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    1. Editorial: As national economy limps along, the Bay State's economy is running just fine

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      We’re not entirely sure why Massachusetts is enjoying a recovery that most expected would be firmly in place by now around most of the country. Perhaps it’s the Bay State’s powerful arsenal of growth companies, combined with a very large and stable university and medical community, along with a construction industry finally coming out of its doldrums. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    2. Class in Student Leadership in Asset Management program get hard life lesson in unpredictable stock market

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2011)

      Class in Student Leadership in Asset Management program get hard life lesson in unpredictable stock market The Student Leadership and Asset Management program brought together 21 local students, some are college students and some are at the Springfield High School for Science and Technology. David J. Callahan, chairman and CEO of Palmer Paving, founded the program with a $150,000 donation to provide summer jobs for area youth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   American International College   Palmer   Western New England University

    3. Officials cut ribbon on $500,000 renovation of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2011)

      Officials cut ribbon on $500,000 renovation of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center Dr. Elizabeth Boyle, the clinic’s medical director, said that patients and staff are excited to see the expanded space intended to foster improved access, direct patient care and high quality services. The renovations took place in a section of the building that was previously used for office space. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Baystate Health   Springfield

    4. FEMA extends tornado-relief application deadline for Hampden and Worcester counties until Aug. 23

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2011)

      FEMA extends tornado-relief application deadline for Hampden and Worcester counties until Aug. 23 The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that it has extended the deadline to register for disaster assistance to Aug. 22 for individuals and business owners in Hampden and Worcester counties who suffered losses caused by the June 1 tornado. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   The Republican

    5. Amherst to proceed with Gateway project even without UMass land transfer

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 12 2011)

      Amherst to proceed with Gateway project even without UMass land transfer The University of Massachusetts will not be recommending that a parcel of land once seen as a catalyst to development of the Gateway Project but will continue to participate in the project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   The Republican

    6. FEMA officials remind area residents deadline for applying for tornado relief is rapidly approaching

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 11 2011)

      FEMA officials remind area residents deadline for applying for tornado relief is rapidly approaching Residents and business owners in Western and central Massachusetts have until Monday to file for aid following the June 1 tornado that caused millions in damage during its 39-mile race from Westfield to Charlton. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    7. Tina D'Agostino tapped to head Springfield's CityStage and Symphony Hall

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 11 2011)

      Tina D'Agostino tapped to head Springfield's CityStage and Symphony Hall Tina M. D’Agostino, general manager of CityStage and Symphony Hall, will serve as the organization’s interim president. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    8. NU to advise industry on self-healing technologies

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 11 2011)

      The entire conference is a way for the industry to discuss the upcoming switch to smart grid, which uses new technology to let customers better understand their energy usage and lets utilities better provide energy to those customers. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northeast Utilities

    9. Business confidence up a bit in July, but mood is darkening

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 11 2011)

      Business confidence up a bit in July, but mood is darkening Employers in Massachusetts gained a little more confidence in the state’s economy last month, according to a survey taken before an unprecedented downgrade in the nation’s credit rating caused stock markets to plunge. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   The Republican

    10. Closure order issued for Westfield District Court, 11 other courthouses

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 10 2011)

      Closure order issued for Westfield District Court, 11 other courthouses According to the report, the operations of Westfield District would be consolidated into district courts in Chicopee, Holyoke and in Great Barrington. The 26 employees at Westfield District would be assigned to different courts. Westfield District serves nine cities and towns including Agawam and Westfield. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke   Westfield

    11. Malloy elicits ideas for CT's airports | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 10 2011)

      Gov. Dannel Malloy officially created the Connecticut Airport Authority on Wednesday to oversee Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks and immediately held court with several businesses on how they could capitalize on the new organization. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Dannel Malloy

    12. U.S. Trust's Take on Recent Market Conditions

      Explore From the EDC (Aug 10 2011)

      EDC Director Chris Borowiec offered this short analysis of the recent twists and turns in the equity markets to the EDC to share with our readers: From U.S. Trust: We remain bullish on equities despite the significant pullback over the past few weeks.  While the risk of another recession can’t be ignored, we still believe that the more likely scenario is that the U.S. economy continues to grow at a subdued pace.  Corporate profits have been very strong in the second quarter, with over 70% of the companies exceeding our expectations.  Our year end price target for ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    13. Berkshire Mountain Distillers is slowly becomming a major player in the Spirit World

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 10 2011)

