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    1. Hiring of disabled workers results in lower turnover, higher production for Chicopee distribution company

      Hiring of disabled workers results in lower turnover, higher production for Chicopee distribution company

      Jocelyn Rodriguez hadn’t worked in five years because she suffers from problems with her hands and mental health illnesses, but when she found a job eight months ago at J. Polep she quickly became a star employee. The Springfield resident has been working at the company as a selector — locating and items ordered by convenience stores and packing them for delivery — and has consistently been a top performer in the division.

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    2. STCC Receives $662,000 in State Grants for COVID-19 Relief

      STCC Receives $662,000 in State Grants for COVID-19 Relief

      The state awarded Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) two grants totaling nearly $662,000 for COVID-19 relief, STCC President John Cook announced. The money will be used to help keep the campus safe during the pandemic, compensate faculty for their work developing online courses, and boost student aid, Cook said at a news conference at STCC. He spoke from Building 20, where check-in stations are set up to screen students, staff, and faculty who arrive on the campus.

       

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    3. People in Business: Jean M Deliso, CFP® named to New York Life’s Chairman’s Council

      People in Business: Jean M Deliso, CFP® named to New York Life’s Chairman’s Council

      Jean M. Deliso, CFP® has been named a member of the 2020 Chairman’s Council of New York Life. Members of the Chairman’s Council rank in the top three percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of more than 12,000 licensed agents in sales achievement. Ms. Deliso has accomplished this level of achievement for nine consecutive years.

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    4. People in Business: Darcy Young Appointed to Executive Committee of The Children’s Study Home

      People in Business: Darcy Young Appointed to Executive Committee of The Children’s Study Home

      The Children’s Study Home recently appointed Board of Directors member Darcy (Fortune) Young to its Executive Committee. Ms. Young has been a member of the board since 2018 serving on the Communications Committee. She has consulted on everything from fundraising to digital marketing and, most recently, was part of the board effort to transition to a new executive director for the 155-year old agency.

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    5. Chicopee sets aside $2 million to reduce taxes, $1 million to beef up ‘conservative’ budget - masslive.com

      Chicopee sets aside $2 million to reduce taxes, $1 million to beef up ‘conservative’ budget - masslive.com

      The city will reduce the amount it will ask homeowners and businesses to pay in taxes in the upcoming year by using $2 million from the free cash account.  It will also set aside $1 million from free cash to supplement accounts that were slashed when the budget for this fiscal year was adopted in late June.

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    6. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to announce COVID recovery plan with $115 million in new funding for small businesses, main streets - masslive.com

      Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to announce COVID recovery plan with $115 million in new funding for small businesses, main streets - masslive.com

      Gov. Charlie Baker plans to announce Thursday a $775 million plan to support small businesses and stimulate the state economy, mostly through a mix of existing programs and $115 million in new funding.  The new funding is expected to cover grants to small businesses and Main Streets hit hard by COVID-19, offering resources to small business owners and job seekers who seek training and connections.

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    7. Amherst Area Chamber Announces A+ Award Winners to Be Honored on Nov. 12

      Amherst Area Chamber Announces A+ Award Winners to Be Honored on Nov. 12

      The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce 2020 A+ Awards Show will be held virtually and broadcast live from Hadley Farms Meeting House on Thursday, Nov. 12, with PeoplesBank serving as presenting sponsor. Each year, the chamber gives A+ Awards to individuals and organizations that enrich the life of the community through their work in education, business, and civic engagement in Amherst, Belchertown, Hadley, Leverett, Pelham, Shutesbury, Sunderland, and the Pioneer Valley as a whole.

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    8. American International College to Host Mural Honoring Mason Square Resident

      American International College to Host Mural Honoring Mason Square Resident

      American International College (AIC) will honor a Springfield individual known to residents in Mason Square as Preacherman with a mural on the college’s maintenance building located at the corner of State and Reed streets. Born Randolph Lester, he was a well-known community member who was given the Preacherman moniker as he was often seen walking around the Mason Square area carrying a Bible.

