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    1. In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines

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      In Springfield, Steve Wozniak talks Apple's early days, the future of humans and machines

      Steve Wozniak captivated the crowd Friday night at the MassMutual Center, telling stories from the early days of Apple, promoting technological advances like self-driving cars and describing the philosophy that has driven him to such success. The Apple co-founder participated in a question-and-answer session moderated by NECN's Latoyia Edwards. The talk was put on by the Springfield Public Forum with help of sponsors including MassMutual, Wilbraham & Monson Academy and Paragus Strategic IT. MassLive was the media sponsor.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    2. Hitchcock Center celebrates groundbreaking at Hampshire College

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      Hitchcock Center celebrates groundbreaking at Hampshire College

      With the Hitchcock Center groundbreaking ceremony Friday afternoon at Hampshire College, the center has now launched an overall fundraising campaign to complete funding for the 9,000 square-foot project. The Building For the Future campaign has raised $4.6 million of the $5.8 million project cost. And now the center is asking the community at large to donate. A group of donors will match all donations given or pledged between now and May 31, of up to $100,000

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    3. Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator Awards boosts startups; Olive Natural Beauty takes 1st place

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      Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator Awards boosts startups; Olive Natural Beauty takes 1st place

      The skin care startup Olive Natural Beauty took first place at the inaugural Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator Awards, winning a $35,000 grant.  Twelve companies split a pot of $282,500, up from the $250,000 that was announced before the event on Thursday night at the MassMutual Center.  'Today is the culmination of four months of intensive training,' said VVM Executive Director Paul Silva, congratulating every business team who has gone through the mentoring and acceleration programs.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Valley Venture Mentors

    4. Google's Steve Vinter: Computing is the future of Massachusetts jobs | masslive.com

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      Google's Steve Vinter: Computing is the future of Massachusetts jobs | masslive.com

      More than 320 business owners, community leaders and Springfield Technical Community College students and alumni gathered at the Basketball Hall of Fame Thursday night to attend the 'Not Just Business As Usual' annual celebration of innovative thinking.  The event featured keynote speaker Steve Vinter, engineering director at Google's office in Kendall Square in Cambridge, along with interactive science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) demonstrations by STCC students. It is the largest fundraising event for the STCC Works Fund, which awards 25 $1,000 scholarships over the course of the year.

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    5. Demoltion moving ahead at former Belchertown State School for assisted living complex

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      Demoltion moving ahead at former Belchertown State School for assisted living complex

      Demolition is scheduled to begin next week at the former Belchertown State School property, marking another milestone in plans for construction of a $15 million, 83-unit assisted living facility. Town and state officials, in a prepared release, praised the start of demolition and ongoing environmental work at the former state school. "We are entering an exciting new chapter in the Belchertown community," state Sen. Eric P. Lesser said. "The demolition and clean-up of the site is an important step in the redevelopment of the State School property, which will serve as an engine of economic growth for the town and ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   MassDevelopment   Springfield

    6. University of Massachusetts chooses UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan

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      University of Massachusetts chooses UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan

      There can also be collaborations between the campuses, such as an effort he was involved with at UMass Lowell working together with the UMass medical school on a medical device development center. Meehan pledged to be ... Randy Phillis, president of ...Boston Globe (subscription)Sentinel & EnterpriseGloucester Daily Times

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massport   Springfield

    7. UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan, Harvard professor John Quelch UMass presidential finalists

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      UMass Lowell Chancellor Martin Meehan, Harvard professor John Quelch UMass presidential finalists

      Former Congressman and chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus Martin Meehan and Harvard professor John A. Quelch have been named the two finalists to become president of the UMass system.  The UMass Presidential Search Committee recommended the two at a meeting early Thursday.  The Board of Trustees will meet Friday to talk about the finalists and could actually vote on a new leader then.  President Robert L. Caret is leaving to become chancellor of the University of Maryland system.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Robert Caret

    8. Introducing the Class 2015

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      Introducing the Class 2015

      Diverse.  That’s a word that could be used to describe any of BusinessWest’s classes of 40 Under Forty winners. But with the class of 2015 (see the list below), an adverb like ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ would sem to be necessary.  That’s because this group of winners represents virtually every sector of the economy — from financial services to manufacturing; retail to healthcare; technology to nonprofit management; education to law.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    9. Creative economy summit 2015

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      Creative economy summit 2015

      Creative economy summit Greenfield - A major regional event designed to increase the capacity and success of the creative industries in Western Massachusetts. This annual convening of the creative sector provides the opportunity to network, address public and private partnerships, gain business and technical skills, and access practical information about available resources on Friday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Greenfield Community College, One College Drive.

