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    1. Veritas Charter Prep Raises the Bar with New High School - BusinessWest

      Veritas Charter Prep Raises the Bar with New High School - BusinessWest

      Rachel Romano says she started Veritas Prep Charter School after becoming frustrated as a middle-school teacher in Springfield with just how ill-prepared students were to succeed — at the next level in their education, and in general.  She called it “unfinished learning,” and it was occurring at many levels, especially with reading.

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    2. Hazen Paper Pioneers New Dimension for 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Yearbook

      Hazen Paper Pioneers New Dimension for 2022 Basketball Hall of Fame Yearbook

      Hazen Paper’s 10th enshrinement yearbook cover for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield was anything but a repeat performance. The limited-edition 2022 cover, created with Hazen Holography, depicts an otherworldly, three-dimensional view of the panoramic Hall of Fame interior, illuminated with depth and light. According to Hazen President John Hazen, “though some of the visual elements — typography, portraits, logo — return, our holographic team flexes its technical prowess, amplifying the special effects each time to ensure the cover is more exciting than ever.”

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    3. FHWA Approves MassDOT Plan for EV Charging Stations on Highway Corridors

      FHWA Approves MassDOT Plan for EV Charging Stations on Highway Corridors

      The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved MassDOT’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan, which was developed as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. FHWA notified MassDOT the state is among the first group of states to have its EV deployment plan approved. “The federal government’s approval of our plan is an important milestone in efforts to support the Commonwealth’s transition towards low-carbon transportation,” Transportation Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler said. “Implementation of the plan will help EV buyers know they will able to charge their vehicles on major highways in Massachusetts when they take ...

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    4. Professional Drywall Construction Raises $45,500 for Baystate Children’s Hospital

      Professional Drywall Construction Raises $45,500 for Baystate Children’s Hospital

      Professional Drywall Construction Inc. (PDC), a commercial drywall company headquartered in Springfield, raised $45,500 at its sixth annual PDC Charity Golf Tournament for Baystate Children’s Hospital. The event was Sept. 8 at Southampton Country Club. “It has been an honor to host this tournament for the past six years to help an amazing organization like Baystate Children’s Hospital,” PDC co-owner Nick Shaink said. “Giving back to our community is at the core of our values as a company, and being able help children here in Western Massachusetts with this tournament is very meaningful.”

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    5. Springfield Regional Chamber to Partner with MGM Springfield on Rise & Shine Business Breakfast

      Springfield Regional Chamber to Partner with MGM Springfield on Rise & Shine Business Breakfast

      The Springfield Regional Chamber will kick off its first Rise & Shine Business Breakfast of the 2022-23 season at MGM Springfield on Wednesday, Oct. 12, featuring presentations from MGM Springfield’s Executive Director of Finance Arlen Carballo and Director of Community Affairs Beth Ward. Carballo and Ward will address attendees over breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Celebrating the casino’s decade of commitment to the chamber and the Greater Springfield region, the pair will address MGM’s transformative economic impact on the region following the pandemic, the recent passage of sports betting that will lead to the opening ...

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    6. bankESB Donates $5,000 to Behavioral Health Network Staff Excellence Fund

      bankESB Donates $5,000 to Behavioral Health Network Staff Excellence Fund

      bankESB recently made a $5,000 donation to Behavioral Health Network Inc. toward the Katherine B. Wilson Staff Excellence Fund to support the career and professional development of the organization’s workforce. BHN is a regional provider of comprehensive behavioral-health services for adults, children, and families whose mission is to help individuals, families, and communities improve the quality of life for those with behavioral and developmental challenges. BHN serves more than 35,000 individuals annually at 40 locations across Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Suffolk, and Berkshire counties, and employs over 2,300 people. The Staff Excellence Fund will provide support for ...

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      Mentions: Easthampton
    7. BusinessTalk with Square One President and CEO Dawn DiStefano

      BusinessTalk with Square One President and CEO Dawn DiStefano

      The challenges facing this region’s nonprofits — and cookies. Those are two of the many subjects that BusinessWest editor George O’Brien and Square One President and CEO Dawn DiStefano discuss on the next installment of the BusinessTalk podcast. There are many challenges confronting nonprofits, obviously, from finding talented help to fundraising. Which brings us to … cookies — the focal point of the agency’s new fundraiser, set for this fall. It’s all must listening, so join us for BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest  and sponsored by PeoplesBank.

