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    1. Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 27 2011)

      Solar facility proposed for formerly contaminated Chapman Valve complex in Springfield The project, to be called S.S. Goodwin Street, and formally 225 Goodwin St., will generate enough electricity to power 350 to 400 homes, according to Carl J. Frattini, the electric company’s director of business development. He addressed about 20 residents who had gathered at the American Legion Hall on Oak Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    2. Holyoke breaks ground on new $8.1 million senior center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 27 2011)

      Holyoke breaks ground on new $8.1 million senior center A ceremonial ground-breaking Wednesday previewed the construction that is scheduled to begin in late May on a new, $8.1 million senior center. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   Westfield   The Republican

    3. OriginLab to Release Origin 8.5.1 and OriginPro 8.5.1

      Explore InfoTech Spotlight (Apr 27 2011)

      We have two offices in Massachusetts: our corporate headquarters, located in Northampton and our development office, located in Wellesley Hills. OriginLab also has a subsidiary in Guangzhou China to offer support during business hours in Europe and Asia. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton

    4. Westfield's legislative delegation seks to restore Western Massachusetts Hospital funding

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 27 2011)

      Westfield's legislative delegation seks to restore Western Massachusetts Hospital funding “Representatives from throughout Western Massachusetts provided the means to gain full support in the House on Tuesday to restore half of the cut,” Humason said. “We are looking to Sen. Knapik and the Senate to be a little more successful,” he said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield   The Republican

    5. Local business leaders head to Boston

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Apr 27 2011)

      Senator Gale Candaras hosted the Springfield, Holyoke and Chicopee Chambers of Commerce Wednesday to give a voice to the business interests of western Massachusetts. "We want to hear from them, what we can do to help them as businesses grow and prosper." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Holyoke

    6. Mass. House votes to repeal pharma gift ban

      Explore bizjournals (Apr 27 2011)

      The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to overturn the 2008 gift ban that regulates interactions between doctors and medical device and pharmaceutical companies. (Read Full Article)

    7. 30 New England IT degree programs

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 27 2011)

      Industry demands for a technically trained workforce are causing information technology programs at higher education institutions to grow in popularity, outpacing other academic programs, according to Catherine Kendrick, director of corporate and distance market development at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Interest in master’s degree programs for IT has also increased as the pipeline of IT undergraduate students has grown, she said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    8. Holyoke Planning Board approves site plan for $168 million computing center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 26 2011)

      Holyoke Planning Board approves site plan for $168 million computing center The Planning Board Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve the site plan for the $168 million high performance computing center to be built overlooking the first-level canal on Bigelow Street. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke   The Republican

    9. Amherst seeks public input on Gateway corridor project connecting downtown to UMass

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 26 2011)

      Amherst seeks public input on Gateway corridor project connecting downtown to UMass The town and the University of Massachusetts plan to develop an 1,800-foot stretch of land at North Pleasant Street connecting the northern end of Amherst’s downtown business center with the UMass campus. The idea is to create a mixed use plan that could include businesses and some kind of housing to benefit the town and the university. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    10. Westfield-Barnes Municipal Airport changing name to reflect regional operations

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 26 2011)

      Westfield-Barnes Municipal Airport changing name to reflect regional operations The new name will be Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. The process to change its directory listing in Federal Aviation Administration and other national publications may take as long an 18 months, Airport Manager Brian P. Barnes said Tuesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican   Barnes Municipal Airport

    11. Bay State metros report construction gains

      Explore bizjournals (Apr 26 2011)

      The city of Springfield reported the largest increase in total jobs added, with 700 new positions reported at the end of March. Springfield’s construction employment totaled 8,300 positions as of March 31, compared to 7,600 a year earlier. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. The Class of 2011

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 26 2011)

      The Class of 2011 Like the groups before it, the Class of 2011 is diverse, with each story unique in some ways. Perhaps the most unique is that of a 16-year-old high-school student who became the youngest winner to date through his work in the community, which ranges from tutoring Somali refugees to work on the Web site for Link to Libraries; from involvement with a teen-philanthropy organization to membership in the aptly-named Don’t Just Sit There, a ‘good-works’ group that assists a number of causes. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Western New England University

