1. From the EDC

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    1. Rosie Robotics of Agawam Fundraiser

      Rosie Robotics of Agawam Fundraiser

      On October 9 from 6-9 pm at Agawam Axe House, we will be holding a fundraiser for Rosie Robotics of Agawam in the form of Axe Throwing!  If you haven’t had the pleasure of throwing axes, it is a lot of fun and a great stress reliever!  Rosie Robotics has gotten Mayor Sapelli of Agawam, Mayor Reichelt of West Springfield and The Agawam Axe House Summer League Champ Brandon Simmons all to participate as the “celebrities.”  Plus some surprise throwers from what they have told me.

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    2. Bay Path University to Hold 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

      Bay Path University to Hold 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

      Bay Path University’s 7th annual Cybersecurity Summit will be held on Friday, October 4th, in the Blake Student Commons on the Longmeadow campus.  Networking will begin at 7:30 a.m., with presentations starting at 8:00 a.m., followed by a question and answer session.  This event is free and open to the public with handicap accessibility.

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    3. Amherst BID hires Gabrielle Gould as new executive director

      Amherst BID hires Gabrielle Gould as new executive director

      A longtime Nantucket resident with extensive experience in starting businesses and fundraising is the new executive director of the Amherst Business Improvement District. Gabrielle Gould, who moved with her family to Amherst in January after 20 years on the island, will assume the leadership role on Monday. Gould replaces Sarah la Cour, who stepped down in May after six years at the helm as the BID’s second executive director. Gould said she is prepared to work with downtown businesses and get ready for the annual Celebrate Amherst block party, which will be held Sept. 19. “My specific goals over ...

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    4. The Economic Development Council/Springfield WORKS seeking full-time Commonwealth Corp Service Members

      The Economic Development Council/Springfield WORKS seeking full-time Commonwealth Corp Service Members

      The Economic Development Council Western Mass/Springfield WORKS to host two full-time Commonwealth Corps service minded interns to serve as Community Alignment Specialists for the Springfield WORKS Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Working Cities Challenge initiative.  The Commonwealth Corps Community Alignment Specialists will build and align partnerships to promote two generation and whole family approach to jobs with residents, employers, education institutions, City and community leaders.  

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    5. AMHERST AREA CHAMBER TO HOLD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PANEL & RECEPTION

      AMHERST AREA CHAMBER TO HOLD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PANEL & RECEPTION

      The Amherst Area Chamber presents its first Economic Development Panel discussion on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4-6PM at The Old Chapel at UMass Amherst. The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Bobrowski and Vickery, LLC and the University of Massachusetts Amherst and to make this event possible.

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    6. Governor Baker to Brief Business Leaders on June 11, 2019

      Governor Baker to Brief Business Leaders  on June 11, 2019

      Springfield Business Leaders to Host Education Briefing with Governor Baker. I’d like to invite you to join Springfield Business Leaders for Education for a session with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. on the Center Court of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame where he will discuss public education and pending legislation on school finance reform with area business leaders.

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    7. Downtown Springfield Farmers Market NOW at Court Square on Fridays - Opening Day May 17th!

      Downtown Springfield Farmers Market NOW at Court Square on Fridays - Opening Day May 17th!

      From the rural farm to your urban table, the Downtown Springfield Farmers Market is gearing up for their best season yet, and it’s at a great NEW LOCATION!  Kicking off THIS FRIDAY, May 17th, the market is being held in beautiful Court Square in downtown Springfield, which will be able to accommodate the growth in vendors for this popular market.The market runs every Friday from May 17 – September 27 from 11am – 3pm.

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    8. Regional Economic Development Planning Council Engagement Sessions

      Regional Economic Development Planning Council Engagement Sessions

      Over the next few weeks, the Baker-Polito Administration will hold several regional engagement sessions all across the Commonwealth including Greater Boston, Central Mass, Cape & the Islands, and Berkshire County. A full list of engagement sessions will be posted on our website at www.mass.gov/hed. If you have any questions, please contact Molly Bourque at molly.p.bourque@mass.gov.

