1. From the EDC

    1. Facebook Community Boost Springfield

      Facebook Community Boost Springfield

      In November of last year, Facebook announced the launch of a new program to invest in small businesses across the country. Community Boost is designed to help small businesses grow and give more people the digital skills they need to compete in today's economy. Facebook is bringing Community Boost to 30 cities this year and will be making its eighteenth stop in Springfield on September 10th and 11th.

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    2. Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Common Capital, Inc.

      Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Common Capital, Inc. are excited to bring a Speed Coaching event to Holyoke! The event will kick off with a networking reception at 6:00. During the reception you will have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and sign up for the consulting stations that are most relevant to your business such as: 
      Marketing and E-Commerce 
      Packaging 
      Sales and Distribution 
      Business Financing 
      Legal Advice for Your Business

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    3. Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      The Economic Development Council Western Mass/Springfield WORKS to Host Three Half-time (18 - 20 hrs/wk) Commonwealth Corps members to serve as Community Outreach Support Specialists providing community resident, leader and employer outreach and mentor recruitment. Through their service, members will increase access to a greater number of residents who are underemployed or unemployed, and community leaders and employers who are vital to sustained employment.

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  2. Western Massachusetts Business News

    1. Funeral services announced for Kevin Sullivan, Westfield School Committee vice chairman | masslive.com

      Funeral services announced for Kevin Sullivan, Westfield School Committee vice chairman | masslive.com

      The family of long-term School Committee member Kevin J. Sullivan, who died suddenly, has announced the dates for his funeral services.  Sullivan, 52, died of a heart attack on Sunday. Mayor Brian P. Sullivan said the death of his younger brother was a 'major shock' and completely unexpected.  'He had the biggest heart in the world and would help anyone. He had a special place in his life for kids whether they were yours or his,' he said.

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    2. State OKs Westfield tax incentive for Myers Information Systems

      State OKs Westfield tax incentive for Myers Information Systems

      The state has approved the city's decision to grant a six-year, $52,000 tax break to Myers Information Systems, the Northampton software company that plans to relocate to a vacant former bar and restaurant here. Under the agreement, Myers Information Systems will only pay a portion of the taxes on the improvements it makes to 110 Elm St. in Westfield. The percentage it pays goes up every year until hitting 100 percent.

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    3. Holyoke's 'Prudential' building, among tallest in Paper City, up for foreclosure auction

      Holyoke's 'Prudential' building, among tallest in Paper City, up for foreclosure auction

      The Prew Building at 274-276 High St. -- also known as the Prudential because it's one of the tallest buildings in Paper City -- will be sold at auction at 2 p.m. Sept. 26 following foreclosure proceedings. At eight stories, the 29,000-square-foot building isn't the tallest in Holyoke, but it is the tallest in the immediate downtown. Plans prepared in 2014 and posted to he city's Holyoke Redevelopment website pegged the cost of rehabbing the building into mixed-use retail, office and housing space at $5.6 million to $6 million.

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    4. Springfield Central Street project inches ahead with first land-takings

      Springfield Central Street project inches ahead with first land-takings

      A proposal $3 million corridor improvement project along Central Street moved a step closer last week with the City Council voting to approve property takings in that area including a building with automotive businesses. The roadway improvements in the Maple High-Six Corners area, however, remain on hold pending additional property takings needed including a strip of land along Ruth Elizabeth Park. "I'm itching to get it going," Public Works Director Christopher Cignoli said Tuesday.

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    5. MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino

      MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino

      "Date night just got an upgrade." That is the slogan behind the upcoming grand opening of the luxury Regal Cinemas theater inside the $960 million MGM Springfield resort casino. And on Sept. 23 though Sept. 25, the public will get its first chance to see if the experience lives up to their expectations as the first screenings begin. During the three preview days, Regal Cinemas at MGM will feature $3 movies, popcorn and soft drinks to benefit Square One and Head Start, both based in Springfield.

