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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    3. Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

      Please join us for a conversation on the status of education in Western Massachusetts.  The event will put a local focus on findings from the Rennie Center's Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report.  We'll discuss the latest data on the impact of early learning in Western Massachusetts and you'll hear from local educators and leaders about promising programs in the area.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off renovated facility (photos, video)

      Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off renovated facility (photos, video)

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed the public on Wednesday to see the multi-million-dollar renovation of the concourse and theater.  Renovations and additions revealed and highlighted on Wednesday included the Tip-Off Pavilion Lobby, presented by Mohegan Sun, which features images of iconic players and moments in the game. The public also got to see the modern surround sound NIKE Theater, a donor recognition wall featuring an interactive kiosk, and the Coaches Circle exhibit, which pays tribute to Dr. James Naismith and celebrates current coaches who are following in his footsteps by emphasizing a commitment to positively impacting communities ...

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    2. Myers Information Systems moving from Northampton to Westfield with plans to expand

      Myers Information Systems moving from Northampton to Westfield with plans to expand

      Myers Information Systems owner Crist Myers announced this week he will move his Northampton-based business to Westfield. Myers Information Systems, a 36-year-old media software company, provides broadcast management software and support to multimedia facilities of all types and sizes. "Our competitors are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tel Aviv and London," said Myers, a Longmeadow resident. The company has 20 employees as well as consultants and short-term contract employees, and Myers said he expects to expand once he relocates to Westfield.

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    3. It Takes 2 Bakery opening Saturday in Westfield

      It Takes 2 Bakery opening Saturday in Westfield

       It Takes 2 Bakery is opening its doors downtown at 31 Elm St. Saturday and will offer fresh baked goods from muffins and eclairs to cupcakes and bread. Owner Kayla Sypek began baking as a child and always dreamed of opening a bakery with her twin sister Sarah. "The only problem is, she doesn't bake," said Sypek. Instead, Sarah will help behind the scenes while Sypek does all the baking. It all started when Sypek's grandmother gave her some of her old baking pans and decorating equipment.

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    4. Putnam teen creates winning name, logo for new Springfield Schools culinary program...

      Putnam teen creates winning name, logo for new Springfield Schools culinary program...

      It was a little chili pepper in the logo of a national chain restaurant that gave Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy junior TaMya Romero her brilliant idea. A $1,000 idea. Romero was the winner of a contest between her fellow design and visual arts students at Putnam to come up with a new name and logo for an innovative culinary and nutrition program being started at the Springfield Public Schools. Her winning design was unveiled during a short program at the school attended by design students, staff, administration, and executives from Sodexo, the food contractor for the school system.

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    5. Massachusetts House passes health care bill to help community hospitals

      Massachusetts House passes health care bill to help community hospitals

      The Massachusetts House passed a major health care bill late Tuesday night. "We recognize the complex factors that are driving the health care marketplace right now and view this legislation as a smart, stabilizing mechanism to ensure residents in each corner of the Commonwealth have access to quality care throughout the changes," said House Speaker Robert DeLeo, D-Winthrop, in a statement. The bill H.4617, was named "The Honorable Peter V. Kocot Act to Enhance Access to High Quality Affordable and Transparent Healthcare in the Commonwealth," after the late Northampton Democrat who, as House chairman of the Committee on Health ...

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    6. UMass Amherst tuition costs held at bay by efficiency, spokeswoman says

      UMass Amherst tuition costs held at bay by efficiency, spokeswoman says

      If the financial projections hold, University of Massachusetts Amherst students will see a $188 tuition-fee increase per semester in fiscal 2019, or a 2.5 percent increase over fiscal 2018 costs. This does not include the $50 increase to the Student Activity Fee, which students approved in December to help support renovations to the Student Union. "Tuition increases are kept at a minimum by an efficiency and effectiveness program throughout the campus," wrote UMass spokeswoman Mary Dettloff.

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    7. Relocation of ex-Yankee Pedlar building scheduled in Holyoke with viewing areas arranged...

      Relocation of ex-Yankee Pedlar building scheduled in Holyoke with viewing areas arranged...

      The spectacle of yanking a building off its foundation at the former Yankee Pedlar property and moving it intact on a truck to a lot several blocks away is scheduled to begin at 6:15 a.m. Sunday. "We ask members of the public to stay off the streets, and to give the vehicle a very wide berth," Michael Moriarty, executive director of OneHolyoke CDC, a private nonprofit housing provider acquiring the building, said Monday. The plan is for trucks and hydraulic equipment to lift the red building at 1850 Northampton St. off its roots between 6:15 and 6 ...

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    8. People in Business: O'Connell Companies appoints new Financial Vice President

      People in Business: O'Connell Companies appoints new Financial Vice President

      he O'Connell Companies announces the promotion of Joanne M. Beauregard to Financial Vice President. Ms. Beauregard fills the position vacated by Martin F. Schoenemann, who retired this spring after 38 years at O'Connell's. As Financial VP she is responsible for management of the financial, accounting, and tax matters of the company's real estate, construction, property management and biosolids businesses.

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    9. Florence Bank Breaks Ground on New Springfield Branch

      Florence Bank Breaks Ground on New Springfield Branch

      Florence Bank broke ground last week on its second Hampden County branch, at 1444 Allen St. in Springfield, and leaders said the full-service location will open later this year. “We’re coming to Springfield,” John Heaps Jr., Florence Bank’s president and CEO, told a crowd of roughly 50 people who gathered for the celebratory event. “Our focus is on our customers and on helping to reinvigorate the community.” Heaps grew up in the Springfield area, and he said the expansion into Springfield “is like coming back home. I used to hang around here. This feels great.”

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    10. GreatHorse says it's working with Hampden to get 'all necessary approvals' for banquet center expansion, but critics of exclusive country club say otherwise

      GreatHorse says it's working with Hampden to get 'all necessary approvals' for banquet center expansion, but critics of exclusive country club say otherwise

      A lawyer for GreatHorse says the golf and country club expanded its Starting Gate banquet facility in anticipation of the Town of Hampden bringing water and sewer service to the Springfield suburb, leaving the exclusive "lifestyle club" susceptible to potential state violations. But after facing increasing pressure from the public, town officials late last year withdrew their application for a $2 million state grant that would have paid for part of the estimated $4.8 million project to bring sewer service to Hampden's west side business district. The area includes GreatHorse, Rediker Software, restaurants, stores and other commercial facilities.

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    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
    Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts
    Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts From the EDC
    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
    House Speaker DeLeo: 'Why don't you look at Springfield?'
    House Speaker DeLeo: 'Why don't you look at Springfield?' masslive.com
    Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off renovated facility (photos, video)
    Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off renovated facility (photos, video) masslive.com
    Myers Information Systems moving from Northampton to Westfield with plans to expand
    Myers Information Systems moving from Northampton to Westfield with plans to expand masslive.com
    It Takes 2 Bakery opening Saturday in Westfield
    It Takes 2 Bakery opening Saturday in Westfield masslive.com
    Putnam teen creates winning name, logo for new Springfield Schools culinary program...
    Putnam teen creates winning name, logo for new Springfield Schools culinary program... masslive.com
    Massachusetts House passes health care bill to help community hospitals
    Massachusetts House passes health care bill to help community hospitals masslive.com
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