacation in Rhode Island.

Hi! My name is Carlos. I’m from Agawam and my Milestone Moment is my son learning to ride a bike for the first time.

Hi! My name is Carol. I’m from Hadley and my Milestone Moment is meeting our sweet rescue dog for the first time.

Hi! My name is Celia. I’m from Longmeadow and my Milestone Moment is purchasing our new home in Longmeadow.

Hi! My name is Cheryl. I’m from Williamsburg and my Milestone Moment is my first grandpuppy, Theo.

Hi! My name is Cheryl. I’m from Williamsburg and my Milestone Moment is my family getting together for a huge family photo.

Hi! My name is Chris. I’m from East Longmeadow and my Milestone Moment is taking my dream trip to Alaska!

Hi! My name is Cindy. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is a sunny day at the beach.

Hi! My name is Claudia. I’m from West Springfield and my Milestone Moment is going on a trip to Rome with my best friend.

Hi! My name is Corliss. I’m from Granby and my Milestone Moment is my first grandchild who will be born on October 10th!

Hi! My name is Cynthia. I’m from Granby and my Milestone Moment is traveling to 6 European countries in 2018!

Hi! My name is Danielle. I’m from South Hadley and my Milestone Moment is hiking up Mount Monadnock!

Hi! My name is Dave. I’m from Ludlow and my Milestone Moment is finishing my fourth and final Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon.

Hi! My name is Dave C. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is earning my Master of Arts Degree in English from Westfield State University.

Hi! My name is Dave L. I’m from Whately and my Milestone Moment is the birth of our first daughter.

Hi! My name is Dean. I’m from Florence and my Milestone Moment is going to the Green River Festival this summer.

Hi! My name is Deb. I’m from Wilbraham and my Milestone Moment is my son and I enjoying a special moment during the mother/son dance at his wedding.

Hi! My name is Debi. I’m from Westhampton and my Milestone Moment is my grandson, Kegan, wearing goggles for his swim class.

Hi! My name is Diane. I’m from Westhampton and my Milestone Moment is having my niece name her daughter, Ella Diane, after me.

Hi! My name is Diane C. I’m from Westhampton and my Milestone Moment is my new granddaughter, Adeline.

Hi! My name is Dina. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is being part of Florence Bank.

Hi! My name is Eddie. I’m from Springfield and my Milestone Moment is celebrating our daughter’s birthday.

Hi! My name is Elvira. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is my oldest daughter graduating from Easthampton High School.

Hi! My name is Elyssa. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is when my oldest son met his baby brother for the first time.

Hi! My name is Emily. I’m from Montague and my Milestone Moment is when I found my artistic side!

Hi! My name is Erika. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is going on vacation in Punta Cana!

Hi! My name is Erin. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is climbing Mt. Washington via Tuckerman Ravine!

Hi! My name is Erin. I’m from Southampton and my Milestone Moment is turning 40 and being surprised by my co-workers with a party!

Hi! My name is Heidi. I’m from South Hadley and my Milestone Moment is finding out my daughter has perfect hearing following surgery.

Hi! My name is Holly. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is any moment spent with my kids!

Hi! My name is Jack. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is spending time with my family.

Hi! My name is Jackie. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is when I moved from the West Coast to the Pioneer Valley.

Hi! My name is Jean. I’m from Florence and my Milestone Moment is going to Disney World with my husband and 2 boys.

Hi! My name is Jeanne. I’m from Greenfield and my Milestone Moment is getting promoted to Branch Manager.

Hi! My name is Jeff. I’m from South Hadley and my Milestone Moment is winning the Commonwealth Coast Conference as part of the Western New England Baseball team.

Hi! My name is Jen B. I’m from Huntington and my Milestone Moment is my wedding day!

Hi! My name is Jen F. I’m from Chesterfield and my Milestone Moment is when we brought home our sweet golden retriever puppy named Dozer!

Hi! My name is Jen H. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is when my daughter caught her first huge bass fish!

Hi! My name is Jen V. I’m from Westhampton and my Milestone Moment is seeing the castle lit up at Disney World.

Hi! My name is Jennie. I’m from South Hadley and my Milestone Moment is being part of a team through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hi! My name is Jennifer. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is my trip to Ireland and England with my sister!

Hi! My name is Jenny. I’m from South Deerfield and my Milestone Moment is when Sam met his new brother, James!

Hi! My name is Jessica. I’m from Holyoke and my Milestone Moment is buying a new car!

Hi! My name is Julie. I’m from Whately and my Milestone Moment is traveling to the Midwest for the first time.

Hi! My name is Julie. I’m from South Deerfield and my Milestone Moment is receiving a brand new Jeep for my birthday.

Hi! My name is Karen. I’m from Southampton and my Milestone Moment is purchasing an infrared sauna for our home.

Hi! My name is Karen. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is going to Vegas with my softball team.

Hi! My name is Katherine. I’m from Holyoke and my Milestone Moment is going to Pocono Raceway for an amazing NASCAR race.

Hi! My name is Katie. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is the joy of my daughter’s faces.

Hi! My name is Kendra. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is when my daughter took her first steps.

