1. All Articles

    1-24 of 12170 1 2 3 4 ... 505 506 507 »
    1. Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants

      Cultural organizations in Greater Springfield, Berkshires receive $135K in federal grants

      National Endowment of the Humanities grants totaling $135,000 for 26 organizations in Greater Springfield and the Berkshires were announced on Friday. U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, who represents 87 cities and towns that make up the First Congressional District, announced the grants with Mass Humanities Executive Director Brian Boyles. Fourteen grants were earmarked to cultural organizations in Berkshire County and totaled $72,500.

      Read Full Article
    2. MGM Emphasizes Safety as It Reopens After COVID-forced Shutdown

      MGM Emphasizes Safety as It Reopens After COVID-forced Shutdown

      Those visiting MGM Springfield after it reopens following a nearly four-month-long shutdown forced by COVID-19 will certainly recognize the place. But much will be different at One MGM Way, to put it mildly, when it opens to its M life members this week and the general public on July 13. Plexiglass dividers are now in place between some slot machines. Many of the table games — roulette and craps, for example — will not be open for play. There are seats only at the slot machines that are in use. Those that are not bear a simple round, black sign that reads ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    3. People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      People in Business: Baystate Health appoints Marion A. McGowan, Bsn, Mpm, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

      Baystate Health announces the appointment of Marion A. McGowan, BSN, MPM, PhD as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She is President and CEO of Health New England, and SVP for Payer Innovation at Baystate Health. Marion’s successes during her professional healthcare career, from her start as a staff nurse to her continually expanding, impactful and engaging leadership roles overseeing strategy development, operations, service models, value based payments and population health, position her ideally for this new role. Prior to joining Baystate Health, Marion served as Chief Clinical Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President of Population Health at UPMC ...

      Read Full Article
    4. ‘This is where we had to be’: Springfield’s Basketball Hall of Fame reopens following $23M renovation, coronavirus shutdown

      ‘This is where we had to be’: Springfield’s Basketball Hall of Fame reopens following $23M renovation, coronavirus shutdown

      In a modernization push, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year updated its exhibits with interactive touchscreen-activated kiosks as part of a $23 million top-to-bottom renovation. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic made touching shared surfaces and going around without a mask troublesome.

      Read Full Article
    5. UMass Amherst Researchers’ Receive $317,732 NSF Grant for Project on Wind Energy Technology

      UMass Amherst Researchers’ Receive $317,732 NSF Grant for Project on Wind Energy Technology

      A project two University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers in civil and environmental engineering are spearheading has received a $317,732 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) program in collaboration with Texas A&M, UC Davis and UMass Dartmouth. The project involves research that Sanjay Arwade and Don DeGroot have been performing to develop models for loading placed on multiline ring anchors subjected to wind, waves and other forces as part of an offshore wind development. A Multiline Ring Anchor (MRA) is a ring-shaped anchor designed to be deeply embedded in offshore ...

      Read Full Article
    6. Northampton Jazz Festival Postpones 2020 Season

      Northampton Jazz Festival Postpones 2020 Season

      Due to the current regulations regarding community health and limitations on public gatherings brought on by COVID-19, the Northampton Jazz Festival has made the decision to postpone its 2020 festival scheduled for the first weekend in October. The Northampton Jazz Festival is a celebration of jazz music held yearly in downtown Northampton, collaborating with local businesses and performers to provide the community with musical performances. From jazz strolls to intimate venues with Grammy Award-winning performers, this weekend has become a staple of the community. Next year’s event will be held on Oct. 1-2, 2021.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Northampton
    7. Antonio Dos Santos Named Board Chairman of Westmass Area Development Corp.

      Antonio Dos Santos Named Board Chairman of Westmass Area Development Corp.

      The Westmass Area Development Corp. board of directors has elected Antonio Dos Santos its new chairman, replacing Carol Campbell as her term expires. Dos Santos joined the board in 2011 and has served in numerous roles, most recently as vice chair. He is a partner at the Springfield-based law firm Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin, P.C., specializing in business, commercial real estate, and commercial lending.

      Read Full Article
    8. Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will be broadcast, online event this summer because of pandemic - masslive.com

      Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival will be broadcast, online event this summer because of pandemic - masslive.com

      The Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival regularly fills Court Square with thousands of revelers, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers this summer to turn to community television and the web as a venue.  A day of music performances will be shown on Focus Community TV and streamed on springfieldjazzfest.com on Aug. 15. Organizers Blues to Green will broadcast highlight performances from the past six years from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Springfield community leaders serving as hosts.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    9. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield to reopen Wednesday following $23M renovation - masslive.com

      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield to reopen Wednesday following $23M renovation - masslive.com

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will reopen Wednesday following a six-month closure due to renovations and the coronavirus pandemic.  “We’re very excited to reveal our museum renovations to the basketball community and understand these are unprecedented times for public health. Above all, the health and safety of our guests and employees are of the utmost importance,” said John Doleva, president and CEO of the Hall of Fame.

