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    1. Conference Gives Young Entrepreneurs Resources, Inspiration

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 18 2016)

      Conference Gives Young Entrepreneurs Resources, Inspiration

      As the founder of FEAT Socks, Parker Burr sells hundreds of thousands of socks worldwide, and expects to top $2 million in sales next year. But one of his fondest memories is selling his cozy footwear, one pair at a time, from behind a table at an Amherst bus stop.  “The key is to go out and sell something,” he told an audience of young entrepreneurs this month at the 12th annual Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Entrepreneurship Conference. “Everyone wants to know how to get from zero to a hundred million dollars. But don’t be afraid of humble beginnings, because ...

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      Mentions:   American International College   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College

    2. MassDevelopment bonds $10M for Five Colleges library annex in Hatfield

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      MassDevelopment bonds $10M for Five Colleges library annex in Hatfield

      MassDevelopment has issued $10.08 million in tax-exempt bonds to finance the new $12 million Five Colleges Inc. library annex now under construction. The facility, set to open in 2017, is on about 12 acres on North Maple Street. Citizens Funding Corp. purchased the bond, MassDevelopment said Thursday. Five Colleges Inc. will use the bond proceeds to build, furnish and equip the 34,664-square-foot library annex. The facility will house as many as 2.5 million printed materials for which there is no longer space at Five College member schools, according to a news release. The Five Colleges are: Amherst ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassDevelopment   Smith College

    3. Massachusetts up 61K jobs on the year, unemployment lowest in 15 years

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      Massachusetts up 61K jobs on the year, unemployment lowest in 15 years

      Job gains occurred in the Professional, Scientific and Business Services, Manufacturing, and Other Services sectors, according to the state. Local jobless rates for October won't be available for a few weeks. But in September, the unemployment rate in the city of Springfield fell to 6.3 percent, the lowest level in nearly a decade, according to the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Springfield's unemployment rate was last this low in December of 2007, nearly nine years ago and prior to the Great Recession. Nationally, the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in October. Unemployment rates ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    4. Women's Fund CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Roman to participate in New England policy conference

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      Women's Fund CEO Elizabeth Barajas-Roman to participate in New England policy conference

      Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, chief executive officer of the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts, is among the participants in the New England Women's Policy Conference Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Campus Center ballroom at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Mary Frances Berry (pdf), who chaired the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1993 to 2004, is keynote speaker. Berry, who holds both a doctorate in history and a law degree, had previously been a member of the commission and successfully sued in federal court the Reagan administration's efforts to remove her ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts

    5. Tessa Murphy-Romboletti Named New SPARK Program Manager

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      Tessa Murphy-Romboletti Named New SPARK Program Manager

      effrey Sullivan, chairman of the Greater Holyoke Chamber Centennial Foundation, announced that Tessa Murphy-Romboletti was chosen to lead the Foundation’s entrepreneurship program, known as SPARK. She was chosen by a committee made up of Holyoke’s entrepreneurial ecosystem partners, including Hilda Roque of Nuestra Raices, Maria Pagan of the Holyoke Public Library, Harry Montalvo of Easthampton Savings Bank, Jeffrey Hayden of Holyoke Community College, board chairman Jeffrey Sullivan, and Kathleen Anderson, president of the Chamber Foundation. “As the new SPARK program manager, Ms. Murphy-Romboletti will oversee the Co-starter Launch Class, develop programming for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    6. Springfield's Caring Health Center teams up with Health Connector to reach uninsured

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      Springfield's Caring Health Center teams up with Health Connector to reach uninsured

      Semprit, along with fellow staff member Maria Sanchez, is featured in a series of ads created by Archipelago Strategies Group for the Massachusetts Health Connector, which helps state residents navigate the very complicated world of health insurance. "After doing multiple focus groups at the YMCA in Springfield and several in Chelsea, we had a better understanding of what the message is that people want to receive, and overwhelmingly they want to know where to go to get insurance and how to do it," said Josiane Martinez, CEO of Archipelago.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    7. How can at-risk youth find jobs? Gateway Cities Summit's 'Justice Reinvestment' panel offers ideas

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      How can at-risk youth find jobs? Gateway Cities Summit's 'Justice Reinvestment' panel offers ideas

      Leaders from around Western Massachusetts gathered Tuesday at the 2016 Gateway Cities Innovation Awards and Summit at the MassMutual Center to discuss workforce development programs that could help youth overcome barriers to employment. The event was hosted by the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC). This year's "Justice Reinvestment" panel discussion brought employers and city leaders together as representatives from UTEC of Lowell and CareerPoint of Holyoke presented the work their organizations do to help give at-risk young people a chance.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Holyoke

    8. WGBY/57 general manager Rus Peotter retiring at year's end

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      WGBY/57 general manager Rus Peotter retiring at year's end

