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    1. Western New England University Again Earns Top National Rankings for Online Programs

      Western New England University Again Earns Top National Rankings for Online Programs

      In newly released rankings by U.S. News & World Report, Western New England University (WNE) was again recognized among the 2022 Best Online Programs. Among online MBA Programs, WNE made significant gains, jumping 71 places and ranking 153rd (up from 224th in 2021); among Online Graduate Business Programs (Non-MBA), the university ranked 110th (up from 129th in 2021); and among Online Master’s in Engineering Programs, it ranked 79th, up from 104th. The rankings place Western New England University in the top 10 in Massachusetts for accredited online MBA and graduate business programs and in the top three in Massachusetts ...

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    2. State Treasurer, Citizens Launch Worth and Wealth Seminars to Empower Women

      State Treasurer, Citizens Launch Worth and Wealth Seminars to Empower Women

      State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg’s Office of Economic Empowerment and Citizens have launched registration for their new Worth and Wealth Seminars. These free virtual trainings will equip Massachusetts women with financial skills and knowledge to build confidence in their economic futures. Participants can choose to enroll in one of the two English-speaking sessions taking place in February and March, or in the Spanish-speaking session scheduled in April.

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    3. STCC partners with AMR to offer EMT training

      STCC partners with AMR to offer EMT training

      In partnership with American Medical Response Inc. (AMR), Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) will offer a free EMT training course starting Tuesday. “The workforce right now is hurting for EMTs and paramedics so it benefits AMR not only to sponsor students to become EMTs but then in return, they work for us when they become EMTs to help us with that workforce shortage,” said Emily Chandler, manager of the EMS program.

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    4. State legislature to address "Cliff Effect" and impact on low income families

      State legislature to address "Cliff Effect" and impact on low income families

      The state legislature is working on a bill that would help families rely less on public assistance programs. Senator Eric Lesser held a Facebook LIVE interview on Monday to discuss this legislation and its impact on the CLIFF EFFECT. The Cliff Effect occurs when a family’s income increases enough that they lose eligibility for public assistance supports like food, childcare, and housing, but not enough to afford these on their own, leaving them worse off with less overall income. Lesser interviewed Anne Kandilis, Director of Springfield WORKS, a program of the Economic Development Council of Western MA, and Regina ...

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    5. Western New England University Debuts Oscar Sort Intuitive Trash Robot

      Western New England University Debuts Oscar Sort Intuitive Trash Robot

      Western New England University (WNE) is the first U.S. institution of higher education to feature Oscar Sort, an AI-driven, intuitive, trash-sorting robot. This intuitive robot educates the campus community at the point of recycling and disposal and helps them to better understand how waste is measured, reduced, and eventually eliminated. Oscar Sort is a signature product of Intuitive AI, a startup company founded by two students at Simon Fraser University in Canada. Oscar uses a display screen and AI camera to identify recycling from trash and instructs users which bin to use when disposing of waste.

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    6. BusinessTalk with Cheryl Malandrinos, president of the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley

      BusinessTalk with Cheryl Malandrinos, president of the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley

      On this installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with Cheryl Malandrinos, president of the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley. The two talk about the still white-hot housing market in the region and the forces behind it — everything from soaring demand to historically low levels of inventory. She also offers her outlook on if, when, and to what extent, the current picture will change. It’s all must listening, so join us on BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local.

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    7. MassDevelopment’s $106.7 Million Bond Catapults Springfield College Projects

      MassDevelopment’s $106.7 Million Bond Catapults Springfield College Projects

      MassDevelopment has issued a $106,675,000 tax-exempt bond on behalf of Springfield College, which will use proceeds to fund several capital projects. The college will use $45,095,000 to build and equip a new environmentally friendly and sustainable, 76,000-square-foot health sciences building; this portion of the financing received the Green Bond designation by Kestrel Verifiers, which are approved verifiers accredited by the Climate Bonds Initiative. The college will use the remaining proceeds to build an academic quad and campus pavilion; renovate classrooms, residence halls, administrative buildings, and the existing health sciences building; improve a steam-plant facility; upgrade ...

