1. Western Massachusetts Sports Commission introduced; will work to bring sports events to region

    Western Massachusetts Sports Commission introduced; will work to bring sports events to region

    “We’re not trying to reinvent something. We’re just trying to make it the best we possibly can,” said John F. Heaps Jr., chairman of the new commission and president and chief executive officer of Florence Savings Bank.

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    1. We're not trying to re-invent something. We're just trying to make it the best we possibly can.
    2. We work closely with the convention and visitors bureau, and, specifically, my position has been helping out with bringing sporting events to them so this is a great opportunity to bump it up a little bit.
    3. It's appealing to these events that are interested in coming to Massachusetts that there is a sports system in place.
    4. We're working now, May Kay is in the process of hiring a sales person and bringing someone on this summer, going to the National Association of Sports Commissions convention soon.
    5. As far as the MAAC tournament, we've put everybody here locally on notice that we really want to make this happen and keep it here.
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