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    8. Cisco’s Café to Open This Fall in the Mill District

      Cisco’s Café to Open This Fall in the Mill District

      AMHERST — Francisco Perez, owner of Amherst House of Pizza (AHOP) at Riverside Park, is opening a second restaurant in the Mill District in North Amherst this fall. Cisco’s Café will feature Latino and American breakfast and lunch.

      “We will have several types of breakfast burritos and sandwiches. Vegan and vegetarian options will be offered along with several meat and fish choices at breakfast and lunch,” said Perez, a native of El Salvador and 10-year owner of AHOP.

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      Mentions: Amherst
    9. Stcc, Hcc Partner with Upright Education to Expand Tech Job Opportunities

      Stcc, Hcc Partner with Upright Education to Expand Tech Job Opportunities

      Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) and Holyoke Community College (HCC) announced a partnership with Upright Education to offer training for skills in technology, including software development and design. College officials said they were excited to partner with Upright, a workforce-training company, to create more technical jobs, including in the growing information technology (IT) sector, and skilled-labor opportunities for the Western Mass. workforce. The colleges and Upright are offering online educational opportunities for adult learners looking for a new career in technology. No experience is necessary to enroll.

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    10. Nomination Deadline for Women of Impact Awards Extended to Sept. 23

      Nomination Deadline for Women of Impact Awards Extended to Sept. 23

      Since 2018, BusinessWest has been celebrating outstanding women from all industries through its Women of Impact award program. You certainly know some women who are actively leading and making a difference for their companies and their communities, and acting as role models and mentors for our region’s future leaders. Nominate one or more today for BusinessWest’s prestigious Women of Impact award.

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    11. United Way of Pioneer Valley Seeks Volunteers for Day of Caring on Sept. 23

      United Way of Pioneer Valley Seeks Volunteers for Day of Caring on Sept. 23

      United Way of Pioneer Valley announced that it has worked with multiple nonprofit agencies to compile a list of meaningful, team-building volunteer opportunities throughout Hampden County for this year’s Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 23. This year’s Day of Caring sites include Stanley Park, Camp Moses, Square One, Camp Shepard, Ronald McDonald House, Westfield Schools, Camp Lewis Perkins, Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, and United Way of Pioneer Valley, among other locations.

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    12. Latino Economic Development Corp. to Celebrate Grand Opening Today

      Latino Economic Development Corp. to Celebrate Grand Opening Today

      The Latino Economic Development Corp. (LEDC) will host the grand opening of its new Western Mass. office in downtown Springfield. The event is scheduled for today, Sept. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 20 Fort St., Springfield. Live music, food, and beverages will be available. Having 27 coaches to support new and emerging businesses with their needs and providing microgrants to assist with startup costs will help ensure success for these new entrepreneurs. In addition, the new facility is available to the business community for meetings, co-working space, and teleconferences.

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    13. PeoplesBank Named to List of Top Corporate Charitable Contributors

      PeoplesBank Named to List of Top Corporate Charitable Contributors

      A record $1.3 million in contributions in 2021 marks a new level of charitable support for PeoplesBank, earning recognition from the Boston Business Journal and its Corporate Citizenship Awards for the 15th year in a row. With a focus on food insecurity, housing, and literacy, PeoplesBank announced record donations reaching $1,315,000 in 2021, with a total of close to $11 million donated since 2011.

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    14. Young Professional Society to Host Third Thursday Event on Sept. 15

      Young Professional Society to Host Third Thursday Event on Sept. 15

      The Young Professional Society of Greater Springfield (YPS) will host its signature Third Thursday event series at Back Room Bar & Grill in Agawam on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The networking event will support and encourage young professionals to become more involved and invested in their local communities. As the unofficial kickoff gathering of this year’s Big E, there will be a Big E-themed door-prize raffle basket as well as complimentary appetizers courtesy of Back Room.

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    15. Holyoke to Launch ‘Permanent Pop-up’ Featuring Local Works

      Holyoke to Launch ‘Permanent Pop-up’ Featuring Local Works

      The Artery will be adjacent to Cravo, a bustling restaurant, food truck, and catering business known for its fresh approach to hybrid cuisine. Owner and Head Chef Nicole Ortiz is excited to have a new neighbor, saying, “we’re elated to have this new art and culture hub right next door to our brick and mortar. This is something that downtown Holyoke has desperately needed for so long. We look forward to partnering with the space in any way possible.” This project has been initially funded by a Massachusetts Regional Economic Development Organization grant managed by the Western Massachusetts Economic ...

