1. From the EDC

    1. Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Common Capital, Inc.

      Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Common Capital, Inc. are excited to bring a Speed Coaching event to Holyoke! The event will kick off with a networking reception at 6:00. During the reception you will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and sign up for the consulting stations that are most relevant to your business such as: 
      Marketing and E-Commerce 
      Packaging 
      Sales and Distribution 
      Business Financing 
      Legal Advice for Your Business

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    2. Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      The Economic Development Council Western Mass/Springfield WORKS to Host Three Half-time (18 - 20 hrs/wk) Commonwealth Corps members to serve as Community Outreach Support Specialists providing community resident, leader and employer outreach and mentor recruitment. Through their service, members will increase access to a greater number of residents who are underemployed or unemployed, and community leaders and employers who are vital to sustained employment.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Looking to find your way in Springfield? After 2 years of development, new wayfinding system sprouting downtown

      Looking to find your way in Springfield? After 2 years of development, new wayfinding system sprouting downtown

      A system of 52 wayfinding signs are in the process of being installed downtown, officials said Wednesday. Designed to orient visitors, increase foot traffic and promote central locations throughout the city's downtown area, the signs are going into place just in time for the grand opening of the MGM Springfield casino. The system was developed over a period of two years and will be crucial in orienting new visitors to the city, said Kevin Kennedy, the city's chief development officer.

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    2. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito 'can't wait to see' MGM Springfield, senses momentum and excitement...

      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito 'can't wait to see' MGM Springfield, senses momentum and excitement...

      Although MGM Springfield is not set to open its doors to the public until next week, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said Wednesday that she can already feel the "momentum" and excitement that  the $960 million casino project has brought to the city.  Polito, who joined local officials in announcing public safety plans ahead of MGM Springfield's opening, praised the city's efforts to promote economic development and grow housing options in connection with the casino project.

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      Mentions: Springfield MGM
    3. MassMutual removes name from Tower Square in Springfield as new owners reach deal on hotel

      MassMutual removes name from Tower Square in Springfield as new owners reach deal on hotel

      The letters for "MassMutual" are coming down from Tower Square in what was -- given the current state of the sign Wednesday -- an "utual" decision between the insurer and the new owners of the 28-story building. But the recently departed Marriott sign on the complex's hotel is on its way back, according to the new owners, who plan extensive renovations at the hotel. MassMutual is removing its name from the Tower Square office building, four months after selling the downtown Springfield skyscraper to a group of investors for $7 million. The sign was on the north and south sides of ...

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    4. Springfield Innovation Center work resumes; US Rep. Richard Neal, secretary of state William Galvin announce $250K grant

      Springfield Innovation Center work resumes; US Rep. Richard Neal, secretary of state William Galvin announce $250K grant

      The long-delayed Springfield Innovation Center at 270-276 Bridge St. got a $250,000 boost Wednesday. Construction has already resumed on the the $7 million renovation project, with completion expected by the end of December. Workers started back on the renovation project earlier this week, said Nicholas A. Fyntrilakis, chairman of DevelopSpringfield, which owns the building. He said the primary tenant, Valley Venture Mentors, should be ready to move in by the end of 2018. It might take longer for the Ground Up Cafe restaurant planned for the first floor to be ready.

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    5. Peoples United Foundation Awards $62,000 in Grants

      Peoples United Foundation Awards $62,000 in Grants

      People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, N.A., today announced that it awarded $62,000 to Western and Central Massachusetts non-profits during its second grant cycle of 2018.  Funding was allocated to 13 non-profit organizations in support of activities that ranged from basic needs services and affordable housing initiatives, to education and workforce development programs. Grant recipients included:

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    6. People in Business: Twenty-six Graduate from MHA Leadership Series 2018

      People in Business: Twenty-six Graduate from MHA Leadership Series 2018

      MHA's Leadership Series, which is open to all members of management in the agency and targeted at program Supervisors and Directors, delivers a leadership curriculum specialized for human services professionals. The comprehensive training is designed to support Supervisors and Directors within their roles. With such diverse responsibilities associated with positions throughout the agency, MHA believes there is much value in providing access to skill building trainings in order to better prepare their leaders for their current and future roles.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    7. Now open on Springfield-New Haven CTrail trains: a restroom; ConnDOT continues work on ADA compliance

