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    1. MassDevelopment provides $10 million New Markets Tax Credit and $15 million tax-exempt bond for Holyoke Medical Center expansion | masslive.com

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      MassDevelopment provides $10 million New Markets Tax Credit and $15 million tax-exempt bond for Holyoke Medical Center expansion | masslive.com

      MassDevelopment has provided a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit allocation and $15 million tax-exempt bond as part of a financing package for Holyoke Medical Center.  The acute-care community hospital will use the financing to build a two-story addition that will house an emergency department on the first floor; and a weight and health-management clinic, sleep-care center, and specialty outpatient services on the second floor.  Holyoke Medical Center expects to serve about 2,500 patients in the weight and health clinic, and about 1,000 patients in the sleep center; and to boost outpatient visits by 12,500 thanks to ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Holyoke Medical Center   Holyoke

    2. As Springfield's Union Station renovation progresses, Pioneer Valley cities, towns call for more train service | masslive.com

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      As Springfield's Union Station renovation progresses, Pioneer Valley cities, towns call for more train service | masslive.com

      Christopher J. Moskal, executive director of the Springfield Redevelopment Authority which owns the depot, said planners expect it to draw 5 million rail and bus passengers a year in its first year of operation, a number that could swell to 8 million or more with more service.  Union Station will offer both intercity buses run by PVTA and intercity bus service by Peter Pan Bus Lines and others, Moskal said.
      Timothy W. Brennan, executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, said state and federal governments spent $125 million purchasing and upgrading the 'Knowledge Corridor' rail line along the Connecticut ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield   Northampton

    3. Henry M. Thomas III of Springfield named vice chairman of UMass Building Authority | masslive.com

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      Henry M. Thomas III of Springfield named vice chairman of UMass Building Authority | masslive.com

      University of Massachusetts Trustee Henry M. Thomas III has been elected vice chairman of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority.  Thomas, who has been a member, was voted to the position at the UMBA Board meeting on Dec. 15, 2015, according to a press release.  Thomas had been chairman of the Board of Trustees, and resigned last year after Charlie Baker became governor.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    4. Mass Clean Energy Center OKs Solarize Mass applicationfor Shelburne, Colrain, Conway . | masslive.com

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      Mass Clean Energy Center OKs Solarize Mass applicationfor Shelburne, Colrain, Conway . | masslive.com

      A partnership between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and local communities, Solarize Mass helps residents save as much as 20 percent on solar pricing compared to the statewide average. Through a competitive bidding process, communities select designated Solarize Mass installers that feature the most attractive pricing, outreach and community education packages.  Plainfield, Ashfield and Buckland have signed contracts for 116 solar electric systems under Solarize Mass.

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      Mentions:   Clean Energy Center

    5. Gunmaker Smith & Wesson looks to diversify from boom-bust gun market | masslive.com

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      Gunmaker Smith & Wesson looks to diversify from boom-bust gun market | masslive.com

      The parent company of Savage Arms in Westfield, known as Vista Outdoors, might be an acquisition target of Smith & Wesson, according to speculation in a story published by The Wall Street Journal.  Buying Vista would bring Smith & Wesson a lot more than Savage. Vista is the largest manufacturer of ammunition by sales with brands like Federal Premium, Stinger and Estate Cartridge. It also now owns Jimmy Stykes paddleboards, CamleBack hydration backpacks and Champion-brand clay pigeons and other targets.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Westfield

    6. U.S. News Ranks Isenberg’s Online MBA Program 12th Nationally

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      U.S. News Ranks Isenberg’s Online MBA Program 12th Nationally

      The Isenberg School of Management’s online MBA program at UMass Amherst ranks among the best online MBA programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online MBA Programs.” The Isenberg MBA is ranked 12th out of 221 institutions ranked by the publication. “We continue to lead the pack in an increasingly competitive online educational landscape,” said Mark Fuller, dean of the Isenberg School. “This confirms what thousands of Isenberg students and alumni have known for over a decade: Isenberg’s online program goes beyond case studies and textbooks to drive students to real success ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    7. Western New England College of Business students partner with White Lion Brewing Co. | masslive.com

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      Western New England College of Business students partner with White Lion Brewing Co. | masslive.com

      Western New England University College of Business students recently collaborated with White Lion Brewing Co. to create an in-depth market research report to help the company expand its reach outside of the Pioneer Valley.  White Lion Brewing, the first craft brewery in the City of Springfield, recently cracked the Valley Beer Hunter's 'Must Try Craft Beers' list, according to a news release from Western New England.  The university students began their research in the spring semester 2015 culminating in their final report in December 2015.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield

    8. Springfield College Students Win Hoophall Classic Leadership Award

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      Springfield College Students Win Hoophall Classic Leadership Award

