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    1. Holyoke Innovation District offers workshop on valley's internet-access capabilities | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Innovation District offers workshop on valley's internet-access capabilities | masslive.com

      The Holyoke Innovation District will present 'A Broadband Workshop: Maximizing Utilization of the Pioneer Valley's Broadband Infrastructure' from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center on Bigelow Street.  'The fact that this event is being held in Holyoke is a testament to the great work being done in our Innovation District. I'm proud the Holyoke Gas and Electric has quickly become a regional leader in providing this type of service,' Mayor Alex B. Morse said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    2. Amherst Economic Development Director Geoffrey Kravitz says Amherst is business friendly | masslive.com

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      Amherst Economic Development Director Geoffrey Kravitz says Amherst is business friendly | masslive.com

      In the three months of Geoffrey Kravitz's tenure as the town's first economic development director he's been welcomed everywhere he goes.  Growing up in town, he said he was a little surprised.  Amherst has had a reputation of not being the most-pro business communities around.  His job in part is 'to change that impression. We are open and welcoming.' The caveat 'you have to understand we're a unique community.'

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    3. Springfield Regional Chamber’s Leadership 2016 to Graduate 22

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      Springfield Regional Chamber’s Leadership 2016 to Graduate 22

      Twenty-two business professionals will graduate from the Springfield Regional Chamber’s Leadership 2016 in a ceremony on Thursday, April 14 from 6-9 p.m. at the Springfield Sheraton. Sponsored by the MassMutual Financial Group with scholarship support from the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, the program is a collaboration between the Springfield Regional Chamber and Western New England University to teach middle- and upper-level managers the crucial thinking and problem-solving skills needed to prepare participants to be effective leaders in service to the community and their workplaces. This year’s program, “Leadership Skills: For Personal, Organizational, and Community ...

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   TD Bank   MassMutual

    4. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Obama assistant Julie Chavez Rodriguez to be honored by Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

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      Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Obama assistant Julie Chavez Rodriguez to be honored by Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts | masslive.com

      The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts will hold its annual graduation celebration for participants of its Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact on May 23 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. LIPPI graduated its largest class in 2015. The 10-month program offers women from all backgrounds training to serve as civic leaders in their communities. Tickets for "Women Lead Change" are $65 each, and registration may be done through the fund's website. Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Julie Chavez Rodriguez, a special assistant to President Barack Obama and granddaughter to Caesar Chavez, will be honored at the ...

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    5. Elms College Launches Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

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      Elms College Launches Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

      Elms College announced the launch of its new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) to expand business-education offerings at the college through a hands-on, real-world approach. “In this time of a rapidly emerging entrepreneurial society, we need to create a flexible structure to accommodate not only degree work but also certificate programs, workshops, consulting services, and other assistance needed to make sure that entrepreneurs are equipped not only to start a business but, more importantly, to sustain it over time,” said Elms College President Sr. Mary Reap. The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership was developed with that goal in mind. Reap and ...

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Elms College

    6. Tighe & Bond Secures Award for Engineering Excellence

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      Tighe & Bond Secures Award for Engineering Excellence

      The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts presented Tighe & Bond and Borrego Solar Systems with a Silver Award for the 3.5-megawatt North Adams E Street solar photovoltaic (PV) system during its 2016 Engineering Excellence and Awards Gala. Held on March 16 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, this annual competition and event recognizes recent engineering achievements that demonstrate the highest degree of merit, ingenuity, complexity, and client satisfaction.

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Tighe & Bond

    7. Main Street reconstruction, opportunities for economic growth on agenda for Springfield's North End | masslive.com

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      Main Street reconstruction, opportunities for economic growth on agenda for Springfield's North End | masslive.com

      A $6 million reconstruction of Main Street, a $50,000 economic planning grant and a series of focus groups highlight upcoming plans that could lead to more business and job opportunities in the city's North End.  Springfield City Councilor Adam Gomez and Jose Claudio, of the New North Citizens Council, met with a small group of business owners Wednesday to discuss upcoming projects and opportunities for the city's North End and South End business districts.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Expands Its Offerings

