1. Articles in category: Tourism

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    1. Visit from County Donegal

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 13 2013)

      Visit from County Donegal

      With the Troubles behind them, Donegal is now cooperating
      with Derry and its businesses are looking to Northern Ireland, Europe and even
      the US for growth opportunities. Yesterday we made the case why western Mass
      should be considered for that growth.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Michael Graney

    2. Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau asking for Howdy award nominations

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 10 2013)

      Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau asking for Howdy award nominations

      Holiday time is Howdy time for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.The bureau, which has sponsored the Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence since 1996, won't hand out Howdys again until the spring. But Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's are prime time for Howdy nominations, with consumers going out shopping and out to holiday parties held at area restaurants and banqueting houses.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield

    3. Hartford-Atlanta flight starts Sunday

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Nov 1 2013)

      Hartford-Atlanta flight starts Sunday

      The Atlanta nonstop is one the many new flights announced at Bradley since the Connecticut Airport Authority was formed in 2011, with the goal of increasing the route structure at New England's second largest airport.

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      Mentions:   Bradley International Airport   Southwest Airlines

    4. Marriott Residence Inn opens in Chicopee

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 30 2013)

      Marriott Residence Inn opens in Chicopee

      There's a new place for visitors to stay in Chicopee. A Marriott Residence Inn opened its doors earlier this month, but Thursday was the grand opening.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    5. Zombies coming to downtown Springfield for zombie games and more | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2013)

      Zombies coming to downtown Springfield for zombie games and more | masslive

      Games zombies play include 'limb toss' for distance and accuracy, and a version of the beanbag game tossing brains in the zombies' mouth, said Michele Goldberg, director of marketing for the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau.  'I don't know if you have ever done a news conference with a zombie,' said Springfield Business Improvement District Executive Director Donald A. Courtemanche as a zombie hungrily eyed his cranium. 'It's a little disconcerting.'

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      Mentions:   Six Flags New England   Springfield   Holyoke

    6. University of Connecticut women's basketball team to play in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 21 2013)

      University of Connecticut women's basketball team to play in Springfield

      The reigning national women’s basketball Division I champions are coming to Springfield.  Not to mention with their Hall of Fame coach.  Geno Auriemma’s University of Connecticut Huskies will take part in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge in December at the MassMutual Center. This is a new in-season exempt tournament hosted by the Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    7. Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 19 2013)

      Great New England Wings and Wheels coming to Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee

      You’re bound to get a lift – in spirits at least if you attend the first Great New England Wings and Wheels event Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24 and 25, at the Westover Metropolitan Airport. “There’s a certain excitement about being in a crowd,” said Bud Shuback, president of the Galaxy Community Council, which is producing the Great New England Wings and Wheels event. He’s expecting more than 10,000 people a day to attend. “Word is out” and excitement is generating, said Bill Sheehan, public affairs director for the non-profit Galaxy Community Council. He said there is ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    8. 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction: Enshrinement set for Sunday, September 8

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 13 2013)

      2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Induction: Enshrinement set for Sunday, September 8

      Saturday will be a busy day for the Class of 2013, beginning at noon with the Induction Auction, followed by an autograph session from 1 to 2. The press conference, where the Hall of Famers receive their jackets, will be held from 2 to 3, followed by an awards dinner from 6 to 9. Sunday becomes the biggest day for the 12 inductees. At 11 a.m., they’ll start with a VIP Champagne Reception at the MassMutual Center before the Enshrinement Ceremony at 2 p.m. at Springfield's Symphony Hall, the fifth year the red carpet will be ...

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      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    9. Wings & Wheels Show Slated for Aug. 24-25

      Explore BusinessWest (Aug 13 2013)

      Wings & Wheels Show Slated for Aug. 24-25

      Bud Shuback calls it a “bridge event.” By using that term, he’s expressing the hope — and the confidence — that the first edition of the Great New England Wings & Wheels event, slated for August 24 and 25 at Westover Metropolitan Airport, will be a bridge between the massive air shows staged over the past several decades at Westover Air Reserve Base and Barnes Municipal Airport in Westfield, and the ones to come in the future.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Barnes Municipal Airport

    10. Stearns Square Thursday concerts to heat up downtown Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 10 2013)

      Stearns Square Thursday concerts to heat up downtown Springfield

      "I can't say enough about the work that (executive director) Don Courtemanche, his crew and the SBID do in putting on these shows," Newland said. "On Thursday nights in the summertime, the CityBlock concerts show Springfield for what it truly is. A city of great character, with great restaurants and nightclubs that can be a whole lot of fun."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District   Don Courtemanche

    11. 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Sylvia Hatchell tells hall of fame crowd to follow their passion

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 9 2013)

      2013 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Sylvia Hatchell tells hall of fame crowd to follow their passion

      It was her first time at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. And she almost missed it. Sylvia Hatchell, the University of North Carolina women’s coach, spoke to a crowd of more than 40 people Tuesday as part of the 60 Days of Summer program. A delayed flight caused Hatchell to walk through the door just minutes before her scheduled speaking time, something she hopes doesn’t happen again in a few months. A member of the Class of 2013, Hatchell will be enshrined Sept. 8.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    12. LiveWire: Stearns Square ready to rock this summer

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 1 2013)

      LiveWire: Stearns Square ready to rock this summer

      The Stearns Square Summer Concert series kicks off on July 11 with Connecticut’s Jeff Pitchell and his band Texas Flood.  The series takes place every Thursday with live music beginning at 7 p.m. and headliners are taking the stage at 8 p.m. The concerts are held on the green in Springfield’s downtown entertainment district between Worthington Street and Bridge Street.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Howdy Awards recognize excellence