      Springfield College and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame presented the fourth annual Hoophall Classic Leadership Award to Springfield College sport management students Brooke Fairman and Gregory Weigert.  Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper and Hall President and CEO John Doleva made the formal presentation during the 2016 Spalding Hoophall Classic at Blake Arena. Both Fairman and Weigert were key contributors during the 2016 Spalding Hoophall Classic, the leading high-school basketball tournament in the country, showcasing the nation’s top recruits. As part of their responsibilities, Fairman and Weigert helped lead more than 75 student event-staff workers and more than ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    9. United Way of Pioneer Valley Women’s Leadership Council to Meet

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      United Way of Pioneer Valley Women’s Leadership Council to Meet

      The United Way of Pioneer Valley Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) will hold its Membership Meeting and New Year’s Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. at the UMass Center in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    10. Pipeline foes question need as Berkshire Gas seeks more capacity from Northeast Energy Direct | masslive.com

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      Pipeline foes question need as Berkshire Gas seeks more capacity from Northeast Energy Direct | masslive.com

      The 415-mile Kinder Morgan pipeline would have two sections — a 'supply path' from Pennsylvania to Wright, New York, and a 'market path' through Massachusetts and New Hampshire that would hook up to lines connecting Maine and Atlantic Canada. Berkshire, Columbia Gas and National Grid last September won state authorization to pull gas from the line's proposed 'market path.'

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    11. Texas Roadhouse set to open in Hadley next month; looking to hire 200 | masslive.com

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      Texas Roadhouse set to open in Hadley next month; looking to hire 200 | masslive.com

      The restaurant, located on Route 9 near Lowe's and across from the Hadley Garden Center, will open Feb. 29 at 4 p.m. The company is in the process of hiring and Doster said they will employ about 200.  He said 60 percent will be part-time and 40 percent full-time.

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    12. Macy's departure from Eastfield Mall seen as opportunity for 'something innovative' | masslive.com

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      Macy's departure from Eastfield Mall seen as opportunity for 'something innovative' | masslive.com

      Macy's currently owns the retail space where it is located, as well as parking at the mall, a setup similar to what JCPenney had. The Eastfield Mall owners are looking to purchase the property as they did with JCPenney, Sweeney said.  'We are looking at it as an opportunity. Macy's leaving is not a new thing in the retail sector. We saw Steiger's and Forbes & Wallace go, and Filene's become Macy's,' she said. 'In 1971 my mother was pregnant with me working at Forbes & Wallace, and the mall is still standing 48 years later.'  Sweeney ...

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      Mentions:   Eastfield Mall

    13. Jobs Will Be Top Local Story for 2016

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      Jobs Will Be Top Local Story for 2016

      The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be working with the EDC of Western Massachusetts and the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County, along with our community colleges and others, to help ensure that we not only have a trained workforce ready to fill these positions, but that we have enough of those trained in the workforce to fill them and other positions that might be vacated by those moving from existing employers.

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      Mentions:   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    14. Baystate Noble to open primary care and express care facility in Feeding Hills | masslive.com

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      Baystate Noble to open primary care and express care facility in Feeding Hills | masslive.com

      The Noble Express Care – Feeding Hills facility will join the established Noble Express Care – Westfield location, which opened in 2013. Hours for Noble Express Care – Feeding Hills will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    15. Community Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program of Springfield and Holyoke graduates 13 into construction trades | masslive.com

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      Community Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program of Springfield and Holyoke graduates 13 into construction trades | masslive.com

      The Community Works Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program graduated Cordero and 12 others in late December at ceremonies at Holyoke Heritage State Park.  The pre-apprentiship program serves the people of Springfield and Holyoke by bringing no-traditional workers -- that is women and minorities -- into the union construction trades.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    16. Baystate Health shakeup pegs Michael Moran as interim president of Wing, Mary Lane hospitals | masslive.com

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      Baystate Health shakeup pegs Michael Moran as interim president of Wing, Mary Lane hospitals | masslive.com

      Baystate Health on Wednesday announced changes to its leadership structure in its eastern region that impact Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, and Baystate Mary Lane Hospital in Ware  Michael F. Moran will become the interim president and chief administrative officer for the Baystate Health Eastern Region, starting on Jan. 29.  The 14-year veteran of the organization currently is Baystate Health's Vice President for Clinical, Facilities and Guest Services.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health

    17. Glenn Welch Takes the Reins at Freedom Credit Union

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      Glenn Welch Takes the Reins at Freedom Credit Union