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      Mentions:   Greenfield Community College   Greenfield

    10. Sisters of Providence Health System's Mark Fulco to help facilitate new regional health ministry | masslive.com

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      Sisters of Providence Health System's Mark Fulco to help facilitate new regional health ministry | masslive.com

      The Sisters of Providence Health System includes the 182-bed Mercy Medical Center, where a $15 million expansion of the Sister Caritas Cancer Center is underway; the 126-bed Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, a comprehensive hospital-based rehabilitation center on the campus of Mercy Medical ; Brightside for Families and Children, an outpatient service offering counseling and family support programs, in Holyoke; two outpatient substance abuse treatment centers; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, an adult day health program.

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    11. Agawam hires new planning director who will lead Walnut Street Extension, Games & Lanes projects

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      Agawam hires new planning director who will lead Walnut Street Extension, Games & Lanes projects

      Dachos retired in February after 33 years on the job. As the town's first planner she led a number of large-scale projects, including Main Street improvements, the extension of Route 57 from Mill Street to South Westfield Street and the construction of the Connecticut Riverwalk and Bikeway, which is scheduled to be completed later this year. "I just want to keep that energy going," Strange said of Dachos' work. This isn't Strange's first go-round in Agawam, as he was a law clerk for the town from 2002 to 2004. He said one of the distinctions that drew ...

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Northampton   Westfield

    12. Public invited for groundbreaking at Clifford Phaneuf Environmental Center project at Springfield's Forest Park

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      Public invited for groundbreaking at Clifford Phaneuf Environmental Center project at Springfield's Forest Park

      The public is invited to a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday at 11 a.m., for the Clifford A. Phaneuf Environmental Center renovation-expansion project at Forest Park. Attendees will gather at the environmental center's parking lot, at Porter Lake in Forest Park.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    13. Springfield residents eligible for $10,000 in scholarships from Springfield Partners for Community Action

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      Springfield residents eligible for $10,000 in scholarships from Springfield Partners for Community Action

      Springfield Partners for Community Action is offering ten $1,000 community scholarships to both adult learners and 2014 high school graduates. Since 2003 Springfield Partners has awarded more than 150 scholarships to low-income Springfield residents seeking economic self-sufficiency through education, according to a statement released by the agency. The state Department of Housing & Community Development has been the major funder of these scholarship awards over the years.

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    14. Springfield city councilors approve, praise two business ventures in South End in advance of MGM casino

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      Springfield city councilors approve, praise two business ventures in South End in advance of MGM casino

      Councilors praised the business, Robbie's Repair, which had to relocate from 1357 East Columbus Ave., from the path of MGM project, and chose to move to a vacant property in the neighborhood. In a second hearing, the council voted to grant a permit to F.L. Roberts & Company, Inc., for a drive-up window at 487 East Columbus Ave. The site has a gas station, convenience store and car wash, and the permit was needed for a new Dunkin Donuts.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   MGM

    15. Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

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      Bay Path University uses realistic apartment to teach occupational therapy | masslive

      Bay Path University opened the $13.7 million, 58,000-square-foot center on Jan. 5, moving both the occupational therapy and physical therapy programs off the university's main campus in Longmeadow.  The two-year occupational therapy program has 230 students, 127 of them first-year students who use the apartment and the labs a lot. The remainder are in the field as part of their second year of study. The program awards master's degrees.

