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    1. Federal Health Care Reform & Your Company

      Explore Informz (Sep 6 2013)

      Federal Health Care Reform & Your Company

      Locations & Times
      Holyoke: Sept. 9 Delaney House
      Taunton: Sept. 11 Taunton Holiday Inn
      Peabody: Sept. 13 Holiday Inn
      Worcester: Sept. 16 UMass Medical School Faculty Conference Room
      Pittsfield: Sept. 17 Berkshire Community College – Boland Theater
      Dedham: Sept. 18 Dedham Holiday Inn
      Hyannis: Sept. 20 Cape Codder

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    2. ATK, owner of Savage Arms in Westfield, buys Bushnell Group Holdings

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      ATK, owner of Savage Arms in Westfield, buys Bushnell Group Holdings

      ATK, the defense conglomerate that bought Westfield's Savage Arms  for $315 million in May,  announced on Sept. 5 that it will buy Bushnell Group Holdings Inc. for $985 million

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    3. TSA to offer expedited security checks at more airports and to more air travelers

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      TSA to offer expedited security checks at more airports and to more air travelers

      The Transportation Security Administration announced Wednesday that it will expand its low-profile TSA Pre✓™(pre-check) expedited screening program to include 60 more airports, including Bradley International Airport here and Logan International Airport in Boston, and allow potentially millions more fliers to join up.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport

    4. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

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      Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2014 Financial Results

      - Net Sales of $171 Million for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014, Up 25.8% Year-Over-Year

      - Quarterly Gross Margin of 42.6% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 37.7% a Year Ago

      - Quarterly Operating Income Margin of 28.1% in the First Quarter of Fiscal 2014 vs. 23.0% a Year Ago

      - Company Raising Full Fiscal Year 2014 Revenue Guidance

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    5. Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence falls | masslive

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      Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence falls | masslive

      Employer uncertainty in the economy grew in August according to new survey from Associated Industries of Massachusetts.  Associated Industries Business Confidence Index fell 3.8 points in August to 48.7 points on a 100-point scale where 50 is neutral. The index was at 52.5 points in July and 48.9 points in June, according to Associated Industries of Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    6. Amherst hoping to apply to Solarize Mass to help residents afford installing solar panels

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      Amherst hoping to apply to Solarize Mass to help residents afford installing solar panels

      Amherst is hoping to apply to be part of the Solarize Mass program and wants to gauge what kind of interest there is in the community to ensure that it’s possible. Solarize Mass is a partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and provides lower pricing for small-scale solar-electric installations on local homes and businesses.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Amherst   Northampton

    7. Big Y pulls out of Holyoke project, citing 'increasing costs' and 'unforeseen conditions'

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      Big Y pulls out of Holyoke project, citing 'increasing costs' and 'unforeseen conditions'

      Big Y Foods Inc. will not move forward with plans for a supermarket in Holyoke. "Economic conditions as well as increasing costs due to time and unforeseen conditions have altered the business model for their proposed location at the former Atlas-Copco site located on the northeast side of the intersection of Homestead Avenue and Lower Westfield Road," the chain wrote in an emailed news release Wednesday. "Coupled with the slow economic recovery and uncertainty in the region, the proposed site no longer fits with the company's long term objectives."

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. Square One celebrates new Springfield South End location in recovery from 2011 tornado

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      Square One celebrates new Springfield South End location in recovery from 2011 tornado

      The building will initially house all of Square One’s parenting programs and family services, along with a pre-school classroom for 22 children on the first floor, said Joan Kagan, president and chief executive officer of Square One. The organization, which has been in Springfield for 130 years, has plans to expand to the second floor in the spring to locate its new headquarters, she said.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   MassMutual   West Springfield

    9. Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

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      Yankee Candle CEO says Mass. manufacturing will remain in place after firm is sold - Boston Business Journal

      One of the unusual things about Yankee Candle Co. is that the retail chain actually makes the bulk of its products that it sells, right here in Massachusetts. That’s not going to change, Yankee Candle CEO Harlan Kent tells me, at least not anytime soon now that the company is about to change hands.  “I don’t think that’s going to change going forward,” Kent says. “We have a world class, very competitive candle manufacturing operations here. We think the benefits of it are significant.”  Chicago private equity firm Madison Dearborn has reached a $1.75 billion deal ...