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    16. Construction Businesses Continue to Work Around Challenges

      Construction Businesses Continue to Work Around Challenges

      John Raymaakers, operations manager and estimator at J.L. Raymaakers & Sons, says he is happy to have the projects he does to carry him into the fall of 2023. “In this area, I can’t give a for-sure number of how many people are doing this kind of work,” he said of the civil construction company, which works on projects mostly for cities, the government, commercial and industrial interests, and commercial properties, as well as some private jobs. This type of work includes a lot of underground sewer, drainage, and water.

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    17. Great Barrington Is Regaining Its Momentum

      Great Barrington Is Regaining Its Momentum

      Like most communities that rely on tourism and hospitality to anchor their economies, Great Barrington was hit hard by COVID-19, with its lively downtown coming to a virtual standstill in the early months of the pandemic and recovery coming slowly amid different surges in 2021 and even early this year. But in recent months, this community, the hub of the Southern Berkshires, is starting to look like its old self — with some wrinkles and some businesses in new places, as we’ll see. Which means its restaurants, clubs, and cultural attractions are thriving, and people from near and somewhat far ...

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    18. Innovation in Health/Wellness, The Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation

      Innovation in Health/Wellness, The Elaine Marieb Center for Nursing and Engineering Innovation

      Intravenous (IV) infusion pump systems are among the most recognized technologies in healthcare, used by about 90% of hospital patients. They’re also hopelessly out of date, Karen Giuliano said. “The design has been around a long time, and hospitals don’t buy one; they buy an entire fleet. They have to invest in training, service contracts, and IT infrastructure. To install a platform is a huge investment and effort.” And that has led to stagnation, she added. “Over 80% of pumps are really old platforms and don’t do the job they need to do. They’re not developed ...

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    19. BusinessTalk with Katie Allan Zobel, outgoing president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

      BusinessTalk with Katie Allan Zobel, outgoing president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

      BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively discussion with Katie Allan Zobel, outgoing president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The two talk about Zobel’s eventful tenure at the community foundation, the many new programs introduced in recent years, and the evolution of the institution into what she calls a “catalyst for change.” It’s all must listening, so join us for BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest  and sponsored by PeoplesBank.

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    20. Fresh Paint Springfield Mural Festival Begins This Weekend

      Fresh Paint Springfield Mural Festival Begins This Weekend

      The Fresh Paint Springfield mural festival will begin this weekend with the painting of seven new murals downtown and in Mason Square, kicking off with two Paint Parties open to the community on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Mason Square Library, 765 State St., and on Sunday, Sept. 11 from noon to 2 p.m. at Gerena Elementary School, 200 Birnie Ave. The 2022 Fresh Paint festival will run from Sept. 10 to Sept. 18. Two of the murals being painted are recreations of murals by the late Nelson Stevens, AfriCOBRA member, who directed ...

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    21. Super 60 Awards Are Back

      Super 60 Awards Are Back

      Time is running out to submit a nomination for a Super 60 award. The Springfield Regional Chamber’s Super 60 Awards honor the success of the fastest-growing privately owned businesses in the region. Businesses can nominate themselves and others to receive an award for their percentage of revenue growth over a three-year period or for total revenues for the latest fiscal year. Super 60 honorees gain publicity for the company, recognition by their peers, and recognition for employees’ efforts. The nominating organization will also be recognized at the awards luncheon for submitting a Super 60 company. Both the Super 60 ...

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    22. BusinessTalk with Mark Rivers, event producer for Hooplandia

      BusinessTalk with Mark Rivers, event producer for Hooplandia

      BusinessWest Editor George O’Brien has a lively discussion with Mark Rivers, event producer for Hooplandia, the giant 3-on-3 basketball tournament coming to the region next summer. The two talk about how this concept came together, how it survived three years of cancellations and delays due to COVID, and why this tournament, a production, led by the Big E and the Basketball Hall of Fame, has the potential to become a legacy event. It’s all must listening, so join us for BusinessTalk, a podcast presented by BusinessWest  and sponsored by PeoplesBank.

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    23. 49th Annual Mattoon Street Art Festival Slated for Sept. 10-11

      49th Annual Mattoon Street Art Festival Slated for Sept. 10-11

      The oldest craft fair in Western Mass., the Mattoon Street Art Festival, will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the festival, patrons will be able to purchase from local artisans from throughout the Pioneer Valley. More than 100 vendors will showcase their crafts in a range of media, including paintings, pottery, fiber arts, and more. Strolling entertainers will provide photo opportunities and music throughout the festival for all to enjoy. Local food vendors will also join craft artisans to sell ...

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