1. From the EDC

    1. Rosie Robotics of Agawam Fundraiser

      Rosie Robotics of Agawam Fundraiser

      On October 9 from 6-9 pm at Agawam Axe House, we will be holding a fundraiser for Rosie Robotics of Agawam in the form of Axe Throwing!  If you haven’t had the pleasure of throwing axes, it is a lot of fun and a great stress reliever!  Rosie Robotics has gotten Mayor Sapelli of Agawam, Mayor Reichelt of West Springfield and The Agawam Axe House Summer League Champ Brandon Simmons all to participate as the “celebrities.”  Plus some surprise throwers from what they have told me.

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    2. Bay Path University to Hold 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

      Bay Path University to Hold 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

      Bay Path University’s 7th annual Cybersecurity Summit will be held on Friday, October 4th, in the Blake Student Commons on the Longmeadow campus.  Networking will begin at 7:30 a.m., with presentations starting at 8:00 a.m., followed by a question and answer session.  This event is free and open to the public with handicap accessibility.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Paragus It Ceo Delcie Bean to Speak at Talking Tech 2019

      Paragus It Ceo Delcie Bean to Speak at Talking Tech 2019

      Today, Oct. 17, the Assoc. of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP) and the Department of Developmental Services will hold Talking Tech 2019, an event celebrating the promise of technology for empowerment and social inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Delcie Bean, CEO of Hadley-based Paragus IT, will be a featured guest speaker alongside other experts in a wide range of technological areas, including remote monitoring, staffing solutions, assistive technologies, cybersecurity, and more.

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    2. SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Host Mentor Mixer for Prospective Volunteers

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Host Mentor Mixer for Prospective Volunteers

      The entrepreneurship program SPARK EforAll Holyoke will host an informal networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Unicorn Inn, 126 Main St., Holyoke. Anyone with a passion for entrepreneurship and helping local businesses is encouraged to stop by to learn more about becoming a mentor this winter. Accelerator mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and use their business and leadership experience to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of turning their idea into a growing business. Mentors work in teams of three and are matched with an entrepreneur based on schedule availability ...

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    3. CRRC jobs in Quincy ‘troubling’ to Springfield Rep. Angelo Puppolo

      CRRC jobs in Quincy ‘troubling’ to Springfield Rep. Angelo Puppolo

      A Springfield lawmaker left a meeting with Chinese rail officials last week concerned that the headquarters of CRRC MA, where most of the high-salaried executives work, is in Quincy and not Western Massachusetts, where the new Red Line and Orange Line MBTA cars are being assembled. “This is troubling to me,” Rep. Angelo Puppolo wrote in a letter to CRRC’s Boston consulting firm Preti Strategies.

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    4. Donna Levin to Speak at Bay Path’s Innovative Thinking & Entrepreneurship Lecture

      Donna Levin to Speak at Bay Path’s Innovative Thinking & Entrepreneurship Lecture

      Donna Levin, executive director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and co-founder of Care.com, will deliver the 2019 Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship Lecture at Bay Path University on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the Blake Student Commons on the Longmeadow campus. There will be a networking continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., with the lecture to follow at 8:15 a.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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    5. Square One Receives $25,000 Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

      Square One Receives $25,000 Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

      Square One has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The grant is part $1 million the Tufts Health Plan Foundation is donating to area nonprofits that are focused on health equity and the social determinants of health in honor of Tufts Health Plan’s 40th anniversary and its longstanding tradition of giving back to the community. “It is a true honor to be recognized by Tufts Health Plan Foundation in such a meaningful and generous way,” said Joan Kagan, Square One President and CEO. “Each and every day, our families are impacted by health ...

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    6. Verizon hands out iPads to 533 Holyoke middle school students

      Verizon hands out iPads to 533 Holyoke middle school students

      Students at the Holyoke STEM Academy and Wm. R. Peck now have access to the latest technologies thanks to the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative and Digital Promise. Verizon handed out new Apple iPads to 533 students from both schools, which includes free, roaming Wi-Fi and the latest educational apps. The company hosted a rollout celebration at the STEM Academy Oct. 10.

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    7. L.L. Bean opens first Western Massachusetts store at Mountain Farms in Hadley

      L.L. Bean opens first Western Massachusetts store at Mountain Farms in Hadley

      Inside the new L.L. Bean store in the Mountain Farms complex, shoppers seemed intent on buying gear for autumn in New England from the retailer. "Our only goal is to get people outside," said store manager Ben Klock. "It's not just about selling people merchandise. We want people to get the clothing, gear and tools they need to feel comfortable getting outside and enjoying that time with their families."

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    Opportunity Zone Presentation
    Opportunity Zone Presentation From the EDC
    Rosie Robotics of Agawam Fundraiser
    Rosie Robotics of Agawam Fundraiser From the EDC
    Bay Path University to Hold 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit
    Bay Path University to Hold 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit From the EDC
    Aer Lingus Off Season Sale
    Aer Lingus Off Season Sale 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
    Paragus It Ceo Delcie Bean to Speak at Talking Tech 2019
    Paragus It Ceo Delcie Bean to Speak at Talking Tech 2019 BusinessWest
    SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Host Mentor Mixer for Prospective Volunteers
    SPARK EforAll Holyoke to Host Mentor Mixer for Prospective Volunteers BusinessWest
    Hampshire College unveils new model for coursework, fundraising goal of $60M by 2025
    Hampshire College unveils new model for coursework, fundraising goal of $60M by 2025 masslive.com
    CRRC jobs in Quincy ‘troubling’ to Springfield Rep. Angelo Puppolo
    CRRC jobs in Quincy ‘troubling’ to Springfield Rep. Angelo Puppolo masslive.com
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