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle Co.   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    10. Springfield schoolkids learn about nature, boost literacy in Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative

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      Springfield schoolkids learn about nature, boost literacy in Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative

      The Springfield Housing Authority's nature-based summer program for nearly 60 children ended in song and celebration in August. Hailed as another successful session, the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative ended its five-week run at Boland and Dorman Elementary Schools. Due to construction at Dorman, those children and teachers held classes at the former Our Lady of Sacred Heart School, now Balliet Elementary School.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Science Museum   Hasbro, Inc.

    11. Chicopee receives $185,000 for using environment friendly building practices

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      Chicopee receives $185,000 for using environment friendly building practices

      By constructing the new senior center with passive solar energy, the most efficient lighting and plenty of insulation, the city received a check for $185,280 from Chicopee Electric Light.  The contribution, which is being granted through rebates, will count toward the $2 million the Friends of the Chicopee Senior Center has promised to raise toward construction of the building. It was announced during a gathering with the building commission and officials from the state Department of Energy Resources.

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      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   The Republican

    12. At renovated Forest Park Middle School, Springfield officials praise blend of new technology and historic preservation

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      At renovated Forest Park Middle School, Springfield officials praise blend of new technology and historic preservation

      City and school officials toured the newly renovated and expanded Forest Park Middle School on Tuesday, praising the project as a fine blend of historic preservation features and 21st century technology. “We are just ecstatic,” Superintendent of Schools Daniel J. Warwick said. “This is a 21st century building. The original structure was built in the 1890s. So to have the technology upgrade, the facility upgrade, redesigned classrooms, all new science labs, this is a great learning environment for our students.”

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    13. Pratt & Whitney, Pentagon finalize $1 billion Joint Strike Fighter engine deal | masslive.com

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      Pratt & Whitney, Pentagon finalize $1 billion Joint Strike Fighter engine deal | masslive.com

      The Defense Department and Pratt & Whitney reached an agreement Tuesday on an order for the sixth lot of F135 engines to power the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter.  The bulk of the work will be done in Connecticut, with 67 percent going to Pratt’s East Hartford and Middletown plants, according to a Defense Department contract listing.  The contract includes 38 engines, as well as program management, engineering support, and spare parts, Chris Flynn, vice president of Pratt’s F135 engine program, said.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    14. Jarden buying Yankee Candle for about $1.75B | masslive

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      Jarden buying Yankee Candle for about $1.75B | masslive

      Jarden Corp. founder and CEO Martin Franklin said in a statement Tuesday that this is the Rye, N.Y.-based company's first significant acquisition since April 2010.  Yankee Candle President and CEO Harlan Kent said the buyout gives Yankee Candle the resources and scale to strengthen its existing product development and distribution capabilities.  Yankee Candle will become a part of Jarden's branded consumables division, which will now make up about 35 percent of the company's total sales.

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    15. Vermont Yankee nuclear shutdown makes New England too dependent on natural gas, could make electricity more expensive

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      Vermont Yankee nuclear shutdown makes New England too dependent on natural gas, could make electricity more expensive

      The demise of Vermont Yankee and the predicted demise of the region’s coal-fired plants, including Mount Tom Power Station in Holyoke, will only make the region more dependent on natural gas for electricity, home heating and industry at a time when supplies are plentiful. The owner of Mount Tom, FirstLight Power Resources, has scaled down operations due to the cheapness of gas plants. Mount Tom only ran during periods of peak demand this summer.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield   Holyoke

