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    1. Tessa Murphy-Romboletti Named New SPARK Program Manager

      Tessa Murphy-Romboletti Named New SPARK Program Manager

      effrey Sullivan, chairman of the Greater Holyoke Chamber Centennial Foundation, announced that Tessa Murphy-Romboletti was chosen to lead the Foundation’s entrepreneurship program, known as SPARK. She was chosen by a committee made up of Holyoke’s entrepreneurial ecosystem partners, including Hilda Roque of Nuestra Raices, Maria Pagan of the Holyoke Public Library, Harry Montalvo of Easthampton Savings Bank, Jeffrey Hayden of Holyoke Community College, board chairman Jeffrey Sullivan, and Kathleen Anderson, president of the Chamber Foundation. “As the new SPARK program manager, Ms. Murphy-Romboletti will oversee the Co-starter Launch Class, develop programming for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help ...

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    2. Berkshire Bank Foundation Supports Community Development Corp. - BusinessWest

      Berkshire Bank Foundation Supports Community Development Corp. - BusinessWest

      The Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a $10,000 donation to the Community Development Corp. (CDC) of South Berkshire in support of the nonprofit’s work in providing affordable housing at 100 Bridge St., Great Barrington. The grant will support the construction of 45 new, safe, highly energy-efficient apartments in the center of town for generations to come, enabling residents to walk to work, shopping, and the adjoining 1.5 acres of public park along the Housatonic River.

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    3. Springfield Regional Chamber Speed Networking Returns Nov. 29

      Springfield Regional Chamber Speed Networking Returns Nov. 29

      The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its ever-popular Speed Networking event on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Colony Club, 1500 Main St., Springfield. The event provides attendees with a quick and entertaining opportunity to introduce themselves and pitch their company to the other attendees. The core concept to speed networking is the ‘elevator speech,’ a short summary of an individual, business, organization, product, or service — a summary that a person could deliver in the time span of a short elevator ride. Attendees will be divided into two groups, seated across from each other ...

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    4. OMG RhinoBond System Leaving Tracks in Europe

      OMG RhinoBond System Leaving Tracks in Europe

      OMG’s RhinoBond System, the leading induction-based technology for installing single-ply roofing systems, has left marks across Europe with more than 125 completed projects and many more in the pipeline. Collectively, these projects represent more than 300,000 square meters (3.2 million square feet) of single-ply roofing. “In last two years, the RhinoBond System has really started to take off across Europe, as more roofing contractors have seen the simplicity, labor savings, and superior roof-performance benefits that the system can offer,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for OMG Roofing Products. “We have completed projects across Europe, and ...

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    5. Greater Holyoke Chamber to Network for a Cause Nov. 16

      Greater Holyoke Chamber to Network for a Cause Nov. 16

      The Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking event on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Homewood Suites by Hilton on 375 Whitney Ave. in Holyoke. The Holyoke Chamber is hosting a shoe drive at the event to provide Dress for Success Western Massachusetts clients with gently used or new shoes. Handbags, jewelry, and scarves to accessorize interview suits and dresses are also welcome. Donations will help empower area women and inspire them to take charge of their lives. Bring your business cards, bring your gently worn shoes (secured by a rubber band ...

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    6. Two Organizations Receive 2016 Employer of Choice Recognition - BusinessWest

      Two Massachusetts organizations were recognized as Employer of Choice Award recipients by the Employers Assoc. of the NorthEast (EANE): Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield and Venture Community Services of Sturbridge. The awards were given at EANE’s Employment Law and HR Practices Conference luncheon at the Springfield Marriott on Nov. 3.  Employer of Choice Awards recognize companies and organizations for developing workplaces that value employees, foster engagement, invest in training, and reward performance. Past winners view the award as a cornerstone of their company credentials and often highlight the award in recruiting and retention, grants and funding applications, and business ...

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    7. Western Mass. Business Expo Set for Nov. 3

      Western Mass. Business Expo Set for Nov. 3

      BusinessWest magazine, in conjunction with Presenting Sponsor Comcast Business, will present the sixth annual Western Mass. Business Expo on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield.  Now a fall tradition for the region’s business community, the show will feature more than 100 exhibitors, more than 2,000 attendees, dozens of educational seminars, special presentations, breakfast and lunch programs, and much more. Some of the myriad highlights to this year’s show include:

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    8. Entrepreneurship Conference Slated for Nov. 4

      Entrepreneurship Conference Slated for Nov. 4

      The 12th annual Grinspoon, Garvey & Young Entrepreneurship Conference will be held this Friday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield More than 500 students and faculty representing 14 area colleges are expected to attend the event, which includes hands-on workshops, entrepreneur exhibits, a keynote speaker, and networking. Organized by the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation and the 14 area colleges, the Entrepreneurship Conference is held annually to inspire, motivate, and support college students to turn their ideas into businesses. Students will begin the day participating in the world’s largest collegiate Idea ...