      Read Full Article
    10. WinnCompanies, one of Massachusetts’ largest low-income landlords, extends eviction ban to those affected by coronavirus to the end of 2020 - masslive.com

      WinnCompanies, one of Massachusetts’ largest low-income landlords, extends eviction ban to those affected by coronavirus to the end of 2020 - masslive.com

      One of the largest low-income landlords announced on Monday that it will continue its moratorium on tenant evictions in cases of financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 through Dec. 31. The company is the largest operator of affordable housing in Massachusetts. In terms of ownership, it owns 51 apartment communities in 22 cities and towns in Massachusetts, including Boston and nearly all of the state’s Gateway Cities, providing housing for more 12,240 individuals living in more than 6,500 households.

      Read Full Article
    11. Here and Elsewhere, Business Confidence Depends on Health Data

      Here and Elsewhere, Business Confidence Depends on Health Data

      Diana Szynal is encouraged by what she sees on Main Street in Greenfield as restaurants and retail continue to emerge from months of closed doors. “I certainly see people making the changes they need to make,” she said, referring to Gov. Charlie Baker’s guidance for how — and at what capacity — to open businesses safely. “We’ve seen these business making the effort to reopen and get their staffs back to work and welcome back their customers.” But no one is fooling themselves into believing everyone is ready to go out again, said Szynal, executive director of the Franklin County ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Greenfield
    12. County’s Attractions Begin to Open in a Different Kind of Summer Season

      County’s Attractions Begin to Open in a Different Kind of Summer Season

      Magic Wings is a year-round operation, Kathy Fiore said — even when its doors are shut. “This is different from a clothing store,” said Fiore, who co-owns the butterfly conservatory in Deerfield with her brother. “When we closed our doors, we still needed to have staff here, because we have to take care of whatever is happening. Butterflies are laying eggs every day. Caterpillars are hatching out every day. We need to feed and care for the lizards, tortoises, birds, fish … all sorts of animals have to be taken care of.” And that means expenses that don’t disappear when no ...

      Read Full Article
    13. Universal Plastics’ Pia Kumar Puts the Focus on Work-life Balance

      Universal Plastics’ Pia Kumar Puts the Focus on Work-life Balance

      Back in mid-March, Pia Kumar recalls, at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a good deal of absenteeism at the five plants within the Universal Plastics fold — maybe 40% by her estimate, a number that spoke volumes about the high levels of fear and anxiety within the workforce. So Kumar, who co-owns the Universal family of businesses with her husband, Jay, and has the title ‘Chief Strategy Officer’ printed on her business card, did what she says comes naturally to her. She got on the phone. “I called every single employee that was not ...

      Read Full Article
    14. Massachusetts businesses retained 2.2 million jobs through use of Paycheck Protection Program

      Massachusetts businesses retained 2.2 million jobs through use of Paycheck Protection Program

      Using about 113,000 loans through the Paycheck Protection Program, Massachusetts retained more than 2.2 million jobs according to data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday. The data included about 700,000 small businesses loans as part of $660 billion of funding as part of the PPP loans that first launched in April.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    15. Smith College Team Wins Ventilator-design Challenge

      Smith College Team Wins Ventilator-design Challenge

      The SmithVent team of engineering alumni, staff, and faculty are the winners of the CoVent-19 challenge to design an easily manufacturable ventilator for use during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Grécourt Gate, Smith College’s online news portal. The team’s breathing device was chosen from more than 200 submissions to the competition launched on April 1. “In two months, we went from knowing nothing to having a functional prototype,” said team co-leader Susannah Howe, director of Smith’s Engineering Design Clinic. “To see that trajectory in such a short period of time, with people who are volunteering their ...

      Read Full Article
    16. MASSACHUSETTS - PHASE III, STEP ONE TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH

      MASSACHUSETTS - PHASE III, STEP ONE TO INITIATE ON MONDAY, JULY 6TH

      The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that on July 6th, Phase III of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan will begin and updates on gatherings will be in effect. For the City of Boston, Phase III and the gatherings order will take effect on Monday, July 13th. The Department of Public Health (DPH) also issued updated guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

      Read Full Article
    17. Indian Orchard businesses get lifeline from Eastman Foundation: $20,000 in coronavirus recovery grants offered

      Indian Orchard businesses get lifeline from Eastman Foundation: $20,000 in coronavirus recovery grants offered

      Sanitizer and plexiglass shields might be small things. But lacking required equipment and supplies could keep small businesses from reopening from the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why the Eastman Foundation, through the Indian Orchard Citizens Council, is offering a total of $20,000 in grants to small businesses in this neighborhood in northeastern Springfield.