    16. Disston holds ribbon cutting at Chicopee plant, employes 50 at former Buxton warehouse

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      Disston holds ribbon cutting at Chicopee plant, employes 50 at former Buxton warehouse

      Toolmaker The Disston Co. hosted a grand opening Friday at its new plant in the former Buxton Co. warehouse at 45 Plainfield St. The plant employs 50 people. The move, which is still underway, represents a downsizing for the toolmaker. Disston laid off 15 workers from its former factory in South Deerfield and shifted some, but not all, of its manufacturing operations to China, according to previous statements from the company.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   The Republican

    17. Big Y completes Ludlow renovation

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      Big Y completes Ludlow renovation

      Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the renovations at their Ludlow World Class Market at 433 Center St. The $1.3 million renovation effort began in May and included renovations in all departments, including a completely renovated bakery, take out foods, international deli, seafood and meat departments. The 56,218-square-foot store opened in 1970 and was last updated in 2001.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Chicopee

    18. State Streamlines Notices to Employees on Health Exchanges

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      State Streamlines Notices to Employees on Health Exchanges

      Massachusetts employers now have access to a single template that will ensure compliance with all state and federal health-care reform requirements to tell employees about state health-insurance marketplaces.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    19. TD Bank Q3 profit down 13% on insurance losses

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      TD Bank Q3 profit down 13% on insurance losses

      The U.S. banking operation generated a $445 million ($424 million USD) profit, a 57 percent increase.

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      Mentions:   TD Bank

    20. Westfield State University Board praises president Evan Dobelle despite extensive travel expenses

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      Westfield State University Board praises president Evan Dobelle despite extensive travel expenses

      Westfield State University President Evan S. Dobelle received a strong vote of support from the school’s board of trustees Thursday following an accountant's report detailing travel and spending violations by top university officials.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Dr. Evan S. Dobelle

    21. Mohegan Sun, Palmer agreement includes $15.2 million pledged annually to Palmer, another $16.5 million for MassPike interchange improvements

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      Mohegan Sun, Palmer agreement includes $15.2 million pledged annually to Palmer, another $16.5 million for MassPike interchange improvements

      Mohegan has proposed a nearly $1 billion resort casino on 152 acres owned by Northeast Realty across from the Massachusetts Turnpike exit 8 on Thorndike Street (Route 32). The plan has been years in the making, and the Connecticut-based casino operator is facing competition for the sole Western Massachusetts casino license from MGM Resorts International in Springfield and Hard Rock New England in West Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Mohegan Sun   West Springfield

    22. Proposed lawsuit intended to stop Massachusetts' new technology tax gathering steam, Springfield lawyer Scott Foster says

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      Proposed lawsuit intended to stop Massachusetts' new technology tax gathering steam, Springfield lawyer Scott Foster says

      "I grew and added jobs through the bad economy," said Edward Watson, CEO of Mobius Works, an IT and and computer technology company in Westfield. "And now my reward for doing that is a new tax that makes my business harder. I feel like I've been slapped in the face. You have a growing industry here. It needs to be nurtured, not penalized."

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Holyoke

    23. Western Mass Business Forum

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      Western Mass Business Forum

      Environmental Compliance: Beyond the Basics. Be Proactive. Improve Your Bottom Line. Businesses operating today are often overwhelmed by state and federal environmental, health and safety requirements. It’s especially tough for small and mid-size businesses to keep up to date.

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    24. First Niagara donates $10,000 to Greater Holyoke YMCA renovation efforts | masslive.com

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      First Niagara donates $10,000 to Greater Holyoke YMCA renovation efforts | masslive.com

      The Greater Holyoke YMCA announced it has received a $10,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to support the second phase of its renovation completion program.  Several years ago, the Greater Holyoke YMCA embarked on a multi-year improvement program designed to raise funds to renovate and improve its downtown facility, part of which was constructed in 1951.

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