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    16. Nuvo Bank, last Springfield-based bank, acquired by Merchants Bank of Vermont | masslive

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      Nuvo Bank, last Springfield-based bank, acquired by Merchants Bank of Vermont | masslive

      - Nuvo Bank & Trust Co. will be sold to Merchants Bancshares, Inc. of South Burlington, Vermont for $21.8 million or $7.15 cents a share.  Nuvo opened in April 2008 just as the worldwide banking crisis hit hard and was the first new bank company founded in Springfield in two decades.  Nuvo had only one office in the retail area of Tower Square to be close to the city's legal and accounting offices. The company isfocused on business, commercial and industrial loans, rather than retail banking like household checking accounts, although those types of accounts are available.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Berkshire Bank   Springfield

    17. Valley Venture Mentors announces 12 finalists who will compete for grant money | masslive

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      Valley Venture Mentors announces 12 finalists who will compete for grant money | masslive

      Twelve companies will compete for their share of $250,000 in prizes from Valley Venture Mentors at the organization's first Accelerator Awards ceremony on Thursday.
      The finalists are: Artifact Cider Project, BeTH, EDENIS, Food on a Truck, Lobster IT Limited, LocalTable, MachineMetrics, Olive Natural Beauty, PetSimpl, White Lion Brewing Company, Wonder Crew, and Worksafe Technology.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Valley Venture Mentors

    18. Eating in style: American International College launches $8 million dining commons project

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      Eating in style: American International College launches $8 million dining commons project

      Faculty, staff, students and guests gathered at American International College on Monday to celebrate an $8 million renovation-expansion of AIC's dining commons, the first significant construction project on campus in 25 years. "I am so excited," said Rebecca Gray, a student in the Class of 2017. "Being only in my second year, it is really nice to see the school making so much change. It's a much needed improvement."

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      Mentions:   American International College   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield

    19. Investments for the Future

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      Investments for the Future

      Chris Sikes, Common Capital’s CEO, said this movement, if it can be called that, can be traced to New Hampshire, and it has quickly spread to many other areas of the country.  That’s because the concept is fairly simple, and — to the growing number of people who, like Weeks, desire investments that that can in some way be categorized as ‘sustainable’ — it’s also quite appealing.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Common Capital   Springfield

    20. Springfield offers free advice from experts in finance, business, legal | masslive.com

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      Springfield offers free advice from experts in finance, business, legal | masslive.com

      Sponsored by the Springfield Office of Planning and Economic Development as well as several other local organizations, the events give small business owners an opportunity to meet with people who have decades of experience interviewing and hiring new employees, accounting and tax filing and more.

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    21. Downtown Springfield: UMass Amherst students employ 'tactical urbanism' lessons to create temporary art (photos)

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      Downtown Springfield: UMass Amherst students employ 'tactical urbanism' lessons to create temporary art (photos)

      Graduate students of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Landscape Architectural and Regional Planning brought their ideas from their urban design studio to life in downtown Springfield on Friday with six interesting and artistic installations. The project, called No Space Left Behind, allowed the students to use what they learned about "tactical urbanism" to focus on overlooked and underutilized spaces and to think of new ways to take advantage of them.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    22. Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College

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      Hitchcock Center to break ground on new $5.9 million center at Hampshire College

      Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, Rep. Ellen Story, acting state Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Dan Burgess and Hampshire College president Jonathan Lash, are slated to speak a the Hitchcock center ground-braking May 1 on the college campus.  The center is building a 9,000-square-foot environmental education center at Hampshire College that will meet Living Building Challenge standards, the most advanced measure of sustainability. Fewer than 10 buildings have been certified, according to a press release.

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      Mentions:   Hampshire College   Amherst

    23. Students' innovative ideas wow judges at Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative in Holyoke | masslive

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      Students' innovative ideas wow judges at Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative in Holyoke | masslive

      Whiteley took first place in the live 'elevator pitch' portion of the event. Her product is 'a fashionable self-protecting wallet that opens based on a thumb print, and can be tracked through a phone app,' according to HCC, which was represented by more than 50 students and faculty members.  She also won an award from the Springfield-based Valley Venture Mentors, a cash prize and the chance for an internship with The Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Holyoke Community College   Smith College

    24. Amherst on hunt for 1st economic director; officials hope to hire for July | masslive

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      Amherst on hunt for 1st economic director; officials hope to hire for July | masslive

      For years, town officials have talked about hiring an economic development director to help boost the commercial tax base, but the money wasn't there to support the job.
      But when Town Manager John P. Musante unveiled the fiscal 2016 budget, that position was included for the first time. Now, with the fiscal year to start July 1, the town is advertising for someone to take on the job.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

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