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    1. Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

      Garvey Communication Associates and Mary Fallon gets Google Partner designation

      Google has awarded Garvey Communication Associates Inc. with a Google Partner designation, a unique certification that designates company as an experienced and trusted online advertising expert. Under the direction of Media Director Mary K. Fallon, the agency has built up a team of Google AdWords Qualified Individuals and achieved its partner designation through “demonstrated expertise, experience, and a measurably high level of customer satisfaction” the Google description of partner qualifications.

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    2. Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

      Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

      New England favorite Friendly's Ice Cream has entered into a marketing relationship with the New England Patriots.  Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the day after the regular-season opener against Miami, Kids eat free on the day after a Patriots victory. Rules for the promotion are: one free Level 1 kid’s meal for every adult entree purchased, Friendly's said this week in a news release  The Friendly's sponsorship also includes in-stadium promotions and signs, social media and appearances by the Patriots Cheerleaders and mascot, Pat Patriot, at Friendly’s events. Friendly’s will also extend the benefits of ...

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    3. J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center

      J.C. Williams Community Center, celebrating its expansion, offers best wishes and help to struggling Dunbar center

      Residents and supporters gathered Friday to celebrate the expansion of programs at the J.C.. Williams Community Center in Six Corners, while board members offered their best wishes and help for another center fighting foreclosure. Steven R. Williams, Sr., president and founder of J.C. Williams Community Center, said his organization is aware of the news that the Dunbar Community Center is faced with possible foreclosure, and stands ready to help in any way possible.

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    4. Facebook Executive to Keynote Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit

      Facebook Executive to Keynote Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit

      Jennifer Lesser Henley, director of Security Operations for the social-media giant Facebook, will be the keynote speaker at Bay Path University’s second annual Cybersecurity Summit, “Security: Changing the Game,” on Sept. 5 in the Blake Student Commons. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., with the lecture immediately following at 8 a.m. The conference will address security in the world of social media and how everyone plays a role in keeping people safe and making the Internet a more secure place — and, particularly, how Facebook, the acknowledged game changer in social media, is approaching the new world of ...

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    5. Maureen Belliveau resigns as Westfield BID director

      Maureen Belliveau resigns as Westfield BID director

      Amid the Westfield Business Improvement District's dissolution process, Maureen Belliveau is stepping down as the BID's executive director. Kevin O'Connor, chair of the BID's board of directors, said Friday morning that Belliveau's exit does not come as a surprise, but the board hoped it would not happen before the BID's planned final dissolution Sept. 12.

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    6. Elizabeth Barajas-Román named to head Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

      Elizabeth Barajas-Román named to head Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

      Elizabeth Barajas-Román has been named chief executive officer of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts. Barajas-Román, who holds a master's degree from Harvard University, had been a manager at Pew Charitable Trusts, where she coordinated lobbying efforts on behalf of children's health. She succeeds long-time director Carla Oleska, who stepped down earlier this year and is now vice president of institutional development at Elms College in Chicopee.

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    7. Jeffrey LaValley Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity | BusinessWest

      Jeffrey LaValley Joins Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity | BusinessWest

      LaValley’s primary responsibility is the development and execution of strategies to increase awareness and financial support of the affiliate’s mission. LaValley will play a pivotal role in implanting the organization’s capacity-building efforts, specifically the 30 in 3 campaign, the affiliate’s vision to serve 30 families in three years. He also will oversee Habitat’s annual resource-development plan, including outreach efforts to foster a positive identity for the affiliate in the community.

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    8. Deerfield board selects Kayce Warren as next town administrator

      Deerfield board selects Kayce Warren as next town administrator

      The Board of Selectmen has offered the post of town administrator, vacant for more than a year, to Kayce D. Warren, who is currently filling the position on an interim basis. "I'm pleased the board offered me the position," Warren said Thursday, declining to comment further on her intentions. The board made the selection Wednesday night, choosing Warren from a pool that originally included 14 candidates. There has been no permanent town administrator in Deerfield since Bernard Kubiak retired in June 2013. Wendy Foxmyn served as interim administrator from July 2013 to February 2014.

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    9. Fallon Health Appoints
 Jack Dill to Board of Directors

      Fallon Health Appoints
 Jack Dill to Board of Directors

      Fallon Health, a nationally recognized healthcare-services organization, announced the appointment of B. John “Jack” Dill to its board of directors. Dill is president and CEO of Colebrook Realty Services Inc., a privately owned, full-service commercial real-estate firm headquartered in Springfield. Dill oversees commercial real-estate development, management, finance, brokerage, and consulting. Prior to this role, Dill was executive vice president of SIS Bancorp and SIS Bank (now TD Bank).

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    10. Beautification services end this week as Westfield Business Improvement District continues dissolution

      Beautification services end this week as Westfield Business Improvement District continues dissolution

      Kevin O’Connor, chair of the BID’s board of directors, said the BID gave notice to its office landlord and is working with other organizations to hand off the torch for community events and services. He said the BID likely will complete its dissolution around mid-September.

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    11. New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters

      New Pioneer Valley Red Cross director Kim Goulette looks forward to new Springfield headquarters

      The American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter has a new executive director and soon it will have a new headquarters on Brookdale Drive.  The American Red Cross of Massachusetts announced Tuesday that Kim Goulette, most recently executive director of Lorraine's Soup Kitchen and Pantry in Chicopee, as the new head of the Pioneer Valley Chapter. She replaces Rick Lee, who is retiring. Lee, whose last day is Wednesday, will have spent 30 years with the Red Cross.

