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    1. United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus

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      United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus

      United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peter Pan Bus Lines will launch the annual Stuff the Bus campaign with a press-conference event on Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. outside the Target store at the Holyoke Mall. The campaign will collect new school supplies from July 29 through Aug. 16. The supplies will be distributed in new backpacks to children who are homeless in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, Westfield, West Springfield, and South Hadley. “Many children in our community facing homelessness don’t have the tools needed to excel in school. We want to make sure that these students begin ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Comcast   West Springfield   Six Flags New England

    2. Dakin Humane Society names new executive director

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      Dakin Humane Society names new executive director

      A former program director at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been hired as the new executive director of the Dakin Humane Society.Carmine DiCenso will take over for former Executive Director Leslie Harris following a national search. Harris left the position last October after 20 years on the job to pursue a new opportunity at Quonquont Farm & Orchard in Whately.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield

    3. Asnuntuck CC breaks ground for new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center | masslive.com

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      Asnuntuck CC breaks ground for new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center | masslive.com

      Asnuntuck Community College ceremonially broke ground last week for its 27,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center building.  The facility will include smart classrooms, along with computer, 3-D printer, CNC machining and metrology laboratories, according to a news release.  The new building, coupled with the existing space, will result in a total of 50,000 square feet of dedicated space for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology department.

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    4. Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program

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      Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program

       Springfield Technical Community College will offer an electrical apprenticeship program with four levels of classes beginning Sept. 13. All apprentices who enter the trade must complete 600 hours of classroom instruction. Each of the four courses consists of 168 classroom hours, and completion of the four classes will meet the requirement of the Massachusetts Board of Electrical Examiners, according to a news release.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    5. Seen@ Springfield Young Professional Society Third Thursday at Adolfo's

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      Seen@ Springfield Young Professional Society Third Thursday at Adolfo's

      The Springfield Young Professional Society hosted a Third Thursday networking event on Thursday, July 22. Attendees enjoyed drinks, food and networking at Adolfo's Italian Restaurant in Springfield. The next Springfield YPS event is the Double Decker Dine on August, 31.

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    6. Citizens Bank and NECN name Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action; grant it $35K

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      Citizens Bank and NECN name Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action; grant it $35K

      Citizens Bank and cable channel NECN have named Springfield's Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action in the category of collective impact. Tech Foundry will receive $35,000 in unrestricted funding and promotional and volunteer support, Citizens Bank said in a news release. Founded by area computer entrepreneur Delcie Bean, Tech Foundry is a computer training program that aims to prep students for in-demand careers.

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      Comment Mentions:   Springfield

    7. Advertising Club to Host Networking Event on Connecticut River

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      Advertising Club to Host Networking Event on Connecticut River

      The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts invites guests to network on the Connecticut River on the famous Lady Bea on Thursday, August 25, departing from event sponsor Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley. Guests are invited to sip on a cocktail from the cash bar, enjoy light appetizers, and take in the scenery while mingling with writers, designers, printers, agency staff, photographers, web designers, marketers, and media from Western Mass.

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      Comment Mentions:   Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts

    8. Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

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      Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

      Health New England announced the recent appointment of Michael Marrone as chief financial officer. In this role, he will lead all aspects of financial strategy for the organization, aiming to provide cost-effective healthcare coverage while maintaining high-quality member care. Marrone is also responsible for accounting and financial reporting and also oversees provider operations. He joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to President and CEO Maura McCaffrey. “Mike’s broad healthcare-industry experience and financial acumen make him a great asset to the company and a valuable addition to our executive team. We’re thrilled to welcome ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    9. FloDesign Sonics of Wilbraham, which uses sound to filter fluids, looks to expand with $18M in new investments | masslive.com

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      FloDesign Sonics of Wilbraham, which uses sound to filter fluids, looks to expand with $18M in new investments | masslive.com

      FloDesign Sonics, the Wilbraham company that uses acoustics and fluid dynamics concepts developed at Western New England University to filter particles from liquids using vibration, has secured $18 million in capital from a recent sale of stock. Company CEO Stanley Kowalski III said the money will help FloDesign take its technology from the testing and experimentation stage to full-on production in the health care and bio science industries. He expects to double the size of FloDesign Sonics' 9,000-square-foot headquarters at 380 Main St. and in the coming months add at least six new staff members soon to a payroll ...

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      Comment Mentions:   Western New England University   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    10. Center for EcoTechnology Marks 40 Years of Green Innovation

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 21 2016)

      Center for EcoTechnology Marks 40 Years of Green Innovation

      From its inception in 1976, the Center for EcoTechnology has always responded to the needs of businesses when it comes to being more energy-efficient and reducing waste. But in many ways, the nonprofit has also been an innovator, introducing green-business concepts years before they would be considered mainstream. At a time when energy supply and climate change remain serious concerns, CET’s leaders believe the pace of change in this field will be even more intense over the next 40 years — and they’re helping to raise the next generation to meet those challenges.

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