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    1. Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk

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      Westmass Area Development Corp. seeks bids for Ludlow Mills riverwalk

      The Westmass Area Development Corp. has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project at Ludlow Mills. The Riverwalk is part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan. Bids will be opened on Aug. 21 with construction expected to begin in the fall, according to a news release. The Riverwalk will offer public space for foot traffic and passive recreation, opening up the Chicopee River to the Ludlow Mills businesses and to residents of Ludlow. This phase of the project will start near Center Street, just east of the Town Common, run ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Ludlow Mills   Westmass Area Development Corp.

    2. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Seeks to Fund Projects | BusinessWest

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Seeks to Fund Projects | BusinessWest

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center announced the launch of the fourth round of an open solicitation for life-sciences-related capital projects. The solicitation covers capital projects for academic/research institutions (including two- and four-year colleges), business incubators, and other not-for-profit organizations in the Commonwealth.  The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center will invest in high-potential economic-development projects across the state that promise to create jobs and make a significant contribution to the state’s life-sciences ecosystem. The MLSC has allocated up to $35 million in capital dollars for this solicitation.

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    3. Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward

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      Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward

      For Immediate Release

      Contact: Kenn W. Delude, President/CEO
      (413) 593-6421 k.delude@westmassdevelopment.com

      Ludlow—The Westmass Area Development Corporation has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project, part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan, and has advertised a  solicitation for bids from contractors. Bids will be opened on August 21st with construction expected to begin in the fall.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   HealthSouth   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    4. Community Spotlight: Hadley | BusinessWest

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      Community Spotlight: Hadley | BusinessWest

      The town of Hadley has always strived to achieve a balance between open land, agricultural enterprise, and retail business. But over the past year, special efforts have been made to enhance commercial opportunity along the 13-mile stretch of Route 9 that runs through the town. The effort includes proactive measures, partnerships, and infrastructure improvements.  “We admire and respect people who are trying to establish and maintain a business. It’s a very difficult thing to do and takes a lot of sacrifice,” said Town Administrator David Nixon. He added that building lots are available on Route 9 and the town ...

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    5. Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

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      Westover Metropolitan Airport extends hours for Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement

      Michael Bolton, director of civil aviation at Westover Metropolitan Airport, said the enshrinement ceremonies don't end until 10:30 p.m., making it hard for traveling parties to get back on their aircraft by 11 p.m.  'We'll be pretty busy,' Bolton said. 'We look forward to it. It is pretty good for business.' Westover Metropolitan Airport has arranged for the air traffic control tower at Westover Air Reserve Base to stay open an additional two hours Aug. 8 when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame hosts its annual Enshrinement Ceremony at Springfield Symphony Hall downtown.


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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    6. Economic development bill passes the legislature, setting the stage for Aug. 16-17 sales tax holiday

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      Economic development bill passes the legislature, setting the stage for Aug. 16-17 sales tax holiday

      A bill that invests more than $80 million to spur economic development and sets a sales tax holiday for Aug. 16-17 will head to Gov. Deval Patrick's desk for his signature, after late-night passage by the state legislature.  The bill, H. 4377, was released from a committee of conference Wednesday night. It passed the House late Thursday, in a 144 to nine vote, and the Senate unanimously after midnight.
      Some of the biggest investments include $10 million to redevelop environmentally damaged areas; $15 million to fund residential, commercial, institutional or industrial projects in Gateway Cities, which are economically troubled ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Chicopee   The Republican

    7. Basketball Hall of Fame prepares to induct 10 new members in 2014 enshrinement

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      Basketball Hall of Fame prepares to induct 10 new members in 2014 enshrinement

      The Basketball Hall of Fame has always made it a point of pride to celebrate individuals in different areas of the game – to be more than an NBA hall of fame – but this year’s class brings together a especially diverse group geographically as well. NBA icons Mitch Richmond and Alonzo Mourning starred on opposite coasts in their professional careers, as Richmond made a name for himself in the Bay Area and Sacramento while Mourning dominated the paint in Charlotte and Miami.

