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    1. Cisco buying BNI Video for $99M

      Explore masshightech.com (Oct 20 2011)

      Cisco Systems Inc. will pay $99 million to acquire BNI Video, a venture-backed video software company in Boxborough, according to a release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   Holyoke

    2. Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com

      Explore Home - BostonHerald.com (Oct 19 2011)

      Start-up advances to money round - BostonHerald.com “Our key thing is getting public support of this product, but it also would help us move forward with our clinical development and the insurance reimbursement pathway,” founder and CEO Brian Mullen said. “It would help us to reach out to doctors and other caregivers of kids with autism and bring them into the process with us.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Therapeutic Systems

    3. Amherst Town Manager John Musante expected back to work soon

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 19 2011)

      Town Manager John P. Musante is expected to return to work on a part-time basis, as he eases back into his work schedule following a serious head injury in September. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Amherst

    4. “Partnering and R&D with Department of Defense Laboratories”

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 19 2011)

      On  October 28th, the Economic Development Council of Western Mass. will host Captain Paul Stewart, Commanding Officer of the Naval Research Laboratory, head quartered in Washington, DC.  Capt Stewart will provide small businesses, academics and industry the opportunity to connect and collaborate into the Department of Defense Laboratory system.    (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    5. Editorial: 'TWO' is better than one for workforce training

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      Editorial: 'TWO' is better than one for workforce training Need to train your employees on an updated version of Microsoft Excel? STCC can help. Need to training an existing sales force? HCC can help. And they’ll custom design the programs to fit the needs of employers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    6. Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2011)

      Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com He said it’s not just the product on sale that is the consumer’s focus, but the result. That idea places importance on the staff’s ability to help people use a product like paint and the availability of all the stuff that might go with it, like the right brushes, masking tape and filler to take care of those pesky pinholes in the walls. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    7. Westfield State University prepares for $103 million in construction and renovation projects

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2011)

      Westfield State University prepares for $103 million in construction and renovation projects Westfield State University officials spent two years developing a new Master Plan designed to bring updated and new campus housing and academic facilities to the Western Avenue campus. . (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Westfield

    8. Sales of single family homes rise in Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2011)

      There were 335 homes sold in September 2011, according to statistics released Monday by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley compared to 321 homes sold a year ago. The median price of those homes remained constant at $190,000. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   The Republican

    9. Massachusetts Port Authority donates hundreds of windows, doors to tornado victims

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2011)

      Massachusetts Port Authority donates hundreds of windows, doors to tornado victims U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, praised Massport for its “community spirit and expression of good will” in helping the area in its devastation. The donated inventory was 80 percent federally funded. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Massport   Springfield

    10. Holyoke $168 million high performance computing center taking shape at the canals | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2011)

      Holyoke $168 million high performance computing center taking shape at the canals | masslive.com HOLYOKE – Foundations for the buildings of the $168 million high performance computing center have been dug on Bigelow Street at the first-level canal, officials said. “They’re pouring concrete as fast as they can,” John T. Goodhue, executive director of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, said last week. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke

    11. Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Communtiy College join forces for worker training | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2011)

      Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Communtiy College join forces for worker training | masslive.com SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College have combined their corporate training programs in the hopes that more companies use them to build a better work force. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    12. Deal should advance Holyoke green computing center - Boston Business Journal

      Explore bizjournals (Oct 17 2011)

      Attorney General Martha Coakley’s offce said Friday that it reached a deal with developers that should advance construction of a computing center in Holyoke, Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Holyoke

    13. Voices of the Valley: Chris Hoch, owner, National Fiber | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 16 2011)

      Voices of the Valley: Chris Hoch, owner, National Fiber | masslive.com There are certainly larger cellulose plants, but no plant has better equipment. We have our own tractors and drivers and we make almost all our deliveries ourselves. That is important because we are able to be where we want to be, exactly when the customer wants it. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    14. Carolyn 'Biddy' Martin inaugurated as first female president of Amherst College

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 16 2011)

      Carolyn 'Biddy' Martin inaugurated as first female president of Amherst College Carolyn Arthur “Biddy” Martin has been president of Amherst College for 56 days, but she was finally inaugurated Sunday as the 19th person and first female to hold the position. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Smith College   Amherst College   Carol T. Christ