      Now open on Springfield-New Haven CTrail trains: a restroom; ConnDOT continues work on ADA compliance

      The CTrail Hartford Line has opened one restroom per train on the route serving Springfield to New Haven, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation will keep temporary handicapped-accessible bathrooms at stations in place. The on-board bathrooms reopened Monday. Meanwhile, Connecticut will continue to work on modifying the onboard bathrooms to meet modern handicapped accessibility rules.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    8. Baystate Health gets $750K grant to expand asthma program

      Baystate Health gets $750K grant to expand asthma program

      A Baystate Health partnership formed to served MassHealth enrollees through the model of an Accountable Care Organization has been awarded a $750,000 state grant to expand in-home asthma services through an area pilot program. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission grant to Baystate Health Care Alliance/BeHealthy Partnership ACO will help expand over an 18-month period beginning this fall the asthma program of Springfield Healthy Homes Collaborative.

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    9. Comcast Helps More Than 6 Million Cross Digital Divide

      Comcast Helps More Than 6 Million Cross Digital Divide

      Comcast today announced it has now connected more than six million low-income Americans to the Internet through its Internet Essentials program, the largest and most comprehensive broadband-adoption program for low-income families in the U.S. The company connected more than 2 million people in the past year alone, which is the largest annual increase in the program’s history. The company also announced it will significantly expand eligibility — for the 11th time in seven years — to low-income veterans, nearly 1 million of whom live within the Comcast footprint.

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      Mentions: Comcast
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    MASSECON ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 15TH ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT AWARDS
    MASSECON ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 15TH ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT AWARDS From the EDC
    Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members
    Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members From the EDC
    Love Bradley International Airport?
    Love Bradley International Airport? From the EDC
    MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information
    MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information MGM Springfield
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says masslive.com
    MASSMUTUAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION AND REINVESTMENT IN MASSACHUSETTS
    MASSMUTUAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION AND REINVESTMENT IN MASSACHUSETTS From the EDC
    “Innovations and Opportunities in Green Technologies”
    “Innovations and Opportunities in Green Technologies” From the EDC
    BCC Awarded Grant to Help Expand Financial Literacy Program
    BCC Awarded Grant to Help Expand Financial Literacy Program BusinessWest
    Looking to find your way in Springfield? After 2 years of development, new wayfinding system sprouting downtown
    Looking to find your way in Springfield? After 2 years of development, new wayfinding system sprouting downtown masslive.com
    Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito 'can't wait to see' MGM Springfield, senses momentum and excitement...
    Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito 'can't wait to see' MGM Springfield, senses momentum and excitement... masslive.com
    MassMutual removes name from Tower Square in Springfield as new owners reach deal on hotel
    MassMutual removes name from Tower Square in Springfield as new owners reach deal on hotel masslive.com
    Springfield Innovation Center work resumes; US Rep. Richard Neal, secretary of state William Galvin announce $250K grant
    Springfield Innovation Center work resumes; US Rep. Richard Neal, secretary of state William Galvin announce $250K grant masslive.com
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  2. Western Mass EDC Board Members in the News

    1. (7 articles) Carol A. Leary
    2. (7 articles) Paul C. Picknelly
    3. (4 articles) Kumble Subbaswamy
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    1. (27 articles) Rick Sullivan
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  4. Companies in the News

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    3. (44 articles) MassMutual
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    5. (36 articles) Baystate Health
    6. (28 articles) Peter Pan Bus Lines
    7. (25 articles) Big Y Foods
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  5. Business Leaders in the News

    1. (7 articles) Kathleen G. Anderson
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    3. (5 articles) Timothy W. Brennan
    4. (4 articles) Robert Bolduc
    5. (2 articles) Kevin E. Lynn
    6. (2 articles) Dr. Robert L. Pura
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    1. (71 articles) Domenic J. Sarno
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    3. (28 articles) Kevin Kennedy
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  7. Organizations in the News

    1. (113 articles) University of Massachusetts
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    5. (33 articles) MassDevelopment
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  8. Western Mass Cities in the News

    1. (715 articles) Springfield
    2. (241 articles) Holyoke
    3. (154 articles) Chicopee
    4. (147 articles) Westfield
    5. (139 articles) Amherst
    6. (118 articles) Northampton
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