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    8. North Adams Regional Hospital sale to Berkshire Medical Center approved

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      North Adams Regional Hospital sale to Berkshire Medical Center approved

      A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved Berkshire Medical Center's purchase of the former North Adams Regional Hospital, clearing the way for the possible restoration of health care services for northern Berkshire County. Berkshire Health Systems, parent of Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, will buy the former hospital and a ground lease for a nearby medical building for $4 million. The sale is now expected to close sometime in August. There were no other bidders for the real estate despite the bankruptcy trustee charged with getting as much cash as possible for creditors having marketed the property.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Longmeadow Shops proposes expansion; 1 Select Board member responds with residents' complaints

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      Longmeadow Shops proposes expansion; 1 Select Board member responds with residents' complaints

      A plan to expand the Longmeadow Shops retail center, located at 704 Bliss Road, was presented to the Longmeadow Select Board at its July 21 meeting.  Matthew Wittmer, an architect with Phase Zero Design Inc., came before the board to represent Grove Property Fund, the corporation that owns and rents out the shopping center.  He envisioned several new shops 'of the same quality and caliber of Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware,' being added to the retail opportunities already available to local residents, as well as the installation of a CVS drive-thru and 48 new parking spaces to improve the flow ...

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    10. New owner buys Morgan Square Apartments in downtown Springfield and pledges improvements

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      New owner buys Morgan Square Apartments in downtown Springfield and pledges improvements

      The SilverBrick Group LLC has purchased the Morgan Square Apartments in downtown Springfield, pledging to “bring new life” to the property. The SilverBrick Group purchased the 280-unit complex at 156 Taylor St., and plans to rename it “SilverBrick Lofts – Springfield,” along with some renovations. The complex was purchased from an entity controlled by the Lone Star Fund, based in Dallas, Texas, with the price not immediately disclosed.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    11. Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield, South Hadley electric companies receive state grants to improve energy efficiency

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      Chicopee, Holyoke, Westfield, South Hadley electric companies receive state grants to improve energy efficiency

      Four Western Massachusetts communities will replace streetlights with more energy-efficient bulbs and help commercial and industrial businesses and homeowners make their buildings more energy efficient, thanks to a state grant. This month, a total of $1.8 million was distributed to 14 municipal electric companies across the state through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative run through the state Department of Energy resources. The grants are designed to increase energy efficiency in a variety of different ways.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Holyoke   Westfield

    12. UMass to save energy costs thanks to new solar array on Whately Farm

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      UMass to save energy costs thanks to new solar array on Whately Farm

      A solar project coming on-line on a farm here Thursday will save the University of Massachusetts between $60,000 and $75,000 a year in electric costs as well as help the farmer leasing his land and the town. Nexamp built the solar project on Fairview Farms and is celebrating the opening Thursday with local and UMass officials. Nexamp, which has an office in Boston, met the Sandersons in 2011 following an event Nexamp held to talk about the benefits of solar for farmers, according to Laureen Sanderson, a Nexamp a spokeswoman said in an email. The project broke ground ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    13. Vision Quest | BusinessWest

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      Vision Quest | BusinessWest

      This would be a comprehensive conversion of the former Country Squire Furniture Shop on Main Street in Agawam into a home for a host of small, and complementary, businesses — a project that is far from complete, but has advanced to the point where Gourde feels comfortable spending much more time at Cooper’s, which is located directly behind the landmark named after Ensign Thomas Cooper, the Civil War naval hero who once lived there.  Only a few small spaces in the 14,000-square-foot building on Main Street in Agawam are not occupied, and plans are emerging for those rooms as ...

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    14. Yankee Candle names Hope Margala new CEO | masslive

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      Yankee Candle names Hope Margala new CEO | masslive

      Yankee Candle owners Jarden Corp. has named Hope Margala as president and CEO, replacing Harlen M. Kent who had been at the helm since 2009.  Jarden Corp. bought Yankee a year ago in September 2013 for $1.75 billion. Jarden is a diversified consumer products company owning brands including Mr. Coffee and Crock-Pot, outdoor and camping Coleman and Stren and Trilene fishing line, Rawlings baseball and softball equipment, Diamond matches, Ball canning jars, Quickie mops, brooms and dustpans and the Hoyle, Bicycle and Bee brands of playing cards.

