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    1. Simply Grace, winner of US Small Business Administration honor, proves that yes, people will shop in downtown Springfield (photos, video)

      Simply Grace, winner of US Small Business Administration honor, proves that yes, people will shop in downtown Springfield (photos, video)

      Simply Grace, a collection of shops in downtown Springfield begun three years ago as a holiday pop-up, was lauded Wednesday by the U.S. Small Business administration as it prepares to expand with a hair and nails salon. "I remember when we were praying for $100 in sales for a week," said co-owner Mikki Lessard, recalling a touch-and-go transition into a year-round enterprise. "I remember when we fought the winter doldrums because you all in Springfield stay in your offices when it's cold out."

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    2. Investors unveil New Valley Bank & Trust Co., 1st new Massachusetts bank since 2009 and...

      Investors unveil New Valley Bank & Trust Co., 1st new Massachusetts bank since 2009 and...

      Sixty Springfield-area investors, led by Frank Fitzgerald, who founded Bank of Western Massachusetts here in 1986, are in the process of organizing a new bank -- with a name sure to be familiar to many -- to be headquartered in Springfield. "It's remarkable the support we've gotten so far," Fitzgerald said in an interview with The Republican / MassLive.com, referring to the group's as-yet-unnamed investors. "This is a broad-based group. We don't want one big owner. We want lots of investors and no one owning a big percentage of this thing." Fitzgerald; Jeff Sullivan, a veteran of both ...

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    3. Baystate expands Orthopedic Surgery Center in Springfield in $3.8M project

      Baystate expands Orthopedic Surgery Center in Springfield in $3.8M project

      Baystate Health this week received state Public Health Council permission to spend up to $3.8 million to complete unused space at the Baystate Orthopedic Surgery Center at 50 Wason Ave. The project will create six to eight new full-time positions as it ramps up, said spokeswoman Shelly Hazlett. The project will add two new ambulatory surgery operating rooms and equip seven pre- and post-op care rooms. Work is expected to be completed in January 2019.

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    4. MGM Springfield hosts 1st large-scale hiring event for $960 million casino

      MGM Springfield hosts 1st large-scale hiring event for $960 million casino

      Cheers rang out at regular intervals Tuesday at the MassMutual Center as MGM Resorts International's newest Springfield employees emerged from an escalator in the arena's convention center to the second floor. These people were completing the hiring process and were getting their official welcome as MGM Springfield employees. MGM Springfield invited 700 job seekers to the MassMutual Center Tuesday and Wednesday for the first two of four mass-hiring events it'll conduct to staff the $960 million resort casino nearing completion in Springfield's South End.

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    5. Union Station will get new $8.5 million rail passenger platform by November; MassDOT awards contract to Framingham company

      Union Station will get new $8.5 million rail passenger platform by November; MassDOT awards contract to Framingham company

      Work will begin later this month on a revamped Platform C at Union Station, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation expects the 18- by 362-foot platform will be completed by November. MassDOT said Tuesday it awarded the $8.2 million contract for the work to J.F. White, of Framingham. White and Schiavone Construction Co., of Secaucus, New Jersey, are partners in the nearly completed reconstruction of the Interstate 91 viaduct through downtown Springfield.

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    6. Mobile farmers markets, Center for EcoTechnology, Grow Food Northampton: PeoplesBank details green efforts

      Mobile farmers markets, Center for EcoTechnology, Grow Food Northampton: PeoplesBank details green efforts

      PeoplesBank has, over the past year, won a sustainable business award, maintained $65,000 in support of Mobile Farmers Markets, the Center for EcoTechnology and Grow Food Northampton, and increased its financing of green energy by $40 million. The largest locally owned bank in the Pioneer Valley, PeoplesBank recently issued its 2018 Green Report.

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    7. How to attract and keep millennials: Takeaways from the New England Knowledge Corridor forum

      How to attract and keep millennials: Takeaways from the New England Knowledge Corridor forum

      Renewing the region's workforce won't happen without millennials -- young people now in their 20s and 30s who are entering the main stage of their professional and personal lives, looking to start careers, buy homes, start families and get involved in their communities. A recent forum brought millennials together with mayors to find ways to make that happen in Western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.

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    8. Monarch Place preps fountain, Starbucks location, for rebuilt plaza in downtown...

      Monarch Place preps fountain, Starbucks location, for rebuilt plaza in downtown...

