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    1. SPARK EforAll Seeks Volunteer Mentors

      SPARK EforAll Seeks Volunteer Mentors

      SPARK EforAll Holyoke is actively seeking volunteers to participate as mentors in this winter’s business accelerator program. Accelerator mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and use their business and leadership experience to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of turning their idea into a growing business. Mentors work in teams of three and are matched with an entrepreneur based on schedule availability and the desire to work together.

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    2. BusinessWest Announces 2019 Women of Impact Keynote Speaker: Lisa Tanzer, President of Life is Good

      BusinessWest Announces 2019 Women of Impact Keynote Speaker: Lisa Tanzer, President of Life is Good

      BusinessWest announced that the keynote speaker for the 2019 Women of Impact luncheon will be Lisa Tanzer, president of Life is Good. Tanzer has more than 25 years of consumer brand experience. Prior to becoming president, Lisa served as the company’s head of Marketing after spending more than 20 years on the board of directors of the Life is Good Kids Foundation. She’s held executive positions in the entertainment, ecommerce, and education sectors. Earlier in her career, she held marketing and strategy roles at Hasbro, Staples, The Gillette Company, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received her BA from Tufts University ...

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    3. People’s United Community Foundation grant helps Junior Achievement Summer Program

      People’s United Community Foundation grant helps Junior Achievement Summer Program

      Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts (JAWM), which provides workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy programs to K–12 youth, recently received a $5,000 grant from the People’s United Community Foundation to support its Summer BEE (Business and Entrepreneurial Exploration) program for middle and high school students. The funds will be used to provide out-of-school educational experiences for youth from 6th to 12th grades focusing on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career exploration/work readiness and STEM education

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    4. WNEU Teams Up with Comcast to Offer ‘Xfinity On Campus’ for Its Students

      WNEU Teams Up with Comcast to Offer ‘Xfinity On Campus’ for Its Students

      Comcast has announced that it will be bringing its Xfinity On Campus service to Western New England University, allowing students to watch live TV, On Demand and recorded content on their IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The service is included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing. Xfinity On Campus offers more than 100 live channels including every major broadcast network, as well as channels like AMC, Bravo, ESPN, FX and MTV through Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app and portal. The service also includes access to thousands of current season TV shows and hit movies ...

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    5. Cooley Dickinson Urgent Care Now Open in Southampton - BusinessWest

      After years of planning and preparation, Cooley Dickinson Health Care has opened a second Urgent Care location at 12 College Highway in Southampton.  Situated directly adjacent to the long-established Cooley Dickinson Rehabilitation Clinic in the Big Y Plaza, the location straddles the Southampton/Easthampton line and serves members of both communities as well as other nearby towns including Westfield and Westhampton.

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    6. American Benefits Group CEO and Founder Bob Cummings Reelected as President of NAPBA

      Bob Cummings has been re-elected to serve as president of The National Association of Professional Benefits Administrators (NAPBA). A  NAPBA trustee since 2007, Cummings was first elected NAPBA president in 2015, and has been an instrumental force in the emergence of the consumer directed healthCare industry over the past 20 years, orchestrating the growth of NAPBA as the primary compliance standards and best practice organization for third party employee benefits administrators serving the consumer directed healthcare industry.

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    7. PIP in East Longmeadow Receives Franchise Top 10 Award

      PIP in East Longmeadow Receives Franchise Top 10 Award

      PIP in East Longmeadow recently received a Top 10 Sales Volume award recognizing the business as one of the top 10 in the entire PIP franchise network. The award is based on 2018 annual sales revenue and was announced at the annual PIP Convention, staged July 17-20, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in Texas. PIP in East Longmeadow is owned by Michael and Vicki Tarby and Bob and Claudia Pelzek.

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    8. Nominations Close August 2 for Super 60

      Nominations Close August 2 for Super 60

      The Springfield Regional Chamber is seeking nominations for its annual Super 60 awards program, presented by Health New England, with platinum sponsor People’s United Bank. Marking its 30th year, the awards program recognizes the success of the fastest-growing and privately-owned businesses in the region, which continue to make significant contributions to the strength of the regional economy. Each year, the program identifies the top-performing companies in revenue growth and total revenue. Last year, Total Revenue winners combined for more than $750 million in revenues, with 25% of these winners exceeding revenues of $40 million. All winners in the Revenue ...

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    9. Wright-Pierce Opens Westfield Office

      Wright-Pierce Opens Westfield Office

      Wright-Pierce, an environmental/civil infrastructure engineering firm, has announced the opening of an office in Westfield. “Opening the Westfield office is the next step in our strategic plan to better serve our expanding client base in Central and Western Massachusetts,” said Wright-Pierce President and CEO John Braccio. “We look forward to being an active community partner with municipalities throughout the region, helping to engineer environmentally sustainable and economically sound solutions to New England’s aging water, wastewater and civil infrastructure challenges.”

