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    1. City of Bright Nights Ball Announces Shawn Pace as Chair, Eastman as Sponsor

      City of Bright Nights Ball Announces Shawn Pace as Chair, Eastman as Sponsor

      It will be “Cherry Blossoms Under the Moonlight” for the 2021 City of Bright Nights Ball on Saturday, Nov. 13, when the event returns to MGM Springfield for the third time. This morning at MGM Springfield, Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt joined Shawn Pace, site manager for Eastman’s Springfield plant; Mayor Domenic Sarno; Chris Kelley, president and chief operating officer of MGM Springfield; Dennis Duquette, president of the MassMutual Foundation and head of Community Responsibility for MassMutual; sponsors; committee members; and members of the Spirit of Springfield board of directors to announce Shawn Pace as the gala’s ...

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    2. Freedom Credit Union Raises More Than $950 to Support Unify Against Bullying

      Freedom Credit Union Raises More Than $950 to Support Unify Against Bullying

      Throughout the month of August, Freedom Credit Union collected cash donations at all its branches throughout Western Mass. to benefit Unify Against Bullying, raising a total of $955.49 in support of the group’s mission to bring an end to bullying through the celebration of true diversity. The Springfield-based nonprofit organization provides grants to those who are in the best position to make a difference — children, parents, teachers, and administrators.

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    3. "Get Hired" job fair being held at Holyoke Mall

      "Get Hired" job fair being held at Holyoke Mall

      HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - A 'Get Hired' Job Fair will be held at the Holyoke Mall on Wednesday, October 6 from 3-7 p.m., on the lower level near Macy’s.

      The event is an opportunity for Western Mass employers to interview and hire workers, and to help job seekers connect with businesses who need their skills. Local employers from multiple industries are looking for candidates at all skill levels. Several stores and venues at Holyoke Mall will also be in attendance to fill open positions.

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    4. Governor Baker to attend Greening the Gateway Cities tree planting in Westfield

      Governor Baker to attend Greening the Gateway Cities tree planting in Westfield

      Governor Baker attended the 30,000th tree planting celebration as part of Climate Week in Westfield Thursday. Governor Baker joined with Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Theoharides, and DCR Commissioner Montgomery at General Shepard Park in Westfield at 2 p.m. for Greening the Gateway Cities 30,000th Tree Planting.

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    5. BusinessWest to Celebrate 40 Under Forty Tonight

      BusinessWest to Celebrate 40 Under Forty Tonight

      Today, Sept. 23, BusinessWest will stage its annual 40 Under Forty Gala at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a series of steps are being taken to help ensure the health and safety of all those who will be attending the 40 Under Forty Gala. The overriding goal is to create an event that will recognize these rising stars in the manner they deserve, but in a way that addresses the health and safety concerns related to COVID for attendees and Log Cabin employees alike.

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      Mentions: Holyoke
    6. Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Summit to Be Held Virtually at Bay Path University

      Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Summit to Be Held Virtually at Bay Path University

      Bay Path University’s ninth annual Cybersecurity Summit will be held virtually on Friday, Oct. 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This year’s featured speaker will be Jessica Bair, director of Cisco Secure Technical Alliance. The topic of her presentation will be “You Have the Power to Design Your Life: How I Used a Career in Cybersecurity to Design Mine.” To register, click here. Registration for this event is required, and details on how to join the webinar will be sent to registered participants before the event.

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    7. Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito to Join Ribbon Cutting at Springfield Prep Charter School Today

      Gov. Baker, Lt. Gov. Polito to Join Ribbon Cutting at Springfield Prep Charter School Today

      Today, Sept. 23, Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito will join Springfield Prep Charter School students, families, faculty, and partners for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site of its newly renovated facility in Springfield. The $20.4 million project will serve nearly 500 students each year from throughout the city of Springfield. The new, 50,000-square-foot location offers students and faculty access to facilities that support a college-preparatory curriculum, including classrooms designed for its unique two-teacher model, breakout rooms for small-group instruction, a full gymnasium with a stage for performances, and dedicated science, art, and dance rooms.

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    8. Amherst Area Chamber to Host After Five at PiNZ

      Amherst Area Chamber to Host After Five at PiNZ

      Hampshire Mall and PiNZ are partnering with the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce to host the chamber’s September After Five networking event at PiNZ on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out for a night of networking and team building by engaging in some friendly competition with social activities like ping-pong, billiards, axe-throwing, bowling, and arcade games. Attendees will also be able to sample food from PiNZ’s new holiday menu and book their holiday parties at a discounted rate. A cash bar will be available.

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    9. Governor Baker tours renovated Springfield Prep Charter School

      Governor Baker tours renovated Springfield Prep Charter School

      Governor Baker attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Springfield Prep Charter School Thursday. Governor Charlie Baker joined Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, faculty, and students for a ceremony for the $20.4 million renovated school located at 2071 Roosevelt Avenue in Springfield at 12:15. The event held in the school’s gym with speakers that included the following:

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    10. STCC invests in program helping Black, Latino men succeed

      STCC invests in program helping Black, Latino men succeed

      While he was a high school student, Miguel Maria took dual enrollment courses at Springfield Technical Community College. “I credit STCC for opening the doors of higher education for me,” said Maria, who went on to get his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Westfield State University.

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    11. Greenfield awarded over $400,000 for new park and open space projects

      Greenfield awarded over $400,000 for new park and open space projects

      The city of Greenfield received a $400,000 PARC Grant by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) to transform a parking lot into a new skatepark. “This project is the direct result of unwavering community dedication and involvement on many levels” said Mayor Wedegartner. “The skatepark project will provide our children with an opportunity for growth, skill development, and socialization in a park they will enjoy for years to come and who knows, Greenfield could produce an Olympic-level skateboarder!”