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    12. More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

      More housing and economic opportunities would help keep UMass students in Amherst area, consultants say

      Hiring an economic development director, creating more housing and affordable commercial space to promote start-ups were some of the preliminary recommendations consultants for U3 Advisors presented Tuesday afternoon to the Town Gown-Steering Committee. This was just a preliminary report and consultants will be coming back next month with a final report. In April, the town and the University of Massachusetts hired U3 Advisors of Philadelphia in partnership with Corneil Collaborative and The Cecil Group as the consultants to work on the town-gown issues of improving both housing availability and boosting economic development.

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    13. Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

      Hampshire Council of Governments saves money for members through joint purchasing

      Communities in the four Western Massachusetts counties found there is strength in unity, saving nearly $1 million by purchasing goods and services recently through the Hampshire Council of Governments. Working cooperatively with the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning
      Commission and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, the council, which has 15 member communities in Hampshire Country, saved an average of 48 percent by bidding on behalf of 116 police, fire and school department, according to executive assistant Lydia King.

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    14. Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment

      Associated industries of Massachusetts business confidence up on strong employment

      Employers in Massachusetts are hiring again and gaining confidence in the economy, according to survey results released Tuesday by Associated Industries of Massachusetts.  The Associated industries business confidence index rose 2.5 points in July to 56.2 points on a 100-point scale where 50 is neutral. That's up from 53.7 points the month before in June and from 52.5 points in July 2013.  Associated industries is a statewide business group. The confidence index has been up and down since the start of the recession, said Andre Mayer, Associated Industries senior advisor.

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    15. Holyoke is the Green city of the future

      Holyoke is the Green city of the future

      The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) helped make Massachusetts the fourth-greenest state for building last year, but the facility’s highest-level certification by the U.S. Green Building Council was just the latest in a series of environmental successes achieved by the data center’s host city of Holyoke, which is remaking itself into an environmentally friendly center of modern urban living and commerce. These achievements, striking in a city anchored by 100-year-old mill buildings, have been enabled through a unique partnership among local and state government, academia and the business community.

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    16. Agawam architects to design transit pavilion

      Agawam architects to design transit pavilion

      Reinhardt Associates Inc. (RAI) of Agawam has been selected by the Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA) to design the new Westfield Transit Pavilion, formerly referred as the Westfield Intermodal Transportation Center, at the corner of Elm and Arnold Streets. “They just told me last week we were awarded the project, so we don’t even have a contract signed,” said John MacMillan, president of RAI. “They went through a designer selection about a month ago, and told us last week, maybe even earlier this week, that we were awarded the contract.” While the design process is still in the earliest ...

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    17. Solar village proposed for former Belchertown State School

      Solar village proposed for former Belchertown State School

      A private firm, Solar Design Associates, is expected to discuss their plans for a Solar Artisan Village at Wednesday’s meeting of the Belchertown Economic Development Industrial Corporation that would be built on the former state school grounds.The Aug. 6 meeting at Lawrence Memorial Hall begins at 7 p.m. According to a company representative, James Kelly, the concept would be called BelArts.  “The Solar Artisan Village will be a working environment that creates jobs and revenue for Belchertown. The new village, in the heart of Belchertown, will be home to entrepreneurs, start-ups and a creative economy.”

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    18. Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk

      Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk

      The Westmass Area Development Corp. has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project at Ludlow Mills. The Riverwalk is part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan. Bids will be opened on Aug. 21 with construction expected to begin in the fall, according to a news release. The Riverwalk will offer public space for foot traffic and passive recreation, opening up the Chicopee River to the Ludlow Mills businesses and to residents of Ludlow. This phase of the project will start near Center Street, just east of the Town Common, run ...

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    19. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Seeks to Fund Projects | BusinessWest

      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Seeks to Fund Projects | BusinessWest

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced the launch of the fourth round of an open solicitation for life-sciences-related capital projects. The solicitation covers capital projects for academic/research institutions (including two- and four-year colleges), business incubators, and other not-for-profit organizations in the Commonwealth.  The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center will invest in high-potential economic-development projects across the state that promise to create jobs and make a significant contribution to the state’s life-sciences ecosystem. The MLSC has allocated up to $35 million in capital dollars for this solicitation.

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    20. Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward

      Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward

      For Immediate Release

      Contact: Kenn W. Delude, President/CEO
      (413) 593-6421 k.delude@westmassdevelopment.com

      Ludlow—The Westmass Area Development Corporation has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project, part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan, and has advertised a  solicitation for bids from contractors. Bids will be opened on August 21st with construction expected to begin in the fall.

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    21. Community Spotlight: Hadley | BusinessWest

      Community Spotlight: Hadley | BusinessWest

      The town of Hadley has always strived to achieve a balance between open land, agricultural enterprise, and retail business. But over the past year, special efforts have been made to enhance commercial opportunity along the 13-mile stretch of Route 9 that runs through the town. The effort includes proactive measures, partnerships, and infrastructure improvements.  “We admire and respect people who are trying to establish and maintain a business. It’s a very difficult thing to do and takes a lot of sacrifice,” said Town Administrator David Nixon. He added that building lots are available on Route 9 and the town ...

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    22. Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

      Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

      Michael Bolton, director of civil aviation at Westover Metropolitan Airport, said the enshrinement ceremonies don't end until 10:30 p.m., making it hard for traveling parties to get back on their aircraft by 11 p.m.  'We'll be pretty busy,' Bolton said. 'We look forward to it. It is pretty good for business.' Westover Metropolitan Airport has arranged for the air traffic control tower at Westover Air Reserve Base to stay open an additional two hours Aug. 8 when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame hosts its annual Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall downtown.


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