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    1. Davis Educational Foundation Awards $100,000 to CCGS Joint Purchasing Initiative

      Davis Educational Foundation Awards $100,000 to CCGS Joint Purchasing Initiative

      The Davis Educational Foundation has awarded the CCGS Joint Purchasing Initiative a $100,000 grant to be distributed over two years. This is the third grant by the Davis Educational Foundation to underwrite this collaborative project. The Joint Purchasing Initiative (JPI) consists of the five private member institutions of the Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS), including American International College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Springfield College, and Western New England University.

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    2. What’s next for Holyoke’s Lynch School? Colvest Group weighs options after Planning Board rejects retail, bank proposal

      What’s next for Holyoke’s Lynch School? Colvest Group weighs options after Planning Board rejects retail, bank proposal

      Representatives from The Colvest Group told the city Wednesday that they are going to regroup internally following Tuesday night’s Planning Board rejection of the company’s plans for the former site of the John J. Lynch School. Frank Colaccino, CEO and founder of The Colvest Group, said Wednesday he doesn’t know whether his company will move forward with a project at the site. The company will have to make a decision within a few weeks, he said.

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    3. Florence Bank Unveils Renovated Easthampton Branch

      Florence Bank Unveils Renovated Easthampton Branch

      Florence Bank has completed a renovation of the interior and drive-through at its existing Easthampton branch at 5 Main St.  The renovation is part of Florence Bank’s ongoing effort to align its physical branch locations with modern banking offerings and customer needs. The Easthampton renovation included interior updates and modernizations, along with two new ATMs. Florence Bank is a full-service, mutually owned bank based in Florence and has served the Easthampton community for 20 years. It first merged with Easthampton Cooperative Bank and expanded and remodeled its present location on Main Street in 1999. The Easthampton location serves more ...

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    4. Eversource Announces Industry-leading Goal to Be Carbon-neutral by 2030

      Eversource Announces Industry-leading Goal to Be Carbon-neutral by 2030

      As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, Eversource Energy announced an industry-leading goal to be carbon-neutral by 2030. The energy company plans to achieve this aggressive goal through a series of targeted steps across its operations to reduce carbon emissions while also continuing to support regional economic growth and maintaining safe and reliable service for its approximately 4 million customers. While the goal to be carbon-neutral is limited to the energy company’s own corporate emissions across all departments and operations, Eversource will continue to work with state leaders to reduce emissions from energy supply for customers in accordance ...

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    5. People in Business: Elms College Names Deirdre Griffin, SSJ, Director of International Programs

      People in Business: Elms College Names Deirdre Griffin, SSJ, Director of International Programs

      College of Our Lady of the Elms announces the hiring of Deirdre Griffin, SSJ, as director of international programs. Sr. Deirdre will be responsible for supporting the college’s international students, growing traditional and faculty-led study abroad programs, and developing a vibrant community of global learning that celebrates diverse cultures and explores current issues. Sr. Deirdre is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Bowdoin College. She has worked at Jewish Family Service and the Gray House in Springfield, providing a variety of transitional and support services to diverse, global populations.

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    6. Big Y Foods considers e-commerce hub in Chicopee

      Big Y Foods considers e-commerce hub in Chicopee

      Big Y has gone to the city with plans for an e-commerce grocery delivery and online-order pickup hub at its store on Memorial Drive. Claire D’Amour-Daley, the company’s vice president for corporate communications, said Monday the new facility is something Big Y is considering, but has not yet fully committed to doing. "If we do explore e-commerce," she said. "We have Instacart right now. But if we do something further, Chicopee makes sense."

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    7. TWO Offers ‘Team Building Through Culinary’ Program

      TWO Offers ‘Team Building Through Culinary’ Program

      Eighteen employees from four different area hotels competed last month in a friendly, Chopped-style culinary competition at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute designed to enhance their professional development. The participants, all management-level employees from the BK Investment Hotel Group, took part in a new one-day, four-hour program called “Team Building Through Culinary,” offered by Training and Workforce Options (TWO), a collaboration between Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College.

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