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    1. ACCGS April Business@Breakfast to Feature Mayors’ Forum

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      ACCGS April Business@Breakfast to Feature Mayors’ Forum

      The Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield (ACCGS) April Business@Breakfast will feature a Mayors’ Forum as the highlight of the event on Wednesday, April 1 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Delaney House, 3 Country Club Road, Holyoke, sponsored by United Personnel Services.  Dave Madsen, managing editor and primary anchor for abc40, will moderate an informal discussion with West Springfield Mayor Edward Sullivan, Westfield Mayor Daniel Knapik, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The discussion will provide attendees with an inside look at the personal and professional lives of these elected officials.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   United Personnel Services

    2. Community Spotlight: Chicopee

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      Community Spotlight: Chicopee

      Mayor Richard Kos is taking a multi-pronged approach to economic development in Chicopee.  Rather than focusing strictly on new initiatives, he and other city officials are taking steps to preserve and repair existing infrastructure, while preparing for the future.  “Balance is important. People like to see things that are different, but we also have to take care of what we have,” said Kos, citing a wide variety of projects that will help revitalize the downtown area, promote pride in home ownership, and pave the way for ambitious undertakings on sites once used for military housing, as well as the former ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Chicopee

    3. Unemployment: State jobless rate drops to 5.3 percent, lowest since May 2008 | masslive

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      Unemployment: State jobless rate drops to 5.3 percent, lowest since May 2008 | masslive

      In January the labor force increased by 4,800 from 3.6 million in December; 14,600 more residents were employed and 9,700 fewer residents were unemployed over the month. The labor force was 64,900 above the December 2014 estimate.  Local city-by-city jobless numbers will not be available until later this week. But in December, the most recent figures available, Springfield's unemployment fell seven-tenths of a percentage point, to 8 percent.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    4. Soon-to-be new owner of Amherst Brewing Co. to discuss management plan with Amherst ZBA

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      Soon-to-be new owner of Amherst Brewing Co. to discuss management plan with Amherst ZBA

      With plans now underway to buy the Amherst Brewing Company moving forward, Harold Tramazzo will be presenting his management plan to the Zoning Board of Appeals March 19. The special permit issued to the brewery in 2011 requires that a new owner present a management plan to the board "to determine whether any changes are substantial enough to require a new special permit."

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    5. Holyoke CareerPoint sets business lunch on youth summer jobs program

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      Holyoke CareerPoint sets business lunch on youth summer jobs program

      The CareerPoint job center will hold a lunch Friday (March 13) to tell business owners about its "YouthWorks" summer jobs program. The event will be from 11 a.m,. to 1 p.m. at the Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut St., said a press release that came from the office of Mayor Alex B. Morse. The name of Yolanda Ruiz, CareerPoint business account manager, was on the press release.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    6. Sound Business Practices

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      Sound Business Practices

      Stanley Kowalski III says filters will soon become obsolete.  “They will never be needed in anything again — during manufacturing, in automobiles, airplanes, furnaces, faucets — anything you can possibly think of,” Kowalski, chairman of the board at Wilbraham-based FloDesign Inc., told BusinessWest, adding that he and his team at FloDesign Sonics, a spinoff venture, are developing technology that will use sound waves for that work.

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      Mentions:   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    7. DevelopSpringfield honors Partners in Progress at 4th Celebrate Springfield Dinner | masslive

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      DevelopSpringfield honors Partners in Progress at 4th Celebrate Springfield Dinner | masslive

      DevelopSpringfield, the public-private agency dedicated to revitalizing Springfield, expects a capacity crowd of more than 540 revelers at the MassMutual Center on Thursday night when it hosts its 4th annual Celebrate Springfield Dinner.  The dinner, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., will feature DevelopSpringfield's presentation of its annual Partners in Progress Awards. This year's recipients are Jerald Jay Griffin, co-founder of the Stone Soul Festival; Kevin E. Kennedy, chief development officer for the City of Springfield; and Evan Plotkin, President of NAI Plotkin and the owner and manager of several downtown real estate properties.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    8. Gun Valley: New Coltsville National Historic Park in Hartford to partner with Springfield Armory

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      Gun Valley: New Coltsville National Historic Park in Hartford to partner with Springfield Armory

      In March, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that it will cost $9 million to develop the park over five years from 2015 to 2019, with work including restoring and developing sites and completing a management plan. Form there, the Congressional Budget Office estimates less than $1 million a year in operating costs

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield Armory   Springfield

    9. EASTEC Coming to Big E May 12-14

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      EASTEC Coming to Big E May 12-14

      EASTEC is recommended for professionals in industries such as aerospace, defense, medical, automotive, commercial machinery, electronics, fabricating, and plastics. The event is nearly sold out, so SME encourages companies to reserve exhibit space before it’s too late. To learn more about EASTEC, view full conference and exhibit details, or register, visit easteconline.com.