    15. Holyoke, old mill town, hosts Idea Mill, featuring robot-maker and other innovators

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      Holyoke, old mill town, hosts Idea Mill, featuring robot-maker and other innovators iRobot founder Colin Angle said that Friday’s Idea Mill conference here that featured entrepreneurs discussing how they have innovated is the right recipe for Holyoke to breed more entrepreneurship. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Holyoke   The Republican

    16. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 14 2011)

      Profiles in Business “I can literally say that I started from scratch, and with the help of my wife, my brother, my sisters, and my parents, plus hard work and perseverance, our company is growing and prospering,” the typed speech reads. Don D’Amour noted that he and his cousin, company President Charles D’Amour, will be called upon for remarks at the 75th gala, and that, while he hadn’t yet finalized his remarks, he was quite certain that they would strike a very similar theme, although the second generation certainly didn’t start from scratch, a point he emphasized many times. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    17. Investment News

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

      Investment News  On Friday, October 7, 2011, officials from Gulfstream Aerospace, a division of General Dynamics, announced that they have chosen Barnes Municipal Airport in Westfield as the new site for a $23 million maintenance facility for their new ultra long-range G650 corporate jet. The new facility will employ 100 people, in addition to the 130 people already employed by Gulfstream in Westfield. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik hailed the announcement. Knapik added that “this is just the beginning” as the City plans to develop an aviation business park adjacent to the airport. Gulfstream President for Product Support ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   General Dynamics   Westfield

    18. EDC Assesses Regional Competitiveness

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

        The EDC commissioned CWS Consulting Group to assess ten regional industry sectors for growth and investment potential. CWS used the western Mass section of a 2008 statewide study by Moran Stahl & Boyer commissioned by the Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development (“MassEcon”) as its starting point and assessed changes and opportunities that have arisen since then. This study achieved two objectives for us. It addressed our competitiveness against a regional peer group and it helped us improve our understanding of the internal workings of the sectors as part of our Homefield Advantage program. The study identified regional competitive advantages in the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Homefield Advantage

    19. Do You Have What Mestek Wants?

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 14 2011)

      Do You Have What Mestek Wants? The EDC is pleased to join with Associated Industries of Massachusetts (“AIM”) and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development to promote our second Buy Mass Day in western Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Massachusetts Office of Business Development   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   Westfield

    20. Amherst eyes BID proposal

      Explore GazetteNET (Oct 14 2011)

      If the Select Board votes in favor, organizers will then file papers to create a nonprofit organization and establish a board of directors that would manage the fees that are levied on properties within the district. The BID would become operational within six to eight months, said Ann Burke, vice president of the Western Massachusetts Development Office. All property owners will be notified by certified mail and will have 30 days to back out. Burke estimates that the BID should collect between $400,000 and $450,000 in cash and in-kind services annually. Fees would be based on property values ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    21. Springfield Falcons to salute Calder Cup champions

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      Springfield Falcons to salute Calder Cup champions In a ceremony before Springfield’s home opener against Providence at the MassMutual Center, Roberts will be at center ice with seven of his former players – Rob DiMaio, Michel Picard, Mike Walsh, Brian Chapman, Shawn Evans, Scott Daniels and Chris Pryor. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    22. MassMutual Retirement Services' Participant Website Named "Outstanding Website" by the Web Marketing Association

      Explore Fixed Mobile Convergence (Oct 13 2011)

      Together, Acsys and MassMutual created a more visually engaging, brand-enhancing online experience consistent with MassMutual's level of service excellence. In addition to the ability to fully manage their retirement plan accounts online, the website provides analysis tools, 'what if' scenarios, and access to retirement resources to help participants stay on target. Other highlights of the website include links to free online seminars, best-selling author Farnoosh Torabi's tips on finance, and many more retirement resources and tools. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    23. Springfield Falcons offer a new look on the ice and in the front office

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      Springfield Falcons offer a new look on the ice and in the front office The Springfield Falcons are beginning another season, but this season they're doing it with new ownership and a new outlook on the future. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    24. Editorial: New UMass president Robert Caret setting right tone

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 12 2011)

      Editorial: New UMass president Robert Caret setting right tone Caret visited Springfield, Holyoke and Amherst on Tuesday, Day 2 of a four-day listening tour that will take him across the Bay State, courtesy of a Peter Pan bus. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health

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