1. From the EDC

    1. Springfield Jam Fest

      Springfield Jam Fest

      The day is almost here for the first annual Springfield Jam Fest in downtown Springfield. Over a dozen local artists will be performing on two separate stages throughout the entire day from all genres of music.  The festival is taking place this Saturday, September 9 at Court Square from 12 pm to 11 pm. For a full schedule on the band’s entertainment please visit our Downtown Springfield Facebook page.

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    2. Class of 2017 "EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON"

      Class of 2017 "EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON"

      The Basketball Hall of Fame & Beta Sigma Boulé of Springfield have partnered to create an intimate Education & Leadership experience to benefit local youth and grow into a national and sustainable platform. The luncheon will include over 50 high school students who have been chosen based on their demonstrated potential, grade point average, and personal character.  Prior to the Class of 2017 Enshrinement Ceremony, the Education & Leadership Luncheon will be an inspirational program celebrating Hall of Famers, while delivering a direct connection to area youth.

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    3. “The Big Aer Lingus Winter Sale” on sale now through August 23rd

      “The Big Aer Lingus Winter Sale” on sale now through August 23rd

      The Big Aer Lingus European Sale. Discover the best of Europe's stunning scenery and charming cities with great fares to over 25 destinations! Hurry book by August 23rd. Fly from Hartford to Europe from $479.  Roundtrip inc. taxes & fees. Restrictions apply. Please use the link below so we can track the success of our promotion and our partnership

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Armbrook Village Helps Seniors Build Independence, Confidence

      Armbrook Village Helps Seniors Build Independence, Confidence

      Helen S. is in her 80s. She’s lived at Armbrook Village Senior Living Residence in the northwest corner of Westfield since June 2016.  A resident of the community’s assisted-living homes, she receives help with many activities of daily living. When Helen moved here, she exhibited many of the cognitive challenges of aging, which can range from basic memory loss to Alzheimer’s disease. She would stay in her room and watch TV. Aides would guide her to and from meals and visit with her, but Helen didn’t socialize or make friends with other residents.  A long-time friend ...

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    2. Witalisz & Associates Inc. in Westfield moves into new real estate offices on Broad Street | masslive.com

      Witalisz & Associates Inc. in Westfield moves into new real estate offices on Broad Street | masslive.com

      The real estate firm Witalisz & Associates Inc. recently celebrated its new office space at 2 Broad St. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening.  'We are incredibly excited and grateful for this opportunity to relocate to the best place in Westfield.' said Broker/Owner Kathy Witalisz. 'Working with the leadership team at the Tavern has been remarkable and we are very much looking forward to a bright future in our new location.'

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    3. Springfield Regional Chamber to Host Speed Networking at Expo

      Springfield Regional Chamber to Host Speed Networking at Expo

      The Business & Innovation Expo of Western Mass., the seventh annual business-to-business show produced by BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, slated for Thursday, Nov. 2 at the MassMutual Center, will feature a wide range of activities, including the Springfield Regional Chamber’s Speed Networking Event from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. in the Expo Show Floor Theater. A fast and fun way to make connections, the event is like speed dating for business. Attendees are divided into two groups seated across from each other. The limit is one participant per company in order to give everyone a chance to ...

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    4. Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield

      Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield

      Mexican restaurant chain Frontera Grill is coming to the former Ruby Tuesday location at 1411 Boston Road in Springfield. The new eatery should be ready in January or so, according to Frontera. The location has been vacant since Ruby Tuesday closed in August 2016 as part of a nationwide corporate downsizing that also claimed the Ruby Tuesday at the Enfield Square mall in Connecticut. Ruby Tuesday locations remain in the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside and in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Landlords Basser-Kaufman in Woodmere, New York, confirmed that Frontera is coming to the location. Basser-Kaufman had been marketing the location, but ...

