1. Articles in category: Tourism

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    1. Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes enthralls crowd with stories from UCLA and the Lakers

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      Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes enthralls crowd with stories from UCLA and the Lakers

      Those heady times have earned Wilkes a plaque in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame where he will be enshrined with the class of 2012 in September.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    2. The Great New England Airshow Preview

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Aug 1 2012)

      The Great New England Airshow Preview

      Westover Air Reserve Base will host an Open House and the next edition of the the Great New England Air Show on August 4th & 5th, 2012. Gates Open at 8:30am, includes free parking and admission.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    3. Great New England Air Show preview to be offered at breakfast at Westover Air Reserve Base

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      Great New England Air Show preview to be offered at breakfast at Westover Air Reserve Base

      Hundreds of people will get a preview to the U.S. Army’s elite paratrooper team, stunt pilots and other acts that will be featured in the Great New England Air Show.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    4. Tina D'Agostino named permanent head of CityStage and Symphony Hall in Springfield | masslive

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      Tina D'Agostino named permanent head of CityStage and Symphony Hall in Springfield | masslive

      Tina M. D’Agostino has been named president of Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp., the nonprofit arts organization that manages CityStage and Symphony Hall.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Symphony Orchestra   Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp.

    5. Local bands give boost to Stearns Square concert series

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      Local bands give boost to Stearns Square concert series

      For the first time in its storied existence, the Stearns Square concert series includes opening performances by local bands. Just before Roomful of Blues takes the stage on Thursday night, the Pittsfield-based Tony Lee Thomas Band will perform an opening set.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    6. Pioneer Valley Hotel Group president Shardool Parmar plans $1 million conference center in Hadley

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      Pioneer Valley Hotel Group president Shardool Parmar plans $1 million conference center in Hadley

      The conference center will be able to accommodate up to 300 people.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Amherst   Northampton

    7. For North Carolina artist Patrick T. Dougherty, massive sculpture in caddywompus style at Springfield's Quadrangle is 'stick-y' business

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      For North Carolina artist Patrick T. Dougherty, massive sculpture in caddywompus style at Springfield's Quadrangle is 'stick-y' business

      Construction on his 238th massive sculpture continues at the Quadrangle grounds through Friday. It will remain on display for a year, erected in the area where the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden – and its Lorax character which “speak(s) for the trees” – is located.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   MassMutual   Springfield

    8. Raising Their Game | BusinessWest

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      Raising Their Game | BusinessWest

      The current visitorship, less than half those original estimates, provides revenues totaling roughly 20% of the Hall’s annual budget, much less than originally projected, said Doleva, adding that this simple math, combined with the albatross-like mortgage and construction costs that were $1 million over budget, has left the Hall in need of solid revenue sources. It has found one in a growing number of events staged at its various facilities, which include Center Court, an auditorium, and several meeting facilities. They now book 175 to 200 events annually.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    9. Goodguys car show on Big E grounds features more than 1,000 hot rods and custom cars

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      Goodguys car show on Big E grounds features more than 1,000 hot rods and custom cars

      “We’ve had a good experience and plan on holding it here again next year,” said Brandon Flannery, a feature editor for Goodguys magazine and an organizer for the event.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    10. Stearns Square Summer Concert Series returns with new acts, old favorites

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      Stearns Square Summer Concert Series returns with new acts, old favorites

      “It has been amazing to watch the series evolve over the years,” Weppler said. “But I am often left nostalgic over the first couple of years. This started as an opportunity for the Springfield Business Improvement District to show off downtown, the unique buildings, open spaces, and of course, the restaurants. The collaboration really created a long standing summer tradition. It is something I am proud to be a part of. Over the last twelve years, many businesses and political leaders have changed, but the concerts kept happening.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Springfield Business Improvement District

    11. Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals come to Western MAssachusetts

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      Grundy Worldwide Insurance East Coast Nationals come to Western MAssachusetts

      “We’re excited to bring one of our events to the Eastern States Exposition Center,” said Harry Daviess, events director for Goodguys. “The northeast has long been a hot bed for custom car activity and enthusiasts. The East Coast Nationals gives automobile enthusiasts and hot rodders from all over the Northeast a place to gather to show and celebrate vintage American cars.”

