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    1. Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards

      Western Massachusetts hospitality workers named finalists for 2018 Howdy Awards

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has revealed the 55 finalists for the 2018 Howdy Awards. The Visitor's Bureau will host its Howdy gala May 21 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. Tickets are on sale now and are $75 per person. Those interested are asked to call Michele Goldberg at 413-755-1344. The Visitors Bureau created the Howdy Awards in 1996 as a way to honor front-line hospitality workers.

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    2. Deerfield Strives to Be More Than a Tourist Town

      Deerfield Strives to Be More Than a Tourist Town

      Wendy Foxmyn acknowleged that, when pressed to describe Deerfield with a word or two, most responders would say ‘tourist town,’ or something to that effect. And, sounding somewhat like the Seinfeld characters in that infamous episode, she said there’s nothing particularly wrong with that. But she quickly, and repeatedly, stressed that this community that is home to Yankee Candle’s flagship store — one of the most visited attractions in New England — as well as Mount Sugarloaf, Historic Deerfield, and the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservancy and Garden wants to diversify and broaden its commercial portfolio.

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    3. Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee lands 2018 GSCVB Spotlight Award

      Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee lands 2018 GSCVB Spotlight Award

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau revealed this week that the Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Spotlight Award. The honor is part of the bureau's 23rd annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence, or "The Howdys" and is bestowed upon a person, organization or establishment responsible for creating significant long-term positive impact upon the Western Mass. regional visitor economy.

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    4. Great New England Air Show to return to Westover Air Base in Chicopee, will feature...

      Great New England Air Show to return to Westover Air Base in Chicopee, will feature...

      The Great New England Air Show is returning to Westover Air Reserve Base this summer with the Air Force's demonstration team the Thunderbirds as the headline act and multiple other military and civilian acts planned. "This will be the first time in 10 years that the Air Force's official aerial demonstration team are performing at Westover," said Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe, acting chief of public affairs. The show is scheduled for the weekend of July 14-15, but there will multiple events leading up to the event for the first time. As always, admission and parking are free ...

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    5. Home & Garden Show Will Feature More Than 350 Vendors

      Home & Garden Show Will Feature More Than 350 Vendors

      Gisele Gilpatrick says her family’s business, Pro-Tech Waterproofing in Chicopee, typically garners about six months’ worth of business from the Western Mass. Home & Garden show — just not all at once.  “They’ll take our information, but they won’t always call next week,” said Gilpatrick, Pro-Tech’s office manager and the chair of the 64th annual Home & Garden show, slated for March 22-25. “They’ll say, ‘we saw you six months ago, or a year ago, or two years ago. I pulled out your card, because I have a problem now.’   That’s the value for many of the ...

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    6. MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis: We're bringing the show back downtown (Outlook...

      MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis: We're bringing the show back downtown (Outlook...

      As MGM Springfield rises and begins to shed its scaffolding, it's more than a world-class resort. We're bringing the show back downtown. A year from now, we will be talking about the great acts MGM booked, events on our plaza and hundreds of thousands of visitors we have drawn to our casino, hotel, restaurants and the downtown area. So, in this Outlook 2018, it's about finishing preparations before we open the show and the work that is centered on finding and training the 3,000 men and women - many of whom will be your neighbors, friends and ...

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    7. 2018 Hoophall Classic brings thousands - and millions - to Springfield, Convention & Visitors Bureau says

      2018 Hoophall Classic brings thousands - and millions - to Springfield, Convention & Visitors Bureau says

      College coaches from across the country converge on the birthplace of basketball every January to assess what several highly touted high school players could be worth to their programs. But before anyone even arrived at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2018 Hoophall Classic, the value of the event itself was calculated by the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Convention & Visitors Bureau says the 17th Hoophall Classic, scheduled Thursday through Monday, has an economic impact of $4.19 million for the city.

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    8. MGM Springfield continues to take shape with 2018 grand opening in sight (photos) | masslive.com

      MGM Springfield continues to take shape with 2018 grand opening in sight (photos) | masslive.com

      With a September 2018 opening coming fast, MGM Springfield officials are keeping their cards close when it comes to discussing details from inside the walls of the $960 million project.  But a walk around the 14.5 acre campus reveals a transformed section of downtown that has risen from a landscape left tattered by a 2011 tornado.  'I'm incredibly excited for 2018,' said MGM Springfield President Michael Mathis. 'We feel like this is Springfield's year to shine.'

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    9. Ambitious Renovation Project Will Reshape the Basketball Hall of Fame

      Ambitious Renovation Project Will Reshape the Basketball Hall of Fame

      The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will soon commence work on an ambitious, $15 million renovation and expansion that will dramatically change the look and feel of the shrine. While the project represents the future, it also speaks loudly to just how far the Hall has come since the dark days — and years — earlier this century. John Doleva calls it a “spaceship.” That’s what he and others at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame have come to call the individual lights that sit atop the dome that defines the shrine on West Columbus Avenue and change color ...