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    15. Westfield sees increase in small business openings

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      Westfield sees increase in small business openings

      Since June 30, a total of four new small businesses have opened their doors. City officials attribute the recent business boom to a combined effort to promote the city as "business friendly." "Some is just happening on its own, but there has also been a combined effort on behalf of the city, Chamber of Commerce and (former) Westfield Business Improvement District to promote the city as business friendly," said Westfield Advancement Officer Joseph Mitchell.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik   Westfield Business Improvement District

    16. Consultants hired by Amherst-UMass town-gown committee to present preliminary findings Aug. 5

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      Consultants hired by Amherst-UMass town-gown committee to present preliminary findings Aug. 5

      George Smith, vice president of U3 Advisors, said the goal is “to recommend the strategies, interventions, and processes for UMass and Amherst to collaborate to create a stable balance in housing and economic growth that allows both the university and town to prosper.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Kumble Subbaswamy

    17. How Would You Improve the Massachusetts Economy?

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      How Would You Improve the Massachusetts Economy?

      AIM will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2015 by developing The Blueprint for the Next Century, a plan to create jobs, prosperity and economic growth in the coming decades. Please become part of The Blueprint for the Next Century by sharing your opinions through our brief online Blueprint survey. 

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      Mentions:   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    18. Promising Venture | BusinessWest

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      Promising Venture | BusinessWest

      In addition, MassMutual will invest more than $1.5 million over the next three years in a startup accelerator managed by Valley Venture Mentors (VVM), an entrepreneur-mentoring network based in Springfield. The first class of the accelerator will feature 30 startups to be selected through a competitive application process later this summer. DevelopSpringfield, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing the city, has been tasked with building out the physical location for the accelerator in the Tower Square building downtown.  “We’re building off a mentorship program that we’ve been running now for three and a half years,” said Scott Foster ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Nick Fyntrilakis

    19. Drawing on Experience | BusinessWest

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      Drawing on Experience | BusinessWest

      Raf Anzovin, president of Northampton-based Anzovin Studio, has discovered that success in the animation industry comes to those who push their businesses to the edge — the cutting edge of technology.  Dedicated to supplying an array of services to clients while regularly improving the tools with which they create their products, the Anzovin Studio staff has mastered an ingenious two-pronged approach. Even when business is thriving, the company challenges itself to refine its practices and streamline its productivity, which serves to benefit both artists and clients.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    20. Massachusetts Life Sciences Center solicits for capital projects | masslive.com

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      Massachusetts Life Sciences Center solicits for capital projects | masslive.com

      “The Life Sciences Center has invested or committed over $370 million, literally from Cape Cod to the Berkshires, in support of life sciences capital projects,” said Susan Windham-Bannister, Ph.D., President & CEO of the MLSC. “Through these investments we are creating unique resources to strengthen our life sciences ecosystem, expand our workforce, create new jobs and cement Massachusetts' position as the global leader in life sciences. We look forward to receiving additional innovative proposals through this year's solicitation.”

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Life Sciences Center

    21. Winifred Sandler Grinspoon to head Harold Grinspoon Foundation

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      Winifred Sandler Grinspoon to head Harold Grinspoon Foundation

      The foundation founded by Grinspoon and his wife Diane Troderman, in 1993, established and funds the popular PJ LIbrary program. The program provides free Jewish content books and CDs to children, six months to eight years of age, being raised on Jewish values by their family. Locally, it is under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts. The foundation, through its partners, has distributed more than 10 million books to children in this country, Israel, Mexico and elsewhere.

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    22. Holyoke Gas and Electric Manager James Lavelle said region needs more

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      Holyoke Gas and Electric Manager James Lavelle said region needs more

      The proposed and controversial expansion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline possibly through Franklin County might not be a bad idea, said the head of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department. The Northeast needs additional natural gas pipeline capacity, said James M. Lavelle, manager of the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department (HGE).

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield   Holyoke

    23. Maura McCaffrey, new Health New England president and CEO, sees growing business | masslive

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      Maura McCaffrey, new Health New England president and CEO, sees growing business | masslive

      Health New England, the Springfield-based health insurer, is moving forward .  The company, which has $550 million in revenue, has plans to expand into Worcester County, a planned expansion in Connecticut and innovative programs like 'Hospital at Home,' which could let some patients be monitored from home instead staying in the hospital.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    24. UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market

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      UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market

      On Friday morning, a handful of University of Massachusetts student farmers dressed in dusty shorts and T-shirts, were busy harvesting yellow squash, zucchini and eggplants that would soon be on the shelves of two Big Y World Class Market stores. This is the first summer the students from the UMass Student Farm have been supplying summer crops to the Springfield-based chain. In the past two years, they sold fall crops there, said farm manager Amanda Brown. But the partnership with Big Y has grown and both hope it will continue to flourish.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   Springfield

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