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    1. Friendly's co-founder S. Prestley Blake pens book

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Friendly's co-founder S. Prestley Blake pens book Friendly Ice Cream Corp. is now a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts with system-wide sales of $700 million and distribution through more than 6,500 retail locations. There are more than 500 Friendly’s restaurants. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    2. Convention and tour groups visiting Greater Springfield help out with tornado relief

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      They aren’t the only convention and tourism-related group or business to help with tornado relief – horse shows, the New England Genealogists, the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America have all helped, said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    3. Gov. Deval Patrick, Housing Secretary Gregory Bialecki will host tornado recovery forum in Springfield Tuesday

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 21 2011)

      Gov. Deval Patrick, Housing Secretary Gregory Bialecki will host tornado recovery forum in Springfield Tuesday Gov. Deval Patrick and State Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Gregory Bialecki will host a forum in Springfield Tuesday, focusing on steps toward recovery in the region after the devastation of the June 1 tornadoes. The forum will be held at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield at 3 p.m. We'll be providing live coverage here on MassLive.com. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    4. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Profiles in Business Grinspoon, founder and CEO of West Springfield-based Aspen Square Management, would use these same words again later when asked about his thoughts on another area in which he’s known internationally — philanthropy — and how he’s chosen the directions for the more than $100 million he and his wife, Diane Troderman, have given to date. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Bay Path College

    5. Blown Away

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Blown Away At 4:45 on the afternoon of June 1, Joan Kagan was standing in the middle of Main Street in Springfield’s South End, talking with BusinessWest and staring up at what used to be the administration building for Square One, which she serves as president and CEO. Just a few moments earlier, and seemingly within no time at all after receiving word that a tornado was supposedly 10 minutes away, she was shepherding staff and children into the basement of the facility at 959 Main, where they essentially rode out the storm, with no real injuries to report. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Palmer

    6. Closing the Digital Divide

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Closing the Digital Divide It’s called Massachusetts 123, or M123 for short, the project to bring high-speed broadband to every corner of the Commonwealth, including historically underserved Western Mass. The scale of the initiative is immense, and the challenges are numerous, but there will be clear and immediate rewards from bringing the entire state into the 21st century. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    7. Shedding Light on the Subject

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 21 2011)

      Shedding Light on the Subject Ron French calls it “an elegant solution to an horrific problem.” He’s talking about solar energy, and specifically referencing the benefits that a homeowner can expect to recoup, both financially and on a higher plane, from a switch to clean and green power. French is the President of the Wilton, Conn.-based Alteris Renewables, a company that is steadily harnessing the Northeast market’s demands for solar and wind-powered electricity (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Springfield Museums help tell Friendly story

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 20 2011)

      Springfield Museums help tell Friendly story “Here are two young men in the depths of the depression They can’t get a job so they borrow a little money from their parents and start a business,” McLain said. “Now the company has more than 500 restaurants. It’s a great American story.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Springfield   The Republican

    9. West Springfield company has hearing aid innovation

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      West Springfield company has hearing aid innovation What’s uncommon is that Caldarola is an independent hearing aid fitter who spent five years in the labs at Baystate Hearing Aids in West Springfield and Palmer, the business he owns with one-time Cathedral High School classmate Jeffrey G. Halls, tinkering on a new design. They’ve contracted with a Florida company to manufacture the devices, which they fit and sell. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Palmer   Springfield   The Republican

    10. After Midnight, Easthampton's newest art gallery, opens in Eastworks

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      After Midnight, Easthampton's newest art gallery, opens in Eastworks The last time Barrett lived in the region, Eastworks did not exist. “The arts scene has just exploded here,” she said. “We have family and friends in the area and they’d been trying to convince us to come back.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   Easthampton

    11. Bradley International Airport's board of directors disbanded in favor of Connecticut Airport Authority

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      Bradley International Airport's board of directors disbanded in favor of Connecticut Airport Authority Bradley International Airport’s board of directors held its final meeting on Thursday, following the passage of a law creating a quasi-public Connecticut Airport Authority, which will run Bradley and five other airports free of state Department of Transportation oversight. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    12. PeoplesBank pledges $200,000 to tornado relief for Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2011)

      PeoplesBank pledges $200,000 to tornado relief for Western Massachusetts The bank is committing $50,000 to the Pioneer Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, $25,000 to Square One and $25,000 to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for its newly-formed Tornado Relief Fund for Western Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    13. FEMA recovery centers open Saturday in Springfield, West Side to aid tornado victims

