1. Holyoke Creative Economy Coordinator Jeff Bianchine marks busy first year linking City Hall with entrepreneurs of art, culture, innovation

    Holyoke Creative Economy Coordinator Jeff Bianchine marks busy first year linking City Hall with entrepreneurs of art, culture, innovation

    Artists made $4,000 in a three-day "pop up" store on High Street before Christmas last year. Businesses seeking new sites are helped through the permitting process daily. About $100,000 in grants are helping artisans and merchants. The City Council Redevelopment Committee Thursday will review these steps and others that officials said are part of the first year of work of Creative Economy Coordinator Jeffrey C. Bianchine. The City Council in voting 11-4 to establish the position in June 2012 insisted on two conditions: the coordinator be a city resident and a review be done to ensure the job ...

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    1. A lot of what I've been doing is just sort of making relationships and forming links.
    2. I just try to link them up with the proper people. I do love doing it.
    3. His efforts to support this sector and spur creative place-making are bearing fruit and I look forward to continue building on that success.
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