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    1. In tough economy, some Valley employers are creating jobs

      Explore GazetteNET (Sep 23 2011)

      In tough economy, some Valley employers are creating jobs Teri Anderson, director of Northampton's community and economic development office, said that while the unemployment rate in Northampton holds steady, some local plants, service agencies and the city's hospital are hiring. "When we see that companies are able to expand even in tough economic times, that's very encouraging," she said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Coca-Cola   Springfield   Northampton

    2. Ludlow selectmen agree to negotiate for installation of solar system for town landfill

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2011)

      Ludlow selectmen agree to negotiate for installation of solar system for town landfill The Board of Selectmen agreed on Tuesday to negotiate a contract with Borrego Solar Systems of Lowell for solar installation panels which will cover 14 acres of the closed town landfill on Holyoke Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   The Republican

    3. South Hadley applying to team of experts for help in improving former industrial district

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2011)

      Now a new South Hadley committee is preparing to apply for a grant that would bring in a team of architects and related professionals to provide expert support for improving the quality of life in that part of town. The new steering committee in South Hadley, headed by Planning Board member Helen Fantini, goes by the acronym AIA SDAT. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Northampton   Holyoke

    4. Friendly's goes 'green' with rebates

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Sep 23 2011)

      Friendly's goes 'green' with rebates So far, they have been able to make upgrades at their headquarters which includes, new energy efficient lights in their warehouse and new hardening equipment and better freezers in their ice cream plant. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    5. UMass Amherst Researchers Plan to Bring More Freedom of Choice to the Future ...

      Explore PhysOrg.com (Sep 23 2011)

      They recently received a three-year, $909,794 National Science Foundation grant to address some of these difficulties with new protocols and services. The project, "Network Innovation through Choice," is part of a $2.7 million collaborative that includes UMass Amherst, the University of Kentucky, North Carolina State University and the Renaissance Computing Institute of Asheville, N.C. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    6. Western Mass. farms to receive federal disaster relief for recovery following Tropical Storm Irene

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 23 2011)

      Western Mass. farms to receive federal disaster relief for recovery following Tropical Storm Irene The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted the state's request for federal disaster relief in 11 Massachusetts counties that suffered agricultural production losses due to heavy rain and strong winds from unleashed by the remnants of Hurricane Irene last month. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Holyoke   The Republican

    7. Berkshire Creative Director Named to State Post

      Explore iBerkshires.com (Sep 22 2011)

      Berkshire Creative Director Named to State Post Helena Fruscio, director of Berkshire Creative Economy Council, has been named the state's new creative economy leader. Her appointment as creative economy industry director was announced on Thursday by Greg Bialecki, secretary of housing and economic development. The post has been vacant for more than a year since the first director, Jason Schupbach, left to work for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield

    8. Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros speaks to Springfield Public Forum

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 22 2011)

      Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros speaks to Springfield Public Forum Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton and executive chairman of CityView which focuses on urban development and sustainable communities, was the inaugural speaker in the 76th annual Springfield Public Forum. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Baystate Health

    9. Survey: Most Mass. med tech firms added jobs in past 6 months - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Sep 22 2011)

      Survey: Most Mass. med tech firms added jobs in past 6 months - Boston Business Journal “In this year’s survey, we observe a more active approach in the last six months, and more change in the right direction when looking at the second half of the year,” MassMedic President Tom Sommer said in a statement. “This demonstrates the sector’s unrelenting desire to forge ahead and maintain its global standing in the industry even with t... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMedic   Tom Sommer

    10. GOV. MALLOY APPOINTS FOUR TO CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD

      Explore Military & Aerospace Electronics (Sep 22 2011)

      Governor Dannel P. Malloy today appointed four people to the Connecticut Airport Authority and named the board's chair. Appointed board members must have business and management experience and expertise in financial planning, budgeting and assessment, marketing, master planning, aviation, or transportation management. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    11. Report: Mass. transportation system needs $15 billion in repairs

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 22 2011)

      Report: Mass. transportation system needs $15 billion in repairs The state transportation secretary says an MBTA fare increase could be in the works following a report that says Massachusetts' aging highway, bridge, and transit network needs more than $15 billion in repairs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee

    12. Springfield Museums seek volunteer museum educators

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 21 2011)

      Springfield Museums seek volunteer museum educators The Springfield Museums are looking for science lovers and history buffs or anyone interested in volunteering as docents ( volunteer museum educators) to give guided tours of the Science Museum and Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    13. MCAS scores improve in underperforming schools in Springfield, Holyoke

