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    1. Eastern States Exposition Touts Its Heritage and Continued Impact - BusinessWest

      Eastern States Exposition Touts Its Heritage and Continued Impact - BusinessWest

      When people think of the Eastern States Exposition, they often think immediately of the Big E, the 17-day fair that dominates the tourism landscape at the start of each fall. But Eastern States is much more than that, as reflected by its diverse array of events, both large and small, and the resulting economic impact on the region — not to mention its important mission of keeping its agricultural heritage alive for future generations.

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    2. Holyoke Community College secures $35K state grant for hotel training lab

      Holyoke Community College secures $35K state grant for hotel training lab

      Holyoke Community College has obtained a $35,000 grant to build a hotel training lab at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute on Race Street, further expanding the school's hospitality program. The lab simulates a hotel front desk and reception area, along with a guest room fitted with the latest technologies. The program benefits noncredit and associate degree candidates in HCC's hospitality management program. The lab will open in February.

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    3. Leadership Pioneer Valley Welcomes Rosemary Manu as LEAP Program Coordinator

      Leadership Pioneer Valley Welcomes Rosemary Manu as LEAP Program Coordinator

      Leadership Pioneer Valley (LPV) announced that Rosemary Manu has joined the LPV team as the LEAP program coordinator. She will hold various responsibilities in this position, including assisting in the planning, coordination, and execution of Leadership Pioneer Valley’s nine-month leadership-development program, in addition to helping recruit future LEAP program participants. Manu returned to Springfield last spring after obtaining a master’s degree from George Washington University in international development studies with a concentration in energy. Prior to this, she earned her bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Connecticut. Most recently, she worked as a consultant ...

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    4. CRRC exec: US-China trade problems are ‘only temporary’

      CRRC exec: US-China trade problems are ‘only temporary’

      CRRC MA — the company’s name for its Massachusetts operations — employs approximately 213 people. The manufacturing facility in Springfield employs 126, including 71 union production employees, and expects to grow as it adds more production of MBTA Red Line cars to the Orange Line cars it’s already building. In 2014, CRRC received a $566 million contract from the MBTA to build 152 Orange Line cars and 252 Red Line cars at the Page Boulevard site. In December 2016, the state upped the order with another 120 new Red Line cars, with production set to begin in June 2022 at ...

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    5. Architectural plans approved for Holyoke's Victory Theater

      Architectural plans approved for Holyoke's Victory Theater

      Architects working on the rehabilitation of the Victory Theater at 81-98 Suffolk St. submitted final drafts to the Holyoke Planning Board on Tuesday. The board reviewed and approved fence heights, a parking reduction plan and the theater's marquee. Donald T. Sanders, executive director of the Massachusetts Festival of the Arts, which owns the theater, said the board's approval represented a significant milestone in the project. The historic 1,600-seat theater opened in 1920 and closed in 1979. MIFA bought the city-owned property in 2009 for $1,500.

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    6. Springfield’s Tower Square Hotel reclaims Marriott name; owners announce more than $10M in renovations

      Springfield’s Tower Square Hotel reclaims Marriott name; owners announce more than $10M in renovations

      The new owners of Tower Square Hotel announced plans Thursday for an eight-figure renovation and upgrade plan that will result in the downtown stalwart reclaiming its Marriott name and brand identity this fall. The partners also teased other new developments for their Springfield property, including the possibility of the YMCA of Greater Springfield moving at least some of its facilities into the Tower Square Mall and of their plans for a boutique hotel on the Steiger’s Park site they own across Main Street from Tower Square. “Springfield has a chance to grow,” said Dinesh Patel of East Longmeadow, one ...

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    7. HCC Secures Grant to Create Hotel Training Lab

      HCC Secures Grant to Create Hotel Training Lab

      Holyoke Community College (HCC) secured a $35,000 grant to establish a hotel training lab on the second floor of the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. The award, announced by Gov. Charlie Baker and other administration officials, comes from the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program, which funds the purchase of new equipment for educational initiatives linked to workforce needs. The lab will be set up like a hotel reception area with front desk and adjoining guest room and equipped with up-to-date technology and software. It will be used for non-credit workforce-training programs as well as credit-based associate degree and certificate ...