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      Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Expands Its Offerings

      pringfield has a storied rowing history, and in 2012 PVRC took up residence in a century-old building that formerly housed Bassett Boat’s showroom. It sits on the edge of North Riverfront Park, which recently received a $1.3 million makeover, and is backed by the 3.7-mile Connecticut River Walk and Bikeway.  Quick said the club is delighted with the new pergola, pavilion, picnic tables, nautical flagpole, and sitting walls at the park, and works closely with the city to maintain it.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    9. Old Heritage, New Horizons for Town of Lenox

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      Old Heritage, New Horizons for Town of Lenox

      Common topics of conversation, according to McNinch, include the overhaul of zoning laws to better accommodate new and diverse businesses. The lack of a vibrant evening and late-night scene in the village is another, and most recently, Lenox has been abuzz about an influx of new hotel developments and renovations, and concurrent discussions about tax incentives for new arrivals in the hospitality sector.  “I think the Planning Board needs to work on revamping our zoning bylaws — and they are — to make it easier to entice businesses to come and do what they need to do, and keep some of our ...

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    10. Young Professional Groups Continue to Hone Missions, Programming

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      Young Professional Groups Continue to Hone Missions, Programming

      The region’s growing number of young professional groups were all created to fill a void in the region, a recognized need for an organization devoted to people of generally the same age and facing mostly similar challenges, professionally and personally. This void-filling role has included a good deal of evolution and expansion that goes well beyond networking, and into the realms of education, professional development, philanthropy, and stemming that problem known as the brain drain.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield College   TD Bank

    11. Chicopee Savings and Westfield Bank to merge, become largest bank headquartered in Hampden County

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      Chicopee Savings and Westfield Bank to merge, become largest bank headquartered in Hampden County

      Chicopee Savings has agreed to merge into Westfield Bank to form the largest bank headquartered in here in Hampden County in a $110 million deal. The move continues a trend of bank mergers driven by technology needs and a drive for market share.
      Following the merger, both banks will do business under the Westfield Bank name. The holding company to be renamed Western New England Bancorp with the Nasdaq trading symbol WNEB.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Westfield   Westfield Bank

    12. MassMutual Financial Group to lay off nearly 100 more employees in Springfield

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      MassMutual Financial Group to lay off nearly 100 more employees in Springfield

       MassMutual Financial Group will lay off nearly 100 employees from its information technology department. MassMutual spokesman James Lacey confirmed the layoffs Tuesday morning, saying the employees would leave over the next 18 months. MassMutual is outsourcing the work to a company with which it has had a longtime business relationship, he said.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   Springfield

    13. Hoop Hall Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2016

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      Hoop Hall Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2016

      This year’s class includes 27-year NBA referee Darell Garretson; 11-time NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, two-time NABC Coach of the Year Tom Izzo, the first African-American coach in a professional league John McLendon; three-time NBA Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal; and four-time WNBA Champion Sheryl Swoopes. Distinguished committees focused on preserving all areas from the game also selected four directly elected members. They include Zelmo Beaty from the Veterans Committee, Yao Ming from the International Committee, Cumberland Posey from the Early African American Pioneers Committee and Jerry Reinsdorf from the Contributor Committee

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    14. Springfield one of 38 communities commended for making significant progress in early literacy efforts

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      Springfield one of 38 communities commended for making significant progress in early literacy efforts

      Springfield's Reading Success by 4th Grade initiative and community partners were cited for making 'measurable progress' on student attendance outcomes. The Springfield Public Schools and the United Way of Pioneer Valley, partners in the Stay in School Campaign, have brought the community together on issues affecting the high school graduation rate including the importance of daily attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Farmington Bank report shows job creation strong

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      Farmington Bank report shows job creation strong

       Job growth in Greater Springfield continues to impress Donald Klepper-Smith, economic advisor to Farmington Bank. 'You are gaining jobs where it counts: health care, education, financial services  1,200 in the last year, ' he said. Klepper-Smith released the April Farmington Bank Economic Scorecard this week. it followed closely a March report that was delayed because of the schedule the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses to release jobs numbers.