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    9. Chinese Business Executives to Visit Western New England University

      On Friday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Western New England University (WNEU), in partnership with Global Corporate College and Massachusetts Community Colleges, will host a delegation of 20 senior business representatives from the equivalent of Fortune 500 companies owned by the Chinese government. The delegation is in the U.S. for a short-term professional-development program aiming to highlight best practices, showcase new innovation, and share insights on industry trends. The participants are primarily from technical industries, with delegates from companies representing coal, petroleum, heavy equipment, and auto manufacturing.

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    10. Springfield Regional Chamber to Hold Government Reception Nov. 17

      Springfield Regional Chamber to Hold Government Reception Nov. 17

      The Springfield Regional Chamber will hold its annual Government Reception on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Sponsored by Baystate Health, Comcast, and Health New England with support from Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, the reception provides business and community leaders with the opportunity to meet socially with local, state, and federal officials following the end of the formal legislative session. Last year, more than 200 people attended the event, including members of area select boards and city councils, as well as state representatives and senators.

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    11. Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit Taps Fidelity Investments Executive - BusinessWest

      Cybersecurity is no longer just a technology problem — it has become a business differentiator. As the topic is discussed around the table of company boards and government task forces, the face of cybersecurity professionals is changing as well.  At Bay Path University’s fourth annual Cybersecurity Summit, “The Business of Cybersecurity,” Jillian Munro will share her experiences and observations from throughout her career of the different facets of that new face, highlighting how non-traditional skills now apply in the area of cybersecurity. The summit takes place Friday, Nov. 4 in Blake Student Commons on the university’s Longmeadow campus. Breakfast ...

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    12. Springfield Regional Chamber to Host Forum on New Labor Laws

      Springfield Regional Chamber to Host Forum on New Labor Laws

      Last spring, the U.S. Department of Labor released its much-anticipated rule regarding overtime exempt status, which raises the salary threshold and could extend overtime pay to more than 4 million workers who are currently ineligible. In addition, in August, Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new law aimed at strengthening pay equity in the Commonwealth, which imposes rigorous equal-pay obligations and prohibits certain pay-related conduct. John Gannon, attorney with Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., will explore the impact of both these issues at the Springfield Regional Chamber Lunch ‘n’ Learn on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to ...

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    13. Elms, WNEU College of Pharmacy
 Forge Admissions Partnership - BusinessWest

      A new linkage agreement between Elms College and Western New England College of Pharmacy will make it easier for Elms students to forge a career in pharmacy.  Elms College’s Janet Williams, professor of Biology, and WNE College of Pharmacy’s Evan Robinson, dean and associate provost for Academic Affairs, formalized the link between the two colleges by signing the agreement on the Elms campus. Going forward, qualified Elms students will be guaranteed admission interviews for WNE College of Pharmacy.

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    14. SPARK Holyoke Announces Crowd-funding Event to Be Held Oct. 26 - BusinessWest

      SPARK Holyoke, a program of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Centennial Foundation, announced its fourth community-based crowd-funding event, Holyoke Soup, scheduled to take place Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Waterfront Tavern, 920 Main St., Holyoke.  Holyoke Soup is a dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Holyoke. For $5, attendees receive soup, salad, and bread while listening to presentations on business ideas, art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurship, education, technology, and more. The food is prepared by culinary arts students from Dean Technical High School.

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    15. Tech Foundry Announces Partnership with Dress for Success

      Tech Foundry Announces Partnership with Dress for Success

      ech Foundry has long understood the importance of stakeholder collaboration. As part of its growing list of stakeholder partners, the organization recently announced a partnership with Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts. Both organizations have historically committed to providing opportunities for women to be successful in their careers, and have joined forces to empower more women in Western Mass. to be trained and prepared for a lucrative career in IT, giving women access to the pay and upward mobility that an IT career provides.

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    16. Elms College to Offer Graduate Education in Financial Planning

      Elms College to Offer Graduate Education in Financial Planning

      The College of Our Lady of the Elms has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide new financial-planning education in both master’s and graduate certificate programs. Thanks to this new partnership, Elms College now offers an MBA degree with a concentration in certified financial planning, an master of science degree in accounting and financial planning, and a graduate certificate in financial planning. These offerings are all CFP Board registered. “We are enthusiastic and proud to represent these new educational opportunities at Elms College,” said Amanda Garcia, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership ...