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    10. Watch, Clock Collectors Make Time in Western Mass.

      Watch, Clock Collectors Make Time in Western Mass.

      The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) is staging its national convention in Western Mass – 39 years after its last New England convention. The convention, which started Thursday, takes place at the Eastern States Exposition, and runs through Sunday. “The convention is unique to New England because the first clock and watches were produced in New England in the 1700s,” said Alicia Szenda, GSCVB director of Sales.  “This convention is all about clocks, watches, the tools used in making and repairing them, sun dials, barometers and ephemera. Members of the group share a common interest in collecting, buying ...

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    11. Open Square Creates Custom-Built Headquarters for VertitechIT

      Architect John Aubin announced plans for the build-out of a company headquarters at his flagship mixed-use development, Open Square. Aubin is creating a new, custom-designed and custom-built work space in his historic zero-net-energy development in Holyoke. The modern office environment will provide approximately 6,000 square feet of work and meeting space for 25 employees. Current tenant and national healthcare IT consultancy VertitechIT is expanding its presence at Open Square. The new space will also house employees of two sister companies — akiro Consulting, a firm that facilitates medical practice transactions and acquisitions, and BaytechIT, an IT services provider to physician ...

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    12. STCC Slates ‘College for Kids’

      STCC Slates ‘College for Kids’

      Springfield Technical Community College is currently registering young people for its ‘College for Kids’ program. The summer program exposes participants between the ages of 11 and 17 to learning opportunities available in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Some of the available programs focus on arts and sports. The “Summer of STEM” will give young people the chance to learn about architecture, lasers, fidget spinners, and more.

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    13. Municipal Utilities Support State Initiatives, Integrating Emerging Technologies

      Municipal Utilities Support State Initiatives, Integrating Emerging Technologies

      Massachusetts municipal utilities are leading the way in integrating carbon-free technologies into their power portfolios, contributing significantly to achievement of the Commonwealth’s energy goals, according to speakers at a State House event sponsored by the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), the joint action agency for Massachusetts municipal utilities.

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    14. 9 Sales and Marketing Tips for Startups

      Marketing done right can be an incredible boon for your business’s net income. Done wrong, however, it can feel like throwing money into a raging bonfire. Because small business owners have to be whatever their small business needs — all the time — it can be difficult to master all the nuances that go into sales or marketing. If you’re not a natural salesperson, it can be even more difficult. Fear not, the following nine marketing tips for startups can help you make more sales, market better and waste less money.

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    15. Ben Craft Named VP of Community Engagement for CHP

      Ben Craft Named VP of Community Engagement for CHP

      The Center for Human Development (CHD) has named Ben Craft its vice president of Community Engagement. In the newly restructured position, Craft has been charged with deepening the nonprofit human services agency’s relationships in the communities it serves in Massachusetts and Connecticut. In the role, he will oversee strategic communications, marketing and development as well as community, government, and provider relations. Craft brings a strong background in communications, engagement and advocacy to CHD, coupled with almost 10 years of experience in healthcare and public policy at a critical point in CHD’s growth and development.

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    16. United Bank Cuts Ribbon at
Monarch Place Location

      United Bank Cuts Ribbon at
Monarch Place Location

      Joined by Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Paul Picknelly, president of Monarch Enterprises, Jeff Lomma of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce and other guests, a team of United Bank employees officially cut the ribbon to its new location   at 1414 Main Street- One Monarch Place on Thursday. Earlier this year, the bank moved its branch from 115 State St. into the first floor of One Monarch Place, the signature office tower in Springfield. Thursday marked its ceremonial opening of the new branch location. United Bank noted several reasons why they wanted to relocate to One Monarch Place, including creating a ...

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    17. The Horace Smith Fund Awards $382,000 to Area Students

      The Horace Smith Fund Awards $382,000 to Area Students

      On June 21, The Horace Smith Fund held its 119th Corporators’ Meeting and scholarship awards ceremony in the Carriage House at Storrowton Tavern for recipients, their parents and school counselors, and Corporators. Wayne Webster, Chair of the Board of Trustees, announced that this year there were 30 Walter S. Barr Scholarship awards, with 25 given to graduating high school seniors and five given to recipients already attending college. The William R. Rooney Award was granted to one candidate who has had special needs. There were also six Walter S. Barr Fellowship recipients. Providing that students maintain at least a ...

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