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    1. Check It Out

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 27 2011)

      Check It Out The Expo will feature breakfast and lunch programs, with speakers coordinated by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield. More than 160 exhibitors are expected, representing every sector of the economy, from health care to technology to hospitality. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Comcast   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    2. Greener Pastures

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 27 2011)

      Greener Pastures John Majercak wants to lead by example. And when EcoBuilding Bargains — formerly the ReStore — opens its vastly expanded retail center in Springfield later this fall, he’ll have the ideal showcase to demonstrate how homeowners and contractors can make profitable use of recycled materials and save money through energy efficiency. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield   Northampton

    3. Mass. invites cleantech fund requests - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Sep 27 2011)

      “The proof of concept funds offered through MassCEC’s Catalyst program really help researchers at Massachusetts universities and research institutes move their technologies from the lab bench towards commercial products,” said MTTC Director Abi Barrow in a press release. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Clean Energy Center

    4. Editorial: Community invited to Rebuilding Fair

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2011)

      Editorial: Community invited to Rebuilding Fair Last week, in an important step along that road, DevelopSpringfield, the nonprofit group leading the local rebuilding efforts, announced it has hired New Orleans consulting firm Concordia LLC to develop a master plan for the tornado-ravaged region. The firm played a key role in rebuilding Louisiana city after Hurricane Katrina. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual   Westfield State University   Springfield

    5. Legislators tour two Springfield public housing complexes slated for $10 million renovation project

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2011)

      Legislators tour two Springfield public housing complexes slated for $10 million renovation project State senators and the executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority said Friday that renovations totaling $10 million at two public housing complexes are providing long-needed improvements to the benefit of the city and the tenants. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    6. The Republican wins 4 New England Associated Press awards

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2011)

      The Republican wins 4 New England Associated Press awards “We were pleased to see the great work of sports columnist Ron Chimelis, staff artist Bob Rich and page designer Patty Thompson recognized, “ said Wayne E. Phaneuf, executive editor of The Republican. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    7. Obama Administration Awards Nearly $500 Million in First Round of Grants to Community Colleges for Job Training and Workforce Development

      Explore U.S. Department of Education (Sep 26 2011)

      "Making it possible for unemployed Americans to return to work is a top priority of President Obama's. This initiative is about providing access to training that leads to real jobs," said Secretary Solis. "These federal grants will enable community colleges, employers and other partners to prepare job candidates, through innovative programs, for new careers in high-wage, high-skills fields, including advanced manufacturing, transportation, health care and STEM occupations." (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Cyalume Technologies to Exhibit at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition

      Explore MarketWatch.com (Sep 26 2011)

      Cyalume Technologies, Inc. /quotes/zigman/251739 CYLU +2.64% , the world leader in chemiluminescent technology, announced today that it will showcase its suite of chemical light products at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Exposition in Washington, DC, October 10-12, 2011. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts distributes grants to four counties

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 24 2011)

      Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts distributes grants to four counties Square One in Springfield, for the “Putnam Program” ($5,000). This collaboration between Square One, Springfield Public Schools, the Regional Employment Board, American International College and Springfield Partnership for Community Action prepares low-income Putnam Vocational Technical High School students for careers in the early education and care field. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Palmer   Springfield

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. 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

    22. 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

    23. 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

    24. 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

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