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    8. Greenfield Presents Blend of Familiar and New - BusinessWest

      Greenfield Presents Blend of Familiar and New - BusinessWest

      Greenfield could now be considered 4/20-friendly, said M.J. Adams, the city’s director of Community Development and Economic Development, adding that there is already a medical marijuana dispensary, Patriot Care, located within the community, and it is poised to become a recreational dispensary next month. And there are many other parties expressing interest in establishing different forms of cannabis-related businesses within Franklin County’s largest community.

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    9. Isenberg School Expansion Makes Powerful, Practical Statement - BusinessWest

      Isenberg School Expansion Makes Powerful, Practical Statement - BusinessWest

      The Isenberg Innovation Hub, a $62 million expansion and renovation of the business school’s facilities on the UMass Amherst campus, will open its doors to students later this month. The building’s exterior design is stunning, and it gives a new face to Isenberg and perhaps the university, but the architects have made it functional as well.

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    10. Holyoke Planning Board reviews plans for further commercial development on Pleasant Street...

      Holyoke Planning Board reviews plans for further commercial development on Pleasant Street...

      Salmar Realty LLC is developing the 473-495 Pleasant St. site. A Dunkin' Donuts will soon open there. Schematics for phase two of the project include a 3,000-square-foot retail building. Christopher Karney, of R. Levesque Associates, provided the board updates generated from a previous hearing. He noted designers added a pedestrian crossway and parking spaces to the plan.

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    11. Big Y Announces Changes to Leadership Team

      Big Y Announces Changes to Leadership Team

      The board of directors of Big Y Foods Inc. announced the following changes to its senior leadership team, effective Jan. 1. These changes align with the enterprise’s expanding business activities and the dynamic shifts that are occurring within the supermarket, convenience, and retail liquor industries. Donald D’Amour, current chairman and CEO, will transition out of his day-to-day responsibilities as CEO and will continue to serve as an advisor to the board in his new role as chairman emeritus. He was appointed to CEO in 1980 and in 1997 succeeded his father and co-founder, Paul D’Amour, as chairman ...

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    12. Teach Western Mass Receives $250,000 Barr Foundation Grant

      Teach Western Mass Receives $250,000 Barr Foundation Grant

      Teach Western Mass has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Barr Foundation that will allow the education nonprofit to make investments in strategic planning and capacity-building efforts. Launched in 2015, Teach Western Mass is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the volume, quality, and diversity of teacher candidates in Western Mass.

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    13. Hazen Paper Co. Launches Space-themed 2019 Calendar

      Hazen Paper Co. Launches Space-themed 2019 Calendar

      Hazen Paper Co. is sharing a futuristic view of holography with its 2019 calendar, titled “Space – the Infinite Frontier.” Hazen Holography creates the illusion of motion and dimension on two-dimensional printed items by reflecting and refracting light at different angles. Revolving around the design concept of concentric circles, the calendar depicts a view of space from within a space capsule and a rocket launch.

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    14. Pride to Cut Ribbon on New Hadley Store Today

      Pride to Cut Ribbon on New Hadley Store Today

      Pride Stores will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Jan. 23 at 12:15 p.m. at its newest store, located at 25 Russell St. in Hadley. The new store offers a wide range of services, including an expanded dining area, a café and bakery, fresh deli and grill, Subway, a convenient drive-thru lane, as well as a separate room for beer and wine sales. It’s the first Pride to offer Chester’s Chicken for fresh fried chicken and family meals. The site also includes 12 charging stations for Tesla vehicles.

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    15. Education to Employment Program Closes Gaps in Many Ways

      Education to Employment Program Closes Gaps in Many Ways

      Fortunately, the elective led to an opportunity to take an EMT class at the Holyoke Community College satellite located at the Education to Employment (E2E) site on Main Street in Ware. He and fellow Ware High students who finished the high-school elective are now contemplating a career in fire science and emergency medicine. Baystate Wing Hospital Corp., one of the E2E’s local business partners, provided a matching grant that covered half the tuition and textbooks for the EMT course for each of the students.