      The fountain at Monarch Place in downtown Springfield will flow again on the day Starbucks opens its new coffee shop with outdoor dining on the adjacent plaza. Monarch is shooting for May 29 as the big day, said Paul Picknelly, president of Monarch Enterprises and owner of both the office building and adjacent Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. But the decision as to when to open is up to Starbucks, Picknelly said. Starbucks executives will visit the new store Wednesday and inspect it, he said. "They always have a punch list of items they will need taken care of before ...

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    9. Springfield Pearl Street apartments, parking lot sell for $2.4M

      Springfield Pearl Street apartments, parking lot sell for $2.4M

      Two apartment buildings on Pearl Street near the city police station and across the street from Springfield Technical Community College sold last month to buyers who'd already spent $6.5 million on city apartment buildings. Buyers 212 Pearl LLC -- controlled by Moshe Wechsler and Michael Munk, according to records from the Secretary of the Commonwealth -- paid $1.92 million for 202-206 Pearl St. and $1.19 million for neighboring 208-212 Pearl St. The company also bought a parking lot and outbuilding at 196 Pearl St. for $100,000. All the sales information is according to deeds field with the ...

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    10. New Mass. Pike exit: Westfield Chamber asks businesses to weigh in

      New Mass. Pike exit: Westfield Chamber asks businesses to weigh in

      A Massachusetts Department of Transportation study is evaluating the feasibility of adding an exit between Westfield and Lee, and the business community in Westfield is considering the implications of a new exit. Even after the elimination of toll booths, Exit 3 in Westfield still backs up at certain times of day. Westbound commuters sometimes back up as far as the Massachusetts State Police station on the Pike, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kate Phelon said. Cars northbound on Elm Street sometimes back up at the Friendly's Way jug handle leading to the exit.

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    11. Springfield to get 'Community Boost' from Facebook

      Springfield to get 'Community Boost' from Facebook

      Facebook will bring its Community Boost education program for small businesses to Springfield Sept. 10 and 11. Springfield is one of 30 cities across the country where Facebook will offer the two-day series of free workshops, training seminars and networking events for small business. Three such events have taken place so far in 2018. It's a new program for Facebook, the online social networking platform with 2.2 billion monthly active users.

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    12. Springfield's Simply Grace boutique named 2018 Microenterprise Business of the Year for Massachusetts

      Springfield's Simply Grace boutique named 2018 Microenterprise Business of the Year for Massachusetts

      Simply Grace LLC will be honored as the Small Business Administration 2018 Microenterprise Business of the Year for Massachusetts for its role in the the renaissance of downtown Springfield. Simply Grace owners Nancy Feth and Mikki Lessard offer retail products and wellness experiences at Simply Serendipity Boutique, Dharma Yoga Studio and collaborations with other business owners at The Shops at Marketplace on Market Street in Springfield.

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    13. Mohegan Sun announces discount partnerships with Six Flags, Basketball Hall of Fame ahead of MGM Springfield opening

      Mohegan Sun announces discount partnerships with Six Flags, Basketball Hall of Fame ahead of MGM Springfield opening

      Mohegan Sun's Momentum gambling loyalty cards will now offer discounts at Springfield-area attractions Six Flags New England and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as sites in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Mohegan Sun announced the expansion of the program Tuesday. In addition to the Massachusetts attractions, the program will include the Garde Arts Center in New London, Mystic Seaport in Mystic, The Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex and the Ocean.  Rhode Island attractions include the Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn, Watch Hill Inn and Blantyre hotels just over the state line in Westerly.

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    14. Westfield Bank to open second Springfield branch in July

      Westfield Bank to open second Springfield branch in July

      Westfield Bank will open a full-service branch office at 1342 Liberty St. in Springfield in July 2018. The Liberty Street office currently has a 24-hour ATM but will be operated as a full-service branch with lobby and drive-up banking, a drive-up ATM, and banking specialists doing business banking, residential mortgages, and investment and insurance services (via Westfield Financial Management Services). Construction is already underway, with renovations expected to be completed in late June or early July, Westfield Bank said Monday.

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    15. Tech Foundry, Northampton schools, GCC open pathway to computer careers

      Tech Foundry, Northampton schools, GCC open pathway to computer careers

      Northampton High School students will soon have an opportunity to train for in-demand computer careers through Greenfield Community College and Springfield's Tech Foundry.  Jonathan Edwards, director of strategic partnerships for Tech Foundry, said he's already talking with other area high schools about replicating the program before it's even begun.

