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    1. The Holyoke Innovation District presents

      The Holyoke Innovation District presents

      A Broadband Workshop: Maximizing Utilization of the Pioneer Valley's Broadband Infrastructure

      WHEN: 
      Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8am - 1:30pm
      WHERE:  
      Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
      WHY: 
      Planners, economic development professionals, business professionals and local leaders need hard information about our broadband infrastructure so as to inform what this infrastructure might mean to our collective future.
       
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    2. REGIONAL MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Western Massachusetts

      REGIONAL MANUFACTURING EXECUTIVE BRIEFING Western Massachusetts

      Manufacturing, despite challenges, is growing in Massachusetts

      Join AIM, MassMEP and the EDC of Western Mass for an examination of strategies for growing a manufacturing business in Massachusetts.  We'll identify best practices, discuss business resources, and share recommendations from a study conducted last year by RTI International on the Berkshire, Hamden, Hampshire & Franklin Counties' manufacturing sector, and more.

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    3. Holyoke receives Adams Arts Grant for Creative Economy

      Holyoke receives Adams Arts Grant for Creative Economy

      For Immediate Release:

      HOLYOKE, MA – The Holyoke Creative Arts Center (HCAC) is excited to announce that it has again received an Adams Arts Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) for the ARTery.  The state agency has awarded the project $35,000 for 2016 and 2017.  The partnership between the HCAC, the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), the Western Mass Economic Development Council (EDC), and the City of Holyoke was initially funded in 2014 by a $75,000 Adams Arts Grant. The Adams Arts Program supports projects that revitalize communities, create jobs, grow creative industries, and increase engagement in ...

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    4. For Small and Diverse Business Owners

      For Small and Diverse Business Owners

      The Operational Services Division’s Supplier Diversity Office, in collaboration with Governor Baker’s Office of Access and Opportunity and the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, is hosting the MA Supplier Diversity Regional Series (The Series), which kicks off in Lawrence on October 27 and continues through October and November, traveling to Worcester (November 3), Roxbury (November 5), New Bedford (November 13), and Springfield (November 18).

      We cordially invite you to attend the event being held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, at the UMASS Center in Springfield where you will meet with state, municipal, and private ...

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    5. Western Mass "Big Data" Professionals Help to Cultivate Next Generation Tech Talent at 2015 MassBigData TechTrek

      Western Mass "Big Data" Professionals Help to Cultivate Next Generation Tech Talent at 2015 MassBigData TechTrek

       

       

      MEDIA CONTACT: 

      Brian Noyes
      Senior Communications Manager
      Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
      (508) 870-0312 x:293
      noyes@masstech.org
       
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Thursday, September 24, 2015
       

      Also Features Launch of MassMutual’s New Amherst Data Science Center

      On Monday, September 28, 2015, executives from several prominent organizations that are driving Big Data innovation, including Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), National Grid, EnerNOC, Lexalytics and MachineMetrics, will come together to cultivate and inspire the next generation of computing and analytics talent. Organized by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative in partnership with the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, the 2015 MassBigData ‘Tech Trek’ will ...

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    6. Baker-Polito Administration Opens Fifth Annual Round of MassWorks Infrastructure Awards

      Baker-Polito Administration Opens Fifth Annual Round of MassWorks Infrastructure Awards

      BOSTON – Monday, June 8, 2015 – Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced today the opening of the fifth annual round of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program. The competitive grant program invests in local infrastructure projects that leverage housing production and job creation across the Commonwealth.

       “Our administration is committed to partnering with cities and towns, and MassWorks infrastructure grants are a critical component of that partnership,” said Governor Baker. “We look forward to continuing to make strategic investments in our communities.”

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    7. Berkshire Health Systems - Medicaid Insurance Enrollment Fair

      Berkshire Health Systems - Medicaid Insurance Enrollment Fair

      Berkshire Health Systems, in conjunction  with several Medicaid Insurance providers, will hold Enrollment  Fairs in all sections of the Berkshires to aid residents currently covered by Boston Medical Center HealthNet (BMC HealthNet)  who wish to choose another insurer that covers Berkshire Health Systems services in-network. Certified Application Counselors will be on hand to assist those who wish to select a new plan.

