1. From the EDC

    1. A Tribute to John Gallup

      A Tribute to John Gallup

      The EDC offers its deepest sympathy on the loss of John Gallup.

      John G. Gallup, the last surviving Charter Trustee of the Community Foundation (CFWM), passed away March 2nd. For those who knew John, you’ll agree he was a giant of a man—in his physical presence and in his ability to champion a cause.

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    2. 2nd Early Literacy Leadership Summit

      2nd Early Literacy Leadership Summit

      Please join us for Reading Success by 4th Grade's 2nd annual Early Literacy Leadership Summit virtually this Wednesday, March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., convening community and state leaders and organizations in the realm of early literacy. 

       Register for the Summit at https://www.readby4thgrade.com/summit

      After registering, a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the event.

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    3. STCC students find many reasons to follow MassTransfer road to UMass

      STCC students find many reasons to follow MassTransfer road to UMass

      Helder Serrazina, a 2020 Springfield Technical Community College graduate, expects to earn his bachelor’s degree in 2021 and then his master’s in 2024. Luciano Alvarez-Sanchez, also a 2020 STCC graduate, is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2022. Kenneth White, who earned his associate from STCC in 2019, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree this year. All three STCC graduates are now studying at the University of Massachusetts Amherst – two enrolled in the prestigious and competitive Isenberg School of Management – thanks to the state Department of Higher Education’s MassTransfer program.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Childcare Workers, K-12 Educators, School Staff Eligible for Vaccine Starting March 11

      Childcare Workers, K-12 Educators, School Staff Eligible for Vaccine Starting March 11

      The Baker-Polito administration announced that childcare workers, K-12 educators, and K-12 school staff will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments starting Thursday, March 11. This group of workers will join the currently eligible groups, including age 65+ and individuals with two or more certain medical conditions. Educators may book appointments at all 170 sites currently open to eligible residents in Massachusetts by visiting www.mass.gov/covidvaccinemap.

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    2. Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs to Host Award-winning Author Today

      Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs to Host Award-winning Author Today

      The Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs will host award-winning author, speaker, mentor, and teacher Manoucheka Celeste as part of the Cultural Connections Speaker Series today, March 4, starting at 6 p.m. Her virtual presentation will focus on race, gender, and representation. The Zoom ID for the presentation is 948-6026-5613.

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    3. EASTEC is the leading northeast manufacturing trade show

      EASTEC is the leading northeast manufacturing trade show

      EASTEC 2021, the largest Northeast manufacturing trade show, will be held at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts and is produced by SME and AMT.  Innovation meets tradition at EASTEC.  Advanced manufacturing technology intersects with longstanding tradition at EASTEC 2021, October 19-21, 2021 in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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    4. Healthcare Construction Is Picking Up, but Questions Remain

      Healthcare Construction Is Picking Up, but Questions Remain

      Ryan Pelletier says that, while it was “scary at times,” he believes life has returned to something approaching normal — although ‘normal’ is certainly a relative term — when it comes to construction within the broad and all-important healthcare sector in Western Mass. And he should know. He’s project manager for Houle Construction in Ludlow, a family-run operation (his father, Tim, is president) that does the bulk of its work within the healthcare sector, including projects for most area hospitals and a number of private practices as well.

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    5. Five Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2021

      Five Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2021

      Both the immediate and long-term future of the manufacturing industry will be defined by the development of a number of ever-evolving and prominent trends, according to the Assoc. of Equipment Manufacturers. These trends are poised to have a significant impact in 2021 (and, in many cases, beyond), so it’s critically important for manufacturers to develop a keen understanding of what they are, how they will grow over time, and how they will impact the industry and the customers it serves.

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    6. STCC Faculty, Students Make Investment in Digital-literacy Skills

      STCC Faculty, Students Make Investment in Digital-literacy Skills

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) had a long-term plan to ramp up online and digital learning. But then came the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced staff working at STCC’s Center for Online and Digital Learning to move faster than they ever imagined. The staff includes instructional designers who assistant faculty in online teaching methods they incorporate into the classroom experience.

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    7. Outdoor-improvement Business Looking Strong for 2021

      Outdoor-improvement Business Looking Strong for 2021

      On a Thursday in February while snow fell on the region, Bob Schwein was answering a steady stream of phone calls at Drewnowski Pools. Sure, some calls were from people who use their spas year-round, but many more inquiries were to schedule swimming-pool openings. “Swimming-pool owners know that if they want to schedule a pool opening for Memorial Day, when thousands of other people want to open their pools, they need to schedule now,” said Schwein, sales manager for Drewnowski.

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    8. Holyoke Looks to Regain Momentum

      Holyoke Looks to Regain Momentum

      When he made up his mind roughly a year ago not to seek re-election to the state House seat he had held for four terms, Aaron Vega had an informal list of things he would like to do next when it came to his career. Working in Holyoke City Hall certainly wasn’t one of them. But … things changed, in many ways, and in a profound way. For starters, the COVID-19 pandemic limited some of the other options he was thinking about professionally, especially those in higher education, economic development, and workforce development. More importantly, though, Marcos Marrero, the long-time ...

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    9. HCC President Christina Royal Featured in ‘HERstory’ Exhibition

      HCC President Christina Royal Featured in ‘HERstory’ Exhibition

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) President Christina Royal is among the Massachusetts women featured in a photo exhibition and story project in the State House unveiled last month by Senate President Karen Spilka. The photo exhibition on display in the Senate president’s office suite celebrates the often-unsung stories of women of color throughout Massachusetts’ history. “HERstory: Volume II” is the second installment of photos in the president’s suite to acknowledge the accomplishments of women with connections to Massachusetts.

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    A Tribute to John Gallup
    A Tribute to John Gallup From the EDC
    2nd Early Literacy Leadership Summit
    2nd Early Literacy Leadership Summit From the EDC
    STCC students find many reasons to follow MassTransfer road to UMass
    STCC students find many reasons to follow MassTransfer road to UMass From the EDC
    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening
    Baker-Polito Administration Announces Plans for Continued Reopening From the EDC
    2020 Western Mass Developers 3D Virtual Conference
    2020 Western Mass Developers 3D Virtual Conference From the EDC
    2020 Western Mass Developers Conference Slated for Oct. 21
    2020 Western Mass Developers Conference Slated for Oct. 21 BusinessWest
    2020 Virtual Western MA Developers Conference
    2020 Virtual Western MA Developers Conference From the EDC
    Entrepreneurs, college presidents, politicians discuss a better business collaboration between eastern and Western Massachusetts
    Entrepreneurs, college presidents, politicians discuss a better business collaboration between eastern and Western Massachusetts masslive.com
    Childcare Workers, K-12 Educators, School Staff Eligible for Vaccine Starting March 11
    Childcare Workers, K-12 Educators, School Staff Eligible for Vaccine Starting March 11 BusinessWest
    Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs to Host Award-winning Author Today
    Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs to Host Award-winning Author Today BusinessWest
    EASTEC is the leading northeast manufacturing trade show
    EASTEC is the leading northeast manufacturing trade show easteconline.com
    Renumbering of I-91 exits to commence
    Renumbering of I-91 exits to commence masslive.com
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