From the EDC
- Bay State Business Link - State House - December 16, 2016 Event
- MGM Springfield Career Launch
- “Manufacturing Day” on October 6 at Eastworks in Easthampton
- VVM Manufacturing Accelerator
- Aer Lingus Winter Travel Promotion
- "Global Business Symposium"
- Are you interested in Entrepreneurship?
- Development Associates Co-brokers purchase of 80,000 SF industrial facility
- "GLOBAL BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM"
- Dr. Ira Rubenzahl Learning Laboratory
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Yesterday, Governor Deval Patrick and other luminaries announced that the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (“MLSC”) will fund a $95 Million project at UMass and a $5.5 Million project at Baystate Health. Although ten speakers weighed in on this yesterday at the press conference, none told the beginning of the story.(Read Full Article)
Gov. Deval L Patrick and the Massachusetts Life Sciences Thursday awarded $100 million to life science capital projects including $95 million to the University of Massachusetts to outfit half of the new $157 million life sciences building. Three new centers will be created in that building and will lead to myriad jobs, said Susan Windham-Bannister, the president and COE of the life sciences center.(Read Full Article)
Union Station, the building by the railroad tracks that has been dormant as a restaurant since 2011, will be coming back to life as a banquet facility. Three Northampton businessmen, Jeremiah Micka, David Fortier and John Rhoades, operating as Notch 8 Inc., have a purchase and sales agreement to buy the rail-side property, including an adjacent parking lot, from owner Matthew Pitoniak.(Read Full Article)
This is the second straight year that the city of Chicopee and Employer Support of The Guard And Reserve has hosted its 'Employ Wisdom, Hire a Vet', said Kimberly A. Babin, director of Veterans Services for the city. The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce also helped out with recruiting employers.(Read Full Article)
Besides the 20-or so employers on site, Hero 2 Hired, a program of the Department of Defense, has access to 3.7 million jobs and 100,00 employers across the country through its website, said Lonnie D. Lawrence, a program analyst with Hero 2 Hired. Hero 2 Hired was at ...
Gov. Deval Patrick to announce $100 million in grants for life sciences during visit to Western Massachusetts
Gov. Deval L. Patrick plans to announce more than $100 million in grants for life-sciences-related capital projects in the Pioneer Valley at a press conference at the University of Massachusetts Thursday. Through the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, Massachusetts is investing $1 billion over 10 years in the growth of the state’s life sciences industry, his office announced in a prepared statement.(Read Full Article)
Springfield Technical Community College student Mark Chamberlain, 27, of Hampden, still shakes his head in disbelief when he thinks about how his car-detailing business got off the ground. What started out as a night at the bar, chatting with his buddies about possible business ideas, prompted the small group to take their ideas to the next level. Today, Chamberlain, along with his friend and business partner, Joseph Carlos, of Springfield, is the successful owner of MJ's Mobile Detailing Service.(Read Full Article)
Springfield College students visit DeBerry and Brookings elementary schools each year during the college's annual Humanics in Action Day to read to students, and the college's Partners Program, which pairs 80 students annually with children from DeBerry and Brookings schools for weekly sessions, has served more than 1,200 youngsters in its 20-year history.(Read Full Article)
In 1998, when Jason Mark was teaching a class on Internet strategy, he told students that, before they used any type of technology to create a website, they needed to identify their goals and what they were trying to accomplish.(Read Full Article)
“Even though there is so much different technology that developers can use today, the exact same process still needs to take place,” said the co-founder of Gravity Switch in Northampton. “People need to know what their goals are, and businesses should not assume that technology will fix all their problems. If it were that easy, their competitors would have already ...
Mary Kay Wydra, exective director of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, agreed. She told BusinessWest that the bureau, which was in what she called “survival mode” during and just after the Great Recession, when visitorship was down and the state was cutting back its contributions to such organizations, is now being much more aggressive in pursuit of conventions, meetings, and events — and sports can and should be a big part of that equation.(Read Full Article)
The 64 vocational technical programs in Massachusetts represent more than 44,000 students. These schools offer hands-on learning in a number of innovative educational programs to support a range of career fields, especially growing work force sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, clean energy and information technology.(Read Full Article)
Robert M. Logan, president of Palmer Foundry walked though the company's shipping warehouse pointing at crates full of finished cast aluminum parts and rattling off their destinations: the West Coast, Europe, Canada, China and other parts of Asia.(Read Full Article)
Investors Peter A. Picknelly, the chief executive officer of Peter Pan Bus Lines, Getz and Brian Stefano bought Duval at the end of last year, adding the precision grinding company to a portfolio of businesses including Camfour, a firearm sporting-goods wholesaler in Westfield, Hill Country, a similar wholesaler in Texas, and Belt Technologies in Agawam, which manufactures specialty stainless steel belts for industrial use, including making the inside of McDonald's hamburger grills work properly.(Read Full Article)
11 Massachusetts farms to get $700,000 in grants announced by Gov. Deval Patrick during visit to Kosinski Farm in Westfield
Gene M. and Susan J. Kosinski, along with their sons, Michael G. and Edward J. Kosinski, greeted Patrick, as well as Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, making his last public appearance as lieutenant governor, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan and Commissioner of Agriculture Greg Watson to their 80-year-old farm located at Russellville and North roads.(Read Full Article)
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is proceeding into the design phase of a plan to reconfigure the Interstate 91 interchange at exit 19. The plan, called Alternative 13A, features a roundabout at the foot of the ramp coming off the northbound lanes of I-91 and a new, wider entrance ramp off Bridge Street into the southbound lanes. There is no southbound exit in the plan. To get onto I-91 north, motorists will still have to drive down Damon Road to its intersection with King Street.(Read Full Article)
Weinman said the college intends to restart development of its science center once a new, more appropriate construction site is identified.
In President Martin’s email earlier this month, she said “demands” of the previous site were contributing to cost overruns and unanticipated delays, adding that the college is committed to complete the new center on schedule in 2018.(Read Full Article)
U.S. Rep. Richard Neal: Springfield's $200 million State Street redevelopment project is nearing completion
At a news conference outside the Springfield Library and Museums, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said street improvements underway in the Armory-Quadrangle neighborhood represent the last stage of a project that already includes the new federal court house on State Street and the soon-to-be-completed state data center on Elliot Street.(Read Full Article)
Manufacturing is dead in Massachusetts, right? WRONG! For(Read Full Article)
those of you who agree with the EDC’s position on this, we encourage you to
attend the Advanced Manufacturing Summit, to be held on June 20, 2013 at Gillette
A food company in Springfield was purchased by a company in China. Carando Foods on Carando Drive, which is part of Smithfield Foods, was just acquired by Shuanghui. At a price tag of more than $4.7 billion dollars, it's the largest purchase of a U.S. company by a Chinese company.(Read Full Article)
Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray announced more than $1 million in grants for vocational school Wednesday; this could impact a local school near you. 25 vocational school districts across Massachusetts are getting more than $1 million in grants to better equip their students with the challenges of the modern workforce. Franklin County Technical School District and Springfield Public Schools are some of the western Massachusetts schools that will receive money.(Read Full Article)
The West of the River Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual breakfast meeting on June 20 at 7 a.m. at Chez Josef in Agawam. The event is sponsored by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino of New England and will kick off with the welcoming of new chairman Ken Vincunas of Development Associates and the incoming board of directors.(Read Full Article)