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    8. CNR MA to Host Outreach Event in Springfield

      CNR MA to Host Outreach Event in Springfield

      The Western Mass EDC, in partnership with CNR MA and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association is hosting a match making event on May 21, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, Springfield, Ma from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The invitation is attached.  All businesses are invited regardless of membership in any business organization. It is expected that most of the subcontractors for CNR MA will attend this event.

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    9. “No Space Left Behind:”

      “No Space Left Behind:”

      Springfield, MA on Friday April 24th in downtown Springfield there will be a public tour and reception to celebrate the tactical urbanism interventions created by a group of students from the University of Massachusetts Graduate Urban Design Studio.  The tour will begin at 2pm at Steiger Park and will finish with a reception at Focus Springfield, sponsored by the Springfield Central Cultural District.

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    10. Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

      Springfield Restaurant Week 2015

      Springfield Restaurant Week 2015 will take place April 23 to May 2.  Downtown restaurants participating in the springtime event will be Chef Wayne's Big Mamou, Nadim's Mediterranean Grill, Panjabi Tadka, The Fort/Student Prince, Theodores', Adolfo's, McCaffrey's Public House, Blackjack Steakhouse,  Shakago and Hot Table.

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    11. Western Mass Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tour

      Western Mass Innovation & Entrepreneurship Tour

      Western Mass is experiencing an Entrepreneurial Renaissance and I invite you to join me on April 10, 2015 to see first-hand highlights of this work in action! I believe you will be impressed and inspired. The tour will leave Springfield by Peter Pan Bus for UMass Amherst to see how student teams and faculty are innovating and formulating new ventures, and the entrepreneurship programs that support them.

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    12. NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

      NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
      For Immediate Release
      2/11/2015
      Contact: Josh Copus (202) 857-7900
       
      NAWB SELECTS 2015 NATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
      Awards Honor Excellence in Workforce Investment Board Innovations, Business Leadership
       

      Washington, D.C. - The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB), the membership organization and advocate for more than 550 workforce investment boards (WIBs) nationwide and their network of America's Job Centers, has announced the 2015 winners of their annual WIB Excellence Award and W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award.

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    13. Springfield Central Cultural District to solicit RFPs for Branding Services

      Springfield Central Cultural District to solicit RFPs for Branding Services

      Springfield, MA – The Springfield Central Cultural District Board of Directors is soliciting proposals from agencies that can provide branding services. They are seeking a Springfield-based integrated communications and design agency that specializes in branding to work with the Central Cultural District Marketing Work Group to develop our brand identity.  As a new entity the Springfield Central Cultural District has the opportunity to effect positive change in the impression that people have of our city, by leveraging its impressive cultural assets and historical legacy.

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      Mentions: Springfield
    14. Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward

      Ludlow Mills Riverwalk Moves Forward

      For Immediate Release

      Contact: Kenn W. Delude, President/CEO
      (413) 593-6421 k.delude@westmassdevelopment.com

      Ludlow—The Westmass Area Development Corporation has announced that it is seeking bids for phase one of the Riverwalk project, part of the approved Ludlow Mills Preservation and Redevelopment Master Plan, and has advertised a  solicitation for bids from contractors. Bids will be opened on August 21st with construction expected to begin in the fall.

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    15. Western Massachusetts Developers Conference

      Western Massachusetts Developers Conference

      The June 26 Western MA Developers Conference at the Basketball Hall of Fame is your chance to learn about and visit shovel -ready development opportunities in the region, and  hear from CEOs and industry experts about the value proposition of doing business Western MA. The conference will feature MassMutual CEO Roger Crandall as the keynote speaker, tours, exhibits  and exciting announcements of developments in our region.  Register today at  www.westernmassedc.com.  We look forward to seeing you in Springfield!

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    16. Mike Graney Departure

      Mike Graney Departure

      I was hired by the EDC almost eight years ago to organize and manage its new Business Development Department. I believed strongly in the EDC’s mission then and I believe in it equally strongly today. Our goals are to encourage private capital investment and public infrastructure investment in the region and to stimulate more and better jobs for the workers in our communities.

       

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    17. EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum

      EDC Hosts AIM Executive Forum

      There are reasons to see the glass as half full and equally compelling reasons to see the glass as half empty. Charlie D’Amour, COO of Big Y, among others, noted that the recovery has been uneven across regions in Massachusetts, with western Mass being behind Boston. Rick acknowledged that, but noted that our region falls in the middle of Mass regions, not as good as Boston or Worcester, but ahead of the South Coast, North Central and the Cape.

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