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    1. Businesses Connect and Grow at the Orange Innovation Center

      Businesses Connect and Grow at the Orange Innovation Center

      The movement toward innovation centers and collaborative maker spaces might be hot right now across Western Mass., but the Orange Innovation Center was on the cutting edge when it opened 20 years ago in this small Franklin County town. Under its current ownership, the complex has doubled its tenant roster over the past five years, in turn boosting perhaps its greatest calling card — the built-in support of a business community invested in seeing each other succeed.

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    2. Innovative Care Partners Aims to Better Integrate Health Services

      Innovative Care Partners Aims to Better Integrate Health Services

      The healthcare landscape is changing in dramatic fashion, with a movement toward population health and providers being paid to keep people healthy rather than strictly for treating them when they’re sick. There are many intriguing manifestations of this shift, and one that bears watching is a new venture involving three area providers — the Center for Human Development, ServiceNet, and the Gandara Mental Health Center — with a name that speaks volumes about just how it will operate: Integrated Care Partners.

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    3. New owner of Springfield's Tower Square Hotel revealed as sale is set to close

      New owner of Springfield's Tower Square Hotel revealed as sale is set to close

      Western Massachusetts businessman Dinesh Patel and his partners plan to close on their purchase of Tower Square Hotel on Thursday. Patel's attorney, Paul M. Maleck, confirmed Wednesday that the transaction is expected and said Patel and his partners' planned purchase of the adjacent Tower Square mall and office tower will follow in a few weeks.

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    4. Westfield submits state paperwork to create industrial park

      Westfield submits state paperwork to create industrial park

      A potential industrial park on the city's north side is moving forward with the submission of an environmental notification form to the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. The potential park, located on 66 acres between Turnpike Industrial and Cabot roads, is a wooded area that the city purchased in 1989 with intentions of creating an additional landfill. When regulations no longer allowed for a landfill, the property remained undeveloped. City Advancement Officer Joe Mitchell said filing the environmental notification form is the first step in the prequalifying site review for the Turnpike Industrial Park.

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    5. Social Innovation Conference to Take Place April 7

      Social Innovation Conference to Take Place April 7

      The Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship will present its 2018 Social Innovation Conference on Saturday, April 7 at the UMass Integrative Learning Center. Registration is free and includes two keynote speakers, three panel discussions, a design workshop, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Attendees will learn about trends in innovation and how social entrepreneurship is transforming traditional business. The day will begin with Bill Baue, CEO of Reporting 3.0, a business that is changing systems of reporting, along with a panel of entrepreneurs discussing the role social impact takes in their business.

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    6. Local Chambers to Present ‘A Taste of Commerce’ on April 11

      The public is invited to “A Taste of Commerce,” a chamber of commerce collaboration consisting of the Greater Holyoke, Greater Easthampton, Greater Chicopee, Greater Northampton, South Hadley and Granby, and Quaboag Hills chambers coming together to showcase local businesses in the region. The event is set to take place on Wednesday, April 11 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Holyoke Community College Bartley Center. Previously known as the Table Top Expo, “A Taste of Commerce” seeks to retain its original business-to-business initiative, while inviting the public to take part in the show and get a taste of ...

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    7. Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee lands 2018 GSCVB Spotlight Award

      Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee lands 2018 GSCVB Spotlight Award

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau revealed this week that the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Spotlight Award. The honor is part of the bureau's 23rd annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence, or "The Howdys" and is bestowed upon a person, organization or establishment responsible for creating significant long-term positive impact upon the Western Mass. regional visitor economy.

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    8. Springfield Planning Board considers new office building to replace Peter Pan bus station

      Springfield Planning Board considers new office building to replace Peter Pan bus station

      The Planning Board has a hearing scheduled Wednesday night to consider approving plans by a housing agency to demolish the Peter Pan bus terminal and construct an office building in its place. Way Finders, a nonprofit housing services agency that was formerly HAPHousing, is proposing the new, 23,338-square-foot building at the former bus terminal at 1776-1780 Main St. The station site will serve as Way Finders' new headquarters and housing center. The meeting begins at 6 p.m., at City Hall, in Room 220. Way Finders announced the $13 million project in December that includes a $2.75 million ...