      Read Full Article
    18. MGM Springfield plans to reopen July 13 as Massachusetts moves forward with Phase 3

      MGM Springfield plans to reopen July 13 as Massachusetts moves forward with Phase 3

      Massachusetts casinos could reopen as early as Monday, but MGM Springfield plans to hold off on an official reopening to the public until Monday, July 13. The Springfield casino plans to hold a soft opening the weekend before officially reopening. When the casino does resume services, it will have to space out slot machines and other games to keep people at least 6 feet apart to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield MGM
    19. Springfield Library & Museums Assoc. to Receive $100,000 Grant from NEA

      Springfield Library & Museums Assoc. to Receive $100,000 Grant from NEA

      National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. Included in this announcement is an Our Town award of $100,000 to​ the Springfield Library & Museums Assoc. in partnership with the Springfield Cultural Partnership for Spark!: Igniting Our Community, a project in the newly renovated Pynchon Park to envision and create public art that serves to connect the city, residents, and visitors.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    20. $600 unemployment enhancement could continue, more stimulus likely in coronavirus fight, says US Rep. Richard E. Neal

      $600 unemployment enhancement could continue, more stimulus likely in coronavirus fight, says US Rep. Richard E. Neal

      The U.S. House and Senate are likely to pass another stimulus payment program and the federal government might extend a $600-a-week enhancement for unemployment insurance recipients, payments meant to soften the blow the coronavirus dealt to the economy, said U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield. Neal spoke Thursday to reporters gathered outside his office in the federal courthouse on State Street.

      Read Full Article
    1-24 of 12170 1 2 3 4 ... 505 506 507 »
  1. Categories

    1. Industry Clusters:

      Aerospace/Defense, Business Development, Creative Economy, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Green Region, Health Care, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Paper Manufacturing, Plastics, Retail, Tourism, Transportation, Workforce
  2. Popular Articles

  3. From the EDC

    See all From the EDC articles
  4. Organizations in the News

    1. (1560 articles) University of Massachusetts
    2. (456 articles) Springfield Technical Community College
    3. (383 articles) Holyoke Community College
    4. (351 articles) Basketball Hall of Fame
    5. (304 articles) MassDevelopment
    6. (297 articles) Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
    7. (276 articles) Western New England University
    8. (257 articles) Westfield State University
    9. (251 articles) Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
    10. (229 articles) Associated Industries of Massachusetts
  5. Government Officials in the News

    1. (727 articles) Domenic J. Sarno
    2. (714 articles) Governor Deval L. Patrick
    3. (417 articles) Congressman Richard E. Neal
    4. (143 articles) Kevin Kennedy
    5. (98 articles) Michael D. Bissonnette
    6. (77 articles) Congressman John W. Olver
    7. (77 articles) Daniel M. Knapik
    8. (68 articles) Alex Morse
    9. (63 articles) Gregory P. Bialecki
    10. (38 articles) Dannel Malloy
  6. Western Mass Cities in the News

    1. (6918 articles) Springfield
    2. (2333 articles) Holyoke
    3. (1644 articles) Amherst
    4. (1517 articles) Westfield
    5. (1287 articles) Chicopee
    6. (1276 articles) Northampton
    7. (775 articles) West Springfield
    8. (723 articles) Greenfield
    9. (412 articles) Palmer
    10. (401 articles) Easthampton
  7. Western Mass EDC Staff Members in the News

    1. (101 articles) Rick Sullivan
    2. (64 articles) Jeff Ciuffreda
    3. (58 articles) Mary Kay Wydra
    4. (27 articles) Ann Burke
    5. (12 articles) Kenn Delude
    6. (10 articles) Lisa McMahon
  8. Companies in the News

    1. (2143 articles) The Republican
    2. (468 articles) Baystate Health
    3. (454 articles) MassMutual
    4. (327 articles) MGM
    5. (325 articles) MassMutual Center
    6. (206 articles) Big Y Foods
    7. (188 articles) Peter Pan Bus Lines
    8. (186 articles) Amtrak
    9. (167 articles) Eastern States Exposition
    10. (162 articles) Western Massachusetts Electric Company
  9. Business Leaders in the News

    1. (109 articles) Michael Graney
    2. (105 articles) Allan W. Blair
    3. (89 articles) Timothy W. Brennan
    4. (71 articles) Robert Caret
    5. (68 articles) Kathleen G. Anderson
    6. (49 articles) Nick Fyntrilakis
    7. (33 articles) Kevin E. Lynn
    8. (22 articles) Judy Matt
    9. (20 articles) William Ward
    10. (18 articles) Jack Wilson
  10. Western Mass EDC Board of Directors in the News

    1. (50 articles) Dr. Robert C. Holub
    2. (47 articles) Carol A. Leary
    3. (42 articles) Kumble Subbaswamy
    4. (38 articles) Dr. Evan S. Dobelle
    5. (34 articles) William F. Messner
    6. (34 articles) Paul C. Picknelly
    7. (33 articles) Mark R. Tolosky
    8. (25 articles) Ira Rubenzahl
    9. (24 articles) Peter F. Straley
    10. (21 articles) Peter Rosskothen