1. All Articles

    73-96 of 10048 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 417 418 419 »
    1. Plans to transform historic Northampton house into bed and breakfast to get review at Planning Board meeting

      Plans to transform historic Northampton house into bed and breakfast to get review at Planning Board meeting

      Plans for a new bed and breakfast in a historic section of Northampton will be considered by the city's planning board Thursday night, documents filed with the city show.  Deborah M. Henson, who lives at 83 Pomeroy Terrace, wants to convert sections of her single family home into a place where visitors can stay to enjoy the city.  The section of Northampton in which the house is located--Pomeroy Terrace--was just recently classified as a historic district and will be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, said Sarah LaValley, of the city's planning and sustainability office.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Northampton
    2. Valley Venture Mentors to Award $150,000 to Startups Tonight

      Valley Venture Mentors to Award $150,000 to Startups Tonight

      Today, May 24, Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) will host more than 450 people to celebrate the achievements of 35 startups participating in the fourth VVM Startup Accelerator program. The awards event will gather community influencers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business leaders at the MassMutual Center starting at 5 p.m. for an evening celebrating the local entrepreneurial renaissance in Western Mass.

      Read Full Article
    3. Suffolk Downs agrees to lease, refurbish Great Barrington track for live horse racing | masslive.com

      Suffolk Downs agrees to lease, refurbish Great Barrington track for live horse racing | masslive.com

      The company that operates horse racing and simulcasting at Suffolk Downs in East Boston has agreed to lease and refurbish the race track in Great Barrington.  Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC said Wednesday they will operate commercial races at the Great Barrington track while still operating simulcast wagering in East Boston.  The Great Barrington Fairgrounds are owned by Fairgrounds Realty LLC and Fair Grounds Community Redevelopment Project Inc. Racing at Great Barrington could start in 2019. Suffolk is seeking to potentially modify the track for longer races.

      Read Full Article
    4. Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off phase 1 of multi-million dollar renovations

      Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield shows off phase 1 of multi-million dollar renovations

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 in its multi-million-dollar renovation. Renovations and additions revealed included the Tip-Off Pavilion Lobby Presented by Mohegan Sun featuring images of iconic players and moments in the game, the impressive modern surround sound NIKE Theater, a donor recognition wall featuring an interactive kiosk, and the Coaches Circle exhibit which will pay tribute to Dr. James Naismith and celebrate current coaches who are following in his footsteps by emphasizing a commitment to positively impacting communities, players, peers, and society as a whole.

      Read Full Article
    5. United Technologies plans to hire 35,000 and spend $75 billion with suppliers, possibly...

      United Technologies plans to hire 35,000 and spend $75 billion with suppliers, possibly...

      Aerospace and technology giant United Technologies Corp. said Wednesday it plans to hire 35,000 people -- including thousands in Connecticut -- and spend more than $15 billion on capital improvements and research and development over the next five years. UTC also announced plans to spend an additional $75 billion through local procurement of products and services, money that could include components from Springfield-area precision manufacturers. For example, UTC Aerospace in Windsor Locks has a network of subcontractors that includes Massachusetts companies like Ortiz Tool in Springfield. Among other products, UTC Aerospace makes heating controls for Orion, a spaceship that could one ...

      Read Full Article
    6. City Council approves valet parking outside City Hall, MassLive building in downtown...

      City Council approves valet parking outside City Hall, MassLive building in downtown...

      The City Council approved a valet parking program this week that is intended to make parking more convenient for visitors to the MassLive tower building and City Hall at Court Square. The program is expected to begin July 2, based on City Hall Place, a street located between the two buildings. Councilors praised the program at a meeting Monday, and praised its sponsor, Evan Plotkin, president of NAI Plotkin. NAI Plotkin is a downtown property manager that includes the MassLive building at One Financial Plaza, 1350 Main St.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    7. United Bank Announces Purchase of Six Bank Branches

      United Bank announced it has entered into an agreement with Webster Bank, N.A. of Waterbury, Conn. to purchase six branches located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. United Bank will assume approximately $120 million of branch deposits in the transaction, which is expected to close in the fall of 2018, pending regulatory approval. Under the terms of the agreement, the following six Webster Bank branches will be purchased by United Bank, and employees at those branches are expected to join the United Bank team: 50 Elm St., West Springfield; 1355 Boston Road, Springfield; 62 Center Square, East Longmeadow; 124B ...

