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    1. Career day at Springfield elementary school brings lesson on advertising business in Western Mass.

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      Career day at Springfield elementary school brings lesson on advertising business in Western Mass.

      The third graders at the Arthur T. Talmadge Elementary School in Springfield were treated to a lesson on advertising and how it affects their everyday life this week as Mark French, advertising director for The Republican, was in the classroom for Career Day.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    2. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker visits Yankee Candle manufacturing in Whatley (photos, video)

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      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker visits Yankee Candle manufacturing in Whatley (photos, video)

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker took a tour of a major Western Massachusetts employer on Thursday, the Yankee Candle manufacturing facility in Whately. Surrounded by company executives, media and the ever-present, overwhelming fragrance of about 100 candle scents, Baker greeted as many employees as he could while listening to his tour guide, Jim Scott, vice president of manufacturing.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    3. Springfield unveils $130,000 in Pine Point storefront improvements | masslive.com

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      Springfield unveils $130,000 in Pine Point storefront improvements | masslive.com

      The storefront grants are funded by a federal Community Development Block Grant the the city. Businesses must fund a 10 percent match. Businesses must create or retain at least one job for each $10,000 and they must remain in Springfield for a minimum of three years after the grant is made.  To be eligible, businesses must be located in a Community Development Block Grant-eligible neighborhood. Interested business owners are asked to call the city planning office at (413) 787-6020.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Santander Bank branch at MassLive Building in downtown Springfield closing July 10 | masslive.com

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      Santander Bank branch at MassLive Building in downtown Springfield closing July 10 | masslive.com

      The Santander Bank branch at 1350 Main St. is shutting down.  The location inside One Financial Plaza, where MassLive also has its offices, is closing its doors effective Friday, July 10.  Customers are being directed to the branch at 590 Sumner Ave. Hours are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield

    5. Northampton company 3BL buys British company to expand news distribution on corporate responsibility | masslive.com

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      Northampton company 3BL buys British company to expand news distribution on corporate responsibility | masslive.com

      A Northampton company that focuses on corporate responsibility and news on that front has acquired an English publishing company that publishes an ethical performance newsletter and website.  3BL Media announced on Wednesday that it has purchased Dunstans Publishing Limited, a British company with a sustainability reporting service. The acquisition expands the range of communication on the subject within the 3BL Media group.

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      Comment Mentions:   Northampton

    6. L-3 KEO in Northampton wins $48.7 million contract for submarine masts | masslive.com

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      L-3 KEO in Northampton wins $48.7 million contract for submarine masts | masslive.com

      L-3 KEO, formerly Kollmorgen, has been awarded a $48.7 million contract from Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to develop and build a slimmer version of its photonics mast for the Virginia class of submarines.  L-3 KEO will do the engineering and design work for the project during the first year of the contract, with an option to produce up to 29 photonics masts the next four years. The maximum value of the contract is $157 million

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      Comment Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    7. Being Entrepreneurial

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      Being Entrepreneurial

      When Katie Stebbins talks with those involved in efforts across the state to create and expand what are coming to be known as ‘entrepreneurial ecosystems,’ she speaks with a good deal of perspective — and experience. Indeed, the Commonwealth’s recently named assistant secretary for Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, within the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development.

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    8. Baystate doing the job and deserving of help: Editorial | masslive.com

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      Baystate doing the job and deserving of help: Editorial | masslive.com

      If Baystate Medical Center is one of the best-kept secrets in the Massachusetts health field, the problem is that the facility's work should be no secret.  U.S News and World Report certainly knows about the Springfield facility. It ranked Baystate as one of just 34 hospitals in the country considered 'high performing' in five common procedures in its first 'Best Hospitals for Common Care' ratings.

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    9. Trinity Solar opens Western Massachusetts office at Open Square in Holyoke | masslive.com

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      Trinity Solar opens Western Massachusetts office at Open Square in Holyoke | masslive.com

      The New Jersey company announced this month that they're moving into Open Square in Holyoke. 'Open Square met our needs perfectly. Its location allows quick access to customers throughout the Pioneer Valley,' said Regional Director Eric Wilson. 'And the fact that it's mixed-use meant affordable warehouse and beautiful office space in the same complex.'

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      Comment Mentions:   Holyoke

    10. Site work ramps up as MGM Springfield casino nears groundbreaking

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      Site work ramps up as MGM Springfield casino nears groundbreaking

      With the approaching fourth anniversary of the June 1, 2011, tornado, site work for the $800 Million MGM Springfield resort casino project is in full swing in the city's South End, which sustained significant damage as a result of the storm. Jersey barriers are being installed along Main, State and Bliss streets and plans are pending to demolish the 19 buildings in the 14½-acre site plan to make way for the massive entertainment complex.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

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