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    1. Springfield Jam Fest

      Springfield Jam Fest

      The day is almost here for the first annual Springfield Jam Fest in downtown Springfield. Over a dozen local artists will be performing on two separate stages throughout the entire day from all genres of music.  The festival is taking place this Saturday, September 9 at Court Square from 12 pm to 11 pm. For a full schedule on the band’s entertainment please visit our Downtown Springfield Facebook page.

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    2. Class of 2017 "EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON"

      Class of 2017 "EDUCATION & LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON"

      The Basketball Hall of Fame & Beta Sigma Boulé of Springfield have partnered to create an intimate Education & Leadership experience to benefit local youth and grow into a national and sustainable platform. The luncheon will include over 50 high school students who have been chosen based on their demonstrated potential, grade point average, and personal character.  Prior to the Class of 2017 Enshrinement Ceremony, the Education & Leadership Luncheon will be an inspirational program celebrating Hall of Famers, while delivering a direct connection to area youth.

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    3. the Ground Up Café is very close to its grand opening in downtown Springfield

      the Ground Up Café is very close to its grand opening in downtown Springfield

      Friends of Springfield!

      I can’t believe it, but the day has finally come.  After 2+ years of planning, the Ground Up Café is very close to its grand opening in downtown Springfield. As you know, our goal is to create the most inviting and comfortable café space we can, where “happy collisions” can occur daily and the momentum of the cities revitalization can continue to be fueled.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    4. Cohort for the Culinary/Hospitality 9 Week Training Program

      Cohort for the Culinary/Hospitality 9 Week Training Program

      We are getting ready to start our next Cohort for the Culinary/Hospitality 9 week training program and I am again looking for guest speakers to come into the classroom as well as locations that would like to invite us to a site visit.  The last class was very successful with six of the eight already employed and all with our partners that have been participating in these opportunities.  

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    5. 100th CNC Machinist Trainee to Graduate from Advanced Manufacturing Training Partnership on May 19

      100th CNC Machinist Trainee to Graduate from Advanced Manufacturing Training Partnership on May 19

      TURNERS FALLS, MA - On Friday, May 19, fourteen advanced manufacturing trainees will receive certificates of completion and start down the pathway toward precision machining careers in Pioneer Valley manufacturing companies.  The current cohort of students come from across Franklin and Hampshire counties, including Belchertown, Colrain, Easthampton, Greenfield, Montague, Northfield, South Hadley, and Shelburne.  Among these trainees will be the 100th graduate of a successful job training partnership that began four years ago to address a shortage of skilled machinists in the Valley’s precision manufacturing industry.  The event will be held at 4 p.m. at the Franklin County Technical ...

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    6. Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum

      Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum

      The Massachusetts Offshore Wind Supply Chain Forum will be a one-day event jointly hosted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (EEA, HED and MassCEC).  The goal of the Forum is to bring together key offshore wind developers, turbine manufacturers and industry suppliers with the local and regional small businesses, manufacturers and supply and service providers.  The Forum will provide local companies an opportunity to learn about this emerging industry in Massachusetts and schedule match making sessions with key industry players to explore business opportunities. 

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    7. Greentown/EDC Manufacturing Event - East is Coming Out West on June2

      Greentown/EDC Manufacturing Event - East is Coming Out West on June2

      I am excited to announce that on June 2 we will be bringing a van of Greentown Labs Member Companies out to visit Western Massachusetts.  The van will be leaving Greentown Somerville at 9:00 am headed West! We will be starting our day with a manufacturers luncheon in Springfield and ending our day with pizza and beer at New City Brewery in Easthampton. Between lunch and the evening we will be spending the afternoon touring a couple of Western Mass' premier manufacturing facilities.  

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    8. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

      The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

      "But we can have lots of good fun that is funny" - The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

      For years, the millions of visitors to Springfield's premier outdoor attraction, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, have asked the question "when are you going to open a Dr. Seuss Museum?" Today, we are very close to making the dream of a Dr. Seuss Museum a reality and you can help!

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    9. SNAPCHEF LAUNCHES FIRST PHASE EXPANSION IN SPRINGFIELD

      SNAPCHEF LAUNCHES FIRST PHASE EXPANSION IN SPRINGFIELD
      Snapchef Launches First Phase Expansion In Springfield
      Culinary Staffing Leader Plans to Hire Immediately

      Springfield – April 10, 2017— Snapchef, the leading culinary training and staffing company in New England, announced that it has opened its first office in the City of Springfield. The office, located at 174 Worthington Street, will serve as an administrative and hiring center for Snapchef culinary professionals and represents Snapchef’s initial expansion into Western New England. 

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    10. Dress for Success Western Massachusetts Common Threads fundraising event.

      Dress for Success Western Massachusetts Common Threads fundraising event.

      Those who know me best will agree I never miss an opportunity to have a smart, powerful woman on my arm!  

