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    1. Bay Path to Present ‘Why Mentoring Matters for Success in STEM’

      Explore BusinessWest (Feb 2 2017)

      Bay Path to Present ‘Why Mentoring Matters for Success in STEM’

      The Center of Excellence for Women in STEM at Bay Path University will welcome Dr. Becky Wai-Ling Packard to the Women in STEM Speaker Series for a talk and interactive session on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Breck Suite on the university’s Longmeadow campus. Packard is a professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, where she also directs the Weissman Center for Leadership. She will take a closer look at professional mentoring from both the mentor and mentee perspective during her presentation, “Why Mentoring Matters for Success in STEM.”

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      Mentions:   Mount Holyoke College   Holyoke

    2. Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield

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      Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrates third anniversary in Springfield

      Springfield's Tech Foundry job training nonprofit celebrated its third anniversary Tuesday evening, as the program's backers touted its progress to a crowd of community stakeholders, former students and business leaders. Tech Foundry Director of Strategic Partnerships Jonathan Edwards and founder Delcie Bean described the nonprofit's successes, which include a 65 percent job placement rate for students seeking IT work, Tech Foundry said in a press release. Mike Knapik, the head of Governor Charlie Baker's Springfield office, former Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Greg Bialecki and Baystate Health Services IT Director Patrick Streck also spoke at ...

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    3. West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt projecting $4M in energy savings over next 20 years

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      West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt projecting $4M in energy savings over next 20 years

      The implementation of energy-saving measures that don't impact the city's bottom line are projected to save West Springfield around $4 million over the next 20 years, according to Mayor Will Reichelt. This fiscal year alone, West Side saved around $140,000 because of the city's commitment to "go green," Reichelt said. The savings are a result of improved efficiency and net metering credits from the community's investment in solar fields in Southwick and Montague, he said. "These energy efficiency improvements did not affect the city's operating budget," Reichelt said. The city, a designated "Green Community ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. Valley Venture Mentors Graduates Manufacturing Cohort

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      Valley Venture Mentors Graduates Manufacturing Cohort

      This week, Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) celebrated the graduation of participants in its Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerator. The graduation ceremony took place at VVM World Headquarters at Tower Square in front of a crowd of nearly 100 friends, supporters, and members of the political and business communities. The Manufacturing Accelerator delivered intensive and immersive training sessions to seven small precision manufacturers over four months to help them identify new revenue streams and connect them with new industries and customers.

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Springfield   Valley Venture Mentors

    5. Women’s Fund Names Monica Borgatti Director of Philanthropy

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      Women’s Fund Names Monica Borgatti Director of Philanthropy

      The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts named experienced fund-raiser Monica Bogatti the foundation’s new director of Philanthropy. Borgatti comes to the Women’s Fund with a strong fund-raising background, including experience creating and coordinating strategic fund-raising plans, special-event planning, and planned-giving campaigns. In addition, she has been a long-time volunteer for the Women’s Fund, serving on several of the organization’s committees, including the grant-making committee, which has awarded more than $3 million since 1997.

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

    6. BHN Awarded $100K Mutual Impact Grant from MassMutual

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      BHN Awarded $100K Mutual Impact Grant from MassMutual

      Behavioral Health Network Inc. (BHN) has been awarded a $100,000 Mutual Impact Grant by MassMutual through the company’s Mutual Impact community-investment program. BHN will use this grant to bring the Elizabeth Freeman Center’s Money School program model to Springfield. These Mutual Impact funds will offer Money School to survivors of domestic or sexual violence who are also in recovery from addiction. BHN will provide participants with the skills and supports necessary to move out of poverty. Participants will be given individually tailored financial and career mentoring as well as intensive advocacy and support for their addiction recovery ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    7. Colleges Respond to Growing Demand for Healthcare Professionals

      Explore BusinessWest (Feb 1 2017)

      Colleges Respond to Growing Demand for Healthcare Professionals

      Many students work hard to earn a college degree, then find there are no jobs that match their credentials.  But the demand for people to work in healthcare settings continues to rise, and high-school graduates or individuals seeking a career change are likely to be hired quickly after graduating from a certificate or degree program in any of several fields.  “Each year, we graduate 125 to 150 students from our healthcare programs, and they walk into jobs within months of passing their exams,” said Julia Chevan, dean of Springfield College School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies. “In the past ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield College   Springfield Technical Community College

    8. MassDevelopment announces $12.3 million in loans for E. Henry Twiggs Estates in Springfield

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      MassDevelopment announces $12.3 million in loans for E. Henry Twiggs Estates in Springfield

      MassDevelopment has issued a $12.3 million tax-exempt bond to finance the purchase and rehabilitation of 75 units of affordable housing and a community center in Springfield's Mason Square neighborhood. BH EHT I LLC, an affiliate of Better Homes Inc., is updating electrical wiring, HVAC systems and plumbing, installing new windows, doors, roofs, flooring and exterior wall insulation and making kitchen improvements, according to a press release from MassDevelopment. BH EHT I LLC will also buy and renovate a vacant commercial building at 437 Bay St. for community and office space serving the housing complex.

