1. From the EDC

    1. Are you a local vendor specializing in furniture, fixtures, equipment and other listed supplies?

      Are you a local vendor specializing in furniture, fixtures, equipment and other listed supplies?

      MGM Springfield is seeking vendors, including minority-, woman- and veteran-owned businesses, for project-related furniture, fixtures and equipment purchases and other supplies listed. MGM Springfield representatives will host an informational session in the morning to explain the scope of upcoming purchases, the prequalification process and MGM Springfield’s policy on vendors and purchasing. There will also be an overview of the project’s diversity requirements. Vendors will also have the opportunity to participate in round table meetings with members of the MGM Resorts procurement team during the afternoon session. Pre-registration is required.

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    2. Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

      Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

      Decades ago, those attempting to lure tourists and industry to communities in western Massachusetts hit upon the descriptor Pioneer Valley, a way to honor and recognize those who had settled the region centuries earlier. Pioneer Valley made a lot of sense as a way to market the Connecticut River Valley to the Boston area, said Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce President Tim O’Brien, during an era before many highways and interstates were built and putting the state capital three or more hours away.

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    3. Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge

      Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge

      As you know, we are pleased to have recently opened a new lounge at Bradley International Airport. Escape Lounge Bradley is a common-use airport lounge, which means that you can utilize the lounge for a daily fee without needing to travel on any particular airline, use a specific credit card, or be a member of any special frequent flyer program. Lounge access includes complimentary food and beverage, high-speed WiFi, and a comfortable, relaxing environment away from the busy terminal complex. Escape Lounge Bradley is open to all and works with corporate travel bookers and regular business travelers, offering preferential rates ...

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Dietz & Company Architects moving to Springfield Union Station

      Dietz & Company Architects moving to Springfield Union Station

      Kerry L. Dietz, owner and principal of Dietz & Company Architects, announced Tuesday that the company, the largest architecture firm in the region, will move into Union Station from offices nearby at 17 Hampden St., also in downtown Springfield. "We thank Kerry Dietz for her long-term commitment to being part of downtown Springfield and being a pioneer at Springfield Union Station," said Mayor Domenic J. Sarno in a press release. "Her company does outstanding work throughout New England and we are so happy she is continuing to do that work right here in Springfield."

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    2. Bay Path Women’s Leadership Conference Slated for March 31

      Bay Path Women’s Leadership Conference Slated for March 31

      Bay Path University will hold its 22nd annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) on Friday, March 31 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. This year’s event will explore empathy, how it empowers people individually and as teams, and how it can help them become better, stronger, and more compassionate leaders. Keynote speakers include Nicholas Sparks, Nely Galan, and Shiza Shahid. In today’s workplace, a successful bottom line is defined by how much an organization values and cultivates human capital. Leaders need to understand not only their business, but ...

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    3. UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield

      UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield

      Beginning in August, the UMass Amherst College of Nursing’s accelerated bachelor’s in nursing program will be taught at the UMass Center at Springfield in Tower Square. The 17-month program, designed for students with bachelor’s degrees in other subjects or people interested in a career change, will enroll 80 students each year. Courses will be taught by UMass Amherst College of Nursing faculty using state-of-the-art teaching technologies in newly renovated and expanded classrooms to allow for the intensive clinical work that nursing education demands.

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    4. BusinessWest, HCN to Launch Healthcare Heroes Program

      BusinessWest, HCN to Launch Healthcare Heroes Program

      Healthcare Heroes.  Over the past decade or so, those two words have become a national brand — a brand that symbolizes many things, including excellence, dedication, compassion, commitment, and much more.  Indeed, Healthcare Heroes has become the name attached to recognition programs created by business magazines, healthcare publications, health- and wellness-related organizations across the country, and other entities, to honor individuals and institutions that stand out for the work they do. The name has become part of the landscape in New York, California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Utah, and many other states. And now, it is coming to Western Mass.

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    5. Healthcare Marketing Symposium Slated for April 7

      Healthcare marketing professionals are invited to Union Station in Northampton on Friday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a day of learning and seeing what is possible in healthcare marketing from those who are breaking the mold of the conventional. Leading organizations, hospitals, and health systems will be in attendance. The Western New England Healthcare Marketing Symposium will provide attendees with opportunities to hear what’s new in this ever-changing and evolving industry, hear about best practices from healthcare-marketing thought leaders, and learn how those best practices were successfully implemented.

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      Mentions: Northampton
    6. Click Workspace Marks Anniversary with ‘Feed the Soul’ Benefit

      Last April, Click Workspace moved its co-working community from an office suite in Hampton Court to its new multi-story home at 9 1/2 Market St. in Northampton. In that freshly renovated space, Click has greatly expanded its services to the community, offering meeting and event spaces, membership plans for local organizations, and cultural events. Now Click is celebrating the first anniversary in its long-term home by giving back to the community. On Thursday, April 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., Click will host “Feed the Soul,” a private art opening featuring original paintings by artist Pam Carter, the ...