      Glenn Welch’s move from Berkshire Bank to Freedom Credit Union wasn’t very far geographically — just a half-mile north on Main Street in Springfield — and, to hear him tell it, perhaps even less of a move culture-wise.  “One of the things I heard before coming here — from at least four people who used to work at Hampden Bank was that Freedom reminded them very much of Hampden with its community orientation,” said Welch, a 17-year veteran of Springfield-based Hampden Bank and its president from 2013 until its acquisition by Berkshire Bank last year.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Western New England University   Berkshire Bank

    18. Springfield, Holyoke have highest commercial property-tax rates in Massachusetts; Longmeadow has heftiest residential rate | masslive.com

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      Springfield, Holyoke have highest commercial property-tax rates in Massachusetts; Longmeadow has heftiest residential rate | masslive.com

      The state Department of Revenue released this week newly approved property-tax rates for 341 of the commonwealth's 351 municipalities. A Boston Business Journal database shows that Longmeadow holds the heftiest residential property-tax rate in the state.  Holyoke, meanwhile, has the highest commercial property rate, the database shows -- a fact that has business owners and managers urging officials to cut taxes, according to the Republican.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    19. Ware officials to discuss concerns about uncertain future of Baystate Mary Lane hospital | masslive.com

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      Ware officials to discuss concerns about uncertain future of Baystate Mary Lane hospital | masslive.com

      Baystate Health plans to turn Baystate Mary Lane Hospital into a regional center for outpatient services. It is also proposing to integrate the facility into a single-license regional hospital network with Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, with that facility becoming the regional center for inpatient services.  'Reflecting the concerns of the regional hospital community, the Ware Selectmen have proposed a regional meeting to discuss impacts on the region's residents and to consider strategies to respond to the regulatory license amendment process,' Ware Town Manager Stuart Beckley wrote. Ware selectmen have said changes proposed at Mary Lane are a bad ...

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Baystate Health

    20. Springfield Regional Chamber Breakfast to Feature Speed Networking

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      Springfield Regional Chamber Breakfast to Feature Speed Networking

      SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its monthly Business@Breakfast with a speed-networking theme on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the Colony Club, 1500 Main St., Springfield. Sponsored by United Personnel, the breakfast will provide attendees with a quick and entertaining opportunity to introduce themselves and pitch their company to the other attendees.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. WNEU College of Business Students Partner with White Lion

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      WNEU College of Business Students Partner with White Lion

      Western New England University College of Business students recently collaborated with White Lion Brewing Co. to create an in-depth market-research report to help the company expand its reach outside of the Pioneer Valley. White Lion Brewing, the first craft brewery in the city of Springfield, recently cracked the Valley Advocate Beerhunter’s “Must Try Craft Beers” list.  The university students began their research last spring, culminating in their final report in December 2015.  White Lion was part of Valley Venture Mentors’ inaugural accelerator cohort last year, and a finalist for competing in the Accelerator Awards in April, winning seed money ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Valley Venture Mentors

    22. Nancy Shendell-Falik Assumes President’s Role at Baystate

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      Nancy Shendell-Falik Assumes President’s Role at Baystate

      In October, Shendell-Falik was promoted to a position — president of Baystate Medical Center — that has traditionally been held by the president of the Baystate system, including the current holder of that title, Dr. Mark Keroack. However, with the recent expansion within the system, the need for this administrative change became apparent, she said.  “As we added two more hospitals, the system is now five hospitals,” she explained. “And with that came the belief that integration across all of the enterprise is really essential, and there needs to be a senior leader focused on that.”  Shendell-Falik brings to the position nearly ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Health New England   Mark R. Tolosky

    23. Top Entrepreneurs 2015

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      Top Entrepreneurs 2015

      The award and the philosophy behind it explains why Big Y is still here 80 years after Paul D’Amour, with assistance from his much younger brother, Gerry, and, later, sisters Ann Marie, Yvette, and Gertrude, opened the Y Cash Market in Chicopee. They also explain why the company now logs $1.7 billion in annual revenues; how it’s gone from one 30-foot-wide corner market to 63 supermarkets in Massachusetts and Connecticut; why it continues to expand into new business realms, such as convenience stores with its acquisition of several O’Connell Convenience Plus gas stations; and why it ...

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Northampton

    24. Partnerships Spur Development in Amherst

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      Partnerships Spur Development in Amherst

      Construction is underway on multi-use buildings, infrastructure work is planned, the town has hired its first economic development director, and officials are involved in collaborations and partnerships aimed at fueling economic development.  “We’re well-poised to move forward, thanks to the vision and work done by Town Manager John Musante,” said David Ziomek, the interim holder of that title, as he spoke about the well-loved and respected official who died last September. “He really focused on building strong relationships between the town, UMass, Amherst College, and Hampshire College, which is important because our futures and success are intertwined; the colleges ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   Amherst College

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