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    16. VVM Takes Agency — and Its Mission — to a New Place

      VVM Takes Agency — and Its Mission — to a New Place

      As Valley Venture Mentors completes its move into Springfield’s Innovation Center on Bridge Street, it is also moving into a new era in its history, one that is very entrepreneurial in nature — in keeping with its broad mission — and strives to continually expand and strengthen the region’s ecosystem for supporting and inspiring entrepreneurs.

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    17. Seen@ 14th annual Springfield Motorcycle Show at Eastern States Exposition

      Seen@ 14th annual Springfield Motorcycle Show at Eastern States Exposition

      The Springfield Motorcycle Show, organized by the Outdoor Sports Expo Group (OSEG) in Granby, continues on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Eastern State Exposition is located at 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

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    18. Westfield manufacturer shares in grant for better radar domes on ships, planes, submarines

      Westfield manufacturer shares in grant for better radar domes on ships, planes, submarines

      Peerless Precision of Westfield, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and companies in Billerica and Wilmington are collaborating on a better way to build domes protecting radar equipment on aircraft, ships, submarines and the like. Today’s technology allows for printable, flexible electronics on small surfaces, according to a news release from the state issued this week. But Peerless, SI2 in Billerica, Xenon of Wilmington and UMass Lowell are working on technology that would allow builders to print the electronics on larger and more complex surfaces and thus build larger protective domes, called radomes.

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    19. So what is a college degree worth?

      So what is a college degree worth?

      So what is a college degree worth? The answer depends on whom you ask.

      Fewer than half of the adults surveyed in a Gallup Poll earlier this year had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the nation’s college and universities. When business executives and hiring managers were asked the question this past spring by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, in a recently released survey funded by Newman’s Own Foundation, the answer was a world apart: 63 percent expressed quite a lot or a great deal of ...

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    20. Community Bank reopens renovated Tower Square office in Springfield

      Community Bank reopens renovated Tower Square office in Springfield

      Community Bank cut a ceremonial ribbon Thursday to mark a renovation of its offices in the Tower Square retail mall, and announced $12,500 in donations to three local groups. Springfield Boys & Girls Club received $7,500 and YMCA of Greater Springfield and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County each received $2,500 in a brief ceremony attended by Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno at the branch office. The bank was once Nuvo Bank & Trust Co., which changed its name in May 2017 to Community Bank following a series of mergers that ended with Community Bank System buying Merchants ...

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    21. Massachusetts thinks regionally about manufacturing workforce; ‘413’ gets $650K to school for jobs

      Massachusetts thinks regionally about manufacturing workforce; ‘413’ gets $650K to school for jobs

      Precision manufacturers recruiting workers with much-needed skills look across the region, not community by community. Now, with the most recent set of grants from the state’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Program, the agencies that train unemployed and underemployed adults for those jobs are thinking regionally as well. “We are going to be looking all across the 413 area code, which is not something that has been done before,” said David M. Cruise, MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board president and CEO. “We think this makes great sense because it consolidates the boards into regions, and the regions, we think, are reflective ...

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    22. Springfield Works, with pilot program taking 2-generation approach to job readiness, wins 1 of 9 Massachusetts Urban Agenda Program grants

      Springfield Works, with pilot program taking 2-generation approach to job readiness, wins 1 of 9 Massachusetts Urban Agenda Program grants

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts' Springfield Works program uses an online portal to match job seekers with opportunities and training to better their chances of landing a good job. Now, with the help of Holyoke-Chicopee-Springfield Head Start and Dress for Success Western Massachusetts, Springfield Works will provide the early education programs needed for a whole family to work its way out of poverty. Springfield Works received a $75,000 grant Thursday from the state, one of nine programs sharing $500,000 from the Urban Agenda Program.

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