      Read Full Article
    8. Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      Economic Development Council of Western MA/Springfield WORKS to host Commonwealth Corps Members

      The Economic Development Council Western Mass/Springfield WORKS to Host Three Half-time (18 - 20 hrs/wk) Commonwealth Corps members to serve as Community Outreach Support Specialists providing community resident, leader and employer outreach and mentor recruitment. Through their service, members will increase access to a greater number of residents who are underemployed or unemployed, and community leaders and employers who are vital to sustained employment.

      Read Full Article
    9. People in Business: Florence Bank hires Nikki Gleason, of Monson, to serve as Vice President/Branch Manager of new Springfield branch

      People in Business: Florence Bank hires Nikki Gleason, of Monson, to serve as Vice President/Branch Manager of new Springfield branch

      Florence Bank has hired Nikki Gleason, of Monson, to serve as vice president/branch manager of the bank's new Springfield location, slated to open this year. Gleason studied accounting at Springfield Technical Community College and completed the program at the New England School of Financial Studies at Babson College. She is a board member for Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity as well as a fundraising committee member for Revitalize Community Development Corporation of Springfield. She will work in the bank's second Hampden County branch at 1444 Allen St., Springfield.

      Read Full Article
    10. People in Business: Comcast announces appointment of Beverly Elliott as Vice President of Engineering for Western New England Region

      People in Business: Comcast announces appointment of Beverly Elliott as Vice President of Engineering for Western New England Region

      Comcast has announced the appointment of Beverly Elliott as Vice President of Engineering for the company's Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Berlin, Connecticut and includes more than 300 communities in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Western New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. In this role, Elliott oversees Comcast's network operations, including construction, product engineering and overall system integrity, as well as the reliability and resiliency of Comcast's converged, fiber-optic network. Recently, Elliott was responsible for the rollout of Comcast's new 1 Gigabit internet service which uses DOCSIS 3.1 technology to make it possible to ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Comcast Springfield
    11. Hardwick's Big Picture Beef co-op growing sales of meat from grass-fed livestock to Big Y, River Valley Co-op

      Hardwick's Big Picture Beef co-op growing sales of meat from grass-fed livestock to Big Y, River Valley Co-op

      Ridge Shinn, 69, grew up milking cows and formed an agricultural company that began selling beef a year ago. The operation has expanded to include sales to the 70-store Big Y supermarket chain, which touts itself as a local grocer with stores throughout New England. The Big Y weekly flier this week features Big Picture Beef's hamburg on sale at $5.99 per pound, and includes a photo of Shinn on the front page. He is the CEO and founder of Hardwick-based Big Picture Beef, a consortium of about 50 Northeast farmers that eschews the feed-lot techniques that rely ...

      Read Full Article
    12. Ad Club of Western Mass. to host 2018 Creative Awards Thursday in Holyoke

      Ad Club of Western Mass. to host 2018 Creative Awards Thursday in Holyoke

      The very best creative work in the Valley will be on display Thursday as the Advertising Club of Western Mass. hosts its 2018 Creative Awards. This year's awards show will be held at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke, MA and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse will start the night. All creative work and submissions will be on display, including print, photography, videos and more.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Holyoke Alex Morse
    13. United Bank to close 3 Western Mass. locations following purchase of 6 Webster Bank branches

      United Bank to close 3 Western Mass. locations following purchase of 6 Webster Bank branches

      United Bank will close three existing branches in West Springfield, the Indian Orchard section of Springfield and in East Longmeadow after buying nearby locations from Webster Bank of Waterbury, Connecticut.  United Bank, headquartered in Hartford, announced Tuesday that it has purchased six Webster Bank locations.

      Read Full Article
    14. Howdy Awards honor 11 for hospitality excellence in Pioneer Valley

      Howdy Awards honor 11 for hospitality excellence in Pioneer Valley

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau honored 11 front-line hospitality workers for excellence Monday night at the 23rd annual Howdy Awards. The Howdys are meant to recognize the folks that make a visitor's stay in the Pioneer Valley special. Maybe it's the first person you see, like a desk clerk or a restaurant greeter. Or maybe its someone you never see, possibly because they are wearing a giant blue-and-yellow bird suit. Jim Syner, mascot for the Springfield Thunderbirds, was one of the 11 honorees Monday night, as was the St. Patrick's Committee of Holyoke, previously announced winner ...

      Read Full Article
    15. Springfield Housing Authority selects mayor's chief of staff, Denise Jordan, as new...

      Springfield Housing Authority selects mayor's chief of staff, Denise Jordan, as new...