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    10. Petsimpl entrepreneur Dave Waymouth says loyal customers proved key to his crowd-funding success | masslive

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      Petsimpl entrepreneur Dave Waymouth says loyal customers proved key to his crowd-funding success | masslive

      As it turns out, Kurt - one of Waymouth's 'overly vocal' Kickstarter backers with an insatiable appetite for questions - may define true crowd-funding success.  'Really, we all need a Kurt. At the end of the day, he's a loyal customer, and that's exactly what I want,' Waymouth told an audience of over 20 budding entrepreneurs during a February crowd-funding workshop held at Valley Venture Mentors, a nonprofit based in Springfield that provides key support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem through its mentorship and accelerator programs.  Waymouth is the founder of Petsimpl, a company that has created a product called ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Valley Venture Mentors

    11. Western Mass Green Consortium hosts Gren night Wednesday, March 11 | masslive

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      Western Mass Green Consortium hosts Gren night Wednesday, March 11 | masslive

      Geen Night is a project of the Western Mass. Green Consortium (WMGC), a social network dedicated to sharing information about and promoting environmental sustainability, green building, energy efficiency and renewable energy in accessible and fun social events.  In this presentation Paulson helps participants visit the realm where high performance building and sustainable landscape design intersect, to learn about a design methodology that supports best performance of both systems, according to the news release.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    12. Chicopee Westover Building Supply receives recommendation to expand

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      Chicopee Westover Building Supply receives recommendation to expand

      The Planning Board agreed approved a zone change request that will allow Westover Building Supply to expand its business. The approval is the first step in the business owner's plan to build a 50 by 100 square foot storage and four-bay garage facility next to his business on Telegraph Road, said Thomas Murphy, lawyer for Westover Building Supply. The City Council will still have to approve the change of a vacant lot from the current zoning of residential to business. The company owners will also have to go through the site plan review process to receive permits before construction ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    13. Springfield Women's Commission honors Sarah Tsitso, Maria Ligus as 'women of distinction'

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      Springfield Women's Commission honors Sarah Tsitso, Maria Ligus as 'women of distinction'

      The Springfield Women's Commission on Friday announced its annual selections for women of distinction awards, both leaders of prominent nonprofit organizations in the city. The two women selected, who will be formally honored at a brunch reception on May 7, were Maria Ligus, executive director of the New North Citizens Council, and Sarah Tsitso, executive director of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club. They were chosen in conjunction with International Women's Day, March 8.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Argotec to consolidate Easthampton operations in Greenfield | masslive

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      Argotec to consolidate Easthampton operations in Greenfield | masslive

      Argotec LLC of Greenfield is planning to close the Easthampton plant it bought in May 2014 along with the rest of one-time competitor Stevens Urethane and consolidate operations in Greenfield.  Argotec makes plastic film sheets for everything from waterproof clothing to bullet-resistant glass and smartphone screens.  The Easthampton plant will be closed by the middle of this year, a news release issued by Argotec, which has headquarters on Silvio O. Conte Drive, stated. The company also said it plans to offer jobs in its other facilities to a significant proportion of the employees from the former Stevens plant at 412 ...

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      Mentions:   Greenfield   The Republican   Easthampton

    15. Massachusetts Business Confidence Index approaches 10-year-high | masslive

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      Massachusetts Business Confidence Index approaches 10-year-high | masslive

      Massachusetts employers gained confidence in the state's economy in February, pushing the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Business Confidence Index to its highest level since October 2006 and close to a level not reached in a decade.
      The business confidence index gained 1.7 points to 59.8 points. That is up 9.8 points since February 2014. The Business Confidence Index was last at 59.8 points in October 2006 and has not broken 60 points since it was 63.3 points in February 2003.

