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    1. PeoplesBank Issues Annual Corporate Green Report

      PeoplesBank Issues Annual Corporate Green Report

      PeoplesBank has issued its annual Corporate Green Report. Through its green values and actions to support environmental sustainability, PeoplesBank believes it can help make the region a healthier place to live, work, and raise a family. The bank puts these values to work throughout the year through its charitable donations and volunteerism. PeoplesBank is also recognized for its support of green-energy projects and its construction of LEED-certified offices. For Earth Day 2017, PeoplesBank highlighted more than $65,000 in funding for green initiatives in Western Mass. Those initiatives include support for an existing mobile farmers’ market in Springfield and the ...

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    2. National Conference for Community and Justice honorees include D'Amours, Russ Peotter

      National Conference for Community and Justice honorees include D'Amours, Russ Peotter

      Philanthropists Michele and Donald D'Amour, of Big Y Foods, are among the individuals being honored this year at the annual human relations award banquet of the New England-based National Conference for Community and Justice. Others being honored for their leadership and promotion of inclusive community values at the June 8 event at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame include Russell J. Peotter, senior advisor for WGBY; the Rev. Calvin J. McFadden Sr., senior pastor of Saint John's Congregational Church; Arlene Rodriguez, vice president of academic affairs at Springfield Technical Community College, and Attorney Ellen Weiss Freyman, of ...

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    3. Cooper's Gifts Apparel Home in Agawam accepting donations of women's clothing for Dress for Success in Springfield

      Cooper's Gifts Apparel Home in Agawam accepting donations of women's clothing for Dress for Success in Springfield

      Cooper's Gifts Apparel Home is accepting donations of professional attire for Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts through Sunday, April 30. The Agawam store will take "interview-appropriate women's clothing," shoes and accessories to benefit Dress for Success, a Springfield-based nonprofit whose mission is "to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life."

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    4. ACEC/MA Announces Tighe & Bond, Inc. as 2017 winner of Gold Engineering Excellence Award

      ACEC/MA Announces Tighe & Bond, Inc. as 2017 winner of Gold Engineering Excellence Award

      The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Tighe & Bond, Inc. as a winner of its 2017 Gold Engineering Excellence Award for work on the Great Lakes Water Authority Biosolids Drying Facility project. The 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards were announced at the recent ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala with emcees Carol Gladstone, Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance and Commissioner Leo Roy of the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

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    5. HMC Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

      HMC Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

      Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) has once again earned an ‘A’ rating from The Leapfrog Group, ranking them among the safest hospitals in the United States. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the first and only national health care rating focused on errors, accidents and infections. The program has been assigning A, B, C, D and F letter grades to general acute-care hospitals in the U.S. since 2012. Holyoke Medical Center was one of 823 hospitals to receive an ‘A’ ranking among the safest hospitals in the United States.

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    6. Bay Path Announces Commencement Speaker

      Bay Path Announces Commencement Speaker

      Bay Path University will stage its 120th Commencement on May 21 at 3 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. Kathryn Hayward, class of 1976, founder of International Integrators, will address the Class of 2017.  More than 1,000 Bay Path students earned bachelor’s, master’s, and advanced degrees, with more than 800 students anticipated to be part of the Commencement event.

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    7. Pride Stores Partners with Local Beer Brand White Lion

      Pride Stores Partners with Local Beer Brand White Lion

      White Lion Brewing continues to root itself as Springfield’s craft beer brand. Pride Stores which has a beer-and-wine selection in five of its 30 locations will feature White Lion as the preferred local beer brand. “The partnership is part of Pride Stores commitment to the local community,” said David Horgan, director of Advertising. “The company recently announced a distribution partnership with Big Mamou Restaurant, a Springfield based establishment, and we are excited to expand our partnerships through the ‘Support Local’ campaign with White Lion.”

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    8. Baystate Health seeks $3.4M from state for medical school

      Baystate Health seeks $3.4M from state for medical school

      Baystate Health and UMass Medical School are hoping to get $3.4 million in state money to build their new medical school in Springfield. "We think this would be a worthy investment in primary care for the region for the next several decades," said Ben Craft, a spokesman for Baystate Health. The new Baystate medical school is expected to open in August with 25 students. Baystate has touted the program as a way to attract more doctors to Western Massachusetts. The school's focus will be on training primary care physicians and teaching population health in both urban and rural ...

