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June Breakfast to Feature Coach Paul Assaiante

May 18, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 15, 2017   The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its last Business@Breakfast of its 2016-2017 chamber season on June 7, 2017 from 7:15-9:00 a.m. at the Flynn Campus Union at Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield.


Sponsored by presenting sponsor MGM Springfield and breakfast series sponsor United Personnel with support from coffee bar sponsor Duro-Last Roofing, the breakfast will honor United Personnel President and Owner Tricia Canavan as the 2017 Springfield Regional Chamber Richard J. Moriarty Citizen of the Year. The breakfast is also the Chamber’s annual meeting and will include highlights of the Chamber’s past season and elections of its board of directors. 


As well, the breakfast will feature motivational speaker and Coach of the Trinity College Men’s Squash Team, Paul Asssaiante. As the “winningest coach in college sports history,” Assaiante has motivated top athletes from around the world. He has an exceptional ability to build multicultural teams into a cohesive group of winners. The author of “Run to Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear,” Assaiante uses his experiences to help leaders in any field embrace collaboration, cultural diversity, and leadership models that encourage employees to give everything they have – every day, and build winning teams.


Assaiante coached both the United States Squash Team, which competed in the Pan American Games, and the USA Men’s Team, which finished a best-ever sixth in the World Championships in Germany in 2011. Twice named the United States Olympic Committee Coach of the Year, he was inducted into the US Squash Hall of Fame in 2016. He is a graduate of Springfield College and holds a Master’s degree from Long Island University.


Reservations are $22.50 for members ($25 at the door) and $30 for general admission ($35 at the door).  Reservations are suggested and can be made online at

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