      Rus Peotter will end his 15-year run as general manager of public television's WGBY-TV, Channel 57, at the end of next month. As WGBY's general manager, Peotter, 62, has overseen the creation of locally produced programs, including the PBS station's flagship series "Connecting Point" and the bilingual Latino series "Presencia."  He also launched the production of "Making It Here," "As Schools Match Wits," "Together in Song" and the annual Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade, as well as the Latino Youth Media Institute and the Telling Our Legacies Digitally workshop.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. STCC to expand EMT training program

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      STCC to expand EMT training program

      Students at Springfield Technical Community College with interest in pursuing careers as EMTs or in other emergency response fields will be able to gain college credits next year. By fall 2017, STCC will be expanding its basic EMT program from a noncredit certificate program to offer students an opportunity to earn seven general elective credits. The credit-course option for the program will count towards an associate's degree in fire protection or safety technology.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   West Springfield   Springfield

    10. TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

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      TechSpring Succeeds in Connecting Technology with Healthcare

      When TechSpring opened two years ago in downtown Springfield, its leaders knew they were flying blind, at least at first. That’s how uncharted this territory was. But the concept — connecting technology companies, large and small, with the region’s largest health system to solve pressing problems — proved a compelling one, and today, TechSpring has numerous success stories to tell. It’s a conversation, they say, that needs to continue.  Eric Harry says genomics is one of those “sexy” areas of healthcare, and scientists are certainly engaged in exciting work to learn how genes influence disease.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health

    11. Suit Up Springfield to host 'Bowties & Beer' event at Nadim's on Thursday, Nov. 17 | masslive.com

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      Suit Up Springfield to host 'Bowties & Beer' event at Nadim's on Thursday, Nov. 17 | masslive.com

      White Lion Brewing Company and the Young Professionals Society of Greater Springfield are teaming up to host and celebrate Suit Up Springfield's second anniversary with a 'Bowties and Beers' fundraiser.  The networking event will be held at Nadim's Mediterranean Restaurant & Grill on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Suit Up Springfield, founded by Justin Roberts, promotes self-sustainability to men seeking employment by offering interview attire and professional mentorship.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Irish delegation visits Springfield on economic development mission

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      Irish delegation visits Springfield on economic development mission

      The gathering at the TechSpring conference room at 1350 Main St. was part of an initiative to forge partnerships between companies and organizations in Western Massachusetts and an investment hub known as Ireland Northwest. "The main purpose is to introduce the traveling businesses with us from Ireland Northwest to organizations or companies that they will build relationships and begin to trade with here in the wider Springfield area," said Seamus Neely, chief executive of the Donegal County Council.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    13. Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

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      Here's what the new Orange Line cars being built in Springfield look like

      The MBTA on Monday released images of the new Orange Line cars, set to be manufactured in Springfield by the CRRC MA Corporation. CRRC MA Corp., a Chinese-owned rail company, has a contract to make 284 rail cars: 152 for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. State and company officials broke ground on the subway car factory in September 2015.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees

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      Federal Grant Will Help STCC Students Achieve STEM Degrees

      Arlene Rodriguez says people who apply for a grant of any type need to have a compelling story about why the money is important. The vice president of Academic Affairs at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) knows developing the story is something that takes time, energy, dedication, and great attention to detail, which are all elements that were incorporated into a recent grant application the college submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. The year of work that went into its preparation was well worth it, however, as the story met with unparallelled success: STCC was recently awarded one ...

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      Mentions:   Raytheon   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    15. Bay Path and Its President Take a Lead Role in Homeland Security

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      Bay Path and Its President Take a Lead Role in Homeland Security

      At first, Carol Leary thought the e-mail she received in September was spam, and was wondering why it didn’t go into that particular folder. It was from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), she said, and was essentially an inquiry, with the sender alerting Leary, the long-time president of Bay Path University in Longmeadow, that she had been nominated for a position on the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council, or HSAAC, and asking if she was interested in learning more and possibly serving. This was an acronym that Leary admits she had never heard of — “I didn’t know ...

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary

    16. MSBDC’s Samalid Hogan Wants to Cement Relationships

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      MSBDC’s Samalid Hogan Wants to Cement Relationships

      Samalid Hogan takes the reins at the Mass. Small Business Development Center at a time when entrepreneurial energy is high in the region, fueled by the growth of programs aiming to help fledgling ventures succeed. It’s an energy that excites and inspires her in this latest challenge in an intriguing, wide-ranging career. Whenever someone suggests that Samalid Hogan has big shoes to fill — and that’s a common occurrence, to say the least — she’s ready with a witty response.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    17. Berkshire Bank Foundation Supports Community Development Corp. - BusinessWest

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      Berkshire Bank Foundation Supports Community Development Corp. - BusinessWest

      The Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a $10,000 donation to the Community Development Corp. (CDC) of South Berkshire in support of the nonprofit’s work in providing affordable housing at 100 Bridge St., Great Barrington. The grant will support the construction of 45 new, safe, highly energy-efficient apartments in the center of town for generations to come, enabling residents to walk to work, shopping, and the adjoining 1.5 acres of public park along the Housatonic River.

