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    1. New Westfield State Leader Is Focused on Student Success

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 28 2016)

      New Westfield State Leader Is Focused on Student Success

      Ramon Torrecilha took the helm at Westfield State University in late January. Well before he arrived, he understood that the school and its many constituencies were poised to move forward and get to the next level. Since arriving, he’s only become more convinced that the institution is ready to make a positive leap. The challenge ahead is taking the ambitious goals that the school has put down on paper and making them reality.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Westfield State University   Westfield

    2. Community Pride Plays into Hampden’s Growth

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      Community Pride Plays into Hampden’s Growth

      John Flynn is extremely proud of Hampden — so proud he can’t help talking at length about the close-knit atmosphere he claims pervades every section of town.
      “The word that best describes Hampden is ‘community’; it’s a place where people care about their neighbors,” said the chair of the Board of Selectmen. “I talk to people all the time who tell me they were surprised to find their neighbors went out of their way to meet them and bring them food when they moved to our town. It still happens here because we are all about community.”

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer

    3. Westfield's Rinnova Gallery hosts Men & Metal exhibit

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      Westfield's Rinnova Gallery hosts Men & Metal exhibit

      The creations of three local artists make up the latest exhibit at the Rinnova Gallery at 105 Elm St. through Labor Day. Westfield Creative Arts and Westfield on Weekends are hosting the exhibit produced by Sebastian Glebocki and Christopher Lyons both of Westfield and Vincent Caruso of Southwick.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    4. Peter Rosskothen Steps to the Plate — Again

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      Peter Rosskothen Steps to the Plate — Again

      Peter Rosskothen has compiled a quarter-century-long track record of entrepreneurial energy and daring — all of it in the broad realms of food and hospitality. He says it exists partly out of necessity in this highly competitive market, but also because he’s always looking for ways to do things differently — and better. His latest venture, which he describes as the cutting edge of food retail, is no exception.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    5. Where were jobs gained and lost in Greater Springfield in June 2016?

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      Where were jobs gained and lost in Greater Springfield in June 2016?

      Seasonal trends like an increase in leisure and hospitality and drops in education and health services jobs showed up in the batch of employment and jobless statistics for Greater Springfield released Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. Smith & Wesson buys laser sight maker Crimson Trace

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      Smith & Wesson buys laser sight maker Crimson Trace

      Springfield gunmaker Smith & Wesson announced Tuesday that it has purchased Crimson Trace Corp., an Oregon maker of laser sights and tactical lighting for firearms, for $95 million. Founded 22 years ago to make laser sights for Smith & Wesson competitor Glock pistols, Crimison Trace has long supplied laser sights and gun-mounted flashlights to Smith & Wesson, the Springfield company said in a news release.

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      Mentions:   Smith & Wesson Corp.   Springfield

    7. United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 26 2016)

      United Way Teams Up with Peter Pan, Six Flags to Stuff the Bus

      United Way of Pioneer Valley and Peter Pan Bus Lines will launch the annual Stuff the Bus campaign with a press-conference event on Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. outside the Target store at the Holyoke Mall. The campaign will collect new school supplies from July 29 through Aug. 16. The supplies will be distributed in new backpacks to children who are homeless in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, Westfield, West Springfield, and South Hadley. “Many children in our community facing homelessness don’t have the tools needed to excel in school. We want to make sure that these students begin ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   West Springfield   Six Flags New England

    8. Dakin Humane Society names new executive director

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      Dakin Humane Society names new executive director

      A former program director at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been hired as the new executive director of the Dakin Humane Society.Carmine DiCenso will take over for former Executive Director Leslie Harris following a national search. Harris left the position last October after 20 years on the job to pursue a new opportunity at Quonquont Farm & Orchard in Whately.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Asnuntuck CC breaks ground for new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center | masslive.com

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      Asnuntuck CC breaks ground for new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center | masslive.com

      Asnuntuck Community College ceremonially broke ground last week for its 27,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center building.  The facility will include smart classrooms, along with computer, 3-D printer, CNC machining and metrology laboratories, according to a news release.  The new building, coupled with the existing space, will result in a total of 50,000 square feet of dedicated space for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology department.