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    9. People in Business: STCC announces Vice President of Academic Affairs

      People in Business: STCC announces Vice President of Academic Affairs

      Geraldine De Berly has been named to serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Springfield Technical Community College. De Berly's hiring comes after an extensive search and comprehensive vetting process. Currently Vice-Provost for Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, De Berly begins her new position at STCC on May 1. De Berly, who holds a PhD in education administration, has worked in higher education for over three decades, serving in roles that include both faculty and administrator.

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    10. People in Business: Springfield College names Christopher Hakala Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

      People in Business: Springfield College names Christopher Hakala Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

      Christopher Hakala of Wilbraham, has been named the Springfield College Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.  The newly-created academic affairs position was developed through the College's strategic planning process, and the center strives to foster intellectual engagement across the curriculum, through evidence-based programs and services that increases collaboration, communication, and community to promote the enhancement of student learning.

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    11. MGM Springfield posts more than 1,000 new jobs as hiring continues ahead of September opening

      MGM Springfield posts more than 1,000 new jobs as hiring continues ahead of September opening

      MGM Springfield has posted more than 1,000 new jobs ranging from food servers to locksmiths as it prepares to open its $960 million casino in September. The posting is the largest by the company since the casino plans were launched, MGM Springfield said. The company is committed to hiring 3,000 employ ees for its opening. "The opportunities at an MGM resort are endless," said MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis. "We know Western Massachusetts has been waiting patiently for the chance to pursue these careers. The time is now."

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    12. Youth summer job event set for Monday by CareerPoint in Holyoke with businesses' help sought

      Youth summer job event set for Monday by CareerPoint in Holyoke with businesses' help sought

      Businesses can learn how they can help young people get summer jobs at a CareerPoint event Monday. The "meet-and-greet" is set for noon to 2 p.m. at the Holyoke Community College MGM Culinary Arts Institute, 164 Race St. "The YouthWorks Summer Employment Program enables us to give youth ages 14 to 21 access to their first real job experience. This summer, CareerPoint again expects to place over 150 youth in full- and part-time summer jobs ...," said a press release Friday from CareerPoint's Gladys Lebron-Martinez and Saul Caban.

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    13. Northampton City Councilor to co-host community conversation about keeping city's downtown...

      Northampton City Councilor to co-host community conversation about keeping city's downtown...

      The forum, called Northampton Connects, will take place Tuesday, April 3, in the Community Room at JFK Middle School, Bidwell said.  Northampton Connects was created by Bidwell along with Northampton resident Stan Schapiro and Leverett resident Paula Green. Its goal is to "encourage less polarized and more respectful conversation about contentious topics in the future," Bidwell said.  Northampton Connects began in October of 2017, and was largely inspired by the polarized debate surrounding a proposal for additional surveillance cameras in the city's business district.

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    14. WNEU School of Law Selects Sudha Setty as Its Next Dean

      WNEU School of Law Selects Sudha Setty as Its Next Dean

      Sudha Setty wasn’t sure where her initial interest in law would take her — she simply wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. Her current role as a professor certainly fits that bill, though it’s not a path she expected to take early on. Now, as she prepares to take over the dean’s chair at Western New England University School of Law, she’s ready to navigate a still-challenging climate for law schools and help other young people achieve their world-changing goals.

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    15. GCC’s Bob Pura Made the Community-college Mission a Career

      GCC’s Bob Pura Made the Community-college Mission a Career

      Bob Pura couldn’t help but laugh and shake his head as he talked about it. And that’s because the whole idea of it was so, well, foreign to him — in every way. He and his wife will be flying into Edinburgh, Scotland in July to visit their daughter, who’s studying there. “And we bought one-way tickets,” he said, uttering those last three words slowly for emphasis and in a voice that conveyed as much as three exclamation points. “We might stay a week, we might stay two … we don’t know,” said Pura, president of Greenfield Community ...

