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    1. OnBoard and United Way of Pioneer Valley team up for networking, matching event Oct. 25 for nonprofit community volunteers

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 23 2012)

      OnBoard and United Way of Pioneer Valley team up for networking, matching event Oct. 25 for nonprofit community volunteers

      “The OnBoard Matching Event is an opportunity for your executive director, board chair or staff to talk with hundreds of prospective committee and board members in one place,” said attorney Ellen W. Freyman, founder and president of OnBoard. “OnBoard is also developing programs to address the issues of cultural competency and diversity, especially within nonprofit governance boards.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    2. State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan to present $4 million tornado relief grant to West Springfield

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      State Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan is presenting a tornado-relief grant to the city of West Springfield at a ceremony this morning at the corner of Main and Memorial streets.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   West Springfield   Springfield

    3. Ameristar casinos to unveil plans for East Springfield hotel, gaming site

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      Ameristar casinos to unveil plans for East Springfield hotel, gaming site

      Ameristar is scheduled to unveil sketches of its 150,000-square-foot proposal at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the former Westinghouse site in East Springfield. Today's unveiling ceremony marks the first time the Las Vegas-based company will reveal what an Ameristar-run casino might look like in the City of Homes, which is entertaining bids from three companies seeking to build world-class gambling facilities here.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    4. Springfield Parking Authority unveils strategies for improved finances and operations

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 22 2012)

      Springfield Parking Authority unveils strategies for improved finances and operations

      “The parking authority was created to work as an economic engine or tool to help the downtown economy grow,” Bhuiya said. “We are now looking at SPA’s operations and finances as we move forward, and we are trying to improve its operations with perhaps a better proposal from another operator.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    5. Mercy Medical Center launches construction of $20 million outpatient medical building in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 22 2012)

      Mercy Medical Center launches construction of $20 million outpatient medical building in Springfield

      Sisters of Providence Health System, joined by its partners and local officials, launched a $20 million construction project at Mercy Medical Center on Monday to build a $20 million, state-of-the-art outpatient medical office center.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    6. State Encourages Young People to Consider Manufacturing Careers

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      State Encourages Young People to Consider Manufacturing Careers

      AMP it up!, developed as part of the Patrick administration’s Advanced Manufacturing Agenda, seeks to address a persistent shortage of qualified workers in key manufacturing industries. A recent state report card on manufacturing reported that upwards of 100,000 manufacturing jobs will need to be filled during the next several years.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    7. Gateway Cities Innovation Institute: Western Massachusetts residents tapped to contribute to statewide conversation

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      Gateway Cities Innovation Institute: Western Massachusetts residents tapped to contribute to statewide conversation

      The Gateway Cities Innovation Institute might sound like just another project at just another think tank, but to the community leaders named as fellows to the Institute this week, it represents a chance to have a voice.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    8. Springfield Business Improvement District, other districts, no longer have to worry about opt-outs

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      Springfield Business Improvement District, other districts, no longer have to worry about opt-outs

      Springfield Business Improvement District Executive Director Donald A. Courtemanche said the vote gives the membership the ability to dramatically alter how the district works. Ideas he’ll present Nov. 7 will include spreading out the popular Stearns Square concert series with larger events, possibly in Court Square or Riverfront Park.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    9. Helen Caulton-Harris, Hector Toledo appointed chairs of HCC and STCC by Gov. Deval Patrick

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      Helen Caulton-Harris, Hector Toledo appointed chairs of HCC and STCC by Gov. Deval Patrick

      Education Secretary S. Paul Reville said the intent of the plan is to create a more integrated, effective community college system that is both responsive to both local and statewide employer needs by giving community colleges additional capacity to expand their efforts to provide students with high-quality, relevant educational and training programs.

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

    10. Ten Tips to Succeed in International Trade

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      Ten Tips to Succeed in International Trade

      Five veterans of international markets shared some tips at an early October International Symposium hosted by AIM’s International Business Council in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Springfield

    11. Rebuilding Together Springfield celebrates 20th anniversary

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      Rebuilding Together Springfield celebrates 20th anniversary

      Rebuilding Together Springfield celebrated its 20th anniversary in Springfield Wednesday in the TD Bank building lobby on Main Street.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   TD Bank   Springfield

    12. Massachusetts' effort to house homeless people triggers praise, concern

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      Massachusetts' effort to house homeless people triggers praise, concern