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    10. Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program

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      Plug in to STCC's Electrical Training Program

       Springfield Technical Community College will offer an electrical apprenticeship program with four levels of classes beginning Sept. 13. All apprentices who enter the trade must complete 600 hours of classroom instruction. Each of the four courses consists of 168 classroom hours, and completion of the four classes will meet the requirement of the Massachusetts Board of Electrical Examiners, according to a news release.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield

    11. Seen@ Springfield Young Professional Society Third Thursday at Adolfo's

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      Seen@ Springfield Young Professional Society Third Thursday at Adolfo's

      The Springfield Young Professional Society hosted a Third Thursday networking event on Thursday, July 22. Attendees enjoyed drinks, food and networking at Adolfo's Italian Restaurant in Springfield. The next Springfield YPS event is the Double Decker Dine on August, 31.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    12. Citizens Bank and NECN name Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action; grant it $35K

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      Citizens Bank and NECN name Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action; grant it $35K

      Citizens Bank and cable channel NECN have named Springfield's Tech Foundry a 2016 Champion in Action in the category of collective impact. Tech Foundry will receive $35,000 in unrestricted funding and promotional and volunteer support, Citizens Bank said in a news release. Founded by area computer entrepreneur Delcie Bean, Tech Foundry is a computer training program that aims to prep students for in-demand careers.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Advertising Club to Host Networking Event on Connecticut River

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 22 2016)

      Advertising Club to Host Networking Event on Connecticut River

      The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts invites guests to network on the Connecticut River on the famous Lady Bea on Thursday, August 25, departing from event sponsor Brunelle’s Marina in South Hadley. Guests are invited to sip on a cocktail from the cash bar, enjoy light appetizers, and take in the scenery while mingling with writers, designers, printers, agency staff, photographers, web designers, marketers, and media from Western Mass.

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      Mentions:   Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts

    14. Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 22 2016)

      Health New England Appoints Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer

      Health New England announced the recent appointment of Michael Marrone as chief financial officer. In this role, he will lead all aspects of financial strategy for the organization, aiming to provide cost-effective healthcare coverage while maintaining high-quality member care. Marrone is also responsible for accounting and financial reporting and also oversees provider operations. He joins Health New England’s executive leadership team and reports directly to President and CEO Maura McCaffrey. “Mike’s broad healthcare-industry experience and financial acumen make him a great asset to the company and a valuable addition to our executive team. We’re thrilled to welcome ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Health New England

    15. FloDesign Sonics of Wilbraham, which uses sound to filter fluids, looks to expand with $18M in new investments | masslive.com

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      FloDesign Sonics of Wilbraham, which uses sound to filter fluids, looks to expand with $18M in new investments | masslive.com

      FloDesign Sonics, the Wilbraham company that uses acoustics and fluid dynamics concepts developed at Western New England University to filter particles from liquids using vibration, has secured $18 million in capital from a recent sale of stock. Company CEO Stanley Kowalski III said the money will help FloDesign take its technology from the testing and experimentation stage to full-on production in the health care and bio science industries. He expects to double the size of FloDesign Sonics' 9,000-square-foot headquarters at 380 Main St. and in the coming months add at least six new staff members soon to a payroll ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.

    16. Center for EcoTechnology Marks 40 Years of Green Innovation

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 21 2016)

      Center for EcoTechnology Marks 40 Years of Green Innovation

      From its inception in 1976, the Center for EcoTechnology has always responded to the needs of businesses when it comes to being more energy-efficient and reducing waste. But in many ways, the nonprofit has also been an innovator, introducing green-business concepts years before they would be considered mainstream. At a time when energy supply and climate change remain serious concerns, CET’s leaders believe the pace of change in this field will be even more intense over the next 40 years — and they’re helping to raise the next generation to meet those challenges.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Stop & Shop

    17. Elms Unveils Its Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 21 2016)

      Elms Unveils Its Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

      Isiah Odunlami is an accountant by trade, currently handling audit and tax work for Springfield-based Moriarty & Primack. He enjoys the work, and, like most in this field, finds the ability to help clients grasp issues and solve specific problems quite rewarding. But while he’s obviously an accomplished ‘numbers guy,’ ‘bean counter,’ or whatever else one chooses to call those in this field, he believes he has other talents — as a leader, role model, and motivator. He’s done a few motivational talks, including some before young people in his hometown of Providence, R.I., and recently pieced together a ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Elms College