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2011)

      MCAS scores improve in underperforming schools in Springfield, Holyoke Most of the worst performing schools statewide, including eight in Springfield and two in Holyoke, showed improvements in the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Systems exam students took this spring. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    14. Amherst business owners moving ahead to create Business Improvement District downtown

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2011)

      Amherst business owners moving ahead to create Business Improvement District downtown Signatures have been certified by assessors and have been sent to the Town Clerk’s office and a public hearing on the proposal has been scheduled for Oct. 24, said Barry L. Roberts, a developer and improvement district committee member. The Select Board needs to approve the district’s creation. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Springfield jobless rate dips to 11.8%

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2011)

      Springfield jobless rate dips to 11.8% Springfield residents gained 711 jobs, and the unemployment rate dipped to 11.8 percent from 12.4 percent in July. While not a stellar leap, the decrease in joblessness is one of the most significant in recent months, said Rena Kottcamp, research director for the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    16. Massachusetts Department of Public Health re-evaluating decision to close drug-testing lab in Amherst

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2011)

      Massachusetts Department of Public Health re-evaluating decision to close drug-testing lab in Amherst The state Department of Public Health now is tabling a decision to close an Amherst lab that is the only one in Western Massachusetts for testing illegal drugs seized by police. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    17. Massachusetts reports unemployment rates down in all labor market areas; Springfield market shows slight decline

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2011)

      Massachusetts reports unemployment rates down in all labor market areas; Springfield market shows slight decline Over-the-month, trade, transportation and utilities jobs increased in seven of the 12 areas. The August job estimates reflect approximately 6,100 striking workers in the Information sector who were not on company payrolls at the time of this survey. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    18. Faculty, staff at Western Massachusetts colleges pleased by improvement in U.S. News & World Report rankings

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2011)

      Faculty, staff at Western Massachusetts colleges pleased by improvement in U.S. News & World Report rankings Faculty and staff from institutions of higher education in the Pioneer Valley said they were pleased to see improved regional rankings, as decided by the U.S. News & World Report's 2012 “Best Colleges” edition. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   Westfield State University   Springfield

    19. New Cyber Security Center launches to help halt hackers

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 20 2011)

      New Cyber Security Center launches to help halt hackers Touted as a first of its kind collaborative effort that brings together stakeholders in cyber security from the government, industry and academia, the ACSC is also hosted at the five universities that make up the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center – MIT, Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Northeast Utilities

    20. New Orleans-based consulting firm Concordia picked to help with Springfield's tornado recovery

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 19 2011)

      New Orleans-based consulting firm Concordia picked to help with Springfield's tornado recovery Concordia, LLC, a New Orleans-based firm with experience in disaster-relief efforts in Haiti, Japan as well as the United States, was hired to develop a tornado recover master plan DevelopSpringfield Inc., a non-profit group leading the local recovery effort. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Westfield

    21. New blowmolded rain-spout extensions keep water flowing | PlasticsToday.com

      Explore PlasticsToday.com (Sep 19 2011)

      "Our company has perfected the blowmolding of very technical, long parts on its modified twin-sided shuttle blowmolders," said Meredith-Springfield's President and CEO Mel O'Leary. "Part length for continuous extrusion blowmolding is normally limited to around 20 inches, but with Meredith-Springfield's proprietary processes and equipment, par... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    22. Springfield's Scibelli Enterprise Center hosts more business

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 18 2011)

      Springfield's Scibelli Enterprise Center hosts more business Tenants can be a part of the center’s business incubator which includes help from a team of business mentors, or they can chose not to be part of the incubator. But the center is also home to agencies such as the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network and the New England Business Associates Business Consulting Center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield Armory

    23. Springfield officials and neighborhood activists praise $3 million Main Street reconstruction project in North End

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 17 2011)

      Springfield officials and neighborhood activists praise $3 million Main Street reconstruction project in North End Local and state officials and neighborhood activists on Friday praised an ongoing $3 million Main Street road and sidewalk reconstruction project in the city's North End. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    24. MassMutual marketing executive John Chandler wins 2011 Boston Business Journal's award

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 17 2011)

      MassMutual marketing executive John Chandler wins 2011 Boston Business Journal's award For his role in diversifying and expanding marketing at MassMutual Financial Group, Chandler is this year’s BBJ CMO of the Year for financial/insurance category. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   The Republican

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