1. From the EDC

    1. Hyundai Hope and Gary Rome Hyundai Donate $25,000 to Combat Hunger at Dealership's 25th Anniversary Celebration

      Hyundai Hope and Gary Rome Hyundai Donate $25,000 to Combat Hunger at Dealership's 25th Anniversary Celebration

      Hyundai Motor America’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Hyundai Hope, and Gary Rome Hyundai recently donated a total of $25,000 to two local food banks in Holyoke, Massachusetts to combat food insecurity in the surrounding communities during Gary Rome Hyundai’s 25th anniversary celebration. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts received $10,000 and the Thrive Center of Holyoke Community College received a $5,000 donation from Hyundai Hope. Gary Rome Hyundai donated an additional $5,000 dollars to the Thrive Center of Holyoke Community College and two lucky guests received $2,500 each to donate towards the ...

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    2. Baker-Polito Administration Announces $120 Million Investment in Public Colleges and Universities to Modernize Buildings to Further STEM

      Baker-Polito Administration Announces $120 Million Investment in Public Colleges and Universities to Modernize Buildings to Further STEM

      The Baker-Polito Administration today announced investments totaling more than $120 million to four public colleges and universities to renovate and expand campus facilities that further students’ skills in STEM fields. Salem State University, Massasoit Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and the University of Massachusetts Lowell will each receive $30 million for major capital projects that will modernize campus facilities to support STEM instruction and expand the number of skilled workers in key STEM occupations in the Commonwealth.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. For Landscapers, Growth Opportunities Mix with Persistent Challenges - BusinessWest

      For Landscapers, Growth Opportunities Mix with Persistent Challenges - BusinessWest

      For area landscapers, the pandemic created a boom in business as consumers working at home and unable to go on vacations decided to improve their surroundings and invested accordingly. There is still some of that going on, but noticeably less, with consumers enjoying more spending options, while also experiencing considerable anxiety over sky-high inflation. While there is still plenty of work, landscapers confront a host of challenges, from workforce issues to shortages of materials to soaring gas prices.

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    2. UMass System Research Hits $752 Million

      UMass System Research Hits $752 Million

      The five-campus University of Massachusetts system research enterprise grew to $752 million in fiscal year 2021, compared to a previous high of $687 million set in 2020.   “Research is a critical component of the UMass mission,” said UMass President Marty Meehan. “The discoveries being made on each of our campuses today will power the Massachusetts innovation economy of tomorrow while confronting challenges ranging from public health to climate change.”  

       

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    3. Invitation-only 40 Under Forty Meet-and-Greet Event Slated for Friday

      Invitation-only 40 Under Forty Meet-and-Greet Event Slated for Friday

      Mercedes Benz of Springfield will host a meet-and-greet event Friday for members of BusinessWest’s Forty Under Class of 2022 — as well as the alumni of the 15 previous classes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=el0wDEuYbWU  The festivities, which will include food and beverages provided by Log Rolling Catering, begin at 5 p.m. with a networking hour for members of the Class of 2022, which was introduced in BusinessWest’s May 2 edition: https://businesswest.com/issues/may-2-2022/#p=1.

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    4. United Way of Pioneer Valley to Stage 100th Anniversary Luncheon

      United Way of Pioneer Valley to Stage 100th Anniversary Luncheon

      In honor of its 100th anniversary, United Way of Pioneer Valley will be recognizing area businesses at a luncheon to take place on June 2, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel.  The luncheon will serve as a thank-you to the businesses and individuals of Pioneer Valley who have helped United Way fulfill its mission to serve the Commonwealth through services like feeding the hungry, youth development programs, mental health and substance use treatment, and more. Awards will go to the following companies and individuals: 

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    5. Marcus Camby, White Lion Expand Partnership

      Marcus Camby, White Lion Expand Partnership

      In January, UMass and NBA star Marcus Camby and Springfield’s White Lion Brewing Company formed a strategic partnership and launched Marcus Camby New England IPA. This fall, Camby and the team at White Lion will focus efforts on downtown Amherst, bringing White Lion’s strong community culture to the greater Amherst community.  Our brand is built on the community’s fabric, creating a diverse, inclusive, and fun place to be in downtown Springfield,” said White Lion Brewing Company business partner and head brewer Mike Yates. “We look to replicate much of that exciting vibe in downtown Amherst. As a ...

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    6. I Found Light Against All Odds teams up with Monson Savings Bank for Build-a-Bike event

      I Found Light Against All Odds teams up with Monson Savings Bank for Build-a-Bike event

      10 lucky children will be pedaling their brand new bikes home Tuesday evening. I Found Light Against All Odds teamed up with Monson Savings Bank for a Build-a-Bike event. This fun and exciting event will benefit 10 children from the Springfield Housing Authority. “I just so happy for the kids and the families here in the Springfield housing authority and I’m just so proud to see the kids smile and be kids on this beautiful day,” said Stefan Davis of I Found Light Against All Odds.

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    7. STCC's College for Kids will offer youth programs for summer

      STCC's College for Kids will offer youth programs for summer

      Students between the ages of 11 and 16 can take part in fun STEM programs at Springfield Technical Community College this summer. Tweens and teens can take part in College for Kids at STCC and learn subjects such as public speaking, basketball, physics, acting, coding, and more. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs will also be available at STCC.

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    8. Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts 25th annual Howdy Awards

      Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau hosts 25th annual Howdy Awards

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted their 25th annual Howdy Awards. Monday night’s event was the first in-person award ceremony GSCVB has had since the beginning of the pandemic, and they honored 10 different awardees in hospitality in western Mass. “We have close to 350 people here tonight we were ready to come back and we were ready to honor these folks,” said Michael Hurwit, Chairman of the Howdy Committee.

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    Hyundai Hope and Gary Rome Hyundai Donate $25,000 to Combat Hunger at Dealership's 25th Anniversary Celebration
    Hyundai Hope and Gary Rome Hyundai Donate $25,000 to Combat Hunger at Dealership's 25th Anniversary Celebration From the EDC
    Celebration of Life - William J. Wagner
    Celebration of Life - William J. Wagner From the EDC
    Baker-Polito Administration Announces $120 Million Investment in Public Colleges and Universities to Modernize Buildings to Further STEM
    Baker-Polito Administration Announces $120 Million Investment in Public Colleges and Universities to Modernize Buildings to Further STEM From the EDC
    Baystate Health Awards $1 Million in Better Together Grants
    Baystate Health Awards $1 Million in Better Together Grants BusinessWest
    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Moves Closer to a New Home
    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Moves Closer to a New Home BusinessWest
    Now Part of the Edc, Vvm Continues to Evolve and Grow
    Now Part of the Edc, Vvm Continues to Evolve and Grow BusinessWest
    Program launches to help small businesses in Springfield
    Program launches to help small businesses in Springfield WWLP 22 News Springfield
    For Landscapers, Growth Opportunities Mix with Persistent Challenges - BusinessWest
    For Landscapers, Growth Opportunities Mix with Persistent Challenges - BusinessWest BusinessWest
    UMass System Research Hits $752 Million
    UMass System Research Hits $752 Million BusinessWest
    Invitation-only 40 Under Forty Meet-and-Greet Event Slated for Friday
    Invitation-only 40 Under Forty Meet-and-Greet Event Slated for Friday BusinessWest
    United Way of Pioneer Valley to Stage 100th Anniversary Luncheon
    United Way of Pioneer Valley to Stage 100th Anniversary Luncheon BusinessWest
    Marcus Camby, White Lion Expand Partnership
    Marcus Camby, White Lion Expand Partnership BusinessWest
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  2. Western Mass EDC Board Members in the News

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