       
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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   TD Bank   Springfield

    9. Springfield forum slated to discuss impacts of new Every Student Succeeds Act

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      Springfield forum slated to discuss impacts of new Every Student Succeeds Act

      Local and state organizations are inviting the public to take part in a community forum on Thursday at the MassMutual Center to expand dialogue on the impacts of a new federal education law known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The forum is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the MassMutual center, 1277 Main St. The forum is sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC) in partnership with the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education and Springfield Business Leaders for Education.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    10. Massachusetts manufacturers graduate from Valley Venture Mentors accelerator with eye toward being the best in the world

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      Massachusetts manufacturers graduate from Valley Venture Mentors accelerator with eye toward being the best in the world

      Showing off products ranging from parts for the Mars Rover to plastic models of the human gallbladder used for training surgeons, seven manufactures from around the Pioneer Valley graduated Monday night from Valley Venture Mentors Manufacturing Accelerator program with clearer paths toward growth. "It's about making our customers happy. It's about keeping the work here. It's about saving it from going overseas," said graduate Susan M. Kasa, president of Boulevard Machine and Gear in Springfield, which has 22 employees. "Sometimes, in the day-to-day running of a business, you take things for granted. We learned to not take ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   Baystate Health   Springfield

    11. United Financial Bancorp Posts Record Earnings in Fourth Quarter

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      United Financial Bancorp Posts Record Earnings in Fourth Quarter

      United Financial Bancorp Inc., the holding company for United Bank, announced results for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016. The company reported net income of $14.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the quarter, compared to net income for the linked quarter of $14.2 million, or $0.28 per diluted share. The company reported net income of $9.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2015. “In the fourth quarter of 2016, the United Financial Bancorp Inc. team delivered record revenue, record earnings per share, and strong loan growth ...

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      Mentions:   United Bank

    12. West of the River Chamber to Host Legislative Breakfast Event Feb. 22

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      West of the River Chamber to Host Legislative Breakfast Event Feb. 22

      The West of the River Chamber of Commerce announced its Legislative Breakfast event, which brings members and non-members together for a morning of breakfast and legislative updates. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Springfield Country Club in West Springfield. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with local business people over breakfast, and later will enjoy an informational session, emceed by Anthony Cignoli and presented by a panel of legislators, including State Sens. Don Humason and James Welch, stat Reps. Nicholas Boldyga and Michael Finn, Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen, and ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Six Flags New England   Springfield

    13. Wired West unveils new vision for broadband fiber network in 27 rural communities

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      Wired West unveils new vision for broadband fiber network in 27 rural communities

      Wired West is still pushing for a fiber-to-the-home network spanning up to 27 towns. Its leaders are still touting fiber as a blazing-fast, future-proof technology, and say the regional concept would be more economical than one where each town goes it alone. But now, following a shift in state policy, they propose to merely operate the network instead of trying to do everything themselves, including actually stringing cable on utility poles.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Northampton   Westfield

    14. MassBenchmarks: Labor shortage slows state economy

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      MassBenchmarks: Labor shortage slows state economy

      A shortage of well-trained workers for in-demand jobs is slowing growth in the Massachusetts economy, according to a report out Friday from MassBenchmarks. Massachusetts' real gross domestic product grew at an estimated annual rate of 0.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the MassBenchmarks Current Economic Index. That is contrasted with an estimated 1.9 percent during the same period nationally. MassBenchmarks is a quarterly study of the state economy prepared by economists working with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the national GDP estimates Friday.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    15. Providence Behavioral Health adds in-patient 'step-down' unit to addiction services

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      Providence Behavioral Health adds in-patient 'step-down' unit to addiction services

      Mercy Behavioral Health Care is adding an in-patient "step-down" unit at its Providence Behavioral Health Hospital to help individuals fighting substance abuse disorders transition in post-detoxification treatment to outpatient services. The 21-bed unit, in renovated space on the hospital's third floor, is being described as a "bridge" between acute in-patient addiction treatment services and outpatient services by Dr. Robert J. Roose, chief medical officer and vice president of addiction and recovery services for the parent Sisters of Providence Health System, which is part of Trinity Health-New England, and also includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Western New England University   Springfield

    16. Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bidding Opportunity for Tradespersons

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      Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bidding Opportunity for Tradespersons

      The Operational Services Division (OSD) intends to establish a series of Tradespersons Statewide Contracts, providing regional coverage for a variety of trade services throughout Massachusetts. Recently, OSD posted the Intent to Procure Notice for the first of these Statewide Contracts.