      Berkshire Mountain Distillers is slowly becomming a major player in the Spirit World Chris Weld, owner and operator of Berkshire Mountain Distillers listed off the ingredients in his award winning Ethereal Gin, "Juniper, coriander, angelica, orris, orange, cinnamon, licorice, lemon pepper, elderberry, spearmint, nutmeg, rose hips, cardamom, all spice, clove and ginger." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican

    14. Versatile Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes four very different inductees

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 9 2011)

      Versatile Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes four very different inductees Reece “Goose” Tatum, Morice “Tex” Winter, Tom “Satch” Sanders and Arvydas Sabonis will be enshrined Friday at Symphony Hall as part of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   The Republican

    15. Union calls on Baystate Health to reconsider layoffs

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 9 2011)

      Union calls on Baystate Health to reconsider layoffs “Massachusetts has expanded and enhanced healthcare for our residents which we applaud – but the Commonwealth is not paying for these commitments,” Mark R. Tolosky, president and CEO of Baystate Health, said in the statement. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Greenfield

    16. Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable to hold hearings on updates to cable and telephone regulations

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 9 2011)

      Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable to hold hearings on updates to cable and telephone regulations The consumer protection rules govern everything from what must be included in an itemized phone bill, the procedure for shutting off phone and cable service for nonpayment of bills, advertising and point-of-sale procedures and privacy protections. Geoffrey G. Why, commissioner of the state Department of Telecommunications and Cable, said they haven’t been updated in 34 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   The Republican

    17. Ground-breaking step at business park

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Aug 9 2011)

      Ground-breaking step at business park Western Massachusetts Electric Co. was the first to use space at the William Stanley Business Park when it built its solar-panel project last year, but the MountainOne Financial Center will be the first building erected at the commercial complex 13 years after it was conceived. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Western Massachusetts Electric Company

    18. Covidien kicks off PAD studies in Europe

      Explore masshightech.com (Aug 8 2011)

      Covidien said its Definitive AR anti-restenosis study is enrolling patients at Imelda Hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium. Definitive AR is a pilot study designed to address restenosis, which is the narrowing of a blood vessel in patients with PAD, and will look at the impact of treating a diseased vessel with plaque excision prior to the use of a drug-coated balloon. The study will focus on whether removing calcified plaque will enhance the absorption of drugs delivered by a drug-coated balloon. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Covidien

    19. Conducting Properties in Bacterial Nanowires Discovered

      Explore Newswise (Aug 7 2011)

      Lead microbiologist Derek Lovley with physicists Mark Tuominen, Nikhil Malvankar and colleagues, say networks of bacterial filaments, known as microbial nanowires because they conduct electrons along their length, can move charges as efficiently as synthetic organic metallic nanostructures, and they do it over remarkable distances, thousands of times the bacterium’s length. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    20. Arcor Laser Services moving from Windsor to new headquarters in Suffield

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2011)

      Arcor, which does laser welding for companies such as Pratt & Whitney, has located its production, administrative offices, shipping and receiving, and warehouse functions in the new 12,000-square-foot facility, which is roughly double the size of its former leased quarters at 427 Hayden Station Road, Windsor, company President Gary Francoeur said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    21. Grainger Foundation donates $50,000 to American Red Cross Pioneer Valley

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2011)

      Grainger Foundation donates $50,000 to American Red Cross Pioneer Valley This donation was recommended by John Duffy, branch manager of W.W. Grainger’s Springfield location. Grainger has been a part of the Western Massachusetts business community for more than 30 years as the leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance, repair and operating products. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    22. Executive Valet Parking breaks ground on $4 million facility to serve travelers at Bradley International Airport

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2011)

      Executive Valet Parking breaks ground on $4 million facility to serve travelers at Bradley International Airport The new $4 million facility will include nearly 1,200 parking spaces on 18 acres that’s located two-tenths of a mile from the existing facility. The current facility will be closed when the new one is complete. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   The Republican

    23. Curry Honda launches $4.5 million expanision of auto dealership on Memorial Drive in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 6 2011)

      Curry Honda launches $4.5 million expanision of auto dealership on Memorial Drive in Chicopee Curry Honda broke ground on Thursday for a $4.5 million project to expand its current facility on Memorial Drive. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Michael D. Bissonnette   Chicopee   The Republican

    24. Bradley recovering passengers in 2011 | Hartford Business

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Aug 5 2011)

      Coupling the late 2010 boost with the first six months of 2011, Bradley Airport had 12 straight months of increasing passenger counts ending in June. From July 2010 to June 2011, the airport had a 9 percent increase in passengers, rising to 5.6 million compared to the 5.2 million passengers from July 2009 to June 2010. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Southwest Airlines

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