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    8. Baker-Polito administration awards grant money to MassDEP to improve air quality

      Baker-Polito administration awards grant money to MassDEP to improve air quality

      The Baker-Polito Administration is awarding grant money to MassDEP to help improve air quality. 22News found out what the money will be used for. The money will be used to provide air sensors to communities all across the state. 292 sensors will be given to 39 communities across the state including a number of cities and towns here in western Massachusetts. The sensors will be able to monitor local pollution levels and increase awareness of local air quality conditions and identify ways to better protect public health.

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    9. HCC Spring Women’s Leadership Series Begins Jan. 26

      HCC Spring Women’s Leadership Series Begins Jan. 26

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) will begin its spring 2022 Women’s Leadership Series on Wednesday, Jan. 26 with Dawn DiStefano, president and CEO of Square One in Springfield, who will give a presentation titled “What’s the Worst That Can Happen?” All sessions run from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month over Zoom. During each session, participants will join prominent women leaders for discussions on relevant topics and ideas to help their leadership development. They will also have the opportunity to form a supportive network to help navigate their own careers.

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    10. Chicopee Chamber to present over $4k to Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee on Friday

      Chicopee Chamber to present over $4k to Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee on Friday

      At 12 p.m. on Friday, The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will present a check of $4,357 to the Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee. According to the news release sent to 22News, The non-profit was selected to be the beneficiary of proceeds of the “Chicopee Thriller 5K” that took place in October of 2021. Presented by N. Riley Construction and sponsored by Valley Opportunity Council, Holyoke Medical Center, The Polish National Credit Union among other local businesses, the 5K had over 100 registrants in its inaugural year

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    11. Springfield Symphony Orchestra announces return of concerts this spring

      Springfield Symphony Orchestra announces return of concerts this spring

      The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will be back and performing two concerts this spring, the first official SSO concerts since the start of the pandemic. A long-running dispute between the symphony and its musicians just recently ended with a settlement between the SSO and the National Labor Relations Board. The concerts are scheduled to be held at Symphony Hall on April 22 and on May 13. Former SSO music director Mark Russell Smith will be the guest conductor.

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    12. Florence Bank Hires Jim Hickey as VP, Director of Marketing Operations

      Florence Bank Hires Jim Hickey as VP, Director of Marketing Operations

      Florence Bank hired a Greenfield native with 25 years of strategic marketing experience with a focus in the banking sector to serve as vice president and director of Marketing Operations. Jim Hickey stepped into the new role in mid-November after keeping his eye on Florence Bank for many years because he respects its creative marketing strategy, customer-focused approach to banking, and community engagement. “I value what the bank stands for,” Hickey said. “Customer service drives everything we do here. That’s refreshing. Also, the level of community support the bank provides is impressive. It steps up and pitches in. I ...

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    13. Exciting news from Bay Path University's MS in Cybersecurity program!

      Exciting news from Bay Path University's MS in Cybersecurity program!

      Increasingly we are learning that cyber threats are posing serious challenges to businesses and governments. Today, the need for cybersecurity professionals far outpaces the supply. In response, Bay Path University has added new, career-focused concentrations to its MS in Cybersecurity program! These new concentrations include Cyber Defense, Digital Forensics, and Generalist

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    14. Mergers and Acquisitions Continue to Dominate the Insurance Industry

      Mergers and Acquisitions Continue to Dominate the Insurance Industry

      If you think you’ve seen more headlines than usual lately about insurance agencies being bought and sold, you’re not mistaken. In fact, 2021 was the fifth straight record-setting year for M&A activity in the insurance world. The reasons range from federal fiscal trends to a desire to broaden an agency’s expertise; from pandemic fatigue to the aging of the Baby Boomers who built and grew many of these firms. The idea, area leaders say, is to grow strategically, with customer service and company culture at front of mind.

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    15. Continuing a Proud Tradition

      Continuing a Proud Tradition

      BusinessWest launched its Top Entrepreneur program back in 1996 to recognize individuals, groups, and institutions that were honoring a tradition that went back centuries and made Greater Springfield a hub for innovation and industry. For much of that decade, and into the next one, the list of honorees was top-heavy with those from the IT sector, as might be expected. Indeed, that realm was booming, and a legion of young entrepreneurs were starting businesses focused on hardware, software, and developing solutions for clients.