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    9. Massachusetts adds jobs in March, but unemployment rate climbs slightly

      Massachusetts adds jobs in March, but unemployment rate climbs slightly

      Massachusetts added just 200 jobs in March and the state's unemployment rate increased two tenths of a percentage point to 3.6 percent from 3.4 percent. However, from March 2016 to March 2017, Massachusetts has added 49,000 jobs, according to statistics released Thursday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    10. Chicopee Council rescinds tax agreement for now-closed Menck Windows

      Chicopee Council rescinds tax agreement for now-closed Menck Windows

      The City Council voted to rescind a unique tax agreement for a high-end manufacturer of windows that closed after two years of operations in the city. Menck USA, which opened in early 2015, closed on Jan. 11, laying off about 30 employees. The business was a joint enterprise between Menck Fenster GmbH, a 130-year-old custom window and door manufacturer in Hamburg, Germany, and Liesenfeld International, a logistics company also based in Hamburg. When it announced it would set up a window-making operation in Chicopee, the economy was still recovering after a long recession and state and local officials were thrilled ...

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    11. Gov. Charlie Baker releases $10 million in grant money for affordable energy efficiency projects | masslive.com

      Gov. Charlie Baker releases $10 million in grant money for affordable energy efficiency projects | masslive.com

      In February, the Baker administration announced a $15 million program to make it easier for low and moderate-income Massachusetts residents to access energy efficient technologies. The goal is to help these residents install clean energy technology, such as solar panels, which often carry up-front costs but can save money in the long term.  The $10 million released Thursday is part of that initiative, and the money will be divided among six different programs.

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    12. People In Business: Mary Catherine Murren of MGM Springfield

      People In Business: Mary Catherine Murren of MGM Springfield

      Gov. Charlie Baker recently appointed Enfield, Conn., resident Mary Catherine "Marikate" Murren to the Springfield Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Murren is the Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Springfield. She is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of MGM Springfield's human resources functions, including ensuring adherence to labor laws, regulations and HR corporate policies and procedures.

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    13. Introducing the Class of 2017

      Introducing the Class of 2017

      A year ago it was a first; now, it would have to be called a trend.  Women again outnumber men within the 40 Under Forty class of 2017, as the photos will reveal, although it’s quite close, actually. But who’s counting?  What people should be counting are the years and the numbers of area residents now in this special club, if you will. That would be 11 and 440, to be exact.

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    14. Chicopee to spend additional money to continue Uniroyal & Facemate cleanup

      Chicopee to spend additional money to continue Uniroyal & Facemate cleanup

      The city will spend $870,000 to continue the process of cleaning up the Uniroyal and Facemate factory sites and expects to need another about $1 million in the upcoming year. "A lot of the grant funds are now drying up," City Planner Lee Pouliot said. The City Council this month voted to spend $870,000 from the free cash account, or money unspent from the previous year's tax collections, to continue the project. City officials said they expect to return to the council in the next fiscal year to request another $1 million to continue other parts of ...

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    15. MassMutual Names Aaron Miller Head of Strategy & Corporate Development

      MassMutual Names Aaron Miller Head of Strategy & Corporate Development

      Strengthening its business strategy and development expertise, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today named Aaron Miller head of Strategy & Corporate Development.  Miller reports to Betsy Ward, MassMutual’s chief financial officer and chief actuary.  In his new role, Miller, who will work closely with MassMutual’s executive leadership team, is responsible for leading the development of the company’s corporate and business strategies, as well as competitive intelligence, helping maximize MassMutual’s long-term performance.

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    16. Center for Data Science to Host Research Symposium

      Center for Data Science to Host Research Symposium

      Andrew K. McCallum, director of the center and professor of computer science, says this year’s symposium will showcase the center’s growing portfolio of industry-sponsored data science research and examine technical trends and future opportunities. “We’re excited to build on the success of last year’s symposium, which reinforced and validated the importance of public-private collaborations. This year, we’ll bring together top data science research talent in industry, academia and government to share successes, identify new research frontiers and launch transformational new partnerships.”

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    17. 4th Western Mass. Film and Media Exchange Slated

      4th Western Mass. Film and Media Exchange Slated

      Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) will partner with Vitec Videocom to bring their nationally touring ‘Roadshow’ to the Sheraton Springfield on May 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This will be BFMC’s 4th Film and Media Exchange — a ‘Day 2 Play’ — with workshops and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest in production equipment. The event will focus on cost-effective production techniques designed for anyone in broadcasting, filmmaking, photography, communications, and marketing. The exchange also includes lunch, keynote speech, and networking opportunities with others in the industry.  According to Diane Pearlman, executive director of ...