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    17. Film and Media Exchange to Be Presented Oct. 19

      Film and Media Exchange to Be Presented Oct. 19

      The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative will present the third annual Western MA Film and Media Exchange on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. This year’s exchange, titled “How To Tell Your Story Using Video,” is a one-day conference dedicated to helping nonprofits and small businesses de-mystify the video-production process. “In today’s world, effective videos are key to a company’s ability to tell their story in their digital marketing, branding, and social-media campaigns,” said Diane Pearlman, executive director of the Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative. “Workshops at the exchange will cover a variety ...

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    18. Kate Phelon Named to Mass. Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

      Kate Phelon Named to Mass. Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

      Kate Phelon, executive director of the Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce, was appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker to the Mass. Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) in September. This appointment is one of three by the governor; the other two are representatives of advanced-manufacturing companies. Phelon will be part of a commission looking at the future of manufacturing in Massachusetts. “I am very honored and excited about this appointment and appreciate the state’s leadership in recognizing the role a chamber of commerce representative can have in not only formulating agenda’s for particular industries, but the outreach we have with our ...

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    19. New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership to Host Mayors’ Forum

      New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership to Host Mayors’ Forum

      What are the current economic challenges and opportunities confronting former industrial hubs such as Hartford, Chicopee, New Haven, Springfield, and New Britain? That is exactly what will be discussed in Central Connecticut State University’s Torp Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at this year’s Mayors’ Fall Economic Forum, hosted by the New England Knowledge Corridor Partnership (NEKC), a consortium of more than 30 diverse organizations all focused on creating a more competitive and prosperous cross-border region stretching from New Haven north through Hartford, Springfield, and beyond. “While no one denies our region faces its share of economic challenges, it ...

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    20. West of the River Chamber Presents Annual Food Fest West Oct. 26 - BusinessWest

      West of the River Chamber Presents Annual Food Fest West Oct. 26 - BusinessWest

      The West of the River Chamber of Commerce announced its Annual Food Fest West to be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Crestview Country Club in Agawam.  The event will feature the foods of area restaurants including Chez Josef, Crestview Country Club, Hofbrauhaus, LPVEC, Main Street Deli, Partner’s Restaurant, Pintu’s, Storrowton Tavern, Tekoa Country Club, and more. Proceeds raised by Food Fest West will go toward the Partnership for Education and the WRC Educational Fund, which provides grants to businesses for on-the-job training and continuing-education needs.

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    21. Area Chambers to Host Table Top Expo Oct. 4

      The Greater Chicopee, Greater Holyoke, Greater Westfield, and Springfield Regional Chambers of Commerce will hold the 19th annual Table Top Expo & Business Networking Event on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Dr., Chicopee. This event is an opportunity to learn more about the businesses in this area and to meet the people who represent them. For the businesses that participate, it is an opportunity to market their business in a forum that will bring potential customers to them. The business community and the general public are invited to attend ...

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    22. Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Names Award Winners

      Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Names Award Winners

      Bryan Marcotte, dealer principal of Marcotte Ford, has been named 2016 Business Person of the Year by the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, and Michael Regan of Goss & McLain Insurance was selected to receive the Henry A. Fifield Award for Voluntary Service to the Chamber.  Marcotte Ford has been a Holyoke business since 1961. Marcotte said he is honored and humbled to be selected. “This award reflects everyone in our company. We have a great group of hardworking, loyal employees, and this award belongs to the entire team.”  Added Kathleen Anderson, president of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, “Marcotte ...

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    23. Annual ERC5 Golf Tournament Slated for Sept. 30

      Annual ERC5 Golf Tournament Slated for Sept. 30

      The East of the River Five Town Chamber of Commerce’s (ERC5) 14th annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Country Club of Wilbraham. Presented by ERC5 with support from Gaudreau Group, Proshred Security, Advanced Drainage System, Life Care Center of Wilbraham and supporting members, the tournament will kick off with registration at 11 a.m., followed by lunch sponsored by Polish National Credit Union at 11:30 a.m., then a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

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    24. Area Leaders to Speak at GHCC Economic Development Breakfast

      Area Leaders to Speak at GHCC Economic Development Breakfast

      The Economic Development Business Breakfast of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 a.m. at Wyckoff Country Club, where local community economic development will be the focus. Participating economic-development leaders will include Marcos Marrero, director of Economic Development for the city of Holyoke; Mike Sullivan, South Hadley town administrator; and Mike Vedovelli, director of Economic Development for the city of Chicopee.

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