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    5. Polar Beverages CEO to Keynote Super 60 Event

      Polar Beverages CEO to Keynote Super 60 Event

      Ralph Crowley Jr., president and CEO of Polar Beverages, will serve as the keynote speaker at the Springfield Regional Chamber’s Super 60 event on Friday, Oct. 27. Now in its 28th year, the program celebrates the success of the fastest-growing and privately-owned businesses in the region which continue to make significant contributions to the strength of the regional economy.

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    6. Ashley Clark Elected President of Young Professional Society

      Ashley Clark Elected President of Young Professional Society

      The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) announced the election of Ashley Clark as president of the organization. Clark has previously served in various capacities on the board, including terms as secretary and vice president and chair of the annual YP Cup Dodgeball Tournament. “I am thankful to have an employer who understands the value of giving back — and encourages it,” said Clark, a cash-management officer at Berkshire Bank in Springfield. “I am excited to take on this new role and hope to strengthen our impact in the communities we serve. Our emerging and existing leaders need a space ...

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    7. DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah steps down

      DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah steps down

      DevelopSpringfield CEO Jay Minkarah has resigned, taking a job at a regional planning commission in New Hampshire, according to a statement issued by the organization Wednesday.  In the prepared statement, Minkarah said "It has been an honor to be a part of what is sure to be a great renaissance for the City. There are strong community partnerships working together with great projects poised for success." DevelopSpringfield formed in 2009, with a hefty donation from MassMutual toward its original pool of grant money. Minkarah was its president and CEO for five years.

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    8. CNBC Commentator Ron Insana to Keynote Expo Lunch Event

      CNBC Commentator Ron Insana to Keynote Expo Lunch Event

      The Business & Innovation Expo of Western Mass., the seventh annual business-to-business show produced by BusinessWest and the Healthcare News, slated for Thursday, Nov. 2 at the MassMutual Center, will present a lunch event featuring keynote speaker Ron Insana, senior analyst and commentator with CNBC. Titled “Trumponomics,” Insana’s talk will address how Washington will affect the economy in the years ahead. As the U.S. and global economies move toward recovery, Insana will apply his journalistic perspective to how Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington shape what the new normal means for everyone. The event runs from 11:30 a ...

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    9. STCC to Host Designer of Artificial Limbs for Children

      STCC to Host Designer of Artificial Limbs for Children

      Dr. Albert Manero, president of Limbitless Solutions, a company that makes artificial limbs for children through 3D printing technology, will give a presentation today, Sept. 20, at Springfield Technical Community College as part of the HSI STEM Speaker Series. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Scibelli Hall (Building 2) auditorium.

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    Springfield Jam Fest
    Springfield Jam Fest From the EDC
    Class of 2017 "EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON"
    Class of 2017 "EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON" From the EDC
    “The Big Aer Lingus Winter Sale” on sale now through August 23rd
    “The Big Aer Lingus Winter Sale” on sale now through August 23rd From the EDC
    Thunderbird Thursdays Take Flight July 20th
    Thunderbird Thursdays Take Flight July 20th From the EDC
    House Speaker DeLeo: 'Why don't you look at Springfield?'
    House Speaker DeLeo: 'Why don't you look at Springfield?' masslive.com
    Greentown/EDC Manufacturing Event - East is Coming Out West on June2
    Greentown/EDC Manufacturing Event - East is Coming Out West on June2 From the EDC
    Springfield Technology Park announces partnership with Greentown Labs of Somerville
    Springfield Technology Park announces partnership with Greentown Labs of Somerville masslive.com
    Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,...
    Gov. Baker to keynote Western Massachusetts Developers Conference highlighting sites,... masslive.com
    Armbrook Village Helps Seniors Build Independence, Confidence
    Armbrook Village Helps Seniors Build Independence, Confidence BusinessWest
    Witalisz & Associates Inc. in Westfield moves into new real estate offices on Broad Street | masslive.com
    Witalisz & Associates Inc. in Westfield moves into new real estate offices on Broad Street | masslive.com masslive.com
    Springfield Regional Chamber to Host Speed Networking at Expo
    Springfield Regional Chamber to Host Speed Networking at Expo BusinessWest
    Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield
    Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield masslive.com
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