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    1. Profesional Women's Chamber to host Dress ofr Succes event July 15

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      Profesional Women's Chamber to host Dress ofr Succes event July 15

      The Professional Women's Chamber of Western Massachusetts is focusing its attention on supporting the under-served women in the community. The first example of this effort is an event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at Lattitude, 1338 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, where members are asked to donate clothing and jewelry to Dress for Success.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    2. After BID dissolution decision, what's next for Westfield?

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      After BID dissolution decision, what's next for Westfield?

      Kevin O’Connor, chair of the BID’s board of directors, said the board wasn’t surprised by the dissolution, though members hoped the vote would go the other way. The board met Wednesday, but it won’t have a clear idea of the exact steps or a dissolution timeframe until after its meeting next week.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Westfield

    3. More Investments in the Future | BusinessWest

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      More Investments in the Future | BusinessWest

      he East Columbus Avenue project is the latest — and probably the last, “at least for now” — for the company in Western Mass., said Balise, noting that every dealership in the regional portfolio has been replaced or substantially renovated over the past eight years, with investments totaling more than $30 million.  The project list includes new facilities for Balise Toyota, Balise Lexus, and Balise Honda, all on Riverdale Street in West Springfield; Balise Chevy Buick GMC on West Columbus Avenue in Springfield; and Balise Ford on Boston Road in Wilbraham. Meanwhile, the Balise Mazda facility, also on Riverdale Street, has been ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Balise Motor Sales

    4. Collins Pipe & Supply Co. recognized by Eastman Chemical in Indian Orchard | masslive

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      Collins Pipe & Supply Co. recognized by Eastman Chemical in Indian Orchard | masslive

      David Lahr, plant manager for Eastman’s Indian Orchard facility, added, “We rely on quality supply chain partners such as Collins to maintain and continually improve our process going forward.”  'Our 25 plus year association with Eastman has challenged us each and every day to become a better company and is an integral part of our success,' said Brian Tuohey, Collins’ president. “Eastman is truly one of the MVPs of our customer base, and we look forward to the improvements that we will make together, to the respective benefit of each of our companies in the years to come.”

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      Mentions:   David W. Lahr

    5. UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center

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      UMass names Springfield native William A. Dávila to lead new UMass Springfield center

      City native William A. Dávila and University of Massachusetts graduate has been named director of operations for the new UMass Center at Tower Square. Dávila was most recently division director of the outpatient services division of the Gandara Center and had been the deputy executive director of the Children’s Study Home, according to a press release.Last November, Gov. Deval L. Patrick, along with University of Massachusetts President Robert L. Caret and others, announced the creation of the satellite center in 26,000 square feet of space at Tower Square. It opened its ground floor “Welcome Center ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    6. Berkshire Bank Provides Grant to MSBDC

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      Berkshire Bank Provides Grant to MSBDC

      Berkshire Bank has announced that its foundation has provided a $1,500 grant to support the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC). The grant funds will go directly to support the MSBDC’s business-advisory services and other programs throughout Western Mass. “Berkshire Bank and its foundation have been long-time supporters of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center,” said Jason Rivera, vice president, Business Banking at Berkshire Bank. “We recognize the vital role the MSBDC plays in assisting small businesses throughout the Commonwealth.”

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      Mentions:   Berkshire Bank   The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center

    7. Holyoke City Council approves sale of former Lynch School to Florida developer for $750,000

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      Holyoke City Council approves sale of former Lynch School to Florida developer for $750,000

      The Holyoke City Council voted 9-6 Tuesday to let Mayor Alex Morse sell the former John J. Lynch Middle School to a Florida developer for $750,000. Frontier Development's proposal, “Holyoke Commons," is for a 25,000 square foot retail complex with three or more tenants at 1575 Northampton St., a site directly off Interstate 91's exit 17. The current school building would be torn down.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Holyoke   Alex Morse

    8. Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to host educators conference

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      Eric Carle Museum in Amherst to host educators conference

      “Teachers get inspired by other teachers,” said Courtney Waring, director of education, at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will present a two-day educators conference covering Multiple Literacies of Young Children on Aug. 2 and 3 in Amherst.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    9. UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

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      UMass President Robert Caret announces arts grants including one for theater project involving Springfield