      Denise R. Jordan, who has served as chief of staff for Mayor Domenic J. Sarno since he took office a decade ago, has been appointed executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority. The five-member authority, which oversees public housing in Springfield, selected Jordan by unanimous vote from among three finalists for the job. Final interviews occurred last week and the appointment was confirmed Monday. The appointment is pending state review and drafting of a contract. "I'm excited at the opportunity to help be a part of the Springfield Housing Authority," Jordan said Monday.

      Read Full Article
    16. Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College adds online certificate program in legal nurse consulting

      Elms College has introduced an online program for candidates to earn a paralegal studies certificate in legal nurse consulting. The 18-credit program may be done in less than one year by completing three, 8-week sessions online. Courses include health law, principles of litigation and tort and personal injury. Candidates must hold an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree as well as a current license to practice as a registered nurse. They must have completed 2,000 hours of clinical practice as a registered nurse. "The best candidates for the legal nurse consulting track are licensed nurses who are ...

      Read Full Article
    17. Colony Club, Springfield institution that has hosted 6 presidents, closes after 103 years

      Colony Club, Springfield institution that has hosted 6 presidents, closes after 103 years

      The Colony Club in Springfield's Tower Square, a downtown staple since 1915 that has hosted six presidents, shut down Monday. "We wanted to cease operations with our heads held high," said Mark Teed, president of the Board of Governors."We made the toughest decision of all." The Club made a major push for members three years ago on its 100th birthday. But that recruiting effort was unsuccessful. It was down to 215 members from more than 300 in 2015. "I think it was just a model that wasn't meeting the needs of young executives," Teed said. "There was ...

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    18. An Employment Lawyer Diversifies into Manufacturing

      An Employment Lawyer Diversifies into Manufacturing

      When she started her law career with a firm in Springfield, Amy Royal didn’t consider herself an entrepreneur. But that quality emerged quickly, and she would go on to start her own firm. She soon realized, though, that she was a actually a serial entrepreneur with an appetite for developing and growing companies, the latest of which is a door manufacturer in Ludlow.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Springfield
    19. Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court...

      Valet parking program proposed outside MassLive office building at Springfield's Court...

      The owner of the MassLive building at Court Square is proposing a valet parking program, intended to improve the experience for visitors of the office building and its neighbor, City Hall. As proposed, six parking spots will be set aside on City Hall Place, a one-way side street between the MassLive building, at 1350 Main St., and City Hall. The valet stand would be at the corner of Court Street and City Hall Place, and the attendants would park cars in the the designated spaces and at the nearby Civic Center garage on Bruce Landon Way.

      Read Full Article
    20. Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday

      Wellspring Harvest to hold greenhouse ribbon cutting, open house events Sunday

      Wellspring Harvest will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday to commemorate the completion of its hydroponic greenhouse and the beginning of its agricultural production.  The cooperative corporation will officially open its Indian Orchard greenhouse with a 2 p.m. ribbon cutting event at the 121 Pinevale St. location.  Following the ribbon cutting, Wellspring Harvest will hold a two-hour open house, which will feature demonstrations of hydroponic growing techniques, tours and free lettuce samples, according to organizers.

      Read Full Article
    21. Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West...

      Sisters of Providence break ground on affordable housing with elder care services in West...

      The Sisters of Providence have broken ground on Hillside Residence, a $10 million project to build 36 units of affordable, elder care housing on the 27-acre Providence campus at 2112 Riverdale St. The project calls for integrating housing for residents age 62 or older with the health services they will need as they grow older, according to Sister Kathleen Popko, president of the Sisters of Providence.  "At times, the dream seemed futile," Popko told the crowd gathered Friday at the site where the housing will soon rise, recalling the ups and downs of trying to secure project funding over the ...

      Read Full Article
    22. Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

      Look inside the new UMass Amherst mobile water treatment lab

      A new mobile water treatment lab run by UMass Amherst will help small towns test new water treatment technology.  "Some of our smaller towns are risk-averse to testing new technologies on their water treatment," said Rep. Smitty Pignatelli, D-Lenox. "This would allow them to kick the tires and test it on a much smaller basis." Pignatelli said making a mistake with a new technology can cost towns tens of thousands of dollars, so this is an opportunity for small systems to test out new technologies and see if they will work on a larger scale.

      Read Full Article
    23. Chicopee Construction company to move to mostly vacant industrial park, city approves tax...

      Chicopee Construction company to move to mostly vacant industrial park, city approves tax...