Hi! My name is Kiara. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is winning the 2018 National Championships in Portland, Oregon with my synchronized skating team.

Hi! My name is Kim. I’m from Hatfield and my Milestone Moment is the arrival of the Eight is Enough litter!

Hi! My name is Kim. I’m from Florence and my Milestone Moment is enjoying my son’s 1st grade open house!

Hi! My name is Krissy. I’m from Chesterfield and my Milestone Moment is my son holding my nephew for the first time.

Hi! My name is Laura. I’m from Westfield and my Milestone Moment is adopting my Dixie dog from Dakin.

Hi! My name is Laura. I’m from West Springfield and my Milestone Moment is my son getting engaged to his girlfriend.

Hi! My name is Laura. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is becoming an Auntie.

Hi! My name is Lauren. I’m from Westfield and my Milestone Moment is going to Croatia for my 30th Birthday!

Hi! My name is Linda. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is my child getting married!

Hi! My name is Lori. I’m from Southampton and my Milestone Moment is my daughter participating in dance camp.

Hi! My name is Lori. I’m from Holyoke and my Milestone Moment is my husband and I purchasing our first home.

Hi! My name is Lori. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is when Tanner finally potty trained! Big milestone for him and Mommy!

Hi! My name is Lynn. I’m from South Hadley and my Milestone Moment is my youngest daughter getting an internship at the Walt Disney Company.

Hi! My name is Mary. I’m from Hadley and my Milestone Moment is traveling with family and friends creating great memories.

Hi! My name is Mary. I’m from Montague and my Milestone Moment is scuba diving with my husband in Akumal, Mexico.

Hi! My name is Matthew. I’m from Westfield and my Milestone Moment is purchasing my first home!

Hi! My name is Maureen. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is attending my 4th Billy Joel concert at Fenway Park.

Hi! My name is Melissa. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is when I married my husband in 2016 and when I had my daughter and my son.

Hi! My name is Melissa. I’m from Ware and my Milestone Moment is when I rescued a Chihuahua from shelter.

Hi! My name is Michael. I’m from South Deerfield and my Milestone Moment is the day my youngest son graduated from High School.

Hi! My name is Michael. I’m from Longmeadow and my Milestone Moment is my twin brother Jack and I winning our game on Senior Night!

Hi! My name is Michele. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is my granddaughter graduating from pre-school.

Hi! My name is Monica. I’m from Westfield and my Milestone Moment is enjoying a lobster roll on a sunny afternoon with my son.

Hi! My name is Monica. I’m from Holyoke and my Milestone Moment is learning I would be a grandmother.

Hi! My name is Nancy. I’m from Longmeadow and my Milestone Moment is my granddaughter, Raya, having her first bike ride!

Hi! My name is Pam. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary.

Hi! My name is Patty. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is any moment spent with my family.

Hi! My name is Renee. I’m from Florence and my Milestone Moment is being chosen to be a Godmother.

Hi! My name is Robin. I’m from Southampton and my Milestone Moment is celebrating my daughter’s college graduation.

Hi! My name is Sara. I’m from Hatfield and my Milestone Moment is studying abroad in Ireland.

Hi! My name is Sara G. I’m from Holyoke and my Milestone Moment is this year we welcomed our dog into our hearts and home.

Hi! My name is Sarah K. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is running the Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers race with my Dad.

Hi! My name is Sarah P. I’m from Holyoke and my Milestone Moment is bringing our 6 year old out on his own kayak this year!

Hi! My name is Sharon. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is my daughter’s first car.

Hi! My name is Shelley. I’m from Southampton and my Milestone Moment is deciding to go back to school to complete my degree.

Hi! My name is Stephanie. I’m from South Deerfield and my Milestone Moment is spending time with my grandmother and holding her hand the day before she passed away.

Hi! My name is Stephanie. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is when I became a dog mom.

Hi! My name is Stephanie. I’m from Westfield and my Milestone Moment is when my daughter was born.

Hi! My name is Stephanie. I’m from Chicopee and my Milestone Moment is meeting Michael Buble.

Hi! My name is Sue. I’m from Ludlow and my Milestone Moment is having a day at the beach.

Hi! My name is Suzette. I’m from Southampton and my Milestone Moment is watching my daughter Rachel graduate from grad school.

Hi! My name is Taylor. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is singing a solo my senior year of High School.

Hi! My name is Taylor. I’m from Amherst and my Milestone Moment is moving out on my own and rescuing my baby kitten.

Hi! My name is Taylor. I’m from Belchertown and my Milestone Moment is visiting Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hi! My name is Teresa. I’m from Whately and my Milestone Moment is going on a trip to Cuba with my husband and three kids.

Hi! My name is Toby. I’m from Florence and my Milestone Moment is my youngest daughter going to the Senior Prom and graduating from Northampton High School.

Hi! My name is Tom. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is taking a long weekend in Cape Porpoise, Maine.

Hi! My name is Tracy. I’m from Northampton and my Milestone Moment is seeing our baby for the first time.

Hi! My name is Travis. I’m from Easthampton and my Milestone Moment is traveling to Japan and getting married!

Hi! My name is Val. I’m from Springfield and my Milestone Moment is when I met Rick!