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    1. Hampden Bank, dissident shareholders in proxy fight; investors demand sale or merger to boost profits

      Hampden Bank, dissident shareholders in proxy fight; investors demand sale or merger to boost profits

      Hampden Bank, founded here in 1852 and headquartered downtown on Harrison Avenue, faces a proxy fight from shareholders based in Texas who want seats on the board and for the bank to seriously explore selling out or merging with another bank to increase earnings. "Getting a return for investors, that's what being a public company is about," Johnny Guerry of Clover Partners LLC in Dallas said in a phone interview last week. "It's not about selling stock and bringing in all this money so you can pay your executives."

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    2. Massachusetts community bankers say things going well, but state legal reforms needed

      Massachusetts community bankers say things going well, but state legal reforms needed

      Local banks have grown through the recession and local bankers are seeing a recovery, even if it is s a slow recovery. But to keep the good news coming, they say they need state lawmakers to pass legislation streamlining regulations and encouraging them to keep up with technology. The banks also are asking that state regulations also be brought into line with federal rules that got tougher in the wake of the financial crisis.

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    3. Massachusetts community hospitals eligible for grants as part of state health care reform

      Massachusetts community hospitals eligible for grants as part of state health care reform

      The state Health Policy Commission has announced the availability of $10 million in funding for certain Massachusetts community hospitals. Beginning today, eligible institutions from across the state can apply for up to $500,000 from the first phase of the Health Policy Commission investment program – Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation, or CHART – focused on enhancing community hospitals’ delivery of efficient, effective health care.

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    4. Massachusetts doubles cash incentives for hiring veterans and long-term unemployed

      Massachusetts doubles cash incentives for hiring veterans and long-term unemployed

      The state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans, regardless of length of unemployment. Eligible employers may now apply for grants of $5,000 for each new hire who meets the Hiring Incentive Training Grant program requirements. Employers may receive up to $75,000 each calendar year, according to a news release.

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    5. Westfield Chamber, Training and Workforce Options join to host manufacturing training summit at Savage Arms

      Westfield Chamber, Training and Workforce Options join to host manufacturing training summit at Savage Arms

      According to the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, the Pioneer Valley boasts approximately 293 manufacturers who employ roughly 7,850 workers. Manufacturing is the fourth-largest industry sector in the Commonwealth, with more than 299,000 employees, and ranks second in the Pioneer Valley. The summit also will address such issues as current and future business challenges, specific industry workforce needs, projected changes in the local economy and the workforce, resources available to improve workers’ skills and development, and ways in which Holyoke Community College and Springfield Technical Community College and manufacturers can develop meaningful partnerships to effectively address the ...

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    6. $15 million expansion plan at Sister Caritas Cancer Center in Springfield touted for added patient care and convenience

      $15 million expansion plan at Sister Caritas Cancer Center in Springfield touted for added patient care and convenience

      Sisters of Providence Health System administrators said Friday that plans for a $15 million expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center will provide more comprehensive care and convenience for patients. The cancer center “has done a great job of taking care of many patients for many years,” said Daniel P. Moen, the health system’s president and chief executive officer. “We are certainly excited about the expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center,” Moen said. “This expansion is going to let us take care of more patients in comprehensive ways.”

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    7. Affiliated Chambers of Greater Springfield honors Super 60 companies

      Affiliated Chambers of Greater Springfield honors Super 60 companies

      On Friday, the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield honored Simple Diaper & Linen along with partner/co-workers Gregory and Montagna as rising stars during the chamber's annual Super 60 bushiness recognition luncheon. The lunch drew 515 attendees to Chez Josef in Agawam.The Super 60 program, now in its 24th year, honors 60 local companies, 30 for revenue growth and 30 for total revenue. Exact figures are never released, but the top three in each category are named. This year, Springfield College, Noonan Energy in Springfield and Whalley Computer Associates in Southwick were the top three companies in ...

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    8. STCC Celebrates Expansion of Mechanical Engineering Tech. Building

      STCC Celebrates Expansion of Mechanical Engineering Tech. Building

      Some big things are happening in the technology program at Springfield Technical Community College. STCC is expanding its mechanical engineering technology building and that means more good paying jobs in the precision manufacturing field. Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki joined local officials in cutting the ribbon for the expansion of the mechanical engineering technology, or MET, program at STCC.

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    9. Live Well Springfield announces expanded educational effort to promote healthy eating, exercise

      Live Well Springfield announces expanded educational effort to promote healthy eating, exercise

      Live Well Springfield, in conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and several community organizations, is promoting the “Eat Smart, Stay Fit” initiative. The commission and organizations received a two-year, $2 million community transformation grant a year ago from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to assist with the effort.

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    10. Patrick Administration Increases Hiring Incentives

      Patrick Administration Increases Hiring Incentives

      Building off record investments made by the Patrick Administration in Veterans Services, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) today announced it has more than doubled cash grants available to employers hiring Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for 6 months or more, or Massachusetts veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Increased grant funding is available through the state’s Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG), a program of the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund.

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    11. Springfield developers prepare to build new homes on Central Street corridor in Maple High-Six Corners

      Springfield developers prepare to build new homes on Central Street corridor in Maple High-Six Corners

      Under the program, each developer that qualified could receive up to $600,000 in federal HOME funds to assist with the development. City officials said the federal aid helps make the development possible in distressed neighborhoods, and helps make home ownership affordable.  In addition, any excess profit, beyond the development budgets and administrative fees, can be reclaimed by the city for other federally assisted housing projects, officials said.
      The city received separate bids of $20,000 each from the other developers, Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity and Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services.