      A local construction company is planning to move to a parcel of land in the Chicopee River Business Park, which has been mostly empty since it was created more than 25 years ago. A. Crane Construction LLC. is purchasing an about 10-acre lot known as Parcel 8 on East Main Street. The property is across the street from the main part of the Business River Park and on the side that runs along the Chicopee River, said Eric Nelson president and CEO of Westmass Westmass Area Development Corporation, which owns the industrial park. The company has not closed on the ...

      Read Full Article
    24. Springfield Innovation Center construction to resume in June

      Springfield Innovation Center construction to resume in June

      DevelopSpringfield says it will restart renovation work in mid-June on the long-stalled Springfield Innovation Center. MassDevelopment, the state's finance and development agency, sent DevelopSpringfield a commitment letter this week putting the local agency one step closer to getting the financing it needs to complete the project, said Nicholas Fyntrilakis, chairman of the DevelopSpringfield board of directors.

      Read Full Article
    73-96 of 10048 « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 417 418 419 »
  1. Categories

    1. Industry Clusters:

      Aerospace/Defense, Business Development, Creative Economy, Education, Energy, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Green Region, Health Care, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Logistics, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Paper Manufacturing, Plastics, Retail, Tourism, Transportation, Workforce
  2. Popular Articles

  3. From the EDC

    See all From the EDC articles
  4. Organizations in the News

    1. (1366 articles) University of Massachusetts
    2. (371 articles) Springfield Technical Community College
    3. (307 articles) Holyoke Community College
    4. (285 articles) Basketball Hall of Fame
    5. (277 articles) Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts
    6. (259 articles) MassDevelopment
    7. (238 articles) Western New England University
    8. (227 articles) Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
    9. (217 articles) Westfield State University
    10. (202 articles) Associated Industries of Massachusetts
  5. Government Officials in the News

    1. (704 articles) Governor Deval L. Patrick
    2. (608 articles) Domenic J. Sarno
    3. (310 articles) Congressman Richard E. Neal
    4. (117 articles) Kevin Kennedy
    5. (98 articles) Michael D. Bissonnette
    6. (77 articles) Daniel M. Knapik
    7. (71 articles) Congressman John W. Olver
    8. (63 articles) Gregory P. Bialecki
    9. (54 articles) Alex Morse
    10. (34 articles) Timothy P Murray
  6. Western Mass Cities in the News

    1. (5674 articles) Springfield
    2. (1929 articles) Holyoke
    3. (1421 articles) Amherst
    4. (1259 articles) Westfield
    5. (1118 articles) Chicopee
    6. (1065 articles) Northampton
    7. (620 articles) West Springfield
    8. (599 articles) Greenfield
    9. (354 articles) Palmer
    10. (329 articles) Easthampton
  7. Western Mass EDC Staff Members in the News

    1. (68 articles) Rick Sullivan
    2. (64 articles) Jeff Ciuffreda
    3. (41 articles) Mary Kay Wydra
    4. (26 articles) Ann Burke
    5. (12 articles) Kenn Delude
    6. (10 articles) Lisa McMahon
  8. Companies in the News

    1. (2069 articles) The Republican
    2. (387 articles) Baystate Health
    3. (382 articles) MassMutual
    4. (274 articles) MassMutual Center
    5. (211 articles) MGM
    6. (166 articles) Big Y Foods
    7. (161 articles) Western Massachusetts Electric Company
    8. (150 articles) Peter Pan Bus Lines
    9. (150 articles) Amtrak
    10. (141 articles) Smith & Wesson Corp.
  9. Business Leaders in the News

    1. (109 articles) Michael Graney
    2. (105 articles) Allan W. Blair
    3. (80 articles) Timothy W. Brennan
    4. (71 articles) Robert Caret
    5. (64 articles) Kathleen G. Anderson
    6. (44 articles) Nick Fyntrilakis
    7. (28 articles) Kevin E. Lynn
    8. (20 articles) William Ward
    9. (19 articles) Judy Matt
    10. (18 articles) Jack Wilson
  10. Western Mass EDC Board of Directors in the News

    1. (50 articles) Dr. Robert C. Holub
    2. (38 articles) Dr. Evan S. Dobelle
    3. (36 articles) Carol A. Leary
    4. (34 articles) William F. Messner
    5. (33 articles) Kumble Subbaswamy
    6. (32 articles) Mark R. Tolosky
    7. (31 articles) Paul C. Picknelly
    8. (25 articles) Ira Rubenzahl
    9. (22 articles) Peter F. Straley
    10. (16 articles) William J. Wagner