    13. Internship website aims to keep students in Massachusetts

      Explore masshightech.com (Apr 26 2011)

      The Commonwealth Marketing Office, a partnership of the Massachusetts Department of Business Development, MassEcon, MassDevelopment and the Massachusetts International Trade Council, today launched a website designed to advance the state's effort to keep college students in Massachusetts after graduation from local colleges. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassDevelopment

    14. Amherst Brewing Co. on the move

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2011)

      Amherst Brewing Co. on the move By expanding the brewing operation ABC will also be able to distribute their beer through other select locations. And while Korpita said he will miss being right in the heart of downtown Amherst, he feels the move will benefit customers in the long run. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    15. Pioneer Valley Business etc.: Berkshire bank presents filmmaking award and more

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2011)

      Pioneer Valley Business etc.: Berkshire bank presents filmmaking award and more Berkshire Bank, in collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival, will present the Next Great Filmmaker Award. This award is designed to provide increased exposure and support for short filmmakers and continue to invite the community to voice their opinion through an online voting process. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Palmer   Berkshire Bank

    16. Springfield's Peter Pan and Greyhound starting New York-to-Boston express bus service

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2011)

      Springfield's Peter Pan and Greyhound starting New York-to-Boston express bus service Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound are partnering once again, this time hoping to lure riders with “Greyhound Express” service nonstop from Boston to New York City. (Read Full Article)

    17. Local banks stepping up in business lending according to study

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2011)

      Local banks stepping up in business lending according to study Community banks in Massachusetts lent just more than $10 billion to small businesses in 2010, a figure that had increased steadily from the $6.8 billion lent back in 2004. Community banks increased their volume of lending by $467 million or 5.3 percent in 2008, $622 million or 6.7 percent in 2009, and $120 million or 1.2 percent as September 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank

    18. Westfield's 'Big Dig': Now-$80 million Great River Bridge project adds $500,000 clock tower

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2011)

      Westfield's 'Big Dig': Now-$80 million Great River Bridge project adds $500,000 clock tower Installation of the clock was completed 10 days ago on the south side of the Great River Bridge project. Officials defend the project as a reinvention of the heart of this city. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield   The Republican

    19. Holyoke computing center partner Cisco Systems declares commitment regardless of problems

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 23 2011)

      Holyoke computing center partner Cisco Systems declares commitment regardless of problems “Cisco is fully committed to the Green High Performance Computing Center initiative in Holyoke. We are very excited about the project’s recent and upcoming milestones and we look forward to continued collaboration with all of the project’s partners to ensure its ultimate success,” Power wrote. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    20. Holyoke planners to begin reviewing 90,000-square-foot plan for the high performance computing center

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 23 2011)

      Holyoke planners to begin reviewing 90,000-square-foot plan for the high performance computing center The Planning Board will begin reviewing the building plan for the $168 million high performance computing center at a public hearing Tuesday. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke   The Republican

    21. Westfield's Noble Hospital announces layoffs, cuts in hours

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2011)

      Westfield's Noble Hospital announces layoffs, cuts in hours Noble Hospital will make a reduction in forces affecting 25 full-time employees whose jobs will either be eliminated or reduced to part-time status, Ronald Bryant, the facility’s president and chief executive officer has announced (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Westfield

    22. Controlling Business Risks and Costs in Product Distribution Program

      Explore From the EDC (Apr 22 2011)

      Many companies distribute products in the United States and abroad through distributors, sales representatives, warehousing, fulfillment and other arrangements. (Read Full Article)

    23. Treasurer Steven Grossman slots $100 million for Massachusetts community banks to lend to small businesses

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 22 2011)

      Treasurer Steven Grossman slots $100 million for Massachusetts community banks to lend to small businesses State Treasurer Steven Grossman hopes to have at least $100 million in state in the hands of community bankers around the state and available for small business lending by Memorial Day. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Chicopee

    24. Covidien beats Street, stock up

      Explore bizjournals (Apr 22 2011)

      Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) stock is up almost 2 percent, after the life sciences company reported that sales grew by 10 percent during the most recent quarter, over the year-ago period. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covidien

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