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    1. City's development director goes regional

      Explore GazetteNET (Dec 13 2011)

      Teri A. Anderson, the city's first-ever economic development coordinator, is leaving for a new job with a regional economic development agency after more than a decade of spearheading projects from City Hall. Feb. 1, Anderson will take the newly created position of business development director at Common Capital, an agency formerly known as the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Common Capital   Northampton   Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce

    2. At the White House, Holyoke Mayor-elect Alex Morse invites President and Mrs. Obama to visit Paper City

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      At the White House, Holyoke Mayor-elect Alex Morse invites President and Mrs. Obama to visit Paper City Morse was in Washington, D.C. after having been invited to the White House thanks to, at 22, being elected one of the youngest mayors in state history on Election Day Nov. 8. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    3. Ludlow Mills complex proposed for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, new senior apartments

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      Ludlow Mills complex proposed for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, new senior apartments Kenneth W. Delude, president of Westmass Area Development Corp. said Tuesday that Westmass has finalized the purchase of Ludlow Mills from the Fastenberg family of New York City for about $7 million financed through a consortium of banks: PeoplesBank, Chicopee Savings, Hampden Bank, United Bank, Nuvo Bank and Trust Co., and First Niagara. Westmass has already received a $1.5 million grant from the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   United Bank

    4. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issue $200,000 grant for Springfield job creation

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issue $200,000 grant for Springfield job creation Partners for a Healthier Community is the lead agency with the University of Massachusetts of Amherst in the two-year collaborative. The initiative is shaped after a similar successful program in Cleveland called Evergreen Cooperatives, said Fred Rose, a consultant from the University of Massachusetts Center for Public Policy and Administration. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    5. UMass dean Stephen Crosby named by Gov. Deval Patrick to chair Gaming Commission

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      UMass dean Stephen Crosby named by Gov. Deval Patrick to chair Gaming Commission Gov. Deval L. Patrick today introduced Stephen Crosby, a former leading aide for two Republican governors, as the chairman of the fledgling Massachusetts Gaming Commission. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Chicopee

    6. Northampton's Kollmorgen sold

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      Northampton's Kollmorgen sold Defense contractor L-3 communications has bought Kollmorgen Electro-Optical from Danaher Corp. for $210 million. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican   Kollmorgen

    7. Smith & Wesson reports positive quarter

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      Smith & Wesson reports positive quarter The good news didn’t count 159-year-old Smith & Wesson’s share of what was a record-setting Black Friday for the firearms business this year. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed an all-time high of 129,166 background checks for gun buyers on the Friday after Thanksgiving, marking an 88 percent increase over the number of background checks performed on Black Friday 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield   The Republican

    8. HealthSouth to relocate to Ludlow Mills as part of $70 million project

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 13 2011)

      HealthSouth to relocate to Ludlow Mills as part of $70 million project HealthSouth plans to relocate its rehabilitation hospital to the Ludlow Mills property as part of a $70 million rejuvenation of the industrial complex. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   HealthSouth   Ludlow Mills

    9. Springfield City Council approves sale of half-acre section of Hubbard Park for $280,000 for UniFirst Corp. parking lot expansion

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2011)

      Springfield City Council approves sale of half-acre section of Hubbard Park for $280,000 for UniFirst Corp. parking lot expansion Paul E. Caron, a former state legislator and a community liaison for UniFirst, said the company is very pleased with the land agreement, believing it benefits both the company and city. The agreement will also result in the planting of at least 80 saplings to replace the loss of trees from the parking expansion. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield City Council   Springfield   Solutia Inc.

    10. Holyoke officials urged to cut business taxes and pursue revenue from tax-exempt groups

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2011)

      Holyoke officials urged to cut business taxes and pursue revenue from tax-exempt groups Lowering business taxes, cutting the city budget and seeking revenue from tax-exempt entities were among ideas at a Board of Assessors public hearing Monday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    11. UMass offering grants to professors to help them save students money on textbooks

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2011)

      The Open Education Initiative launched by the provost’s office and the libraries this past spring, provided 10, $1,000 grants to faculty to help them find ways to bring course material to class using any Open Educational Resources and proprietary library resources. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Westfield

    12. Congressman Neal to discuss federal cuts with New England Council at Boston breakfast

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2011)

      The nonpartisan New England Council is comprised of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations from the six-state New England region. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Congressman Richard E. Neal

    13. Editorial: Western Massachusetts construction projects sign of brighter days

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 12 2011)