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    16. Northampton Leaders Seek to Boost Economy

      Northampton Leaders Seek to Boost Economy

      As 2022 begins, Gina-Louise Sciarra starts the new year as Northampton’s new mayor. As she settles into the job, the city faces big opportunities and challenges, especially the constant challenge of managing COVID-19 and its variants. Even as the pandemic adapts, Sciarra said she’s confident the workers and businesses in Northampton will also adapt and keep moving forward. “We have to help our businesses through this really difficult time and figure out what the next stage of our economy is going to look like,” Sciarra said. “We have a special downtown that we want to stay vibrant and ...

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    17. Springfield YPS and the Ad Club to Host Annual Membership Event on Jan. 20

      Springfield YPS and the Ad Club to Host Annual Membership Event on Jan. 20

      The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) and the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts will host an annual Mix & Mingle membership event to support young professionals and encourage them to become more involved and invested in their local communities. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Paper City Bar & Grill, 241 Whiting Farms Road, Holyoke. Members can register for the event by clicking here. “I am thrilled to be parenting up with Springfield YPS to bring together the area professionals and creative community. I believe in the mission behind ...

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    18. PeoplesBank Sets New Record for Charitable Contributions in 2021

      PeoplesBank Sets New Record for Charitable Contributions in 2021

      With a focus on food insecurity, housing, and literacy, PeoplesBank announced a record level of charitable contributions, with donations reaching $1,315,000 over the past year with a total of close to $11 million donated since 2011. The bank has doubled its donations in the last five years. “It is a big part of who we are as an organization, our employees, and how they volunteer in the community,” said Tom Senecal, president and CEO of PeoplesBank. “I see 2022 as a tremendous opportunity for us to give back and be committed to the communities that we serve.”

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    19. Monson Savings Bank Announces $15,000 in Donations Through Community Giving Initiative

      Monson Savings Bank Announces $15,000 in Donations Through Community Giving Initiative

      The people have voted, and the results are in for the Monson Savings Bank (MSB) 2022 Community Giving Initiative. After MSB asked its community members to cast their vote for their favorite nonprofit, they did just that with great enthusiasm, submitting over 3,500 votes. In total, 373 organizations were nominated. Now that the votes have been tallied, Monson Savings Bank is donating a total of $15,000 to the top 10 vote recipients to stay true to their longstanding mission of supporting of local communities.

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    20. HCC Professor Vanessa Martinez Honored for Inspiring Civic Engagement

      HCC Professor Vanessa Martinez Honored for Inspiring Civic Engagement

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) Professor of Anthropology Vanessa Martínez is the recipient of the 2022 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. The award, presented in partnership with Brown University’s Swearer Center, recognizes senior faculty who practice exemplary, engaged scholarship through teaching and research. Recipients are selected on the basis of their collaboration with communities, institutional impact, and high-quality academic work.

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    21. BusinessTalk with State Senator Eric Lesser

      BusinessTalk with State Senator Eric Lesser

      BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively, wide-ranging discussion with State Senator Eric Lesser. The two talk about everything from the prospects for high-speed rail finally becoming reality, to Lesser’s recent decision to run for lieutenant governor. There’s a lot to unpack, and it’s all must listening, so join us on BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local.

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    22. NIH Grant Will Support Trailblazing Research in UMass Amherst Lab

      NIH Grant Will Support Trailblazing Research in UMass Amherst Lab

      Jianhan Chen, a UMass Amherst chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology professor, has received a five-year, $2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to support research in his computational biophysics lab aimed at better understanding the role of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) in biology and human disease. The grant falls under the National Institute of General Medical Sciences MIRA program, which stands for Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award. It’s designed to give highly talented researchers more flexibility and stability to achieve important scientific advances in their labs.

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    23. Spalding Hoophall Classic begins Thursday at Springfield College

      Spalding Hoophall Classic begins Thursday at Springfield College

      One of the country’s biggest showcases of elite high school basketball gets underway in Springfield Thursday afternoon. The 20th annual Spalding Hoophall Classic tips-off at 4:00 P.M. at Springfield College, the birthplace of basketball. Thursday’s games, and most of Friday’s games, will feature local high schools, but the games this holiday weekend will feature teams from as far away as Florida, Kansas, and Arizona.

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