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

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      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

    2. Howdy Awards finalists announced, awards honor hospitality excellence

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      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

    3. 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

    4. 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

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

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      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

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

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      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.

    7. The 2013 Restaurant Guide | BusinessWest

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      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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    8. Charlie Pompea, owner of Springfield Falcons, pumped for playoffs

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      Charlie Pompea, owner of Springfield Falcons, pumped for playoffs

      Charlie Pompea, the majority owner of the Springfield Falcons’ American Hockey League franchise, arrived in town Thursday, eager for some playoff hockey.  “I haven’t seen a playoff game since I watched the New Haven Blades when I was in college (at the University of New Haven). Am I excited to be here? You betcha,” he said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield Falcons

    9. Springfield Falcons, fans enjoy fantastic regular season as team heads to playoffs

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      Springfield Falcons, fans enjoy fantastic regular season as team heads to playoffs

      The Springfield Falcons are heading to the playoffs. Repeat after me: the Springfield Falcons are heading to the playoffs. This has been a fantastic, record-breaking year for your local professional hockey team. I am not going into all of the details. Having the second-most points in the 30-team American Hockey League sums it all up. Winning the Northeast Division by 20 points puts it all in perspective. This year has been something special. There have been too many wonderful team and individual achievements to list them all.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    10. Six Flags New England tests weather guarantee this year for entire company

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      Six Flags New England tests weather guarantee this year for entire company

      John Winkler, park president at Six Flags New England, says people generally will hesitate to visit the Six Flags park in Agawam if there’s any real chance of rain. So the park’s management has come up with a potential solution: a “weather guarantee” program.

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      Mentions:   Six Flags New England

    11. Dr. Westchesterson 'Rocks the 413' video tribute to Pioneer Valley restaurants debuts

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      Dr. Westchesterson 'Rocks the 413' video tribute to Pioneer Valley restaurants debuts

      The piece was commissioned by the visitors bureau, as a way of reaching out to a younger demographic. Michele Goldberg, director of marketing for the visitors bureau, told The Republican earlier this week that Dr. Westchesterson is a known brand in the region and a natural fit for the bureau's efforts to showcase it.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    12. Western Massachusetts Sports Commission introduced; will work to bring sports events to region

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      Western Massachusetts Sports Commission introduced; will work to bring sports events to region

      “We’re not trying to reinvent something. We’re just trying to make it the best we possibly can,” said John F. Heaps Jr., chairman of the new commission and president and chief executive officer of Florence Savings Bank.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    13. Convention and Visitors Bureau to announce new sports initiative

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      Convention and Visitors Bureau to announce new sports initiative

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a press conference on Thursday at the MassMutual Center to announce the formation of a new division focused on sports. Also expected to be announced is who will be on the commission and who will lead it. The initiative aims to bring all four counties of Western Massachusetts together to attract sporting events and sports-related business to the region.

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    14. Dr. Westchesterson is back, this time rapping for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor's Bureau | masslive.com

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      Dr. Westchesterson is back, this time rapping for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor's Bureau | masslive.com

      The good doctor, known for this old-school hip hop odes to the region '413' and '(I'm from) Western Mass.' has partnered with the the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (G a new video release focusing on dining and nightlife in the Pioneer Valley.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Mary Kay Wydra

    15. Louisville coach Rick Pitino among seven elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

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      Louisville coach Rick Pitino among seven elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

      Rick Pitino got the phone call of a lifetime and an incredible text at the same time.  Wednesday, John Doleva, the president of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, called seven people to tell them they’d be in its Class of 2013. Joining Pitino in the class of 2013, announced Monday, are former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis, former University of Virginia star Dawn Staley.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    16. Springfield bidding to host NCAA women's basketball tournament regional for 2014

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      Springfield bidding to host NCAA women's basketball tournament regional for 2014

      The MassMutual Center along with the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau have put in a bid to host an NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Regional in 2014, a move that could bring the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team here twice in a four-month span. A successful bid would bring three Division I college basketball events to the downtown area between December and April.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    17. Second year of MAAC championships in Springfield a success, but not with local fans

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      Second year of MAAC championships in Springfield a success, but not with local fans

      The MAAC signed a three-year contract with the MassMutual Center to host the tournament, an agreement that will be reviewed over the coming months. If the MAAC wants to return, and if the MassMutual Center and local organizers want to continue the partnership, the two sides will work out a deal by the end of the year.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    18. Dr. Seuss' 109th birthday celebration to be held at Classical Condominiums in Springfield

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      Dr. Seuss' 109th birthday celebration to be held at Classical Condominiums in Springfield

      Saturday will mark what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday. To celebrate the anniversary of the birth of one of Springfield's most famous native sons, the nonprofit group Historic Classical will honor his memory with a program of speakers and an exhibit of Seuss-related artifacts. It comes at the same time the Springfield Museums, home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Garden, plans a daylong celebration of all things Seuss.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    19. MAAC organizing committee details hospitality plans for upcoming championships

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      MAAC organizing committee details hospitality plans for upcoming championships

      This year for its men’s and women’s basketball championships March 7-11 at the MassMutual Center, the MAAC organizing committee is encouraging fans to try and visit all the host restaurants. “This year, it’s really to encourage all the fans and guests to move around and see as many establishments as they can downtown,” Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hospitality services coordinator Taryn Siciliano said. “There’s such a variety, especially with the nine participating restaurants, and we really wanted to showcase that.”

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    20. MAAC Championship planning delves into the smallest details | masslive.com

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      MAAC Championship planning delves into the smallest details | masslive.com

      The MAAC staff along with staff members of the MassMutual Center, representatives of the Greater Springfield Convention & Vistors Bureau and executives of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame plotted, planned and prepared to make the second year of the championships better than the first.

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    21. Howdy Awards nominees sought by Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

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      Howdy Awards nominees sought by Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping to get more nominations for its annual Howdy Awards before the March 1 deadline.  The 18th Annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence won’t be until May. But the visitors bureau is looking for nominations now, according to a news release.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    22. Tourist attractions draw visitors to Western Massachusetts

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      Tourist attractions draw visitors to Western Massachusetts

      he Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has encouraged such trips, and though each year there has been a small increase in visitation from outside the region, consumers are still concerned about their discretionary income, and travel patterns have not returned to pre-2008 levels in many parts of the tourism economy, Wydra said. “Staycations are still a popular option for many families.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    23. Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open

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      Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open

      It's easy to put someone up for a "Howdy," Chambers says. All that's necessary is a quick trip to the Bureau's website, valleyvisitor.com; a click on the "Howdy" logo on the homepage; and a few moments to fill out an online form that describes why a particular nominee deserves a "Howdy."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    24. Big Y's D'Amour family, retired UConn coach Jim Calhoun to be honored for service by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Rotary Club

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      The D'Amour family has championed southern New England's only family-owned supermarket chain, Big Y, to service the community for more than 75 years. "In addition to running great supermarkets, education has played a very important role for them," the hall of fame and the Rotary Club said in a joint press release announcing the award recipients.

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      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   Big Y Foods   Springfield

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