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    6. Panel Discussion on Skills Gap, Tuition-reimbursement Benefits Slated for Sept. 27

      Associated Industries of Massachusetts and UMass Amherst University Without Walls will host a panel discussion on the workforce skills gap and tuition-reimbursement benefits on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley. Industry and workforce-development leaders will detail the current skills gaps facing Western Mass. industries and the impact that employee-friendly educational programs and tuition-reimbursement benefits can have in closing those gaps. University Without Walls (UWW) staff and student panelists will detail how non-traditional higher-education programs can benefit both employees and their employers, helping working adults increase their ...

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    7. Small-business Workshop to Discuss ‘Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’

      Small-business Workshop to Discuss ‘Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’

      Event Location:  EDC Conference Room, 1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103.  Advanced registration is required to attend click here to register.

      Emily Harman, director of the Office of Small Business Programs for the Department of the Navy, in partnership with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts Assistance Center, will conduct a small-business workshop titled “Doing Business with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps” on Thursday, Sept. 20 as part of Springfield Navy Week, Sept. 17-23. In 2017, the Department of the Navy awarded $3.2 billion in contracts to businesses in Massachusetts, with more than $66.8 million ...

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    8. Educare puts Springfield at early education forefront (Editorial)

      Educare puts Springfield at early education forefront (Editorial)

      Educare Springfield will be one of just 24 of its kind in the country as a model for early education done right. It took seven years of diligence by education, civic and political officials to make the $14 million Hickory Street facility a reality. It's a miracle - well, almost. Mary Walachy, executive director of the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation that pioneered the drive for the project, said Educare Springfield looked doomed by cost factors until receiving $9.6 million in funding from an anonymous, out-of-state donor. The Sept. 17 groundbreaking was attended by a strong array of ...

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    9. Riverbend, Mercy Medical practices renamed Trinity Health of New England Medical Group

      Riverbend, Mercy Medical practices renamed Trinity Health of New England Medical Group

      Medical practices affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, including RiverBend and Mercy Medical Group locations throughout Greater Springfield, have been renamed Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group. Mercy is part of Trinity Health Of New England. "We have been evolving into a true regional health system since Trinity Health Of New England was established in 2015," said Dr. Reginald J. Eadie, president and chief executive officer of Trinity Health Of New England, in a Sept. 10 statement.

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    10. Holyoke Community College Names Mark Hudgik Director of Admissions

      Holyoke Community College Names Mark Hudgik Director of Admissions

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) recently welcomed Mark Hudgik as its new director of Admissions. Hudgik is an HCC alumnus from the class of 2002 who returns to campus with 14 years of experience working in academic admissions, most recently as director of Admission at Greenfield Community College, where he started as a senior Admission counselor in 2009. He had previously worked as assistant director of Admissions at Bay Path University in Longmeadow and as Admissions director at the Berkshire Hills Music Academy in South Hadley.

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    MASSECON ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 15TH ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT AWARDS
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    Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members
    Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members From the EDC
    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
    MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information
    MGM Springfield - Grand Opening Information MGM Springfield
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says
    MassMutual decision adds to Springfield's 'momentum,' Western Massachusetts development official says masslive.com
    Funeral services announced for Kevin Sullivan, Westfield School Committee vice chairman | masslive.com
    Funeral services announced for Kevin Sullivan, Westfield School Committee vice chairman | masslive.com masslive.com
    State OKs Westfield tax incentive for Myers Information Systems
    State OKs Westfield tax incentive for Myers Information Systems masslive.com
    Holyoke's 'Prudential' building, among tallest in Paper City, up for foreclosure auction
    Holyoke's 'Prudential' building, among tallest in Paper City, up for foreclosure auction masslive.com
    Springfield Central Street project inches ahead with first land-takings
    Springfield Central Street project inches ahead with first land-takings masslive.com
    MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino
    MGM Springfield reveals grand opening date for luxury Regal Cinemas at casino masslive.com
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