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2011)

      FEMA recovery centers open Saturday in Springfield, West Side to aid tornado victims The Springfield center is located in Building 104 of the STCC Technology Park at One Federal Street. More important for people going to the center than their residence is that they first register with FEMA. Registering will get a person “into the system,” which will allow case workers to open a file and keep track of each person’s particular needs, he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   MassMutual Center   Palmer

    14. Where tornado-ravaged Western Massachusetts businesses can get help

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 17 2011)

      Where tornado-ravaged Western Massachusetts businesses can get help As the Small Business Administration slide show points out, federal help might include low-interest business loans of up to $2 million to cover both repair of physical damage and to help a business overcome disaster-related economic injury. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield

    15. FEMA readys nine disaster assistance centers to help Western Massachusetts residents impacted by tornado to get back on track

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2011)

      FEMA readys nine disaster assistance centers to help Western Massachusetts residents impacted by tornado to get back on track Federal officials plan to open nine disaster assistance centers as soon as Saturday in communities impacted by the June 1 tornadoes to help residents and business owners who suffered losses get on the path to restoration and recovery. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    16. Cynthia Anzalotti stepping down as president of CityStage, Symphony Hall

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2011)

      Cynthia Anzalotti stepping down as president of CityStage, Symphony Hall Cynthia J. Anzalotti, who has overseen CityStage and Symphony Hall for 12 years, will leave that post by summer’s end. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Springfield Symphony Orchestra

    17. Reduction in Massachusetts work force helps lead to 7.6% unemployment rate statewide

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 16 2011)

      In Springfield, there were 442 jobs posted at FutureWorks, a one-stop career center. That’s a 40 percent improvement from May 2010, but a decrease from April 2011, said Kevin E. Lynn, the manager of business services at FutureWorks. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    18. President Obama's disaster area declaration opens door for federal aid, buoys hopes of tornado-tossed communities in Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2011)

      President Obama's disaster area declaration opens door for federal aid, buoys hopes of tornado-tossed communities in Western Massachusetts Obama’s approval came just four days after Gov. Deval L. Patrick requested the declaration in a letter to the president. It also took place the same day the state House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve $15 million to pay for costs of state agencies responding to the storms. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield   The Republican

    19. Rebuilding from tornadoes gives Western Massachusetts residents chance to improve communities, economic development secretary Gregory Bialecki says

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2011)

      Rebuilding from tornadoes gives Western Massachusetts residents chance to improve communities, economic development secretary Gregory Bialecki says People will get a chance to discuss tornado recovery with state officials during a public forum with Gov. Deval L. Patrick at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Bialecki announced during his speech during the annual meeting lunch of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield at the Springfield Marriott. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Gregory P. Bialecki

    20. Editorial: Amherst College names first woman president

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2011)

      Editorial: Amherst College names first woman president Amherst College broke a 190-year-old tradition on Tuesday naming Carolyn “Biddy” Martin the first woman president of the prestigious liberal arts institution. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst College   Amherst

    21. Hack this: Researchers develop device to shield pacemakers

      Explore massdevice.com (Jun 15 2011)

      Hack this: Researchers develop device to shield pacemakers Researchers at MIT and the University of Mass. Amherst are the first to develop a technology that could protect the millions of existing medical device implants without altering or replacing them. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    22. The Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership's 2011 State of the Region Conference

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 15 2011)

      Friday, June 24, 20018:00 - 10:00am Registration 8:00am Program 8:20 - 10:00am The Sheraton Bradley, at Bradley International Airport 1 Bradley International AirportWindsor Locks, Ct 06096   (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield

    23. Holyoke debates the wind: power, revenue and beauty

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 14 2011)

      Holyoke debates the wind: power, revenue and beauty James M. Lavelle, Gas and Electric Department manager, said the tower would collect information that could help officials decide whether to lease property the department owns on the mountain to wind-energy firms. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Kathleen G. Anderson   Northampton

    24. SBIR: How to Win

      Explore From the EDC (Jun 14 2011)

      When: Thursday, June 23, 2011, 9 - 11 a.m. Where:  3rd Floor Teleclassroom, Scibelli Enterprise Center, Springfield MA Registration Fee:  $50    You may register online at www.msbdc.org/wmass/training.html or call 413.737.6712. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

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