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    12. Women Business Owners Gather in South Hadley

      Women Business Owners Gather in South Hadley

      Dianne Fuller Doherty, Regional Director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center, explains, “We’re really focusing on how marketing is going mobile. More than 60 percent of web searches are done on smartphones. That is a fast change even from five years ago. For us to keep up, even a little a head of the curve, we are listening to these very smart, confident women tell us how to evolve with technology.”

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    13. Manhan River bridge in Easthampton slated to reopen Thursday, five weeks ahead of schedule

      Manhan River bridge in Easthampton slated to reopen Thursday, five weeks ahead of schedule

      Transportation Administrator Frank DePaola will visit the bridge on Monday at 10 a.m. to see the finished work and learn about the remaining items to be completed, according to the release. The $3.74 million bridge was built with precast concrete deck bulb T-beams, a process that reduces the amount of time required. This is the first such construction used in Western Massachusetts. The beams are built and cured off site.

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    14. Connecting Points | BusinessWest

      Connecting Points | BusinessWest

      As she gave BusinessWest a tour of the 24,000-square-foot MicroTek plant on Justin Drive, Paradis stopped at a number of the workstations where she learned this business and its specific products more than 25 years ago.  She explained the processes involved with specific parts, offered high praise for the workforce, and ended with some pointed commentary.  “This is a good example of how manufacturing is still a big part of our economy in Western Mass.,” she said. “People say this sector is in decline, and maybe it’s not what it once was, but what we’re doing here ...

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    15. The Super 60 | BusinessWest

      The Super 60 | BusinessWest

      Jeffrey Ciuffreda says there are a number of encouraging signs to take from this year’s roster of Super 60 companies — the 24th compilation of the region’s top-performing businesses.  For starters, there are the numbers — for both revenue and revenue growth — posted by the winners, said Ciuffreda, president of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, which has presented the program since 1990. He noted that companies in the first category averaged more than $35 million last year and combined for more than $1 billion. Meanwhile, one-third of the companies in the revenue-growth category averaged in excess of ...

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    16. Groundbreaking for $20 million Palmer Motor Sports Park held in Palmer | masslive.com

      Groundbreaking for $20 million Palmer Motor Sports Park held in Palmer | masslive.com

      “This is a huge deal for Palmer – for economic development,” town councilor Paul Burns said during the groundbreaking ceremony.  Town Manager Charles Blanchard also spoke, wishing Ferguson and his business partner, lawyer Jonathan Fryer, success.  In an interview Fryer said membership costs and the price to use the track have not been finalized.

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    17. WMECO kicks off work on Springfield solar power project

      WMECO kicks off work on Springfield solar power project

      Western Massachusetts Electric Co. plans to start work soon on a 3.9-megawatt solar power project atop a former landfill at 282 Cottage St. in East Springfield.  When completed, the project will replace WMECO's Indian Orchard solar project at the former Chapman Valve site, 225 Goodwin St., as the state's largest solar project built atop what had been a post-industrial brownfield, said Craig Hallstrom, president of both WMECO and its sister utility, NSTAR Electric.

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    18. Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

      Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

      “Big Y has long been dedicated to the education of the children in the communities we serve,” said Michele D’Amour, education partnership administrator. “The Education Express Program enables us to harness the power of our community and our shoppers to provide our local schools with the tools necessary to help educate tomorrow’s leaders.”

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    19. Hasbro among big gainers as S&P 500 ekes out a small advance to set a new record

      Hasbro among big gainers as S&P 500 ekes out a small advance to set a new record

      Toymaker Hasbro and the V.F. Corporation, which owns clothing brands including Wrangler and The North Face, were among the biggest gainers in the S&P 500 after reporting earnings that beat analysts' expectations. McDonalds dipped after reporting disappointing revenue. The S&P 500 closed up a fraction of a point at 1,744.66, an all-time high, its third consecutive record close. Stocks climbed last week after Washington reached a deal to end a 16-day government shutdown and avert a default on the nation's debt.  The index is up 22 percent so far this year, putting it on ...

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    20. Mohegan Sun impact report: Palmer casino would lessen unemployment, benefit housing sales, and have minimal impact on roads

      Mohegan Sun impact report: Palmer casino would lessen unemployment, benefit housing sales, and have minimal impact on roads

      Mohegan Sun Massachusetts on Monday released a report stating that a proposed $1 billion casino would have a minimal environmental and traffic impact on Palmer and surrounding communities and a positive effect on employment and housing sales. The 36-page document, titled “Report of Impacts on Nearby Communities,” was prepared for the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority by consultants Beals and Thomas, of Southborough

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    21. MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development

      MA Representatives Tour Pittsfield Discussing Development

      The Massachusetts Gateway Cities Legislative Caucus made a number of stops in Pittsfield with a host of city leaders. The first was the Colonial Theater on North Street in the heart of the city’s downtown. Caucus Chair State Senator Benjamin Downing, a Democrat from Pittsfield, says he remembers walking down the city’s streets as a kid and not even knowing the theater was there. In 2006, the Colonial completed a $21 million renovation that included a makeover of the original theater and incorporating the former Berkshire Auto Company. State Representative Stephen DiNatale, a Democrat from Fitchburg, took note ...

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    22. Creative Economy Masters Go Dutch!

      Creative Economy Masters Go Dutch!

      n partnership with the Economic Development Council, the Ad Club is proud to welcome Katja Berkhout, area director of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) Boston; Ron Boyle, senior manager with USA/EMEA desk and Creative Industries, and a specialist in fashion and design; and Jane van Kampen-Zoutendijk, also a senior manager with USA/EMEA desk and Creative Industries, and a senior advisor of foreign investments.

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