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    16. Casa De Nana Mexican restaurant property in Springfield for sale; business remains open

      Casa De Nana Mexican restaurant property in Springfield for sale; business remains open

      The Casa De Nana restaurant property on Boston Road is for sale, but the business remains open, a spokesman said Friday. The Mexican restaurant has been a Springfield fixture for 50 years, opening in 1968. An "Available" sign has been placed in front of the building at 995 Boston Road, listing R.J. Greeley Co., as the real estate agent. An R.J. Greeley representative was not immediately available for comment.

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    17. Great New England Air Show to return to Westover Air Base in Chicopee, will feature...

      Great New England Air Show to return to Westover Air Base in Chicopee, will feature...

      The Great New England Air Show is returning to Westover Air Reserve Base this summer with the Air Force's demonstration team the Thunderbirds as the headline act and multiple other military and civilian acts planned. "This will be the first time in 10 years that the Air Force's official aerial demonstration team are performing at Westover," said Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe, acting chief of public affairs. The show is scheduled for the weekend of July 14-15, but there will multiple events leading up to the event for the first time. As always, admission and parking are free ...

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    18. Planned East Forest Park library in Springfield gets boost from MassMutual Foundation

      Planned East Forest Park library in Springfield gets boost from MassMutual Foundation

      The soon-to-be-constructed East Forest Park Library got a $250,000 boost Thursday from a MassMutual Foundation pledge toward the $2 million Promise Realized Capital Campaign to help build and equip the new branch. In September, the City Council voted unanimously to authorize a $9.5 million bond order for the library project. That cost will be partially reimbursed by a recently announced $4.9 million grant from the state Board of Library Commissioners.

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    19. Vendors at diversity fair get peek inside Springfield's CRRC factory, which starts MBTA Orange Line car production next month (photos)

      Vendors at diversity fair get peek inside Springfield's CRRC factory, which starts MBTA Orange Line car production next month (photos)

      The CRRC MA rail car manufacturing company drew a large, diverse crowd of vendors and suppliers to its $95 million factory Thursday to discuss work opportunities there and with other participating firms. CRRC hosted the outreach event for minority- and women-owned businesses at its Page Boulevard factory, the final such event before production begins, officials said. The Chinese-owned company will start building new cars for the MBTA Orange Line in April at the 204,000 square-foot factory floor.

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    20. 'A lot of excitement' as MGM Springfield prepares to hire 800 food and beverage workers (photos, video)

      'A lot of excitement' as MGM Springfield prepares to hire 800 food and beverage workers (photos, video)

      The MGM Springfield casino, preparing to hire 800 food and beverage workers, held an open house Thursday to meet and share information with future applicants. The event at the MassMutual Center took on the flavor of a job fair as Western Massachusetts and Connecticut residents participated. They were greeted by MGM officials and representatives of the restaurants and other food and beverage establishments opening at the casino.

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    21. 'The Song Remains the Same' art exhibit opens in downtown Springfield to highlight the...

      'The Song Remains the Same' art exhibit opens in downtown Springfield to highlight the...

      An art exhibit that takes a look back at life during the 1960s and 1970s opened Wednesday night in the Exhibit Hall of the MassMutual Center in Springfield. A collection of 8-to-12-foot murals adorn the walls of the center as they offer a colorful journey through the time period that helped define a generation and change the culture and social makeup of that era. The title of the show was taken from a Led Zeppelin concert movie, and the art will be on display during public events or by appointment until April 20.

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    22. Still recovering from flood, Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts offers scholarships, plans dinner

      Still recovering from flood, Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts offers scholarships, plans dinner

      While the Italian Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts recovers from a devastating flood that rendered its building unusable, the 400-member club is still hosting dinners and running its scholarship program. Board member Lucille Brindisi said the Italian Cultural Center, based at 56 Margaret St., is offering scholarships to high school seniors who are pursuing higher education.

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    23. Springfield unemployment rate steady; jobs, labor force up

      Springfield unemployment rate steady; jobs, labor force up

      The city's unemployment rate crept downward in February by a tenth of a percentage point, to 6.6 percent, from 6.7 percent in January. The city's jobless rate was higher a year ago at this time: 7.3 percent. Local unemployment rates are not adjusted for seasonal changes in the economy. So a year-over-year number is a more accurate snapshot of the local jobs market. The Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development released updated figures Wednesday.

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