1. From the EDC

    1. MASSACHUSETTS - PHASE III, STEP ONE TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH

      MASSACHUSETTS - PHASE III, STEP ONE TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH

      The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that on July 6th, Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan will begin and updates on gatherings will be in effect. For the City of Boston, Phase III and the gatherings order will take effect on Monday, July 13th. The Department of Public Health (DPH) also issued updated guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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    2. Bay Path University launches Risk Management cybersecurity degree and offers scholarship program for women pursuing cybersecurity degrees

      Bay Path University launches Risk Management cybersecurity degree and offers scholarship program for women pursuing cybersecurity degrees

      Bay Path University is expanding its focus in the rapidly growing area of cybersecurity—and helping to bring more women into it—with the introduction of an undergraduate major in risk management. In addition, the University will offer scholarships to women looking to obtain degrees in cybersecurity. Made possible by Strada Education Network, these generous scholarships will help offset the cost of fall 2020 enrollment in cybersecurity programs.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants

      Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants

      National Endowment of the Humanities grants totaling $135,000 for 26 organizations in Greater Springfield and the Berkshires were announced on Friday. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, who represents 87 cities and towns that make up the First Congressional District, announced the grants with Mass Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles. Fourteen grants were earmarked to cultural organizations in Berkshire County and totaled $72,500.

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    2. MGM Emphasizes Safety as It Reopens After COVID-forced Shutdown

      MGM Emphasizes Safety as It Reopens After COVID-forced Shutdown

      Those visiting MGM Springfield after it reopens following a nearly four-month-long shutdown forced by COVID-19 will certainly recognize the place. But much will be different at One MGM Way, to put it mildly, when it opens to its M life members this week and the general public on July 13. Plexiglass dividers are now in place between some slot machines. Many of the table games — roulette and craps, for example — will not be open for play. There are seats only at the slot machines that are in use. Those that are not bear a simple round, black sign that reads ...

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      Mentions: Springfield
    3. People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      Baystate Health announces the appointment of Marion A. McGowan, BSN, MPM, PhD as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She is President and CEO of Health New England, and SVP for Payer Innovation at Baystate Health. Marion’s successes during her professional healthcare career, from her start as a staff nurse to her continually expanding, impactful and engaging leadership roles overseeing strategy development, operations, service models, value based payments and population health, position her ideally for this new role. Prior to joining Baystate Health, Marion served as Chief Clinical Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President of Population Health at UPMC ...

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    4. ‘This is where we had to be’: Springfield’s Basketball Hall of Fame reopens following $23M renovation, coronavirus shutdown

      ‘This is where we had to be’: Springfield’s Basketball Hall of Fame reopens following $23M renovation, coronavirus shutdown

      In a modernization push, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year updated its exhibits with interactive touchscreen-activated kiosks as part of a $23 million top-to-bottom renovation. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic made touching shared surfaces and going around without a mask troublesome.

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    5. UMass Amherst Researchers’ Receive $317,732 NSF Grant for Project on Wind Energy Technology

      UMass Amherst Researchers’ Receive $317,732 NSF Grant for Project on Wind Energy Technology

      A project two University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers in civil and environmental engineering are spearheading has received a $317,732 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) program in collaboration with Texas A&M, UC Davis and UMass Dartmouth. The project involves research that Sanjay Arwade and Don DeGroot have been performing to develop models for loading placed on multiline ring anchors subjected to wind, waves and other forces as part of an offshore wind development. A Multiline Ring Anchor (MRA) is a ring-shaped anchor designed to be deeply embedded in offshore ...

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    6. Antonio Dos Santos Named Board Chairman of Westmass Area Development Corp.

      Antonio Dos Santos Named Board Chairman of Westmass Area Development Corp.

      The Westmass Area Development Corp. board of directors has elected Antonio Dos Santos its new chairman, replacing Carol Campbell as her term expires. Dos Santos joined the board in 2011 and has served in numerous roles, most recently as vice chair. He is a partner at the Springfield-based law firm Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin, P.C., specializing in business, commercial real estate, and commercial lending.

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    7. Northampton Jazz Festival Postpones 2020 Season

      Northampton Jazz Festival Postpones 2020 Season

      Due to the current regulations regarding community health and limitations on public gatherings brought on by COVID-19, the Northampton Jazz Festival has made the decision to postpone its 2020 festival scheduled for the first weekend in October. The Northampton Jazz Festival is a celebration of jazz music held yearly in downtown Northampton, collaborating with local businesses and performers to provide the community with musical performances. From jazz strolls to intimate venues with Grammy Award-winning performers, this weekend has become a staple of the community. Next year’s event will be held on Oct. 1-2, 2021.

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      Mentions: Northampton
    8. Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will be broadcast, online event this summer because of pandemic - masslive.com

      Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will be broadcast, online event this summer because of pandemic - masslive.com

      The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival regularly fills Court Square with thousands of revelers, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers this summer to turn to community television and the web as a venue.  A day of music performances will be shown on Focus Community TV and streamed on springfieldjazzfest.com on Aug. 15. Organizers Blues to Green will broadcast highlight performances from the past six years from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Springfield community leaders serving as hosts.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    9. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield to reopen Wednesday following $23M renovation - masslive.com

      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield to reopen Wednesday following $23M renovation - masslive.com

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday following a six-month closure due to renovations and the coronavirus pandemic.  “We’re very excited to reveal our museum renovations to the basketball community and understand these are unprecedented times for public health. Above all, the health and safety of our guests and employees are of the utmost importance,” said John Doleva, president and CEO of the Hall of Fame.

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    MASSACHUSETTS - PHASE III, STEP ONE TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH
    MASSACHUSETTS - PHASE III, STEP ONE TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH From the EDC
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    Massachusetts link to resources From the EDC
    East West Passenger Rail Study
    East West Passenger Rail Study From the EDC
    Bay Path University launches Risk Management cybersecurity degree and offers scholarship program for women pursuing cybersecurity degrees
    Bay Path University launches Risk Management cybersecurity degree and offers scholarship program for women pursuing cybersecurity degrees From the EDC
    The Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint
    The Pioneer Valley Labor Market Blueprint From the EDC
    UMass water technology lab could spur new developments
    UMass water technology lab could spur new developments masslive.com
    MassHire: Employment boards, job centers take on new name, statewide brand
    MassHire: Employment boards, job centers take on new name, statewide brand masslive.com
    Pre-opening VIP party underway as MGM Springfield poised to launch $960 million casino resort
    Pre-opening VIP party underway as MGM Springfield poised to launch $960 million casino resort masslive.com
    Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants
    Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants masslive.com
    US Rep. Richard Neal announces $400K coronavirus response grant for Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
    US Rep. Richard Neal announces $400K coronavirus response grant for Pioneer Valley Planning Commission masslive.com
    MGM Emphasizes Safety as It Reopens After COVID-forced Shutdown
    MGM Emphasizes Safety as It Reopens After COVID-forced Shutdown BusinessWest
    People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer masslive.com
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