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    16. CRRC MA subway car builder begins hiring for new East Springfield plant

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      CRRC MA subway car builder begins hiring for new East Springfield plant

      CRRC MA USA , the Chinese rail car manufacturer with a contact to build subway cars for the MBTA, has begun hiring for its factory and North American headquarters now under construction at the former Westinghouse site in East Springfield. CRRC MA is running ads online now through staffing company United Personnel in Springfield for two executives. One ad is for a director of manufacturing with at least 10 years of management experience. The successful candidate must be willing to make frequent trips to China and knowledge of the Mandarin Chinese language is preferred but not required.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    17. Dockit Creates Co-working Space for Springfield Lawyers

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      Dockit Creates Co-working Space for Springfield Lawyers

      Lauran Thompson — a paralegal who had managed her family’s law office, Thompson & Thompson, for 15 years — recognized the value of co-working as well, and saw opportunity in a model popular among law professionals out west and in Boston, but sorely lacking in Western Mass. The business she started, Dockit — located just off Main Street, in the pedestrian walkway between Harrison Street and the MassMutual Center known as Market Place — provides exactly that, with plenty of amenities to boot. Members don’t have their own desks or offices, but can work or meet with clients in a number of shared ...

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Northampton

    18. US Defense Secretary to announce $317 million MIT-based textile research center; UMass-Amherst, Quinsigamond CC will participate | masslive.com

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      US Defense Secretary to announce $317 million MIT-based textile research center; UMass-Amherst, Quinsigamond CC will participate | masslive.com

      The new Revolutionary Fiber and Textile Manufacturing Innovation Institute will be based at MIT, with participation from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester. It will research new types of fibers made with semiconductors, which have technical capabilities such as storing energy or enabling Internet connectivity. Some fabrics could be exceptionally strong, lightweight or flame resistant. They could control temperature or monitor someone's health. The fabrics could be used for defense purposes and for commercial sale.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    19. Chamber Leaders to Attend Business Summit on Beacon Hill

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      Chamber Leaders to Attend Business Summit on Beacon Hill

      The Springfield Regional Chamber, in partnership with the East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce with support from the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, will hold its popular Beacon Hill Summit on Wednesday, April 27. Sponsored by Comcast and WWLP-TV22, the day-long event is the largest regional business summit at the State House and provides an opportunity for business and community leaders to hear from key legislators and members of the Baker-Polito administration and voice their opinions, concerns, and ideas during the day’s formal sessions and social events. This will be the second time this event is ...

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      Mentions:   Comcast   Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce   Springfield

    20. Five Colleges to Pursue Construction of Library Annex in Hatfield

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      Five Colleges to Pursue Construction of Library Annex in Hatfield

      Five Colleges Inc. announced it is pursuing siting its library annex at a location in Hatfield. It has ended its efforts to gain approval of building the annex on a site on North Maple Street in Hadley. “Although we are confident of our legal right to build on the Hadley site under the Dover Amendment, we have decided that, in order to meet our needs for a completed annex, it would be best to devote our efforts at a different site,” said Neal Abraham, consortium executive director.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Holyoke

    21. Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts honors partners

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      Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts honors partners

      Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts is on a mission to promote the economic independence of all women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. For more information on Dress for Success, visit www.westernmass.dressforsuccess.org.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Sisters of Providence Health System

    22. Professional Women's Chamber to hold 'ladies night' in East Longmeadow | masslive.com

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      Professional Women's Chamber to hold 'ladies night' in East Longmeadow | masslive.com

      An East Longmeadow boutique will host a gathering of area businesswomen as part of a bi-monthly 'ladies night.'  The event, scheduled for April 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., is part of a series of networking nights put on by the Professional Women's Chamber. It will be held at and hosted by Carol K's Added Attractions, a women's clothing boutique at180 Shaker Road.

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    23. MGM Springfield seeks to replace Comcast in managing MassMutual Center | masslive.com

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      MGM Springfield seeks to replace Comcast in managing MassMutual Center | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield will partner with Spectra by Comcast Spectacor in the casino company's bid to take on a role in managing the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield.  Spectra, then Global Spectrum, was chosen to run the state-owned facility at the time of its reopening in September 2005, replacing state employees who had been managing the former Springfield Civic Center.  MGM Springfield is set to open a $950 million casino in downtown Springfield in fall 2018. The project is currently under construction a block away.

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      Mentions:   Comcast   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    24. East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Wilbraham -

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      East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce, East Longmeadow, Hampden, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Wilbraham -

      Feast in the East come sample offerings from area restaurants

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