    18. An Inspiring Public-private Partnership

      Explore BusinessWest (Jul 21 2016)

      An Inspiring Public-private Partnership

      There are a number of intriguing economic-development projects underway across the Pioneer Valley, but perhaps none more compelling — and for a number of reasons — than the initiative taking shape in a building in downtown Holyoke known as the Cubit. There, a public-private partnership on several levels has materialized, bringing to reality an endeavor that will create momentum in realms ranging from job creation to the revitalization of Holyoke’s central business district. The facility being created on the structure’s first and second floors is called the MGM Resorts HCC Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Holyoke. That’s ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield   Holyoke

    19. Jeffrey Ciuffreda to retire from Springfield Regional Chamber; Nancy Creed tapped as succesor

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      Jeffrey Ciuffreda to retire from Springfield Regional Chamber; Nancy Creed tapped as succesor

      Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce President Jeffrey S. Ciuffreda will retire Aug. 5 and chamber Vice President of Marketing and Communications Nancy F. Creed will succeed him. Creed will be the first woman to head the Springfield Chamber in its more than 125-year history. Ciuffreda joined the Chamber in 1987 as its vice president of legislative affairs and became president in 2011.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System   Springfield Chamber of Commerce

    20. 'Team Springfield' honored by Boston Fed for Working Cities Challenge

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      'Team Springfield' honored by Boston Fed for Working Cities Challenge

      Springfield Works Initiative partners include: the EDC, Springfield Planning and Economic Development, the School Department Regional Employment Board of Hampden, MGM Springfield, Partners for Community Action, HAP Housing, Springfield Technical Community College, Western MA National Machine and Tooling Association, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Tech Foundry, United Personnel Services, United Way of Pioneer Valley and DevelopSpringfield,

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      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   Springfield   Boston Fed

    21. Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with...

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      Federal study outlines proposed $1.2 billion expansion of passenger rail in Northeast with...

      A federal study that details the proposed expansion of passenger rail service in the Northeast, with Springfield serving as a key connection, was praised by local advocates Wednesday as a project with great promise and benefits to the region and state. The three-prong expansion of passenger rail service in the Northeast would serve an estimated 323,000 riders annually in Massachusetts alone, according to the study known as the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI), citing 2035 ridership estimates.

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Palmer   Springfield

    22. Multi-use sports complex opening this fall in Westfield

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      Multi-use sports complex opening this fall in Westfield

      A new Roots Athletic Center will offer both in-door and out-door soccer play when it opens on Roots Road in October. The estimated $7 million complex is the latest expansion project for Kari and Frank Demarinis who own and operate the nearby Roots Aquatics and Fitness Center, Roots Learning Center and Roots Gymnastics. The new sports complex is under construction at 181 Roots Rd.. It will feature three in-door and two out-door turf fields along with a professional quality track. Outdoor fields are expected to be ready for play before the October opening of the entire complex.

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      Mentions:   Westfield

    23. Palmer and Holyoke honored for 100% renewable energy commitment | masslive.com

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      Palmer and Holyoke honored for 100% renewable energy commitment | masslive.com

      The leader of an environmental advocacy group on Wednesday insisted that Massachusetts — and in fact the entire nation — can be carbon-free by 2050 in its energy sector.  'We have more than enough wind and solar to meet our goals,' said Ben Hillerstein, director of the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, during a recent visit to Holyoke. Hillerstein is touring the state to honor municipalities that have made strides in adopting clean energy and energy efficiency.

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      Mentions:   Palmer   Holyoke

    24. 'Double Decker Dine 2016' getting ready to roll

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      'Double Decker Dine 2016' getting ready to roll

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will once again take local dining to a new level with Double Decker Dine 2016. The event will take place Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. It's the latest in an annual series of events where diners get chauffeured around Springfield in either a double-decker Peter Pan bus or in a modern Peter Pan motor coach so they can sample different restaurants.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines   Mary Kay Wydra

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