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    9. Research Team Including UMass Amherst’s Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse Receives $3.4 Million in NSF Grants to Study Open-Source Software

      Research Team Including UMass Amherst’s Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse Receives $3.4 Million in NSF Grants to Study Open-Source Software

      research team including Charlie Schweik and Brenda Bushouse of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded $3.4 million in grants from the National Science Foundation’s Growing Convergence Research program for their project, “Jumpstarting Successful Open-Source Software Projects with Evidence-based Rules and Structures.”

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    10. Davis Family Establishes Scholarship Fund Recognizing Mary Walachy

      Davis Family Establishes Scholarship Fund Recognizing Mary Walachy

      The Davis family has established the Joseph F. and Helen C. McGovern Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts in honor of the Irene E. & George A Davis Foundation’s recently retired Executive Director Mary Walachy. Walachy retired in June after serving 23 years as executive director of the family foundation, and the fund is named after Walachy’s parents, both strong advocates for education. Walachy’s father, Joseph McGovern, was an entrepreneur who owned and operated Notion Thread, a manufacturing company in West Springfield. Walachy’s mother, Helen, also worked with her husband at the company.

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    11. Convergent Photonics Partners with WNEU on Research and Development Center

      Convergent Photonics, which specializes in creating and supplying high-tech lasers, announced a partnership with Western New England University to establish a research and development center and strengthen the school’s education program with the help of a $2.5 million state grant, the Republican reported. The project is the fourth of its kind statewide and the first in Western Mass., and Springfield Technical Community College will also be involved. The money comes from the state’s Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative.

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    12. FORGE Manufacturing and Innovation Showcase

      FORGE Manufacturing and Innovation Showcase

      "I invite you all to attend the FORGE Manufacturing and Innovation Showcase happening tomorrow at 10am.  FORGE is a nonprofit with an office located here at Springfield at Tech Park that connects startups with compatible, forward-thinking regional manufacturers, design firms and engineers.  Meet hundreds of regional manufacturers and innovators and hear from Leader Joseph Wagner.  To register, please visit www.forgemass.org and click on the events page.

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    13. Chicopee laser company, 2 Springfield colleges to create research and education facility with $2.5 million state grant

      Chicopee laser company, 2 Springfield colleges to create research and education facility with $2.5 million state grant

      A local business that specializes in creating and supplying high-tech lasers will partner with Westfield New England University to establish a research and development center and strengthen the school’s education program with the help of a $2.5 million state grant.

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    14. Hadley Faces Challenges While Planning for Future - BusinessWest

      Hadley Faces Challenges While Planning for Future - BusinessWest

      Before the pandemic, up to 80,000 cars would travel on Route 9 in Hadley each day, bringing workers, students, and customers to and through the town.  Known for its agriculture, proximity to the Five College community, and a robust retail corridor along Route 9, Hadley has been challenged, like all towns, since the arrival of COVID-19. But efforts by a group of town officials are meeting those challenges to keep Hadley viable today and well into the future.


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    15. 2020 Western Mass Developers Conference Slated for Oct. 21

      2020 Western Mass Developers Conference Slated for Oct. 21

      The Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council (EDC) invites the community to join its annual developers conference, presented by MassMutual. The 2020 Western Mass Developers Conference will feature a keynote address from Gov. Charlie Baker and a welcome address from Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and will connect business leaders, developers, real-estate professionals, site selectors, economic-development professionals, and public officials from Western Mass. and across the Northeast.

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    16. State Sen. Eric Lesser, Dress for Success Team Up for Virtual Forum on Digital Divide

      State Sen. Eric Lesser, Dress for Success Team Up for Virtual Forum on Digital Divide

      On Thursday, Oct. 22, state Sen. Eric Lesser and Dress for Success will host a virtual forum on the digital divide, which will cover the impacts on remote learning, telehealth, employment, and more. The event will include stakeholders from across the region and will focus on how the pandemic has exposed the digital divide in the Commonwealth — in Western Mass. in particular.