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    12. Community input needed for City of Chicopee American Rescue Plan Act funds

      Community input needed for City of Chicopee American Rescue Plan Act funds

      A survey for Chicopee residents has been extended for $28.8 million of Federal American Rescue Plan Act funds for the city. The City of Chicopee is being awarded $28.8 million from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and the city wants its residents’ input on where it should be allocated. Mayor Vieau has created a nine member Advisory Committee whose first action is to ask for the community input on potential ARPA projects and programs.

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    13. Harlem Globetrotters announce tour stopping in Springfield

      Harlem Globetrotters announce tour stopping in Springfield

      The Harlem Globetrotters are making their way to the MassMutual Center in Springfield as part of their ‘Spread Game tour’. The tour is scheduled to begin on December 26 and will include visiting more than 200 cities. Fans can purchase tickets at www.harlemglobetrotters.com to see them live at MassMutual on Friday, February 11, 2022.

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    14. Western New England University to Host NEACAC Regional College Fair on Oct. 5

      Western New England University to Host NEACAC Regional College Fair on Oct. 5

      Western New England University (WNE) will host a college fair sponsored by the New England Assoc. for College Admission Counseling on Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Caprio Alumni Healthful Living Center located at 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be available to speak with high-school students and their parents about their respective institutions and the college-admission process. The event is free and open to the public. Masks are currently required.

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    15. Funding Secured for Dress for Success Workforce-development Program

      Funding Secured for Dress for Success Workforce-development Program

      State Sen. Eric Lesser recently joined state Sen. Adam Gomez, state Reps. Carlos Gonzalez and Orlando Ramos, and Margaret Tantillo, executive director of Dress for Success Western Massachusetts, to announce $25,000 in funding for the organization’s workforce-development program. As lead budget sponsor, Lesser secured this earmark in the FY22 budget that was passed by the Senate and House and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker in July.

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    16. Thunderbirds Renew Lease Agreement to Play Games at MassMutual Center

      Thunderbirds Renew Lease Agreement to Play Games at MassMutual Center

      The Springfield Thunderbirds and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority announced a new lease agreement between the parties that will keep the MassMutual Center as home base for the Thunderbirds over the next four years, with the opportunity for a one-year extension. “We are proud and excited to keep the MassMutual Center, a/k/a ‘the Thunderdome,’ as our home for the foreseeable future,” Thunderbirds Managing Partner Paul Picknelly said. “The past four seasons have seen the building host some of the greatest nights in Springfield hockey history, and we could not be more excited to create even more memories for ...

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    17. Bay Path University Recognized by U.S. News for Innovation, Social Mobility

      Bay Path University Recognized by U.S. News for Innovation, Social Mobility

      U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges ranks Bay Path University as a top-performing school for both social mobility and innovation in the Regional North Universities category. In the report released on Sept. 13, Bay Path is ranked 26th in Social Mobility, increasing its standing by 42 spots from 2021. Social mobility recognizes the university’s strength at helping economically disadvantaged students succeed and graduate. Bay Path also ranks ninth, moving up three spots, on the 2022 Best Colleges list of Most Innovative Universities in the North Region. In both of these categories, Bay Path was selected from ...

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    18. Western Mass Economic Development Council announces new “Anchor Collaborative” focused on local, diverse sourcing and employment

      Western Mass Economic Development Council announces  new “Anchor Collaborative” focused on local, diverse sourcing and employment

      Over the last several months some of the region’s largest businesses have met to discuss how they can leverage their own institutional and operational resources to address problems caused by historic segregation and disinvestment in low-income communities and to grow the regional economy.  As a result, Baystate Health, Big Y, The City of Springfield, The City of Holyoke, United Personnel, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Springfield College, Holyoke Community College, Comcast, and Bay Path University have formed the Western Massachusetts Anchor Collaborative through the leadership of the EDC. An “anchor” strategy is one where institutions commit to serving as place-based ...

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    19. BusinessTalk with Delcie Bean, CEO of Paragus Strategic IT

      BusinessTalk with Delcie Bean, CEO of Paragus Strategic IT

      BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively discussion with Delcie Bean, CEO of Paragus Strategic IT and the presenter for a recent BusinessWest Webinar, sponsored by Comcast Business, called ‘Automation: The Time is Now.’ The two talk about the many ways businesses can benefit from automation of processes, everyday tasks, and more — especially during the ongoing workforce crisis — and how to get started. It’s must listening so join us on BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest in partnership with Living Local.

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    20. PVTA launches Amherst to Worcester intercity service

      PVTA launches Amherst to Worcester intercity service

      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, in partnership with the Quaboag Connector, began operating Amherst to Worcester Intercity Service on Thursday. The Amherst to Worcester Intercity Route is set to operate Thursday through Monday with three trips daily on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday and two trips on Sunday. This will provide a direct route from Amherst to Worcester and allow riders from Western Massachusetts to connect directly with the MVTA’s Framingham Worcester Line.

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    21. Springfield Public Schools partner with Big Y to help vaccinate students, families and faculty

      Springfield Public Schools partner with Big Y to help vaccinate students, families and faculty

      Springfield Public Schools and Big Y are hosting school-based vaccination clinics for middle and high school students, their families, and school staff. The first clinic is taking place at Central High School, located at 1840 Roosevelt Avenue, on Wednesday, September 22 for the duration of the school day.

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