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    18. Businesses invited to Workforce Training Fund Info Session

      Businesses invited to Workforce Training Fund Info Session

      Training & Workforce Options (TWO), the collaboration between Springfield Technical Community CollegeHolyoke Community College, and Commonwealth Corp., invite area businesses to a free information session on April 26 to hear an overview of all of the Workforce Training Fund Programs (WTFP). Registration is required to attend the session, scheduled for 8:30-11:30 a.m., at Scibelli Hall (Building 2), Café Rooms, at STCC. Seating is limited. To register online, click on this Eventbrite link. Workforce Training Fund, a program of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, is administered by Commonwealth Corp.

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    19. BID’s Event Lineup Generates Added Vibrancy Downtown

      BID’s Event Lineup Generates Added Vibrancy Downtown

      Chris Russell didn’t have all the details, but he had enough to make his point — and make a good segue into his discussion about the Springfield Business Improvement District’s lineup of events for the coming months. Russell, the BID’s executive director, said an official with one of the downtown Springfield hotels had informed him that the flight crews for one of the major airlines — he’s not sure which one — had made a formal request to lay over in Springfield when flying into Bradley International, rather than Hartford, because there was much more to do in the ...

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    20. Springfield Takes Giant Strides Toward Creating a Vibrant Urban District

      Springfield Takes Giant Strides Toward Creating a Vibrant Urban District

      Webster defines momentum this way, among others: ‘capacity for progressive development’ and ‘forward movement.’ Those phrases certainly describe what’s being seen and heard in the Stearns Square area of Springfield, where a project blueprinted to be catalytic in nature, the Innovation Center now taking shape on Bridge Street, has been exactly that.

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    21. Western New England University Startup Company Honored by Peers

      Western New England University Startup Company Honored by Peers

      New England Breath Technologies, a medical-device startup company formed by Western New England University professors Dr. Ronny Priefer and Dr. Michael Rust, won the People’s Choice Award recently at the annual M2D2 $100K Challenge. The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) recently held its sixth annual $100K Challenge, a nationwide competition that showcases the innovative ideas of early-stage medical devices and start-up biotech companies. Its aim is to help new biotech and medical-device entrepreneurs develop products every step of the way, from proof of concept to commercialization. “By winning the People’s Choice Award, it puts our new company ...

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    22. Continued Excellence Award Nominations Due May 12 - BusinessWest

      There’s still time to nominate someone for the Continued Excellence Award, as BusinessWest will accept nominations through Friday, May 12. The winner of the award will be unveiled at the magazine’s 40 Under Forty gala on June 22.  Two years ago, BusinessWest inaugurated the award to recognize past 40 Under Forty honorees who had significantly built on their achievements since they were honored. The first two winners were Delcie Bean, president of Paragus Strategic IT, and Dr. Jonathan Bayuk, president of Allergy and Immunology Associates of Western Mass. and chief of Allergy and Immunology at Baystate Medical Center ...

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    23. Female welders, carpenters, laborers inspire students at Massachusetts Girls in Trades conference

      Female welders, carpenters, laborers inspire students at Massachusetts Girls in Trades conference

      Samantha Dodge, Bridget Nee-Walsh and Alyssa Ducharme spend their days on construction sites, welding and working alongside their male co-workers. They are tough, well paid and proving that women can work as laborers. More than 200 female students from trade high schools across the state gathered at Dean Technical High School in Holyoke on Thursday for the Massachusetts Girls in Trades conference, which featured speakers sharing their experiences working in the male-dominated fields of welding, carpentry, construction, electrical engineering and more. "Honestly, the job was easier than I expected it to be at first," said Dodge, who lives in Connecticut ...

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    24. Grand opening celebration for Springfield's Union Station planned for June

      Grand opening celebration for Springfield's Union Station planned for June

      In a brief ceremony Thursday morning in the great hall of Union Station, Judy Matt, president of the Spirit of Springfield, announced the building's rebirth is planned with a gala celebration on Saturday, June 24 from 6-11 p.m. Joining Matt in making the announcement were an array of government , media, and business leaders including Rep. Richard E. Neal, Mayor Domenic Sarno, MGM Springfield President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Matthis, Maura McCaffrey, president and chief executive officer of Health New England, and William Pepin, president and general manager for WWLP-22 News

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