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    17. Hartford Courant to be printed by The Republican in Springfield

      Hartford Courant to be printed by The Republican in Springfield

      The Hartford Courant announced Monday that its daily newspaper will now be printed by The Republican in Springfield. The Republican’s two presses at 1860 Main St. already produce a number of daily newspapers including the Westfield News, Waterbury Republican, Journal Inquirer and Meriden Record Journal, as well as many weekly publications.

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    18. Summerlin Floors Awarded Woman-owned Business Certificate

      Summerlin Floors Awarded Woman-owned Business Certificate

      Summerlin Floors has been awarded the official woman-owned business certificate from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Summerlin Floors has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, completing the certification process and reaching its goal of achieving the woman-owned business certificate, along with announcing a new scholarship that will be awarded to a woman of color.

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    19. Excel Dryer Renews Support for Square One’s Adopt-a-Classroom Initiative

      Excel Dryer Renews Support for Square One’s Adopt-a-Classroom Initiative

      For the fourth consecutive year, Excel Dryer has committed an annual gift of $5,000 to support Square One’s Adopt-a-Classroom initiative. The gift comes at a critical time as Square One recently expanded its early-education program to include full-day remote learning support for children in kindergarten through grade 5, in addition to its traditional preschool classrooms and family childcare offerings. The funds will be used to offset expenses associated with classroom supplies, meals, and professional development.

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    20. BusinessTalk with Meredith Wise

      BusinessTalk with Meredith Wise

      On the next installment of BusinessTalk, BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien talks with Meredith Wise, president of the Employers Association of the Northeast about the many issues and challenges facing employers — and their employees — in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two discuss everything from how businesses can bring their employees back to the office or plant safely, to how businesses are helping their valued workers cope with the challenge of balancing life and work during this ongoing crisis. It’s must listening, so join us on BusinessTalk.

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    21. Girls Inc. of the Valley Launches Initiative to Educate Future Women Voters

      Girls Inc. of the Valley Launches Initiative to Educate Future Women Voters

      Girls Inc. of the Valley recently launched its new initiative, She Votes, with a recorded video from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren to educate and support future women voters. The goal is to make sure every girl sees herself as a voter, knows the process, and is ready when it’s her turn. The Girls Inc. team are experts on girls and their development, both locally and nationally. Girls Inc. of the Valley is part of a 150-year-old organization that always puts girls first, inspiring them as they grow into strong, smart, and bold women. The privilege of voting is ...

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    22. Berkshire Bank Enhances Leave for Employees Experiencing Gender-based Violence

      Berkshire Bank Enhances Leave for Employees Experiencing Gender-based Violence

      Berkshire Bank announced enhanced protections that will provide its 1,500 employees with paid and protected leave to manage the consequences of intimate-partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Berkshire Bank has partnered with FreeFrom, a nonprofit creating pathways to financial security and long-term safety for survivors of gender-based violence, to increase its existing leave policies to benefit its employees.

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    23. Darcy Young Appointed to Executive Committee of the Children’s Study Home

      Darcy Young Appointed to Executive Committee of the Children’s Study Home

      The Children’s Study Home recently appointed board of directors member Darcy (Fortune) Young to its executive committee. Young has been a member of the board since 2018, serving on the communications committee. She has consulted on everything from fundraising to digital marketing and, most recently, was part of the board effort to transition to a new executive director for the 155-year old agency. One of her first acts as a member of the communications committee was to film and produced a promotional video for the nonprofit agency. In the video, professionals from Baystate Orthopedic Surgery Center; PeoplesBank; Gomes, DaCruz ...

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    24. Economy will hurt for some time, legislators tell West Springfield, Agawam business leaders

      Economy will hurt for some time, legislators tell West Springfield, Agawam business leaders

      When the public health threat of COVID-19 subsides, repairing the economic damage could take several years, legislators told the West of the River Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. In a morning question-and-answer session with chamber members, four local lawmakers said the state will likely depend for years on federal assistance to balance its budget, and may have to reexamine some of its economic regulations, including 2018’s “grand bargain” on paid leave and the minimum wage.

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