      Editorial: Western Massachusetts construction projects sign of brighter days The $168 million Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center celebrated the first phase of construction last month as workers raised the last steel beam of the building’s frame and topped it off with a pine tree. The ceremony represents an important milestone in the construction of the center that is rising on the site of the former Mastex factory on Bigelow Street. The 90,000-square-foot complex will conduct academic research using numerous computers sifting data into everything from medicine and the arts to climate change and cell structures. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

    14. Women's Fund sends out call for grant applications

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2011)

      The Women’s Fund, founded in 1997, has held steady in spite of the turbulent economy, said Julie Kumble, director of grants and programs at the Easthampton-based foundation. It gave out $150,000 in grants last year, and it will give out the same amount this year. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke   The Republican

    15. Edward Leyden of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam is co-chairman of state manufacturing task force

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2011)

      Edward Leyden of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam is co-chairman of state manufacturing task force Edward T. Leyden, president of Ben Franklin Design and Manufacturing in Agawam, likes a lot of things about being the co-chairman of the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory

    16. Over $86,000 in tornado relief funds awarded by Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 9 2011)

      Over $86,000 in tornado relief funds awarded by Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts “As a community foundation, one of our key roles is pooling the resources of our generous community members to support those most in need. We are pleased to be able to provide much-needed funding to the many nonprofits in our region that have worked tirelessly to keep up with the increased demand brought about by the tornadoes,” said Community Foundation President Ron Ancrum. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    17. Monet, van Gogh other French masterpieces to debut in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 9 2011)

      Monet, van Gogh other French masterpieces to debut in Springfield The permanent collection of French art in the D’Amour Museum is strong, instructive, satisfying. In dialogue with the special exhibition from the Wadsworth Atheneum, it sparkles. Both collections benefit from the relationship. And the audience gets to have a field day, a feast of French art. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    18. FEMA releases money to Springfield, Wilbraham for tornado relief

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 8 2011)

      FEMA releases money to Springfield, Wilbraham for tornado relief U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal announced Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded Springfield $3.97 million and $1.94 million to Wilbraham to reimburse the communities for some of the cost of cleanup after the storm. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    19. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

      Explore GuruFocus (Dec 8 2011)

      Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2011-10-31. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp has a market cap of $204.8 million; its shares were traded at around $3.17 with and P/S ratio of 0.5. This is the annual revenues and earnings per share of SWHC over the last 10 years. For detailed 10-year financial data and charts, go to 10-Year Financials of SWHC (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. Estimating Software Helps Fuel Manufacturing Initiatives With Colleges

      Explore PR Newswire (Dec 8 2011)

      Estimating Software Helps Fuel Manufacturing Initiatives With Colleges "Manufacturing initiatives, emerging at an increasing rate, indicate the growing concern to help bring more manufacturing jobs back to America. Without an actively growing job market, the future of U.S. manufacturing could remain on the decline. For more than a decade, manufacturers have also continued to experience a reduced pool of adequately skilled candidates from which to select for hire," states Jay Snow, Marketing Manager at MTI Systems, Inc. "Our manufacturing customers tell us, if colleges could take the initiative to train students on the software used by their manufacturing company, these new employees would be that much further ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Mohegan Sun officials talk with Western Massachusetts business people about proposed Palmer casino

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 8 2011)

      Mohegan Sun officials talk with Western Massachusetts business people about proposed Palmer casino Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield said his chamber participated simply as a way to get information to its member businesses. Neither he nor the Chamber are endorsing a proposal and members still have concerns about what a large casino operation will mean for local mom-and-pop businesses, especially restaurants, that will have to compete with the resort. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Mohegan Sun   MassMutual Center

    22. UMass officials say agreement with Brazil should be boon for Western Massachusetts farmers

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 7 2011)

      UMass officials say agreement with Brazil should be boon for Western Massachusetts farmers It means an office at UMass for Brazilian scientists and researchers to come to “to collaborate with us to benefit farmers” in Brazil and Massachusetts, said the Stockbridge School of Agriculture Extension Associate Professor. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    23. Editorial: Imagining a new cycle of economic growth in America

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 7 2011)

      Editorial: Imagining a new cycle of economic growth in America When the Labor Department released the November jobless numbers last Friday, the unemployment rate had dropped by 0.4 percentage points to 8.6 percent. We’ve still got a very long way to go, but, thankfully, we are heading in the right direction. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    24. LUXE Burger Bar named preferred developer for former Springfield Visitor Information Center building

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2011)

      LUXE Burger Bar named preferred developer for former Springfield Visitor Information Center building The Springfield Redevelopment Authority has selected a preferred developer for the former Visitor Information Center, which is proposing a $2.3 million investment to convert the riverfront site to a LUXE Burger Bar patterned after a Rhode Island restaurant. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

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