      President Robert L. Caret has awarded more than $60,000 to two Western Massachusetts projects among the $270,000 in grants from the President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund. The fund supports eight projects overall by UMass faculty members  in the arts, humanities and social sciences at all five campuses aimed to bring new creative resources to Massachusetts communities, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    10. Editorial: Baystate Innovation Center provides key intersection for entrepreneurs, hospital | masslive

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      Editorial: Baystate Innovation Center provides key intersection for entrepreneurs, hospital | masslive

      Still under construction but already operating, the Baystate Innovation Center provides a critical intersection for entrepreneurs who hope to bring their ideas to market in the health care sector.  The center, located at 1350 Main St., Springfield, is a stopping point for small businesses that already have done their initial fund-raising and are at the critical testing and tweaking stage just before launch.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. Editorial: Springfield Tech Foundry to help high school students become innovators

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      Editorial: Springfield Tech Foundry to help high school students become innovators

      The brainchild of Delcie Bean, the Springfield Tech Foundry opened its doors to its first class of high school students Monday with a visit from Gov. Deval Patrick timed to the unpacking of their brand new laptops. Operating from ninth floor space at 1391 Main St., the program will train high school students in the soft and technical skills they need to land entry-level jobs in high technology immediately following their year’s worth of training.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    12. Westfield dissolves Business Improvement District

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      Westfield dissolves Business Improvement District

      The Westfield Business Improvement District will be dissolved as a result of a City Council vote Monday night. The council voted 9-2 to accept the government relations committee's recommendation to dissolve the district, with Councilor James Adams abstaining and Councilor Dave Flaherty absent. The vote stems from a petition which received signatures from 57 percent of property owners within the district. Councilor Ralph Figy said his vote to keep the district was the hardest he has made in his time on the council. He said he could see both sides of the argument, but overall the district did a ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Westfield Business Improvement District

    13. Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech

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      Valley Venture Mentors accelerator to receive $100000 from MassTech

      Valley Venture Mentors received a $100,000  grant Monday from Massachusetts Technology Collaborative toward VVM's planned accelerator, a collaborative work space for young high-tech startup companies in Downtown's Tower Square. Gov. Deval Patrick announced the grant Monday during a visit to what backers are calling the Springfield Innovation District. Other stops included Tech Foundry, a computer science program for high school students, located nearby at 1391 Main St., and a third stop to Baystate Innovation Center, a business incubator program of Baystate Health located in 1350 Main St.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassMutual   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

    14. Barnes Airport hangar project could give Westfield students a pathway to high paying jobs in aircraft industry

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      Barnes Airport hangar project could give Westfield students a pathway to high paying jobs in aircraft industry

      Take a quick glance at the drab hangar at Westfield-Barnes Airport, and you see old, gray siding and a leaky roof. But hidden inside is a potential future for Westfield students. The final product might look like this: Westfield Vocational High School students work through a fast-track program in airplane maintenance and manufacturing at the airport. They move directly into an expanded air-related program at Westfield State University, and also feed into local companies hungry for talented, well-trained plane workers. Companies lend support to the program and the graduated students support the companies, creating a self-sustaining system of local, high-paying ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield

    15. Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program

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      Springfield Technical and Holyoke community colleges launch accelerated manufacturing careers program

      A new accelerated manufacturing careers program provided by Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College’s Training and Workforce Options (TWO) program is under way. The goal of the program is to help fill a void in the region’s manufacturing training needs. The program, which will operate at no cost to students or businesses to participate, was created out of a need expressed by regional employers who noted there was a lack of qualified candidates applying for open positions at their companies. The first training to be offered is a manufacturing production technician program, a 10-week certified program ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   MassMutual   Springfield Technical Community College

    16. Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry

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      Gov. Deval Patrick plans Springfield visit to sign bill, make affordable housing announcement, tour Tech Foundry

      Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to take part in a tour at Tech Foundry in the downtown, and make an announcement regarding affordable housing in the South End during separate appearances in Springfield on Monday.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Springfield

    17. Springfield's $2.1 million Allen Street-Sumner Avenue project expected to improve traffic safety in East Forest Park

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      Springfield's $2.1 million Allen Street-Sumner Avenue project expected to improve traffic safety in East Forest Park