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    10. Aer Lingus EUROFREE

      Aer Lingus EUROFREE

      Fly to Ireland on Aer Lingus from Bradley International Airport,  then take off to one of 26 European cities free!  Purchase Aer Lingus transatlantic Smart fare between Hartford and Dublin, stay 7 or more days and you'll receive a FREE onward roundtrip ticket to your choice of 26 European cities. Experience legendary Ireland and continue on your way to Britain or Europe for free!

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    11. Aer Lingus offering free European flights with travel from Bradley Airport | masslive.com

      Aer Lingus offering free European flights with travel from Bradley Airport | masslive.com

      Looking for an excuse to visit Europe? Aer Lingus is offering a deal for travel around the continent. Travelers that book a flight from Bradley International Airport to Dublin and stay seven or more nights in Ireland will receive a free roundtrip ticket to one of 26 European cities. The deal includes large European cities like London and Paris as well as smaller destinations.

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    12. GSCVB Elects Anthony Frasco to Chair Board of Directors

      GSCVB Elects Anthony Frasco to Chair Board of Directors

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) elected Anthony Frasco to succeed Michael Hurwitz as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Frasco, who serves as the vice president of Sales & Marketing for Chicopee-based Williams Distributing Co. Inc., was formally installed at the bureau’s annual meeting on Nov. 2. Also elected to seats on the agency’s board were Alex Dixon from MGM Springfield and Sandra Sheehan from PVTA. David Griffin Jr. of Dowd Insurance will complete a one-year term remaining on the seat previously held by Robert Gilbert Jr., also from Dowd. “Our annual meeting is ...

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    13. Dan Duquette to speak at WMass Baseball Hall of Fame banquet

      Dan Duquette to speak at WMass Baseball Hall of Fame banquet

      Dan Duquette, general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, will be the guest speaker when the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame hosts its fifth annual banquet and induction ceremony on Feb. 1. The banquet, which is open to the public, will be held at the La Quinta Hotel, 100 Congress St. Additional details, including ticket information, will be announced at a later date. Duquette, in addition to leading the Orioles to the playoffs three times in recent seasons, built successful franchises as general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1991-94 and the Boston Red Sox from 1994-2002. While with the ...

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    14. The Big E 2017 sets new attendance record

      The Big E 2017 sets new attendance record

      According to the Eastern States Exposition, The Big E welcomed 1,525,553 in the past 17-days. The previous record of 1,498,605, was set in 2014. "I am humbled to see the incredible support of Eastern States Exposition by our loyal fair patrons," said Eugene Cassidy, president and CEO of the Exposition. "The 2017, 101st edition of The Big E broke records again, recording for the first time in history over 1.5 million guests. Patrons of New England's Great State Fair braved days of punishing temperatures that pushed the heat index to above 100 degrees, they ...

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    15. With the 2017 Big E just days away, West Springfield fairgrounds prepare to welcome...

      With the 2017 Big E just days away, West Springfield fairgrounds prepare to welcome...

      The 2017 edition of The Big E, the biggest fair in the northeast United States, is just days away from opening and vendors are busy erecting booths, building rides, and shining every last bit of chrome. This year, visitors will be able to see Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, a recreation in photographs of the ceiling frescoes of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. Guests will also be able to experience a bit of the Middle East desert oasis at the Camel Kingdom, which features a rare breed of dromedary, sporting blue eyes and a spotted coat.

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    16. Springfield BID Extends Cruise Nights to Benefit Shriners, Square One

      Springfield BID Extends Cruise Nights to Benefit Shriners, Square One

      Each week, participants were encouraged to make a donation in support of the work that both Square One and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield are doing to support children and families in the region. Donations have grown to more than $1,000. “In order to have a healthy, thriving business community, we need healthy, thriving families,” says Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield BID. “Both Square One and Shriners Hospital are working to do just that. We are pleased to be supporting the important missions of these two organizations.” Added Kristine Allard, chief development and communications officer at Square ...

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    17. 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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    18. Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Rebecca Lobo, Mannie Jackson speak at Springfield...

      Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Rebecca Lobo, Mannie Jackson speak at Springfield...

      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees Rebecca Lobo and Mannie Jackson were the featured guests at the Education and Leadership Luncheon at Springfield College on Friday. Part of the 2017 Enshrinement Weekend, the luncheon recognized local high school students and business leaders. It was meant to inspire and reward the perseverance and excellence of city youth through one of Springfield's greatest contributions to the world, the game of basketball, organizers said.

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    19. Seen@ The 7th annual Western Mass. Double Decker Dine tour | masslive.com

      Seen@ The 7th annual Western Mass. Double Decker Dine tour | masslive.com

      The 7th annual Double Decker Dine, sponsored by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, featured six restaurants in and around the Springfield area on Wednesday night.  Participants were escorted to the restaurants in their choice of a conventional Peter Pan bus or the classic old-world style double decker.  The participating restaurants included, Uno Pizzeria & Grill at the Riverfront in Springfield, The Student Prince in Springfield, Lattitude in West Springfield, Murphy's Pub in Agawam, Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield, and the Luxe Burger in Springfield.

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    20. 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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