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    1. Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

      Westfield Barnes Regional Airport gets federal grant; city seeks new restaurant for terminal | masslive

      The federal government is kicking in $8.7 million toward $20 million in runway improvements and other work in at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.  U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, announced that he'll visit the airport Monday morning to announce the funds, which come from aircraft fuels taxes collected and then distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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    2. Western Massachusetts businesses get disaster recovery money | masslive

      Western Massachusetts businesses get disaster recovery money | masslive

      The funds will come from a $600,000 grant from the federal Economic Development Administration to Common Capital, the Scibelli Enterprise Center , and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission.  The funds and services are available to businesses in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties severely impacted by natural disasters in 2011, including tropical storm Irene and the tornadoes that severely damaged areas of Springfield, West Springfield, Westfield, and Monson.

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    3. Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

      Bradley International Airport looks to renew service to Europe from Hartford-Springfield region

      When Mestek Inc. president R. Bruce Dewey has to send sales staff or engineers to Europe, just getting them to an airport that truly lives up to the name "international" is the first order of business. "We have drivers who take people to Boston or to New York City," Dewey said, explaining how international business is important for Mestek, a maker of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment. "We have also had a lot of luck flying people out of Dulles (in Washington, D.C), but then you have to first fly them to Washington."

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    4. Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. celebrates 78th anniversary by breaking Guinness world record for largest ice cream party | masslive

      Friendly's Ice Cream Corp. celebrates 78th anniversary by breaking Guinness world record for largest ice cream party | masslive

      Blake and his brother Curtis L. Blake founded the chain in Springfield’s Pine Point neighborhood in 1935. Their parents loaned them $500 and the sold ice cream at a nickle a cone making $27.60 the first day  Today, Friendly's makes 24 million gallons of ice cream a year at its Wilbraham plant and has $1.5 million a day in sales. The company has 7,000 employees including 200 at the headquarters and another 200 in the adjacent manufacturing plant. Friendly's has about 60 employees at a distribution center in Chicopee.

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    5. Baystate Medical Center listed as third-best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report | masslive

      Baystate Medical Center listed as third-best hospital in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report | masslive

      Baystate Medical Center is the third-best hospital in Massachusetts, according to new U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” ranking released Tuesday.  That’s up from fifth-best Massachusetts hospital in the publication’s rankings last year. “What it means is that Baystate Medical Center has one of the highest quality rating in the county and it is one of the safest hospitals in the country as far as avoiding a serious medical mistake, said Dr. Evan M. Benjamin, senior vice president for health care quality at Baystate.

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    6. MassMutual and Western New England University School of Law give high school students a taste of the law profession | masslive

      MassMutual and Western New England University School of Law give high school students a taste of the law profession | masslive

      'We've always thought that the strength of our community is its diversity,' said Eric J. Gouvin, professor and newly appointed dean of the Western New England law school. 'It would be great if the face of the profession would look a lot more like the faces in that room.'

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    7. Health-care jobs important to Springfield economy, but where is the growth? | masslive

      Health-care jobs important to Springfield economy, but where is the growth? | masslive

      Fourteen percent of the jobs in Greater Springfield are in the health-care industry, placing the Pioneer Valley among the top 20 metropolitan areas nationally in terms of the share of employment made up by health-care jobs.  The numbers are from a Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program MetroMonitor report on health care and its importance in the economies of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the nation.

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    8. Western Massachusetts companies share in work force training grants

      Western Massachusetts companies share in work force training grants

      Employees at Sealed Air Corp. in Holyoke will get quicker at switching their manufacturing equipment from a run of one product to another with the help of $47,310 in workforce training grants from the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development . "It's Lean Manufacturing. There are just a ton of little things you can do to get quicker and more efficient, said Pamela Nielsen, manager of the plant on Homestead Avenue.

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    9. Ludlow Mills gets $500000 in federal brownfields cleanup money - MassLive.com

      Ludlow Mills gets $500000 in federal brownfields cleanup money - MassLive.com

      The $500,000 announced Monday is part of $6 million in federal and state money awarded to Westmass Development Corp. and Ludlow Mills since Westmass bought the 170-acre site from out-of-town owners in 2011 for $6 million in money borrowed from a consortium of local banks. But that $6 million, most of which went to street and utility improvements as well as other cleanups, has already leveraged $60 million in private investments. Westmass Development Corp. is a regional not-for-profit industrial and business developer.

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    10. Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward

      Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts urges Springfield votes to let casino question move forward

      The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts is urging Springfield voters to approve the July 16 referendum on the MGM Springfield casino proposal for the city’s South End.The EDC, a regional organization that looks at economic issues and fosters business growth, bases the assertion on a review of MGM Springfield’s proposed host community agreement with the city and a belief that the agreement could provide an economic boost to the region.

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    11. New England economy recovering, could use help in education, immigration reform

      New England economy recovering, could use help in education, immigration reform

      Massachusetts has the potential to add 8,000 manufacturing jobs a year with an average salary of about $80,000 annually, but only if Washington lawmakers make the right moves first.  James T. Brett, president and CEO of the New England Council, called Wednesday for the Congress to move forward with energy efficiency, the creation of manufacturing 'Hubs of Excellence' as well as pass immigration reform legislation pending in the Senate.

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    12. Howdy Awards recognize excellence

      Howdy Awards recognize excellence

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau honored nine hospitality workers Wednesday at it’s 18th annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. The gala dinner, held at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, attracted more than 360 people, the largest crowd ever, said Gregory B. Chiecko, sales director for the Eastern States Exposition and chairman of the Howdy Committee.

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    13. Westfield's Savage Arms sale to ATK for $315 million finalized

      Westfield's Savage Arms sale to ATK for $315 million finalized

      Defense contractor and ammunition maker ATK has completed its $315-million purchase Savage Sports Corp. and Savage Arms, according to an announcement released Monday.  The deal, first announced in May, makes Savage part of a conglomerate with $469 million in profits last year. ATK, created in 1990 when Honeywell spun off its defense business, will put Savage with its existing Sporting Group.

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    14. Western Massachusetts small businesses looking for their piece of casino ... - MassLive.com

      Western Massachusetts small businesses looking for their piece of casino ... - MassLive.com

      MGM Resort International's host community agreement with the city calls for the company to spend at least $50 million a year buying goods and services at local businesses if the company's proposed $800 million South End casino comes to pass. "Whether those business are capable of meeting that demand is another matter," said Allan W. Blair , president and CEO of The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.

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    15. Workers erect steel at new Sisters of Providence and Hampden County Physician Associates medical building

      Workers erect steel at new Sisters of Providence and Hampden County Physician Associates medical building

      Workers have erected the steel frame for the new 75,000-square -foot, $20 million office building for Hampden County Physician Associates and Sisters of Providence Health System. The building at Carew and Chestnut streets will house the Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital's outpatient rehabilitation programs, Mercy Hearing Center and two Mercy-affiliated physician practices.

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    16. Eastman Chemical to convert coal boiler at former Solutia plant to gas

      Eastman Chemical to convert coal boiler at former Solutia plant to gas

      Eastman said in its news release that this natural gas conversion project is expected to eliminate sulfur dioxide and hydrogen chloride emissions as well as reduce the boiler’s nitrogen oxide emissions by 70 percent and particulate matter emissions by 55 percent. This conversion is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from this boiler by 40 percent, which is the equivalent of eliminating the greenhouse gas emissions from 9,250 cars.

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