      A $2.1 million reconstruction project at the intersection of Allen Street, Sumner Avenue and side streets kicks off next week, aimed at significantly improving traffic flow and safety. The federally funded project in the East Forest Park neighborhood, authorized and monitored by the state Department of Transportation, is slated to begin Monday, and should be completed by mid-July 2015, city officials said Thursday.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    18. Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment

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      Meredith-Springfield Associates of Ludlow lightens Mrs. Dash bottles with plans to make more packaging cheaper and better for the environment

      Plastics company Meredith-Springfield Associates is helping the environment and saving money for the makers of Mrs. Dash seasonings by manufacturing  Mrs. Dash  bottles with less plastic and the same strength. Now, 60-employee Meredith-Springfield is marketing the same concept to other manufacturers, companies that loath to mess with packaging familiar to customers even if that packaging is costing them to much money in materials and freight, said President and Chief Executive Officer Mel O'Leary Jr.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    19. Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive

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      Hampden Bank names Robert A. Massey COO and Tara G. Corthell CFO | masslive

       Hampden Bank has promoted Robert A. Massey to chief operations officer and Tara G. Corthell as chief financial officer and treasurer of the company and the Bank effective Tuesday, Massey and Corthell have served in numerous leadership roles with the bank.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   West Springfield

    20. Bay Path Is Now Officially a University

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      Bay Path Is Now Officially a University

      Bay Path faculty, staff, and students celebrated July 1 as the official first day as a university — and the first women’s university in the Commonwealth. Before a crowd of more than 250 members from the Bay Path community, President Carol Leary said, “we are enthusiastic about becoming Bay Path University, as it more appropriately reflects the complexity, drive, and bold dreams of this institution. Our three campuses have been expanded by a location in downtown Springfield, bringing us back to our roots, that boasts the first online college in the country exclusively for women. Soon, we will have a ...

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      Mentions:   Carol A. Leary

    21. Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline

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      Holyoke farmers' market to get visit from bicyclists highlighting concerns about proposed expansion into Franklin County of Tennessee Gas Pipeline

      Six members of the Climate Summer 2014 Team Western Mass. have been bicycling across the state and will be at the farmers' market here Thursday (July 3) to highlight concerns about the proposed expansion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline. The expansion of the pipeline in the Northeastern United States is believed to include a route through Franklin County, though a company spokesman said routes haven't been finalized and the company is committed to public safety and protection of the environment. Tennessee Gas Pipeline is part of the Kinder-Morgan company of Houston, Texas.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Greenfield

    22. Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

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      Springfield's Union Station chugging along toward projected July 2016 opening date

      Wearing hardhats, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, led a tour of city and state officials through the cavernous old building to show its transformation into a transportation hub. “Work is going on internally,” Sarno said, standing in the old baggage building as a jackhammer rattled behind him. “You don’t see it from the outside – the progress is internal.” In the most recent steps toward the projected July 2016 opening date, the Holyoke-based building contractor Daniel O’Connell’s Sons demolished the parking garage at 30 Frank B. Murray Street and is preparing ...

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    23. Transit Transformation | BusinessWest

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      Transit Transformation | BusinessWest

      Timothy Brennan calls the return of passenger rail service to the Pioneer Valley a “new frontier.”  That’s a phrase that has been used in other cities across the nation where revitalization has occurred as a result of the introduction or expansion of commuter rail service, which caters to the growing demand among young people and Baby Boomers for housing in downtowns complete with shops, restaurants, entertainment, and a good transportation system. And Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, believes it applies here.  Next year, after more than a decade of planning and infrastructure work, Amtrak’s ...

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      Mentions:   Timothy W. Brennan

    24. Westfield Bank to move commercial lending team to Springfield | masslive

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      Westfield Bank to move commercial lending team to Springfield | masslive

      Westfield Bank is preparing to make a move into Springfield at the end of the summer — a change the company says will improve commercial lending opportunities.  Westfield Bank will move its middle market and commercial real estate lending team to a new office on the 23rd floor of Tower Square in downtown Springfield. However, Westfield will not be left behind: The bank’s headquarters will stay in town.  “We’re just growing,” said Marketing Manager Cathy Jocelyn. “So our main office here is quite full.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Westfield Bank

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