      I hope you will join me on the evening of  Thursday, April 6th  when I will have the honor of ushering one of the alumna  clients of the Dress for Success Western Massachusetts program to the stage during the annual Common Threads fundraising event.

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    11. Are you a local vendor specializing in furniture, fixtures, equipment and other listed supplies?

      Are you a local vendor specializing in furniture, fixtures, equipment and other listed supplies?

      MGM Springfield is seeking vendors, including minority-, woman- and veteran-owned businesses, for project-related furniture, fixtures and equipment purchases and other supplies listed. MGM Springfield representatives will host an informational session in the morning to explain the scope of upcoming purchases, the prequalification process and MGM Springfield’s policy on vendors and purchasing. There will also be an overview of the project’s diversity requirements. Vendors will also have the opportunity to participate in round table meetings with members of the MGM Resorts procurement team during the afternoon session. Pre-registration is required.

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    12. Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

      Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

      Decades ago, those attempting to lure tourists and industry to communities in western Massachusetts hit upon the descriptor Pioneer Valley, a way to honor and recognize those who had settled the region centuries earlier. Pioneer Valley made a lot of sense as a way to market the Connecticut River Valley to the Boston area, said Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce President Tim O’Brien, during an era before many highways and interstates were built and putting the state capital three or more hours away.

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    13. Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge

      Bradley International Airport Escape Lounge

      As you know, we are pleased to have recently opened a new lounge at Bradley International Airport. Escape Lounge Bradley is a common-use airport lounge, which means that you can utilize the lounge for a daily fee without needing to travel on any particular airline, use a specific credit card, or be a member of any special frequent flyer program. Lounge access includes complimentary food and beverage, high-speed WiFi, and a comfortable, relaxing environment away from the busy terminal complex. Escape Lounge Bradley is open to all and works with corporate travel bookers and regular business travelers, offering preferential rates ...

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    14. Winter Reliability Efforts Go Only So Far

      ISO NEW ENGLAND, the operator of the region’s power system, recently announced that electricity supplies should be sufficient to meet the region’s demand for electricity this winter barring “unexpected resource outages or fuel delivery constraints.”  For those who expect affordable, reliable electricity 24/7, this should be a cause for concern. Natural gas generates about half of the region’s electricity.  It is also used to heat about 40 percent of all households and remains the heating fuel of choice for new homes in New England.  In addition, some 260,000 businesses and manufacturers rely on natural gas ...

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    15. The Importance of Being Entrepreneurial - Innovation in Nonprofits- Webinar

      The Importance of Being Entrepreneurial - Innovation in Nonprofits- Webinar

      Women who think like entrepreneurs will be more successful in leading tomorrow’s non-profits. Many non-profits are launching entrepreneurial ventures in order to increase earned revenue, rather than relying only on philanthropic gifts. These leaders find ways to look and act like a for-profit entity, by using entrepreneurial techniques to generate mission-driven revenue that inspires community and individual action, engagement and financial support. This webinar will bring together innovative women who understand how non-profit leaders need to think and act differently. They will share what works and what is not a fit for non-profits to explore.

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    16. Negotiating Your Way to Success: Free Webinar

      Negotiating Your Way to Success: Free Webinar

      One of the biggest challenges people face in negotiation is how to strategically approach the process and how to follow a sequential progression that will guide them through ebbs and flows. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to negotiation methods they can apply to real workplace scenarios. Session led by Dr. Joshua Weiss, Program Director, MS Leadership and Negotiation, Bay Path University

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    17. Bay State Business Link

      Bay State Business Link

      We are reaching out to ask that you consider attending the second Bay State Business Link forum hosted by the Office of House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as part of a joint economic development initiative. The Bay State Business Link was created to spur B2B collaboration across all regions of the Commonwealth and provide opportunities for small and new businesses to connect with established Boston-based companies. Our partners in this initiative are the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, MassChallenge, and the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership. 

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    18. Shopping in a Winter Wonderland

      Shopping in a Winter Wonderland
       

      The Springfield Business Improvement District is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Downtown Springfield Holiday Market!

      This month long shopping event begins Friday, November 25th and will run through Friday, December 23rd.   Located at The Shops at Market place, 1341 Main Street and participating vendors at Tower Square, 1500 Main Street. The Downtown Holiday Market will be open Monday through Wednesday 11am – 6pm, Thursday & Friday 11am- 7pm and Saturday’s 10am -2pm.


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    19. Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street

      Thunderbirds Pre and Post Game Tailgate on Market Street

      The Springfield Business Improvement District & the Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the Pre and Post game Tailgate

      This Pre and Post game programming will run from November 11th through December 16th and is scheduled in conjunction with all Thunderbirds Friday evening home games, November 11th, November 25, December 2nd and December 16th.  We will be programming The Marketplace located in the rear at 1341 Main street and will be offering a myriad of holiday cheer, including light fare and beverages provided by The Student Prince, Hot cocoa, cookies and other sweet treats from TLS ...

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