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 25 2013)

      Howdy Awards recognize excellence

      The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor’s Bureau honored nine hospitality workers Wednesday at it’s 18th annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. The gala dinner, held at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, attracted more than 360 people, the largest crowd ever, said Gregory B. Chiecko, sales director for the Eastern States Exposition and chairman of the Howdy Committee.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    14. 1965 Springfield College men's basketball team to be inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 20 2013)

      1965 Springfield College men's basketball team to be inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame

      Western Mass. people are part of several categories that make up the large Class of 2013. Dave Hixon, a 36-year coach and former player at Amherst College, will be inducted in a special “icons of the game” category. He’s already enshrined as a coach, along with his father, Andover High School coaching legend Will Hixon.  The “special honorees” category will salute Roland “Fan” Gaudette, whose long coaching resume includes tours at the University of Massachusetts as an assistant coach, and several Pioneer Valley high schools as a head coach of both boys and girls basketball.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Smith College   Springfield College

    15. Basketball Hall of Fame summer series lineup has something for everyone

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 19 2013)

      Basketball Hall of Fame summer series lineup has something for everyone

      “It’s literally 60 straight days of family-oriented programming and it’s not just basketball,” Hall of Fame director of museum sales and operations Jason Fiddler said. “There are people who want family programming who are not diehard basketball fans, and we try to cater to that as well. All of our programming is family friendly. “It’s not every day you can go to one facility and see a Hall of Famer, a current player, a magician and a mascot. We have a little bit of everything, and that’s what makes this program so special.”

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    16. Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council launches new website to make visiting easier

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 14 2013)

      Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council launches new website to make visiting easier

      The Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council launched its VisitHampshireCounty.com web page last month.  Tony A. Maroulis, co-director of the council and executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, called it “a great virtual front door to visitors all over the world.”

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Michael A. Tautznik

    17. Elevating Their Game | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Jun 4 2013)

      Elevating Their Game | BusinessWest

      Mary Kay Wydra, exective director of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, agreed. She told BusinessWest that the bureau, which was in what she called “survival mode” during and just after the Great Recession, when visitorship was down and the state was cutting back its contributions to such organizations, is now being much more aggressive in pursuit of conventions, meetings, and events — and sports can and should be a big part of that equation.

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    18. Great New England Wings & Wheels show will bring World War II aircraft and vintage cars to Westover in Chicopee

      Explore masslive.com (May 29 2013)

      Great New England Wings & Wheels show will bring World War II aircraft and vintage cars to Westover in Chicopee

      The “first edition” of the Great New England Wings & Wheels show will debut Aug. 24 and 25 at Westover Metropolitan Airport, 255 Padgette St. Planning for the show came about in the wake of the federal budget sequestration’s effects on military air shows around the nation. This show will take place on the civilian portion of Westover and is not expected to include any active military aircraft.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    19. Howdy Awards finalists announced, awards honor hospitality excellence

      Explore masslive.com (May 27 2013)

      Howdy Awards finalists announced, awards honor hospitality excellence

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has named 51 finalists for its 2013 Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. The awards recognizes accomplishments, professionalism and service in the local hospitality industry for those workers who go the extra mile to make a guest's stay memorable, according to a news release from the Visitors Bureau.

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      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    20. Awards acknowledge hospitality staff

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 21 2013)

      Awards acknowledge hospitality staff

      "If they're greeted with a great smile, and the person's welcoming and friendly, that goes a long way.  They're going to feel good about their experience.  They’re going to go back and tell others what a great experience they had,” Mary Kay Wydra of the Great Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greenfield   Holyoke

    21. WMass tourism promoted in trip to PA

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 21 2013)

      WMass tourism promoted in trip to PA

      Representatives from the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau boarded a bus at the Eastern States Exposition Tuesday morning, to begin a “trade mission” to Pennsylvania.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Six Flags New England   Springfield

    22. Springfield Museums wins national accreditation from American Alliance of Museums

      Explore masslive.com (May 14 2013)

      Springfield Museums wins national accreditation from American Alliance of Museums

      The Springfield Museums consortium joined the ranks of the most prestigious in the country by recently earning national accreditation through the American Alliance of Museums, officials announced on Tuesday. Longtime private donors, elected officials and museums staff and board members joined in a celebratory announcement at The Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. The consortium of five museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden will now be among a scant 6 percent of national museums to receive the accreditation.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Museum of Springfield History

    23. Yankee Candle rekindles its Man Candles line by adding bacon and popcorn fragrances - Boston Business Journal

      Explore The Business Journals (May 14 2013)

      Yankee Candle rekindles its Man Candles line by adding bacon and popcorn fragrances - Boston Business Journal

      It also turned out to be a brilliant strategy for boosting revenue. Sure, Yankee Candle received plenty of ribbing for fragrances like “First Down,” “2x4” and “Riding Mower.” (Jimmy Fallon even asked, on his late night show, when we could expect to see a “10 PM Nacho Breeze” flavor.) But the line of four Man Candles was responsible for 10 percent of all sales volume in Yankee Candle’s stores for the stretch from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day last year, according to spokeswoman Karen Woods, much more than the Deerfield-based company’s executives had imagined. “Man Town ...

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      Mentions:   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    24. The 2013 Restaurant Guide | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (May 10 2013)

      The 2013 Restaurant Guide | BusinessWest

      While all restaurants are destinations in many respects, some locations are unique, not just for the food prepared in the kitchen, but because of the rich history of the setting in question. For this special section, the 2013 Restaurant Guide, we venture to three establishments that could truly be called landmarks.

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