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    18. Seen@ Indian Orchard Mills in Springfield's Fall Open Studios Art Show

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      Seen@ Indian Orchard Mills in Springfield's Fall Open Studios Art Show

      More than 50 artists showed off their work to visitors and shoppers at the annual Fall Open Studios Art Show & Sale at the Indian Orchard Mills on Saturday. The exhibit gallery, reception, art show and sale was expected to draw 700 to 800 lovers of art as well as those wanting to get an early start on their holiday shopping. The twice-yearly event at Springfield's largest art colony was an opportunity for people to see the work and the artists up close. Among the works on display were oil, watercolor and acrylic painting; photography; printmaking; wood work; stone; sculpture ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    19. Health care waiver means $28.05M for Baystate, stability for local hospitals

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      Health care waiver means $28.05M for Baystate, stability for local hospitals

      A Medicaid waiver announced last week means increased funding to local hospitals, including $28.05 million over five years in long-sought "safety net" money for Baystate Medical Center. That's money the hospital administration felt was wrongly withheld in the past. The waiver, a $52.4 billion deal between the hospitals, the state and the federal government, has three distinct funding streams: the Health Safety Net, funding for new accountable care organizations meant to improve health and save money, and improved Medicaid reimbursement rates, according to hospital executives in the Pioneer Valley.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    20. Springfield Regional Chamber Speed Networking Returns Nov. 29

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      Springfield Regional Chamber Speed Networking Returns Nov. 29

      The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its ever-popular Speed Networking event on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Colony Club, 1500 Main St., Springfield. The event provides attendees with a quick and entertaining opportunity to introduce themselves and pitch their company to the other attendees. The core concept to speed networking is the ‘elevator speech,’ a short summary of an individual, business, organization, product, or service — a summary that a person could deliver in the time span of a short elevator ride. Attendees will be divided into two groups, seated across from each other ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Country Bank Expands Its Presence in More Ways Than One - BusinessWest

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      Country Bank Expands Its Presence in More Ways Than One - BusinessWest

      Country Bank’s sheer scope in Eastern and Central Mass. — it now boasts 15 branches, almost $1.4 billion in assets, and a loan portfolio approaching $1 billion — positions it among the larger banks in its footprint. But even during a time of financial growth, President Paul Scully is equally committed to growing the bank’s community ties, through an ever-evolving series of initiatives that engage employees, customers, and area residents alike. After all, a bank’s success, he believes, shouldn’t be reflected simply on the bottom line.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Paul Scully   Country Bank

    22. Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 10 2016)

      Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street

      The Springfield Business Improvement District & the Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the Pre and Post game Tailgate

      This Pre and Post game programming will run from November 11th through December 16th and is scheduled in conjunction with all Thunderbirds Friday evening home games, November 11th, November 25, December 2nd and December 16th.  We will be programming The Marketplace located in the rear at 1341 Main street and will be offering a myriad of holiday cheer, including light fare and beverages provided by The Student Prince, Hot cocoa, cookies and other sweet treats from TLS ...

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District

    23. OMG RhinoBond System Leaving Tracks in Europe

      Explore BusinessWest (Nov 9 2016)

      OMG RhinoBond System Leaving Tracks in Europe

      OMG’s RhinoBond System, the leading induction-based technology for installing single-ply roofing systems, has left marks across Europe with more than 125 completed projects and many more in the pipeline. Collectively, these projects represent more than 300,000 square meters (3.2 million square feet) of single-ply roofing. “In last two years, the RhinoBond System has really started to take off across Europe, as more roofing contractors have seen the simplicity, labor savings, and superior roof-performance benefits that the system can offer,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for OMG Roofing Products. “We have completed projects across Europe, and ...

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    24. Greater Holyoke Chamber to Network for a Cause Nov. 16

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      Greater Holyoke Chamber to Network for a Cause Nov. 16

      The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking event on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Homewood Suites by Hilton on 375 Whitney Ave. in Holyoke. The Holyoke Chamber is hosting a shoe drive at the event to provide Dress for Success Western Massachusetts clients with gently used or new shoes. Handbags, jewelry, and scarves to accessorize interview suits and dresses are also welcome. Donations will help empower area women and inspire them to take charge of their lives. Bring your business cards, bring your gently worn shoes (secured by a rubber band ...

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      Mentions:   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Holyoke

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