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    16. DevelopSpringfield hopeful that financing to restart work on downtown Innovation Center on...

      DevelopSpringfield hopeful that financing to restart work on downtown Innovation Center on...

      DevelopSpringfield's dormant Innovation Center project at 270-284 Bridge St. could restart construction in the next few months once DevelopSpringfield gets an expected loan from MassDevelopment, the state's economic development and finance agency. Little work has been done at the site for about a year. Once the loan is approved, work could restart at 270-284 Bridge Street in as little as 30 days, said Nicholas Fyntrilakis, chairman of the DevelopSpringfield board of directors on Wednesday. MassDevelopment said Wednesday through a spokeswoman only that it has not yet closed on a deal for the Innovation Center.

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    17. MGM Springfield culinary team preps for mass hiring

      MGM Springfield culinary team preps for mass hiring

      Chris Smigel, assistant executive chef at MGM Springfield, moved up the career ladder at the soon-to-open casino before he was even hired. A Westfield native who got his culinary training at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, Smigel applied to MGM hoping for a job as a chef running one of its restaurants. Instead, he was hired to oversee culinary operations for all MGM-operated facilities on the property in Springfrield's South End. It's a step up for him, having worked for Hyatt Hotels for 10 years with stops Austin, New Orleans and, most recently, Cambridge. The MGM Springfield ...

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    18. Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards

      Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has revealed the 55 finalists for the 2018 Howdy Awards. The Visitor's Bureau will host its Howdy gala May 21 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. Tickets are on sale now and are $75 per person. Those interested are asked to call Michele Goldberg at 413-755-1344. The Visitors Bureau created the Howdy Awards in 1996 as a way to honor front-line hospitality workers.

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    19. When will CTrail Hartford Line train service to Springfield begin?

      When will CTrail Hartford Line train service to Springfield begin?

      Commuter train service from Springfield to Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut, begins Friday June 15, the Connecticut Department of Transportation announced Tuesday afternoon. That day will feature an inaugural event for the train service and will be followed by free weekend train service Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17.

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    20. Washington company's $722,000 gift brings state-of-the-art equipment to UMass Center at Springfield nursing students

      Washington company's $722,000 gift brings state-of-the-art equipment to UMass Center at Springfield nursing students

      The company behind the equipment that monitored Neil Armstrong's vital signs when he walked on the moon has donated $722,000 in state-of-the-art gear to the nursing lab at the University of Massachusetts Springfield Center in Tower Square. And what Spacelabs Healthcare President Sujit Kumar wanted to talk about during Tuesday's celebration of the gift is the next step in his Washington-based medical equipment company's relationship with UMass.

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    21. New Tower Square owners want more retail for downtown Springfield; seek brand outlets like Gap, Old Navy

      New Tower Square owners want more retail for downtown Springfield; seek brand outlets like Gap, Old Navy

      The new owners of Tower Square want to talk with outlet retailers about bringing brands like Gap and Old Navy to the mall portion of the downtown property they just bought. "MGM is filled with retail already. I think they are going to bring people and drive interest," said Dinesh Patel of East Longmeadow moments before announcing the purchase at a news conference. "I want to thank MGM for their investment. They made it the right time to buy."

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    22. 'We are standing in a 21st Century classroom,' HCC president says at opening of MGM Culinary Arts Institute

      'We are standing in a 21st Century classroom,' HCC president says at opening of MGM Culinary Arts Institute

      As Chef Syron Wheeler scooped spoonfuls of duck fat into a saute pan of mushrooms, a camera broadcast the scene on a large screen over his head. "We are working with foods most people don't see every day," said Wheeler, who plans to work as a sous chef at MGM Springfield's South End Market when the $960-million casino opens in September. "We are doing a duck confit in pasta. Other chefs here are doing steak tartar, lobster bisque."

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    23. Inaugural 'Markets at Eastfield' vendor fair in Springfield mall deemed a success

      Inaugural 'Markets at Eastfield' vendor fair in Springfield mall deemed a success

      The Markets at Eastfield, a vendor fair in the old Macy's at Eastfield Mall, drew thousands of visitors last weekend for its grand opening, according to the promoter who is organizing it as an ongoing event. Bill Bullock, owner of Bulldog Enterprises, said he expects even more people this weekend when he combines the market with one of his company's regular sports card and collectibles shows. The sports card show features former New York Mets pitching ace Dwight Gooden Saturday from 1:30-3 p.m., wrestler X-Pac Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and Rob Ninkovich, a retired Patriots ...

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