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    9. Bay Path Hosts Workshop to Help Women Re-Enter the Workforce

      Bay Path Hosts Workshop to Help Women  Re-Enter the Workforce

      Looking to return to work after an extended absence? You need to understand your professional story – and how to tell it. On May 6, Bay Path University will host The Next Chapter: Transitioning Back to Work After an Extended Absence.  This session, presented by Strategic Alliances at Bay Path University and Johnson & Hill Staffing, and in partnership with the Bay Path University Advisory Council is designed for women in all industries and at all levels of their career looking to make a return to the workforce.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    10. Eric Nelson, President & CEO of Westmass

      Eric Nelson, President & CEO of Westmass

      Westmass has been an affiliate of the EDC for many years, therefore,  it is with great sadness that we share that Eric Nelson, President/CEO of Westmass Area Development Corporation has passed away.  Eric has been a great leader at Westmass, a true professional and a good friend to all who have had the pleasure to know him and work with him.  His sudden passing is a shock to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric, his family, and the employees and members of the Westmass family.

      Rick Sullivan

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    11. Legislative Update - Paid Family and Medical Leave

      I wanted to notify you that the Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave has developed templates to assist you with the required notice to your workforce informing them of the PMFL program, contribution rates, benefits, etc.. The notice must be delivered to your current employees or self-employed individuals you are currently contracting with no later than May 31, 2019. The notice must be delivered to new employees within 30 days of date of hire or at the time of contract with respect to self-employed individuals.The notice may be provided electronically, but, if you choose to do so, it ...

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      Mentions: Westfield
    12. The Ad Club of Western Massachusetts Announces Jury for the 2019 Creative Awards

      The Ad Club of Western Massachusetts Announces Jury for  the 2019 Creative Awards

      The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts, the area’s foremost non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising, video, photography, and design, today announced the creative leaders selected to serve as judges for the 2019 Creative Awards (www.adclubwm.org/events/creativeawards2019). Our jury represent more than fifty years of award-winning industry experience. They will judge work stretching from the Berkshires into the Pioneer Valley, and from Vermont to Connecticut. They have worked agency-side, client-side, in higher education and beyond. The Ad Club of Western Massachusetts is honored to host this panel of judges to help make the 2019 Creative Awards ...

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      Mentions: Northampton
    13. MGM Springfield Brings Steve Martin and Martin Short

      MGM Springfield Brings Steve Martin and Martin Short

      MGM Springfield is pleased to announce comedic icons Steve Martin and Martin Short will bring their new comedy special “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t” to Symphony Hall Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. The comedy legends Martin and Short will present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business. The duo will be joined on stage by GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live! band member Jeff Babko.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    14. Springfield Regional Digital Equity Walk

      Springfield Regional Digital Equity Walk

      Is the share of women in the computing workforce expected to increase or decrease in the future? Find the answer to this question and many others at the Springfield Region Digital Equity Walk. This event is a chance to explore how well Massachusetts does when it comes to digital equity – equitable access to the technology and computer science skills needed for full participation in our society and economy – and generate ideas about what we can do better.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    15. MGM Springfield Launches ‘MGM LIVE’ Summer Concert Series on The Plaza

      MGM Springfield Launches ‘MGM LIVE’  Summer Concert Series on The Plaza

      MGM Springfield, New England’s premier entertainment destination, is heating up the summer season with MGM LIVE Presented by The Big E. The Plaza will host the exciting concert series featuring a variety of complimentary and ticketed live performances beginning in May. With the beauty of the historic Armory as its backdrop, MGM LIVE’s incredible lineup of talent will bring an eclectic mix of artists and bands to an incredible outdoor stage in downtown Springfield. Guests from across the region will rock to performances from artists like LOCASH, Matt + Kim, Collective Soul & Gin Blossoms, Hanson and Warrant as well ...

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    16. The State of Rail Freight Transport in Western Mass

      The State of Rail Freight Transport in Western Mass

      When the Pinsley Rail Company purchased the railroad formerly operated by Conrail in 1982 and turned it into what is now known as the Pioneer Valley Railroad, it ushered in a new era for the short line rail industry in Western Massachusetts. Since that time, Pinsley’s client list, warehouses, and distribution services have continues to grow along with rail service. Connecting Point’s Brian Sullivan chased trains around several 413 towns to get a look at the state of rail freight transport in Western Mass.

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