      An expanded state effort to move homeless families out of emergency shelters and motels and into housing, launched in July, is showing some early signs of success, according to a top state administrator.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Michael D. Bissonnette   Springfield

    13. Northampton electric vehicle charging stations go online

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      Northampton electric vehicle charging stations go online

      The Transportation and Parking Commission approved the arrangement while city staff monitors the use of the stations. The city-owned stations will remain free until commercial charging stations become available, or until the cost to the city rises dramatically, Mason said.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    14. Boston-based think tank creates new institution to help revitalize struggling mid-size cities like Springfield, Holyoke and Lowell

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      Boston-based think tank creates new institution to help revitalize struggling mid-size cities like Springfield, Holyoke and Lowell

      Boston-based think tank MassINC on Wednesday launched a new center dedicated to revitalizing former manufacturing centers such as Springfield and Lowell, cities struggling to woo new business as they grapple with chronic issues of crime, poverty and unemployment.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    15. Resources for Small Business Owners and Manufacturers

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 18 2012)

      Presenters from Associated Industries of Massachusetts,
      MassDevelopment, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (“MOITI”)
      and Mass MEP will describe new programs available to businesses in the
      Commonwealth on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 4:00 in the Clarion Hotel in
      Northampton.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Northampton

    16. Springfield Promotes College? Yes! Campaign

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 18 2012)

      The business community is a critical component of this plan and we
      hope you will consider joining this initiative and getting involved in whatever
      capacity suits your company the best

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    17. Holyoke innovation task force vows to maximize opportunity of high performance

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      Holyoke innovation task force vows to maximize opportunity of high performance

      Secretary Gregory Bialecki of the state Department of Housing and Economic Development said with the computing center about to open, the idea now is to get local computer-related businesses like programmers, website crafters and video-game designers interested in Holyoke.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    18. Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation offers Springfield businesses 'Tools

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      Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation offers Springfield businesses 'Tools

      Six Springfield-based businesses and three larger statewide concerns will be able to get both through the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corp. “Tools to Grow” assistance program announced Wednesday in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    19. A Swab For Every Job: SuperBrush

      Explore American Rifleman (Oct 17 2012)

      A Swab For Every Job: SuperBrush

      As an alternative, Super Brush LLC, has introduced products to be used instead of, or in conjunction with, traditional cleaning tools. Under the Springfield, Mass.-based company’s Swab-its brand, Bore-tips and Gun-tips use modern materials and innovative designs to make firearm cleaning easier and more efficient.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    20. MGM Resorts announces plans for $5 million business loan program if Springfield South End casino chosen

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      MGM Resorts announces plans for $5 million business loan program if Springfield South End casino chosen

      MGM Resorts International announced Wednesday that if the company is licensed to build a casino in the South End, it will create a $5 million loan fund to assist local businesses.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    21. Amarantus Biosciences Awarded Research Grant by Center of Excellence in

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      Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing new treatments for brain-related disorders including Parkinson's disease and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) centered on its unique proprietary anti-apoptotic therapeutic protein known as MANF, today announced a Translational Research Grant award from the University of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute's Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR).  The Institute is a joint research venture of Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Investigators will exploit publicly available genomics databases to identify potentially new therapeutic targets for MANF-based therapeutics, and then validate those hypotheses in cell-based laboratory ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    22. Kirk Smith, CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield, says it's time to pay it forward

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      Kirk Smith, CEO of YMCA of Greater Springfield, says it's time to pay it forward

      Kirk Smith is president and chief executive officer of the YMCA of Greater Springfield. The YMCA of Greater Springfield was founded in 1852 and is the second oldest YMCA in the United States. The YMCA of Greater Springfield serves 105,000 people annually in 14 cities and towns throughout the region.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Springfield honored for reading proficiency initiative

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      Springfield honored for reading proficiency initiative

      Ralph Smith, managing director of the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Executive Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, presented a Community Pacesetter certificate to a community Reading Success by 4th Grade leadership team. The team includes educators, business and community leaders and philanthropy leaders in the community.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    24. MAAC considering Springfield for host of NCAA Women's Basketball Div. I Regional

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      MAAC considering Springfield for host of NCAA Women's Basketball Div. I Regional

      The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Rider University were scheduled to co-host the Trenton Regional at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J., but those plans were altered when New Jersey published regulations governing sports betting Monday, clearing the way for interested casinos or horse-racing tracks to apply for $50,000 “sports pool licenses” that could be active as soon as Jan. 9.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   The Republican

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