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      Mentions: Northampton
    7. Cafe plans perking for Springfield Innovation Center

      Cafe plans perking for Springfield Innovation Center

      Looking for that after-work drink in downtown Springfield? Soon you might be able to order your favorite cocktail by smartphone app before leaving the office. It'll be ready and waiting when you get to Ground Up, the new name of the cafe planned for the Springfield Innovation Center on Bridge Street. Paragus Strategic IT CEO Delcie Bean, one of the backers of the cafe venture, recently detailed plans for Ground Up, which he and his partners expect to open in June. They're in the process of getting a liquor license.

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    8. STCC workforce training program sets employer forums

      STCC workforce training program sets employer forums

      Training & Workforce Options, a set of training programs that brings the latest skills to workers, often known by the acronym TWO, will host employer forums in the coming weeks: one focusing on the manufacturing industry on Wednesday and another focusing on long-term health care on April 4. TWO is a collaboration between Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College.

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    9. MassDOT to host public meeting set on Interstate 91 viaduct progress

      MassDOT to host public meeting set on Interstate 91 viaduct progress

      MassDOT has scheduled another public meeting to update the public on the ongoing $183.3 million rehab of Interstate 91 in Springfield. The meeting will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the MassLive Building - 3rd Floor Conference Room, 1350 Main Street, Springfield. MassDOT has hosted these meetings roughly every three months since work began. MassDOT says the Interstate 91 project is now three months ahead of its original schedule. The original schedule had the highway completely reopening in August 2018.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    10. Seven Area Communities Receive $1,446,675 for Clean-energy Projects

      The Baker-Polito Administration recently awarded Green Communities designation grants totaling $1,446,675 to Agawam, Blandford, Chicopee, Granville, Ware, Warren, and Westfield. The awards will fund clean-energy projects and were presented by Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton and Department of Energy Resource (DOER) Commissioner Judith Judson in a recent ceremony at Chicopee City Hall. Earlier this year, 30 Massachusetts cities and towns were designated by DOER as Green Communities, committing to an ambitious renewable-energy agenda to reduce energy consumption and emissions.

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    Are you a local vendor specializing in furniture, fixtures, equipment and other listed supplies?
    Are you a local vendor specializing in furniture, fixtures, equipment and other listed supplies? From the EDC
    Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did
    Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did From the EDC
    Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge
    Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge From the EDC
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bidding Opportunity for Tradespersons
    Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bidding Opportunity for Tradespersons From the EDC
    West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business
    West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business masslive.com
    Springfield Technology Park announces partnership with Greentown Labs of Somerville
    Springfield Technology Park announces partnership with Greentown Labs of Somerville masslive.com
    Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,...
    Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,... masslive.com
    Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23
    Western Massachusetts Developers Conference Set for June 23 BusinessWest
    Dietz & Company Architects moving to Springfield Union Station
    Dietz & Company Architects moving to Springfield Union Station masslive.com
    Bay Path Women’s Leadership Conference Slated for March 31
    Bay Path Women’s Leadership Conference Slated for March 31 BusinessWest
    UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield
    UMass Amherst to Offer Accelerated B.S. in Nursing in Springfield BusinessWest
    BusinessWest, HCN to Launch Healthcare Heroes Program
    BusinessWest, HCN to Launch Healthcare Heroes Program BusinessWest
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  2. Western Mass EDC Board Members in the News

    1. (6 articles) Carol A. Leary
    2. (6 articles) Ira Rubenzahl
    3. (4 articles) Peter Rosskothen
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  3. Western Mass EDC Staff in the News

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  4. Companies in the News

    1. (39 articles) MassMutual
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    5. (27 articles) The Republican
    6. (23 articles) Big Y Foods
    7. (23 articles) Comcast
    8. (14 articles) Smith & Wesson Corp.
  5. Business Leaders in the News

    1. (7 articles) Timothy W. Brennan
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    5. (1 articles) Robert Bolduc
    6. (1 articles) Russell Denver
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    1. (60 articles) Domenic J. Sarno
    2. (30 articles) Congressman Richard E. Neal
    3. (16 articles) Kevin Kennedy
    4. (10 articles) Alex Morse
    5. (10 articles) Governor Deval L. Patrick
    6. (4 articles) Dannel Malloy
  7. Organizations in the News

    1. (89 articles) University of Massachusetts
    2. (61 articles) Springfield Technical Community College
    3. (42 articles) Holyoke Community College
    4. (38 articles) MassDevelopment
    5. (37 articles) Western New England University
    6. (35 articles) Valley Venture Mentors
  8. Western Mass Cities in the News

    1. (602 articles) Springfield
    2. (203 articles) Holyoke
    3. (124 articles) Westfield
    4. (115 articles) Chicopee
    5. (110 articles) Amherst
    6. (83 articles) Northampton
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