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      Mentions:   Eastern States Exposition

    12. Howdy winners recognized for great customer service

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      Howdy winners recognized for great customer service

      A committee of tourism professionals from outside the region selected the eight winners from among 45 finalists who were honored at a reception in April. The finalists were selected by the convention bureau’s Howdy Awards Committee from more than 430 nominations among seven categories

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Holyoke

    13. Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 15 2012)

      Howdy awards honor hospitality industry

      “Tourism is a billion dollar industry and we have so much to offer and these employees are the ones who make people so comfortable when they visit western Massachusetts,” Chairman Michael Hurwitz told 22News.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Eastern States Exposition

    14. Tourism leaders in Massachusetts mark economic importance of industry

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      Tourism leaders in Massachusetts mark economic importance of industry

      Tourism is the state's third largest employer and is responsible for $15.5 billion in direct expenditures each year in the state, Wall said. A total of 20 million tourists visit Massachusetts each year including 2 million from overseas. New York sends the most people to Massachusetts while Canada and England are the top two foreign countries with visitors to the state.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   West Springfield   Springfield

    15. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield College join to give Dunbar center new backboards

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      Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield College join to give Dunbar center new backboards

      “The Dunbar Center is an important resource for the Springfield community, and we are pleased to be a part of this celebration,” said Flynn. “Springfield College maintains very close ties with both the YMCA movement and the basketball hall of fame. We believe that both of these fine organizations are guided by principles and values that are absolutely consistent with the mission of Springfield College - educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield College   Baystate Health   Springfield

    16. Springfield's Hoop City Jazz Festival cancels 2012 concerts, but promises to be back in 2013 and beyond

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      Springfield's Hoop City Jazz Festival cancels 2012 concerts, but promises to be back in 2013 and beyond

      The Hampden Bank Hoop City Jazz & Arts Festival will not happen this year, according to a news release issued Monday by primary sponsor Hampden Bank.
      Organizers promised a much better, and expanded festival with a new location in 2013.


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      Mentions:   Springfield   Hampden Bank

    17. Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau names Howdy finalists

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      Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau names Howdy finalists

      The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the finalists for the 2012 Howdy Awards. The awards program, now in its 17th year, was to recognize front-line employees in the hospitality industry for providing outstanding service to their guests and customers.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    18. Dartmouth College names medical school after Dr. Seuss and wife: Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine

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      Dartmouth College names medical school after Dr. Seuss and wife: Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine

      Dartmouth College announced Wednesday that its medical school will be known from now on as the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine.  Theodor Seuss Geisel was Dr. Seuss’ real name. He was born in Springfield in 1904 and died in California in 1991.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    19. Springfield Falcons make $6 million impact on local economy annually

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      Springfield Falcons make $6 million impact on local economy annually

      Between Falcons players and coaches, visiting teams, officials and team employees, the organization has a major impact on the region's economy.

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      Mentions:   Springfield Falcons   Springfield

    20. Original Western Mass. Home & Garden opens at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield

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      Original Western Mass. Home & Garden opens at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield

      More than 20,000 visitors are expected at the show this weekend, said Bradford L. Campbell, executive director of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Western Massachusetts which sponsors and organizes the annual show.  Campbell also expects 350 exhibitors spread out offer two buildings at the Eastern States Exposition Grounds touting everything from $500,000 homes to rubber sieves for kitchen-sink drains. That’s about the same number of exhibitors as last year.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Eastern States Exposition

    21. MAAC pleased with first year of conference tournament in Springfield

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      MAAC pleased with first year of conference tournament in Springfield

      This was the first year of a three-year contract the MAAC has with the city to host its men’s and women’s championships, and the early returns are favorable.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Amherst

    22. MAAC basketball tournament fans expected to bring business to MassMutual Center and downtown Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 28 2012)

      MAAC basketball tournament fans expected to bring business to MassMutual Center and downtown Springfield

      The MAAC – it stands for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference – is bringing 20 teams – 10 women's and 10 men’s teams. A few of those teams have already committed to bringing cheerleaders, dance teams and pep bands, according to the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. The tourism bureau also estimates that up to 2,000 hotel and motel rooms will be booked over the five days from March 1 to March 5.

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      Mentions:   MassMutual   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    23. Six Flags New England in Agawam to open 'Goliath,' its 11th roller-coaster

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      Six Flags New England in Agawam to open 'Goliath,' its 11th roller-coaster

      “Six Flags New England is thrilled to announce the addition of ‘Goliath’ to our already amazing arsenal of rides,” John Winkler, president of the park, stated in a press release. “This ride delivers pure adrenaline from start to finish and solidifies our commitment to adding high volume fun for the entire family.”

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      Mentions:   Six Flags New England   The Republican

    24. Japanese consul general visits Springfield's George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum collection of Japanese art

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      Japanese consul general visits Springfield's George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum collection of Japanese art

      For Takeshi Hikihara, the Japanese consul general in Boston, the family name Miochin doesn’t just signify the long-ago makers of one of the six full suits of samurai armor on display at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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