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts   The Republican

    16. Noble Hospital-Baystate Health proposed affiliation looks to keep Noble operational

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      Noble Hospital-Baystate Health proposed affiliation looks to keep Noble operational

      The proposed affiliation of Noble Hospital with Baystate Health announced Thursday will help the 97-bed community hospital better serve its patients, many of whom are government insured, as well as face the future in a time of health reforms and changing government reimbursements, its top executive said. "We want to be part of their regional system," Ronald P. Bryant, president and chief executive of Noble Health Network, said of the potential affiliation. "This allows us to bring services to our community that, without additional resources, we are not able to do."

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health   Holyoke Medical Center

    17. Hotel-focused tech company Thing5 to cut 100 jobs in Springfield

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      Hotel-focused tech company Thing5 to cut 100 jobs in Springfield

      Thing5, a Springfield-based technology company focused on the hotel industry, will cut 100 jobs in the next couple months. The layoffs are scheduled to occur before May 1 at its Springfield office and that clients shouldn't feel any impact, Thing5 spokeswoman Carol Guerra said. "We have a lot of flexibility in terms of our customer needs," said Guerra. Guerra said the jobs are a combination of part-time and full-time.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. Under construction: Human Resources Unlimited readies $2.6 million center in Springfield | masslive

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      Under construction: Human Resources Unlimited readies $2.6 million center in Springfield | masslive

      Human Resources Unlimited Pyramid Project began in 1982 with three people on the campus of American International College.  Now, the project is readying a $2.6 million, 17,600-square foot building at 60 Brookdale Drive in East Springfield that will serve as a home for the project as well as for HRU's headquarters and for its transportation program.

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      Mentions:   American International College   Springfield   Northampton

    19. Springfield Parking Authority plans $4 million in repairs, improvements to 3 downtown garages

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      Springfield Parking Authority plans $4 million in repairs, improvements to 3 downtown garages

      The Springfield Parking Authority has authorized capital improvements to three downtown garages, totaling approximately $4 million, beginning with the Civic Center Garage this summer. The Civic Center Garage project will proceed first, as the authority's busiest garage and generator of its greatest revenue, along with having more significant need for repairs than other authority garages, said Mary McNally, the authority's executive director.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    20. Holyoke Community College announces hospitality-culinary skills center at Innovation District meeting

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      Holyoke Community College announces hospitality-culinary skills center at Innovation District meeting

      Holyoke Community College will open the Center for Hospitality and Culinary Excellence at a site downtown with plans to teach such skills to 175 students a year beginning in 2016, an official said Wednesday (March 4). The announcement was one of the features at the third annual meeting of the Holyoke Innovation District held at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    21. Agawam releases design concept for Walnut Street Extension revitalization | masslive.com

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      Agawam releases design concept for Walnut Street Extension revitalization | masslive.com

      The town recently released on its website the design concept for a revitalized Walnut Street Extension, a rundown corridor officials hope to turn into a dining and shopping destination.  The concept plan, designed by Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, details project goals and shows what the area might look like after the large-scale makeover. The primary focus of the proposed revitalization would be the portion of Walnut Street Extension from Springfield Street to Ramah Circle North.

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    22. Springfield Central Cultural District Public Art Sponsorship Program aims to brighten downtown: Guest viewpoint

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      Springfield Central Cultural District Public Art Sponsorship Program aims to brighten downtown: Guest viewpoint

      The Springfield Central Cultural District aims to find innovative ways to support cultural institutions and artists and enliven downtown spaces in our city. These goals are represented in a new public art sponsorship program, which pairs pieces of public art in the district with sponsors in order to raise funds to pay the artists an honorarium for their work. The art available for sponsorship is by two artists whose work currently brightens our downtown, sculptor James Kitchen and painter John Simpson. We are lucky to have these two talented artists working with us, and we look forward to welcoming many ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Officials say Interstate 91 Springfield viaduct project will focus on minimizing traffic disruption, parking woes

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      Officials say Interstate 91 Springfield viaduct project will focus on minimizing traffic disruption, parking woes

      Christopher Russell, executive director of Springfield Business Improvement District, said the positive impact of the project for Springfield and the region "far outweighs the short-term inconvenience."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    24. Springfield City Council funds $4 million Environmental Center project at Forest Park, cheered by supporters

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      Springfield City Council funds $4 million Environmental Center project at Forest Park, cheered by supporters

      The City Council voted unanimously to authorize a $4 million project to renovate and expand the Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center at Forest Park, bringing cheers and applause from supporters at City Hall including students, parents, and teachers. Burt Freedman, a long-time teacher in the Environmental Center of Our Schools program at Forest Park, said Monday night's council vote, approving the funds, ensures the long-term future of the highly popular, highly successful program.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

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