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    17. New HCC President Sees Growth Opportunities for Herself and Her Students

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      New HCC President Sees Growth Opportunities for Herself and Her Students

      Christina Royal recently took the helm at Holyoke Community College. She brings with her a phrase, or saying, that she contrived and uses often as she talks about higher education and her approach to it: “it takes a village to raise a student.”  Before accepting the position of provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Inver Hills Community College just outside the Twin Cities in Minnesota, Christina Royal first turned down an offer to become president of a school in Texas.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Springfield Technical Community College   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

    18. MassDOT visiting for Western Ave. Westfield project update

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      MassDOT visiting for Western Ave. Westfield project update

      State officials are expected to visit the city next week to discuss how the Western Avenue improvement project is coming along. Members of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) are holding a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., at South Middle School on West Silver Street, to provide residents with information about the project’s current status, as well as provide a chance to ask questions. The project is currently slated to begin construction in 2019, while going to bid for the fiscal year 2018.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    19. Springfield officials reveal first 3 businesses to sign leases for $94 million renovated Union Station

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      Springfield officials reveal first 3 businesses to sign leases for $94 million renovated Union Station

      Dunkin' Donuts, Subway sandwiches and a Commuter Variety newsstand shop are the first three retail tenants committed to opening in Springfield's Union Station. Union Station is expected to open in April. City officials from the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Union Station booster U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal made the announcement Thursday after taking a group of veterans from the Holyoke Soldiers' Home on a tour of the recently rehabilitated station.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Amtrak   Springfield

    20. VVM Announces 36 Startups Accepted into 2017 Accelerator

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      VVM Announces 36 Startups Accepted into 2017 Accelerator

      Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) announced the 2017 Startup Accelerator cohort this week. The 36 startups, chosen from more than 200 applicants received from around the world, represent high-quality, early-stage startups across more than eight industries, including technology, beauty, healthcare, transportation, and publishing. “We are excited by the diversity of industries represented in this cohort,” VVM CEO Liz Roberts said. “We are honored that they are choosing to invest their time in our accelerator. They will get intensive training, mentorship, and resources to take their startups to the next level.” Sixty-five percent of this year’s startups are led by women ...

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      Mentions:   MassDevelopment   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    21. Federal Rail Administration open house in Springfield invites public to learn about new...

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      Federal Rail Administration open house in Springfield invites public to learn about new...

      A Federal Rail Administration (FRA) open house held in Springfield on Wednesday allowed the public to come out and learn about plans for an updated rail system. Held at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission on Congress Street, the primary reason for the open house was to give the public access to information about the NEC FUTURE program--a federal plan to update aging infrastructure and expand rail services in the northeastern corridor. Information boards were laid out explaining the various aspects of the proposed rail plan, and members of the FRA were also present to answer questions from the public about ...

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      Mentions:   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    22. Unemployment: Trade, transportation and utilities lead local job gains

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      Unemployment: Trade, transportation and utilities lead local job gains

      Greater Springfield lost a net 400 jobs in December, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. On the year, the region showed a robust gain of 7,400 jobs for a 2.2 percent gain on the year. That compares favorably with the statewide average of 2 percent.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    23. Bradley International Airport adds Spirit Airlines flights to South Carolina, Florida

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      Bradley International Airport adds Spirit Airlines flights to South Carolina, Florida

      Ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday that it will begin nonstop service from Bradley International Airport to three locations in the South Atlantic states. Starting April 27, Spirit Airlines will offer nonstop service between Bradley and Orlando International Airport in Florida and Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina. Spirit will also commence daily nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport June 15.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Springfield   Dannel Malloy

    24. Square One Awarded $100,000 Mutual Impact Grant by MassMutual

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      Square One Awarded $100,000 Mutual Impact Grant by MassMutual

      Square One has been awarded a $100,000 grant by MassMutual through the company’s Mutual Impact community-investment program. Mutual Impact is funded by MassMutual employees through the company’s annual employee-giving program and matched by the MassMutual Foundation, a dedicated corporate foundation established by MassMutual. This is the second year that Square One has received a Mutual Impact grant. “We are so incredibly grateful to the MassMutual team for their belief in our mission and long-standing, generous support for our work,” said Kristine Allard, chief development & communications officer for Square One. “The funds we receive through this grant will ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

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